FIGHTING BACK AGAINST PARKINSON’S
Rock Steady Boxing is open to all community members with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease. Classes taught by YMCA instructors with classes held at the Rock Steady Boxing gym on the Waters of Huntington campus. Call our YMCA for more information. Check out our video from April 2023… a glimpse into some Rock Steady Boxing classes! Click HERE to view!
What We Do
Rock Steady Boxing (RSB) enables people with Parkinson’s disease to fight their disease by providing non-contact boxing-style fitness programs that improve their quality-of-life and sense of efficacy and self-worth. Recent studies also suggest that intense exercise programs may be “neuro-protective,” actually working to delay the progression of symptoms. RSB provides encouragement through a “tough love” approach, inspiring maximum effort, speed, strength, balance and flexibility. Boxing works by moving your body in all planes of motion while continuously changing the routine as you progress through the workout. RSB classes have proven that anyone, at any level of Parkinson’s, can actually lessen their symptoms and lead a healthier/happier life.
Who We Are
Rock Steady Boxing (RSB) is a first-of-its-kind, Indianapolis-based nonprofit gym founded in 2006 to provide an effective form of physical exercise to people who are living with Parkinson’s. Though it may seem surprising, this non-contact boxing inspired fitness routine is dramatically improving the ability of people with Parkinson’s to live independent lives. RSB was founded by former Marion County (Indiana) prosecutor Scott C. Newman, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease at age 40.
Vanessa is our lead RSB boxing coach. Contact her with questions: [email protected] or call our YMCA Front Desk (260)359-9622
Classes at The Waters in Huntington are offered:
YMCA Members and Residents of The Waters: $25 per month
Non-Members: $35 per month