No, you’re not. Rock Steady participants range from late 30s to mid-90s. You are never too old to fight back!

Even if your Parkinson’s has progressed to using a walker or a wheelchair, you can benefit from the Rock Steady Boxing program. Exercises are always modified based on each individual’s ability. We support four levels of classes, based on physical fitness and Parkinson’s progression.

Even if you can only come once a week or a few times a month, you can benefit from attending class. Rock Steady is more than just an exercise program – friendships are formed, care partners make connections, and participants learn valuable skills in order to better function in daily life away from the gym.

Rock Steady Boxing’s mission is to improve the quality of life for people with Parkinson’s disease through exercise and positive social interaction. Classes are divided into four groups that meet the individual needs of each person.

Research is proving the importance of exercise in the life of a person with Parkinson’s. The statement “use it or lose it” truly applies to anyone diagnosed with Parkinson’s. If Parkinson’s disease and its symptoms are not met with resistance, the disease will likely take the path of least resistance, progressing more rapidly than without exercise intervention.

Rarely do we hear exercise is not recommended by physicians. As research into the benefits of Parkinson’s and exercise progresses, neurologists are taking notice.

The Parkinson’s boxers at Rock Steady know no strangers. They all share the same fight, and the camaraderie in the gym is just as important as the fitness training.

We recommend to anyone interested in the program to view a class and chat with the members. They are our representatives; they provide the testimonials that say again and again, “this works.” The vast majority of our members had no boxing training prior to Rock Steady, and many were not involved in any rigorous physical activity at all.

We understand the self-consciousness that accompanies Parkinson’s. Rock Steady was created as a safe haven for people with Parkinson’s to share a sense of community, re-establish their self-esteem, and most of all, to not feel alone as they “fight back.”

We hold classes in “off hours” when the facility has minimal attendance outside Parkinson’s Fighters.

The group dynamic has proven to be motivating for many of our members. A shared sense of accountability seems to make it easier for many people to get to the gym. The camaraderie between boxers, firm but loving instruction from the Coaches, and high intensity workouts has proven more effective than a person exercising alone. You are always welcome!