Rock Steady Boxing
EastBay in Concord CA
Fighting Back against Parkinson's disease with Functional Fitness!! Measurable and repeatable specialized Parkinson's training for you or your loved ones.
During COVID-19 We are offering (3) Classes A Week (Very Small Socially distanced Groups) in our 7500sq ft Facility in Concord, CA .
"In Gym" training days are,
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10:30am-11:30am
We also offer "at home" Online Training with new weekly videos as well as a vast video Library of training work outs from Rock Steady Boxing Online University.
RSB EastBay, Concord is
Located inside of CrossFit OverWatch at
Address: 2372 Stanwell Cir. Concord, Ca 94520
Call us today at
Coach Tony DeSousa
Coach Jimmy Greninger
Coach Ashley Greene
Coach Dean Moskovitz
Our Mission: The mission of Rock Steady Boxing EastBay is to empower people with Parkinson’s disease to fight back!
Rock Steady Boxing EastBay gives people with Parkinson’s disease hope by improving their quality of life through a non-contact boxing based fitness curriculum.
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 1.5 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.
In our gym, exercises are largely adapted from 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. Exercises vary in purpose and form but share one common trait: they are rigorous and intended to extend the perceived capabilities of the participant.
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.
Our clients attest, and academic institutions, such as University of Indianapolis and Butler University, are reporting and documenting the improved quality of life among our boxers. Discovery of a cure may be many years away but in the last seven years, there is evidence that progress is made in all stages of the disease by those participating in the RSB program.
Call today to schedule an appointment to visit the gym, speak privately with a Coach, or watch a class in action. Please consult your physician before starting any exercise program.