BPA provides funding and support to Parkinson’s Support Groups in Brevard County. In addition, we have the capability to provide funding to enable such things as respite care (for caregivers), transportation for those with Parkinson’s to fitness and Parkinson’s-related training. If you have a need, reach out to us via the “Contact Me” form on this page, email, or call us, we’ll work to meet your needs or direct you to an appropriate resource.
The value of exercise has been corroborated in several studies, including some at Lakehead University in Ontario and University of Utah in Salt Lake City. According to a Cleveland Clinic study, aerobic fitness can be improved in Parkinson’s patients following forced and/or voluntary exercise. Studies are showing that exercise induces brain repair and accompanying behavioral recovery. (References to any studies on this website are for informational purposes only and do not imply a specific endorsement of by the researchers.) Some suggest that continuous, intensive training may confer neuro-protection, and subsequently slow, stop, or reverse the progression of Parkinson’s or promote neuro-restoration.
There are close to 900 Rock Steady Boxing programs around the world. There are three Rock Steady Programs in Brevard. Two, actively participate with the Brevard Parkinson’s Alliance:
Advance Fitness: Located in Melbourne, Florida, at 2176 Sarno Road Suite 102.
Janice Moia is the Director and Head Coach. She has been certified with the Rock Steady Program for four years (need to confirm). They offer classes Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:15, 12:45 and 2:30. No evening classes at this time.
For more information: Phone: 321-693-9246
T’ville Uppercut: Located in Titusville, Florida, at the Gibson Sports Complex
Russ Lewey is the Director and Head Coach and has been with the Rock Steady Program for over five years. T’ville offers classes Monday, Wednesday, & Friday at 8:30 am and provides one-on-one training as needed. For more information: Phone: 321-693-9246
Brevard Parkinson’s Alliance offers scholarships to fund membership to Rock Steady Boxing classes. Please demonstrate a willingness to learn, participate, and financial need. For more info, click on this link or email email@example.com
PWR!Moves are the core of our PD-specific functional exercise and physical therapy programs. The Basic 4 PWR! Moves are designed to each target a skill known to deteriorate in people with Parkinson disease, which often leads to loss of mobility and function. The PWR! Moves can be practiced in multiple positions, made progressively more physically and cognitively challenging, and be used differently to target each person’s unique symptoms individually.
PWR!Moves help you mitigate symptoms and rebuild functionality, no matter how you incorporate them into your life. They’re beneficial in stand-alone group exercise classes, integrated into your daily activities and routines (such as activities of daily living, recreation, sports, and hobbies), in physical and exercise therapy settings.