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.RSB was founded in 2006 by former Marion County (Indiana) prosecutor Scott C. Newman, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's at age 40.
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.RSB provides encouragement through a "tough love" approach, inspiring maximum effort, speed, strength, balance and flexibility. Boxing works by moving your body in all planes of motion while continuously changing the routine as you progress through the workout. RSBclasses have proven that anyone, at any level of Parkinson's, can actually lessen their symptoms and lead a healthier/happier life.
What We Offer:
Classes RSB offers four different levels of classes to accommodate varying degrees of Parkinson's/fitness.
Support Regularly scheduled wellness classes, as well as other social networking events: pot luck dinners, social gatherings, sports events etc. We also offer a 'fellowship' among other Parkinson's fighters, family members and volunteers that will warm your heart and soul every time you step into our training facility.