IN THIS CORNER, HOPE
Rock Steady Boxing improves the quality of life for people battling Parkinson’s disease
through non-contact boxing-inspired fitness training.
FIGHTING BACK AGAINST PARKINSON’S
Fighting Parkinson’s While Caring For Each Other Is What Brings Us Together.
THE ROCK STEADY BOXING SOLUTION
Various studies in the 1980s and 1990s supported the notion that rigorous exercise, emphasizing gross motor movement, balance, core strength, and rhythm, could favorably impact range of motion, flexibility, posture, gait, and activities of daily living. More recent studies, most notably at Cleveland Clinic, focus on the concept of intense “forced” exercise, and have begun to suggest that certain kinds of exercise may be neuro-protective, i.e., actually slowing disease progression.
Our clients attest, and academic institutions, such as University of Indianapolis and Butler University, are reporting and documenting the improved quality of life among our boxers. Discovery of a cure may be many years away but in the last seven years, there is evidence that progress is made in all stages of the disease by those participating in the RSB program.
Rock Steady Boxing Boston is an affiliate of Rock Steady Boxing, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, since 2013. Rigorous exercise like Rock Steady Boxing is recommended by Parkinson’s organizations including the American Parkinson Disease Association, the Parkinson’s Foundation , and the Michael J Fox Foundation.