Senior citizens’ boxing class
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Senior citizens’ boxing class

An animated Joan Burke punches with instructor Gary Ballard, who’s wearing punch pad mitts. Ballard visits the Park Terrace senior living community in Rancho Santa Margarita to offer residents a weekly boxing program.

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Senior citizens’ boxing class

Joan Burke raises her pink-gloved hands in triumph after a boxing session with Gary Ballard at Park Terrace senior living community in Rancho Santa Margarita during a weekly boxing class.

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Senior citizens’ boxing class

Gary Ballard raises Betty Lawton’s gloved hand after a successful punching lesson.  Ballard visits the Park Terrace senior living community in Rancho Santa Margarita to offer residents a weekly boxing program.

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Senior citizens’ boxing class

Doris Perez gives an enthusiastic holler as she holds up her bright red boxing gloves. She was practicing her punching with Gary Ballard, who visits the Park Terrace senior living community in Rancho Santa Margarita to offer residents a weekly boxing program.

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Senior citizens’ boxing class

Doris Perez practices her punching with Gary Ballard who is wearing punch pad mitts. Gary Ballard visits the Park Terrace senior living community in Rancho Santa Margarita to offer residents a weekly boxing program.

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Senior citizens’ boxing class
Gary Ballard wearing punch pad mitts encourages Will Roger during a punching session. Gary Ballard visits the Park Terrace senior living community in Rancho Santa Margarita to offer residents a weekly boxing program. (Gary Ambrose / for TimesOC)
Senior citizens’ boxing class

Hope Quale, left, and Doris Perez hold up boxing gloves as they listen to Gary Ballard talk about boxing.  Ballard visits the Park Terrace senior living community in Rancho Santa Margarita to offer residents a weekly boxing program.

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Senior citizens’ boxing class

Gary Ballard grimaces after a solid punch from Mary Jo Hitchner.  Ballard visits the Park Terrace senior living community in Rancho Santa Margarita to offer residents a weekly boxing program.

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Senior citizens’ boxing class

Gary Ballard encourages Will Roger to punch harder.  Ballard visits the Park Terrace senior living community in Rancho Santa Margarita to offer residents a weekly boxing program.

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