April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month. This year, we want everyone to take action to impact the future of Parkinson’s disease (PD). Whether that means learning how to navigate your own future with Parkinson’s or helping us create a world without PD, together we can make a difference.
Carle Health & Fitness Center helps those with Parkinson’s navigate their futures through our Rock Steady Boxing Program. These classes have proven that anyone, at any level of Parkinson’s, can lessen their symptoms and lead a healthier/happier life. Learn more about Rock Steady Boxing.

Parkinson’s Awareness Month – Calendar of Events

All Month:

Rock Steady Boxing Non-Members will receive FREE access to Carle Health & Fitness Center all month longTake a dip in the warm water pool or relax in the sauna, join a yoga class or take a leisurely walk on the indoor track. You’ll have full access to all the Center’s amenities. Want to learn more about the Center or discuss a workout routine that will work for you? Email Jenna at jsouhrada@iwp-llc.com to set up a time to chat. Already a member? We got you! Come get a FREE Rock Steady Boxing T-shirt!

Week 1: FREE Friend & Family Week

Bring a friend or family member with you to class from April 4th – April 8th. For access to the facility please stop by the member service desk to complete a liability waiver.

Week 2: World Parkinson’s Day Celebration

Join us on World Parkinson’s Day (Monday, April 11th) for some treats and a celebration in RSB. We’ll also be participating in the national Sit to Stand Challenge with a goal of 1,000,000 sit-to-stands!

Week 3: Punches for Parkinson’s Challenge

We’ll be counting punches, sharing info on social media and more as part of this national RSB challenge.

Week 4: Parkinson’s Presentation

Stay tuned! More information coming soon!

Did you know? Research from the Parkinson’s Outcomes Project found that people with Parkinson’s who engaged in at least 2.5 hours of exercise a week had a better quality of life than those who didn’t exercise at all or started exercising later. Awareness helps more people take control of their #FutureOfPD.