Next stop #WPC2016…with your help!

The World Parkinson’s Congress, a global event, is coming in September to Portland, just hours away from Seattle. It is, hands down, one of my best opportunities to learn about Parkinson’s via networking and workshops, including a one-day workshop at the noted OHSU Brain Institute. The conference is an unmatched opportunity to continue to educate…

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Are you going to #WPC2016?

Message me if you are: I would love to create some Rock Steady Boxing Seattle meetups for our fighters and friends, including, possibly, some workouts for anyone who’s been through an assessment, even if you haven’t gotten started! Sign up for your assessment here if you want to be part of the fun!

Help us help PwPs!

The World Parkinson’s Congress, a global event, is coming in September to Portland, just hours away from Seattle. But we still need to cover tuition, travel expenses and food, plus the cost of coaches to continue our program when we’re away. Donate to send us to the World Parkinson’s Congress! Fred, Suzanne, Cris, Dennis, Julie…

Bags + more bags

It’s (demo) time!

Would-be fighters have two chances to try out our program in coming weeks! Tomorrow, we’re introducing women with PD to ways that the sweet science (boxing) can help them battle Parkinson’s. Did you know that some of our fighters see their symptoms disappear for days after a training session? Don’t you want to be one…

PD University

Our return to PD University

Don’t miss out on our encore appearance at the now-annual Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation’s PD University: A half-day symposium on May 12th, offering different ways to use exercise to manage your symptoms! Stop by our station to learn basic punch combos used in our classes. Visit the event page for more details and registration information!

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How we’re helping with the development of mPower

Karen Johanson, founder of Rock Steady Boxing Seattle and our umbrella organization Beat PD, was just selected as part of a core user feedback group that will assess mPower app features and serve as product testers. She is very excited to be part of the development of the very first app created with Apple’s new…

Females fighting Parkinson’s – a demo

Contemplating beating PD via exercise but haven’t found just the right option? Come to our women’s-only demo for a gentle introduction to our Rock Steady Boxing Seattle classes. The demo will take place on April 24th at 12 PM at our usual location – Elite BJJ Factoria, 13222 SE 30th St. #A-4, Bellevue, WA. Contact…

Sleep

Getting zzzzzs

Sleeping soundly is an experience that is lost to many people with Parkinson’s. But there are all-natural options – especially important when you’re already juggling bottles and bottles of meds. Dr. Sara Gottfried is a physician who has spent years exploring the impact of hormones on health, who has discovered lifestyle hacks – instead of…