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UFC GYM Podcast Episode 02- Cub Swanson


You finished your boxing workout at UFC GYM and are getting ready to whip up a healthy post-workout meal in the kitchen. What better way to entertain yourself while cooking than UFC GYM's podcast? Today we bring you Episode 02, where UFC GYM President, Adam Sedlack sits with UFC Fighter and UFC GYM Costa Mesa owner, Cub Sawnson, to discuss Cub's upbringing as a homeschooled student, his unique fighting style Adam describes as "disciplined chaos", and how UFC GYM's Daily Ultimate Training (D.U.T) class is the perfect conditioning workout for any fighter, athlete, or fitness inspired individual. As you listen, you'll also get to know Cub on personal level as he talks about his new family life with his baby girl, Royal. We hope you enjoy this podcast as much as we did!

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30 Minute D.U.T Inspired Workout

You dropped the kids off at school, picked up the dry cleaning, caught up with a friend, and before you know it, it’s almost time to pick up your little one from pre-school! Where has the day gone? Trying to stick to your goal of dropping a pant size, you know you need to get a workout in but you only have 30 minutes. Luckily for you, we’ve created a quick at-home workout inspired by UFC GYM’s Daily Ultimate Training class, a high-intensity, full body workout that is designed to get your heart rate up while increasing strength and shedding unwanted body fat. So, let’s grab a pair of dumbbells and get to work!

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Benefits of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)


HIIT classes, which stands for High Intensity Interval Training, have become one of the most popular methods of training in recent years. It focuses on pushing participants to their maximum effort level for short periods of time followed by recovery…then repeat, repeat, repeat. Despite its meteoric rise in popularity with millennials and young Gen-X’ers, it can still resonate as an intimidating workout with those who are just getting started in a fitness routine or have never trained at such a high intensity. The good news is, you don’t have to already come prepared with a chiseled hard body or years of exercise experience to get the most out of HIIT classes. HIIT is about pushing people safely towards their physical limits which vary from person to person. Here are some great reasons you should try a HIIT class:

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Essential Moves in a Kickboxing Class

UFC GYM’s Kickboxing Conditioning class is a high intensity, strategic workout that is always evolving and never gets old. I can’t think of a better way to burn 750 to 1000 calories in an hour while simultaneously get aggression out (without getting punched in the face). The class starts off with a ten-minute dynamic warm up, leads into seven three minute rounds of kickboxing combinations with active rest in between, and finishes off with a 10-minute cool down consisting of ab exercises and static stretching. 

Here are four essential kickboxing moves that will help you maximize your outcome in class:

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Why I Chose UFC GYM

Hey there! My name’s Candice Becker, 30 year old mom of two (Jackson and Camdyn) and wife to Brett. I’ve been involved in the fitness industry either for work or by passion for the past 12 years. I’ve seen and tried it all. After moving back to Orange County from Atlanta, and ready to pop with Camdyn, I found myself struggling with which gym to join after moving back. I knew we needed a kids club, but wasn’t crazy about the large gym chains near us...the memberships were pricey once we factored in the kids’ memberships on top of ours and the classes were never that challenging. I loved the idea of joining a boutique gym, but the prices were high, they didn’t offer kids club and the class selections were so small... I was stuck. It wasn’t until my husband asked for a UFC GYM membership for Christmas that I’d even considered walking into one of their gyms. After seeing the presentation in the pre-sale office, I knew this option would work for my entire family! They had so many class options, kids were included, and the price was right!

After joining, I had been itching so bad to get Camdyn (Cammie) into a gym so I could workout, I literally took her in the day she turned 6 months old. Within a few gym visits, I had met all the staff, and each time I came to pick up the kids, the staff filled me in on their activities that day. There is a tremendous amount of value I’ve felt from the beginning at UFC GYM in having great staff and a fun area for my kids to play for FREE with my membership! 

Most of my time spent in the gym is spent taking classes. I’ve tried many, but my favorites still seem to be D.U.T, Boxing and Kickboxing Conditioning, and MATRX. The best part of the classes is that they’re never the same workout. Every time I go it’s something new, a different circuit, different combo... it keeps things exciting, and I’m never left wanting more. I work out often, and these classes kick my butt... every time! They are run by “coaches” not trainers, and they do exactly that, they coach and motivate everyone, and get the members to do the same. Everyone in the class becomes your teammate. It’s so much fun to have people you recognize coming to get their butt kicked with you over and over again! I love that each coach has their own unique background and skill set. The company has really done a great job finding great talent and encouraging them to bring in their own referrals to keep the team growing. UFC GYM brings in the best of the best!

One of the things I took away from our time living in Atlanta was the word “community” and what it meant to incorporate that into our lives. I’d never really had that in a neighborhood, or gym for that matter... Now, every time I walk into our UFC GYM I have a smile on my face. I know I’ll run into people I know, catch up with new friends, get a hello and good bye from the front desk staff, and be cheered on by my teammates. If I miss days at the gym, people take time to check up on me, and I do the same for others. A big part of that sense of community starts the minute you join the gym. Most of the locations also have a Facebook page. It’s a great way to introduce yourself to the group, and find others you have common interests with. People post questions, post transformations, etc. It’s really motivating to be put in a group of so many with same interests and goals, working together. I’ve never had that feeling or involvement from any of the other gyms or boutique places I’ve worked out at before.

For me to be consistent at a gym or studio and  not get bored after a few months, there have to be “it” factors, and UFC GYM’s, and the people in them are what keep me going. I may try new concepts here and there, but I’m glad that I have this as my home base, and second family for my family and I. 

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At Home D.U.T Inspired Workout

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You’re having “one of those days” when all you want to do is go home, but you know you need to work out. No gym mojo today? No problem! We have an at-home workout inspired by UFC GYM’s world-famous Daily Ultimate Training (D.U.T) class that delivers the perfect full-body challenge. We get it. Not everyone can make it to the gym every day, but don’t let that sabotage your goals. Use this at-home D.U.T inspired workout to keep you on track during those busy days when you just can’t make it into UFC GYM. So, who’s ready to get sweaty?

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Fit for Survival

UFC GYM Partners with Bear Grylls Survival Challenge

The inaugural Bear Grylls Survival Challenge event will take place April 28 and 29, 2018, at the Blue Cloud Movie Ranch in Santa Clarita, California. Participants will compete on a four-mile, off-road journey that will take them through 18 unique survival scenario challenges. The course will run across five distinct environments: apocalyptic highway, cave complex, deserted village, mountain ascent/descent and snake infested swamp. Together, we are working to elevate the sport of survival.

Refer to win your BGSC Tickets

Dying to compete in the challenge but don't quite have it in the budget? We got your back! We will be offering 2 tickets & a fully paid trip to Santa Clarita to one lucky winner who refers a friend to UFC GYM using the UFC GYM app. Winner will receive:

  • 2 Tickets for the BGSC
  • 2 Round trip tickets to Santa Clarita
  • 2 Night hotel stay
  • Transportation costs covered
  • $25/day per person for food/drink

Exclusive Deal for UFC GYM Members

Take on the Bear Grylls Survival Challenge – purchase your solo or adventure team ticket using promo code UFCBG for 10% off! Code not valid on Ultimate Explorer (VIP) tickets. Tickets can be purchased using the link below and make sure to use the promo code during the registration process.

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What to Expect in a UFC GYM D.U.T Class

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Sweat is dripping, your heart is pounding, and your legs are shaking. You hear the Coach yell, “One more minute”. That’s one more minute for you to burn those calories, melt away the fat, and leave feeling satisfied. Your teammate next to you gives you a pat on the back and says, “let’s do this”. You grab your kettlebell and go to work. This is UFC GYM’s Daily Ultimate Training (D.U.T), a functional workout targeting your entire body, and sure to deliver results. D.U.T class has become a member favorite due to its challenging and interactive environment. Here are some things you can expect to see and feel in a UFC GYM Daily Ultimate Training class:

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Why Kickboxing is My Go To Workout


Hello, my name is Vinay and I have been a member at UFC GYM Costa Mesa, CA for about 2 years now. I truly love the environment, workouts, facility, and Coaches. My experiences have been excellent as the training has drastically improved my ability as an athlete teaching proper form, new and exciting exercises, and increasing my stamina as well as strength. While I have tried many classes and areas of training at UFC GYM, Kickboxing is my main focus as I generally train it six times a week. 

Kickboxing is my go to workout, and here is why I love Kickboxing Conditioning at UFC GYM:

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Boxing For Kids


Boxing…It’s the go-to workout for models, actors, busy moms, millennials and more. Boxing as a workout has become popular because it provides the best full body, fat burning workout and challenges you both mentally and physically. With benefits like muscle toning, torching calories, and relieving stress, it may seem like a workout fit for adults, but Boxing is actually an extremely effective workout for kids as well. Here are 4 reasons why you should consider Boxing Class for your children.

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