Rage Cage NH is locally owned and operated by Tedd in downtown Nashua, NH. My mission is to provide a safe space for you, your friends, and family to let loose, relieve some stress, and have fun! When I opened, it was clear in my mind that no matter who you are, what color your skin, who you love, who you voted for, if you're vaccinated or not, as long as you come here with love in your heart, you will be loved.
I moved to New Hampshire in 2008 from Wisconsin after I signed up for an intensive full time volunteer program through AmeriCorps, called City Year NH. In that year of full time service, I found the importance of building community. I ended up enlisting for a second year of AmeriCorps through Goodwill of New England serving children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities at a summer camp here in southern NH. After getting my college degree in Manchester, I started working a corporate insurance sales position... I hated every second of it. However, I am grateful for my experience since I met some amazing people that helped me build the foundation of my dream to serve my community while providing for my future. Rage Cage isn't just about making a profit to me. I want to provide a service to help provide some sort of outlet for all people but, focusing on those surviving with mental health and substance abuse. I see you. You are valid and you are worth recovery.
I personally fight daily to survive with mental health struggles. Opening a business with extreme executive dysfunction, ADHD, depression, anxiety, PTSD, and an eating disorder is beyond difficult but, I am a fighter. Remember, hustle, hit, and never quit. We are stronger than we can even imagine.
Rage Cage NH is here to provide a place for you to express your frustrations. Physical activities, like smashing, release endorphins, these chemicals interact with receptors in your brain that reduce your perception of pain. Endorphins also trigger a positive feeling in the body. For example, the feeling that follows exercising or smashing is often described as "euphoric." That feeling, also known as a "runners high" can be accompanied by a positive and energizing outlook on life, which has been shown to help with depression and anxiety.
Whether it's your first smash or your fifth, we welcome you with open arms.