Rock Steady Boxing Training Options

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.

Rock Steady Boxing Group Fitness Classes

Affiliate Training Camp

  • The Affiliate Training Camp is designed to prepare the learner to operate a new Rock Steady Boxing location. This camp focuses on the business logistics of running an RSB location. This camp is completed in an online format. A new affiliate owner must first complete Coach Training Camp.
    • Prior to establishing an affiliate location, there is an application and approval process to be completed by Rock Steady staff.
    • $800 annual affiliate fee per location.

Head Coach Training Camp

  • Head Coach Training Camp prepares fitness and medical professionals to deliver Rock Steady Boxing in a group fitness setting. This course is an essential first step in developing a new Rock Steady Affiliate location. To become a new Rock Steady Affiliate owner, one must complete online and in-person training. This person is responsible for leading classes and ensuring the competency of all other coaches within the affiliate.  A location can have more than one head coach.
    • Pre-requisites: Medical professional license, NCCA certified fitness professional or equivalent, a degree in an exercise science-related field of study
    • Training: 10hr online training prior to attending an 8hr in-person skills camp
    • $899 new affiliate and includes Affiliate Training Camp, $699 new head coach at existing affiliate does not include Affiliate Training Camp.

Coach Training Camp

  • Coach Training Camp prepares fitness and medical professionals to deliver Rock Steady Boxing in a group fitness setting. A coach is able to lead classes independently. A coach is required to complete the online training. Skills competencies are attained through the affiliate’s head coach.
    • Pre-requisites: Medical professional license, NCCA certified fitness professional or equivalent, a degree in an exercise science-related field of study
    • Training: 10hr online training
    • $399 for a new coach at an existing affiliate location

Assistant Coach Training Camp

  • This camp will train Assistant Rock Steady Boxing Coaches to assist a Rock Steady Head Coach in delivering a Rock Steady group class. At the completion of this course, the learner will be prepared to assist in the delivery of RSB class. Completion of this course does not prepare the learner to independently lead a Rock Steady Class.
    • Pre-requisites: Associated with an existing affiliate location, no degree or certification is required
    • Training: 3hr online training
    • $90 for assistant coaches at an existing location

Volunteer Training Camp

  • Volunteer Training Camp is for those essential individuals that volunteer to support their local RSB location. This course is an introduction to the RSB history, method, and philosophy, and also covers some essential safety information for volunteers. This training is free to volunteers.
    • Pre-requisites: Associated with an existing affiliate location, no degree or certification is required
    • Training: 1.5hr online training
    • Free for volunteers at existing locations

2023 In-Person Training Dates

  • January 26-27, 2023 – Indianapolis, IN
  • March 11-12, 2023 – United Kingdom (UK)
  • March 16, 2023 – MAR JCC, Miami, FL
  • April 27-28, 2023 – Indianapolis, IN
  • August 25-26, 2023 – Huntsville, AL
  • October 20-21, 2023 – Irvine, CA

Rock Steady Boxing Clinician Training

Rock Steady Clinician Training Camp

  • Clinician Training Camp is for medical providers (mainly therapy and rehabilitation professionals) to learn to deliver the RSB method 1:1 in a clinical setting. Ideally, an RSB Clinician should work in collaboration with their local RSB gym to deliver the best care using the RSB Method. This course is delivered in a combined online and in-person format.
    • Pre-requisites: Current license in medical or rehabilitation profession
    • Training: 8hr online, 8hr in-person skills lab
    • $899 for a three-year certification, recertification by course, and exam after three years

2022 Clinician In-Person Training Dates

  • December 2, 2022 – Indianapolis, IN

“Rock Steady has been a wonderful addition to our community. I love the programming suggestions and it has helped me become better at a job I have had for almost 20 years! Thank you Rock Steady!” - Nancy