By Judy Johnson When I first walked through the door of 110 Fitness in Rockland, Massachusetts, I immediately observed a joyful acceptance and overflowing understanding of the boxers who were seated to my right. They were being welcomed, not only by the staff and volunteers but also by their fellow boxers. Then I met [...]
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By Kathleen "Katniss" Callahan Now that the dust has settled (or mud), I wanted to share some details of our Chicago Spartan adventure with the 110 Fitness gang. For those who are unfamiliar with the Spartan event, it involves multiple obstacles: rope climbing, wall climbing, rings, monkey bars, carrying fun buckets of rocks and [...]
By Kathleen Callahan Dear 110 Fitness Community, Hello! My name is Kathleen Callahan, but I do answer to Kat, Katniss (my boxing name), KitKat... I was diagnosed officially with Early Onset Parkinson’s Disease, two + years ago but was experiencing symptoms for over 20 years -- tripping, dizziness, fatigue, fainting, falling. During that time, [...]
By Mary "The Overachiever" O'Donnell When I first started as a boxer at Rock Steady Boxing South Shore, I was very tentative and cautious. I had taken several bad falls and was very nervous in crowds, afraid I would get jostled and fall. In my 3rd or 4th class, Brett had put out a [...]
Follow the link below to our Eventbrite page to learn more about our upcoming Fight Back gala on Friday, August 16th at Lombardo's in Randolph and to purchase your tickets! Now through the end of May tickets are only $75. Price jumps to $90 starting June 1st. All proceeds raised will be added to [...]
By Mary O'Donnell Rock Steady South Shore/110 Fitness is a very special place. There are many things that make it special. And like many great institutions it all starts at the top with owner/head coach, Brett Miller. Brett knows every boxer, caregiver and volunteer (“corner person”) by name. He is the boxer's greatest advocate [...]
By Ellie Beatty When I was nicknamed “Fist” in college for hitting a Parisian guy who was being fresh with a friend of mine, I never dreamed that I would end up cornering in a boxing gym! At the time the nickname was particularly funny because I was a slight person, and not at [...]
By Ellie Beatty For years educators have known that praising effort rather than achievement encourages the growth of the individual, both in motivation and in skill. I have seen this to be true at Rock Steady Boxing South Shore. My father-in-law, Bud, and I attend Rock Steady Boxing every Thursday in Rockland at 110 Fitness. Bud [...]
By Ellie Beatty This week at 110 Fitness, my father-in-law, Bud, and I removed his winter jacket, patiently mastered the challenge of putting on his wraps, and secured the safety belt around his waist. Then I said “Bud, I’m going to straighten you out.” and realigned his wheelchair with the group. Bud replied something I could not [...]
By Ellie Beatty When my father-in-law, Bud (who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease 20 years ago), and I attended our first Rock Steady Boxing South Shore class at 110 Fitness, I remember thinking, “These people understand.” In the Rock Steady Boxing South Shore program, all the boxers wrestle against a common foe: Parkinson’s Disease. [...]