GRAND OPENING OF FIRST UFC GYM® IN MANHATTAN

UFC Gym

Free Classes, Fitness Assessments and Tours to Take Place April 24 – 27

New York, NY – UFC GYM® is pleased to celebrate the grand opening of its first location in Manhattan in the heart of the Financial District. The much-anticipated UFC GYM located at 80 John Street will host free events, classes, fitness assessments and tours from April 24-27. Members joining during the grand opening period will receive special membership offers and the enrollment fee will be waived.

“We want to bring the health and fitness benefits of mixed martial arts to everyone — really cater to the entire family,” said Jason Losco, co-franchisee  of the UFC GYM located on John Street. “We offer fun, challenging, total body workouts that help members TRAIN DIFFERENT® and burn calories. We are focused on helping people of all ages and fitness levels reach their fitness goals and enjoy the supportive community environment. We are so committed to this that we already have plans for four more gyms in New York.”

UFC GYM’s TRAIN DIFFERENT® approach uses unconventional training methods at the gym. It fuses together the multi-disciplined approach of mixed martial arts with state-of-the-art equipment and traditional fitness. Members can access as many tools and resources as they need to reach their goals and develop a healthy lifestyle.

To celebrate, UFC GYM invites the community to stop by from April 24-27th for complimentary VIP club tours. All day long, guests will have the opportunity to participate in several group fitness focused Boxing and kickboxing classes, along with Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu  and other technique driven classes.

The facility will span approximately 6,500 square feet with expansive 15 foot ceilings and over 200 feet of 12 foot high windows. It will offer over 50 classes per week and one-on-one training sessions with certified coaches. Additionally, it will feature a 20 foot Octagon™, boxing ring, specially designed bag-room with 30 heavy bags, free weights, cardio machines and additional amenities and equipment that members and guests of all fitness levels can enjoy. Full locker room and shower facilities with towel service are available and memberships include unlimited classes and open access to the facility.

This first location in Manhattan is part of UFC GYM’s expansion following its acquisition of LA Boxing® earlier this year. With the addition of the current 81 LA Boxing locations in 23 states, UFC GYM is franchising this new model of boutique clubs now and continuing to preserve the character and guiding principles of its brand. Franchisees will have the unique opportunity to own and operate the new UFC GYM franchise model across the U.S. and the globe.

For more information and special grand opening rates, visit www.ufcgym.com, or call 212-968-1100 or email nycjohnst@ufcgym.com. For franchise information, visit www.ufcgym.com/franchising.

About UFC GYM®: UFC GYM® is the first major brand extension of the Ultimate Fighting Championship®, the world 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 www.ufcgym.com.

About the Ultimate Fighting Championship®: Universally recognized for its action-packed, can’t-miss events that have sold out some of the biggest arenas and stadiums across the globe, the UFC® is the world’s premier mixed martial arts (MMA) organization. Owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC, headquartered in Las Vegas and with offices in London, Toronto and Beijing, UFC produces more than 30 live events annually and is the largest pay-per-view event provider in the world. In 2012, the UFC burst into the mainstream with a landmark seven-year broadcast agreement with FOX Sports Media Group. The agreement includes four live events broadcast on the FOX network annually, with additional fight cards and thousands of hours of programming broadcast on FOX properties FX and FUEL TV. This also includes the longest-running sports reality show on television, The Ultimate Fighter®, which now airs on FX.

In addition to its reach on FOX, UFC programming is broadcast in over 145 countries and territories, to nearly 800 million TV households worldwide, in 30 different languages. UFC content is also distributed commercially in the United States to bars and restaurants through Joe Hand Promotions, in English throughout Canada via Premium Sports Broadcasting Inc. and Australia via Main Event and in French throughout Quebec via Interbox. The UFC also connects with tens of millions of fans through its website, UFC.com, as well as social media sites Facebook and Twitter. UFC President Dana White is considered one of the most accessible and followed executives in sports, with over two million followers on Twitter. Ancillary UFC businesses include best-selling DVDs, an internationally distributed magazine, UFC.TV offering live event broadcasts and video on demand around the world, the best-selling UFC Undisputed® video game franchise distributed by THQ, and a new franchise in development with EA, UFC GYM®, UFC Fight Club affinity program, UFC Fan Expo® festivals, branded apparel and trading cards.

 

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