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.
WHAT’S A CLASS LIKE?
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
- 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.