Rock Steady Boxing

The unique set of skills required to be a boxer have proven effective at reducing the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Our program is primarily group oriented classes, but individual sessions are also available. We have classes that include stretches, strength, coordination, focus skills and exercises for balance, core, gait and soft-voice disorders.

Supportive Friendships

At Punching for Life our programs all focus on participants getting to know each other in a meaningful and productive way. We have a monthly uplifting ladies support group for significant others dealing with Parkinson’s. We have walking groups, golf outings, and other events where we can socialize.

Nutrition Education

Nutrition is very important for  healthy body and brain function because what you eat circulates through your brain and can either help or hinder your physical strength and mood. At Punching for Life we provide expert speakers to  educate our clients on how to improve their diet. We give special focus to the common medication issues of constipation and vitamin/mineral depletion that occurs in Parkinson’s patients. Our one-on-one consultations are available to develop personalized diet programs as well.


New this year to the Encinitas area is the start of Pedaling for Parkinsons ™ classes. Pedaling for Parkinson’s is a unique spinning and cycling program designed to provide cardiovascular fitness and stimulus for the brain in order to reduce symptoms of Parkinson’s. We are currently enjoying outdoor road biking in small groups.

Dance Classes

We are excited to offer a one-of-a-kind dance program to help people with Parkinson’s. Led by our own fighter Tom Velez, the classes will focus on basic steps of Latin ballroom dances such as the Salsa, Cha-cha, and Merengue. Feel free to invite partners and spouses for a full and fun dance experience.

Zoom And YouTube Classes

If you are looking for effective, easy to follow and fun exercises to Improve your strength, flexibility and balance- you are at the right place. They will energize you, entertain you and keep you moving! A sample of Ingrid’s classes can be found on YouTube at Ingrid Johnson fitness. Together we can win this fight! Weekly Zoom link on request.

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