Juneau Rock Steady Boxing

Juneau Rock Steady Boxing


Did you guys see the article in April edition of the Costco Connection magazine? They talk about the benefits of exercise & mention RSB! http://www.costcoconnection.com/connection/202004/MobilePagedReplica.action?pm=1&folio=85#pg88
ROCK STEADY BAND: Bart Koehler sent the following link to a YouTube video by the Rock Steady Boys. He also noted there's a new Rock Steady Boxing class at the Parkinson's Wellness Recovery Center in Arizona! Rock on! ❤️https://youtu.be/OSxnj0rX6OI
When we travel we stop in to available Parkinson’s exercise classes. Here we are in Maui, Hawaii in January, 2020 at the Maui Family YMCA with Erin Davis
Strength in Unity---Everyone got tattoos! ;)
Rock Steady on NBC...

Rock Steady Boxing at Pavitt Health & Fitness encourages and empowers people living with Parkinson’s Disease to fight back with non-contact, boxing-inspired fitness routines.

Operating as usual

Juneau Rock Steady Boxing's cover photo

We are so thankful for our wonderful coaches and amazing boxers who continue to fight back against Parkinson’s. ❤️

Here is coach Alec instructing Rock Steady Boxing virtually on zoom. 🥊
#fightback #rocksteadyboxing

Coach Brandon having fun with our RSB folks!

Pavitt instructors making the most out of teaching virtually~ here is Coach Brandon instructing facial expression exercises for our Rock Steady Boxers!
#fightbackagainstparkinsons #gopavitt

Rock Steady Boxing International HQ

Let's throw it back to the basics on this #ThrowBackThursday, especially since many of us are starting to move and get back into the gym again. Coach Kristy Rose Follmar shows us a proper boxing stance and how it helps us maintain balance. Stay tuned for another back-to-basics video next week! #RockSteadyBoxing #BacktoBasics

For those of you who may know Gaylord ‘Oz’ Orsborn passed away Sunday September 27th. He is not only a friend; he has been a loyal Pavitt member and some of you may even remember him from working at the front desk. He was also a dedicated and loved member in our Rock Steady Boxing program for Parkinson’s Disease.

His family is asking in lieu of flowers, that donations be made towards Juneau Rock Steady Boxing at Pavitts.
Rock Steady Boxing will continue to #fightback against Parkinson’s Disease in his honor. ❤️

Juneau Rock Steady Boxing has teamed up with the American Parkinson Disease Association to offer FREE virtual Rock Steady Boxing classes to those fighting against Parkinson's Disease. Classes will be offered on Zoom on Saturdays at 8:30am AKDT starting October 3rd. Space is limited so contact us to register.

Rock Steady Boxing gives people with Parkinson’s disease hope by improving their quality of life through a non-contact boxing inspired fitness curriculum. This small group training consists of exercises largely adapted from boxing drills that focus on agility, speed, muscular endurance, hand-eye coordination, footwork and overall strength. Check us out at gopavitt.com/rocksteady/
#gopavitt #rocksteadyboxing #fightback

Coach Aimee executing mitt work with virtual participants during Rock Steady Boxing!

At Pavitts, we offer this small group training both live and virtually from the fitness studio. Starting in October, we are offering a free weekly virtual Rock Steady Class on Saturdays to #fightback against Parkinson’s Disease!

Contact Coach Keegan at [email protected] for more information.
#gopavitt #phfvirtualstudio #rocksteadyboxing

RSB class warming up with Aimee, our new assistant coach. #rocksteadyboxing #fightbackagainstparkinsons

[08/02/20]   “Neither endless contemplation, nor years of meditation, can match the thrill of inspiration, felt in our Rock Steady creation. We are Rock Steady!”
~Paul Barnes, Juneau RSB


Northwest Parkinson's Foundation

Over the next three months, the Northwest Parkinson's Foundation is offering three virtual HOPE conferences. Each covers a different topic of interest to Parkinson's patients. Registration is free. Please click on the link to learn more and to register for 1 or for all 3.



Juneau Rock Steady Boxing's cover photo


2020 Every Victory Counts Challenge

Every Victory Counts Challenge, a virtual event benefiting the Davis Phinney Foundation. Our very own boxer, Kerry has joined Team "Move That Mountain!" to help people with Parkinson's live well today. Please help her by donating. Thank you for you support!

events.dpf.org My Every Victory Counts Challenge Fundraising Page

Attention: our virtual option for Rock Steady classes are accessible! If you can’t attend a live class, join us virtually via Zoom. Our virtual membership is $91 per month. Contact the front desk at Pavitt Health & Fitness to register.
#gopavitt # rocksteadyboxing


Act Now: EPA Proposal Could Impact Regulation of Chemicals Linked to Parkinson’s

Hi, all. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering new rules of interest to Parkinson's patients, given the connection between pesticides and this disease. Specifically, when creating new usage regulations, the EPA looks to studies on the potential health effects of pollutants, pesticides and other materials in the environment. In most of these studies, the scientists conducting the research agree to keep the identity of the participants confidential and protect their personal health information. The proposed rule would require the EPA to consider ONLY those studies in which all the underlying data is publicly available. This would significantly limit the amount of research the agency could use to make regulatory decisions, and expose patient privacy. If this is of concern to you, please submit comments by the May 18th deadline. The Michael J Fox Foundation has created a link to make commenting easier. Here is that link: https://www.michaeljfox.org/advocacy-campaign/act-now-epa-proposal-could-impact-regulation-chemicals-linked-parkinsons

michaeljfox.org Contact the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today and ask them to revoke this harmful rule.

The Scientific 7-Minute Workout

Try this 7 minute workout that focuses on forced intensity!


I made this video to make the workout from New York Times article easier to follow along to: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/09/the-scientific-7-minute...

Happy Birthday Coach Keegan!!!

5::LIVE - 5 Minutes of Excersize can Change the World

Hey Juneau Boxers--help break a world record for Parkinson's Awareness Day. Yes--it is early for us--7 am--but I'm going to be there. How about you??? Check this out and you must pre-register--no charge! ;)

Join Us @Home & be a Part of History! You Must Register (Free for Everyone) to Participate Register for Free Here: movement-revolution.com/5live Be a Part of...

It seems that every major disease has a special month. A month that is dedicated to the cause where, for a moment, people pay attention. They may walk, fundraise, wear a special color or attend an event. Chances are that you've heard of or know someone who has Parkinson's Disease, and April is our month. With everything else going on in the world this April, I think the best we all can do right now is to stay well and help others. And to all my friends with Parkinson's--keep up the good fight and keep your spirits high! I'm walking right beside you!

Today marks the start of Parkinson’s Awareness Month and the Parkinson’s community is uniting to spread a message of hope even in a landscape of uncertainty. The actions we take today to lift each other up, exchange ideas and stay engaged will work to our advantage when it comes to ending Parkinson’s for good. Will you join us to speed critical breakthroughs for patients and families this #ParkinsonsAwarenessMonth? Visit our website to learn how you can get involved. https://bddy.me/2R2Z4w3

Wish we could all be walking across this bridge together today---at a safe distance, of course! Thinking of you all!

Mobility Training

This mobility routine can be done as a warmup or cool down for your workout, or as a stand alone mobility routine. This will help to improve posture, balance...


Ask the MD: Coronavirus and Parkinson’s

We are taking extra precautions during our RSB classes to ensure safety for all.

michaeljfox.org A movement disorder specialist answers questions about coronavirus and Parkinson’s.

Coach Janet and her dog Winston standing fearless against yesterday's big waves at Lena Point! ;)


Kerry Howard | Davis Phinney Foundation

Hi, all! It's now official and I wanted to share the news with my fellow tribe mates!

davisphinneyfoundation.org Sometimes life-changing events start off very small. For Kerry, it was a barely noticeable twitch in her little finger in March 2015. Six months later, when the twitch was more persistent, Kerry mentioned it to her doctor, and, in May 2016, a movement disorders specialist in Seattle diagnosed her wi...

Our own "Shaky K"-- Ken Camp--in action at a National's qualifying dart tournament in Juneau!


Every Victory Counts - Living with Parkison's by Kerry Howard - Alaska Health Fair

Hope all my fellow classmates enjoy this article!

alaskahealthfair.org Sometimes life-changing events start off very small. For me, it was a barely noticeable twitch in my little finger. Although small, it caught my attention because it was unusual. But because it was “just my finger,” it was easy to ignore—at least for a while. Six months later, when the twitch ...


Check out my Smilebox creation!

In case you've wondered what a Rock Steady Boxing class is like, here is a little slideshow of photos from today's class taught by Alec with assistance from Lucretia:


plus.smilebox.com Bright and Happy

From humble beginnings, we now have an established RSB Tribe! Thanks to Pavitt's and all our wonderful coaches and assistants!

Good morning! Here is today's front page of the Juneau Empire.

Buddy wishes everyone a "doggone good" New Year and says, "don't forget to do the agility ladder! ;)

The old year 'tis over
A new decade is nigh
Our friendship is strong
Our spirits are high
In 2020, we will box again
And together the odds we'll defy!
Rock Steady!

[12/24/19]   And I heard him exclaim
As he rode out of sight
Rock Steady for all
Keep up the good fight!

Thanks to all of our coaches and volunteers who keep us going year-round. You are very much appreciated!

Keep up your fighting spirit, Richard Steele! Sending love and healing thoughts to you from Rock Steady Juneau!


Parkinson’s advocate heads from Juneau to Capitol Hill | Juneau Empire

Our very own boxer Kerry, aka Pinky is headed to a Washington. We couldn’t be more proud of this amazing woman who inspires us each day.
Go get them girl! 🙌🥊

juneauempire.com Kerry Howard is on a mission to Washington.

Now this is how you do “down dog!” Buddy— start practicing !🐕

Fight Back During Parkinson’s Awareness Month

This April, Rock Steady Boxing at Pavitt Health & Fitness, located at 10004 Glacier Highway, will join millions in observing Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month. A progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects the ability to walk, talk, balance and move; Rock Steady Boxing gives those living with Parkinson’s Disease hope. The research-based program offers a non-contact, boxing-inspired fitness routine which has shown to dramatically improve their quality of life.

According to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, more than 10 million people worldwide are living with Parkinson's disease and more than 60,000 Americans are diagnosed each year. Recent medical studies, including one at the Cleveland Clinic, focused on intense “forced” exercise and indicated that certain types of exercise can exert a neuroprotective influence and may actually slow the progression of the chronic, incurable disease. Rock Steady Boxing serves participants at all stages of Parkinson’s – from the newly diagnosed to those who have been living with the disease for decades plus.

“Parkinson’s Awareness Month is an opportunity for us to raise awareness about the disease our fighters live with on a daily basis and to reflect on their courageous battle. Rock Steady Boxing is about more than just one class or one program, our mission is to inspire and provide hope and better quality of life globally for those who are fighting back against Parkinson’s Disease,” said Keegan Carroll, Rock Steady Boxing Coach & Therapeutic Exercise Specialist of Rock Steady Boxing at Pavitt Health & Fitness.

Rock Steady Boxing affiliates are independently owned and operated. To learn more about Rock Steady Boxing, please contact coaches, Janet or Keegan, or visit gopavitt.com. For additional resources and to learn more about the overall organization, please visit Rock Steady Boxing, Inc. at www.rocksteadyboxing.org/.

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10004 Glacier Highway
Juneau, AK

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Monday 05:00 - 21:00
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Friday 05:00 - 21:00
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