Parkinson's exercise therapy
Parkinson's exercise therapy
 

ROCK IT OUT AT A GLANCE

Rock-It-Out Inc. is a first-of-its-kind, Cleveland business providing an effective form of physical exercise to people who are living with Parkinson’s Disease. This non-contact boxing-inspired fitness routine is dramatically improving the ability of people with Parkinson’s Disease to live independent lives. Rock-It-Out Inc. has been known as Rock Steady Boxing Cleveland and is an affiliate of the Indianapolis-based non-profit Rock Steady Boxing gym. In 2020, we have become

a 501(c)(3) non-profit and now offer live and virtual classes along with 1:1 Smartfit training.

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* If you are making a donation in memory of someone, please specify the boxer's name in the contact form at the end of this page. We are so grateful for your generosity to create this special program that helps our boxers fight Parkinson's. 

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It is with deepest regrets that we have lost our Angel of a Coach, Sandi. She passed unexpectedly, but peacefully last Friday (8/12) in the comfort of her own home. 

There are no words to describe the pain and hole in our lives and our hearts. We will miss a wonderful piece of our team that cannot be replaced.

 

Rock It Out will be closed this week until (8/22). Services for her memorial this weekend are here.

ROCK IT OUT SPECTRUM NEWS ARTICLE

Feature in Spectrum 1 News article April 29, 2022:
 

“It affects our memory, our speech, our balance, causes depression,” Davidson said. “We all progress differently. It manifests itself in so many different ways.”  The cause of Parkinson’s remains unknown. But one thing doctors know is that exercise is one of the best medicines. 

 
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Maria Pujolas

Maria Pujolas RN, BSN, CFT

Maria is a graduate of Akron University and has been a nurse over 30

years and a Certified Fitness Trainer since 2013. Maria is the owner of Rock It Out and head

coach since 2013.

Maria is Rock Steady Boxing Certified, Boxing Certified, and Delay the Disease certified. She is

currently in training for the” Aware in Care “Ambassador “training Program for Parkinson

Foundation. Maria was also awarded a grant from the Parkinson’s Foundation in 2019 for

“Young onset” and “newly diagnosed” people with Parkinson’s. In 2018, Maria was awarded

“Parkinson’s Hero Award” in Northeast Ohio by Parkinson’s Foundation.

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Rachel Ferrence

Sandy Alexander

Sandy is a graduate of the University of Toledo. Sandi joined the Rock It Out team in

2018 and has been a major asset with her coaching background. Sandi is Rock Steady Boxing

Certified and Fitour Group Fitness Instructor Certified.

Rachel Ferrence

Rachel is a graduate with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Toledo.

She currently works at the Cleveland Clinic on the Neurological floor. Rachel began volunteering

with Rock Steady Boxing Cleveland, got Rock Steady Boxing certified and became a coach in

early 2020.

Mick Pujolas

Mick Pujolas, MBA

Mick is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University and undergraduate of

The University of Mount Union. Mick currently is Vice President of Foreign Exchange Sales at

Keybank. He became Rock Steady Boxing Certified in 2013 with Maria and volunteers and

attends all events of Rock It Out. Mick coaches classes in the evenings with Maria.

Catherin Shaw-Cain

Catherine Shaw-Cain, Phd, MLIS

Catherine is a Registered Yoga Teacher, AFAA Group Fitness Instructor certified, and Rock

Steady certified. Catherine has been part of the Rock It Out team since 2016. She teaches yoga

for the program as well as Rock Steady Boxing Classes.

MEET OUR TEAM!

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Maria Pujolas RN, BSN, CFT

Maria is a graduate of Akron University and has been a nurse for over 30

years and a Certified Fitness Trainer since 2013. Maria is the owner of Rock It Out and head

coach since 2013.

Maria is Rock Steady Boxing Certified, Boxing Certified, and Delay the Disease certified. She is

currently in training for the 'Aware in Care Ambassador training Program' for the Parkinson's

Foundation. Maria was also awarded a grant from the Parkinson’s Foundation in 2019 for

young-onset and newly diagnosed people with Parkinson’s. In 2018, Maria was awarded

'Parkinson’s Hero Award' in Northeast Ohio by Parkinson’s Foundation.

Sandy Alexander

Sandi Alexander

Sandi is a graduate of the University of Toledo. Sandi joined the Rock It Out team in

2018 and has been a major asset with her coaching background. Sandi is Rock Steady Boxing

Certified and Fitour Group Fitness Instructor Certified.

Rachel Ferrence

Rachel Ferrence

Rachel is a graduate with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Toledo.

She currently works at the Cleveland Clinic on the Neurological floor. Rachel began volunteering

with Rock Steady Boxing Cleveland, got Rock Steady Boxing certified and became a coach in

early 2020.

Mick Pujolas

Mick Pujolas, MBA

Mick is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University and an undergraduate of

The University of Mount Union. Mick currently is Vice President of Foreign Exchange Sales at

Keybank. He became Rock Steady Boxing Certified in 2013 with Maria and volunteers and

attends all events of Rock It Out. Mick coaches classes in the evenings with Maria.

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Debbie McDonald

Debbie is a graduate of Miami University of Ohio. Her background involves International Business and Marketing, but found yoga was also a passion of hers as a student when her children were younger. Debbie became certified as a yoga teacher in 2017 through Gathering Tree Yoga. She joined Rock It Out in early 2021, and she has become passionate about sharing the many benefits of yoga for both the body and mind. 

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Oliver Harper

Oliver is a graduate of Kent State University with a master's degree in Exercise Physiology, he is a firefighter/paramedic, and fitness professional. Oliver has a passion for exercise, especially boxing as a way to incorporate as many fitness variables as possible into his coaching. With his experience, Oliver assists our boxers hands-on during classes.

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Mike Garibaldi

Mike is a boxing volunteer at Rock It Out, assisting our boxers during workouts and group exercises. Mike works hard and has a great attitude, setting a wonderful example for our boxers when working with them.

No upcoming events at the moment

View our Events page at the top of the website, or click below for more information on our upcoming events. 

HOW DO I BEGIN?

2. Schedule an assessment with Maria

Call (216) 383-6232 (Online scheduling coming soon!)

Fee is $99/month and covers 3 boxing classes per week

 
 
 

ROCK IT OUT VIDEOS

Here's a quick sample of what our classes are all about!

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CONTACT ROCK IT OUT

18626 Detroit Ave.
Lakewood, OH 44107

(216) 383-6232

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