Rosemead, CA (USA)- With many California Schools being forced to cut Physical Education programs, UFC® GYM™ in Rosemead, CA is leading an effort to encourage children to participate in exercise with a positive view on fitness that they can carry with them into adulthood.
UFC Gym has over 300 children currently participating in their program that includes mixed martial arts training, character and confidence building, fitness conditioning, , and team work. They are working with local schools to share the importance of engaging in physical activity with students. Through assemblies, and free field trips where students are shown exciting fitness training techniques, and given passes to workout at the UFC Gym, children are given an opportunity to learn health techniques to better themselves both physically and mentally.
Recently, through its MMA youth program, 40 kids at the UFC Gym took part in the Yellow belt ceremony, where they demonstrated the skills they had learned in front of friends and family who acknowledged all of their hard work. The students were tested in blocks, strikes, kicks, groundwork, conditioning, spirit, and respect/discipline, all qualities which will help them not only physically, but in the classroom and in life.
“This program is giving children from the community an opportunity to learn more than just martial arts. They are training to become a martial artist, with the mentality, self- confidence, and discipline which accompany that training,” said UFC Gym Senior Vice President Adam Sedlack.
About UFC® GYM™
UFC® Gym™ is the first major brand extension of the Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipÒ, the all-time industry leader in the sport of mixed martial arts. In alliance with New Evolution Ventures™ (NeV), developers of many of the world’s most successful fitness brands, the UFC Gym brand gives UFC enthusiasts and fitness seekers of all ages the opportunity to practice the training techniques of famed UFC athletes.
Offering a full-range of group fitness classes, private MMA training, personal and group dynamic training, plus MMA style youth programming, UFC Gym creates something for all ages and fitness levels. As the first to combine the world of mixed martial arts and fitness, UFC Gym has developed an atmosphere where members can see immediate results.
UFC Gym is the ultimate fitness experience. The brand is not what you expect, and more than you can imagine, aiming to continue revolutionizing the fitness industry. For more information, please visit ufcgym.com.