Rock Steady Boxing helps fight Parkinson’s Disease


VIDEO: ROCK Steady Boxing Warrington has officially opened, helping those who suffer from Parkinson’s Disease.

Rock Steady Boxing – which already has a branch in Widnes – has started a new active project to help local people living with Parkinson’s to get active in a fun and social way.
The non-contact boxing sessions are now running from 12.30pm to 3.30pm on l at Unit 6, Crown Street, Warrington, WA1 2AE.

It provides an opportunity for local people who live with Parkinson’s, their relatives and carers to try non-contact boxing in a relaxed and friendly environment.

The non-contact boxing promotes high-intensity workouts and can be of great benefit to people living with long term health conditions such as Parkinson’s. It not only targets many of the motor symptoms associated with the condition, but it can also have major benefits for mental wellbeing as well.

Owner Tommy O’Connor, who has been living with Parkinson’s Disease for a number of years. and his team help people to adapt to life, eliminating the commonly occurring negative self-talk or self–image that often accompanies a degenerative and currently incurable illness.

Many members have found the activity beneficial both physically and mentally, providing community support.

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Owner Tommy and one of his founding members Glenis

Participants don’t need prior experience of boxing and protective equipment is provided by staff at Rock Steady Boxing. Trained coaches are also on hand to help people make the most of their boxing experience and to build their confidence.

Michelle Fox, company secretary at Rock Steady Boxing, said: “We are delighted to have opened our new Parkinson’s boxing hub in Warrington which will allow more of our Parkinson’s superheroes in the North West to access our non-contact boxing classes.”

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