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?
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.