Rock Steady Boxing Toronto (RSBT) is the initial, flagship program offered by the Parkinson’s Resource Centre, and is a proven exercise program based on a non-contact boxing training regime designed for people with Parkinson’s disease. RSB is a fun and socially engaging exercise program that provides participants with numerous health benefits that mitigate the physical, emotional, and cognitive symptoms of Parkinson’s.
RSB Toronto is the first Canadian affiliate of Rock Steady Boxing and our goal is to improve the health of all program participants at all levels of Parkinson's progression, and to enable boxers to live well by minimizing the impact of the disease on their lives.
Nutrition, like exercise, is something that people living with Parkinson’s have control over. PRC Nutrition and Cooking classes provide information and resources to help participants understand the impact of diet and dietary changes on their health.
Classes provide practical information on how diet and nutrition affect Parkinson’s symptoms and medication. Participants gain some healthy recipes as well as the opportunity to discuss questions regarding Parkinson’s and nutrition. Individuals and families living with Parkinson’s learn how to improve their healthy and quality of life while having fun and social time with others, sampling health snacks, and working with a chef to plan, prepare, and share a meal together.
This 8-hour program takes place over four weeks and is held twice yearly in community kitchens throughout the GTA. As with other PRC programs, fees are kept minimal and inclusive.
Launching in 2017, Stretching and Yoga for Parkinson’s is an ongoing class designed and delivered by Certified Yoga Instructors. Exercises and activities are customized to address rigidity and other Parkinson’s symptoms, with a focus on improving flexibility, balance, and strength.
Throughout the year, the PRC delivers a range of educational workshops, responding to the needs of the Parkinson’s community and providing information and discussion on topics to empower and support individuals and families living with Parkinson’s.
Workshop topics include Parkinson’s 101, Communicating Effectively with Your Health Care Team, How to Be a Good Care Partner, Self-Management and Self-Care, and Planning for the Future.
Over 100,000 Canadians
are living with Parkinson’s disease.