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Community Education

At Marian Regional, we offer classes to help you live a healthier life.

Balance And Fall Prevention Screening And Lecture

The Balance and Fall Prevention Program is provided to assist in lowering the risk
of falls by offering the following:
  • Four-point functional screening.
  • Statistics on falls and presentation of methods to prevent falls at home.
  • Home exercise program for fall prevention at home.
  • Instruction on home modifications.
  • Questionnaire on the confidence you have to function safely at home.
  • Ultrasound Bone Density and screening for Osteoporosis.
Time: 10-Noon
Marian Regional Medical Center
TLC Conference Room

Call (805) 739-3973 to register.

Neuroboxing Classes - Fighting Back Against Parkinson's

Rock Steady Boxing enables people with Parkinson’s Disease to fight their disease by providing non-contact boxing style fitness programs to improve their quality of life, sense of efficacy and self-worth. Recent studies also suggest that intense exercise may be “neuro-protective”, actually working to delay the progression of symptoms.  RSB provides encouragement through a “tough-love” approach, inspiring maximum effort, speed, strength, balance and flexibility. By exercising you can fight your way out of the corner and start to feel and function better. RSB classes have proved that anyone, at any level of Parkinson’s can actually lessen their symptoms and lead a healthier/happier life.

Boxers condition for optimal agility, speed, muscular endurance, accuracy, balance, hand-eye coordination, footwork and overall strength to defend against and overcome opponents. With Rock Steady Boxing the opponent is Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s causes a loss in many of the same elements that boxers condition to improve. And published medical research has shown that forced, intense exercise can reduce, reverse and delay Parkinson’s symptoms. We also know that a diversity of symptoms needs to be addressed simultaneously. In comparison with other sports, boxing is the most physically demanding styles of training, according to a study conducted by ESPN and by people who have done it! But in addition to being an intense, diverse form of training, boxing is also an incredible stress reliever, confidence booster and FUN!

Training classes taught by April Sargeant, CPT , Rock Steady Boxing and Neuroboxing Certified, include an exercise program that attacks Parkinson’s at its vulnerable neurological points.  While training focuses on overall fitness, strength training, reaction time and balance, workouts include:  focus mitts, heavy bags, jumping, core work, calisthenics and circuit training. No boxing experience is necessary and people of all ages and levels are invited to participate!

116 S Palisades
Suite 304 
Santa Maria, CA 93455 

Class Times
Mondays, 10:30 am
Wednesdays, 1:30 pm
Fridays, 1:30 pm

There is a fee for this class.

For more information, call April at (805) 698-1983.



St Peter's Episcopal Church
402 S Lincoln Street
Santa Maria, CA 93458

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30 - 7:30 pm 

No reservations needed. For more information, please call (805) 739-3366