FIGHTING BACK AGAINST PARKINSON'S
Rock Steady Boxing (RSB) is a non-contact boxing based curriculum serving individuals with Parkinson's disease.
RSB is a first-of-it's-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 by former Marion County (Indiana) prosecutor Scott C. Newman, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's at age 40.
What's a class like?
Training classes, taught by Certified Personal Trainers, include an exercise program that attacks Parkinson's at it's vulnerable neurological points. While focusing on overall fitness, strength training, reaction time and balance, workouts include: focus mitts, heavy bags, speed bags, jump rope, core work, calisthenics and circuit weight training. No boxing experience necessary and people of all ages are invited to participate. Boxers, both male and female, walking independently or not, range in age from mid-50s to early 90s.
Come check out a class!
Tuesdays and Thursdays