Classes On-Site & Virtual

Boxing for Parkinson's

Boxing is the most effective workout to conquer movement challenges associated with Parkinson's.  
Designed to pack a punch.

Circuit Training 

A style of workout performed with different stations utilizing various pieces of equipment, with high intensity, providing benefits such as increased strength and muscle endurance. 

 

Aerobic Conditioning

Uses continuous movement of large muscle groups to strengthen the heart and lungs. 

2. YOGA AND MEDITATION CLASS INCLUDES:
  • Breathing techniques to combat stress, anxiety, and depression.

  • Improves balance and flexibility

  • Awareness and engagement of core muscles benefit posture

  • Active and passive stretching leads to better joint mobility and flexibility

  • Low impact strengthening exercises keeps joints safe

3. PHYSICAL OPTIMIZATION CLASS INCLUDES:

Group physical therapy-based, intended to be a maintenance program, full-body exercise class led by physical therapists that incorporate evidence-based exercise principles to address specific PD symptoms/impairments including: 

  • Movement amplitude

  • Stiffness/rigidity

  • Posture

  • Balance

  • Coordination

  • Strength

  • Cognition

  • Gait, transfers, mobility 

 

LEVELS 1/2

Exercises will be performed in a variety of positions, including standing, sitting, and on the floor. Class is designed for people who are physically independent, can participate in balance, and on/off floor exercises without assistance. 

 

LEVELS 3/4

Exercises will be performed seated or standing with assistance.

4. SPEECH, VOICE, AND BRAIN EXERCISES INCLUDE:​

Exercises address the following common

problems that occur in people with Parkinson's:

  • Voice Projection & Articulation

  • Swallowing

  • Breathing

  • Posture

  • Cognition

1. LDBF BOXING FOR PARKINSON'S™ CLASS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING THREE COMPONENTS:

 

Non- Contact Boxing

LEVELS 1/2

This is our most vigorous exercise program for people with earlier stages and milder symptoms.

LEVELS 3/4

Specifically designed for people in later stages and who experience greater movement challenges. Includes both standing and seated boxing techniques with one-on-one assistance.

Boxing improves...

  • Footwork, Cognition                           

  • Strength and Endurance, Balance

  • Flexibility, Agility

  • Posture, Breathing

  • Movement in all Planes, Hand-Eye Coordination

CLASSES

5. PD DANCE

 

Dance benefits through stretching, stepping and balance.

 

Motor improvements due to repetition, direction change, step sequencing transfer into effective regular gait patterns.

 

Decreases fear of falling through practicing position changes in a controlled environment.

 

Improves posture, core strength, coordination, cardiovascular functioning, flexibility, stamina

 

Eases stiffness resulting in a gain in confidence to move more freely.

 

Attention required to anticipate movements, respond to changes in music and instruction, changing visual and auditory stimuli  are unique to dance activating basal ganglia and stimulating cognitive activity

 

Emotional well-being is increased showing improvements in mood, motivation and enjoyment and sparks creativity.