MPOWER! Kickboxing for Parkinson's

Non-Contact Aerobic Kickboxing

Published medical research has demonstrated that forced exercise has the greatest results in improvements on the 4 Cardinal Symptoms of Parkinson’s:

  • Tremor at rest
  • Rigidity and stiffness
  • Bradykinesia – slowed movements
  • Postural Instability

In this kickboxing class we’ll be utilizing Forced Exercise (in contrast to self-selected paced exercise) which uses rhythmic motions paired with music and vocal activation techniques that causes the exerciser to move faster and harder than they would at a self-selected pace.

We’ll be using Forced Exercise in order to:

  • Challenge Motor Planning – to break movement patterns
  • Trigger Movement Initiation – to help with freezing
  • Incorporate more natural movement patterns thru Reciprocal Movement

 

Intense, forced exercise is a proven method to reduce, slow, and even reverse symptoms of P.D.
In our classes you’ll:

  • Perform simultaneous activities – to challenge Motor Patterns
  • Decrease rigidity using large circular movements in full range of motion
  • Use Learning Based Exercises – to incorporate Mind & Body
  • Incorporate Footwork – for balance and agility
  • Hit focus mitts, heavy bags & exercise balls to improve Hand-to-Eye Coordination
  • Use Resistance Training – for strength and stability
  • Combine Gross Motor Movement with Fine Motor Skills to improve manual dexterity

Overall improvements will be gained in:

  • Aerobic Capacity
  • Endurance
  • Strength
  • Flexibility
  • Coordination
  • Balance
  • Gait
  • Voice Activation
  • Fine Motor Control
  • Proprioception

2 Classes offered to meet your needs:

  • Seated kickboxing at The Wellness Place
  • Standing Kickboxing at Wenatchee School of Karate

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