Engaging in diet and exercise are staples of physical fitness and wellness, but it becomes monotonous and boooriiing if done repeatedly.
Why not indulge in a fighting sport – Does this sound interesting? Burn up those calories and learn how to defend yourself too. We’re talking about Boxing, Muay Thai, Jiu-Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts and Wrestling mix it up with Zumba to be a standout on the dance floor.
If you want to get on board, we suggest that you try out this list of fighting gyms within the metro to alter your exercise regime.
Elorde Boxing Gym
Location: Metro Manila and nearby provinces
Contact number: 02-7413108
The gym is powered by the name of Elorde, the last name of the legendary Gabriel “Flash” Elorde who was well-known during the 60’s as one of the best Filipino boxers ever.
There are 34 branches that dot Metro Manila and nearby provinces. Learn the sweet science of boxing and the combat sport of Muay Thai. There is a boxing ring to make you feel like “Rocky” and mat space to improve your grappling. For the physical fitness buffs, they have weight lifting and spinning classes to tone the body and give it a great look.
BAF MMA Center
Location: 4 Dona Irenea Avenue corner Sucat Road, Paranaque City
Contact number: 02-5561940
BAF MMA Center is one of the biggest gyms that offer training in all martial arts and combat sports like Muay Thai, Boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), Wrestling, and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).
Discover how to protect yourself and loved ones through the most efficient defense methods. Increase your focus, develop self-confidence, no boring weights, and get physically fit at any age. Get hands-on tutoring on wrestling with Marcus Valda, the multiple international medalists.
It is home to current and former Universal Reality Combat Championship (URCC), MMA, and BJJ practitioners. The place offers a complete set-up to get your jabs and hooks on target, and to develop your grappling and striking skill.
You can get a 30 days free trial in all disciplines.
Safehouse Fight Academy
Location: 3rd Floor, Lamco Building (behind Max’s Restaurant, Quezon Avenue, Quezon City
They consider themselves as the county’s original fight academy. If you want to learn martial arts and combat sports, Safehouse is for you.
You will be greeted by the matted and the turf zones. The place is small, but size doesn’t matter, the instructor will see to it that you will learn the ropes through quality coaching and training. Serious MMA enthusiasts will know every facet to be on top of the game. High-level coaches are either national team members or active fighters led by Jimmy Angana, two-time SEA Games gold medalist and former national team coach.
UFC Gym Philippines
Location: Metro Manila
Contact number: 02-9579236
Universal Fighting Championship (UFC) is synonymous with MMA made famous by great fighters like Georges “Rush” St. Pierre, Jon “Bones” Jones, “The Notorious” Conor McGregor, “Rowdy” Ronda Rousy, et al. There are 5 UFC Gyms within Metro Manila that offer state-of-the-art equipment and top-notch coaching.
Aside from MMA, they offer other combat disciplines and youth training as well. They have the inside track on the training and nutrition regimens by UFC athletes and incorporate this into their system for local learners. They train differently by mixing the combat disciplines with the state-of-the-art equipment.
Ultimate Fitness Metrowalk
Location: Metrowalk Complex, Ortigas Ave., Pasig City
Contact number: 02-6501890
Ultimate Fitness Metrowalk is best known for their fight sports program but they also offer numerous workouts to cater to a patron’s fitness goals. They support Submission Sports Philippines, one of the top MMA teams in the country, they walk the talk when it comes to physical fitness and fight training.
It is one of the most extensive gyms in the metro that provide an efficient and a result-oriented workout. Keep those dormant muscles in shape, lose weight, be toned from head to foot, and keep your cardio healthy with their fitness regimen.
They introduced the “Caveman Workout” which is popular among women. It is an extensive routine of circling 10 stations for 3 rounds with almost 0 rest, this is not your usual gym routine.
Maic’s Boxing and Fitness Gym
Location: 7 Ditchoy Street, Midtown Subdivision, San Roque, Marikina City
Contact number: 02-6478914
Whether you want to carve the body, lose weight, improve your cardio, learn fighting disciplines, or simply in pursuit of health and wellness-Maic’s Boxing Gym and Fitness is for you.
It is a one-stop site that has modern equipment and instructors that will prepare your regimen to achieve your physical fitness wish. You won’t fall short on nutrition and supplements, learn what you need to eat, what not too, the amount of intake and so on. Build muscles in the right places with exercises to lose fat and the equipment to build it.
We exercise to feel well and look good but do your regimen in moderation to avoid the hospital bed. Exercise well, keep safe, be healthy.
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