Archive | Boxing Training for PD

The Exercise Files: A Fight Worth a Good Punch

Posting for Dr. Hackney this month is Stephanie Combs-Miller, PT, PhD, NCS, ia board-certified clinical specialist in neurologic physical therapy, educator and researcher at University of Indianapolis. Dr. Combs-Miller has collaborated with Rock Steady Boxing for the past 10 years to build the community-based partnership and to conduct research on the effects of boxing training for peopleRead More »

Paul Delgado Gladiator of the Year Award: Nominate Your Fellow Gladiator!

PD Gladiators is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Paul Delgado Gladiator of the Year Award. The tribute will be granted annually to a person living with Parkinson’s disease who has combated PD with hard work, dedication and perseverance–traits exhibited by Paul Delgado, the recently-retired founder of the Livramento Delgado Boxing Foundation-PD Gladiators Boxing Training for PDRead More »


By John Tabellione While the closing of Delgado Boxing & Fitness marks the end of an era for owner Paul Delgado, he has built a legacy that will endure beyond bricks and mortar. During the course of searching for multiple adjectives and synonyms to describe Delgado’s engaging personality and multiple accomplishments, the origins of hisRead More »

The Fantastic Five Take PD Gladiators By Storm!

Next Generation of Doctors Learning About PD From You Lean, young and confident, they strode onto the floor at Delgado Boxing in a (presumably) unintended V-formation, reminiscent of a tribe of newly-minted superheroes. But “The Fantastic Five,” as I have since dubbed them, are mere mortals seeking to understand how those of us struggling withRead More »

LDBF-PD Gladiators Boxing Training for PD Class Included in NEUROLOGY NOW current issue

The Oct/Nov issue of NEUROLOGY NOW, a publication of the American Academy of Neurology, features an article on boxing programs for people with Parkinson’s disease and how they help fight PD. Paul Delgado, the head trainer of our LDBF-PD Gladiators boxing program, is quoted extensively. The article can be viewed online here:

USA Today Features the LDBF-PD Gladiators Boxing Training for PD Program

Humankind’s inspirational video and the accompanying story appeared in USA TODAY online yesterday. If you the video doesn’t play on the link above, please try our facebook page:

January News: YMCA Waives Joining Fees, New Evening Boxing Class & More!

As the scientific evidence mounts that vigorous and varied exercise improves the quality of life of people with Parkinson’s disease and may even slow disease progression, there’s no time like the New Year to resolve to start (or add to) your exercise routine. The PD Gladiators Metro Atlanta Fitness Network is an affiliation of independent fitnessRead More »

CBS News Features Boxing Training Program for Parkinson’s

In case you missed it, Lesley Stahl ran a story on CBS News Sunday Morning about the Rock Steady Boxing Training Program for Parkinson’s Disease. The story shows the anecdotal evidence that these noncontact boxing training programs improve the quality of life of people with Parkinson’s, but it also includes an interview with a researcher whoRead More »

Livramento Delgado Boxing Foundation and Ability Rehab Collaborate to Keep the PD Gladiators in Fighting Form

ATLANTA, April 6, 2015 – Music is blaring from the loudspeakers. Retired professional boxer Paul Delgado is in top form, striding purposefully, barking out combinations to almost two dozen boxers pounding bright red heavy bags. They’re breathing hard, dripping with sweat, but Delgado—a former champion who earned a reputation for never quitting in the ring–urgesRead More »

A Daughter Supports Her Gladiator Mom by Running for the Money

Lynn Turley joined the PD Gladiators Boxing Training program operated by the Livramento Delgado Boxing Foundation in October, and she and her companion, Spencer Roane, have become two of the program’s most enthusiastic participants. Lynn is an example of how discovering an effective group exercise program adapted for Parkinson’s disease and sticking with it religiouslyRead More »