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First international UFC GYM to open in Sydney

First international UFC GYM to open in Sydney
March 11, 2013

UFC GYM®, a partnership between the Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) and New Evolution Ventures® (NeV), has opened its first international club in Sydney.

The 3,000 metre2 club, located in the suburb of Alexandria, features the brand's signature Octagon™, cardio and strength equipment, classes and programs.

The brand, best known for its TRAIN DIFFERENT™ approach to fitness, aims to provide unrivalled facilities and training for men, women and children, regardless of their fitness level or experience. It provides an alternative to the traditional gym workout and offers an incomparable exercise experience, combining discipline, skills learning, and all-around body workouts in a fun motivating environment.

New Evolution Ventures Australia Chief Executive Selena Short, who has been responsible for bringing UFC GYM® to Sydney, explains "UFC GYM®'s unique programming and premier training facility will help people of all ages and fitness levels realise their fitness goals and enjoy the community that the brand develops.

"This is a new fitness approach built on innovation, respect, honour, courage and a lot of fun."

As a world leader in modern Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), UFC GYM® now offers training with expert trainers and features an official Octagon™ to train in, a specially designed bag-room with monkey bars as well as a high specification grappling arena.

The gym also provides the Ultimate Training Centre complete with an indoor astro-turf area for the latest in strength and conditioning training. This features tools including rope machines, TRX, Jacobs Ladder, Olympic lifting, Olympic rings, sledges, tyres, wall balls and kettlebells so people can train the way fighters and athletes do now. In addition, members will find all the traditional equipment in a gym including over 100 cardio machines, tonnes of free weights and top of the range resistance equipment including the first of its kind in Australia, Star-trac isolateral leverage series.

UFC GYM® has created the most comprehensive class schedule for a gym. There will be a huge variety of MMA classes including Muay Thai Kick-boxing, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Wrestling and Boxing. In addition, fitness and specialty classes such as Yoga, Zumba, Cycle, Women's Self-Defence, exclusive Daily Ultimate Training classes, 360Warrior, Pound®, Fat Burning Pilates, Adrenaline, Power-metrics and many more will be offered.

Created as a gym for the whole family, UFC GYM® is focused on providing a safe and motivating environment for children and youth to learn the skills and discipline of the MMA sport and fitness. A private studio for Youth Training will run youth classes for children from the age of three to 14 years old.

A 'Kids Box' with child-minding services for children from one years old is available and includes fun and interactive games to keep kids active while their parents workout.

UFC GYM® has raised the bar further by adding a full outdoor Ultimate Training area on the rooftop. This is sure to be a main feature given how many people enjoys training outdoors. This unique outdoor area is also adjacent to an entertainment area and corporate boardroom which will be available to members and companies to hire for corporate events.

The Sydney gym features solar-powered energy, intelligent lighting systems and an environmentally sound structure, making the club one of UFC GYM®'s most advanced facilities to date.

Additional amenities include free two hour parking for 100 spaces, a UFC GYM® Retail Store, an Armbar serving healthy food and beverages, luxury changing amenities, a sauna, access to dotFit an innovative online fitness and nutrition program and a whole lot of social events. UFC GYM® is a unique and innovative gym space for the whole family to enjoy.

The gym will open on Friday 8th March and is located at 93 O'Riordan Street, Alexandria, Sydney NSW 2015. 

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™, developers of many of the world's most successful fitness brands including Madonna's Hard Candy clubs, 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. 

New Evolution Ventures
Based in northern California, USA, New Evolution Ventures (NeV) is a private equity firm focused on the acquisition, development and operations management of fitness, media and sports interests both domestically and internationally.

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 shaping the world of fitness, media, and sports one brand at a time. With a foundation representing over a century of business experience, NeV currently has operations and investments in more than 20 countries worldwide representing over 800+ facilities. 

Ultimate Fighting Championship® 
Universally recognised for its action-packed 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 and Beijing, UFC produces more than 30 live events annually and is the largest Pay-Per-View event provider in the world. In 2011, the UFC burst into the mainstream with a landmark seven-year broadcast agreement with FOX Sports Media Group. The agreement includes four live events broadcast on the FOX network annually, with additional fight cards and thousands of hours of programming broadcast on FOX properties FX and FUEL TV. This also includes the longest-running sports reality show on television, The Ultimate Fighter®, which now airs on FX.

In addition to its reach on FOX, UFC programming is broadcast in over 149 countries and territories, to nearly one billion homes worldwide, in 20 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 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 over two million followers on Twitter. Ancillary UFC businesses include best-selling DVDs, an internationally distributed magazine, UFC.TV offering live event broadcasts and video on demand around the world, the best-selling UFC Undisputed® video game franchise distributed by THQ, and a new franchise in development with EA, UFC GYM®, UFC Fight Club affinity program, UFC Fan Expo® festivals, branded apparel and trading cards.
 
For more information on UFC GYM® Sydney call 02 8088 8808 or go to www.ufcgymsydney.com

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