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  1. Southpaw is offline
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    XXILE MMA--Bringing MMA to meatheads since 2010

    So...I happened to be driving by a Gold's Gym the other day only so see a huge billboard for XXILE MMA.

    Apparently you can add this service to your Gold's Gym membership. It listed Muay Thai, Jiu Jitsu, Boxing, MMA and self defense.

    They had a pretty big mat space surrounded by a octogon-like cage.

    Strange that it was 7pm and the place was totally empty. Maybe they haven't opened yet?

    I stopped and took a few pics but am having trouble uploading them at the moment.

    Looks like the era of strip-mall-mma gym's is upon us!
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    It's at this point that I counter the "meathead" comment with the "BJJ is for homos" comment.
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    It's a fair counter.
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     Style: Kickboxing

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    We've had some martial arts at the local chain gym. Most of the stuff I have seen in cardio kickboxing or something claiming to be BJJ/grappling, but looked like a bootcamp class. This isnt new, though perhaps Golds Gym has a different angle/is trying to be serious about MMA?
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    7/16/2010 8:35pm

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    Makes sense to open up an MMA gym in a fitness gym. TONS of hot leads walk through the door every day looking to sign up for memberships, why not add an MMA membership? Smart move for an instructor.
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    I actually couldn't find any information at all about the instructor or instructors. You're right though about it being a no-brainer for an instructor...though I'm not sure how many people who are serious about competing in MMA would choose a chain like that to train out of?

    The marketing struck me as more aimed at fitness and self-defense...so maybe it is not even supposed to be a competitive MMA school?

    Not really sure as the info I got was pretty general. I'll probably be over in that neck of the woods this weekend and might pop in to see if I can get any better info.
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    Now you've got me curious as well. Was this on Forks or Glenwood, or a new location?
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    Well, its a Gold's Gym, so your'e sure to get some in shape and strong guys to market to, as well as just people in general who are obviously focused on physical health/change.
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    This is the Golds Gym on Six Forks. Near Fuhgetaboutit Pizza.
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     Style: Muay Thai

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    Quote Originally Posted by LI GUY 1 View Post
    Well, its a Gold's Gym, so your'e sure to get some in shape and strong guys to market to, as well as just people in general who are obviously focused on physical health/change.
    That. My gym is based in a World Gym, and we get curious people coming down to see what we do fairly frequently. Granted, there's generally a lot of idiots who think being able to bench more than any of the fighters weigh will instantly make them awesome strikers, and they run off after they can't make it through one class. But every so often somebody sticks around. We had 4 or 5 regulars back when I started there in December, class averages 10-14 people now, and occasionally jumps up to 18 or more.

    You've already got people there who are into fitness, so it's not bad to have a pre-existing pool of people to try and market to.
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