Rock Steady Boxing Windy City Ltd. (RSBWC) is a nonprofit organization located in the City of Chicago that utilizes a non-contact boxing exercise program to FIGHT BACK AGAINST Parkinson's disease. Each class is focused on enhancing the overall fitness of our Fighters by combining boxing fundamentals with the principles of strength training, reaction time, cardiovascular training, balance, flexibility, and agility training. Workouts utilize a variety of boxing equipment including: heavy bags, double-ended bags, jump ropes, and focus mitts, as well as, traditional exercise equipment.
No boxing experience is necessary and all ages and ability levels are encouraged to participate.
Recent studies suggest that intense exercise may in-fact be "neuro-protective", actually delaying the progression of symptoms. Boxing works by moving your body in all planes of motion. Its principles emphasize focused, targeted movements that can enhance balance, and improve coordination. RSB has proven that anyone, with any level of PD can better manage their symptoms and live a stronger, more fulfilling life.
New Participant Paperwork: All participants are required to have the following documents filled out on the day of their initial assessment. We are working with Northwestern Parkinson's Disease Movement Disorders Clinic to collect objective outcomes to find out what it is about Rock Steady that helps so many of our fighters!