Punching Out Parkinson's

Punching out Parkinson's one round at at a time.

Events

April 26, 2019

Punching Out Parkinson's Presents "FIGHT NIGHT" (Fighters Supporting Parkinson's)

6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Cendera Center 3600 Benbrook Hwy., Fort Worth, Texas 76116 - For further information call our gym office at 817-731-4665

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April 26, 2019

Punching Out Parkinson's Presents "FIGHT NIGHT" (Fighters Supporting Parkinson's)

 Enjoy a night of boxing with some of the best amateur fighters in the metroplex. Join us Ringside for dinner, silent and live auction and much more. For tickets or sponsorship opportunities please  call Jan Simus Events 817-763-5087.   

6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Cendera Center 3600 Benbrook Hwy., Fort Worth, Texas 76116 - For further information call our gym office at 817-731-4665

About Us

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Established since 2011

Two-time world champion Paulie Ayala began Punching Out Parkinson's in September of 2011 as an added program to his gym, University of Hard Knocks. Paulie has been in the sport of boxing for 42 1/2  years. With his experience and compassion for the sport he has dedicated his time and expertise in designing a regimen for the many people who suffer from Parkinson's disease.
 

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Benefits

The boxing regimen is more than just another "workout routine". The workout is designed to improve an individual's movement, speed, eye to hand coordination, balance, strength, speech, endurance and self-image-all the areas PD takes away. 

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Community

POP is a tight community. Always welcoming to newcomers, eager to share their knowledge and struggles with one another, as they are all in this fight together.    

Weekly Workouts

Monday

POP CLASS

10:00 a.m., 11:00 A.M. 6:30 P.M.

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Monday

POP CLASS

All levels. Each class is one hour.

10:00 a.m., 11:00 A.M. 6:30 P.M.

Tuesday

POP CLASS

10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m.

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Tuesday

POP CLASS

All levels. Each class is one hour.

10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m.

Wednesday

POP Class

10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 6:30 p.m.

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Wednesday

POP Class

All levels. Each class is one hour.

10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 6:30 p.m.

Thursday

POP Class

10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m.

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Thursday

POP Class

All levels. Each class is one hour.

10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m.

Friday

POP Class and Zumba Class

10:00 a.m. - POP / 11:00 a.m - ZUMBA

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Friday

POP Class and Zumba Class

All levels. Both Classes are one hour each.

10:00 a.m. - POP / 11:00 a.m - ZUMBA

TESTIMONIALS

Luke Ellis - POP Member

I feel better for the rest of the day after a POP class.

Don Wells - POP Member

I joined Punching Out Parkinson's six years ago, shortly after I was diagnosed. My doctor and I agree that the advancement of the symptoms of the disease have been significantly slowed due to my participation in this program. The other members are a family made up of people who never give up their battle with the disease and constantly inspire me.

Rick Storr - POP Member

Very good workout, appreciate the one on one attention by Paulie and his staff! Would definitely recommend this program. 

Robert Decker - POP Member

Paulie's classes have helped my core strength and balance. Just as important is friendships with fellow fighters.

Suzanne Maxwell - POP Member

I was diagnosed with Parkinson's six years ago. When my neurologist advised me to join Paulie's boxing program for PD I was reluctant. Now, after being a part of it all these years I've had to drop out because of a shoulder injury. The confidence, strength and mobility I've gained from the workout three days a week in my mind is the best thing I've done for myself. The added bonus of a large support group  there and the friends I've made are something that can't be replaced. I miss my time there every week but I'll be back.

Thank you Paulie and Leti for all you do for us.

Ask us about an important study taking place at our gym with Dr. Najtek with the UNT Health Science Center.

Do you have EARLY stage Parkinson's or Parkinsonism? you might qualify for an important study!

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Dr. Nejtek at UNT Health Science Center is conducting a research study to determine if mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) might be a risk factor for Parkinson's disease (PD), or Parkinsonism (P).

Who will qualify?

*People with early stage PD/P.

*Ages 40-90 years

*High School Diploma or GED

*Non-Hispanic, White, Hispanic or Black/African American.

*Can read, write and speak English.

In-Person Screening (30-40 minutes)

We will collect information about:

*Demographic and military (if applicable) information, as well as questions about head/neck injuries (if applicable) 

*Blood pressure and heart rate

*Motor functioning 

*One urine and breath sample

**If you complete all screening procedures, you will receive compensation**

Study Visit (1 visit about 1 hour)

If you meet study screening criteria you will be eligible to enroll in the study. Study participants will undergo:

*Undergo a brief interview

*Brain functioning, mood and cognitive tests, provide a blood sample (about 4 teaspoons)


FOR MORE INFORMATION

Please call our gym office at 817-731-4665. 

Help Our Cause

POP is a 501c3 non profit, a program under the Paulie Ayala Foundation. Your support and contributions will enable us to keep classes private,  keep membership at an affordable cost for everyone,  and also helps us to keep  scholarships available so no one is ever turned away because of finances.   Our fundraising efforts are to fill  the gap between membership fees and actual operating cost .  Your generous donation will help us continue to grow this program with our efforts in the fight against Parkinson's disease. 

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Better yet, see us in person!

We love our clients, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.

Punching Out Parkinson's

7616 Camp Bowie West, Fort Worth, Texas 76116

(817) 731-4665 info@punchingoutparkinsons.org

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