Do you want to have a K.O.P.D Boxing Program in your gym?
Have access to a wheelchair-friendly gym?
Like to increase your cash flow?
Use your gym/studio in off-peak periods?
and help people with Parkinson's disease!
The KOPD Boxing Program is designed to improve the quality of life of People with Parkinson's (PwP's) through a non contact boxing and exercise program. It aims to assist and empower them to overcome some of the debilitating symptoms of Parkinson's disease (Pd). However, the program is not a cure.
Complete a Train the Trainer Course so that you can offer this program in your community
The KOPD Boxing Program is an exercise program designed to assist and empower persons suffering from Parkinson's disease (Pd), regardless of their degree of affliction, to help themselves in overcoming many of the symptoms of Pd which, left untouched, severely reduce the quality of life of the person with Pd. It is not a cure!
Who can become a coach?
To become a KOPD Boxing Program coach, applicants must be over the age of 18 and have a qualification that will allow them to obtain sufficient insurance for teaching an exercise program to an individual or a group who have a disability. This includes:
- Exercise physiologists
- Personal trainers
- Boxing instructors
- Holders of Certificate 3 or 4 in Fitness - group exercise instructor
Our training provides:
An overview of Parkinson's disease
Methods to grade the different abilities of class participants
Coaching principles and techniques
- warm up and cool down exercises
- non contact boxing techniques
- adapting general exercises and games specifically to assist PwP's
- advice on the importance of speech
Information regarding the role and importance of volunteers
Methods on how to run a session
Scenarios - how to handle difficult situations
The administrative side of running the program
Advice on the suitability of premises
Advise on the fit out and equipment required for the Boxers
Advice regarding O,H & S - health and safety in the gym
Prospective trainers must be at least 18 years old and must complete our questionnaire before applying to undertake the two day seminar.
At the successful completion of the KOPD Level 1 Trainers Course 2 day Course you will be invited to become an affiliate of KOPD. After signing the Affiliate Agreement and upon paying the prescribed annual fee you will be able to:
- Use the KOPD name and KOPD logo
- Have on-going interaction and support form the headquarters main office
- Have access to a private online forum to interact with other affiliates
- Access on-going education
- Obtain discount prices on KOPD clothing and apparatus eg boxing gloves and hand wraps.