7/14/2010 9:18am, #1
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!
7/14/2010 2:17pm, #2
It's at this point that I counter the "meathead" comment with the "BJJ is for homos" comment."Emevas,
You're a scrapper, I like that."-Ronin69
7/14/2010 3:26pm, #3
7/14/2010 5:59pm, #4
- Join Date
- Jan 2007
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?
7/16/2010 8:35pm, #5
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.
7/17/2010 8:34am, #6
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.
7/18/2010 1:30am, #7
7/18/2010 5:15am, #8
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.
7/18/2010 9:35am, #9
This is the Golds Gym on Six Forks. Near Fuhgetaboutit Pizza.
7/18/2010 9:36am, #10
- Join Date
- Oct 2008
- Rochester, NY
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.