Rock Steady Boxing for Parkinson's Disease

Sweat Therapy Fitness is an official Rock Steady Boxing Affiliate certified in the "Rock Steady Method," designed to improve quality of life through non-contact boxing based fitness classes. Research shows that rigorous exercise may slow the progression of Parkinson's symptoms and improve the ability to perform activities of daily living. Rock Steady Boxing classes emphasize gross motor movement, balance, core strength and rhythm to favorably impact range of motion, flexibility, posture, gait and mood. While many organizations focus on finding a cure, Rock Steady Boxing helps people with Parkinson’s Disease fight their biggest opponents - deterioration of motor skills, balance, speech and sensory function.

Getting Started: 

All those interested in attending Rock Steady Boxing must first receive an evaluation by Sweat Therapy Owner + Founder Kim Bibeau. To schedule your evaluation or to request more information please contact Kim at 850.222.1781 or [email protected].

Rock Steady Boxing Cornerman: 

Just like a cornerman encourages and assists a fighter throughout their match, Rock Steady Boxing cornerman stay with their Rock Steady Boxer throughout the entire workout, helping them to safely navigate the workout and receive the most benefits from the exercise. Once Rock Steady Boxers have completed their initial assessment with Kim Bibeau they will be informed if they need a cornerman. Typical cornerman duties include, providing transportation to and from Rock Steady Boxing workouts, assisting with walking, standing, transitioning between exercises, and helping putting on and taking off gloves.

Cornerman Policy: 

All Rock Steady Boxers who require a cornerman to safely participate in Rock Steady Boxing workouts must provide their own cornerman to assist them throughout all workouts at Sweat Therapy Fitness.

If you’d like Sweat Therapy Fitness to provide your cornerman you may pay an additional charge of $100 per month.


Rock Steady Boxing for Parkinson's Disease
Recurring Monthly
$25 Drop-in Rate

Meet The Rock Steady Boxing Coaches

Kim Bibeau

Owner + Founder
Hometown: Miccosukee, Florida
Why Sweat Therapy Fitness?

Because group fitness changed my life. I was overweight as a child and dealt with teasing and low self-esteem. It wasn’t until I found group exercise in my mid-thirties that I began to appreciate the power of breaking a sweat. 

After losing 80+ pounds and becoming stronger physically and mentally, I was eager to share my passion for exercise with my friends, family and neighbors. It was this desire to help my community become “Stronger. Better. Together” that led me to create Sweat Therapy Fitness in 2010. I wanted to build an inspiring place for all fitness levels, where the staff and instructors took the time to understand each client’s unique goals and challenges. 

Eight years later my dream is realized and I couldn’t be prouder of the community we have built. Every day the Sweat Therapy Fitness team encourages people to lead happier, healthier lives. We are building confidence and helping all types of people love their bodies. From high school athletes, active aging adults, those battling obesity, and our Rock Steady Boxers fighting back against Parkinson’s Disease, Sweat Therapy Fitness has a program for every age, gender, body type, injury or illness. If you’re ready to sweat, we’re here to make it fun! 

Music Style: Anything that makes me dance! Top 40, R&B, Blues, Oldies, 70’s Rock
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Brian Bibeau

Owner + Founder
Hometown: Billings, Montana
Why Sweat Therapy Fitness?

I’ve always been an athlete. Growing-up I played sports in school and became an avid runner as an adult. When a knee injury prevented me from running, I transitioned to cycling and fell in love with this new sport. I was teaching an indoor cycling workout when I met my now wife and business partner, Kim.

Kim was just as passionate about fitness as I was and dreamed of opening a small group fitness studio – at the time this was a completely new concept for Tallahassee. Nearing retirement from more than 30 years at a local law firm, I wasn’t anxious to join the “old folks” rocking away on their front porches. I jumped on the opportunity to take on a new challenge and continue sharing my passion for cycling and fitness with others.

When Kim and I opened Sweat Therapy Fitness in 2010 I never imagined the incredible community it would become. Every day I’m awed by the dedication our clients demonstrate. From our Rock Steady Boxers, to college students, moms, and retirees, every member of the Sweat Therapy Fitness family gives it their all in the pursuit of becoming “Stronger. Better. Together.” 

Music Style: A little bit of everything! Top 40, oldies, rock and roll and blues.
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Joakim Mortveit

Fitness Director
About Joakim

Originally from Norway, Joakim has been working as a fitness professional since moving to the United States in 2018. Before working at Sweat Therapy Fitness, Joakim was an exercise specialist for Cone Health Medical Group in North Carolina, where he also completed his master’s degree in Exercise Science at Appalachian State University. Joakim is not only a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist but also has experience coaching volleyball at the club and collegiate level – making him a stellar trainer for various populations, ranging from elite athletes to individuals with chronic health conditions. Joakim’s goal is to make weight training accessible to all individuals, regardless of experience or ability.

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