If you have always wanted to box but were too afraid to try, in Sykesville, MD

Boxing is now the greatest fad in fitness. Shaddock MMA Fitness does have a GREAT boxing fitness classes, but if you ever had the desire to step between the ropes and spar, we also have a great course for those who always wanted to try.

One of the reasons that people don’t try  boxing out is a lot of gyms throw you to the lions right off the bat.  It’s a sink or swim,  you are the fresh meat to the elder boxers and the sparring experience is usually a bad one. Unfortunately that was how I learned years ago in the Ice age back when I was learning the sweet science.  Had it not been for the support system of my three older brothers I may have quit long ago.  Which is why I have come up with the a Novice boxing course.

Imagine for a minute if you learned the basics of boxing ( footwork, defense, combinations etc.) in a group of people of similar age and skill level, and learn to spar while wearing safe equipment.

I have created a class that will teach you the basics of boxing from “soup to nuts” and get you the feel of what it’s like to get in the ring a fight,  while keeping you safe.  If this interests you contact me at Shaddockmma@comcast.net or message me on social media.

The course is 6 one hour classes for ONLY $100.  I am looking to start the course in April on Saturday afternoons at 4PM.  SPACE IS LIMITED!!

Keep your hands up,

John “Bones” Shaddock

Owner Shaddock MMA Fitness

The Evolution Of Shaddock MMA Fitness, In Sykesville, Maryland

In 2008 I was given an opportunity to take over a space and start teaching MMA in Sykesville, Maryland.   At the time I was working at Brick Bodies.  I had been in the health club business for 20 + years.   I had had 12 years of wrestling experience and was a former Diamond Belt Boxing Champion.  At first the emphasis was on MMA.  I had a fight team and we also had a boxing fitness class.  As years went on I had noticed a trend, that people were starting to go to MMA gyms not to fight, but for the workout experience.

After years of training fighters I have decided to take the knowledge of getting competitors into shape and teach the average person basic techniques so as to get them in great shape and learn some self defense as well.   I do train some fighters one on one but most of the clientele are what should be deemed regular people.  Doctor, lawyers, Police officers and such have started coming in to the gym to get fit.  I am hoping to get the word out that we are a gym for everyone.  Our motto is “Whether you want to fight in the cage, or just look like you can we are the gym for you.”   Although we have some teenagers who train at our gym, you will find our average customer is in their 30s, 40s and 50s.

If you are tired of the same old weight workout and step class, please come on in.  I have some very unique classes.  Go to shaddockmma.com for more information.   I hope to see you in the gym.

 

Keep your hands up,

John “Bones” Shaddock

Owner Shaddock MMA Fitness

 

 

Procrastination Is Bad For Your Health In Sykesville, Maryland

Procrastination tends to keep people from reaching their goals. According to the Brandon Gaille blog “1 out of 5 people procrastinate so badly it may be affecting their jobs, relationships, credit and even their health.”  It’s been found that “Procrastinators eat poorly, sleep less and drink more.”  There are many reasons that people put off getting themselves started on a fitness program.  At Shaddock MMA Fitness we hope to help with that problem.  From now till February 28th Shaddock MMA Fitness is having a two for one sale.  It’s 2 for 1 on our 3 month membership,  join with a friend and save.  If you were ever thinking of joining now is the time.  STOP PROCRASTINATING!! For more information on my gym and the class schedule go to shaddockmma.com.

 

Keep your hands up,

John Shaddock

Owner Shaddock MMA Fitness