ROCK STEADY, FIGHT, FIGHT, FIGHT!
“I like to say, ‘I have Parkinson’s, but Parkinson’s doesn’t have me! I can say this because of Rock Steady’.” – Chuck, Rock Steady Shelby County boxer.
Even though Rock Steady classes can be hard and push you to do your best, responses are nothing short of the previous quote from one of our boxers. Throughout the time Rock Steady Boxing has been in Shelby County, our goal has stayed the same: to fight back against Parkinson’s disease. We want everyone to find success in the program and success can be defined differently by each and every participant. Whether your goal for class is to attain better balance, maintain muscle strength, or make every day activities easier to accomplish, our wonderful coaches, volunteers, and boxers are there for you every step of the way as you strive to reach those goals.
“We’re all in the same boat and we’re like a family here,” said one of our boxers, Butch. We often refer to our group as our “Rock Steady Family” and that is exactly what it is. It is a family in its own unique way. PD symptoms, setbacks, and progress are all things our boxers have in common and Rock Steady offers a way for those diagnosed with PD to gather and fight Parkinson’s together.
Rock Steady Boxing Shelby County is quickly approaching its two year anniversary and to celebrate, we are asking everyone to join us at our open house April 16th at the Briley Family Center, 643 Fair Ave. Refreshments will begin at 3:30 followed by a proclamation from Mayor Tom DeBaun and ending with a class taught by the head coaches at Rock Steady Indianapolis, where the program began. Whether you have Parkinson’s, know someone who does, or are just interested in the program and how it runs, stop by the open house and see what Rock Steady Boxing Shelby County is all about!
Shelby Senior Services offers a variety of opportunities to support active lifestyles for building strength.
Line Dancing: Join us on Thursday April 11th and April 25th from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. here at Shelby Senior Services. No cost.
Attention: Punch back against Parkinson’s! Rock Steady Boxing Shelby County is a non-contact exercise program designed for those with Parkinson’s. Each class helps to improve physical and mental health through boxing, exercises, and friendship. Stop by a class to see what it is all about!
If you have Parkinson’s and are interested in becoming a boxer with ROCK STEADY BOXING, please contact Liz Oeffinger at 317-398-0127 for more information. Classes meet every Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. and 4:15 p.m.; Thursdays at 3:00 p.m. and 4:15 p.m.; as well as Saturday at 9:00 a.m. (call for Saturday availability) at the Briley Family Center located at 643 Fair Avenue, Shelbyville.
Geri-Fit: Classes take place Tuesday afternoons at 1:00 pm. There’s no cost for this program, only healthy benefits and rewards! This is a chair exercise, strength training, and muscle building and maintaining class for seniors. This class helps prevent falls and reduces arthritic conditions. Please bring your water bottle and 2 lb. weights. Contact Liz Oeffinger if you are interested in joining the class or have any questions.
Yoga: Chair yoga Mondays at 12:30-1:00 p.m. Cost is $5; regular yoga Mondays at 1:00 p.m. Cost is $5. Class is led by certified instructor Jerrillee Lucas. Classes are helpful for balance, flexibility, and strength. Anyone is welcome to attend!
T’ai Chi Alumni: Thursdays at 11:00-11:30 a.m. No cost or reservation needed!
Walk with Ease: Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1:00 p.m. We will meet at the Parks Department Paul Cross Gym. When weather permits, we will be meeting at Blue River Memorial Park. Contact Liz at Shelby Senior Services to check location or with questions (317)398-0127. Bring awater bottle and your walking shoes!
T.O.P.S. – Taking Off Pounds Sensibly – Meets Tuesdays from 10-11 a.m. Have you thought about joining a weight loss program? Make 2019 your year towards a healthier lifestyle! Membership is $32 for the year and $5 per month. You first meeting is FREE!!! Come check it out and learn about healthy eating and exercise. This is a great group of people who are tons of fun. This is a chance to meet others who are on their weight loss journey!
Bowling: Fridays 12:30 p.m. at Blue River Bowl. Cost is $2 a game and $2.50 for shoe rental. Anyone is welcome!
Chair volleyball Join us and the Shelbyville Horizon Center’s back room at 2:30 p.m. on April 10th and 24th . This is a free event open to everyone! All you need to bring is yourself and a little bit of competition! Contact Liz with any questions at 317-398-0127.
Interested in joining a Zumba Gold class? We need at least three people per class and scheduling is flexible. Contact Liz Oeffinger at 317-398-0127 and request a class in the near future!
Parkinson’s Exercise and Support Group: This is a FREE event that meets at SportWorks at the Renovo Clinic on Wednesday April 10th and 24th at 2:00 p.m. Instructed by Lisa Coppetelli.
Where: Sports Works at ReNovo
Transportation services available through ShelbyGo. Must schedule your ride by calling 317-398-7614
Can You Help Us?
The agency offers blood pressure and blood sugar checks to seniors every Friday morning 8:30-9:30 a.m. Can you help administer those for us? Call 317-398-0127.