A diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease can be frightening but, as with most health challenges, the right kind of exercise program can help alleviate and, in some cases reverse, symptoms. Cornerstone Clubs' Parkinson's Program includes two classes with great track records. PWR! Move and Rock Steady Boxing have been proven to greatly improve the symptoms associated with Parkinson's and, thus, overall quality of life.
PWR! Moves - founded by Dr. Becky Farley, a neuroscientist and Parkinson’s exercise specialist, is a Parkinson’s specific exercise approach that directly targets four foundational movements to counteract the primary deficits shown by research to interfere with everyday mobility. The class structure can adapt to different needs of the participants and can progress. PWR!Moves is a Parkinson’s exercise revolution designed to improve movement at all levels.
Rock Steady Boxing - founded by Greg Newman after his diagnosis when he was around 40 years old, is based on the principle of “forced intense” exercise. The idea of “fighting back” in this non-contact, boxing workout, goes farther than the physical benefits anyone can gain from training like a boxer (improved agility, balance, strength, mobility, stamina); it creates a sense of community within an experience that is a whole lot of fun. No boxing experience is required.