Welcome to Punch Out Parkinson's Program Site

We keep people mobile and active that live with Parkinson's

About the Punch Out Parkinson's Program (POPP)

Our mission is to encourage people with Parkinson's disease to overcome the obstacles of their symptoms through non-contact boxing; building strength of mind, and body connection.

Punch out Parkinson's Program was started by a determined Parkinson's patient and an RN with roughly 25 years of experience in the medical field helping those with mobility related diseases. They have had their 501(c)3 designation since March 10, 2020.

    They run these programs on an absolute skeleton budget. The programs only run by support from awesome people. There is no cure, but this helps those with a disease stay active.

“Parkinson's patients are the experts on what we have. We have a responsibility as patients to share our experience — what works for us, what we respond to, what we can contribute to research.” — Michael J. Fox

Our organization is bringing those patients out to join a group of friends to discuss ideas and enlighten those around us that do not understand the disease. The wives, husbands and friends that have questions or need to understand will benefit greatly from the program.


Please check back often due to the changes that Covid is still causing for activities. Thank you and stay safe.

PENDING-Davies Enterprises

Location: 9503 Middlex, San Antonio, Texas 78217

Meeting Time: Every Tuesday morning from 9am to 10am promptly


Box Beat Gym- ONGOING

Location: 4553 N. Loop 1604 W., Suite 1209, San Antonio, Texas 78259

Meeting Time: Every Wednesday and Friday from 10am to 11am promptly


CANCELLED- Randazzo's Community Gym

Location: 12806 Nacogdoches Rd, San Antonio, Texas 78217

Meeting Time: Cancelled due to heat issues


Hardberger Park, Ecology Center- ONGOING

Location: 8400 NW Military Hwy, San Antonio, Texas 78231

Meeting Time: Every Tue. & Thurs. morning from 9am to 10am promptly


COVID is Causing Changes

Please be patient as we navigate the uncertainty that Covid presents society and our programs. It is our goal at POPP to not endanger anyone. There is risk involved in any case, but we hope to run programs consciencely. Check back often for changes in the schedule. LAST UPDATED 5-2-2022 Thank you.

Support Group(s)

SECOND SATURDAY of every month at Methodist Rehabilitation Hospital- 19126 Stonehue, San Antonio, Texas 78258

The first part of the meeting will be for all patients and family members. The last 15 minutes will be a breakout session for caregivers.

The Grind

Check out some of the action


From those that serve and sweat 

Punch out Parkinson’s provides a great opportunity for individuals with Parkinson’s and their caregiver. Boxing is offered 3 days a week. The group usually starts out with some low impact warm up and stretching exercises. Then boxing gloves are put on and individuals are given instructions as they use the punching bags. We enjoy going since it provides an opportunity for my wife and I to socialize with others who are living through Parkinson’s. One of the key element of this program is getting up and moving around which is an important activity for PWP. We are so grateful to be able to participate in this activity.
    Paul Moreno
I have Parkinson's Disease and for the last two years (a wild guess, like all my attempts to fix events in some chronological order) I've been involved with Punch Out Parkinson's. Our leaders, Raul, Dianne, and Sam have made Sam Randazzo's boxing gym on Nacogdoches Rd. a welcoming venue for anyone who believes that "exercise is therapy" and who seek a safe and supportive place to POP. Ray and Leo, assisted by Aaron, lead us in stretching exercises and then put us through a variety of punching drills. Everyone does the best they can with the bags and the pads. There's even time to socialize and inquire about the highs and lows in our daily routines. For me, PD-induced fatigue is a real problem but I always feel better (and more hopeful) after POP.
    Jacking "Lightning" Elder
Hello Raul, two days after my spouse rejoined your Punch Out Parkinson's in the park group, he took his 1st walk outside in 11 months. Thank you for offering this program, it Works!
    Gail Dickman
I have attended boxing through the POPP program for at least years, and it's been a lifesaver for me. Now that there are classes three times a week, I can make sure that I attend at least one, even if I have a doctor appointment. The workouts can be tough, but I always feel a sense of accomplishment when I leave. The friendships I have made through the program mean a lot to me.
    Allan Jones

Our Team

As stated earlier, POPPSA is a very new, young and humble 501(c)3 working with an extremely small budget. The intent of our organization is to raise enough money in order to give back in any way we can to patients. Parkinson's is not a death sentence and through activity, we can show it!

Dianne Johnson, RN


Raul Garza

Vice President

Allan Jones


Ramon Rodriguez



Please talk to us if you need support or just need to talk. Better yet, JUST SHOW UP!

+1 210 374 7591