Parkinson’s patients can try this class for free during the Franciscan Health Fitness Centers open house on Nov. 19. Franciscan Health Fitness Centers offers boxing therapy class for people with Parkinson’s disease. Patients with Parkinson’s disease will have a chance to try their hand at the Rock Steady Boxing program in a free class at Franciscan Health Fitness Centers. During the Franciscan Health Fitness Centers open house on Nov. 19, the class will take place at the Schererville location. The class will be 3-4:30 PM for those with moderate to severe movement restrictions and 4:45-6:15 PM for those with minimal restrictions. The boxing therapy program has been in Schererville since September 2017. Participants have been able to improve their mobility and Parkinson’s scale score, which rates people’s functional levels. Parkinson’s disease is a central nervous system disorder that can cause tremors, slow movement, stiffness and loss of balance. Rock Steady Boxing was founded in 2006 by former Marion County Prosecutor Scott C. Newman, who had been diagnosed with early-onset Parkinson’s at age 40. Newman found that intense, one-on-one boxing training brought dramatic health improvements. As word of Newman’s program spread and the demand for the classes increased, Rock Steady created training programs to meet the fitness levels at all stages of Parkinson’s. To reserve a spot, call (219) 322-1600. Class size is limited.