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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 are designed to 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 may benefit anyone, at any level of Parkinson’s, and may actually lessen their symptoms and lead to a healthier, happier life.

Boxing classes, taught by Rock Steady Boxing Certified 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.


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    Sanford Canton/Inwood 400 N Hiawatha Drive 605-764-1480 Becky Berentschot, BIG trained 605-764-1400
    Custer Regional Hospital Montgomery Street 605-673-2229
    Kennedy Weiland, ST – LSVT LOUD certified 605-995-6370
    Black Hills VA Healthcare System 113 Comanche Road 605-347-7000
    Tiffany Stuelpnagel, OT – LSVT BIG certified 605-995-6370
    Huron Regional Medical Center 172 4th Street SE 605-352-6253
    Prairie Rehabilitation 106 N Cedar Street 507-449-2003
    Kristen Fox, Certified in LSVT BIG 411 Se 10th Street Ste 103 Madison, SD 57042 605-556-0175 Heather Hagberg, Certified LSVT LOUD Therapist Madison Regional Hospital 605-256-8915
    Avera Hand County Hospital 300 W 5th Street 605-853-0350
    Avera Therapy 200 E Havens Avenue 605-995-6374 Driver Assessment & Rehabilitation Becky Weich, OT - LSVT BIG and PwR! certified 605-995-6370 Desiree McIntyre, PTA – LSVT BIG certified 605-995-6370 Taylor Wheeler, OT – PwR! certified 605-995-6370 Kennedy Weiland, ST – LSVT LOUD certified 605-995-6370 Libby Olson, PT – LSVT BIG 605-995-6370
    Parker Medical Clinic Parker Outpatient Therapy 100 E Sanborn Street 605-760-5066
    Tiffany Stuelpnagel, OT – LSVT BIG certified 605-995-6370
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    Michelle Kemnitz, OT – LSVT BIG 605-995-6370
    RC Regional Rehabilitation Institute 2908 5th Street 605-755-1408
    Tiffany Stuelpnagel, OT – LSVT BIG certified 605-995-6370
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    Pioneer Memorial Hospital 315 N Washington Street 605-326-3009
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    Kennedy Weiland, ST – LSVT LOUD certified 605-995-6370 Sue Krutzfeldt, PT – PwR! 605-995-6370
    Avera Sacred Heart Hospital 501 Summit 605-668-8268
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