Human Performance Program

The Human Performance Program provides opportunities for people of all ages to meet their health goals, whether that’s maintaining fitness while aging or recovering function after an injury or a chronic illness diagnosis.

Learn more about our classes and training services below.

Rock Steady Boxing

Although there is no cure for Parkinson’s disease, there is a way to fight back.

Rock Steady Boxing is a non-contact boxing class that is designed to slow the disease progression by empowering people with Parkinson’s disease to improve their minds and bodies.

Our program is an affiliate of Indianapolis-based Rock Steady Boxing, which started in 2006 after Scott C. Newman was diagnosed at age 40 with early onset Parkinson’s. According to Rock Steady Boxing website, Newman improved his physical health, agility and daily functioning through the intense workouts.

How to get started with Rock Steady Boxing

People with all stages of Parkinson’s disease are welcome. It is never too late to start! You do need a doctor’s referral to get started. Participants will be evaluated by a certified Rock Steady Boxing trainer before joining the class to ensure they are ready. Once evaluated, boxers can pick and choose which classes they want to attend — two to three classes a week is recommended. See schedule.

What are Rock Steady Boxing classes like?

The class begins with warmups that focus on balance and agility, and then participants pound heavy bags and speed bags. A trainer announces numbers that correspond to a variety of punches, and participants repeat the numbers back, thus building their minds and voices as they work their muscles. Rock Steady Boxing is a research-based exercise class, and our program can be modified to each individual to provide them with the best workout for their needs.

When are Rock Steady Boxing classes?

Classes are held in person and are limited to three sessions per person per week with a maximum of 20 people per class. The cost is $75 per month.

Schedule your in-person training classes now!

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Fit for Health

Fit for Health provides people of all fitness levels or chronic conditions with a group training class to meet their fitness goals. We follow athletic training principles and concepts, but we tailor them to individuals in order to ensure improvement at an optimal pace.

Our goals are for each and every person to have a fun and enjoyable training experience. In order to deliver this experience, we focus on:

  • Body composition
  • Functional movements
  • Balance
  • Strength
  • Endurance

Fit for Health also works well for individuals managing conditions such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, pulmonary disease, movement and balance disorders, stroke and obesity. The training offered through our program may improve:

  • Lung capacity for breathing
  • Strength and endurance
  • Metabolism
  • Glucose control

Pricing: Classes are held in person and are limited to two or three sessions per person per week depending on the specific class you attend with a maximum of 10 people per class. Classes are $75 per month.

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Transitional Training

If you completed physical therapy for an injury or condition but don't feel like you’ve met your fitness goals, Transitional Training might be for you. This program picks up where your therapy ends.

We communicate with your physical therapist to design a training program to help reach your goals. Whether your goal is returning to a sport or pushing yourself to be more active to prevent further injuries, we will design a program following our long-term athletic development model.

This training is not just for athletes; it's for anyone who wants to be more active in treating their injuries.

Pricing: The cost is $35 per session, and a referral is required.

Download the HPP Referral Form