December 2019



By Ellie Beatty For a variety of reasons, my father-in-law, Bud, and I were late leaving for the 10 AM Rock Steady Boxing South Shore class a few weeks ago.  So after breaking the speed limit and running with the wheelchair, we entered the gym, breathless at 10:30. Brett, who was leading the group [...]


November 2019

It’s Great To Be Alive Again!


By Chip Maury As a Navy Diver and Parachutist, I began jumping in 1960. I became a member of two Navy Parachute teams, “The Chuting Stars” and “Leap Frogs” out of Coronado. My last jump was over ten years ago. I'd grown older and the broken body parts had combined with my slow Parkinson’s [...]

It’s Great To Be Alive Again!2019-11-18T14:34:40+00:00

October 2019

My Experience As A 110 Fitness Cornerman


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 [...]

My Experience As A 110 Fitness Cornerman2019-10-10T12:36:20+00:00

September 2019

Spartan Chicago Sprint 2019


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 [...]

Spartan Chicago Sprint 20192019-09-02T18:49:22+00:00

July 2019

110 Fitness Community


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, [...]

110 Fitness Community2019-07-27T06:51:00+00:00

June 2019

Boxing With Brett


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 [...]

Boxing With Brett2019-06-25T06:31:32+00:00

May 2019

Purchase Tickets Here for the 110 Fitness Fight Back Gala!


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 [...]

Purchase Tickets Here for the 110 Fitness Fight Back Gala!2019-05-15T11:14:29+00:00

Why I Love Rock Steady Boxing South Shore


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 [...]

Why I Love Rock Steady Boxing South Shore2019-05-09T08:14:51+00:00

April 2019

My Life As A Cornerman


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 [...]

My Life As A Cornerman2019-04-23T11:43:16+00:00

March 2019

Effort VS. Achievement


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 [...]

Effort VS. Achievement2019-03-26T08:37:31+00:00