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.

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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.

Sincerely,

Coach John Shaddock

Why Do Boxing Fitness, In Sykesville, MD?

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.

Keep your hands up,

John “Bones” Shaddock

What Has Stopped You From Joining A Fitness Center In Sykesville, MD

I worked for other health clubs for close to 20 years and have owned my own martial arts and fitness center for close to 10 years.  Over the years I have noticed there are many reasons why people don’t join a fitness center or health club.  Hopefully I can help you make a good decision and get you on the road to a fitness lifestyle. The following are the biggest reasons people don’t join.

#1 Procrastination– Let’s face it we’ve all done it.  In fact you may be doing it now.  Working out is just what it says, work, but in the right case can be kinda fun. Take your time to find the right place but when you do, get started and get yourself fit.

#2 Commitment– Commitment is a big one.  Most people fear to commit to anything, especially something that requires working out on a regular basis. Most health club and fitness centers require at least a one year commitment, sometimes more.  Make sure the place you are looking at has short term options.

#3 Competition– I know a lot of people who want to check out the competition.  They will literally go on free passes at every gym in town.  That is your right and it’s a great idea, unless you never join.  Write down your criteria for your gym and weight you options.  Make the decision that’s best for you. Make sure you are comfortable with the members and the instructor.

#4 Spouse– “I want to talk to my spouse”, this is usually what people say  when pressured to get out of the office.  If this is the real reason, find a place that is a good place to workout for you and your spouse.

#5 Price– Well price is kind of tricky.  Unfortunately in this economy it is the first thing people look at.  The real big gyms can offer extremely low prices because they bank on the fact that you are not going to use their gym so they can get more people that are going to use the gym.  These gyms are selling space and not service.  Make sure the people are attentive to you when you come in. So more so than price what kind of value is the gym giving you?

OK here comes my SHAMELESS PLUG.  I want to offer you a chance to come into my gym and test out all of the reasons I spoke of and hopefully get you as a new member. Just go to shaddockmma.com, then go to the contact section and fill out the contact form.  I will give you the option to try a class or better yet get a one on one session with me for free.

So if you want great service, a place you can take your wife to, a gym you will be comfortable with, with short term commitment, and at an affordable price, come see me.

Keep your hands up,

Coach John “Bones” Shaddock

What Are The Benefits Of A Boxing Workout, In Eldersburg, MD?

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

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

Thinking About It Isn’t Getting You Any Closer To Reaching Your Goals In Eldersburg, MD

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.

 

Keep your hands up,

John Shaddock

Owner Shaddock MMA Fitness

The Benefits Of Exercising In Sykesville, MD

According to the Healthy Lifestyle Fitness Blog The following are the TOP 5 Benefits of a fitness program.

  1. Exercise controls weight
  2. Exercise combats health conditions and diseases
  3. Exercise improves mood
  4. Exercise boosts energy
  5. Exercise promotes better sleep

  The Beauty of working out at a gym like Shaddock MMA Fitness is all of the classes are designed for all levels.  Most people feel like they have to “get in shape”, before they join the gym.  At Shaddock MMA Fitness, nothing can be further from the truth.  Because we have a compete with yourself attitude and we have members of all shapes and sizes, new people feel very comfortable.  The Time Is Now ! So come on in and try a class.  Go to Shaddockmma.com for schedule of classes.  Get fit today!

keep Your Hands Up,

John Shaddock

Owner Shaddock MMA Fitness