Old Former Athletes Wanted!!

If you are a former athlete you miss that hunger every day.  That reason to get up and train, that team comradery .   Now your in you late 30’s, 40’s and 50’s with a beer gut and no motivation.  The solution?  Shaddock MMA Fitness.

Remember the old days with a coach pumping you up, a group of team members with the same goal, only now it is to get back in shape.  You will get that at Shaddock mma fitness.  No this is not jogging and lifting weights, but a variety of skill drills and athletic exercises that will never get you bored.

If you want to compete, coach Shaddock will corner you for one fight or coach you up through a grappling tourney to feel those glory days again.

Whether you want to get in the ring or on the mat, or just look like you can we are the gym for you.  Just Set up a time with Coach Shaddock for a FREE 30 minute training session and get your 2nd Sports career started.  Coach Shaddock Competed in Europe in the 5 on 5 championships at age 46, no reason you can’t compete too.  See you in the gym!!

http://www.shaddockmma.com

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Are Your Kids Getting Fit?

Kids today are different from when you and I grew up.  I can remember being outside most of the day, on a bike playing in the woods etc.  We played football and baseball with the other neighborhood kids. Todays generation is much different.  With cell phones, Ipods, and video games it’s no wonder our kids are less active. “The United States landed 47th out of 50 nations when comparing fitness results among the world’s children, with Canada coming in 19th — a far better result than their neighbors to the south — based on data in the study, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. ”

Well at my gym I offer a variety of activities for the kids.  The younger kids do our kids MMA class which offers a variety of martial arts through games and skill drills.  For the for mature teenage kids they can do our boxing fitness classes.  The beauty of our program is in it’s flexibility.   The maximum agreement is ONLY for 3 months.  We also offer affordable memberships for kids that can only come in once or twice a week.  If you are looking to get your kids active fill out the contact form on shaddockmma.com.  I look forward to having your kids come take class.

ARE YOU REACHING YOUR GOALS IN 2018???

According to Tripsavy.com, 3 of the top 10 resolutions this year are fitness related. They are: 1. Find more time for fitness, 2. Lose weight,  and 3. quit smoking. Three reasons you should check out Sykesville/Eldersburg’s Shaddock MMA Fitness.

We have convenient class hours to fit your schedule during the week.  We are open 5 days a week.  If our schedule does not mesh with yours our trainers have very flexible times to meet with you and train.

Our Fitness classes combine both aerobic exercise as well as resistant training which are the two best exercises for weight loss.

As far as smoking goes the best way to get rid of a bad habit is to substitute it with a good habit.  Our classes I’ve been told can be addictive.  Come and train with us a few times a week.

Go to shaddockmma.com and fill out a contact form.  Let’s help you reach your goals.

Will You Reach Your Goals In 2018?

It’s New Years again and like most we want to set goals for ourselves to have a better year. Most want to lose weight, get healthier, and or learn a self defense.  I hope to help a number of people reach their goals this year.

One of the biggest reasons people don’t reach their fitness goals is they get bored.  The same old class, the same old exercises everything is the same. Well imagine a gym where the instructor designs the classes himself.  He changes the workouts so as to challenge the customers each class.

Imagine a gym where the owner has designed memberships so that everyone can afford it.  You no longer have to imagine, Shaddock MMA Fitness is a real gym.  If you are nervous know that you will get a FREE 30 minute session so you can learn the equipment and feel comfortable in the class.

My goal for 2018 is to get Sykesville/Eldersburg fit, one person at a time. I hope you will help me reach my goal, by me helping you, reach your goals. I look forward to seeing you in 2018.

Go to shaddockmma.com and fill out the contact form and you will be on to reaching your goals for 2018.

Boxing Fitness Gym Going Strong After 10 Years In Sykesville, MD

In the small town of Sykesville, MD is a small boxing gym they call “Sykesville’s best kept secret.”  Shaddock MMA Fitness is a small MMA fitness gym.  There are a lot of fly by night boxing gyms that have opened up as of late, but here are a few reasons you may want to consider a local boxing fitness gym.

ONE ON ONE ATTENTION: Every member will receive a FREE 30 minute orientation so they feel comfortable taking the class.  Once you are a member our classes are small, imagine a gym where like the show Cheers “Everybody knows your name.”  You won’t feel like just a member but as a part of a family.  Everyone is helpful and there are know egos in the gym, just people trying to get fit.

EXPERIENCE:  Coach Shaddock is the head instructor and class designer for Shaddock MMA Fitness.  He was the New England Diamond Belt Boxing Champion and two time finalist in the Vermont State Golden Gloves.   John fought in The Original Toughman Contest and at age 46 went over to Europe and fought in the TFC’s 5 on 5 team fighting championships on the first USA team ever to compete. John is also a NAHF certified fitness trainer and USA Boxing Certified coach.

CUSTOM MEMBERSHIPS:  Shaddock MMA Fitness has a new concept.  Custom made memberships.  You use the gym once a week you pay one price, want to come everyday, you pay another price.  You tailor your membership to however long you want to train.  No one else in the industry is doing this.

INNOVATIVE CLASSES:   John Shaddock is the creator of all of the classes.  This is not a corporate gym where all of the classes and music are choreographed. Coach Shaddock custom designs classes like FITBOX, IRONBOX, and  GRAPPLEBOX.  Come try a FREE 30 minute session, you will be glad you did.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Set High Goals For Yourself, They Will Keep You Alive

This weekend I achieved one of the many goals on my bucket list.  Seems silly but one of the goals was to run the stairs that Rocky did in the movie.  I have been fortunate enough to achieve a lot of what I set out to do. Four years ago I flew across to Latvia in Europe and was one of only 10 or so Americans to fight in the Team fighting championships. Even though I was 46 at the time, I was getting up every morning at 4 am running and training.  I had set an impossible goal and did it, and you can too.

This past year has been a rough one.  Not only did my Mom pass away, and soon afterward, my father in law passed as well. As devastating as this was, in reflection it taught me to never stop dreaming. what I am saying to you is life is short, follow your dreams as you don’t know what day will be your last.  Keeping yourself fit should be a priority for you. We all tend to prioritize everything else but our health and well being but that is the first thing you should focus on.

I have a goal for my business that I hope you can help me with.  I am looking to make Carroll County fit one person at a time.  Now I have a small martial arts studio, and compared to most fitness centers even smaller but the goal is to get Sykesville/Eldersburg on a fitness program.  I hope to have 100 members by 2019, a lofty but attainable one.  We are a small gym but we make up for it in customer service, creativity and a fun atmosphere.

This trip has recently inspired me to set some more outrageous personal goals for myself (don’t tell my wife).  I hope training with others is something I can be doing for the rest of my life.  Won’t you join me at my gym here in Sykesville/Eldersburg MD.  I think you will be glad you did. Go to Shaddockmma.com and fill out the contact form.  I will call you myself and set up an appointment to meet and see if we can help you reach your goals.

Keep your hands up,

Coach John “Bones” Shaddock

Getting Back To The Future In Sykesville MD Means Getting The Family Fit

In an age of magic phones that seem to do everything for us, Amongst other things entertain us constantly, there is a lack in human interaction.  With self driving cars, online shopping, and on demand movies it’s  a wonder people will ever leave their homes in the future.  Shaddock MMA Fitness has got a way to get you and your family to actively interact again.

One of the biggest concerns today is the fitness of America.  We get fatter and fatter every year.  The addition of new technology has not helped.  A new trend at my gym has been families that are doing group training.  Whether they show up for a class or have a private session it’s been nice to see families interacting in the gym. I have no electronic devices or high tech sound system ( i’m stuck in 70’s and 80’s Rock and Roll) .  We have old fashioned sweat and tears mixed with weights and boxing leather.  It’s great to see different generations training together on the same equipment and enjoying it. Your family will learn fitness and basic self defense, a necessity in this day and age.

So when you want to think of something different for the family to do, contact me at shaddockmma.com.  They do say “A family that trains together stays together.”   Contact me for a free 30 minute fitness session and equipment orientation with the family.  You’ll be glad you did.