Manila, Philippines — UFC GYM® and Fitspiration Philippines Corporation announced a deal that will see 30 locations open across the Philippines over a 10 year deal. A relatively new player on the scene, Fitspiration PH was formed out of a group of high-profile leaders of fitness in the Philippines.
“We’re very excited to embark on this exclusive partnership to expand UFC GYM’s global footprint throughout the Philippines,” said UFC GYM CEO Brent Leffel, “Filipino fight fans understand our brand and partnering with Fitspiration PH is a perfect fit to help Manila’s fitness enthusiasts Train Different while working to achieve their individual fitness goals.”
“In almost two decades of bringing major players in the Fitness industry to the country, I know a winner when I see it and make no mistake, UFC Gym is a winner,” Fitspiration Philippines President Mark Dayrit commented, “A strong international brand built from the ground up, coupled with a unique, and perhaps more importantly, family-friendly lineup of MMA-inspired programs will undoubtedly breathe new life to the fitness industry here in the Philippines. This is exactly what Filipinos have been waiting for and soon enough, everyone in the country will finally be able to Train Different.”
A ripe market, the Philippines has long had a strong following of UFC and UFC Fighters. Fitspiration Philippines Marketing Director, Michael Tiu, is confident that Filipinos will share his enthusiasm for fitness and the alternative training philosophy that UFC GYM provides.
“I’ve been a fan, from the early days of Royce Gracie’s dominance, to The Ultimate Fighter® resurgence, to its current place as a mainstream sports icon,” says Tiu, “Like so many people I know, watching UFC serves as the inspiration for a lifetime pursuing martial arts. My life hasn’t been the same since. Filipinos have always been partial to combat sports and with the advent of UFC Gym, fans of all ages will finally be able to take advantage of top level MMA-inspired training at an affordable price. To say I’m excited is an understatement.”
UFC GYM continues it's rapid growth, having opened 50 clubs in the past two years and another 50 expected within the next year. This expansion has led to more than 135 locations globally.
Having created its training programs through private access to the training regimens of some of the most lauded UFC athletes, UFC GYM allows members of all ages and fitness levels to work out like UFC athletes and truly Train Different. Click below to find out more about owning your own UFC GYM franchise, domestically or internationally.