What To Look For In A Boxing Fitness Gym In Sykesville Maryland

The Money crashers blog stated that the 5 benefits of a boxing fitness class are

  1. Enhanced Cardiovascular Health
  2. Improved Total-Body Strength
  3. Better Hand-Eye Coordination
  4.  Decreased Stress
  5. Improved Body Composition

Well Shaddock MMA Fitness does focus on all of these and I will show you how.

Enhanced Cardiovascular Health- All of the classes at Shaddock MMA Fitness focus on cardiovascular health.  We have a variety of classes to get your heart pumping.  We have FITBOX, IRONBOX, GIRLBOX AND GRAPPLEBOX, each is a great cardio workout.

Improved Total-Body Strength- Our Fitbox and Girlbox classes build body strength through exercises like push ups and sit ups.  GrappleBox uses functional exercises that relate to grappling to build strength.  IronBox uses traditional and non- traditional weight exercises to build muscle and strength.

Better Hand-Eye Coordination- This is probably the biggest area that separates Shaddock MMA from the competition.  While shadow boxing and heavy bag training can help with hand-eye coordination, there is no substitute for the light bags.  At Shaddock MMA Fitness we not only have a variety of different heavy bags, but we have speed bags, double end bags and slipping bags which focus on hand eye coordination.

Decreased Stress- Working out in general will reduce your stress level, but nothing will get rid of your stress like punching out a heavy bag.

Improved Body Composition- Although people say they want to lose weight, ideally they want an improved body composition.  What that means is low fat and increased toned muscle.  All of the classes at Shaddock MMA Fitness will achieve that.



Shaddock MMA Fitness Is A Gym For The Whole Family In Eldersburg MD

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.

Teaching Boxing Since 1987, Shaddock Teaches Boxing Fitness In Sykesville, MD

There have been a lot of boxing gyms popping up in Maryland lately.   When choosing one you want to choose carefully.  First off, experience will help.  Now we know most people aren’t planning on stepping through the ropes anytime soon, but doesn’t it make sense to learn the correct form when learning to box. Not only do you want to learn from someone who has boxed but also someone who has coached fighters.  The last thing you want is someone who has some fitness experience.  You will get all of these at Shaddock MMA Fitness.

In 1987 John “Bones” Shaddock a Golden Gloves boxer was working at a health club in Vermont.  He had been asked by his older brother Chris to help out teaching his brothers Boxercise class.  Shaddock, a New England Diamond Belt Boxing Champion eventually left his brother’s gym in Vermont and taught at multiple gyms up and down the East coast.  John didn’t only have boxing experience but worked as a trainer being certified in fitness training and plyometrics through N.A.H.F.  Coach Shaddock has worked with amateur and professional boxers and MMA fighters helping them get ready for fights and even working their corners.

In 2008 John opened Shaddock MMA Fitness and began teaching Fitbox.  As the school grew he added Girlbox (womens only), IronBox (boxing and circuit training) , and GrappleBox (boxing and submission wrestling).  These are unique classes that you won’t find anywhere else.  They are always changing and evolving so the customer gets the best results.

If you are interested in getting fit and learning basic self defense come in to Shaddock MMA Fitness.  Go to Shaddockmma.com and fill out the contact form.  You will be glad you did.

The Best Boxing Training Deal In Eldersburg/ Sykesville, MD

If you are looking for a deal on boxing training look no farther than Shaddock MMA Fitness.  Now others will give you 3 session for $10 (the cost of the gloves), Shaddock MMA Fitness will actually give you FREE gloves with their training packages without raising the price.

You also want to look at experience in training.  Coach Shaddock is the most experienced boxing training coach in the area.  As a New England Diamond Belt Champion and 2 time Vermont State Golden Gloves Finalist John has experience competing in boxing.  Coach Shaddock is a USA boxing certified coach and has cornered amateur boxers and professional MMA fighters.  John Shaddock has also been in the health and fitness business for over 30 years and is an NAHF certified fitness trainer.  He has also been teaching boxing fitness as long has he has been in the fitness business.

Shaddock MMA Fitness is offering $70 Hyabusa gloves for FREE with any of our personal training packages (and we are not changing our training prices). So if you are looking for quality gloves, mixed with quality training, go to shaddockmma.com and fill out the contact form.  You will get a FREE 30 minute training session and if you join you will get a FREE pair of Hyabusa gloves.

If You Love Boxing, And Are Looking For A Place To Train In Eldersburg, Go To Shaddock MMA Fitness

Shaddock MMA Fitness although small has been around since 2008.  To understand it’s longevity is to understand the owner.

Coach Shaddock began his boxing career in 1984 boxing in Golden Gloves competitions in New England.  At age 19 John began his career in the health club business working with his brothers.   When his oldest brother, one of the owners, couldn’t teach his boxercise class, John subbed in.

Over the years John had set his own path in the fitness business working in Vermont, North Carolina and eventually Maryland.  Taking the basics of boxercise and adding his own spin Shaddock developed Fitbox and taught it in Ric Flair’s Golds gym and Brick Bodies.  Being a NAHF certified trainer and Vermont State bodybuilding finalist, John took his weight training experience and developed IronBox circuit training class.

Coach Shaddock wanted to develop boxing class that included his grappling experience. As a freshman in high school he took 3rd in the NY State private school wrestling championships.  At an older age he received his purple belt in Gaijin Ryu jiujitsu, and won the Battle of Baltimore and Maryland Open grappling championships.  So for conditioning his most recent creation is GrappleBox.

Shaddock MMA Fitness is not a chain or a franchise.  It is a small business in Maryland that works to go above and beyond developing the best classes in the area.  If you want a real unique class than you must try a class at Shaddock MMA Fitness.  Contact me for a FREE 30 minute training session just go to shaddockmma.com and fill out the contact form.




What The Heck Is Keeping You From Reaching Your Goals In Sykesville, MD

I get phone calls and emails daily about people wanting to reach their goals.  They want to lose weight, bulk up, and get fit.  Unfortunately a small percentage follow through.  At Shaddock MMA Fitness our goal is to get the Sykesville/Eldersburg area fit one person at a time.  In almost 10 years of business I think we have gotten quite a few people fit, but there are still a lot more people I am hoping to reach.

If you are bored of the gym with treadmills and weights, come in to Shaddock MMA Fitness to experience Fitbox, IronBox, GrappleBox, and GirlBox.  Classes you won’t see anywhere else.

The price is right, with rates less than $40 per month for fitness and self defense, where else can you find that?

If your tired of lengthy 1 year and 2 year contracts come to Shaddock MMA Fitness. Our longest agreement is 3 months long.

I teach the classes and do the one on one training.  What other gym do you see the owner daily?

I am doing a FREE 30 minute session to come test drive your membership.  If you want to give it a try just go to shaddockmma.com and fill out the contact form.  I will get back to you withing 24 hours and set up a time for you to come try out the gym.

I look forward to seeing you in the gym.


Coach John Shaddock

Why Should Your Child Do Kids MMA and Fitness Class In Sykesville

I began wrestling at age 3.  I was a rough and tumble kid and can only imagine what I would have done if they had Kids MMA and Fitness classes when I was growing up.  I would have been there every day if I could have. Our classes combine fitness with basic skill drills and games of kick boxing, submission wrestling and school boy wrestling.  Unfortunately, there are a lot of reasons why people don’t want their kids to do an MMA class,  because the associate MMA with blood and violence.  The truth is the classes at Shaddock MMA and Fitness are different  then people think and quite safe. The following are reasons you might want to reconsider Shaddock MMA and Fitness classes for your (4-11 year old).

Although I teach kick boxing for a portion of the classes, the kids will never spar.   I believe it is not safe for young children to be doing full contact fighting. That being said your children will learn to throw punches and kicks correctly and to be able to hit the bags.

I also have a portion of the classes where I teach a submission fighting section similar to jiujitsu.  I do not teach submissions however.  I teach basic positioning and escapes.  I feel children at a young age should not be performing submissions on each other because it could cause injury.

In the wrestling portion of the class we teach school boy style wrestling that they do in high school and follow all rules of competition. Your children will learn the basics.

Unlike most sports now a days where everyone gets a trophy we see the importance of winning and losing.  We have a variety of games that the kids play that have a winner and loser.  I even have one on one competitions in wrestling and submission grappling where the kids compete for points.

In an age with video games, cell phones and basically non-active children, I think a class like this is very important.  With the growing problems of bullying in the schools it is imperative that our kids feel confident enough to stand up for themselves.

We still have room in our homeschool classes and our Saturday morning classes.  If you would like to find out more you can email me at 443-280-0812.


Coach John Shaddock