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Rock Steady Boxing – newport

Rock Steady Boxing

Fighting back against parkinsons

What is Rock Steady Boxing?

Rock Steady Boxing (RSB) is a first of its kind, Indianapolis-based nonprofit gym founded in 2006 to provide an effective form of physical exercise to people who are living with Parkinson’s.

Though it may seem surprising, this non-contact boxing-inspired fitness routine is dramatically improving the ability of people with Parkinson’s to live independent lives.


What We do

RSB enables people with Parkinson’s disease to fight their disease by providing non-contact boxing-style fitness programs that improve their quality of life and sense of efficacy and self-worth.

Recent studies also suggest that intense exercise programs may be neuro-protective, actually working to delay the progression of symptoms.


Classes, taught by Certified Rock Stead Boxing Coaches, include an exercise program that attacks Parkinson’s at its vulnerable neurological points.

While focusing on overall fitness, strength training, reaction time and balance, work outs include:

  • ring work
  • focus mitts
  • heavy bags
  • speed bags
  • double-ended bags
  • jump rope
  • core work
  • calistenics
  • circuit weight training

No boxing experience is necessary and people of all ages are invited to participate.

Boxers, both male and female, range in age from mid-30s to early 90s.

Client Feedback

rock steady boxing testimonials

“Prior to RSB, my energy level was low and fatigue had me napping on a daily basis and often used many “S” words to explain how PD was affecting me– Slow, Shuffling, Stuff and Sad faced, etc. Thanks to RSB, those words have changed to sporty and smiley! I feel much more confident, resilient, and energetic. I used to feel like a person living with Parkinson’s–it was my constant companion. Now, I can sometimes forget that I have PD. It is fading more into the background in terms of how I define myself.”
Liz V.

“The improvements I have experienced in mobility, balance, strength, and tremor control are remarkable and empowering. Rock Steady Boxing gives me a sense of control against this disease I thought was uncontrollable. I am becoming “Rock Steady” and I’m fighting back!”

Gary S.

 “I decided that it was time for me to fight back and Rock Steady Boxing has allowed me to do this. Now I feel the best I ever have. I used to use a walker. I now can jump rope to a count of 42. I would occasionally fall to my bottom because I would freeze as I attempted to pull open the fridge. I can now walk backwards on a 2×4 board as part of an obstacle course.”
Katie K.

Contact Information

15 W 6th Street
Newport, KY 41071

PHONE: 614-850-0500

FAX: 614-850-0540

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