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.
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.
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.
For those who don’t already know, I am the owner of Shaddock MMA Fitness in Sykesville, MD. We have the best boxing fitness program in Carroll County Maryland.
Even though this is the case, as an owner I did notice that people have been hesitating to move forward and join my gym. I have gone out of my way to design memberships that will overcome any obstacle that could keep someone from joining. If you are considering joining but have concerns read on.
TOO MUCH MONEY–Money is usually the biggest obstacle that people come up with for the reason they can’t join. We have added new memberships that will fit everyone’s budget. Our most economical membership cost as little at $1.20 per day.
I DON’T WANT TO COMMIT TO A YEAR OR TWO- Most people are upset about doing long term commitments at fitness centers. A lot of times they commit for a short time and then get billed even though they no longer use the gym. At Shaddock MMA the longest commitment is 3 months.
COMPETITION- In the area you will not find a more experienced boxing fitness instructor than myself. I was a two time VT State Golden Gloves finalist and the New England Diamond Belt boxing champion. I have been teaching boxing fitness for 30 years. As a USA certified boxing coach I have trained and cornered many boxing and MMA fighters. I was involved in the fitness industry for most of my life. I am an NAHF certified personal trainer.
If you want to train at a boxing gym with a trainer who knows boxing look no further than Shaddock MMA Fitness. Come in and try a FREE 30 minute session with me. I will show you the basics and how to hit the bags so you feel more comfortable in your first class. Go to shaddockmma.com and fill out the contact form and I will set up an appointment with you.
If you are looking for a boxing fitness class nowadays you can find one in most gyms. There have even been some boxing fitness gyms opening up. All are good workouts in their own right, but do they actually teach the art of boxing? The truth of the matter is most of the gyms hire aerobic instructors to teach boxing like movements to do to aerobic dance music. But they don’t actually teach boxing. Shaddock MMA Fitness is something different.
Coach Shaddock has been involved in boxing for over 30 years. A USA Boxing Certified coach John’s class teaches the basics of boxing from soup to nuts. You will learn footwork, basic punches, defense and how to hit the various bags that hang at the gym. So you will not only get a fantastic workout but you will also learn how to defend yourself through the art of boxing.
The best thing about any of the classes is they are for all ages, all fitness levels, and is good for beginners and advanced students alike. There is something for everyone in the family. Before you sign up at any of the other gyms, come try the best first, Shaddock MMA Fitness. To make sure you feel comfortable taking the class I am offering a FREE one on one training session and orientation on the equipment. Just go to shaddockmma.com and fill out the contact form and I will contact you to set up your FREE training session. I hope to see you in the gym.
Probably the biggest reason for success at Shaddock MMA Fitness is variety. One of the main reasons people quit a fitness program is boredom. As of late a new crop of boxing fitness gyms are popping up. So when you are comparing, you will notice a big difference between Shaddock MMA Fitness and the other guys.
When I talk about variety the first thing is the bags. Coach Shaddock has taken his favorite bags and put all types of different heavy bags, speed bags and double end bags so that you won’t be bored with your workouts. In his IronBox class John adds multiple pieces of fitness equipment to the circuit. Much like changing the pins on a golf course, Shaddock changes the order of the exercises to make the circuit a different workout every single time.
Probably the most important variety is in the people that workout at the gym. It’s not your average gym. My customers come in all shapes and sizes, all ages. The beauty of the classes is that a competitive boxer and a brand new student can take the same class and get the same great workout.
Remember when your workout gets boring you won’t see the results you want. It also makes it easier to show up. So if you want the best results come to Shaddock MMA Fitness. We’ve been in business for 10 years for a reason. Go to shaddockmma.com and fill out the contact form. You will get a FREE 30 minute session with coach Shaddock to try the gym out.
As if late there have been a crop of boxing fitness centers to come up in the area. There are a couple of things that differentiate Shaddock MMA Fitness from the other guys. One big thing is it’s not only owner operated but it has been in business for 10 years, The other thing that separates us is we are family oriented, we have something for the whole family.
Shaddock MMA has multiple adult boxing fitness classes as well as Kids MMA and Fitness classes work with kids as young as 4 years old. Our Kids MMA and Fitness program focuses on martial arts basics. Kids will learn basics of kick boxing, school boy wrestling and submission grappling. They learn in a fun safe environment through games and skill drills.
I also cater to families who want to train together. With a flexible training schedule I have the ability to train a family by training at odd hours to fit the kids schedule and Mom and Dad’s schedule.
If you are interested in training with me contact me through my website at shaddockmma.com and fill out the contact form. Next time you are shopping for a boxing fitness gym, find one that caters to the whole family. See you in the gym.