How Boxing Helps

Boxing Training: Exercise that Benefits Fighters with Parkinson’s

Rock Steady Boxing is a high-intensity, non-contact, boxing-inspired, fitness program based on medical research. Studies have shown that rigorous, high-intensity exercise, emphasizing gross motor movement, balance, strength, and rhythm is “neuro-protective” and actually slows disease progression of Parkinson’s. Research by the Cleveland Clinic, University of Indianapolis, Butler University, and other medical research institutions attest to the benefits of Rock Steady Boxing.

Exercise Performance Objectives

Like boxers, our fighters are trained for optimal performance in:

  • Balance
  • Muscle strength
  • Posture
  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Agility
  • Speed
  • Gait
  • Voice projection
  • Breathing
  • Cognitive skills
  • Mood
  • Stamina