East End Parkinson’s Boxers Are Rock Steady | 27Speaks Podcast

East End Parkinson’s Boxers Are Rock Steady | 27Speaks Podcast

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Jean Mellano attends a Rock Steady Boxing class at Epic Martial Arts in Sag Harbor. COURTESY MICHELLE DEL GIORNO

Jean Mellano attends a Rock Steady Boxing class at Epic Martial Arts in Sag Harbor. COURTESY MICHELLE DEL GIORNO

27Speaks on Apr 25, 2024

Rock Steady Boxing is a non-contact, boxing-inspired fitness program for people with Parkinson's disease to improve balance, gait and quality of life. Michelle Del Giorno, the owner of Epic Martial Arts in Sag Harbor and the head coach at Rock Steady Boxing Sag Harbor, joins the editors on the podcast to share how, over the past seven years, more than 250 students have passed through the program, a national affiliate taught locally through Stony Brook Southampton Hospital’s Center for Parkinson’s Disease at Del Giorno’s dojo and in Hampton Bays with Seth Greiner and Breahna Arnold, as well as on Zoom.

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