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How Boxing 4 Health is keeping you motivated and exercising  during this crisis by offering virtual classes and more...

Specialized fitness inspired boxing classes for Seniors and people with Parkinson's disease.
Improve your quality of life with a community of fighters that have your back!
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Were you or a loved one recently diagnosed with Parkinson's?
 

"Our challenges don't define us, our ACTIONS do!"

Exercise programs

We offer a wide range of instructor led, research backed, high-intensity programs created to address the specific needs and interests of our students.
Boxing 4 Parkinson's

High Functioning PD

Classes for people with Parkinson's that are high functioning and have low to moderate balance concerns.

 

Low Functioning PD

Classes for people with Parkinson's that have more significant balance problems, slow movements and possible shuffled gait. They may currently require assistance of some kind, such as a cane, walker or wheelchair. Cognition may be a factor as well.

Parkinson Wellness Recovery

Rock, Step, Twist & Shout

Parkinson Wellness Recovery (PWR!) is an exercise program developed specifically for persons with Parkinson's disease that aims to slow disease progression, improve symptoms, restore function, and increase longevity and quality of life.

Open Boxing

These classes are for Seniors, people with Parkinson's (high functioning) and spouses of people with Parkinson's.

 

Learn the basics of kickboxing as well as the basics of muscle strengthening and have fun doing it. These specific exercise classes will challenge you and help you increase your full range of motion so you can be more comfortable doing activities in your daily life.

Latin Dancing

Dancing helps improve your coordination, agility, balance and flexibility.

 

6 week workshops.

Personal Training

Personal Training is another great option if you would like to get more one-on-one attention and be able to focus on your specific fitness needs and goals that are tailored to you.

 

Working with a trainer can also be the best way to recover from an injury.

 

All of our trainers have experience working with people with Parkinson’s disease, Seniors and modifying exercise programs to rehab injuries new and old.

Yoga

Do you want to feel calmer, sleep better and have more flexibility and ease in your joints?

 

Come and try this gentle supportive yoga class, a meditation in motion that is suitable for all levels, led by a physiotherapist and yoga teacher, Marcia Bamber.

 

Marcia will to adapt the class for any individual in the group with any level of ability, no previous yoga experience necessary!

what our Community is saying

 

"Don't wait for things to happen - make them happen."

Christine seaby

Owner and Founder of Boxing 4 Health

As a Registered Massage Therapist for over 14 years Christine Seaby, founder of B4H, was looking for a way to help her clients with Parkinson's disease live a better quality of life. Combined with her professional experience she had also trained in mixed martial arts and believed she could put a strong program together for people with Parkinson's disease to benefit from. 

Christine hopes to continue to grow and help as many people as possible so we can slow down the progression of Parkinson's and help people enjoy a better quality of life. 

in the news

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Ottawa Citizen

February 23, 2018

Fighting back, with fists, against Parkinson's disease

Doug Merriam used to rely on his hands to sweetly pick out notes on his acoustic guitar.

Today, his hands are clenched and wrapped inside a boxing glove, used to punch a bag, sometimes with a boxer’s ferocity...

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Hometown News

July 6, 2018

Parkinson’s patients fight back against symptom progression at boxing class in Smiths Falls

Those living with Parkinson’s are fighters. They fight each day to keep the mobility that they have and keep symptoms at bay for as long as possible...

Inside Ottawa Valley

November 7, 2019

Boxing for Parkinson’s a real winner

Kim Ducharme, who leads a boxing class three times a week in the basement of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Smiths Falls, says there’s a misconception about boxing. “People often think of it as just a beat-down...

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1796 Woodward Dr.
Ottawa, ON
613.224.BOX4 (2694)
info@boxing4health.com
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