Rock Steady Boxing Comes to Albion

By: Aprill Murphy

ALBION, Nebraska (July 10, 2024) — Rock Steady Boxing, a unique exercise program, based on training used by boxing pros, and adapted to people with Parkinson’s disease, will now be available at Boone County Health Center. The program involves regular exercises, such as stretching, balancing, circuit-based training and lots of non-contact boxing, led by experienced therapist/coaches.  Rock Steady Boxing serves both men and women of all ages and levels of ability.

“We are fortunate to be able to bring this program to Albion,” said Alicia Fritschle, Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, who successfully completed the Rock Steady Boxing Certification Training, and is certified to offer Rock Steady Boxing training classes to individuals with Parkinson’s disease.

The Rock Steady Boxing Method was developed in Indianapolis over the course of seven years. In 2012, the Training was launched to share the Rock Steady Boxing Method with other people who are fighting back against Parkinson’s.  Today, there are over 770 Rock Steady Boxing affiliate programs around the world, initiated by certified Rock Steady Boxing “Coaches.” All coaches completed the requirements of Rock Steady Boxing and have been officially certified.

“Since its inception, there has always been something special about the Rock Steady Boxing Method,” said Rock Steady Boxing, Inc. President Ryan Cotton.  “In 2006 when Rock Steady was founded, there was little scientific evidence for this method of exercise. Today, there is growing scientific evidence supporting the Rock Steady method. We can confidently say that participants in Rock Steady have few falls, better balance, and better quality of life. Regular and consistent exercise is now considered an essential component for the management of Parkinson’s symptoms.”

Classes are offered in Albion at Boone County Health Center once a week and last about an hour. For additional information about Rock Steady Boxing call Alicia at 402-395-3185.