About Rock Steady Boxing Yellowstone-Bozeman
Rocky Steady Boxing Yellowstone-Bozeman is a new affiliate of Rock Steady Boxing, based in Bozeman, Montana. Our mission is to empower people with Parkinson’s disease to fight back. Click the “About Rock Steady Boxing” link at the top to learn more about the organization.
Rocky Steady Boxing Yellowstone-Bozeman held its first class on October 1, 2018. Currently, we hold three classes a week. The fitness routines are designed to improve the quality of life for people with Parkinson’s, and any level of Parkinson’s can participate. We design the classes around the participants so they will see and feel the results.
We are currently looking for volunteers to help out at our classes, as well as people who want to lead classes as coaches. No experience is necessary. All you need is a good attitude, an encouraging demeanor, and a servant's heart. We will pay to get you trained.
ABOUT THE OWNER
The owner of Rock Steady Boxing Yellowstone-Bozeman is Norm Dreyer, who has lived in our community for more than 10 years. He is a licensed Occupational Therapist and is also the owner of First Choice Home Health, which he opened up in Bozeman in 2008. First Choice Home Health is a Medicare-licensed agency that sends nurses, therapists, and caregivers into people's homes after an injury or illness to help them regain their independence.
In 2016, Norm was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. In an effort to stay ahead of the condition, he heard about Rock Steady Boxing and immediately wanted to get involved. He traveled to the organization’s headquarters in Indianapolis to get trained as a coach and learn about opening an affiliate. He is passionate about Rock Steady Boxing and how the program can improve the lives of those with Parkinson's. He’s excited to share this ground breaking boxing-inspired fitness curriculum with the local community.
MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAM
We are learning every day that there are ways that people with Parkinson’s disease can enhance their daily quality of life, and even build impressive power, strength, flexibility and speed. By exercising with coaches who know the ropes, those with Parkinson's can fight their way out of the corner and start to feel and function better.
Boxing works by moving your body in all planes of motion while continuously changing the routine as you progress through the workout. These classes have proven that anyone, at any level of Parkinson’s, can actually lessen their symptoms and lead a healthier and happier life. Call us today to learn more and get involved!