Rock Steady’s founder, former Marion County (Indiana) Prosecutor, Scott Newman, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s at 39. He discovered that training like a boxer (non-contact) lessened his Parkinson’s symptoms. Initially intended as a program to help people battle young-onset Parkinson’s disease, the program has evolved to accommodate and help people at ALL stages of the disease. Word spread quickly of the success of the program, and people from all over the world began to call Rock Steady in Indianapolis asking for help. In 2012 the “Affiliate” program was created, with the goal of spreading our message of hope through boxing-style training for people with Parkinson’s internationally.
Rock Steady now has Affiliates all over the world helping people with Parkinson’s using “The Rock Steady Method.”
Ryan Markey has been a Martial Artist for over 15 years. He has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and has incorporated his passion for Martial Arts in his classes. Ryan loves helping people reach goals that seem unattainable. He believes with focus and dedication you can achieve anything.
Jeanette Perry is a Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer, and Rock Steady Coach. After participating in a Rock Steady class with her uncle who has Parkinson’s, she decided she wanted to become a certified Rock Steady Coach. Having a strong background teaching kickboxing classes and a passion for helping others, she knew it was the right fit for her, and couldn’t wait to be a part of something that makes such a huge impact providing health and happiness to people fighting a life struggling disease.