My incredible mother, Georgia Honeysett, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease (PD). She encouraged me to take my first training called PWR! Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery. In 2010 there were no other training programs within the Rock County area specifically designed to meet the needs of those with Parkinson’s. Since that time I have met a large number in the Parkinson’s community including their caregivers! They have become my family and enriching their lives through fitness has become my goal!
Becoming a Rock Steady Boxing Coach and Affiliate in two locations has been an exciting and rewarding adventure that I am so pleased to share with my PD family! On a side note my mother passed before I had the chance to get her into this exceptional program. I know she would have loved this experience! She is with me at every class I coach!
We are creating an extremely exciting and varied program of “Art for those with Parkinson’s”. The program will encourage individuals to enjoy the process of creating while overcoming symptoms of the disease. Art can awaken the imagination and stimulate the mind. Exercising your creative mind will also:
With the help of our participating artists and teachers we will offer our summer lineup of classes and display the “Art of Those with Parkinson’s”. Our first project is a “mask” – using a variety of art media to display their thoughts, their emotions, or just to have fun!
All art will be displayed at our 5th Annual Family Event, September 6, 2020. We are excited to see the outcome of the program and enjoy the individuality of our participants’ work! In addition, we hope to showcase the artwork at several other venues as a traveling display of our Faces of Parkinson’s!
A MESSAGE FROM CONNIE ON ROCK STEADY BOXING
Rock Steady Boxing fights against Parkinson’s using exercises adapted from boxing drills. At RSB Parkinson’s disease is the opponent. Exercises vary in purpose and form but share one common trait: they are rigorous and intended to extend the perceived capabilities of the participant. In class you will move your body in all planes of motion while continually changing the routine as you progress through the workout.
Join us at one of our two locations:
SOL Fitness - Janesville Tuesday & Thursday @ 1:00 PM
Big Hill Park - Beloit Tuesday & Thursday @ 5:30 PM
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Annual Parkinson's Family Event
Faces of Parkinson's Art
For five consecutive years during the month of September SOL Fitness has hosted the Annual Parkinson’s Family Event. Please join us for our BBQ Party on Sunday, September 6th at 12:30 PM at Big Hill Park - Beloit, WI. The park is south of Janesville just off Afton Road. As always the event is FREE for those with Parkinson's and their families/caregivers! For more information contact Connie Udell at (608) 302-7088.
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What to Expect in Class
The Rock Steady Boxing Mission
Rock Steady Boxing empowers people with Parkinson’s disease to fight back. It is the first boxing program of its kind in the country and was founded in 2006 by former Marion County (Indiana) Prosecutor, Scott C. Newman, who is living with Parkinson’s.
The Parkinson's Challenge
Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative movement disorder which can cause deterioration of motor skills, balance, speech and sensory function. The Parkinson ’s disease Foundation estimates there are more than 1 million people in the United States diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, and more than 60,000 people are diagnosed each year.
SOL Fitness Certification
Connie Udell and Doug Anderson have been certified in the Affiliate Certification Training (ACT). The program provides certification to teach the “Rock Steady Method” here in our local community and enabled us to join the Affiliate family, helping us lead the way in the fight against Parkinson’s disease.
The RSB Affiliate Certification Training program incorporates an overview of Parkinson’s disease and beginner boxing techniques. In addition it includes an online 15 Round Certification Training and a one-day, hands-on training in Parkinson’s classes at an authorized RSB Affiliate location. We learned how to conduct a class and scale for every ability level. You will always feel welcome and included in this fun and carefully managed non-contact boxing class.
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