TITLE A2 Fighting Back against Parkinson's Disease
In 2022, TITLE A2 became an affiliate of Rock Steady Boxing. The mission of Rock Steady Boxing is to equip its affiliates and empower the coaches to improve the quality of life of people with Parkinson’s disease through a non-contact, boxing-based fitness curriculum. As we continue to seek ways to help improve the health and wellness of our community, TITLE A2's partnership with Rock Steady Boxing, fills a need for nearly 1,700 individuals diagnosed with Parkinson's
How can I help?
What exactly does a volunteer do? Glad you asked! Volunteers greatly help out our coaches by assisting in set up before the class, ensuring the safety of all of the boxers during the class, and being a great support system to make the classes fun and meaningful for the boxers. In addition to in-class activities, volunteers can also help with running pre-exercise assessments.
Are YOU interested in becoming a volunteer? We hope so! The best place to start is to go to the right side of this page and provide your contact information as well as how you might want to support the RSB program at TITLE A2! Thank you for being in our corner!
TITLE A2's Boxing for Parkinson's Program
TITLE Boxing Club of Ann Arbor offers a 4,200 sq. ft. facility with all the equipment needed to deliver a comprehensive program specifically designed for Parkinson's patients, who have the desire to implement a fitness program that results in a higher quality of life.
TITLE A2's Boxing for Parkinson's program will host up-to 12 classes per month. Classes will be held Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Enrolled 'Boxers' will be able to attend as many classes as they desire throughout the month. Family and caregivers are welcome to attend, to encourage, observe, support, or even get a little sweat on themselves in TITLE A2's full gym.
Boxers are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes prior to class. Fitness apparel, water bottle, wraps and boxing gloves will be required for all class participants. Class duration: 75-90 minutes.
Class Format - What to Expect - Besides the Fun and High Energy!
Boxing for Parkinson's classes will be led by TITLE A2's trainers who have completed Rock Steady Boxing's coaching certification programs. Trainers will follow a progressive process that ensures proper warm-up, high-intensity activity, focused core workout, as well as a heart-rate reducing and cool down process. Classes will differ each session, however, the example class agenda below illustrates a typical class plan:
20-30 Minutes | Warm-up - Get to Know Ya!, core stretch, dynamic stretch, voice activation, and more
30-45 Minutes | Workout - Shadow Boxing, heavy bag, speed bag, footwork, stance, body-weight exercises, med balls, bands
5-10 Minutes | Core - Focus on neck, anterior, posterior - range of motion, sit-ups, supermans, swimmers, leg lifts, Russian twists
5-10 Minutes | Cool down - Hydrate, lower heart rate, breathing exercises, focus on specific areas for additional stretch
Already enrolled as a Volunteer? Please click on the Book Now button below to go to the RSB weekly class schedule.
Interested in Volunteering?
TITLE Boxing Club of Ann Arbor (TITLE A2) is an affiliate of Rock Steady Boxing, a boxing - exercise program specifically designed for those diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
In an effort to support those in The Fight, we are looking for volunteers!
If you are interested in signing up to be a RSB Volunteer, please fill out the Enrollment form below and click "Enroll Now".