Evansville YMCA boxing class reaches year milestone - Tri-State News, Weather & Sports

Evansville YMCA boxing class reaches year milestone


It’s been one year since the Evansville YMCA started its Rock Steady Boxing classes for people with Parkinson’s.

Bonnie Allen is in a more advanced stage of the disease, which slowly affects a person’s ability to walk or even speak.

For the last year, Bonnie’s husband has been her ‘corner man.’ He’s with her at every class working out side-by-side, and supporting her when she needs it.

But Steve says as much as he tries to help, it’s her fellow boxers who keep her steady.

“She’s not embarrassed to fall down in front of them, because they all fall,” said Steve.

Since the class debuted, all of the ‘corner men’ have watched the boxers grow stronger.

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