RIBONZ provides cardiovascular fitness, upper body strengthening, and core control in a single, fun, energetic exercise program.  When combined with an aerobic routine, the hand-held weights provide upper body strengthening, while the ribbons provide a measuring device to sustain timing and range of motion.  Anyone can participate in a RIBONZ workout, regardless of physical ability, because the program can be done standing, sitting, or lying in bed.  RIBONZ has even proven successful for those with minor mental disabilities because the color and movement of the ribbons help to gain and maintain the attention of participants throughout the duration of the workout.

A clinical study was conducted to determine the benefits of using RIBONZ.  The study included using RIBONZ  2 – 4 times per week, for a 6 week period.  The results of this study found:

    • 9 participants were included for balance difficulties and frequent falls. They ranged in age from 62 – 85 years old. These patients were living at home receiving home health services and each had reported 2+ falls per week happening 8+ weeks prior to intervention. After participating in this study, 8 out of the 9 decreased their reports of falls to 0 following the 6 week period. The 9th individual reduced falls to a 0 – 1 time per week.
    • 3 participants were included for a frozen shoulder joint with shoulder flexion between 82 and 110 degrees. They ranged in age from 48 – 63 years old. After participating in this study, each improved their shoulder flexion by 60+ degrees.
    • 4 participants were included for a painful and limited range of motion and strength of the shoulder. They ranged in age from 54 – 72 years old.  These individuals had x-rays and MRIs determining there was no conclusive evidence of previous injury or reasoning for their pain. These clients measured at a 3+/5 to 4-/5 shoulder flexion and abduction motor strength, and a at least a 6/10 pain report at end ranges.  After participating in this study, all participants gained 1+ additional gross motor strength of the shoulder and reduced their reports of pain by at least 3 on the pain scale.
    • 6 participants were included for strictly poor posture. The measurement taken was occiput to wall distance when standing upright at the wall. These individuals ranged 5 – 7 inches from the wall.  After participating in this study, all participants improved their forward head posture by 2+ inches each.

In addition to these results, all participants reported an improved sense of wellbeing, range of motion and strength.