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  • Muhammad Ali – Political, Powerful and Charismatic – Died of Parkinson’s Year Ago Today
    When he refused to be inducted into the armed forces during the Vietnam War, the state boxing commission suspended him ... By then, the early effects of Parkinson's disease on Ali's body were clearly evident in his slurred speech. As he grew increasingly ... read more
    Source: Bing News (Boxing)Published on 2017-06-02
  • Photos: Dan Rafael’s Muhammad Ali memorabilia collection
    Ali, Frazier dual-signed glove "This was a fantastic gift from my in-laws: a glove signed by Ali and Frazier, who formed boxing's greatest rivalry. One thing collectors know about Ali autographs is that as his Parkinson's disease progressed, he signed ... read more
    Source: Bing News (Boxing)Published on 2017-06-02
  • Local Boxing Program Helps Those Suffering From Parkinson’s Disease
    Kinny Spotwood has made some knockouts in the ring, now his aim is to make a knockout helping people cope with Parkinson's disease. It all started when he was up late watching TV one night. “There was a story on Parkinson's boxing,” he said. “I ... read more
    Source: Bing News (Boxing)Published on 2017-06-01
  • Rock Steady Boxing coming to Carroll County
    At its Timonium facility, the nonprofit Rock Steady Boxing Baltimore has long offered boxing exercise classes that spokesman Larry Zarzecki believes help reduce symptoms of Parkinson's disease, such as essential tremor. But he has always wanted to ... read more
    Source: Bing News (Boxing)Published on 2017-06-01
  • Parkinson’s Awareness Has Grown Since Muhammad Ali’s Death
    And while 90 percent said they most remember Ali for his boxing career, more than 60 percent recall the dignity and grace with which he battled Parkinson's disease over the last three decades of his remarkable life. Ali, then 42, was diagnosed in 1984 with ... read more
    Source: Bing News (Boxing)Published on 2017-05-31
  • Parkinson’s patients discover therapy at Huntsville boxing gym
    A group in Huntsville is helping fight back against the Parkinson’s disease - one punch at a time. At first glance, Rock Steady Boxing looks and sounds just like any other work out class. However, these classes are anything but ordinary. Rock Steady ... read more
    Source: Bing News (Boxing)Published on 2017-05-30
  • Rock Steady Boxing in Carson City names its May Boxer of the Month
    Rock Steady Boxing of Northern Nevada, an exercise program designed to help those suffering from Parkinson's Disease, has announced its Boxer of the Month. Rick Gutierrez was named Boxer of the Month for May 2017. Below is his story: "I was diagnosed with ... read more
    Source: Bing News (Boxing)Published on 2017-05-30
  • Rock Steady boxing program improving symptoms of Parkinson’s patients
    Rock Steady Boxing instructor Angie Ruccio holds mitts for Parkinson's boxer. (Alys Martinez photo) Rock Steady Boxing instructor Angie Ruccio holds mitts for Parkinson's boxer. (Alys Martinez photo) SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Less than a year after putting ... read more
    Source: Bing News (Boxing)Published on 2017-05-30
  • Knocking out Parkinson’s: Rock Steady boxing program improving symptoms of Parkinson’s patients
    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - In less than a year, Parkinson's patients are starting to see bonafide results from the "Rock Steady" Boxing program offered at Paragon Academy in Santa Barbara. We profiled the class in July, 2016 and promised we'd come back in ... read more
    Source: Bing News (Boxing)Published on 2017-05-30
  • Fitness class fights Parkinson’s disease
    Their focus is to provide, like the name states, adaptive fitness at any level. Officials said that non-contact boxing trains people with Parkinson's to be more physically able in hopes to live independently. The owner of the center said he has seen an ... read more
    Source: Bing News (Boxing)Published on 2017-05-27
  • Throwing Parkinson’s a knockout punch
    He developed Parkinson's disease three years after retiring and is still inspiring those who live with the disease each day. When you enter an unassuming building on State Road 933 in South Bend, Indiana named Rock Steady Boxing, you might expect to see ... read more
    Source: Bing News (Boxing)Published on 2017-05-25
  • Our View: Taking the fight to Parkinson’s
    Phillips YMCA showed off its most recent innovation in its decade-long program to help local residents who suffer from Parkinson's Disease. In addition to its other classes, The Y now offers no-contact boxing as a treatment designed to slow the advance of ... read more
    Source: Bing News (Boxing)Published on 2017-05-25
  • Exercise is medicine
    Area residents who suffer from Parkinson's disease have a new way to fight their symptoms, which include tremors, muscle rigidity, loss of balance and slow body movements. Boxing has produced amazing results. Other types of "forced exercise" -- it means ... read more
    Source: Bing News (Boxing)Published on 2017-05-24
  • Rock Steady Boxing: Throwing Parkinson’s a knockout punch
    Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. When we hear those words, they immediately remind us of Muhammad Ali, one of the greatest boxers of all time. He developed Parkinson's disease three years after retiring and is still inspiring those who live with ... read more
    Source: Bing News (Boxing)Published on 2017-05-24
  • YMCA Parkinson’s program packing punch
    The non-contact boxing class will be the first of its kind in Mississippi geared towards Parkinson's patients starting in September. Photo by: Deanna Robinson/Dispatch Staff YMCA Christian Missions Director Stephanie Gibson speaks about Parkinson's ... read more
    Source: Bing News (Boxing)Published on 2017-05-24
  • Workout of the Week: Rock Steady Boxing
    "I was diagnosed at 32." Molander decided back then that Parkinson's Disease would not define her. "I just live my life the way I did." That includes remaining active. She shows up for Rock Steady Boxing at Title Boxing three times a week. "We work a lot ... read more
    Source: Bing News (Boxing)Published on 2017-05-23
  • New business: Rock Steady Boxing punches out Parkinson’s
    A new studio featuring a unique exercising program for individuals with Parkinson's Disease called Rock Steady Boxing opened at the Inn on Westport in Sioux Falls on Thursday. The 770-square-foot studio offers two different level classes based on how ... read more
    Source: Bing News (Boxing)Published on 2017-05-22
  • Throwing a punch at Parkinson’s
    Boxing is proving a promising therapy for people with Parkinson's disease, says the charity Parkinson's UK which has set up classes in Bristol. ... read more
    Source: Bing News (Boxing)Published on 2017-05-20
  • Fighting the symptoms of Parkinson’s in the boxing ring
    An unlikely new therapy is being used to help people with Parkinson's disease, in the form of boxing classes. One of the greatest fighters of all time, Muhammad Ali, had Parkinson's. Over the years, that's led experts to believe that concussion and severe ... read more
    Source: Bing News (Boxing)Published on 2017-05-20
  • Rock Steady: In the ring with Parkinson’s disease
    Everybody does what they can do.” Shelton, who is 70 years old, provides encouraging words considering the uniqueness of this particular boxing class. It’s specifically for people battling Parkinson’s disease. “The thing about this class is that it ... read more
    Source: Bing News (Boxing)Published on 2017-05-19
  • New program aims to help Michiganders with Parkinson’s disease
    Fox. More than 35,000 people in Michigan are living with Parkinson’s. A new program that aims to delay the disease has now launched in Michigan, and it needs help from the community to keep it afloat. The Troy Boxing Program, which works with those ... read more
    Source: Bing News (Boxing)Published on 2017-05-19
  • Photos: Rock Steady Boxing grand opening
    Rock Steady Boxing is a boxing exercise program adapted for people with Parkinson's disease. Kroeger has been attending the class three days a week since the class started in April. "If I didn't do exercises of some sort, I'd be in a wheelchair," Kroeger said. ... read more
    Source: Bing News (Boxing)Published on 2017-05-18
  • Boxing program provides shot at better life
    This is Rock Steady Boxing. Rock Steady Boxing, or RSB, is a "non-contact boxing-inspired fitness routine" designed for people who suffer from Parkinson's Disease. The program has been proven to slow the symptoms and improve quality of life. "This is our ... read more
    Source: Bing News (Boxing)Published on 2017-05-17
  • Rock Steady Boxing Helping People With Parkinson’s
    It's no surprise to find a boxing class at the YMCA. What might surprise you, however, is finding one devoted specifically to helping people with Parkinson's disease. Rock Steady Boxing was created to do just that. The class, which started in Indianapolis ... read more
    Source: Bing News (Boxing)Published on 2017-05-16
  • Knocking out Parkinson’s Disease
    While many of the treatments for the disorder consist of hard-to-pronounce medications, adults at one Helena gym have a new therapy that includes lacing up boxing gloves. For Jen Buszka, the idea of treating Parkinson’s Disease with a high-intensity ... read more
    Source: Bing News (Boxing)Published on 2017-05-15
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