The online extension to our wellness program for people with Parkinson's. After over 9 years of teaching Parkinson's specific exercise classes, we are excited to to bring these classes online to increase access to the global Parkinson's community.
Our classes are designed based on the latest research principles, our clinical experience, and feedback from the hundreds of individuals with Parkinson's who have participated in our classes.
Boxing is an excellent form of exercise for individuals with Parkinson's! Research has shown functional mobility and quality of life improvement, for people who participated in boxing classes. Boxing involves power, speed, footwork and cognitive demands! Stephanie and Claire are certified in Rock Steady Boxing, and our work outs follow the format of RSB classes, although we don't utilize all the different bags since we are doing our workouts at home! There is still a lot you can do with boxing even without the specialized equipment. This class starts with a warm up, then the boxing workout includes combinations with shadow boxing and agility activities, then we work our core, and finally cool down.
Boxing Intro with Explanation of Punches, Steps, and Stance
This is an introductory video, to make sure you are familiar with the stance, steps, punches, etc that we will use in classes going forward! Our boxing classes won't include any special equipment, so don't worry if you don't have gloves or bags at home!
Today we are working our brains as hard as our bodies as we learn some new combinations. Boxing is such a great workout for so many reasons some of which involve focus, attention shifting, coordination and memory. One way to assist our brains is to vocalize what we are doing. So be...
We are returning to speed bags. I know we all miss actually having our punching bags, especially the speed bags. The rhythm of that bounce back just makes you feel good! But today, we will still just have to pretend and practice so that when we are back together we will be better t...
Today we will be returning to some of our defense moves. Boxing is not just about the punches we land but our ability to move our bodies. We will be twisting, reaching, ducking and slipping our way through today’s class.
Remember to watch the introduction video prior to this clas...