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How boxing is helping some people with Parkinson's

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How boxing is helping some people with Parkinson's Video: How boxing is helping some people with Parkinson's
How boxing is helping some people with Parkinson's Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:39:20 +0000 How boxing is helping some people with Parkinson's How boxing is helping some people with Parkinson's KTVX ABC 4 Salt Lake City >> >> anchor: we were just talking about a unique exercise program adapted to people with par continue 1207bz disease. it's in lehi and riverton and opening soon in sandy. sherry is join - from rock steady. she is the director and tom say participant in the program. he want to start with you cher rivment tell us what rock steady boxing is all about. >> sure, rock steady boxing has been around for last 11 years. came to utah a year ago with the first club in lehi. we're a boxing fitness program. noncontct but designed to help people with pairng sons help people with their disorder i love that it's finally in utah after 11 years. what does it entail? what are you doing? >> we train our fiertz essentially as boxers that are getting ready to step into the ring. they don't fight one another. we do things like cardiotraining. some heavy bag work. we hit the mits with. they we do strength training and work on balance and a guilty. all the things that people need to work on with parkinsons. boxing training tend to work nicely with those things so that's what we do. that's my next question. how has it slowed parkinsons disease in the participants? how is it work something. >> in the past year we've seen amazing things. >> meterologist: had boxers that come in using canes and walkersers. don't think they could find those if they tried. >> really? >> they put them way and don't need them. we've had boxers that decrease their medications. boxers that tell thris stronger and have more endowr answer and vocalize louder. all the things that people struggle with with parkinsons we're making a difference. >> t- when were you diagnosed with park continue sons? >> eight years ago. how has this helped you? it helped me build up my core so i'm not concerned about tripg and falling over. that's the first question my can doctor asks how many times have you fallen? and parkinson son yowrks balance has to do with your core and sherry helps us. our core gets strong and gifsz hope for the future. >> were you skeptical at first? >> at first yes. but it d. i increase in the medication every month or few months. it hasn't increased at all for six months since i've been with legends. >> anchor: which exercise helps you the most? >> well, jump rope is kind of trsmght i first started and tried jump row. dy two swoops and that was it. i got up to three and now to 20 without stopping. >> anchor: so you're building. >> yes, have you to be patient. it comes along real slow but you notice it later on. you notice i can get off the coach without rolling off and using my hands and knees to stand iewp. >> anchor: this is incredible and his iew results aren't just unique to just him? >> everyone is different but certainly i have not seen a boxer that came through our doors that hasn't seen some improvement important to. they not everyone will jump row. tom could probably out bur he bee mee if he wanted to do. we dool levels of par continue sofnltz people in wheelchairs and people with walkers. we taylor our activities based on what they can do and help them get stronger. >> anchor: webltion you look happy? >> i a. happy to be alive. every day say good day. and this spafort. that i know everyone locations in lehi, riverton and soon in sandy and this is called rock stead divment go to our website for all the information. we'll link you to t. good for slash midday. go to the website. >> either legends boxing gym website or the rock stead by boxing.or gnchts put in your zip doe code and a find a program close tiewvment there are others in the state. we have one in lehi and one in riverton and

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