(Note: Boxing will remain on Friday at it's current venue and time until notified otherwise. Any queries ring Marg on 0416 328 873)

During the past few months, a number of Members have been seen on Friday mornings behaving violently!

They are participating in the Parkinsons Punching Challenge!

Watch the fun here:

No, this is not another weird symptom of our favourite disease. Rather, it is a well-regarded treatment for our symptoms - and no, there is no actual violence. Well, not against people anyway.

Boxing is great exercise

Boxing For Parkinson's is an excellent way of exercising the eye - brain - hand coordination that is adversely affected by PD. The program is being provided by a National boxing coach and referee, Dean Groth, and is located at Dean's Gym Unit 2, 185 Lake Rd, Port Macquarie. It is behind Alice's Paperland and the cafe Coffee@Alices.

The weekly one-hour session runs like this:

  • 15 minutes of warm-up exercises with jogging, shadow boxing and stretches
  • 30 minutes of boxing (against punching bags and pads) with a number of different patterns of action
  • 15 minutes of warm-down exercises, floor exercises and stretches

It is free (for an introductory period) and open to both women and men (yes, we realise we are creating a stick for our own backs teaching women to box). All you need is some light clothes (track pants or shorts and t-shirt) and a pair of sport shoes. All equipment is provided.

Why don't you come along and join the fun, from 10.00 until 11.00 am every Friday.