ASSISTANCE TEAMS WILL BE THERE. THE LOCATIONS WILL CLOSE THIS SATURDAY. AND NOW WHAT IS MOVING YOU TO BE HEALTHY AND HAPPY? WE SURE KNOW HOW DIFFICULT IT CAN BE TO FIT EXERCISE INTO A BUSY DAILY ROUTINE. SO EVERY MONDAY ON CBS 4 WE SHARE STORIES OF WHAT’S MOVING YOU. AND WE HAVE FOUND A FREE PROGRAM DESIGNED TO HELP PEOPLE SUFFERING FROM PARKINSON’S TO FIGHT THE SYMPTOMS OF THE DISEASE. LISA PETRILLO HAS THIS STORY. DOING GIANT STEPS ACROSS THE GYM FLOOR, STRETCHING THEIR MUSCLES OR TAKING JABS FOR STRAND AGILITY. ALL THESE ACTIVE PEOPLE HAVE ONE THING IN COMMON, PARKINSON’S DISEASE AND ALL ARE HERE FIVE SESSIONS A WEEK AT THE JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER IN NORTH MIAMI BEACH FOR ROCK STEADY BOXING. WE CONNECTED THROUGH THE MOVING YOU CAMPAIGN. OUR BOXERS ARE USUALLY LETHARGIC AND STIFF. SO WHEN THEY COME HERE, THEY ARE ALWAYS MOVING. AS A MATTER OF FACT, THE MOTTO FOR THE PARKINSON’S IS PEOPLE WHO MOVE CHANGE THE WORLD. Reporter: NORTH MIAMI BEACH RESIDENT ANIY BROUGHT IT HERE — JENNY BROUGHT IT HERE. HER HUSBAND WAS DIAGNOSED WITH THE DISEASE. SHE PROVIDES FREE CLASSES. LAST YEAR SHE STARTED WITH 12, NOW SHE’S UP TO 93. THERE YOU GO. Reporter: COACH DANNY PUT ME THROUGH THE PUNCHES LITERALLY. IT’S A CHALLENGE. Reporter: JENNY’S HUSBAND SPENCER WAS DIAGNOSED SIX YEARS AGO. HE DOESN’T MISS A CLASS. Reporter: WHAT HAS THIS CLASS DOWN FOR YOU? IT’S ALLOWED HE TO STAY OFF THE HEAVY MED CASES. THIS HAS HELPED ME KEEP MY BODY MOVING, MY MUSCLES STAYING STRONG. Reporter: JANE BAKER WAS DIAGNOSED 1 YEAR AGO. I FIND MYSELF PICKING UP MY FEET, WALKING BETTER. I FEEL MYSELF NOT SHAKING AS MUCH. I FEEL MYSELF VERY STRONG. AND IT’S MADE ME VERY POSITIVE THAT I CAN BE THE THIS. Reporter: EACH PARTICIPANT HAS WORKED THROUGH THEIR NEEDS AND LEVELS OF THE DISEASE. I’M TOLD TO ATTACK THIS POOR DUMMY WHILE MOTHER AND SON ANDREA AND BRIAN SPAR. BRIAN VOLUNTEERS. I’M SO THRILLED THAT THEY HAVE THIS CLASS. BECAUSE I THINK IT REALLY HELPS ME. I DON’T FEEL WEAK OR FEEL LIKE I CAN’T DO ANYTHING I. FEEL GOOD AND FEEL POWERFUL. IT’S A NICE FEELING. Reporter: EACH CLASS ENDS WITH A ROCK STEADY BOXING CHANT THAT’S THAT’S ON THEIR SHIRT. LISA PETRILLO, CBS4 NEWS. ROCK STEADY BOXING AT THE MICHAEL ANN RUSSELL COMMUNITY CENTER IS THE ONLY FREE BOXING CLASS OFFERED TO PARKINSON’S PATIENTS IN THE COUNTRY. WE WANT TO KNOW WHAT’S MOVING YOU. LET US KNOW WHAT YOU’RE DOING TO STAY HEALTHY AND HAPPY. E-MAIL US AND PERHAPS YOUR STORY WILL INSPIRE OTHERS.

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