Classes designed to improve the quality of life for people with Parkinson’s disease


Classes designed to improve the quality of life for people with Parkinson’s disease

Boxing classes designed people with Parkinson’s

What is the Punching with Parkinson’s class?

The non-contact boxing-based fitness sessions are super adaptable depending on the severity of an individual. Some people may want to dance around the ring on the pads, whilst others will hit the bags or speedballs. For others, seated boxing, or replacing the pads and bags for foam sticks is a very fun alternative.

Why is boxing good for people with Parkinson’s?

  • The high-intensity workouts offer a blend of strength and cardiovascular conditioning.
  • The more technical side of the Boxing sessions can improve agility, coordination, and balance.
  • It’s varied and fun.
  • It’s a social sport.
  • It makes you feel good and wanting more!

Our coaches are trained, and will always take into consideration everyone’s symptoms, medication schedule, and will check in before each session for any changes.

What do the classes consist of?

These classes typically range from 60 to 90 minutes and will include:

  • Mobility, stretching and warmup exercises.
  • Drills on the punch bags, floor to ceiling and speed ball
  • Technical footwork. defence and movement drills
  • Hitting the pads or foam sticks
  • Circuits and functional movement workouts
  • Exercises to improve overall strength.
  • Core and pelvic floor exercises
  • Partner and group work

How much is it and when does it run?

Each class is £6, you can pay by cash or card, and they run every Monday at 11am with free tea or coffee post the session!

  • Accessible access, toilets and changing facilities on site
  • Small car park located at the side of the building

Costs & Bookings

Class Times: Every Monday at 11am
Price: £6 drop-in

Port O' Leith Boxing Club

“it’s stimulating, everyone’s very encouraging and it feels good when you’re done – it does you good!”

“Feckin’ marvellous – great facilities, surpassed only by the quality of the sport and teaching. It was the activity I enjoyed most this year.”

“The staff are brilliant.”

“Well supported, well constructed classes, full of encouragement, tremendous help. Look forward to attending. The coaches are very encouraging and helpful.”

“The one thing I look forward to in the week more than anything else.”

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