Follmer was still competing professionally when she started creating workouts for Parkinson's patients at Rock Steady -- she trained side by side with members.
"It was very humbling and inspirational to go through the training alongside people with Parkinson's," said Follmer. "They pushed me as much as I pushed them. I had no excuse. As I trained for a championship, they trained just as hard to feel better and live longer."
Follmer and the rest of the staff at Rock Steady now look forward to expanding the program beyond Indianapolis.
As for Follmer, she said her boxing mentality has completely changed since her experience with Rock Steady.
"We fight for love and we fight for life now," said Follmer. "I don't think I could turn that violent switch on ever again."