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
What keeps you motivated to attend RSB classes?
I really enjoy the class and it’s easy to be motivated. They give me a reason to get out of the house.
How long have you been dealing with Parkinson’s?
I’ve been dealing with Parkinson’s for the past five years.
What are the biggest challenges to your activities of daily living?
My biggest challenge is to maintain my balance so I’m not falling.