Rock Steady Boxing

About Rock Steady Boxing

Rock Steady Boxing enables individuals with Parkinson’s disease to fight their disease by providing non-contact boxing-style fitness programs that improve their quality-of-life and sense of efficacy and self-worth. Recent studies also suggest that intense exercise programs may be “neuro-protective,” actually working to   delay the progression of symptoms. Rock Steady Boxing provides encouragement  by inspiring maximum effort, speed, strength, balance and flexibility. Boxing works by moving your body in all planes of motion while continuously changing the routine as you progress through the workout. Rock Steady Boxing classes have proven that anyone, at any level of Parkinson’s, can actually lessen their symptoms and lead to a healthier, happier life.

What’s a Class Like?

Boxing classes, taught by Certified Rock Steady Boxing Coaches, include an exercise program that attacks Parkinson’s at its vulnerable neurological points. While focusing on overall fitness, strength training, reaction time and balance, workouts include: focus mitts, heavy bags, speed 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-30s to early 90s.


PD 1/2 – 3 Days a Week (Cornerman may be required)
Monday/Wednesday/Fridays 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. FULL

PD 1/2 – 2 Days a Week (Cornerman may be required)
Tuesday/Thursdays 5 – 6:30 p.m.

PD 1/2/3 – 3 Days A Week (Cornerman may be required)
Monday/Tuesday/Thursdays 2:30 – 4:00

PD 3/4 – 2 days a Week (Cornerman Required)
Tuesday/Thursday 12:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.


One–time assessment fee: $50
(includes boxing gloves and hand wraps)

RSB Monthly Membership: $75/month includes 2-3 class per week.
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Contact Info

4000 South Westport Avenue
Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57106
Phone: 605-362-1210
Program Director: Lisa Howard
(605) 362-1210 or

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Meet the Team

Our Rock Steady Boxing Program Director, Lisa Howard, has spent the last 20 years developing programs in Sioux Falls for older adults to help them remain active and healthy. Lisa’s passion and enthusiasm for improving the quality of life for those living with Parkinson’s shines through her coaching.

Laura Johnson, Director of Nursing, has been at The Inn on Westport for over 7 years. Laura’s extensive clinical knowledge about Parkinson’s disease is an invaluable on-site resource for the program.