NEW boxing classes are being launched in Warrington to help people living with Parkinson’s disease get active.

Rock Steady Boxing is a not-for-profit organisation that runs non-contact boxing classes for people with Parkinson’s disease.

Non-contact boxing promotes high-intensity workouts and can benefit people living with long term health conditions, such as Parkinson’s.

The classes, which encourage people with the disease to get active in a fun and social way, have been operating in Widnes and have now proved such a success that the project is now extending to Warrington.

“We are delighted to be opening our new Parkinson’s boxing hub in Warrington which will allow more of our Parkinson’s superheroes in the north west to access our non-contact boxing classes,” said Michelle Fox, company secretary at Rock Steady Boxing Widnes and Warrington.

“The hub will also create a link to other exercise classes, and we hope it will be a place where people living with long term health conditions can make lasting connections and friendships, no matter where they are on their physical journey.”

A taster session for the Warrington classes will take place on Thursday, April 11 from 12.30pm to 3.30pm at Unit Six, Crown Street.

Participants don’t need to have any previous experience of boxing and protective equipment will be provided.

Parkinson’s UK has already supported the Rock Steady Boxing programme in Widnes through physical activity grant funding and it.

“Being active is so important for people with Parkinson’s as it can help manage symptoms, maintain health and lift your mood,” said Tim Morton, physical activity lead for Parkinson’s UK.

“We hope that more people living with Parkinson’s in the north west will be able to try the new Warrington class and feel the benefit of being active with Parkinson’s in a fun and social way.”

To find out more about Rock Steady Boxing or book a place on the Warrington taster session visit or call 07517499409.