the team that LEADS THE BOUT
Our training staff is unique. Each one of our staff-members are certified personal trainers, in addition to being certified special educators. They have experience working with children on the autism spectrum in both group and private settings.
Childhood and Special Education Teacher
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
Certified Boxing Instructor
Jessica Margulies has been working with students on the Spectrum for over ten years. Prior to working for New York City Department of Education in District 75, where she currently teaches, Jessica has worked at Developmental Disabilities Institute and Manhattan Children Center. Her passion for children on the Spectrum help her create a engaging and motivational class for all students' needs. As the founder of The Spectrum Bout, Jessica thoughtfully develops classes that leave our champs coming back for more!
USA Boxing Certified Coach
Founder/CEO Quiet Punch
Brian Pedone has been working with kids in boxing for over 10 years and has been boxing for over 20 years. He started Pedone's Heavy Hitters in Pennsylvania and has trained numerous kids to different Golden Gloves Championships. He is currently the professional boxing coach to a rising MMA fighter. He found his passion for working with kids at the age of 19 and has never looked back. He currently volunteers at the Covenant House running a boxing program and is the founder of Quiet Punch, a home boxing workout tool.
Rich is a lifelong athlete, longtime boxing enthusiast and a youth educator. A boxing instructor at before at Boxing for All, Work Train Fight, BoxFlow and the Quiet Punch, respectively. Among his many post as an educator Rich has served as the Program Coordinator for a Department of Mental Health & Hygiene program for special needs children ranging from ages 5-18.
Gizzel has been working with youth for over ten years. While pursuing her graduate degree in Mental Health Counseling, Gizzel worked as a Behavioral Specialist for youth on the spectrum - that is where love of this work began. Gizzel currently works with youth in a different capacity, focusing on Access to and Success in College.