What is Rock Steady Boxing?
Led by Certified Head Coach Bruce Caldwell, Rock Steady boxing is a perfect fit for Fitness Over 50’s motto of providing safe, functional and effective fitness and wellness programs for older adults and those diagnosed with diseases like Parkinson’s. Not only is Bruce Rock Steady certified, but his A.C.E. Personal Training and Older Adult Fitness Specialist certifications provides familiarity with common issues as we age.
Rock Steady Boxing consists of:
- Extensive Warm-up and Stretching Exercises
- Circuits of Non-Contact Boxing
- Balance and Mobility Training
- Body Weight Strength Training along with punching bags
- Yelling and Dancing for voice activation and many other scientifically proven exercises to help patients with Parkinson’s
Rock Steady Boxing is set up in a fun, energizing atmosphere that promotes both physical and mental health. We welcome people of all functional levels to join our community- whether you are still able to get up and off the ground or function best with a walker. Come share, laugh, sweat, and fight back with us!
What is a Rock Steady Boxing Class Like?
- Warm Up: 20-30 minutes
- Big Movements
- Boxing Drills: 30-45 minutes
- Focus Mitts
- Heavy Bag
- Speed Bag
- Core work: 5-10 minutes
- Chair or Floor Exercises
- Cool down: 5-10 minutes
Fighter of the Month
What keeps you motivated to attend RSB classes?
I’m convinced I will feel better, look better and sleep better with regular exercise. That means fewer meds with their nasty side effects and stiff copays. It also means I can move along with my life on my terms.
How long have you been dealing with Parkinson’s?
I remember that doctor’s visit like it was yesterday, but it was actually April 2011. Ten years ago. I was in denial until that wasn’t possible any longer.
What are the biggest challenges to your activities of daily living?
There are so many: walking — in unfamiliar territory, around obstacles, sharing uneven sidewalks, walking while talking, walking with legs that each weigh a ton. Talking and making myself heard. Staying upright. Standing from a seated position. Planning and following through on simple projects (meals for the week, or a vacation months from now).