About Rock Steady Boxing Cincinnati
In this corner, HOPE. Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that limits one’s ability to move normally and to coordinate movement. At this time, there is no cure for Parkinson’s disease, but there is a way to fight back through Rock Steady Boxing.
Rock Steady boxing is a non-contact boxing program designed specifically for people with Parkinson’s disease. Research suggests that exercise involving high intensity, large movements, such as boxing, can slow the progression of the disease and decrease the symptoms of Parkinson’s. Our classes include a variety of exercises adapted from boxing drills that work on agility, coordination, balance, high-velocity movement and strength. We welcome boxers of all abilities, and no previous boxing experience is necessary. If you are ready to fight your way out of the corner, contact us to see how Rock Steady Boxing Cincinnati can help you to feel and function better!
Head coaches Sarah Palmer and Katie James are certified Rock Steady coaches and have a great deal of experience working with people with Parkinson’s disease. Sarah received her Master’s degree in exercise physiology, and has been working with the Parkinson’s community for over a decade. Katie received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree and realized her passion for Parkinson’s disease through volunteer work during school. Both Sarah and Katie are also certified in Dr. Becky Farley’s Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery program and Delay the Disease.