FIGHTING BACK PARKINSON’S DISEASE
Rock Steady Boxing gives people with Parkinson’s disease hope through non-contact boxing-style fitness classes to improve quality of life.
Rock Steady Boxing classes are divided into levels based on each person’s unique Parkinson’s symptoms and overall level of fitness. We require all boxers to complete a one-on-one assessment with our coach to determine the class placement with the greatest benefit to them.
Monday: 1:00-2:30 p.m. (Level 3/4)
Monday: 3:30-5:00 p.m. (Level 1/2)
Wednesday: 3:30-5:00 p.m. (Level 1/2)
Thursdays: 1:30-3:00 p.m. (All, emphasis 3/4)
$35 for YMCA members
$60 for program members
One-time fee of $65 gets the participant an assessment, gloves and gels, a t-shirt plus 1/2 off your 1st month.
Meet your Coach: Jana Mentzer
Jana comes to Mason City YMCA with experience and passion for Rock Steady Boxing and what it can do to improve quality of life for those with Parkinson’s Disease. She grew up with Parkinson’s in the house, as her mom was diagnosed at 36 yrs old. At that time, there were limited options or guidance from doctors on the benefits of exercise programs for PD. Thankfully much has changed in the past 30 years! Doctors now urge people with PD to add an exercise program to maintain & increase strength, balance and cognitive capability. She has volunteered and coached in St. Louis, is a certified Rock Steady Boxing Coach and is certified by APDA’s PD Awareness Training for Fitness Professionals. She is thrilled to partner with the Mason City Family YMCA to bring this program to North Iowa!
Interested in volunteering or want more information? Call the front desk and leave a message for Jana or Jo!