Take Charge Fitness Center
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Take Charge Wellness Center
Lead TrainerThe lead Trainer at Take Charge Wellness Center is Charles "Rich" Cantrell. He is 1980 graduate of Harrison High School. In 1980 he joined the US Navy and spent 23 years serving at the convenience of the citizens of the United States. He was the assistant Physical Readiness Coordinator at two of his commands which included testing and developing exercise programs for those that did not meet the Navy's physical readiness standards. He retired from the Navy in 2003, and in 2008 he became a massage therapist, and has worked off and on as a Master Massage Therapist for the past 10 years. In 2017, he graduated from Arkansas State University with a bachelor's degree in Exercise Science. He completed his Master's Degree in Exercise Science at Concordia University Saint Paul with an emphasis in special populations in 2020.
The concept of Take Charge Fitness took shape in the fall of 2016 while I was enrolled in a class called Exercise Prescription for Special Populations. I did some research and found that many of the fitness centers in the Jonesboro Ar was designed for those that were healthy. My thought was to offer the same experience to those with chronic treatable conditions in a safe and supervised environment. Later, when I did my internship, I was assigned to work in a program called Rock Steady Boxing. This program solidified the dream of opening a facility that helps those Take Charge of their health.
Take Charge Wellness Center Services
Rock Steady Boxing
This program provides the person with Parkinson's Disease the tools to slow and in some cases stop the progression of the disease.
We are learning everyday that there are ways in which people with Parkinson's disease can enhance their quality of life and build strength, flexibility, and speed! By exercising with coaches who know the rope, you can fight your way out of the corner and start to feel and function better.
Parkinson's disease cause the loss of many of the same skills boxer's train to improve. Published medical research has shown that forced, intense exercise can reduce, delay, and even reverse the symptoms of Parkinson's disease.
These classes have proven that anyone at any level of Parkinson's disease can lessen their symptoms and lead a happy, healthier life!
In comparison to other sports, boxing is the most physically demanding style of training according to a study conducted by ESPN. In addition to being an intense, diverse form of training, boxing is also an incredible stress reliever, confidence builder and FUN!!
Working out with Coach Charles, has improved my quality of life. We work on balance, flexibility, and strength. Most of all it it FUN!! Elaine M.
I began Rock Steady Boxing in Nov 21 and WOW!! A month after starting the program my neurologist was absolutely astounded with my progress. I began the program with a cane, which I no longer use, falls are absent, and I am gaining strength and confidense with every session!!
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Take Charge Welliness Center
Welcome New Clients
Mon - Fri: 8am - 7pm Sat and Sun: Closed
General Gym Membership $25 Monthly.
Fitness Assessment $15
Personal Training $35 per hour
Rock Steady Boxing 💪$40 Monthly. Massage Therapy:
$35 per 1/2 hour or $60 per hour.