Why Drum Boxing is a great workout for seniors

In the quest for engaging and effective fitness activities for seniors, a new trend has emerged that combines the power of drumming with the invigorating movements of boxing—drum boxing. This unique fusion workout is now being offered exclusively at Ciela Senior Living in the Palisades. We love drum boxing because it's a workout that can be enjoyed by seniors of all fitness levels. The classes offered at Ciela Senior Living in the Palisades are specifically tailored to accommodate the needs and capabilities of older adults, ensuring a safe and enjoyable exercise experience. Participating in drum boxing classes allows seniors to engage in a shared activity, fostering a sense of camaraderie and connection with fellow residents. The lively music, group activities, and encouraging atmosphere create a supportive community where friendships can flourish.

What is Drum Boxing?

Drum boxing is an innovative fitness class that merges the rhythmic beats of drumming with the energetic techniques of boxing. It creates a dynamic and multi-dimensional workout experience that engages the body and mind, making exercise fun and enjoyable for seniors. Led by experienced instructors, participants use specially designed drumsticks and portable drums to produce beats while incorporating low-impact boxing movements.

Our General Manager Kevan Sidney jamming out in our drum boxing class

Benefits of Drum Boxing:


Cardiovascular Fitness

Engaging in the vigorous drumming and boxing movements during the class helps seniors improve their cardiovascular endurance. The rhythmic beats and continuous movements increase heart rate, promoting a healthy heart and better circulation.


Strength and Flexibility

Drum boxing is a full-body workout that targets various muscle groups. The drumming actions strengthen the upper body, including the arms, shoulders, and core. The boxing movements enhance flexibility and promote overall body strength.


Coordination and Balance

The combination of drumming and boxing requires coordination and balance, stimulating the brain and helping to improve cognitive function. This aspect of the workout is particularly beneficial for seniors, as it helps maintain and enhance motor skills.


Stress Relief and Emotional Well-being

Drumming has long been associated with stress reduction and emotional well-being. The repetitive nature of drumming promotes relaxation and releases endorphins, helping to enhance mood and reduce anxiety. The powerful punches and jabs in boxing provide an outlet for stress, helping seniors release tension and boost their overall mental well-being.

Drum boxing at Ciela Senior Living in the Palisades is revolutionizing the way seniors approach fitness. With its combination of rhythmic drumming and invigorating boxing movements, this innovative workout offers numerous benefits for seniors, including cardiovascular fitness, strength and flexibility, coordination and balance, and stress relief. It provides an inclusive and engaging exercise option that promotes social connection and holistic wellness. By embracing drum boxing, seniors at Ciela Senior Living may enhance their physical fitness, uplift their spirits, and enjoy an active and vibrant lifestyle.

The Best Senior Living Community in Los Angeles

Becoming a resident of a senior living community shouldn’t be merely about finding a place to live - you should find somewhere that you can truly thrive. Here at Ciela, we strive to create an environment that focuses on health and wellness for seniors of all care levels. Believe it or not, partaking in the services available at our Vitality Center is only just the beginning! To learn more about Ciela and all of the incredible amenities that we have to offer, contact us today to schedule a tour.

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