About Rock Steady Boxing Central Florida

WHAT IS ROCK STEADY BOXING … We are learning every day that there are ways in which people with Parkinson’s disease can enhance their daily quality of life and improve their balance, coordination and overall body strength. Improving your quality of life builds confidence and helps to maintain independence.

RSB is a NON-contact form of exercise. Researchers at institutions such as the University of Indianapolis and the Cleveland Clinic have validated physical and neurological improvement in Parkinson's patients participating in intense, forced workouts. These studies have shown that those participating in this program can see delay, reversal and/or reduction in symptoms. Although exercise cannot increase dopamine levels, forced intensive exercises have proven to help the body/brain use its dopamine more efficiently and increase the neuroplasticity of the brain.

Rock Steady Boxing exists for one reason - to empower people with Parkinson's disease to "fight back."

CYNTHIA KHOURY BADRAK …. besides being a certified Rock Steady Boxing coach representing Central Florida, Cynthia is also a Pilates Master Trainer, who worked with Romana Kryzanowska (one of Joseph Pilates’ disciples) for many years in New York City. Cynthia has a BFA in Dance and a Masters in Directing. She is also trained in Bartenieff Fundamentals and Laban Full Effort work.
Cynthia has earned a purple belt in Muay Thai Kick Boxing.

During her career she has worked with clients that have had various injuries and illnesses including professional athletes, dancers, breast cancer survivors, as well as individuals with various debilitating physical challenges including suffering from scoliosis, chronic back pain and muscular sclerosis. She has worked in conjunction with physical therapists in transitioning clients back into weight bearing exercises and has created programs for pregnancy and the aging body including issues with osteoporosis.