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Schott’s Boxing - Why Box?

Updated: May 1, 2023


Schott's Boxing

21 Vatrano Road, Albany, NY 12205


Friday’s 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Participants are asked to pay $5 for each class.

First time attendees will be asked to buy hand wraps for $10.00 and come 15-20 minutes early to get some initial instructions.


Rock Steady Boxing - Ring of Hope Boxing Club - Schenectady.

Sunday’s from 10:00 – 11:30.

Classes are being offered for free (costs are being unwritten by a Ring Of Hope benefactor). Please call or e-mail to schedule an evaluation/orientation.

Phone: 518-347-7184


Our website is:

Ring of Hope Boxing Club, 118 Erie Blvd., Schenectady, NY 12305


What is a Parkinson's Boxing class?

A Parkinson’s boxing class is a full-body workout exercise regimen where you perform non-combat boxing exercises. A typical Parkinson’s boxing class will involve:

  • Anywhere from 45-90 minutes of exercises

  • Stretches and warm-up exercises to prepare the body for the workout and to avoid injury.

  • Punching speed bags to help improve coordination and posture or punching heavy bags to build strength and muscle.

  • Vocal exercises are incorporated into the workout to help with any voice disorder symptoms of Parkinson’s.

  • Footwork and other agility exercises will be used to help improve balance.

  • There are also a lot of group exercises that focus on socialization and community in each class.

The benefits associated with a Parkinson’s boxing class include:

  • Increased strength

  • Improved hand-eye coordination

  • Improved posture

  • Better cognitive processing

  • Relief of symptoms for soft-voice disorders

  • Stronger core which can lead to a better gait

  • Improved balance and agility

  • Improved reaction time

You should always consult your doctor before starting up any new intense exercise regimen to make sure that it will be beneficial to you.

Do I need to bring my own boxing gloves?

Boxing gloves are provided at locations although many participants like to bring their own gloves.

Will I be fighting other people?

No, the classes are non-combat which means you will not be punching or be punched by, another person.

How intense is the class?

The class intensity can vary depending upon the instructor and the participant, but the average intensity is more than most seated Parkinson’s exercise classes. Wheelchairs and walkers are welcome. The class can be beneficial to all ability levels.

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