People living with Parkinson’s across North East Derbyshire and surrounding areas are invited to try a new series of neuro boxing classes.
North East Derbyshire Council are running three new classes in Killamarsh and Eckington with a focus on being active in a fun and social way.
The three new boxing classes are:
- Punch Out Parkinson’s, held every Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm at Killamarsh Active.
- Forever Fit, held every Friday from 11.15am to 12.15pm at Eckington Swimming Pool and Fitness Centre.
- Forever Active, held every Friday from 1pm to 1.45pm at Eckington Swimming Pool and Fitness Centre.
The boxing sessions are free to join, and relatives and carers are welcome to join in. Everyone can stay for a coffee and a chat after the classes.
North East Derbyshire Council are working with Parkinson’s UK to deliver the new sessions which are designed to help more people to get active and live well with the condition.
Non-contact boxing can have a number of benefits for people living with long term health conditions such as Parkinson’s while targeting many problem areas such as balance, strength and coordination.
Tim Morton, Physical Activity Programme Manager at Parkinson’s UK, said:
“Being active is one of the best ways to manage your Parkinson’s symptoms and regular physical activity can help you to live well with the condition. Research shows that being active can improve both your long-term physical and mental wellbeing when you live with Parkinson’s.
“Non contact boxing is a great way to be active when you’re living with a neurological condition such as Parkinson’s and it’s also great for social opportunities, too. Overall, it makes you feel good inside and out, and the more physically active you are, the easier it will be to live well with the condition. We’re delighted to be working with North East Derbyshire Council to deliver these new sessions”
Councillor Kathy Rouse, North East Derbyshire District Council Cabinet Member for Leisure, said:
“We are proud to be partnering with Parkinsons UK to deliver sessions for our residents to help them with the condition. We are passionate about being there for all our residents, ensuring they have equal access to our facilities and these sessions are a brilliant way to do just that.
“The non contact activities are supportive and are a brilliant opportunity to meet other like-minded people and participate in physical activity together.”
For more information about non-contact boxing sessions with North East Derbyshire Council, contact Michael Price on