The Palms of Largo campus offers several programs that help individuals fight back against Parkinson’s disease, including the Tremble Clefs, Rock Steady Boxing, and support groups. We are grateful to offer these opportunities, which may benefit varying stages of Parkinson’s, lessen symptoms and lead to a healthier life.
The Palms of Largo offers Rock Steady Boxing classes, an affiliate program of Rock Steady Boxing Inc., which enable individuals with Parkinson’s disease to fight their disease by providing non-contact boxing-style fitness programs that are designed to improve their quality of life, sense of efficacy and self-worth.
Recent studies also suggest that intense exercise programs may be “neuro-protective,” actually working to delay the progression of symptoms. Rock Steady Boxing provides encouragement by inspiring maximum effort, speed, strength, balance and flexibility. Boxing works by moving your body in all planes of motion while continuously changing the routine as you progress through the workout. Rock Steady Boxing classes may benefit anyone at any level of Parkinson’s and may lessen their symptoms and lead to a healthier, happier life.
Bev S., a boxer at Rock Steady Boxing at The Palms of Largo, has been participating for the past six years. Thanks to this program and the support group that comes along with it, Bev feels in control of her future, a feeling she did not get from her other treatment plans.
I get to come here, it's as if it's a family and everybody's having fun. We're laughing, working out, and helping each other.
Bev S., Boxer
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Rock Steady Boxing at The Palms of Largo offers different levels of in-person and virtual classes to accommodate varying degrees of Parkinson’s fitness.
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Call Rock Steady Boxing at 727-385-9881 to learn more about the program and the monthly membership fees.
Boxing classes are taught by Rock Steady Boxing Certified Coaches and include an exercise program that attacks Parkinson’s at its vulnerable neurological points. The program focuses on overall fitness, strength training, reaction time and balance, HIIT and circuit training. No boxing experience is necessary and people of all ages are invited to participate. Boxers, both male and female, range in age from mid-30s to early 90s. Boxing gloves are the only equipment needed.
The Tremble Clefs is a nationally recognized singing program for those with Parkinson’s disease. This group therapy program addresses voice symptoms, like breathing, volume, pitch, range, stretching, posture, rhythm and movement. We are excited to offer this opportunity at The Palms of Largo, complementing our current and robust Parkinson’s programming.
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Call Leah Einboden at 727-385-9881 for more information!