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Real Results From
Rock Steady Boxing VC/LA

Henry came into the gym in a wheelchair. He was 70 years old suffering from Parkinson’s, along with the many other side effects and ailments of aging with a degenerative disease. He had very limited range-of-motion and was understandably depressed. As we started to work together, I quickly noticed his willingness to work hard and allow himself to be guided by me, as I pushed him past what he thought he could do. His confidence began to increase, along with his movements. Within 6 months he went from a wheelchair to a walker to a cane. Every session I challenged Henry to push further, go faster, punch harder, and be stronger. He couldn’t get enough of feeling, “I can do this”. The day he walked into the gym with no assistive devices was cause to pause, and CELEBRATE! Henry had always loved playing basketball. Our mutual goal was to get him back on the court. It took time, hard work, and perseverance, but we accomplished his goal, and he has never looked back.

Advocates For Rock Steady Boxing

Dr. Stephanie Combs, M.D.

"After 12 weeks of training there were measurable improvements in gait, balance, posture, mood, voice and overall quality of life. It’s never too late to achieve benefits, but Parkinson’s patients beginning this workout upon diagnosis may delay progression and potentially reverse some symptoms.”

Dr. Stephanie Combs, M.D.
Dr. Adam Darby

“Many of my patients depend on this program and would have likely declined without it. Rock Steady Boxing VC/LA’s non-contact boxing and exercise program addresses the difficulties associated with Parkinson’s disease. It focuses on balance, fall prevention, agility, mental focus, voice projection and other modalities that lead to greater independence and quality of life. Their program is scientifically proven to delay progression of Parkinson’s symptoms. I thank Lisa and Yvette for the prompt implementation of their program to the Zoom online platform to keep Parkinson’s patients MOVING, thriving, safe and in control of their lives.”
– Dr. Adam Darby of UCLA Neurology, Ventura & Los Angeles Counties

Dr. Michael Sermersheim

“I recommend patients because the evidence proves the intense exercise modalities used in the Rock Steady Boxing method can reverse or slow down the progression of Parkinson’s Disease. People are happier, healthier and leading more independent lives.”
– Dr. Michael Sermersheim, JWM Neurology

Dr J. Eric Ahlskog

“Numerous studies report the impact of vigorous exercise for P.D. patients. The Rock Steady Boxing Method is proven to have a neuro-protective effect on brain functioning leading to less cognitive decline and better overall health.”
– Dr J. Eric Ahlskog, Ph.D., M.D.

Various studies performed in the 1980s and 1990s supported the notion that rigorous exercise, emphasizing gross motor movement, balance, core strength, and rhythm, could favorably impact range of motion, flexibility, posture, gait, and activities of daily living. More recent studies, most notably at Cleveland Clinic, focus on the concept of intense “forced” exercise, and have begun to suggest that certain kinds of exercise may be neuro-protective, i.e., actually slowing disease progression.