Rock Steady Boxing, a leading non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with Parkinson’s disease through a non-contact boxing-based fitness curriculum, is thrilled to announce its partnership with Quiet Punch, creators of an innovative home doorway punching bag training system. This collaboration aims to elevate the coaching methods at Rock Steady's global affiliated network, providing enhanced support to individuals battling Parkinson's disease.
A Partnership Born from Mutual Goals
Rock Steady Boxing and Quiet Punch share a common vision: to empower individuals through accessible and effective fitness solutions. By integrating Quiet Punch’s portable training systems into Rock Steady’s specialized fitness curriculum, the partnership intends to inspire and equip people with Parkinson’s disease who are unable to get into a gym or want to continue their non-contact, boxing-based fitness curriculum at home.
"Parkinson's disease affects millions globally, diminishing their quality of life in numerous ways. Our proven boxing-based fitness curriculum has been successful in improving both the physical and emotional wellbeing of our members," said Ryan Cotton, CEO of Rock Steady Boxing. "The integration of Quiet Punch technology enables us to extend our reach and efficacy, providing a more convenient and versatile fitness option to those affected by Parkinson’s disease.”
Benefits for Parkinson's Patients
The collaborative efforts of Rock Steady Boxing and Quiet Punch are expected to yield numerous benefits for Parkinson’s patients, such as:
Increased Accessibility: Quiet Punch’s doorway punching bag systems are easy to install and remove, offering a practical fitness solution for home use and options for home-bound people.
Enhanced Physical Benefits: The boxing-based exercises have been proven to improve motor skills, balance, and coordination, essential for those with Parkinson's disease.
Emotional Wellbeing: In addition to physical benefits, the sense of community and accomplishment gained through the Rock Steady program can greatly improve emotional health.
Beginning September 2023, Quiet Punch units will be offered to Rock Steady coaches, affiliate owners, and members. Future plans include developing Rock Steady training content to be taught with the Quiet Punch system for home members.
“I have long admired the mission of Rock Steady and everything they do to improve the quality of life for people with Parkinson’s Disease through boxing. Quiet Punch was created to make boxing accessible to anyone, regardless of their living situation, so our partnership feels like a natural fit,” said Brian Pedone, CEO and creator of Quiet Punch.
About Rock Steady Boxing
Rock Steady Boxing is a one-of-a-kind, Indianapolis-based nonprofit gym founded in 2006 to provide a uniquely effective form of physical exercise to people who are living with Parkinson’s.
About Quiet Punch
Founded in 2013, Quiet Punch is on a mission to make boxing accessible for all and to give people the opportunity to get fit and feel strong, regardless of their living situation.