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An exercise program based on training used by professional boxers and adapted for people with Parkinson’s disease will be available in Lincoln in July.

Rock Steady Boxing includes stretching, bicycling, running, jumping rope, push-ups, balancing and non-contact boxing.

Classes begin July 18 at the Air Park Recreation Center, 3720 N.W. 46th St. and will be offered 10-11:30 Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The cost is $80 a month plus a one-time $45 charge for a 90-minute assessment by the coach that includes gloves, T-shirt and wraps.

Only people with Parkinson’s disease may register for the program, and all participants must provide a physician’s release. There are no age or condition restrictions and caregivers may need to be present to provide assistance during the class.

Ryan Mohling, director of the Air Park Recreation Center, will be the certified instructor for the classes.

For more information and to register, contact him at 402-441-7876 or  rmohling@lincoln.ne.gov or visit lincoln.rsbaffiliate.com.

For more information about Rock Steady Boxing Inc. and Parkinson’s disease, visit rocksteadyboxing.org.

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