About Us

 
 

Rock Steady Boxing

 A non-contact boxing based fitness curriculum

The 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. Rock Steady Boxing is the first gym in the country dedicated to the fight against Parkinson’s.

 

Various studies 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.

The Solution

The History

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

 

Newman began intense, one-on-one, boxing training just a few years after he was diagnosed with early-onset Parkinson’s at the age of 40. Newman witnessed the dramatic improvement in his physical health, agility, and daily functioning through the intense and high-energy workouts.

Weekly Events

 

Thursday's Events

Every Thursday, from 10 am-11:00 am, at Zane State

  • Aquatic Exercise 

  • No Swimming Involved

  • Free! Free! Free!

  • All exercises are led by licensed therapists

 

We are proudly sponsored by the Zanesville chapter of Fraternal Order of Eagles

 

Tuesday's Events

Every Tuesday, from 10 am-11:30 am, at IBEW 1105

  • Rock Steady Boxing

  • Balance Control

  • Gait Training

  • Core Strengthening

  • Chair Volleyball for FUN!

  • $5 per person

  • All exercises are led by licensed therapists

 

 

We are proudly sponsored by the IBEW 1105

 

 

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Contact Us

We are here to help you and patients with a movement disorder.

Please reach out to us if you have any questions.

 
Donations

Zanesville Parkinson’s Group  / All Shook Up is dedicated to promoting exercise for patients with movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease.  Patients from five SE Ohio counties come to delay the effects of Parkinson’s through the exercises led by our licensed therapists.  Your donations will go towards equipment presently and in the future, a larger facility.

Our Sponsors 

Our Corporate Sponsors

Genesis Healthcare Syetem

Century National Bank

Our Sponsors 

F.O.E. Zanesville #302

I.B.E.W. 1105

 

We are the Zanesville Parkinson's Group and we are here to improve the quality of life for individuals with movement disorders. Through constant support, education, and community outreach we strive to foster a culture of optimism and improved physical & emotional health for patients and families.

The Zanesville Parkinson's, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, gives people with Parkinson’s disease hope by improving their quality of life through a non-contact boxing based fitness curriculum.

Who Are We?

Rock Steady Boxing

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Our Latest Gathering

On September 12th 2018, we all gathered at Rogge Pavilion OUZ to play, learn, and celebrate all the different ways we have overcame something we all falsy believed would hold us back.

 

Together we fight back against Parkinson's!

 

 

 

God Outting