Fighting back against Parkinson’s.

The Lakes at Stillwater offers Rock Steady Boxing classes, an affiliate program of Rock Steady Boxing Inc., which enable 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, 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 lessen their symptoms and lead to a healthier, happier life.

When Sharon heard The Lakes at Stillwater would be starting a Rock Steady Boxing program, she signed up before the program even started. She has been coming three days a week for four years and loves the program, coaches and fellow boxers. It is a big part of her life.

I can’t control the disease but I don’t let it control how I live. With Rock Steady, I take control and fight back every time I come to class! I love Rock Steady!

Sharon R., Boxer

Boxer Stories

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Rock Steady Boxing with Suzann: “We Are in This Together”

Rock Steady Boxing Helps Jim Control his Approach to Parkinson’s

In-Person and Virtual Classes

Rock Steady Boxing at The Lakes at Stillwater offers different levels of in-person and virtual classes to accommodate varying degrees of Parkinson’s fitness.


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Call Rock Steady Boxing at 651-439-8200 to learn more about the program and the monthly membership fees.

What a class is like

Boxing classes are taught by Rock Steady Boxing Certified Coaches and include an exercise program that attacks Parkinson’s at its vulnerable neurological points. The program focuses on overall fitness, strength training, reaction time and balance, HIIT and circuit 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. Boxing gloves are the only equipment needed.

Meet the Coaches

Beth Dempsey

Rock Steady Boxing Program Director

Rock Steady Boxing Program Director Beth Dempsey is dedicated to developing programs in Stillwater for older adults to help them remain active and healthy. Beth’s passion and enthusiasm for improving the quality of life for those living with Parkinson’s shine through her coaching and leadership.

Julie Casserly

Rock Steady Boxing Coach

Julie is a passionate Rock Steady Boxing coach who inspires individuals with Parkinson’s disease to improve their physical and mental health through the power of boxing. She is committed to helping boxers achieve their goals and be their best selves by creating a supportive and motivating environment.