The Solid Stone support team is always friendly and maintains an upbeat, playful attitude which is a ruse for the serious work of training that goes on. We always begin and end with stretching and exercises. During the workout Dakota floats from one person to the next, offering direction and suggestions to improve form or better utilize the benefits of the various bags. Some of the exercises seem to be focused on establishing new pathways in the brain by either stepping as quickly as possible through a series of hoops or hopping over markers on the floor. I have a personal goal to improve my balance, and I feel like I’m making progress, although it is slow. Another benefit is the work on agility since my Parkinson’s leaves me with a clumsiness which surprises me. I keep coming back because of the positive improvement I feel in my body. Although it’s hard to assess which activities have the “most” benefits, there is little doubt that my boxing work is helping me arrest the progression of my Parkinson’s disease.