Rock Steady Boxing

“Fighting Back Against Parkinson’s Disease”

 

 

Rock Steady Boxing uses non-contact boxing movements combined with traditional forms of exercise to improve mobility, gait, agility, core strength, and endurance.

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!

Agility

Balance

Strength

Endurance

What is a Rock Steady Boxing Class Like?

  • Warm Up: 20-30 minutes
    • Big Movements
    • Stretches
  • Boxing Drills: 30-45 minutes
    • Focus Mitts
    • Heavy Bag
    • Agility
    • Speed Bag
  • Core work: 5-10 minutes
    • Chair or Floor Exercises
  • Cool down: 5-10 minutes
    • Stretches

Featured Fighter

Carol Young

What keeps you motivated to attend RSB classes?

At first it was that I got a kick out of just saying I was taking a boxing class. Now I’ve found that I feel much better, more limber and less fearful.

How long have you been dealing with Parkinson’s?

It has been almost 15 years.

What are the biggest challenges to your activities of daily living?

Balance is a big issue for me. If I’m not paying close attention, I’m falling down. The fear of falling limits what I do.

 

How does the RSB class help you deal with these challenges?

We do a good bit of balance work, 3x per week. Bruce tells me that he’s seen improvement and I haven’t tipped over in months.

Meet Our Coach 

Bruce Caldwell

Bruce joined the Fitness Over 50 staff in March of 2019. Bruce has a Master’s Degree in Adult Education focusing on adult training and development. Also an A.C.E. certified personal trainer, Bruce’s skill set fits perfectly with Fitness Over 50’s vision of providing functional and health driven wellness opportunities for older adults. In November 2020, Bruce combined his passion for boxing and helping those in need and became a nationally certified Rock Steady Boxing Coach. Schedule an assessment with Bruce and find out first hand how he can help you improve you quality of living!

"RSB has helped me socialize. It is fun to be with your peers and learn a new skill. Throwing punches has increased my strength"

Carole Wille

"Rock Steady keeps me from falling in my everyday life."

Joyce Asbury

"RSB makes me more coordinated."

Chris Mathews

"If I miss a class, I don't walk or hike as well."

Doug Brodie

Fitness Over 50

6735 SW Country Club Dr. Suite 103 Corvallis Or, 97333

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