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Adult Programs

Fighting Back Parkinson's Disease

Rock Steady Boxing gives people with Parkinson's disease hope through non-contact boxing-style fitness classes to improve quality of life.

Rock Steady Boxing classes are divided into  levels based upon each person’s unique Parkinson’s symptoms and overall level of fitness. We require all boxers to complete a  one-on-one assessment with our coach to determine the class placement with the greatest benefit to them.

Class Times:

Monday: 1:00-2:30 p.m. (Level 3/4)

Monday: 3:30-5:00 p.m. (Level 1/2)

Wednesday: 3:30-5:00 p.m. (Level 1/2)

Thursdays: 1:30-3:00 p.m. (All, emphasis 3/4)

Monthly Cost:

$35 for YMCA members

$60 for program members


One time fee of $65 gets the participant a RSB Assessment, gloves and gels, a t-shirt plus 1/2 off your 1st month


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Meet your Coach: Jana Mentzer  Jana comes to North Iowa with experience and passion for Rock Steady Boxing, YMCA, and most of all for her boxers fighting Parkinson's disease. In the fall of 2018, Jana made it her mission to support a group of people in No

Meet your Coach: Jana Mentzer

Jana comes to Mason City YMCA with experience and passion for Rock Steady Boxing and what it can do to improve quality of life for those with Parkinson’s Disease. She grew up with Parkinson’s in the house, as her mom was diagnosed at 36 yrs old. At that time, there were limited options or guidance from doctors on the benefits of exercise programs for PD. Thankfully much has changed in the past 30 years! Doctors now urge people with PD to add an exercise program to maintain & increase strength, balance and cognitive capability. She has volunteered and coached in St. Louis, is a certified Rock Steady Boxing Coach and is certified by APDA’s PD Awareness Training for Fitness Professionals. She is thrilled to partner with the Mason City Family YMCA to bring this program to North Iowa!