Affiliate Certification Training
Rock Steady Boxing is a program, not a place. Our goal is to educate as many people as possible about the benefits of intense exercise, and to establish safe and welcoming programs in every community for people with Parkinson’s to fight back.
During the Affiliate Certification Training (ACT), you will learn boxing skills and techniques and the specific ways that intense exercise impacts Parkinson’s. This training is intended for personal trainers, physical therapists, rehab facilities, boxing coaches, community centers – anyone who wants to learn how to begin group RSB classes in their own community and join our affiliate family.
The ACT provides an overview of Parkinson’s disease, beginning boxing techniques and adaptations of our fitness program designed to combat 23 common symptoms of PD. The course includes both an online 15 Round Certification Training as well as a one-day hands-on training in our Parkinson’s classes at an authorized RSB Affiliate location.
This graded online educational training provides the knowledge and understanding of the special challenges of working with the PD population, while the hands-on experience at one of our RSB Affiliate locations bridges the gap between theory and practice and provides examples of how to conduct a class and scale for any ability level. Together, this provides attendees a foundational education that prepares them to begin training people with PD in their home community.
Rock Steady Boxing focuses on the people we serve, not the building or the organization hosting the program. Successful Rock Steady programs are being presented in boxing gyms, senior centers, hospital rehabilitation centers, private clubs, garages and anywhere a heavy bag is available.