LDBF offers 2 levels of classes.

These classes concentrate on improvement and maintenance of proper boxing form and technique, with a focus on complex combinations. Footwork drills, and fall recovery.

These classes are 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 more concentrated one-on-one attention.

Class Descriptions:

Boxing

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

Optimizing

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

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, and hand-eye coordination.

Yoga and Meditation

Through the use of poses and postures, Yoga offers physical, spiritual and mental health benefits including improving strength, balance, posture, breathing and flexibility; helps with energy, brighter moods, mental focus, stress management and back pain.

Speech Therapy

Often with PD, voices may become softer and hoarser, speech not as articulate, swallowing more difficult, posture not as straight and upright, breathing not as efficient, cognition challenged. This class offers exercises to help improve these symptoms.

FEES:

  1. Monthly Pass: $115 for unlimited boxing classes only; plus $12.00/class for Optimizing, Yoga and Speech. 
  2. 10 Class Pass: $120

LOCATION:

          The LDBF Boxing for Parkinson’s Wellness Center is located at:

                              6667 Vernon Woods Drive

                                Suite A-16 (lower level)

                               Sandy Springs, GA 30328

 

DIRECTIONS:

From I 285:

Take I 285 West/East exit @ Roswell Road.

Coming from the West on I 285, turn left onto Roswell Road.

Coming from the East on I 285, turn right onto Roswell Road.

Coming north on Roswell Road, turn right onto Vernon Woods Drive- (Longhorn’s Restaurant will be on left corner).

2nd driveway on left there will be a white sign ‘Sandy Springs Wellness Center “

Turn left into driveway

Turn right down the driveway to the back of the building

Turn left into parking lot.

Entrance is on the lower level on the left side.

From GA 400 South:

If coming South on GA 400, exit @ Abernathy Road.

Make a right onto Abernathy Road to Roswell Road

Turn left on Roswell Road to Vernon Woods Drive

Turn left onto Vernon Woods Drive- (Longhorn’s Restaurant will be on right corner).

2nd driveway on left there will be a white sign ‘Sandy Springs Wellness Center “

Turn left into driveway

Turn right down the driveway to the back of the building

Turn left into parking lot.

Entrance is on the lower level on the left side.