“SHE KNEW I NEEDED ROCK STEADY BOXING BEFORE I DID!”

When I first started Rock Steady Boxing, I absolutely HATED it. First, I had just been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease at age 40. I lived 1,000 miles away from home and telling my large network of supporters had been quite overwhelming. The only gym in the area that offered Rock Steady Boxing was about an hour away, too far for me to drive on my own. I asked my elderly father-in-law to bring me to and from class. And while he never complained, and rather enjoyed watching our clas…
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Help us Fight Back! Become a Rock Steady Boxing volunteer today!

Drone photography provided by Dronegenuity   With the new year comes a time to renew our goals, and our mission of fighting back against Parkinson’s Disease.  This year, there are many great things happening in the world of Rock Steady Boxing.  If you’ve heard about Rock Steady Boxing, and are interested in being more involved, one of the great parts about Rock Steady Boxing is the volunteer force that all of our coaches and boxers are grateful for.  At The Rock Steady Headquarte…
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5 Best Tips for People Newly Diagnosed with PD

***The following is a repost from The Davis Phinney Foundation April 16, 2019 We recently had the chance to chat with two of our Davis Phinney Foundation Ambassadors who specialize in working with people living with Parkinson’s. Together they shared their five best tips for the newly diagnosed. Brett Miller, Rock Steady Boxing coach and wellness professional recommends that people do the following as soon as they’re diagnosed. #1 – FIND A MOVEMENT DISORDER SPECIALIST (MDS) Movement di…
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RSB Coach Con Comes to Phoenix

  Rock Steady Boxing’s second annual Coaches Conference* is coming to Phoenix, Arizona, September 4-6, 2019! *This conference is restricted to coaches who are RSB Certified and are actively coaching at an authorized RSB affiliate location. This is an advanced “Level 2” training for active, certified RSB coaches and a chance to meet up with hundreds of fellow Rock Steady Coaches from around the world! To register, affiliate coaches should contact their affiliate speci…
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Four-Step Process: Asking For and Accepting Help

by Viki Kind Viki Kind is a bioethicist, professional speaker and award-winning author of The Caregiver’s Path to Compassionate Decision Making: Making Choices for Those Who Can’t and her new Resource Workbook. Viki is an honorary board member of the Well Spouse Association. For additional resources or to book Viki to speak:  www.KindEthics.com  I have cared for six members of my family for many years. And like many family caregivers, I have never been very good at asking for help. Thin…
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