Classes & Programs
Rock Steady Boxing
Rock Steady Boxing, Belleville at Belleville Health and Sports Center, received “Star Affiliate of the Month” for December from the National Rock Steady Organization. Rock Steady Belleville, began in June 2016 with over 100 Rock Steady participants slowing down their symptoms of their disease while gaining incredible strength and confidence. We see miracles happen every day in this program. We are fighting back!
Coaches: Denise Dill, Marsha Hohe, Theresa Waldhoff and Kate Gattuso
Classes: 5 classes per week with 35 boxers enrolled in the program. Tuesdays and Thursdays are their most popular days with 18-20 boxers attending class then.
Training Tip: We love having our boxers repeat words in their loudest voice so they can activate and use their vocal cords. Our favorite moves are doing focus mitt work with the boxers and circuit work where they are slamming balls, jumping rope, doing twinkle toes on a bench to loud, motivating music. The energy in the room is amazing!
Amazed by the Miracles: We had a participant come to his first class using a cane to walk. He could not stand for more than a few minutes at a time and he had to be pulled up to get out of the chair. The second week of classes, he forgot to bring his cane and he was fine throughout the whole class. Every time we see him, we see a miracle. He is getting so strong and his wife is grateful for not having to pull him up anymore. This is only one story; we have so many miracles happening in the classes every day!
The Belleville Health and Sports Center’s Rock Steady Boxing Belleville is the first non-contact boxing program in the country dedicated to people with Parkinson’s disease.
Studies have found that forced, intense exercise can delay and reduce the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
Rock Steady Boxing Belleville
Marsha Hohe – Denise Dill
Tuesday 11 am to 12:30 pm
Thursday 11 am to 12 pm
A doctor’s release and initial screening must be completed before starting the Rock Steady program.
To get started, call 618-398-2778.
Please call if you have any questions.
Monday - Thursday: 5am - 9:00pm
Friday: 5am - 6pm
Saturday - Sunday: 7am - 3pm