Press Release: Rock Steady Boxing for Parkinson’s at Hybrid Fitness


Rock Steady Boxing Madison
2881 Commerce Park Drive, Ste B
Fitchburg, WI 53719
(608) 276-8074


Madison, WI — April 5th, 2016 — Rock Steady Boxing, a unique exercise program, based on training used by boxing pros, and adapted for people with Parkinson’s disease, will now be available for the first time in the state of Wisconsin, through Rock Steady Boxing Madison and Hybrid Athletic Club.
“We are fortunate to be able to bring this program to Madison,” said Ryan Berndt, who along with his wife and business partner Sarah Berndt, successfully completed the Rock Steady Boxing Training Camp, and is certified to offer Rock Steady Boxing training classes to individuals with Parkinson’s disease who live in the area. April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month and a Rock Steady Boxing open house will take place April 23rd from 11am-1pm at Hybrid Athletic Club.
The Rock Steady Boxing Method was developed in Indianapolis over the course of seven years and launched in 2012 to share the Rock Steady Boxing Method with other people who are fighting back against Parkinson’s. The training centers around promoting muscle and neurological triggers helpful in combating Parkinson’s. Today, there are 98 Rock Steady Boxing affiliates in 36 states, and international affiliates in Australia and Canada, initiated by certified Rock Steady Boxing “Coaches”. All completed the requirements of Rock Steady Boxing and have been officially certified by the Rock Steady Boxing headquarters and training center in Indianapolis.
“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 andexperience 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.”
The program involves regular exercises, such as stretching, bicycling, 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.
Rock Steady Boxing, Inc., a non-profit organization, was founded in Indianapolis in 2006 with six participants. Participation continues to grow by appealing to men and women ranging in age from 35 to 90. Classes are geared to people at all stages of Parkinson’s disease. Multiple volunteers contribute their time and talents to assist with the classes.
Additional information about Rock Steady Boxing Inc. and Parkinson’s disease is available at