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Hope Soars 1410 Maple Hill Road, Castleton NY 12033 Tel. 518.428.0056
A non-contact boxing fitness class designed for people with Parkinson's and their caregivers. The class is taught on Fridays at 10 a.m. by Schott's Gym.
Fighting Parkinson's was started in 2016 by Hope Soars and Schott's Boxing and Fitness to enhance the quality of life of the Parkinson's patient. Our coaches are considered the best around. Owners of Schott's Gym, Andy Schott and Kyle Provenzano have over fifty years of combined boxing and training experience. Andy Schott is a former member of the United States Boxing Team with 127 amateur fights. He has a 7-1 professional record. Kyle Provenzano is a former standout amateur boxer, certified physical education teacher and athletic coach.
There is a direct correlation between the many benefits of fitness boxing and the reduction of symptoms of Parkinson's. Fighting Parkinson's class consists of 12 three-minute rounds with one minute rest between rounds. Each round involves a different activity, including hitting the heavy bag, working with a coach on the punch mitts, hitting a speed bag and double end bag as well as doing drills with a coach on a focus master and a wall bag. Duration of each class is approximately one hour.
If you are a first time participant in the program, we ask that you arrive twenty minutes early for an orientation.