Rock-Steady Boxing NOLA
Who We Are:
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 by former Marion County (Indiana) prosecutor Scott C. Newman, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease 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 though 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. RSB classes 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 Nola offers classes to accommodate varying degrees of Parkinson's/fitness. We offer classes on Monday's & Thursday's 6PM - 7PM, Tuesday's 12PM - 1:30PM and Saturday's 9:30AM - 11AM
- Support - We have a team that are dedicated to supporting and helping our fighters fight against movement disorders. We know what the stresses of weight issues and anxiety may bring but we are here to help!. We want all of our fighters to feel in control of their life for the rest of their life. We offer 3 different types of packages for classes (3, 6 or 12 month packages). Please call our office for details on pricing.
- Camaraderie - Friends for fighters and caregivers.
What's a Class Like?
Training classes, taught by Certified Rock Steady Boxing Coaches, include an exercise program that attacks Parkinson's at its vulnerable neurological points. While focusing on overall fitness, strength training, reaction time and balance, workouts include: ring work, focus mitts, heavy bags, speed bags, double-ended bags, jump rope, core work, calisthenics and circuit weight training. No boxing experience is necessary and people of all ages are invited to participate. Boxers, both male and female, range in age from mid-30 to early 90s. The required equipment are a pair of boxing gloves and Gel X gloves which can be purchased at RSB Nola during the initial assessment.
Classes Available Now!
- Monday & Thursday: 6:00PM - 7:00PM
- Tuesdays: 12:00PM - 1:30PM
- Saturdays: 9:30AM - 11:00AM