Parkinson's Group Boxing
As you may know, boxing has a ton of benefits - not only does it help with strength and fitness but it improves co-ordination. For example working the left side of the body engages the right side of the brain and visa versa.
Each month we are lucky enough to work with a group of amazing people who live with Parkinson's. We use foot work and gentle punching techniques to help with co-ordination and control and work on gentle arm and leg strengthening exercises.
Each visit I am blown away with the progress each of these ladies and gents continue to make. Many studies have shown how beneficial boxing can be for people who experience problems with balance and co-ordination but it's super exciting to see it first hand.
If you or anyone you know is interested in joining in please don't hesitate to get in touch with us, we meet here at the gym on the first and third Friday's of every month and the class is open to anyone who feels this may be beneficial. We offer this as a free service and ask that participants pop a gold coin into the Coastguard donation box at reception.