Boxing Fitness Gym Going Strong After 10 Years In Sykesville, MD

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Set High Goals For Yourself, They Will Keep You Alive

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.

Keep your hands up,

Coach John “Bones” Shaddock

Getting Back To The Future In Sykesville MD Means Getting The Family Fit

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.

Boxing Fitness Eliminates Excuses In Sykesville, MD

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.

I hope to see you in the gym,

Coach John “Bones” Shaddock

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.

 

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

Why Are Women Boxing In Sykesville, Maryland

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.

Come in and give us a try.

Keep your hands up,

John “Bones” Shaddock