Parkies Punch Back (PPB) Class Information
My well-shaded deck has become the favorite spot to begin each class. We move our bodies, warming up for perhaps some balance and fine motor skills activities, or strength and core work on mats, or a bit of neurobics (brain games). Other areas of the backyard are used for dribbling, agility ladder drills, and partner work. The class moves into the garage for further strength training, speed bag practice and boxing drills.
Hand wrap and boxing gloves are provided.
Classes are limited to four people. Cost is $20 per class.
Current class schedule (as of June 2021):
Monday and Thursday 10-11am
One-on-One Workouts for PPB and Virginia Trainer
One-on-one workouts are held in my garage (gym). If you have Parkinson's, I would recommend signing up for 45-minute workout sessions. For those that don't have PD, I specialize in 30-minute
interval-style workouts. If intervals, where a timer is used, or 30-minutes is too short a session for you, 45-minute workout sessions are available.
For my Parkinson's clients and anyone with PD, free workouts are available on YouTube.
Click on above link and check out my videos.
If you are new to Parkies Punch Back (PPB), please do my introductory workout video to get an idea of the PPB method.
Virtual Workouts for Virginia Trainer and PPB
Virtual workouts, via Zoom, are held Monday and Wednesday
6:30-7:10pm. Cost is $10, payable via Zelle, Venmo or PayPal. A waiver of liability must be signed before participating. These classes are for my one-on-one clients and for those with Parkinson's that are able to do a Level 3 PPB YouTube workout.
YouTube Parkinson's Workouts
Parkinson's Fitness Classes
Every client has a loyalty card - complete 12 workouts and the next one is free!
Assessment required before participating in classes.
Class $20 / Assessment $40
Parkies Punch Back offers fitness classes for people with Parkinson's disease. Classes include dynamic stretching, strength training, balance work, activities that challenge hand-eye and foot-eye coordination, neurobic exercises and non-contact boxing.
The boxing element of the class is at least 25 minutes, it includes speed bag, heavy bag, and focus mitts work.
Other equipment used in classes might include dumbbells, sandbells, battle ropes, kettlebells, body bars, BOSU, various sized stability/exercise & medicine balls, resistance cords & bands, TRX suspension & rip trainers.
One-on-one sessions available for anyone with Parkinson's. Whether you want a few solo sessions before joining in on group classes, prefer one-on-one workouts, or you don't have time for an hour-long class and need the workouts to be shorter in duration, I'm available! Please contact me for further information or if you'd like to schedule an assessment.
Interested in taking a class while visiting San Jose?
If you are already involved in a boxing for Parkinson's program elsewhere and you want to continue your workouts while away, please send me an email () and let me know which day of the week you'd like to join a class. If you are not involved in a boxing program, but are curious to try out a class, you still can participate after an assessment. The assessment can sometimes be done before a scheduled class.
Monday and Wednesday
Minimal equipment needed for these classes - a pair of light dumbbells, a resistance band and boxing gloves. If you don't have boxing gloves, one-pound weights can be used.