How many calories do you burn during a workout? Is it enough for you to get the results you need? Do you burn anywhere between 800 and 1000 calories? Probably not. If you truly want to get the results you have been looking for, try out one of the 5 UFC gyms in the Chicago area.
Unfortunately, the UFC name, and what is seen on TV, is the biggest barrier to getting people in the door, according to Orland Park general manager Dave Nykiel. This is especially true for a lot of women. Yet, the Orland Park UFC Gym currently has 650 members, with roughly 70% of them women.
Dave believes there are three factors contributing to the high membership numbers that continue to grow: the high quality of instructors, variety of classes, and close knit atmosphere. Each instructor , he says, has a great ability to constantly change their classes so members never get bored. Instructors are also wonderful at interacting with members and building relationships. Each instructor also has a unique background and style, helping the class schedule stay fresh.
The workouts speak for themselves. Again, members can burn 800-1000 calories in an hour class. Classes include: boxing, kickboxing, muay thai and jiu jitsu. Adam Nykiel, Dave's brother and assistant general manager, is proof of just how effective the workouts are.
Over a seven month period, Adam went from 260 pounds to 195 pounds; a 65 pound difference. Huge amounts of weight loss such as this are not uncommon at UFC Gym. One other benefit of the workouts: improved self-confidence. Dave states that he has seen dramatic changes in the way people feel about themselves and their bodies, and its very visible through the way the carry themselves.
So what are you waiting for? With locations in Orland Park, Oak Lawn, Wrigleyville, and two in the heart of the city, a UFC gym is accessible for many people. Get in there and change your body, and change your life.