Name: UFC Gym
Location: Lansdale, PA
Instructor: Dan – He was fantastic! Dan was constantly walking around the room, demonstrating, and offering modifications those of us that needed it. He was also very encouraging and let us know when we were doing a good job.
Exercise Type: MATRX – no, not like the movie, even though that’s the first thing we thought… Kenau, anyone?!
The class was a mix between TRX and kickboxing. We started and ended class using the TRX cables – push-ups, rows, planks, etc. All we have to say is, you need a STRONG core to be able to do all of these exercises with the TRX cables. Luckily, there are many ways to modify, which Dan demonstrated. In the middle of the class, we got our chance at the bag. Finally! This is what we came for! As we’ve said in other kickboxing posts, this is the most satisfying part of class. All of our frustrations can be brought out on the bag, and it feels fantastic!
Day of the Week: Wednesday
Time: 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM – Great time if you have kids because it puts you home in time for bedtime!
Price: First class is FREE
What to Wear: Leggings/Shorts; T-shirt/Tank top; Sneakers (even though some people were barefoot
What to Bring: Gloves and wraps (if you have them. They have loaners too); water; towel (optional)
What is Provided: Gloves and wraps if needed
Level of Experience: There was a wide range. There were people in the class that you can tell were very experienced, but then there were newbies like us!
Gender Majority: 50/50
Age Group: It was hard for us to tell, but when we talked to the owner after class he said the median age of members is 39 years old.
Welcoming: Honestly, one of the most welcoming places we have been to. Larry, the owner, spent time with us before and after class. He personally wrapped our hands, and gave us loaner gloves because our gloves weren’t big enough to fit the wraps. After class we had another long conversation with him all about the history of his gym, his future plans, and our blog.
Cleanliness: Yes. After class everyone was prompted to wipe down their bag and their area.
Unique Features: Yes! The combination of the TRX cables and the boxing was something we weren’t expecting. When you think of “UFC” you probably think of boxing, which is exactly what we thought! There was also a huge octagon ring in the back of the gym, which was a really cool element. No one was in it when we were there, but we imagined what it would look like if they were!
Thank you so much for having us! We really enjoyed the experience, and we can’t wait to come back and take another class! Who’s with us?!
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