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.
Commit to a year and save $5/month with direct debit auto-pay.

One Year Anniversary Celebration

Please join us to celebrate our first year anniversary of opening South Dakota’s 1st Rock Steady Boxing Gym! We’ll have class demos at 12:30 and 2:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 28th, 2018
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Painting for Parkinson’s

Please join us on Saturday, April 28th at 1:00 p.m. for an afternoon of painting and fellowship! Proceeds from tickets sold will go towards: Rock Steady Boxing at The Inn on Westport and South Dakota Parkinson Foundation. Please complete and mail in the registration form by April 25th. Thank you, and we hope to see you soon!

Registration Form

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

Lisa Howard

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.

Video Gallery

KELOLAND: Rock Steady Boosts Fighter Mentality In Parkinson’s Patients

KSFY: Boxing program designed to battle Parkinson’s Disease featuring Kyrsten Fokken

KSFY: Boxing program designed to battle Parkinson’s Disease - Part 1

KSFY: Boxing program designed to battle Parkinson’s Disease - Part 2

KSFY: Boxing program designed to battle Parkinson’s Disease - Part 3

KDLT TV - Rock Steady Boxing

KSFY: Rock Steady Boxing at The Inn on Westport fighting back against Parkinson's disease

June 25, 2018

Rock Steady Boxing fighting back against Parkinson’s disease

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May 16, 2017

Sweet Science Leads to Progress against Parkinson’s Disease

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May, 2017

Inn on Westport Adds Boxing Studio

Senior boxing, anyone? The Inn on Westport this week is opening Rock Steady Boxing studio inside its Sioux Falls center at 4000 S. Westport Ave...

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April 6, 2017

Senior Living Community Opens Boxing Studio To Help Patients With Parkinson’s Disease

A senior living community in Sioux Falls is the first and only facility in South Dakota to feature a program aimed at helping patients with Parkinson’s Disease...

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May 22, 2017

New business: Rock Steady Boxing punches out Parkinson's

A new studio featuring a unique exercising program for individuals with Parkinson’s Disease called Rock Steady Boxing opened at the Inn on Westport in Sioux Falls on Thursday...

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March 31, 2017

Announcing Sioux Falls’ First Rock Steady Boxing Studio for Parkinson’s Opening at The Inn on Westport

The Inn on Westport is thrilled to announce Rock Steady Boxing (RSB), a unique exercise program based on training used by boxing pros and adapted for individuals living...

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April 21, 2017

KELOLAND News Shares Meldon’s Journey with Parkinson’s Disease

Meldon is fighting against Parkinson’s disease through Rock Steady Boxing, a unique exercise program based on training used by boxing pros and adapted for individuals living...

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April 20, 2017

Rock Steady Boosts Fighter Mentality In Parkinson's Patients

Muhammad Ali was known as "the champ" and arguably the greatest boxer of all time. He was also known for bringing awareness to Parkinson's Disease...

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April 6, 2017

Nationwide boxing program to fight Parkinson's Disease comes to Sioux Falls

It's an empowering program to battle Parkinson's Disease called Rock Steady Boxing (RSB) and it's new to South Dakota. The program features unique exercises...

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Fighting Back Against Parkinson’s Disease