Fighting Back Against Parkinson's
Over one million people in the United States are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, and more than 60,000 are diagnosed each year. Parkinson's Performance Boxing gives individuals diagnosed with the disease hope by improving their quality of life through a non-contact boxing based fitness curriculum. TNT is proud to offer this innovative program to the Fargo-Moorhead and surrounding communities.
Parkinson’s causes a loss in many of the same elements that boxers condition to improve. Among them are balance, muscular endurance, footwork and hand-eye coordination. Published medical research has shown that forced, intense exercise can reduce, reverse, and delay Parkinson’s symptoms!
What are the classes like?
Participants rotate through adapted boxing drills
Drills include a variety of focus mitts, heavy bags, speed bags, jump rope, core work, etc…
Participants rotate through drills and stations quickly to maintain intensity
Helpers are welcomed to attend class with participants if assistance is needed
Classes are held Monday through Thursday from 12:30-1:45pm, Tuesday from 11:00am-12:30pm, and Friday from 1:00-2:15pm