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Free boxing classes aim to improve health and mobility

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A Springfield gym is helping people fight for their health

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A Springfield gym is helping people fight for their health
http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12833/6836173?cpt=8&wpid=2637 Mon, 20 Mar 2017 10:31:36 +0000 Free boxing classes aim to improve health and mobility A Springfield gym is helping people fight for their health http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12833/6836173?cpt=8&wpid=2637 KY3 - KYTV try to identify--any possible suspects. a local boxing gym is stepping up -- to help people with parkinson's. shayla patrick shows us-- how the sport-- is improving their health. "====pkg====" ---- nats nats nats----- with every single swing.... these trainees are getting stronger. b5 - i just like the action, getting out there and punching the bags and i just enjoy it. paul kahmann is part of a new class at smitty's midwest boxing gym, a non-profit training facility that offers boxing lessons, after school tutoring and mentorship opportunities for inner city youth. now they're expanding to reach a wider demographic. b8 - senior citizens, parkinson's disease patients, ms patients and autistic kids and adults can come in, train for free, get a good cardio workout in. bur for some the class is more than just a way to get in shape. b2 - i'm just trying to build up my strength and my endurance which has been sort of decimated by the parkinson's. kahmann, who was diagnosed with parkinson's four years ago has been searching for a way to get a handle on his symptoms. b4 - this boxing will actually slow it down and actually help me gain back some of my muscle and coordination. b10 - it's been medically proven that the hand-eye coordination of boxing and the quick cardio workout has proven to help parkinson's disease patients and autistic kids. it has improved their mobility, their brain gets quicker. owner, darrel smith says he's happy to offer this class for free, because he knows first hand how boxing can change lives. b15 - i really just enjoy giving back. i couldn't work anymore due to my combat injuries and ptsd and the doctors advised against it and i was depressed for a while after that happened to me, so all of a sudden i was having trouble walking and taking 23 meds a day so i needed something as well to get me back and this has been as much as a blessing for mas as i hope i am to people that come in my gym. b6 - it's doing me good and i think anyone that's my age or older it's going to help them. in springfield, shayla patrick, ky3 news. smitty's midwest boxing is near national & division. the free class is offered monday through thursday mornings at 9 o'clock. and all of the equipment is provided. ### ky3 news. smitty's midwest boxing is near national & division. the free class is offered monday through thursday mornings at 9 o'clock.




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