Rock Steady, Rock Strong

Jill Steffey became a certified Rock Steady Coach after her family found out that her father, Reese Steffey had Parkinson's disease. Eventually  they wound up finding a branch of Rock Steady gym near by and after one visit Reese Steffey was totally captured by the attitude and determination of the other victims of Parkinson's. Jill Steffey was also impressed with great improvements in the health and quality of life of the participants. Jill Steffey started her opened the Bowling Green branch of Rock Steady around October of 2016 with 5 fighters and a year later in 2017 there are around 32 fighters.  Parkinson's disease is a degenerative neurological disorder that causes tremors, stiffness, speech impairments, and effects those who have it cognitively. Rock Stead Boxing is a basic therapy designed to prevent the symptoms of Parkinson's from getting worse. 

 Wade Markam works on a speed bag at Rock Steady on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Markam is an attorney from Bowling Green who started coming to Rock Steady when he noticed he was having some trimmers writing notes related to his job. Markam has been coming to Rock Steady for about 4 months. "We all have something in common. It's nice to be with people you can relate too" he said.

Wade Markam works on a speed bag at Rock Steady on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Markam is an attorney from Bowling Green who started coming to Rock Steady when he noticed he was having some trimmers writing notes related to his job. Markam has been coming to Rock Steady for about 4 months. "We all have something in common. It's nice to be with people you can relate too" he said.

 Maureen McIntyre and Jaime Demerly help a fighter do the warm up drill on September 6, 2017 at the Rock Steady Boxing gym.

Maureen McIntyre and Jaime Demerly help a fighter do the warm up drill on September 6, 2017 at the Rock Steady Boxing gym.

 The boxing gloves for a fighter rest in the cubbies at Rock Steady Boxing on August, 31, 2017. Before the fighters pick up their gloves and start boxing they do agility and mobility exercise to warm up. "We push them as hard as we can"Maureen McIntyre said. 

The boxing gloves for a fighter rest in the cubbies at Rock Steady Boxing on August, 31, 2017. Before the fighters pick up their gloves and start boxing they do agility and mobility exercise to warm up. "We push them as hard as we can"Maureen McIntyre said. 

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 Jill Steffy counts off the traditional cheer "rock steady rock strong!" after the night boxing/therapy class at Rock Steady Boxing in Bowling Green on Thursday, August 31, 2017. "We're all in this together" said Linda Steffy.

Jill Steffy counts off the traditional cheer "rock steady rock strong!" after the night boxing/therapy class at Rock Steady Boxing in Bowling Green on Thursday, August 31, 2017. "We're all in this together" said Linda Steffy.