UFC GYM® invites the Long Island, N.Y. community to celebrate the grand opening of its first 24-hour full-service gym on the East Coast (2020 Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park) on Saturday, October 12, beginning at 10 a.m. ET. UFC superstars Frankie Edgar, Forrest Griffin, Chuck Liddell and BJ Penn will be in attendance for the grand opening celebration, presented by Rockin’ Wellness. UFC executives and Long Island officials will take part in the ceremonial ribbon-cutting. Members joining during the grand opening will receive special membership offers.
“The Long Island market is special and we are so thrilled to show the community how to TRAIN DIFFERENT® through our fitness innovation, full amenity facility and world class team members,” said Adam Sedlack, senior vice president of UFC GYM. “This Grand Opening will be a great chance for everyone to see what the buzz is all about.”
Throughout the day, UFC GYM will host a variety of activities. UFC fighters will sign autographs inside the Octagon® and participate in Q&A sessions with fans. Additionally, fitness demonstrations will take place, including UFC FIT®, Muay Thai, kickboxing and Daily Ultimate Training® (DUT). There will also be giveaways for fans including UFC GYM prize packages and UFC tickets for an upcoming event.
The full schedule for the grand opening is available below. Activities are free and open to the community. For more information on UFC GYMs, visit UFCgyms.com.
GRAND OPENING FULL SCHEDULE
PRESENTED BY ROCKIN’ WELLNESS
(All times ET and subject to change)
- 10:00 a.m. GRAND OPENING officially begins with music, food and festivities presented by Rockin’ Wellness, including UFC GYM fitness demonstrations and complimentary tours
- 10:15 a.m. CEREMONIAL RIBBON CUTTING featuring UFC featherweight Frankie Edgar, UFC Hall of Famers Forrest Griffin, Chuck Liddell and BJ Penn, as well as UFC GYM co-founder Jim Rowley and Long Island officials
- 11:00 a.m. AUTOGRAPH SIGNING with Chuck Liddell and Frankie Edgar
- 11:30 a.m. Q&A SESSION with BJ Penn and Forrest Griffin
- 1:00 p.m. UFC GYM FITNESS DEMONSTRATION
- 2:00 p.m. AUTOGRAPH SIGNING with BJ Penn and Forrest Griffin
- 2:30 p.m. Q&A SESSION with Chuck Liddell and Frankie Edgar
- 4:30 p.m. PRIZE RAFFLES
- 5:00 p.m. GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION CONCLUDES
- 6:00 p.m. GYM OPENS FOR WORKOUTS AND SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP RATES CONTINUE
The 37,000 square-foot gym offers a TRAIN DIFFERENT® approach as an alternative to the traditional workout. The gym fuses together martial arts with cutting-edge equipment and conventional fitness. The much-anticipated 24-hour full-service gym features a 30-foot Octagon, an indoor turf area, free weights, cardio machines and the latest in strength and conditioning equipment.
Members can train like world-class UFC athletes while maximizing results by participating in UFC GYMs signature MMA inspired Ultimate Classes including Muay Thai, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, boxing, kickboxing, Daily Ultimate Training® (DUT), hot hula, shock yoga, women’s self-defense, performance cycling, POUND – Rockout Workout™ and other technique-driven fitness classes. Additional amenities include a UFC KIDS’ GYM with private training area offering youth fitness, UFC GYM store, an Arm Bar Café and video wall of twenty 50-inch TV screens, plus a member lounge with free Wi-Fi service.
The UFC GYM Long Island location will be the first 24-hour full-service gym on the East Coast and fifth UFC GYM in the state of New York. UFC GYM franchises also continues to grow following its acquisition of LA Boxing® earlier this year and is expected to expand to more than 100 open gyms in over 25 states in the U.S. by the end of the year.
UFC GYM is franchising a new model of boutique clubs driven by group fitness and personal training. Franchisees have the unique opportunity to own and operate a UFC GYM across the U.S. and the world. For franchise information, visit www.ufcgym.com/franchising.
For more information on the latest UFC Gym, please visit UFCgym.com.
About UFC GYM®
UFC GYM® is the first major brand extension of the Ultimate Fighting Championship®, the world leader in the sport of mixed martial arts. In alliance with New Evolution Ventures® (NeV), developers of many of the world’s most successful fitness brands, the UFC Gym brand gives UFC enthusiasts and fitness seekers of all ages the opportunity to practice the training techniques of famed UFC athletes. Offering a full-range of group fitness classes, private MMA training, personal and group dynamic training, plus MMA style youth programming, UFC GYM creates something for all ages and fitness levels. As the first to combine the world of mixed martial arts and fitness, UFC GYM has developed an atmosphere where members can see immediate results. UFC GYM is the ultimate fitness experience. The brand is not what you expect, and more than you can imagine, aiming to continue revolutionizing the fitness industry. For more information, please visit www.ufcgym.com.
About New Evolution Ventures® (NeV)
Based in Northern California, New Evolution Ventures® (NeV) has a two-decade plus record of success in delivering superior returns on investment, specializing in the acquisition, development and operations management of both domestic and international fitness endeavors. Founded in 2008 by Mark Mastrov, Jim Rowley and Mike Feeney and following a strategic partnership with Vision Capital in 2011, the current team of NeV professionals is setting industry-wide standards one brand at a time. Operations have spanned over 20 countries worldwide and included hundreds of facilities. Our team’s industry experience has positioned NeV as a global leader in its field, expanding and reinventing the vision of fitness. For more information, visit www.nev.com.
About the Ultimate Fighting Championship®
Universally recognized for its action-packed, can’t-miss events that have sold out some of the biggest arenas and stadiums across the globe, the UFC® is the world’s premier mixed martial arts (MMA) organization. Owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC, headquartered in Las Vegas and with offices in London, Toronto, Beijing, Sao Paulo and Singapore, UFC produces more than 30 live events annually. The UFC is the largest pay-per-view event provider in the world. In 2012, the UFC burst into the mainstream with a landmark seven-year broadcast agreement with FOX Sports Media Group for live events and thousands of hours of programming on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2, including the longest-running sports reality show on television, The Ultimate Fighter®, now in its eighteenth season on FOX Sports 1.
In addition to its reach on FOX, UFC programming is broadcast in over 145 countries, to 882 million TV households worldwide, in 28 different languages. UFC content is also distributed commercially in the United States to bars and restaurants through Joe Hand Promotions, in English throughout Canada via Premium Sports Broadcasting Inc. and Australia via Main Event and in French throughout Quebec via Interbox. The UFC also connects with tens of millions of fans through its website, UFC.com, as well as social media sites Facebook and Twitter. UFC President Dana White is considered one of the most accessible and followed executives in sports, with nearly 2.5 million followers on Twitter. UFC businesses also include over 90 UFC GYM® locations in 28 US states and Australia, UFC FIT™ an in-home fitness and nutrition program, UFC 360 internationally distributed magazine, UFC.TV offering live event broadcasts and video on demand around the world, a new videogame franchise with EA Sports, DVDs and Blu-rays, UFC Fight Club®, UFC Fan Expo®, branded apparel and trading cards.
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