Boxing Brings Balance at Rockland’s 110 Fitness

A boxing center, full-service gym and wellness facility for people with developmental or physical disabilities, 110 Fitness provides programs designed to help participants feel their best. Business owner Brett Miller, who was a special operations combat medic for the United States Army, licensed physical therapist and world class Olympic conditioning coach for boxers, opened the wellness center in Rockland in January.

“I called it 110 Fitness because when I was in the Army we all tried to give more than 100 percent,” says Miller. “It’s really about pushing yourself further than you think you can go.” The gym is the new home of Rock Steady Boxing South Shore, which Miller previously operated in Marshfield, that offers boxing classes specifically designed to help people with Parkinson’s disease through vigorous non-contact boxing exercises that help to increase flexibility and balance. “If you have Parkinson’s disease and you don’t exercise regularly your symptoms will progress,” says Miller, a Hanson resident. “We already have about 60 clients ranging in age from their late 40s to their late 80s participating in the program. It’s the largest wellness center in the country for people with Parkinson’s disease.”

The 4,000-square-foot gym features a boxing ring as well as strength and conditioning equipment (think kettle bells, stationary bikes and speed bags). In addition to boxing, the gym offers classes like cardio kickboxing, pedaling for Parkinson’s, tai chi, Zumba, and yoga for kids with movement disabilities. There is also an adjacent space that hosts art workshops and Reiki and massage therapists. “I dedicated the wellness center to my military team and anyone that is struggling and needs a place to go,” says Miller. “It’s all about making sure that no one is left behind and helping people reach their full potential.”

Kellie Speed

 

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