Warrior Success Stories

With over 400 Warriors under our belt, success means something different for each of them. Here are their stories:

Meet P4P Warrior Beverly Brindle

Meet P4P Warrior Beverly Brindle

Warrior Success StoriesHometown: Rumford, RI Age Diagnosed with Parkinson’s: 72 Home Gym: Elite Rock Steady Boxing"It is vital to my ability to deal with this disease, maintain the best “Me” that I can be, be on the giving and receiving end of the support so important...

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Meet P4P Warrior Charles Imbracsio

Meet P4P Warrior Charles Imbracsio

Warrior Success StoriesHometown: North Reading, MA Age Diagnosed with Parkinson’s: 79 Home Gym: Enforma Fitness"Being active is 100% important while living with Parkinson’s."P4P Warrior Charles Imbracsio What are your symptoms? Quivering bottom lip. Gaunt face. Small...

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Meet P4P Warrior Kathy Rogers

Meet P4P Warrior Kathy Rogers

Warrior Success StoriesAge Diagnosed with Parkinson’s: 68 Home Gym: DTS"P4P has me exercising, meeting great people, helped me with balance and strengthening, and enjoying it."P4P Warrior Kathy Rogers What are your symptoms? Left sided tremor, arm and leg, some left...

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Meet P4P Warrior Tom Olsen

Meet P4P Warrior Tom Olsen

Warrior Success StoriesHometown: Franklin, MA Age Diagnosed with Parkinson’s: 64 Home Gym: DTS"Something to look forward to and keeps me involved"P4P Warrior Tom Olsen What are your symptoms? Sleep, tremors, word finding difficulty How did you hear about Punches 4...

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Meet P4P Warrior Noelle Connolly

Meet P4P Warrior Noelle Connolly

Warrior Success StoriesHometown: West Roxbury, MA Home Gym: DTS"After 5 months of participating in P4P my neurologist and physical therapist have seen major improvement neurologically and physically."P4P Warrior Noelle Connolly What are your symptoms? I experience a...

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Meet P4P Warrior Julie Burke

Meet P4P Warrior Julie Burke

Warrior Success StoriesHometown: West Roxbury, MA Age Diagnosed with Parkinson's: 45 Home Gym: 110 Fitness"I teach fifth grade and I notice a difference in my handwriting the next day after intense exercise. My brain is more clear and I’m just generally happier."P4P...

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Meet P4P Warrior Michelle Labadie

Meet P4P Warrior Michelle Labadie

Warrior Success StoriesHometown: Norwell, MA Age Diagnosed with Parkinson's: 49 Home Gym: 110 Fitness"Boxing has decreased my symptoms and improved my overall health"P4P Warrior Michelle Labadie What are your symptoms? Rigidity /stiffness Tremors Dyskinesia How did...

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Meet P4P Warrior Lorraine Liotta

Meet P4P Warrior Lorraine Liotta

Warrior Success StoriesHometown: Randolph, MA Age Diagnosed with Parkinson's: 63 Home Gym: 110 Fitness"It has given my the mindset that I can do anything, I am stronger, I can tackle PD head on and I am NOT ALONE!!!! I AM ROCKSTEADY!!!"P4P Warrior Lorraine Liotta What...

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Meet P4P Warrior Tim MacMillan

Meet P4P Warrior Tim MacMillan

Warrior Success StoriesHometown: North Oxford, MA Age Diagnosed with Parkinson's: 46"...next month will be 5 years and have been going to all classes faithfully!"P4P Warrior Tim MacMillan What are your symptoms? I have hand tremors, dystonia and I suffer from...

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Meet P4P Warrior Beth Negri

Meet P4P Warrior Beth Negri

Warrior Success StoriesHometown: West Roxbury, MA Age Diagnosed with Parkinson's: 55"I feel like I can beat this crazy disease. I’m not alone which is really important for my mental health."P4P Warrior Beth Negri What are your symptoms? Shaking leg Weakness on my...

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Meet P4P Warrior Catherine Wesalowski

Meet P4P Warrior Catherine Wesalowski

Warrior Success StoriesHometown: Norfolk Age Diagnosed with Parkinson's: 59 Home Gym: Desario Training"I owe my life to Ryan Roach, Frank Desario and punch 4 Parkinson's, what they have developed for Parkinson's patients is life changing..."P4P Warrior Catherine...

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Meet P4P Warrior John Moriarty

Meet P4P Warrior John Moriarty

Warrior Success StoriesHometown: Plymouth, MA Age Diagnosed with Parkinson's: 79 Where I Train: 110 Fitness"I know that if I was not as active as I am, my health and mobility would be so much worse!"P4P Warrior John Moriarty What are your symptoms? I shuffle when I...

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Why We Call Them Warriors

Parkinson’s sufferers, especially those in the advanced stages of the disease, fight every day to complete simple tasks that the rest of us take for granted. They combat debilitating symptoms of this terrible disease with the knowledge that their symptoms are going to get progressively worse over time. Our P4P Warriors have the willpower to get up each day and battle against these symptoms. They get to the gym and fight to regain control of their physicality and mentality. And for this, we call them Warriors.

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