Aside from climbing out of rattlesnake-infested quicksand or posing for rattlesnake-infested watercolor portraits, few activities combine the focus and physicality seen in MMA fitness training. Give fist-paintings a little martial artistry with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $20 for a one-month kids' self-defense membership (a $99 value)
Kids blend muay thai, boxing, and jujitsu to form a complete self-defense routine that unites mental and physical focus.
- $299 for a one-year unlimited adult membership (a $1,200 value)
A weekly schedule of small group classes brings cadres of students together to greet encroaching waistlines with a series of knockout punches. Fists and feet fly in one-hour boxing and kickboxing classes that bolster endurance with high-intensity cardio movements, and jujitsu classes, led by one of six black-belted trainers, prepare students for moments when they must defend themselves or intimidate the milkman, who refuses to wear anything but a white belt. The gym also hosts daily CrossFit workouts that give knuckles a welcome respite with a series of functional strength and conditioning exercises. Members gain access to online scheduling tools for massage and personal training services, which can be taken in a specific martial art or as part of a general fitness regimen.
Victory MMA and Fitness
Navy SEAL veteran and MMA coach Brian Sargent had a vision of a cutting-edge mixed-martial-arts facility. He knew what equipment was needed, but it was not until 2007—when he teamed with Joe Mannino, a 30-year owner and operator of a health club—that the nitty-gritty details fell into place. With Mannino’s newly envisioned facility and Sargent’s training know-how, the two built Victory MMA and Fitness, bringing on a staff of top-notch trainers to teach a burgeoning clientele of professional MMA fighters.
The sounds of pumping hearts and fists swooshing through the air that Brian and Joe love to hear can be sensed between the glass walls and doors that divide the 22,000-square-foot facility into eight training areas, and there’s room left over for a retail shop and ringside café. A 20-foot mixed-martial-arts cage and 7,000 square feet of mats host aspiring pugilists as they train their wrists and fists among a forest of hanging punching bags, while students in Jiu Jitsu and MMA classes learn the practical art of self defense. The nearby cardio and weightlifting areas are the metaphorical psychologist’s couch upon which personal trainers condition their clients, and a cordoned-off yoga studio breaks the black-and-red patterning of the gym with bright white walls and a pale hardwood floor.
3666 Midway Dr.
San Diego, California 92110