To become the Ultimate Fighting Champion, you need to work hard to become the ultimate athlete.
You have to master multiple martial arts while maintaining supreme strength. And most importantly, learn how to resist the temptation of giving up and going home. Training is rigorous. And now, thanks to a new gym opening up in Coquitlam, you can become this person.
The UFC Gym is the first of its kind in Metro Vancouver. It combines mixed martial arts with top-notch exercise equipment, and professionally-tested coaching techniques, creating a gym that focuses on honing all parts of the body.
The amenities show off the gym’s multi-disciplinary approach to fitness. There’s an octagon, creating a proper UFC setting. There’s also a bag room for working on your martial arts moves, a mat room, and tons of cardio equipment.
UFC Gym members get exclusive access to UFC athletes as program advisers and coaches – and UFC Gym in Coquitlam will be getting one of Canada’s best.
Dennis Kang is coming on as UFC Gym’s head coach, bringing a long career of MMA fighting to the gym.
“I’m extremely proud and happy to be here with UFC Gym”, says Kang. “Coaching for me is a natural progression from the competitive side of martial arts. I truly have a passion for the sport of MMA and can now give back to the community by changing people’s lives at the gym.”
Coaching isn’t the only access you’ll get to MMA fighters. The gym also conducts analyses of UFC fighters’ training and nutrition regimes, and calculates how those regimes can be best applied to your fitness.
The gym offers a number of group programs and personal training options, including classes in boxing, kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and self-defense. There are also youth programs in yoga and various martial arts, so you can go to the gym without finding a babysitter for your kids.
For a short time only, UFC Gym’s Coquitlam location is offering a free pass for you to try out the UFC fitness regime. All you have to do is sign up online, then take your pick of any classes, group programs, or equipment you want to try.
When: Monday to Thursday 6 am to 10 pm, Friday 6 am to 8 pm, Saturday and Sunday 8 am to 5 pm
Where: #112-3000 Lougheed Hwy, Coquitlam
Price: Free with your guest pass