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What to Expect After Your First Month of MMA Classes

Launching into mixed martial arts (MMA) classes can sometimes feel intimidating, especially if this is your first time doing any type of martial arts training. But be assured that you've made a great pick. MMA classes blend cross-functional training techniques that build strength, stamina, endurance and discipline.

Best of all, it doesn't take long before you'll begin to see results. Give yourself a month of MMA classes, and this is what you can expect:

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3 Ways Functional Fitness Classes Will Affect Your Everyday Life

The numerous benefits of exercise are well known at this point, from increasing muscle strength to improving sleep. But unless your work involves lifting barbells or doing a yoga crow pose, it might seem like there isn't much crossover between what happens in the gym and what you do in everyday life.

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes 101

Brazilian jiu-jitsu, also known as BJJ, is a popular form of ground fighting in martial arts. BJJ originated in Japan but grew in popularity throughout the world when one of the most influential names in mixed-martial arts, Royce Gracie, popularized the fighting style and revolutionized MMA with his results contributing to the movement towards grappling and ground fighting in the sport.

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Should Your Gym Membership Include Fitness Classes?

When seeking the best gym for you, there is likely a specific checklist of items that need to be met before making your final decision. Things like location, equipment availability, and cost are a few of the more important boxes that need to be checked. But at the top of your list should be your goals and the most effective way of reaching them.

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What is “Functional Fitness”? Why you should try these classes today

What’s your fitness goal? For elite athletes, that might be winning a race, fight, or competition. But if you’re like most people, total domination on the court, in the Octagon or on the field probably isn’t your goal.

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Boxing Classes for Absolute Beginners: How to Get Started

The benefits of boxing are so wide-ranging that classes are starting to become more popular than ever, and likely to keep filling up. But for absolute beginners, the sight of all those heavy bags and boxing gloves can feel a little intimidating. Not to worry — it's easy to get started and feel like a seasoned pro in no time.

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MMA Classes for Everyone: Why Non-Fighters are Flocking to MMA Gyms

MMA gyms are increasing in popularity across the country, and it’s not just due to the ever-growing rise of UFC – it’s because MMA gyms can provide and offer more than any other gym around. The fundamentals of MMA gyms revolve around defending yourself inside the ring, but once the competition aspect is taken out of the equation, an MMA workout stands out as a unique and truly optimal form of conditioning and fitness. Here are four reasons why everyone is sprinting to start an MMA workout:.

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Getting Started with Kickboxing Classes: Training Like Holly Holm

Whether you’re confused, intimidated or perhaps just not interested, let’s tell you this: kickboxing in an excellent class to take if you want an exciting, high cardio, fat shredding, workout. If you still don’t believe us, consider this: defending women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm got her start with boxing and kickboxing classes before her professional career.

Holm’s extensive MMA history started with aerobics and lead into kickboxing. She had an amateur record of 6-0-2, and turned pro in just under two years and eventually developed an impressive career in boxing. Holm’s diverse training background was arguably the key ingredient in defeating Ronda Rousey, one of the greatest upsets in recent sports history.

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Lessons for Your Fitness Plan from UFC Fighters' Preparations

When it comes to seeing results from your fitness, you don't just need determination and a good pair of shoes — it takes planning. Putting together a cohesive plan that allows you to progress at a predictable pace is one of the keys to using your gym time wisely. Instead of taking a few classes here and there and throwing in some cardio time when you can, a plan will provide a path toward better fitness.

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Should MMA Classes Take the Place of Traditional Cardio Training?

People decide to incorporate workouts into their lives for a variety of reasons: to gain muscle, improve conditioning, cut calories and burn body fat. Most of all, the reason people decide to begin a workout program is to look and feel their best by getting into great shape. To some, getting and maintaining this level of top-notch health and fitness feels more like work rather than an enjoyable activity. This is why most New Year’s Resolutions fall short come spring time.

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