Parkinson’s Exercises in Melbourne
Established in 2006, ROCK STEADY BOXING, helps people with Parkinson’s enhance their daily life quality! Rock Steady Boxing at Advance Fitness Melbourne, INC. opened in April of 2018 under the ownership of Janice Moia Physical Therapist Assistant. We deliver highly effective classes to fight back against this disease. We are opened in the gym for nine classes a week.
In June of 2023 we became a non profit orgainization. In the upcoming new year of 2024 we will be offering Balance and Stretching classes, along with PWR (Parkinson's Wellness Recovery) classes. We will begin offering actitivity days where we will have ping pong, bingo and other activities planned.
About Rock Steady Boxing at Advance Fitness Melbourne
We are learning every day that there are ways in which people with Parkinson’s disease can enhance their daily quality of life and even build impressive power, strength, flexibility and speed! By exercising with knowledgable coaches who know the ropes, you can fight your way out of the corner and start to feel and function better. Boxing works by moving your body in all planes of motion, which is something we do in our normal daily activities of life everyday. While non-contact boxing is a large part of what we offer, these classes are also designed to improve postural instability, balance, slowness of movement, stiffness, shuffling of gait, and overall strength training through a circuit of activites. It has been proven that anyone, at any level of Parkinson’s, can actually lessen their symptoms and lead a healthier/happier life. If you are in a wheelchair or newly diagnosed and highly active we have a place for you! Call us today!
Monday - Friday 8:30 - 4:30
In Gym Rock Steady Classes Monday, Wednesday, Friday
10:15 12:45 2:30
Tai Chi Thursday's 11:00-12:00
Dance S.T.E.P.S. Skills to Ease Parkinson's Symptoms
2nd Tuesday and 4th Thursday of every month 2:15 also availble on Zoom
PD Support Group every Wednesday 9:30- 10:15
Care Partner Support Group 4th Thursday of every month 10:00
ROCK STEADY BOXING AT ADVANCE FITNESS MELBOURNE, brings HOPE in your corner..
A Wide Range of Activities
With years of experience, ROCK STEADY BOXING AT ADVANCE FITNESS MELBOURNE is committed to helping you slow down and fight Parkinson’s symptoms!
Our programs offer a variety of activities:
- Balance exercises
- Big exercises
- Dexderity, hand eye coordination
- Strengthening Exercises
Taking a personalized approach, our friendly team will discuss your symptoms and tailor the appropriate programs for you. All fitness levels and stages of Parkinson’s from beginner to advanced are addressed!
We have opporutunities for all levels of actitivity, created specifically for improving your Activities of Daily Life.
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Friendly and Knowledgeable Team
Here at ROCK STEADY BOXING AT ADVANCE FITNESS MELBOURNE, we have created a personalized and warm environment for Parkinson’s patients to achieve optimal fitness and health! We deliver classes that have been designed using the most current research available regarding Parkinson’s.
Our friendly and knowledgeable team ensures you receive the appropriate level and intensity of exercises. Your safety and health are our priority.
Our Head Coach and owner Janice Moia, is a physical therapist assistant with over 20 years experience working with people with Parkinson's Disease. She is also a Certified Parkinson's Disease Exercise Specialist. She was a caretaker to her father who lost his battle against the disease in 2002. Janice brings her expertise and compassion to each and every class making it challanging and fun at the same time! No two classes are exactly alike which keeps these fighters on thier toes!
Our Coaches, Assistant Head Coach Jessica Esbensen, Ashlee Fournier, Faith Glionna, Renee Hubert, Gia Nichols and Bernie Heath. We also have two coaches who are fighting the battle themselves Dan Fournier and Michelle Mazur. We have lots of volunteers and "cornermen" who are there in all classes to assit with the fighters to ensure everyone is safe and peforming at their best.
Please note that all programs are modified based on each person’s abilities. Get in touch!
No Boxing experience Necessary
Why Choose Us?
We have over 20 years of experience of Physical Therapy
We offer classes for all levels of Parkinson's Disease
Our trainers are highly skilled and knowledgeable
We design programs specifically for Parkinson's symptoms