We at NWI Parkinsons recognize the danger that this virus represents to our Parkinson's Community. We are planning on resuming our classes on June 15th, however for the safety and well being of everyone we see, we are placing certain precautions and requirements to our classes. Please read carefully, so you'll be prepared and know what to expect when you come to class.
We will be requiring all participants to sign a Covid-19 liability waiver. Our classes will be participate at your own risk. However we are trying to create as safe of an environment as possible to minimize exposure risk.
Temperature - when you arrive we will be taking your temperature with a no contact infrared thermometer
Social Distancing - we are asking that social distancing be maintained at our facility and will help to facilitate this by placing markers or chairs at appropriate distances for each participant.
Masks/Face Coverings - due to the high risk clientele that we serve, we are making it mandatory for all participants to wear masks or some type of face covering. If you do not have one, one will be provided to you.
Cleaning of equipment - All equipment must be wiped down between participant use.
Hand Washing - We ask that all participants wash their hands before and after class.
Boxing Gloves - Due to needing to minimize risk of exposure we are asking that all participants bring their own boxing gloves. These can be purchased at several stores that sell sporting goods such as Dicks Sporting Goods, Walmart, Target, and Amazon to name a few.
NWI Parkinsons building located at 2927 Jewett Avenue, Highland IN. Class held in activities room on main level of building
Mondays from 11:30am to 1:00 p
Please dress comfortably in clothes you can easily move in.
According to the Parkinson's Foundation, ;Research has shown that exercise can improve gait, balance, tremor, flexibility, grip strength and motor coordination.. So far, studies have shown improvements in muscular strength and endurance, promotes better balance, improves other aspects of functional fitness. Participating in any level of physical activity is linked with improved motor symptoms. For people with mild to moderate PD, specific exercises can address specific symptoms. For example: aerobic exercise improves fitness, walking exercises assist in gait, resistance training strengthens muscles. One study showed that people with PD who exercised regularly for 2.5 hours a week had a smaller decline in mobility and quality of life over two years Exercise may also improve cognition, depression and fatigue, but the research is still ongoing in these areas.
Boxing has shown to improve strength, power, agility, speed, balance and postural stability, hand-eye coordination and reaction time.
It is important not to over stretch weak muscles or force a joint beyond its normal range of motion. This can lead to instability. Avoid aggressive stretching and allow yourself to progress gradually.
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