Parkinson’s Nebraska Supports Grand Island Rock Steady Boxing

July 27, 2020

Parkinson’s Nebraska is committed to improving access to Parkinson’s services in Grand Island. Since 2018, it has awarded over $4,300 in program and scholarship grants to organizations and professionals providing specialized Parkinson’s services in the Grand Island area.

In February 2018, Ashlyn Cramer, DPT at the Grand Island Balance, Mobility, and Aquatic Center, was awarded a scholarship grant to attend a training to become a Rock Steady Boxing Certified Coach. The following fall, she began teaching the first Rock Steady Boxing classes at the Grand Island YMCA. Since then, the class has grown tremendously and continues to make an impact on the Grand Island Parkinson’s community.

Parkinson’s Nebraska has continued to support the program by funding trainings for additional certified coaches. In June, the Grand Island Balance, Mobility, and Aquatic Center was awarded an $800 grant for their annual Rock Steady Boxing affiliate fee. The affiliate provides access to resources, materials, and coach trainings for the upcoming year.

Parkinson’s Nebraska is proud to support Grand Island BMAC, the Grand Island YMCA, and the Rock Steady Boxing program in Grand Island!

The Rock Steady Boxing classes are currently cancelled due to the pandemic, but will begin as soon as it is safe to get together. Keep up to date on class cancellations and openings by visiting the Grand Island YMCA website.

To see if Rock Steady will benefit you, visit with Balance · Mobility about an evaluation. Call Balance · Mobility at 308.398.2170 or visit to get started.