Rock Steady Boxing at the Y

1 September 2016

The mission of Rock Steady Boxing is to empower people to fight back against Parkinson’s disease. The Princess Anne Family YMCA and Sentara Health have partnered to offer this amazing program to our members at no additional cost. The participants report gains in both physical health and in the elevated sense of belonging, with regard to the supportive community surrounding them. The class meets five times a week and has great attendance and participation. *Members are required to go through a screening process with a Clinical Exercise Specialist to ensure the program is right for them. 

A few facts about the program and Parkinson's disease:

  • Someone is diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease every 9 seconds.
  • It is estimated that there are 1.5 million people in the US with PD, and 1 out of 10 over the age of 55 will be diagnosed. 
  • Rock Steady is the first of its kind, non-contact boxing gym in the country dedicated to people with Parkinson’s disease.
  • Participants are men and women who range in age from late 30s to their early 90s.

Click here to read more about the program.

Programs to fight Parkinson's Disease available at the Princess Anne Family YMCA, Suffolk Family YMCA, Eastern Shore Family YMCA, and Blocker Norfolk Family YMCA.