Thursday, July 26, 2012

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Some pics from this week at UFM Tupelo:

Friday, July 20, 2012

Friday Morning Submission Wrestling

Friday morning submission wrestling class is an interesting one.  Cody Floyd teaches the class at 10:00 am.  Warm-ups are laid back and relaxed, which gives you time to get into the mood to learn seriously crazy stuff.  Once warm-ups are done, the pace picks up a bit.  Today Cody had the attendees doing circuits of weight lifting, squats, bench pressing, pull ups, etc., nothing complicated or too tough.

Once that was complete, Cody brings everyone to the center of the mats to begin instruction an a very specific skill.  If you don't know what to do, don't worry about it.  The class is conducted in such a way that allows you to first see Cody execute the skill numerous times, explain it, and then you can practice it with a team member who is there simply to give you the help you need to learn it.  You can ask a question at any time about any part of the move.  Then, you practice it until you have it down.  Before you know it, you have a new weapon for your arsenal of moves.  Pretty cool right?

If you haven't considered attending this class, let me tell you it is not only fun, but it is a real stress reliever.  Give it try.  I don't think you will want to miss a class once you see what it is really all about.

Here are a few photos from this morning's class.

Cody Floyd & Erick
Issac Ware & Brent Quartaro
Issac has the look in his eye again.

Cody Floyd & Issac Ware

Nice move!

Brent Quartaro & Issac Ware

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Tuesday Morning Boxing

Don't let the picture spook you.  The photo above was taken on Tuesday morning during the boxing class, but these two guys, Jonathan Burdine (Left) and Brian White (Right) know what they are doing.  I just thought it was a great shot so I posted it.

The class starts at 10:00 am.  I hadn't been to class in a while but as always, the participants are able to go at their own pace. Mark Romano taught the class and today we worked on jabs and counters.  Of course, that was after a vigorous cardiovascular warm up.

I got to meet Will and Taylor, a couple of sharp young people who just started with UFM a couple of weeks ago.  It was obvious they had taken a few classes as they moved with skill and control through every station.

I was also very happy to see JBurd, Brian, Daniel, Issac, and a few other familiar faces.  It is good to know that UFM Tupelo has so many experienced fighters and personnel available to help everyone in attendance.

If you haven't taken a boxing class or an MMA class yet, I highly recommend these guys to you.  Yeah, I am a little biased because I know most of them but they don't pay me to brag on them.  That comes naturally because they are a great group of people.  Get to know them.  You won't be sorry you did.
Mark Romano & Taylor "Mitt work"

Issac "Ironman" Ware & Ben Parrish


Click here to view one free round of Juice Madrid vs Issac Ware.  It was a great fight between two great guys.

Yes, it's all here.  Where are you?

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Fitness Kickboxing is a real "Hit"

Nicole Cox
Ultimate Fitness and MMA has offered fitness kickboxing classes for years.  The class has gained a great deal of popularity over the past year or so and continues to be one of the favorites among gym members. 

Nicole Cox teaches the class on Thursday at 6:15 pm and on Saturday mornings at 10:00 am.  Mark Romano teaches the class on Tuesdays at 6:15 pm.  So no matter what your schedule, you can likely get in a fun workout at least once a week. 

The cool thing about these classes is that you get to have real fun while attending.  Nicole is one of the nicest girls you will ever meet.  Her bubbly demeanor wins everyone over and her energy is contagious. But, don't let that fool you, she is serious about your getting the results you want.

If you don't know Mark Romano let us tell you, he is a joy to be around and if you want to get results, he can help you reach your goals in the fastest possible way. 

The fitness kickboxing class at UFM has been called fun, exciting, entertaining, a perfect workout.  The team at UFM strive to make sure that you not only reach your goals but that you have real fun doing it.  Come on down and check it out.  The first week is FREE, so what do you have to lose?

Mark Romano
See you at UFM Tupelo!