EXPERIENCE FIGHT BACK FITNESS
EMPOWERING PEOPLE WITH PARKINSON'S
WHO WE ARE
Fight Back Fitness is a non-profit fitness facility located in Brownsburg, Indiana that is dedicated to empowering people with Parkinson's disease to fight back against their symptoms. Formerly known as Rock Steady Boxing of Brownsburg, we offer two fitness programs geared towards people with Parkinson's - Rock Steady Boxing & Pedaling for Parkinson's. If you or someone you know has Parkinson's disease, please come by our gym to see what our classes are like, we would love to have you and help you fight back!
Equipping and Empowering People with Parkinson's to Fight Back
ROCK STEADY BOXING
Rock Steady Boxing came to Brownsburg in October 2014 to provide an effective form of physical exercise
to people who are living with
Parkinson's disease. Though it may
seem surprising, this non-contact,
boxing-inspired fitness routine is
dramatically improving the ability of
people with Parkinson's to live more
independent lives. Rock Steady Boxing
enables people with Parkinson's disease
to fight back by providing fitness
classes that give them hope in
addition to improving their quality of life
and sense of self-worth.
PEDALING FOR PARKINSON'S
Pedaling For Parkinson's was founded by Dr. Jay Alberts, a neuroscientist and researcher at the Cleveland Clinic, and Cathy Frazier, a woman living with Parkinson's disease. Riding a tandem bike at RAGBRAI in 2003, they discovered that cycling reduced Cathy's symptoms. With Dr. Alberts guiding the bike and Ms Frazier on the back, she noticed something interesting after the day's ride. She felt like she didn't have Parkinson's anymore!
The Pedaling For Parkinson's program is a form of “Forced Exercise” on a bicycle. Participants ride for 1 hour - a 10 minute warm up at 60 RPMs, followed by 40 minutes at 80 RPMs, and a 10 minute cool down at 60 RPMs. For convenience, most programs are offered on indoor, stationary bikes.
Participants riding 3 days a week over 8 weeks have shown improvement in their Parkinson's related symptoms by as much as 35%.