So many gyms, so little honesty.
That is the mantra, at least it should be, for the training centers and gyms around the world that claim to be "official" training centers to learn the ins and outs of mixed martial arts and ultimate fighting.
In actuality, what most paying customers and active participants get is a watered-down version of the Ultimate Fighting Championships and training or classes being held in run-down gymnasiums or, even worse, within the confines of someone's garage or an unfit retail space.
In other words, you don't get ripped -- more like ripped off. The popularity of UFC, coupled with the athleticism, brutality and brilliance behind the showmanship and marketing, makes this sport a natural attraction to ultra-impressionable ages of 15 and up. Even the so-called "adults" up to and including the age of 30 probably have delusions of grandeur to be the next Brock Lesnar and stepping into the octagon for sure-fire paydays and fame.
Enter the scam artists. UFC, and professional wrestling to some extent before it, finds itself in a position of popularity and thus is an easy target for knockoff, not knockout, artists who claim to be MMA and UFC experts when in actuality they're wannabes as well.
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The UFC doesn't have a brick-and-mortar, traditional training center, per say, in terms of actually accepting students and putting them through mixed martial arts or UFC training within the confines of one building. Instead, UFC branched out its brand and took a different approach with the UFC Gym.
UFC Gym is a franchise spread out with locations across the world that is officially associated with the fighting brand. UFC Gym isn't a typical weights and cardio type endeavor but rather incorporates a two-fold approach to training: classes and personal. Personal training can include weights but mostly it is a private, one-on-one session that centers on everything from learning to fight or defend yourself to a kickboxing workout that has you sweating from head to toe. The personal training at UFC Gym is what would most closely resemble the aforementioned UFC School as far as training goes.
The classes are incredibly diverse at any UFC Gym and range from something as simple as flexiblity all the way up to "hardcore" cardio. That type of versatility and non-traditional training goes a long way to not only secure new members but keep them coming with increased regularity.
Fans of the UFC and those inclined to train like a fighter might be disappointed to know that UFC doesn't have a school That doesn't mean the UFC Gym is lacking in the same intensity, integrity or credibility that surrounds the UFC brand or sport.
UFC Gym doesn't pull any punches and is the only option for would-be UFC superstars to have a fighting chance at chasing their dream.
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