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.
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.
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 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.
I have owned Shaddock MMA and Fitness for close to ten years. The gym was founded on my boxing fitness class. What I have found over the years is a lot of people were not coming in because they were afraid to try the class. The were scared they would look stupid because they don’t know how to how to use the equipment. I understand that people don’t want to look like a klutz and because of that I have designed the Beginner Boxing Clinic.
This Saturday at 11:15 AM I will be teaching a Beginner Boxing Clinic at Shaddock MMA Fitness. The course will go over basic footwork, how to properly throw a punch, how to hit the bags correctly, and all at an easy going pace so everyone can keep up no matter what your fitness level. The beauty of this is that it will prepare all participants to be able to come into any of my boxing fitness classes (Fitbox, Girlbox, IronBox and GrappleBox), and feel comfortable doing the class.
Just go to shaddockmma.com and fill out the contact form. Then come in this Saturday at 11:15 and come and take the class. Wear comfortable clothing and since we don’t have a water fountain you will want to bring a water or a Gatorade. You do not wear shoes on our boxing mat so be prepared to workout barefoot or in socks. I look forward to seeing you Saturday.
There are all types of workouts out there now a days. There are a lot of trendy ones like Zumba and Pilates but the one that has stood the test of time is Boxing fitness. There are quite a few reasons why you might want to try a boxing fitness class and here they are.
Boxing Fitness is one of the best all around full body workouts around. According to factsof health.com “a boxer’s training session will work nearly every muscle in the body, it focuses on the muscles of the upper arms, core, chest, hips and calves”. Most people don’t realize that in boxing you work your legs and core as much if not more than your upper body.
A lot of people go mainly for weight loss so burning calories is important. According to factsofhealth.com “a boxer will burn between 420 and 650 calories in a 60-minute boxing workout,” If you want to get the best bank for your buck go with a boxing fitness class.
Right now Shaddock MMA Fitness is offering a chance to try a FREE 30 minute session to learn how to use the boxing equipment before you do class. All you have to do is go to shaddockmma.com and fill out the contact form to set up your first FREE 30 minute session. I hope to hear from you soon.
Fear, we’ve all experienced it, especially when it comes to joining a fitness or martial arts center. We call it procrastination, but it’s really just fear. Some are fear of looking stupid (don’t know how to use the equipment). There is fear of looking like a Klutz. There is what is termed physique anxiety( afraid you’ll look too fat, too skinny or otherwise). There is also fear of the high pressure sale. With a lot of gyms and martial arts studios these fears are justified but not at my gym.
At Shaddock MMA Fitness I have decided to give every NEW member a FREE 30 minute session with me in which I explain how to use all the equipment in class. As far as the physique anxiety goes I encourage anyone to come to one of my classes. and just watch. We have people of all shapes and sizes, ages and walks of life. For the final fear, high pressure sales, I do all sales and service. I don’t believe in high pressure sales. You will not be pressured.
I have a pretty lofty goal myself. My goal is to get Carroll County Fit, one person at a time. This April we will be celebrating my 10th anniversary in business. This is do to a great and understanding wife and kids, as well as loyal membership base. I want to invite you in to experience my gym and become part of the Shaddock MMA Fitness family. Go to shaddockmma.com and fill out the contact form. I will contact you for your FREE, no obligation, 30 minute training session.