BECAUSE WE THINK PARKINSON’S DISEASE DESERVES A GOOD PUNCH TO THE FACE.
The Corner Boxing Club serves as the headquarters for our Parkinson’s knockout program. Exercise has been shown to be an effective agent to help manage and even combat symptoms of neurodegenerative diseases. Boxing by nature delivers a uniquely effective combination of mental and physical benefits to help individuals living with Parkinson’s take a swing back at this disease.
“WE NEED TO BE CHALLENGED - AND SHE TREATS US LIKE PEOPLE WHO CAN RESPOND TO A CHALLENGE.”
-KEN BANKS, Parkinson’s Knockout Participant
"This class saved my life in terms of regaining mobility and faith and courage in terms of understanding that improvement is possible from an impossible situation.”
-SANDY ROTHMAN, Parkinson’s Knockout Participant
PARKINSON’S PRESENTS WITH MANY SYMPTOMS - BOXING HELPS FIGHT THEM SIMULTANEOUSLY.
Research has shown that a non-contact boxing program can delay, and in some cases, even reverse the effects of Parkinson’s disease. Our classes are designed to help train strength, speed, flexibility, and coordination - and they’re lots of fun!
PARKINSON’S KNOCKOUT FIGHTS THE EMOTIONAL ATTACKS OF PARKINSON’S DISEASE.
According to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, up to half of people who are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease may suffer from depression or anxiety during the course of the disease. Our group classes foster social connection and camaraderie for our members.
HELPS INDIVIDUALS RECLAIM CONFIDENCE, AND HOPE.
Boxing is one of the most demanding sports on earth - but it’s also one of the most rewarding. By taking an active stand against this disease, many find that they can reduce their symptoms, and lead a happier life.