Rock Steady Madison is the first affiliate of the original Rock Steady Boxing Program in Wisconsin! Certified instructors and owners, Ryan & Sarah Berndt, along with certified instructor and trainer Patti Batt, are uniquely able to provide this non-contact boxing workout to people living with Parkinson’s. Rock Steady Madison’s program is dramatically improving the ability of people with Parkinson’s to live independent, healthy lives.
Rock Steady Madison enables people with Parkinson’s disease to fight their disease by providing non-contact boxing style fitness programs that improve their quality of life and sense of efficacy and self worth. Recent studies support that intense exercise programs may be “neuro-protective,” actually working to delay the progression of symptoms. Rock Steady Madison provides encouragement through a “tough love” approach, inspiring maximum effort, speed, strength, balance and flexibility. Boxing works by moving your body in all planes of motion while continuously changing the routine as you progress through the workout. Rock Steady Madison classes have proven that anyone, at any level of Parkinson’s, can actually lessen their symptoms and lead healthier and happier life!
Training classes are taught by Certified Personal Trainers and include an exercise program that attacks Parkinson’s at its vulnerable neurological points. While focusing on overall fitness, strength training, reaction time and balance, workouts include: ring work, focus mitts, heavy bags, speed bags, double-ended bags, jump rope, core work, calisthenics and circuit weight training. No boxing experience is necessary and people of all ages are invited to participate. Boxers, both male and female, range in age from mid-30s to early 90s.