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?
My wife has noticed lots of improvement and would be very unhappy if I stopped attending RSB classes!
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 keeping myself from falling.
How does the RSB class help you deal with these challenges?
Coordinated movements in boxing – legs, arms, torso, head – keeps me on my toes!
Meet Our Coach
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"
"Rock Steady keeps me from falling in my everyday life."
"RSB makes me more coordinated."
"If I miss a class, I don't walk or hike as well."