Boxing for Parkinson’s Classes

Boxing for Parkinson’s offers two class levels for people diagnosed with Parkinson’s and their care-givers, including Level I/II and Level III/IV, which are described below:

This class concentrates on improvement and maintenance of proper boxing form and technique with a focus on complex combinations, footwork drills and fall recovery.

Fundamental. This class focuses on complex combination punching and footwork drills to improve technique.

Optimizing. This class offers a low impact recovery class with an emphasis on physical therapy- based exercises. Such exercises include proper deep breathing techniques, big steps and arm movements, posture improvement, fall prevention and recovery, and voice projection.

Technique. This class concentrates on improvement and maintenance of proper boxing form and technique with a focus on complex combinations, footwork drills and fall recovery.

Inside the Ring. This class focuses on the development of authentic boxing skills, such as foot movement, positional advantage, balance, lateral movements, full range of motion, coordination, deep breathing techniques, hand-eye coordination and offensive/defensive boxing.

Fundamental. This class is designed specifically for people with more advanced Parkinson’s symptoms seeking to address balance, slow movement, and other impairments with a less intense workout and more individual attention. Classes include seated warm-up and cool down exercises, standing, seated or supported boxing bag work, and longer rest periods.  Physical therapists, PT students and volunteers offer fighters more concentrated one-on-one attention.