As part of Parkinson's Awareness Month, Sweat Therapy Fitness hosts a “Rock Steady Boxing Open House.” The free community event educates individuals with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) and their supporters about the benefits of Rock Steady Boxing, a non-contact boxing-based fitness program designed to slow PD progression and improve quality of life. The Rock Steady Boxing Open House will be held at Sweat Therapy Fitness Sunday, April 29 from 2-4 p.m. and provides attendees the opportunity to: - Meet the four certified Rock Steady Boxing coaches currently leading workouts at Sweat Therapy Fitness - Discuss program benefits with current participants - Observe a Rock Steady Boxing demonstration - Learn about the Rock Steady Boxing fitness assessment - Socialize with others in the Parkinson’s community - Enjoy complimentary refreshments The “Rock Steady Boxing Method” was developed by Rock Steady Boxing, Inc., a nonprofit organization founded in Indianapolis. Adapted from training used by professional boxers, the program emphasizes gross motor movements, balance, core strength, and rhythm to slow the progression of Parkinson’s symptoms and improve the ability to perform activities of daily living. Rock Steady Boxing workouts at Sweat Therapy Fitness are designed for people with all stages of Parkinson’s Disease and participants range greatly in age and level of mobility. Some participants are able to jump rope, do crunches on the floor and similar activities, while others exercise seated or with the assistance of a “corner person,” as caregivers are called during Rock Steady Boxing workouts. Regardless of participants’ current level of activity or PD stage, vigorous exercise such as boxing has been proven to favorably impact range of motion, flexibility, posture, gait and mood. To RSVP to the Rock Steady Boxing Open House at Sweat Therapy Fitness, email Marketing Director Kathryn Wolter at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about Sweat Therapy Fitness and the Rock Steady Boxing program, visit sweattherapyfitness.com/specialty-program/rock-steady-boxing/ and rocksteadyboxing.org.