Rock Steady Boxing is a unique exercise program, based on training used by boxing pros, and adapted for people with Parkinson’s disease.

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SCHEDULE:

COBRAS
Monday- RSB Boxing 1-2:30pm

.               RSB Boxing 5:30-7pm

Tuesday – Deyoga Stretch for PD 1-2:30pm

.                 Deyoga Stretch for PD 5:30-7pm

Thursday – RSB Boxing 1-2:30pm

Saturday – RSB Boxing 11-12:30pm

 

RATTLERS
Monday – Deyoga Stretch for PD 10:30-12:00pm

Wednesday – RSB Boxing 12-1:30pm

Friday – RSB Boxing 12-1:30pm

 

VIPERS

Monday – RSB Boxing 11-12:30pm

Tuesday – Deyoga Stretch for PD 11-12:30pm

Thursday – RSB Boxing 11-12:30pm

 

PRICING:

One time enrollment fee of $120, which includes the PD assessment and one each of the following: Boxing gloves, speed wraps, yoga blanket, t-shirt and tote bag.

Membership is $145 per month.

To enhance the Rock Steady Boxing Program, we have incorporated yoga as part of our membership.  Research proves that regular stretching and certain postures can help increase motor function, mobility, balance, strength, improve your mood and sleep and so much more!  Please read the following articles to educate yourself on how YOGA can improve your quality of life if you have Parkinson’s Disease!”

Yoga Journal – Moving On with Parkinson’s

Yoga Journal – Recommended Poses for Parkinson’s Disease

American Parkinson Disease Association – Yoga Visibly Reduces Tremors and Improves the Steadiness of Gait

The Michael J Fox Foundation – Yoga for Parkinsons: What the Research Says

Huffpost Healthy Living – Yoga Hope for Parkinson’s Patients

Rock Steady Boxing is now available in the Troy area at The Boxing Rink™. The program involves regular exercises, such as stretching, running, jump-roping, push-ups, balancing and lots of non-contact boxing, led by experienced trainers/coaches. Rock Steady Boxing serves both men and women of all ages and levels of ability.

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“We are proud to be the FIRST to bring this program to Southeastern Michigan,” said Carol Schram, Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Rock Steady Boxing Trainer. Michael Martelli, Professional Boxing Coach, CPT, Certified Rock Steady Boxing Trainer and owner of The Boxing Rink, along with Deb Colling, Certified Yoga Instructor and CPT will be teaming up with Schram to bring the Rock Steady Program to life. Contact Michael Martelli to schedule an assessment or for further information.

The Boxing Rink is housed in a 6,100 square foot facility, complete with a 20 foot boxing ring, twenty 110 pound hydro-heavy bags, a fully loaded free weight area, 2000 square feet of open mat for cardio conditioning, agility and boot camp training, and Deyoga Room for heated yoga.

Rock Steady Boxing, Inc., a non-profit organization, was founded in Indianapolis in 2006 with six participants. The Rock Steady Boxing Method was developed over the course of seven years. In 2012, the Training Camp was launched to share the Rock Steady Boxing Method and help others with Parkinson’s disease fight back – worldwide. Today, there are 80 Rock Steady Boxing affiliates in 27 states, as well as international affiliates in Australia and Canada, with over 200 certified Rock Steady Boxing Coaches in the world, and growing every day.

“We have always believed in the Rock Steady Boxing Method,” said Rock Steady Boxing, Inc. Executive Director Joyce Johnson. “When evidence began to emerge that our program had a very positive impact on the ‘boxers’, our mission became clear – to share our knowledge and experience with all people with Parkinson’s. That is why we decided to make our training available worldwide – to train as many as we can so together we can improve the care of people with Parkinson’s everywhere.”

It is estimated that 1-1.5 million Americans have Parkinson’s disease, with as many as estimated 30,000 diagnosed in Michigan.

Additional information about Rock Steady Boxing Inc. and Parkinson’s disease is available at www.rocksteadyboxing.org and www.parkinsonsmi.org

ABOUT THE TRAINERS:

HEAD COACH/BOXING TRAINER: Mike Martelli is owner of The Boxing Rink and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Oakland University.  He is a Certified Rock Steady Boxing Trainer, a Certified Personal Trainer through NASM, CPR/AED certified, as well as being specialized in Senior Fitness, MMA Conditioning, Youth Exercise and Fitness Nutrition also through NASM.  He is a sanctioned Boxing Coach with USA Boxing and completed the SafeSport Training through the US Olympic Committee, as is The Boxing Rink a sanctioned gym. Mike started boxing at the age of 12 at local boxing gyms in South Eastern Michigan. He soon caught the attention of veteran trainers who took Mike under their wing and were grooming him to become a champion. A natural at the sport, he won the Silver Gloves State Championship at 14 years old. An invitation to try out for the 1984 Olympics soon followed. An unfortunate accident, resulting in a shattered wrist, suddenly ended this dream. Mike hung up the gloves and went on to finish his education, and pursued his engineering career. In recent years he was feeling unfulfilled and unsure what to do about it. Mike decided to quit his job, and go back to what he truly loves- BOXING. He has used this training method to not only help others, but to help himself as well.

HEAD COACH: Carol Schram is a Certified Rock Steady Boxing Trainer, a Certified Personal Trainer through the ACE and CPR/AED certified. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University and is working on completing her Master’s degree in Psychology. After her husband was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2011, she was inspired to become trained in the Rock Steady Boxing Method. The intense, high-energy RSB workouts have helped many with PD to dramatically improve their daily functioning. As a Rock Steady Coach, she is helping those with PD to maintain a better quality of life while living with the disease.

YOGA INSTRUCTOR: Deb Colling is a Certified Personal Trainer, CPR/AED certified and 200 hour Certified Yoga Teacher, and has been a professional in the industry for over a decade. She emphasizes proper form and alignment over the number of reps for each of her clients. She loves helping people feel better about themselves and excels at finding each person’s individual needs. She has developed a specific yoga course – Deyoga Stretch for PD – to help those with Parkinson’s to compliment the Rock Steady Boxing Troy’s program.