Rock Steady Beauties and Beasts is an RSB affiliate located in North Attleboro Massachusetts, conveniently situated between Boston, MA and Providence, RI. Operating out of Striking Beauties Fighting and Fitness University, Home of Peter Manfredo, Sr., of Manfredo’s Boxing and Tiffany Chapdelaine Wetherbee of Torched Kickboxing.

RSB Beauties And Beasts is comfortably established in a beautiful, clean, renovated, free standing building in downtown North Attleboro just miles away from 95 South, 95 North, 495, 295 and Route 1.

RSB is handicap accessible and offers complimentary parking for your convenience.

 

What We Do:

Founded in 2006 by former Marion County (Indiana) prosector, Scott C. Newman, after his early diagnosis with Parkinson’s disease at age 40 Rock Steady Boxing (RSB) was formed. It is the first-of-its-kind nonprofit gym created to offer an effective form of physical exercise to people who are living with Parkinson’s. RSB’s non-contact, boxing style fitness program was specifically designed for those with Parkinson’s disease. Why Boxing? Boxing is an intense training that works by moving your body in all planes of motion while continuously changing the routine as one progresses through the workout. Resent studies suggest specific intense exercise programs dramatically improve the lives of people with Parkinson’s by enhancing their ability to live independent lives.

These types of programs may be “neural-protective” actually working to delay the progression of symptoms. RSB classes have been proven that anyone, at any level of Parkinson’s can actually lesson their symptoms and lead a healthier, happier life.

What We Offer:

  1. Assessment & Classes: ~ A scheduled assessment where you will undergo several fitness/flexibility and balance tests to determine the appropriate class level. ~ Level 1-4 classes, which accommodate varying degrees of Parkinson’s and fitness. ~ Regardless of the assigned level, the RSBmethod provides encouragement and support through a “tough love” approach fostering maximum effort, speed, strength, balance and flexibility.
  2. Support:Boxers and caregivers gather for support, listen to guest speakers, receive tips on nutrition, learn new PD research and development, and much more.
  3. Camaraderie:Friendship and emotional support for boxers and their cornermen.

What’s a class like?

Training classes, taught by Certified Personal Trainers, and Fitness Instructors, include an exercise program that attacks Parkinson’s at it’s vulnerable neurological points. While focusing on overall fitness, strength training, reaction time and balance, workouts include: ring work, focus mitts, heavy bags, speed bags, double-ended bags, jump rope, core work, calisthenics and circuit weight training. No boxing experience is necessary and people of all ages are invited to participate. Boxers both male and female, range in age from mid 30’s to early 90’s.

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We are a Rock Steady Boxing Affiliate in North Attleboro Massachusetts

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Did you know there’s a way for people with Parkinson’s disease to fight back in our community?

Rock Steady Boxing is a first-of-its-kind organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Patients at all levels of symptom progression are seeing improved motor function as a result of intense non-contact, boxing style exercise. We’re proud to say that Rock Steady Boxing Beauties & Beasts has joined the fight against Parkinson’s disease right here in North Attleboro and Taunton!

Medical research is proving early validation of the effects of forced or intense exercise:

  • Combs, Stephanie A., Diehl, M. Dyer, Staples, William H., Conn, Lindsay, Davis, Kendra, Lewis, Nicole, Schaneman, Katie. Boxing Training for Patients With Parkinson’s Disease: A Case Series. Physical Therapy, Vol. 91 – No. 1, pp.1-11, January 2011
  • Hirsch, M. A., Farley, B.G. Exercise and neuroplasticity in persons living with Parkinson’s disease. European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation, Vol.45 – No. 2, pp.215-228, June 2009.
  • Ahlskog, Ph.D. M.D. J. Eric. Does vigorous exercise have a neuroprotective effect in Parkinson disease? American Academy of Neurology, Neurology 2011, pp 288-294, July 27, 2011.
  • Ridgel, Angela L., Vitek, Jerrold L., Alberts, Jay L. Forced, Not Voluntary, Exercise Improves Motor Function in Parkinson’s Disease Patients. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, vol. 23 – No. 6, pp 600-608, July/August, 2009.

 

In the words of the neurological specialists…

  • “We’re optimistic that exercise may be having the effect of slowing the course of Parkinson’s disease.”  Elizabeth Zauber, Indiana University Neurology, Movement Disorder Specialist
  • “Twenty-five percent of my patients come from Rock Steady… the changes to their speech, to their cognition, are much slower in those patients. They don’t get worse as quickly, and they tend to be better cognitively for longer.” – Jessica Huber, Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences Associate Professor, Purdue University
  • “The results from Rock Steady are awesome and impressive…We have evidence that aerobic exercise of any kind can reverse or slow down the progression of Parkinson’s disease. I am thumbs up because it works. People are happier and they are doing better with it.” – Michael Sermersheim, JWM Neurology

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions, need more information or brochures.

We’d love for you to be our partner in this fight against Parkinson’s disease.

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