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One Month of Unlimited Martial Arts Training Classes at UFC Gym Rancho Santa Margarita (56% Off)

UFC Gym Rancho Santa Margarita

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In a Nutshell

Trainers with fighting experience help students strengthen and tone in high-energy, one-hour mixed martial arts classes at this UFC gym

The Fine Print

Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. 24-hr cancellation notice required. Reservation required. Must sign waiver. Valid for customers inactive for 6 months or longer. Must be used by same person. For 1-month option: classes valid for 30 days after activation. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $39 for one month of unlimited martial arts training classes (a $89 value)

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    UFC Gym Rancho Santa Margarita

    30102 Santa Margarita Parkway

    Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688

    +19494595269

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