Rock Steady

"In the ring of life, it's not about how hard you can hit, but how many times you can get hit and keep moving forward." -Rocky Balboa

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

Rock Steady Boxing originated in Indianapolis with just one gym and 6 members and has now grown into a worldwide phenomenon with over 800 affiliates around the globe. We are proud to be the FIRST to bring this life changing program to the metro area. Exercises are largely adapted from NON-CONTACT boxing drills. Boxers condition for optimal agility, speed, muscular endurance, accuracy, hand-eye coordination, footwork and overall strength to defend against and overcome opponents. At RSB, Parkinson’s Disease is the opponent. We help you FIGHT BACK.

With all the choices of affiliates available now – why choose us? We are a private and independently owned gym. RSB classes are closed to the public, so you will never feel self conscious walking through a crowded health spa, or find yourself fighting for a parking spot. We offer 12 classes a week for ALL levels of PD, and you will be assessed and placed accordingly. We have our own yoga studio for Deyoga Stretch for PD (included in your membership!) – designed by US with YOU in mind. Finally, we are SO much more than just a gym. We are a family. We support each other. We have parties, we dress up, we have dance offs – we have FUN! And of course there is Coach Mike. Our fearless leader and Co-owner, Mike Martelli is a former Olympic hopeful and competitive boxer (read more about him and our other great trainers on our team page) – his knowledge of boxing and hands on experience as a fighter, passion for helping people and the amount of sweat equity he puts into every class is what makes RBS Troy such a special place.



RSB Boxing 1:00-2:30pm
RSB Boxing 5:30-7pm

Deyoga Stretch for PD 12:30-1:30pm
Deyoga Stretch for PD 5:30-6:30pm

RSB Boxing 1:00-2:30pm

RSB Boxing 11-12:30pm


Deyoga Stretch for PD 11-12pm

RSB Boxing 12-1:30pm

RSB Boxing 12-1:30pm


RSB Boxing 11-12:30pm

Deyoga Stretch for PD 11-12pm

RSB Boxing 11-12:30pm


One time enrollment fee of $120, which includes the PD assessment and one each of the following: Boxing gloves, speed wraps, 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

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 and

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“Mike’s leadership in providing an outstanding rocksteady program with an outstanding facility is truly an amazing experience. I can’t imagine anyone providing a better rocksteady experience.”

“I was first diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2010. I have been a participant in Rock Steady Boxing Troy for more than three years and truly believe that my commitment to the program has been instrumental in slowing the progression of the disease. I currently spend nearly 6 months of the year in Georgia where, unfortunately there is no RSB. I am therefore attending a different program. While that program is collegial, supportive and attempts to touch on many aspect of RSB, it in my opinion lacks the scope and intensity demonstrated at the Troy affiliate. I believe, and my wife confirms, that being away from RSB Troy is contributing to a visible advancement of the disease. I truly miss the Troy RSB program and look forward to my return in April.”

“I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in August of 2018. I joined the RSB program at the beginning of February 2019.  I am so excited about Rock Steady Boxing! I am exercising with a group of friendly, supportive people. All of my attempts at a consistent and challenging exercise routine felt scattered. With RSB I feel like everything we do is coordinated to help each of us reach our goals. I felt the warmth and welcome right away. Mike, Deb and my fellow group members all make Rock Steady the right spot for me to keep moving!”

“This gym has become a second home during the three years I have been a member. The opportunity to exercise with other people who have Parkinson’s is a big motivator. We have built a strong community of mutual support. In addition to the excellent physical training, we have a lot of opportunities to share information about medications, doctors, and Parkinson’s research. I also lost 30 pounds and kept it off!”

“Rock Steady Boxing Troy helps me maintain a positive attitude while helping generate stronger muscles.”