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Miller’s to open Rock Steady Boxing June 3

Posted: Friday, May 17, 2019

Miller’s Merry Manor, 1500 Grant Street, will open its Rock Steady Boxing program on Monday, June 3. The program is in partnership with the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA, and will operate in a newly renovated space inside the Miller’s facility.

Rock Steady Boxing was founded in 2006 by former Marion County Prosecutor Scott Newman, who is living with Parkinson’s disease. The mission of Rock Steady Boxing is to empower people living with the disease to fight back, and is a non-contact boxing-based fitness curriculum.

The program helps lessen the symptoms and slows the process of the disease. Jody Alsman and Vanessa Macias-Hannie, both from the YMCA are certified in the technique, and will be leading the program.

The YMCA will offer a free Lunch and Learn session on Wednesday, May 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the YMCA, 1160W-500N. Oakbrook Village will provide the lunch. There will be a fee for the class, with YMCA members and Miller’s residents receiving a discount.

Rock Steady Boxing Inc. is a nonprofit organization. Newman founded the organization with six participants. The organization has grown to an estimated 38,000 members at more than 775 locations worldwide. For those interested in attending the luncheon, or for more information about the Rock Steady Boxing program contact the YMCA at (260) 359-9622.

Several employees of Miller’s Merry Manor, Parkview Huntington Family YMCA, Chamber board members and others attended the ribbon cutting for the new Rock Steady Boxing gym at Miller’s Merry Manor on Tuesday, May 14. The three shown cutting the ribbon in the middle of the front row are Jody Alsman, blue shirt, and Vanessa Macias-Hannie, white shirt, and both certified instructors from the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA along with Leanne Runyan, black shirt, from Miller’s Merry Manor. The new gym will be open to the public on Monday, June 3.