Boxercise for Parkinson’s
Parkinson’s symptoms develop when there is a loss of dopamine-producing cells. Dopamine is needed for balance and other neurotransmitters to coordinate muscle movement. Research suggests that high intensity forms of exercise, such as boxing, may promote the release of a particular molecule called brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF). BDNF supports the production and survival of dopamine in the area of the brain that Parkinson’s affects and may help improve motor skills.
We offer 30-minute or 60-minute sessions, designed for individuals or small groups, to anyone diagnosed with Parkinson’s.