Knock out Parkinson’s Disease with NeuroBoxing!

Attend the support group at their new location at City Hall.

by Patty Jenkins

Everyone knows exercise in some form is essential for good overall health. With Parkinson’s Disease it is even more vital. Research has proven that exercise can augment the benefits of Parkinson’s medications and slow the progression of this challenging disease. Non-contact boxing is one of the cutting-edge exercise programs proving to be one of the most effective ways for slowing Parkinson’s progression in addition to improving motor skills and other neurological symptoms.

The Ventura Parkinson’s Disease Support Group is pleased to welcome Jennifer Parkinson, owner and Co-Founder of the non-profit organization NeuroBoxing and Dr. Vanessa White owner of Santa Paula Fitness/VC NeuroBoxing, as our guests on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 from 12:30PM to 2:30PM at Ventura City Hall, 501 Poli Street, Room 202. Come find out what makes Neuroboxing unique as we witness several demonstrations and participate in various exercises.

The NeuroBoxing program is dedicated to improving the lives of people with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) and their families. They use a complete wellness centered approach to help those living with Parkinson’s stand a fighting chance. Through non-contact boxing and health and fitness coaching, they help people with PD and other neurological challenges fight back and live the best life possible.

Jennifer Parkinson and Josh Ripley founded the non-profit NeuroBoxing in September 2016. Jennifer is a registered nurse of 16 years, a Michael J Fox Foundation panelist, advocate for the Parkinson Disease Foundation’s Women in Parkinson’s Initiative, boxing coach, and loving mother of two. Jennifer is actively training new coaches in several locations to help bring NeuroBoxing’s programs to other locations throughout Southern California. Her personal experience with Parkinson’s Disease began in 2005 when she was diagnosed with early on-set PD; she has been fighting back since then to “knock out PD”!

Dr. Vanessa White is an affiliate member who recently completed this special Neuroboxing training from Jennifer. Dr. White has a Ph.D. in kinesiology and is the owner and a fitness instructor at her gym, Santa Paula Fitness. Vanessa has taught and coached a number of class formats (and sports) for the past 34 years and recently added NeuroBoxing to her list of expertise. Vanessa’s classes are fun and full of energy and her team specializes in assisting individuals with special needs.

Find out how you might benefit from NeuroBoxing exercise programs on August 14, 2019 from 12:30-2:30PM at Ventura City Hall’s Community Meeting Room # 202; 501 Poli Street. The Ventura Parkinson’s Disease Support Group welcomes the public, our members and care-partners and new friends who find themselves navigating the challenges of PD and other neurological conditions. We are an independent and volunteer-organized group not affiliated with or a part of any other organization or group. For more information and detailed directions to our meetings, please call Patty at 805-766-6070.

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