Tuesday and Thursday, 1 p.m. (Arrive 15 minutes early)
Made possible with support from and held at:
5420 Connecticut Avenue, NW
This spirited boxing fitness program helps improve balance, cardio, coordination, and strength. Through non-contact exercises, participants gain fitness benefit and a sense of camaraderie with their fellow boxers. No boxing experience required. The bulk of this program will feature core exercises used by boxers. Some use of boxing equipment such as heavy bags and/or boxing mitts may be included.
Outside community participants are asked to wear a mask and upon arrival, have their temperature taken and sign in at the kiosk.
Why is Exercise important for people facing Parkinson’s?
Exercise helps people with Parkinson’s improve their mobility. It also helps slow the progression of the disease. PFNCA wellness programs have been vetted by the PFNCA Medical Advisory Board to ensure they are evidence-based to help those with Parkinson’s.
How can I participate?
Registration with PFNCA is required and there is a nominal annual administrative fee, which can be waived for financial hardship. To register, please call the PFNCA office at (301) 844-6510 or click the register link under the “Helpful Links” on the right side of this page. To attend in person just go to the venue about 10 mins before scheduled class time – I would take mask, ID and vaccination card as different venues have different requirements. Please check if there are pre attendance requirements for the class you want to attend.
Can Carepartners participate?
Carepartners are welcome to participate on a space available basis. Registration is required.
How is this program funded?
PFNCA receives charitable donations to supports its efforts to help people fight Parkinson’s. To learn more, please click here.
The Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area (PFNCA) improves the quality of life of those impacted by Parkinson’s disease, their care partners and families, and fosters a sense of community to ensure that no one battles this disease alone. PFNCA offers exercise, communication and education programs to strengthen the physical and emotional health of people impacted by Parkinson’s.
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