Rock Steady Boxing El Paso was established in June of 2016 with the idea of giving people with Parkinson's hope by improving their life through a non-contact boxing based fitness routine.
Rock Steady Boxing El Paso is an affiliate of Rock Steady Boxing (RSB), a first-of-its-lind, Indianapolis based gym founded in 2006 to provide an effective form of physical exercise to people who are living with Parkinson's Disease. Though it may seem surprising, this non-contact boxing-inspired fitness routine is dramatically improving the ability of people with 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 the age of 40.
Training classes, taught by trained professionals, include an exercise program that attacks Parkinson's at its vulnerable neurological points. While focusing on overall fitness, strength training, reaction time and balance, workouts include: ring work, focus mitts, heavy bags, speed bags, double-ended bags, jump rope, core work, calisthenics, circuit weight training and stretching. No boxing experience is necessary and people of all ages are invited to participate. Boxers, both male and female range in age from mid 40s to early 90s.
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 neuroprotective , actually working to delay the progression of symptoms. RSB provides an encouraging 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.
1. CLASSES: RSB El Paso classes offer a mixed level class that can be adapted for participants of all levels of Parkinson's Disease.
2. SUPPORT: Our RSB coaches have experience working with people fighting Parkinson's Disease and are here to help provide motivation, support and comfort.
3. CAMARADERIE: RSB El Paso has an upbeat, positive environment where everyone is battling the same opponent: Parkinson's Disease! We are all on the same team!
Expect to be motivated while you work on flexibility, strength, balance, coordination and walking skills.