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Parkinson's exercise therapy
Parkinson's exercise therapy

ROCK IT OUT AT A GLANCE

Home: Who We Are

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 since 2013 and is an affiliate of the Indianapolis-based non-profit, Rock Steady Boxing. In 2020, we became a 501(c)(3) non-profit, offering live classes with several coaches and volunteers.

 

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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. 

Check out Rock It Out's featured article from 2022 here:

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Home: Meet Our Team!

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 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.

Mick Pujolas

Mick Pujolas

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

The University of Mount Union. Mick is currently a Director of Financial Services for Axiom Law. He became Rock Steady Boxing Certified in 2013 with Maria and volunteers and attends all Rock It Out events. Mick coaches classes in the evenings with Maria.

Rachel Ferrence

Rachel Ferrence

Rachel is a graduate with a Doctorate in 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.

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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.

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Matthew Biggins

Matthew is a boxing volunteer at Rock It Out, and also owns a small business in the front of the gym, Aceso Yoga. He offers yoga classes and workshops, Tarot readings, sells homemade goods, etc.  He helps assist our boxers during workouts and group exercises. Matthew is a hard worker and brings a positive and calm energy into our space.  

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Kim Russel

Kim is a new addition to our Rock It Out team as an assisting coach!

More bio information coming soon!  

HOW DO I BEGIN?

2. Schedule an assessment with Maria

Call (216) 383-6232 

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

Home: How do I start?

ROCK IT OUT VIDEOS

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

CONTACT ROCK IT OUT

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18626 Detroit Ave.
Lakewood, OH 44107

(216) 383-6232

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