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TITLE Lightening Strike Pro Reflex Bag


                             August 2019

Get ready to test your reaction time.  Develop speed and work on accuracy.  

Hit it hard and prepare to slip or weave as the bag comes back quickly!

Parkinson's Foundation

Moving Day San Jose


              June 1, 2019

The Parkinson’s Foundation is a national organization whose mission is to make life better for people with Parkinson's disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure.

Moving Day is a fundraising event for the foundation.

Parkies Punch Back participated in this year's event.

Improvisation and Parkinson's Workshop

                                May 14, 2019

Filmmaker and improvisation instructor, Robert Cochrane, along with his father, Dan, leading attendees of the workshop through activities that challenge the mind. We're trying to make neurons fire together so that they wire together.  That's neuroplasticity!

Freestanding Heavy Bag

                   February 2019

This is a great addition to the gym.  Punch, kick, move around the bag - lots of options.

Everlast Angle Heavy Bag

                November 2018

This new bag is a hit (yes, pun intended)!

Jab, cross, hooks, and gotta love the ease at making those uppercuts now. Pow!

Inflatable Punching Bag

  Parkies Punch Back


August 2018

The newest addition to the Parkinson's classes is the inflatable punching bag from Bonk Fit.  The numbered targets are very useful when making progressions.

Start with a simple 2-punch combo and then build upon that sequence - add a bob or slip and now we're having some real fun!  Wonderful for making that mind and body connection.

Parkinson's Conference

              November 2, 2018

What an awesome experience to be in a room full of people that work with those that have PD. Scientists, movement disorder specialists, and neurologists gave talks throughout the day that touched on the advances made (such as deep brain stimulation), the heartbreak of trials that didn't go as well as expected, and new therapies that are on the horizon.

New Equipment

    January - March 2018

Stroops - Slastix resistance bands,

Universal Swivel Belt, and Fit Stik Pro

Quick Puncher

       Put up your Dukes!
             Oct. & Nov. 2017

Clients and those participating in the Parkinson's fitness classes have been enjoying the speed bag and learning basic punches and combos with the focus mitts.

TRX PRO Suspension Trainer


                         May 2017

The suspension trainer is installed and already it's a favorite with my clients. Lower and upper body, and so many progressions on the exercises!

   Sandbells & Steelbell
     December 2016 & March 2017

Slam, throw, press overhead, press out, hold and do squats, etc...

So much you can do with sand and steelbells.   

          TRX Rip Trainer


                      September 2016

A great piece of equipment that can be used for all levels of fitness.  I love the movement involved in many of the exercises, the way it engages your core, how balance and coordination come into play, and it works lots of muscle groups at the same time.  It's been a fantastic addition to my circuit classes!

     Sandrope Battle Ropes


                         March 2016

Great for one-on-one sessions, fun with partner workouts, and the perfect addition to the Saturday circuit class.  These two 15lbs sandropes from Hyperwear work everything!  It can be exhausting, you may find it challenging, but in the end you will have had an intense full-body workout.

Pilates Reformer 1 Certificate

                        November 2015

The 3-day workshop, held at Center of Balance in Mountain View, was excellent.  Tom McCook has over 25 years of Pilates experience, his thorough and detailed way of teaching was wonderful.  The workshop covered basic Pilates movements of the Reformer.  Since there were only 12 participants, Tom and his assistants (Evangeline and Leifann) were able to give lots of individual attention!

Balanced Body Allegro Reformer

                        September 2015

The reformer is simply magnificent. It can be used for upper and lower body, but it's the work that can be done to the powerhouse of the body, the core, that makes the reformer a favorite.

Master Trainer Specialty Certification

July 2015



I love the BOSU, and now after this workshop I can introduce it to all my clients, no matter their fitness level.  What an amazing tool for balance and coordination.

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