Rock Steady Boxing Boston – Fighting Parkinson’s Disease

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.

ZOOM CLASSES / IN-PERSON CLASSES

We offer Rock Steady Boxing classes as online classes on Zoom
as well as in-person in
Cambridge MA, Lawrence MA, Newton MA, Concord NH, and Randolph MA

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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.

Rock Steady Boxing has provided a place to workout and a staff to help improve my Parkinsonian symptoms. There are many words I could use to describe the program, here are four: intense, safe, challenging, and fun.

The staff is knowledgeable and creative, and the members of the group are inviting and supportive. This is an environment where you don’t need to hide your symptoms but instead you can work to minimize them one day at a time.

What better way to stay motivated and improve your condition.

– Ralph Vinciguerra

Ralph

I started going to the Rock Steady Boxing Boston classes about two years after I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s. I had always been fairly active but I didn’t know what types of exercise would be helpful in my situation. I was very happy to find something that was geared for participants with PD.

The class is a combination of stretching, calisthenics and aerobic exercise that gives a great workout. I enjoy the camaraderie and always feel invigorated after class (tired, but invigorated). Al is a great coach and provides the right combination of support and encouragement to get you to do your best.

Rock Steady Boxing Boston has helped me maintain an active lifestyle and improve not only some of the voice and balance issues but has also given me a more positive, upbeat attitude. I feel like I am literally doing something to fight back against Parkinson’s.

Thanks Al and Greg!

– Joellen Jacod

Joellen