Kristin McCoach

Doylestown, Pennsylvania

In 2018, Kristin was asked by her supervisor if she would be interested in becoming a Rock Steady Boxing Coach. Kristin jumped on the opportunity and then asked, “What is Rock Steady Boxing?”

Kristin entered the Parkinson’s community through the back door. Many times, people get involved because they receive a diagnosis, are a care partner, or have a family member who is living with Parkinson’s. Not Kristin. At first she felt almost like an outsider, but she quickly learned that no matter how you are connected to Parkinson’s, be it through a diagnosis or obtaining a certification, you are immediately part of the family. Becoming a Rock Steady Boxing Coach and PWR! Instructor in 2018 changed Kristin’s life for the better. She has gained so much from working with the Parkinson’s community and believes joining the Ambassador program will help to further support the community that has given her so much. She hopes that helping to set folks off on the right path early in their diagnosis will remove some of the guesswork and help them get to know many early intervention strategies.

Being outdoors, whether at the beach, on the water, working in the yard, or in the woods, recharges Kristin’s soul and helps her live well today. With four grade-school children, two dogs, and two cats, her household can get busy! Any chance they have to be active outside together is a treat.

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