Rock Steady Boxing offers a 2 day Training Camp to teach our amazing “Rock Steady Method” to fight back against Parkinson’s disease, and over 1,500 people from around the world have traveled to Indianapolis to learn our methods.
During Training Camp, you will learn boxing skills and techniques and the specific ways that intense exercise impacts Parkinson’s. This training is for personal trainers, occupational therapists, rehab facilities, community centers, boxing coaches – anyone who wants to learn how to start group classes in their own community and join the affiliate program.
Training Camp (the boxing term for “seminar”) 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 classroom instruction, hands-on training and a workout in the gym with Rock Steady boxers.
This experience in the gym bridges the gap between theory and practice, and provides examples of how to conduct a class, scale for any ability level.
Training Camp provides knowledge and understanding of the special challenges of working with the PD population and 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 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.
- Coaches must be at least 18 years of age and must attend the entire two-day seminar to be eligible for coaching certification.
- Training Camp participation is restricted to new coaches who are joining the Rock Steady Boxing affiliate program and coaches from existing Rock Steady Boxing authorized affiliate locations.