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Boxing 4 Health for people with Parkinson’s comes to Smiths Falls

 

Boxing 4 Health Inc. – a unique exercise program based on training used by kickboxing trainers and adapted for people living with Parkinson’s Disease is now available in the Smiths Falls area. The program involves stretching, functional movements, skipping, push-ups, balancing and non-contact boxing lead by trained coaches.

“We are excited about bringing this program to Lanark County,” says Christine Seaby, Founder and Co-owner. “We have seen the program slow down the progression of the disease and improve strength, power, speed and balance. You will work hard but have fun doing it. Just because you have Parkinson’s doesn’t mean it has you. Come and join us and give it the “old one-two” to function better, feel better and move better.”

There is an increasing body of research that shows that intense exercise can impact the progression of Parkinson’s Disease. More than 10,000 people in Ottawa and surrounding areas have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease and that number is expected to double by 2031.

The 10 week pilot program starts on June 13, 2018 and takes place on Mondays and Wednesdays between 11:30 and 12:30 pm at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 11 Church St. in Smiths Falls.

For further information about Boxing 4 Health visit www.boxing4health.com

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