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April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month – Celebrate at TITLE Boxing Club’s ‘Boxing Against Parkinson’s Disease’ Open House on April 30th
April 30, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pmFree
TITLE Boxing Club invites people with Parkinson’s disease, their families, health care providers and the community to a very special open house on Saturday, April 30, 4-6 p.m. to learn how TITLE’s PD Fighters non-contact Boxing classes are changing the lives. TITLE Boxing Club is located at 1714 Newbury Park, Suite S. Please RSVP by April 25 by calling 805-498-4822.
The PD Fighters Open House will feature live Boxing class demonstrations, along with raffles, music, and refreshments. In addition, Parkinson’s patients who are part of TITLE Boxing’s PD Fighters will personally share how this extraordinary program has changed their lives. TITLE’s team of Rock Steady Boxing certified fitness professionals will also be on hand to answer questions about the program.
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a chronic and progressive movement disorder, meaning that symptoms continue and worsen over time. Over one million people in the US are living with Parkinson’s disease. The cause is unknown, and although there is presently no cure, there are treatment options such as medication, surgery, and exercise programs to manage its symptoms.
Current research reveals that Forced Intense Exercise (F.I.E) increases neuroplasticity in the brain. TITLE Boxing’s program directly addresses Parkinsonian symptoms such as balance, instability, rigidity, tremors, shuffling, freezing, and even depression.
“Boxing works by moving the body through all planes of motion,” explains Josh Ripley, Lead Trainer. “Our Rock Steady certified fitness trainers continuously change the routines, which activates mental focus and pushes the participant past limited motion to re-establish connections in the brain.”
“Our PD Fighters program is the only one of its kind in our area and is truly amazing,” adds Lisa Oliver, TITLE Boxing Newbury Park’s manager. “We have people in our non-contact group boxing classes who have gone from wheelchair to walking, and who are learning the tools they need for improved daily functioning and quality of life. They’re living longer, more productive, and happier lives.”
No previous boxing experience is required to participate in the Boxing Against PD classes. Current participants range from the mid-30s to 90 years old. Care partners are invited to join the class at no extra charge.
To learn more about TITLE Boxing and the PD Fighters Program, please call 805-498-4822.