TITLE Boxing Club: Knock Out Parkinson’s (Alpharetta)
Curriculum: TITLE Boxing Club in Alpharetta now offers a Knock Out Parkinson’s program that consists of a full-body boxing workout that changes your body, clears your mind and completely engages your spirit. Their signature Power Hour utilizes the fundamentals of a true boxer’s workout to strengthen and tone your arms, legs, back, core and your confidence.
Eligibility: The Knock Out Parkinson’s program is open to men and women with PD and their care partners, pending the outcome of an assessment. There is no age limitation but participants should consult with their physicians before joining. Fighters with balance or gait issues will be evaluated by TITLE’s trainers on a case-by-case basis and may be required to be accompanied by a capable caregiver (or volunteer) and wear a gait belt to participate in this class.
Safety: The Knock Out Parkinson’s program is designed to push participants to exercise outside their comfort zone, the intensity physical therapists and clinical researchers believe provides the maximum benefit to people with Parkinson’s. Instructors will be sensitive to the limitations of each participant, but it will be the responsibility of the participants to regulate the intensity of their work-out on an individual basis. Take a water break when you need one!
Several trainers at TITLE have completed an introductory course on adapting a boxing training program for people with Parkinson’s disease provided by PD Gladiators. The trainers will also take the “Community Exercise for People with Parkinson’s Disease” course presented by MDT Education Solutions in early May.
TITLE is working with the Kennesaw State Exercise Science Department to give student and faculty volunteers real-world experience assisting people living with Parkinson’s whose impairments require individual attention.
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:30pm.
Cost: First class is free! Contact TITLE Boxing Club Alpharetta at 770-864-5492 for pricing details. Purchase a monthly or 10-class pass. Members of the TITLE Boxing Club franchises in Alpharetta or Kennesaw may attend classes at either facility.
Equipment: Boxing gloves will be available for use by participants during their trial class, but fighters will be expected to purchase their own gloves when they commit to the program. Gait belts will be provided for use by any participant with balance issues. Hand wraps are available for purchase.
Assessments/Registration: New participants should make an appointment for an initial assessment. Contact TITLE Boxing Club Kennesaw at 770-864-5492 to sign up or for more information.