Parkies Punch Back (PPB) Outdoor Class Information
Four people max per class and cost is $20. Classes are held on my well-shaded large deck. We also utilize other areas of the backyard for dribbling and agility ladder drills and when we move into the boxing element of the class. Every participant has their own punching bag, three are outdoors and one heavy bag is in my garage.
Current class schedule (as of April 2021):
Monday and Thursday 10-11am
New Saturday class to start in May (9:30-10:30am)
One-on-One Workouts for PPB and Virginia Trainer
One-on-one workouts are held in my garage (gym) with garage door up and back door open for proper ventilation. 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
Please note that some of the equipment listed here is presently not available during this time. I can take many of these items from my garage to the backyard for a class, but things like focus mitts (given the close proximity for that activity) can not be done.
Parkies Punch Back offers fitness classes for people with Parkinson's disease. Classes include 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, on most days, can be done 45 minutes 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.