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Rock Steady Boxing benefits people with Parkinson's

FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Parkinson’s Support Group’s next meeting is Friday, Feb. 24, 10 a.m. to noon, at the Fallbrook Regional Health and Wellness Center, 1636 E. Mission Road.

The guest speakers will be Amanda and Stephen Fritscher of West Coast Fitness who will talk about Rock Steady Boxing.

West Coast Training Center was created in order to serve people through health and fitness. Its mission was to heal and help people mentally, physically and spiritually.

Amanda Fritscher said, “In order to achieve optimal physical results you must build yourself mentally and physically first. I believe I was called into this world to give people the power to believe in themselves. The power to push their limits...The power to heal and gain the best state of mind.”

Her husband is a lead coach and trainer. Stephen Fritscher said, “Training is more than just counting reps and recommending the best protein supplement. In my own experiences, training has been my outlet, my meditation, my purpose and my mission. My goal has always been to not only help people improve their health and performance but to expose them to lessons that training naturally imposes.”

Rock Steady Boxing is the soul of our gym, Stephen said, “It was created to help those with Parkinson’s to fight their disease by providing non-contact boxing-style fitness programs that improve their quality-of-life and sense of efficacy and self-worth. Recent studies also suggest that intense exercise programs may be “neuro-protective,” actually working to delay the progression of symptoms.

“RSB provides encouragement through a “tough love” approach, inspiring maximum effort, speed, strength, balance and flexibility. Boxing works by moving your body in all planes of motion while continuously changing the routing as you progress through the workout. RSB classes have proven that anyone, at any level of Parkinson’s, can actually lessen their symptoms and lead to a healthier/happier life.”

A study conducted by Dr. Stephanie Combs-Miller and colleagues from the University of Indianapolis specially studied participants is the Rock Steady (RSB) program –

In addition to the speaker presentation, breakout groups held for a time of sharing, coffee and refreshments will follow the program.

This meeting is held in support of persons with Parkinson's disease, care partners and people interested in improving the world of those affected by Parkinson’s disease.

For more information, call Irene, 760-731-0171 or Lorie, 760-453-3045 or email [email protected].

Submitted by the Fallbrook Parkinson's Support Group.


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