Tulsa-Based Boxing Program Adopted Nationally to Fight Parkinson’s Disease
Through an exclusive licensing and marketing agreement, Ready to Fight Parkinson’s Specific Boxing program (RTF) is now the official therapy-boxing program utilized and endorsed by USA Boxing, the National Governing Body for Olympic-style boxing, RTF’s CEO Aaron Sloan recently announced.
Sloan, owner and head coach of Tulsa’s Engine Room Boxing Gym, developed the program in 2016. RTF uses traditional boxing training techniques to address specific symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease, a chronic and progressive movement disorder that affects over a million people in the United States.
The Colorado Springs-based USA Boxing will make the RTF program available to its registered boxing gyms and coaches nationwide through a certification and training process administered under the guidance of Coach Sloan.
“USA Boxing is excited to partner with Ready to Fight to provide physical and emotional support to Parkinson’s boxers and families as they battle this terrible disease,” says Mike McAtee, USA Boxing’s Executive Director. For more information, see www.readytofightboxing.com