Day One Fitness provides high intensity exercise programs uniquely created to improve the quality of life of all those living with neurological conditions. Our vision at Day One Fitness is that one day, all those who could benefit from our programs will hear about us on DAY ONE of diagnosis. The first day you walk into our gym is DAY ONE, not only for coming to the gym, but for the rest of your life! We join alongside you in the fight against neurological conditions. The fighters in our gym are people fighting back against:
In 2015, Day One Fitness was founded, but what inspired this high intensity, non-contact boxing exercise in an 8,000 sq. ft. facility? Through research and blogs we discovered individuals throughout the country who were diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease who began boxing or exercising to improve their health and quality of life. After reading personal testimonials and how it impacted them positively, we knew we needed a gym dedicated to those suffering from Parkinson’s and other neurological diseases to become a reality in the Augusta and CSRA area.
“I prayed consistently for God to start a fire in me, to show His will for me. Whatever His will, I
wanted it to be abundantly clear so I could put all my efforts into answering His call. Day One
Fitness is God answering my prayer and guiding me on the most profound journey of my life
as I am able to affect someone’s life in a very real and purposeful way.”
President & Co-founder of Day One Fitness
At Day One Fitness, we focus our programs on five core concepts:
Inactivity leads to muscle atrophy as well as brain region degeneration.
Training that drives a specific brain function can lead to enhancement of that function.
The nature of training dictates the nature of plasticity.
Induction of plasticity requires repetition.
STEVE WILKERSON PMP (Chair)
Retired, Fluor Corporation
Marketing & Business Development, Brandon Wilde
Senior Vice President, South State Bank
CHARLOTTE CHATTO PT, PhD, NCS
Retired, Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy College of Allied Health Sciences, Augusta University
Financial Director, Grace Child Development Center, Grace United Methodist Church
Retired, AU Movement and Memory Disorder Clinic
At Day One Fitness, we rely on the generous support of our community through volunteerism, donations, and fundraising.
Helping each other and working together.
Day One Fitness: Hype Video
Boxing program trains patients to beat Parkinson’s.
The Rock Steady Boxing story.
At this gym, boxers fight more than people.
Punching Parkinson’s Feature (Purdue)
Boxing program helps Parkinson’s patients fight back
Introducing Day One Fitness
Day One Fitness in the Fight Against Parkinson’s Disease