Rock Steady Boxing
Fighting Back Against Parkinson’s
We are excited to bring Rock Steady Boxing (RSB), the first and only boxing program of its kind in the country, to The J. RSB was founded in Indianapolis in 2006 by former Marion County Prosecutor, Scott C. Newman, who is living with Parkinson’s. RSB gives people with Parkinson’s disease hope by improving their quality of life through a non-contact boxing based fitness curriculum. These classes can reverse, reduce and even delay the symptoms of PD.
We are learning every day that there are ways in which people with Parkinson’s disease can enhance their quality of life and even build strength, flexibility, and speed! By exercising with coaches who know the ropes, you can fight your way out of the corner and start to feel and function better.
These classes have proven that anyone, at any level of Parkinson’s, can actually lessen their symptoms and lead a healthier and happier life.
How do I start?
Nearly everyone with Parkinson’s disease can participate and receive benefit from Rock Steady Boxing. Some participants will require a cornerman (caretaker) to assist in each session, which will be determined at your assessment appointment.
We require all potential boxers to complete a thorough fitness assessment with one of our certified RSB coaches. Fitness assessments will be held at the end of every month and require registration to attend.
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays from 10:45-11:45 a.m.
2 or more classes per week are recommended
Additional Classes to be added to this schedule based upon participant need
For more information, or if you would like to schedule an assessment or a time to observe a class, please contact Dawn Aronoff at (913) 327.8081.
This program is supported in part by a community grant from the Parkinson's Foundation.