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We are learning every day that there are ways in which people with Parkinson’s disease can enhance their daily quality of life and even build impressive power, strength, flexibility and speed! By exercising with coaches who know the ropes, you can fight your way out of the corner and start to feel and function better. Boxing works by moving your body in all planes of motion while continuously changing the routine as you progress through the workout. These classes have proven that anyone, at any level of Parkinson’s, can actually lessen their symptoms and lead a healthier/happier life. 

Rock Steady Boxing is the first non-contact boxing program of its kind in the country dedicated to people with Parkinson\'s Disease. Please call or email us with any questions or for more information. 

How to join: 

  1. Assessments are required prior to participation and will take about an hour. Please call or email Austen or Mallory Spoonts at 830-596-3440 or at 
  2. Pricing: Your assessment and your first class are free. Monthly membership has 3 levels: $90/mo (2x/week), $110/mo (3x/week), $130/mo (4-5x/week)
  3. You will need to purchase training/bag gloves and gel wraps/hand wraps. We recommend gel wraps, however, we will gladly teach you how to wrap your hands with traditional hand wraps. When looking for boxing gloves please avoid lace up gloves or MMA style gloves. Please contact us with any questions and we can help guide you in your purchase. 

Meet your coaches: 

Coach Mallory Spoonts, PT, DPT, NCS

  • Physical Therapist: May 2015
  • Rock Steady Boxing Certified Coach: May 2019
  • Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy: July 2019
  • Co-Owner of Rock Steady Boxing Dallas and Rock Steady Boxing Southlake 

Mallory is from Indianapolis, IN and graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Indianapolis. The university has performed research on Rock Steady Boxing which is how she became introduced to the program. Mallory has a true passion for helping people with Parkinson's Disease and their families. She has personal experience with boxing and is excited to bring this program to the community to fight back against Parkinson's Disease!!!

Coach Austen Spoonts

  • Rock Steady Boxing Certified Coach: May 2019
  • Co-Owner of Rock Steady Boxing Dallas and Rock Steady Boxing Southlake 

Austen is from Llano, TX and graduated from the University of Houston. He works for a venture capital company. Austen met Mallory in the summer of 2014 and they married in the summer of 2017. Austen has personally witnessed Mallory’s passion and has grown a passion of his own. He also has personal experience with boxing and is excited to help fight back!  

Coach Melissa Spoonts, CPT 

  • Personal Trainer: 2007
    • Cooper Clinic - Biomechanics of Resistance Training 
    • NASM - Certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, Nutrition       
    • Exercise Specialist, Performance Enhancement Specialist 
  • Rock Steady Boxing Certified Coach: 2019

Melissa is originally from Austin, Texas and has spent the last 13 years living in the Dallas area working in the health and fitness industry as a personal trainer.  After working for large corporate gyms, she started her own business, Direct Fit, in 2012.  Melissa’s inspiration for fitness came from her previous years training in Marital Art’s in Muay Thai Kickboxing.  Rock Steady Boxing provides the perfect combination to utilize her many years of experience in kickboxing and personal training to help fight back against Parkinson’s Disease!

Coach Kristie Miller, CPT, CES

  • Certified Personal Trainer (Cooper Institute, ACE): Dec 2017
  • Corrective Exercise Specialist (NASM): Dec 2018
  • Precision Nutrition (PN) Level 1 Certified – Nutrition & Coaching: Nov 2021
  • Rock Steady Boxing Certified Coach: April 2022

Kristie is originally from Kansas City, Missouri and graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Science in

Business Management. She has spent most of her career within the corporate arena of the optical industry. Kristie has always enjoyed being active in endurance sports, such as cycling, running, swimming, along with kayaking and hiking. Her passion for health and wellness led her to start her own business, Sustainable Change Fitness, in 2019, focusing on improved function and movement for mature clients.  This included those impacted by Parkinson's Disease, and in 2022 she became a certified Rock Steady Boxing Coach.  She is thrilled to be part of this team to help fight back against Parkinson's Disease!



Mallory Spoonts

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