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The Parkinson's Challenge
Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative movement disorder which can cause deterioration of motor skills, balance, speech and sensory function. The Parkinson ’s disease Foundation estimates there are more than 1 million people in the United States diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, and more than 60,000 people are diagnosed each year. 


What to Expect in Class

The Rock Steady Boxing Mission

Rock Steady Boxing empowers people with Parkinson’s disease to fight back. It is the first boxing program of its kind in the country and was founded in 2006 by former Marion County (Indiana) Prosecutor, Scott C. Newman, who is living with Parkinson’s.

A MESSAGE FROM CONNIE ON ROCK STEADY BOXING

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SOL Fitness Certification 

Connie Udell and Doug Anderson have been certified in the Affiliate Certification Training (ACT). The program provides certification to teach the “Rock Steady Method” here in our local community and enabled us to join the Affiliate family, helping us lead the way in the fight against Parkinson’s disease.


The RSB Affiliate Certification Training program incorporates an overview of Parkinson’s disease and beginner boxing techniques. In addition it includes an online 15 Round Certification Training and a one-day, hands-on training in Parkinson’s classes at an authorized RSB Affiliate location. We learned how to conduct a class and scale for every ability level. You will always feel welcome and included in this fun and carefully managed non-contact boxing class. 

My incredible mother, Georgia Honeysett, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease (PD). She encouraged me to take my first training called PWR! Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery. In 2010 there were no other training programs within the Rock County area specifically designed to meet the needs of those with Parkinson’s. Since that time I have met a large number in the Parkinson’s community including their caregivers! They have become my family and enriching their lives through fitness has become my goal!


Becoming a Rock Steady Boxing Coach and Affiliate in two locations has been an exciting and rewarding adventure that I am so pleased to share with my PD family! On a side note my mother passed before I had the chance to get her into this exceptional program. I know she would have loved this experience! She is with me at every class I coach!

Rock Steady Boxing fights against Parkinson’s using exercises adapted from boxing drills. At RSB Parkinson’s disease is the opponent. Exercises vary in purpose and form but share one common trait: they are rigorous and intended to extend the perceived capabilities of the participant.​ In class you will move your body in all planes of motion while continually changing the routine as you progress through the workout. 


Join us at one of our two locations:

SOL Fitness - Janesville                        Tuesday & Thursday @ 1:00 PM

Big Hill Park - Beloit                              Tuesday & Thursday @ 5:30 PM


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SOL Fitness & Personal Training 

                                              Healthy Bodies  ~  Healthy Souls

 

Annual Family Parkinson's Night

Each year SOl Fitness and Personal Training hosts an annual family night for people with Parkinson's, their families and caregivers to come together. The 4th Annual event will take  place in September 2019.


This year we are looking for your stories and to share your personal Parkinson's journey. Sometime we just need a story to help us remember or heal.