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Rock Steady Boxing | Jan. 30, 2017

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Richard Steele practices punching a small ball during the Rock Steady Boxing class at Pavitt Health & Fitness on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017. The class is offered to those with various stages of Parkinson's disease.

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Ozzie Osborn practices punching a small ball during the Rock Steady Boxing class at Pavitt Health & Fitness on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017. The class is offered to those with various stages of Parkinson's disease.

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Luann McVey gives her husband, Richard Steele, encouragement as he participates in the Rock Steady Boxing class at Pavitt Health & Fitness on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017. The class is offered to those with various stages of Parkinson's disease.

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Tim Smith shadow boxes during the Rock Steady Boxing class at Pavitt Health & Fitness on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017. The class is offered to those with various stages of Parkinson's disease.

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Daisy Davenport works at punching a small ball during the Rock Steady Boxing class at Pavitt Health & Fitness on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017. The class is offered to those with various stages of Parkinson's disease.

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Kerry Howard works on her arm strength during the Rock Steady Boxing class at Pavitt Health & Fitness on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017. The class is offered to those with various stages of Parkinson's disease.

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Physical trainer Kirk Burke yells encouragement to Ozzie Osborn as he works the heavy bag during the Rock Steady Boxing class at Pavitt Health & Fitness on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017. The class is offered to those with various stages of Parkinson's disease.

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Richard Steele is watched by physical trainer Janet Valentour during the Rock Steady Boxing class at Pavitt Health & Fitness on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017. The class is offered to those with various stages of Parkinson's disease.

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Ron Klaudt practices with a small punching target as he participates in the Rock Steady Boxing class at Pavitt Health & Fitness on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017. The class is offered to those with various stages of Parkinson's disease.

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Tim Smith works on a muscle exercise during the Rock Steady Boxing class at Pavitt Health & Fitness on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017. The class is offered to those with various stages of Parkinson's disease.

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Physical trainer Nicki Penrose, left, and Luann McVey offer encouragement to Daisy Davenport during the Rock Steady Boxing class at Pavitt Health & Fitness on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017. The class is offered to those with various stages of Parkinson's disease.

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Luann McVey, left, offers encouragement to Daisy Davenport during the Rock Steady Boxing class at Pavitt Health & Fitness on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017. The class is offered to those with various stages of Parkinson's disease.

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Steve Wolf practices with a hoop during the Rock Steady Boxing class at Pavitt Health & Fitness on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017. The class is offered to those with various stages of Parkinson's disease.

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Kerry Howard works out with physical trainer Kirk Burke during the Rock Steady Boxing class at Pavitt Health & Fitness on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017. The class is offered to those with various stages of Parkinson's disease.

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Kerry Howard works out on the heavy bag during the Rock Steady Boxing class at Pavitt Health & Fitness on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017. The class is offered to those with various stages of Parkinson's disease.

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Rock Steady Boxing is a non-contact boxing curriculum designed to help Parkinson’s patients improve their quality of life. Read story here: http://juneauempire.com/local/2017-01-30/rock-steady-juneau-parkinson-s-...

All photos by Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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