I was in the health club business for close to 20 years, and there are a lot of things I always said I would change if I ever got my own gym. After close to 10 years of owning my own martial arts and fitness business I am finally at a point where I can change them for the better. When you join Shaddock MMA Fitness now you will notice some changes not offered by other gyms.
NO LONG TERM CONTRACTS- One of the things that I felt was bad for the customer, was the long term contracts for customers, especially for the ones who end up dropping off. At Shaddock MMA Fitness all of our memberships are short term. We have nothing longer than 3 months at a time. I feel it’s my responsibility to keep you as a member.
PAY FOR WHAT YOU USE- At most health clubs whether your in the club everyday or in the club once per week you pay the same amount of money. That doesn’t seem fair. At Shaddock MMA Fitness we have memberships for one day per week, two days per week or unlimited use memberships. We give you the flexibility to use the gym as much or as little you want. This is the way it should be, and the way it is at my gym.
ORIGINAL CLASSES YOU WON’T FIND ANYWHERE ELSE- With classes like Fitbox, IronBox, GirlBox and GrappleBox it makes us the most unique gym in the area. I change the classes periodically to keep the customer from getting bored with their workout.
So to get started all you need to do is go to shaddockmma.com and fill out the contact form. After you fill out the form I will contact you to set up a time for a FREE 30 minute training session to orient you on the equipment.
If you are looking for a workout to burn off lots of calories then you need to look for a boxing fitness class. At Shaddock MMA Fitness are fitness classes all include some form of boxing fitness. We don’t just do shadow boxing like the “Tae Bo” style of class but actually punch bags like at a traditional boxing gym. As most boxing fitness classes are taught by aerobics instructors, the classes at Shaddock MMA Fitness are taught by former Golden gloves boxer and New England Diamond Belt champion John Shaddock.
The Live Strong Blog says that a boxing class can burn up to “800 calories”. I invite you to come try any of my classes for a great workout. We have FitBoxing, IronBoxing, and GrappleBoxing. Come in and try one of our classes and find out what it’s all about. Just go to our website shaddockmma.com for our schedule of classes.
Whether you want to fight in the ring or just look like you can Shaddock MMA Fitness is the gym for you. I hope to see you in the gym. You can email me with any questions at Shaddockmma@comcast.net.
Boxing is a fantastic workout. It will help you physically,Mentally and spiritually. At Shaddock’s MMA And Fitness a large percentage of our classes are boxing related. Lately I have noticed more and more women coming in the door to take my classes . The Huffington Post helps to demonstrate why more women are boxing in their blog.
PHYSICALLY– “Boxing burns 500 calories/hour builds lean muscle, develops stamina and endurance, and ramps up metabolism” according to the post. The Fitboxing and Girlboxing classes at my gym get you in shape through boxing footwork drills and calisthenics as well as bag work. The IronBoxing class combines weight training with training on the punching bags at the gym.
MENTALLY- The post blog suggest “The research on successful aging urges us to learn something new, strategic and to keep testing ourselves with new sequences and moves.” In our classes there are a variety of skills and drills that not only work you out physically but mentally as well. Each class has different stations and different drills, my classes train your body and your mind.
SPIRITUALLY– In the post they stated “nothing works one’s complete attention and concentration” Boxing takes focus. A lot of the skills require extreme focus. A portion of my class my students participate in meditation.
Some boxing facilities turn women away, we welcome that. In fact we have a women’s ONLY boxing class called GirlBoxing on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
Almost 20 years ago when I was working at Gold’s Gym in Charlotte North Carolina I remember having a conversation with the manager. The manager I was speaking with was a former college football player. Gerald had a body builders build, this guy was jacked. I was surprised when he told me about when he was thinking of joining a gym, but waited in the parking lot for over an hour before he set foot in the gym. This guy was actually scared to go in the gym. He was afraid of what others would think about him. Then I thought, wow, what does the average person think when they come into a gym, who has never worked out before? We take all of that into consideration at Shaddock MMA Fitness. When you come in we try and make you feel at home.
Although the name may seem intimidating, Shaddock Mixed Martial Arts, I assure you the classes are not. You will get a great workout, but we encourage you to compete with yourself at your own pace. You will notice we have people in their 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s all working out together in the same class. The other day I signed up a woman in her 70s. The beauty of the design of the classes is they are set up so all levels can workout at the same time. If you want a real “no judgment zone”, then come into our gym and try it out. We have a great promotion going on right now for April Fools where you could win 3 personal training half hours by just registering on shaddockmma.com (put Facebook contest in the comments). If you don’t win you will still receive one 30 minute session. Give it a shot, all you have to lose is some unwanted pounds.
People always tell me “I want to get in shape before I join the gym.” It sounds like a smart idea, but truth is most don’t follow through. Let’s face it, if you could get in shape on your own, you would have by now. I get it, no one wants to be the NEW person in the gym who is out of shape. All you really need is a little extra guidance and to pace yourself when you first start. Unfortunately, most of the big name gyms forget about you once you join. A lot of health clubs have 2,000 plus members which is hard to keep track of everyones attendance. Once you sign on the dotted line you become just a number, not a name. But we do things a little different at Shaddock MMA Fitness.
At Shaddock MMA Fitness, we are similar to Cheers in the fact that “everybody knows your name.” We do group personal training in small intimate classes between 5-15 people. We have members of all fitness levels, and as old as 75 yrs old. All of our classes are done on a time basis. You do however many repetitions you can do in a set amount of time. Whether you do 5 or 50 in that minute it’s all up to you. You really do compete with yourself. My goal is to get Sykesville fit one person at a time. So come on in and try us out. You will be glad you did. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for a FREE trial membership.
If you are looking for a workout that covers all aspects of fitness, mental and physical you will want to look at a boxing workout for yourself. Money Crashers blog states that the top 5 benefits of a boxing workout are
Enhanced Cardiovascular Health
Improved Total-Body Strength
Better Hand-Eye Coordination
Improved Body Composition
Well you found the workout now where to go? Shaddock MMA Fitness was started with just a simple Fitbox class. Owner/operator John Shaddock has taken the best cardio boxing exercises and combined them with a variety of punching bags to make for a very unique boxing class. Since then John has designed a new class called IronBox, which incorporates the best of boxing, with the latest weight training exercises.
If you are wondering about the instructor, John Shaddock has been involved in boxing for over 30 years as a competitor, coach and boxing fitness instructor. He was the New England Diamond Belt boxing champion and a 2 time Vermont State Golden Gloves finalist. John was also in the health club business for 25 + years .
Come in for a FREE one week trial at Shaddock MMA Fitness. You will be glad you did. Just go to shaddockmma.com and check out our great schedule of classes. We hope to see you in the gym.
The biggest thing stopping most people from getting started on a fitness program is procrastination. We think about it, then we come up with excuses why we can’t do it. Unfortunately we are usually listening to that voice in our head that says “don’t do it”.
There are a lot of excuses if you think about it and your goal is to overcome them and act now. TIME is one of the biggest excuses, people always say I don’t have time. Truth is you do. The amount of time people spend on social media, and on the computer, is more than enough time to catch a workout a day in. If you come as little as two classes per week for a year, that’s 104 days and almost a third of a year on a fitness program.
COMMITMENT is the another excuse that people use. Most gyms and martial arts studios put you in a one year or 2 year agreement. At Shaddock MMA Fitness we have very flexible agreements and short term memberships.
PRICE is also a big factor in todays fitness program. But if your talking about just price the Big guys, the Gold’s and the Merrit’s will beat us. But if you are talking about COST, or value for your dollar than we are the place. Are you getting the service you want at your facility. Our classes are small and considered group personal training. When you factor that in our PRICE is much lower than the competition.
Come on in and train, I think you will be glad you did. If you want to experience something totally different, get fit and have fun, come in and try Shaddock MMA Fitness. Go to shaddockmma.com for schedule of classes.