Christine has been with Rock Steady since 2007. Her husband, Tom, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2000. Exercise has always been a constant in both Tom and Christine’s lives and they have often been considered Rock Steady’s Star Athletes in both the Parkinson’s and KrossBox classes!
Christine has been Tom’s carepartner for over twelve years and understands all too well the needs of people struggling with Parkinson’s. Having trained hundreds of people with Parkinson’s as well as being immersed as a carepartner has given Christine a unique intimate perspective on how to battle this disease. In addition to being a phenomenal athlete (and boxer!), Christine is an experienced lifeguard, swimming and aerobics instructor. Christine is a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) with the National Academy of Sports Medicine and her personal experience is an instrumental part of Rock Steady’s Carepartner support.
A third generation artist (Degree in Fine Arts – Herron School of Art and Design) and jewelry designer by trade, Christine has made many custom-designed Rock Steady jewelry pieces which are worn proudly by friends and family of the gym. She is now a program director for Rock Steady, instructing Parkinson’s classes on a daily basis and networking regularly at speaking engagements and support group meetings about the importance of exercise for Parkinson’s.