Tony Foster

Hard work and exercise were a normal part of Tony Foster’s routine. Running and physically demanding job enabled him to stay fit for most of his adult life. Then, at a relatively early age, he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. “The sickness definitely slowed me down.” He admits. But joining the Advocate Bromenn Health and Fitness Center, participating in the Rock Steady boxing class, and following his personal exercise prescription have made a huge difference in his health and perspective. “It’s been a Godsend, really,” he says. “I was working out at home, but it’s not the same as having people around you, supporting and encouraging you, as well as having the medical aspect that pays attention to personal needs and what you can and can’t do.” The Rock Steady class has helped with his strength and balance and he’s even running again. “The class is great it’s not a support group, but we encourage each other and help pick each other up. It’s the best experience I’ve ever had.”