Alex Rodriguez Celebrates Grand Opening of UFC GYM's First Signature Location in Florida

UFC GYM®, the rapidly-expanding fitness franchise inspired by UFC athletes that combines mixed martial arts (MMA), functional fitness classes, and general fitness, announces today the grand opening celebration for UFC GYM®’s first signature location in Florida. Major League Baseball superstar and Miami-native Alex Rodriguez opened the Signature UFC GYM® location in Kendall earlier this year. The club will officially celebrate its grand opening on Aug. 10.

Rodriguez, who has excelled on the baseball playing field and is a three-time MLB American League MVP and Chief Executive Officer of A-Rod Corp, has now expanded his business portfolio to include the booming fitness industry. He was looking for a way to combine the most important aspects of his life (healthy lifestyle, family, discipline, respect) and found it in UFC GYM®. As a new franchisee, Rodriguez secured the development rights through A-Rod Corp for 10 additional UFC GYM® franchises throughout the Miami – Dade County area, which he plans to open in the coming years.

UFC GYM® Kendall is a 31,000-square-foot modern fitness facility and houses a smaller model of UFC’s world-famous 24-foot Octagon. The location offers Signature classes like Daily Ultimate Training® (DUT®), TRX, Muay Thai, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, kickboxing, boxing, mixed martial arts conditions, women’s self-defense and top of the line training equipment. Whether someone is looking to take a fun and challenging class or learn a new skill, UFC GYM® Kendall is a community where the entire family can come together to sweat, achieve goals and train differently.

Since its launch in 2009, UFC GYM has opened over 135 locations in the United States, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Oman, Philippines, South America, Taiwan, Vietnam and the United Arab Emirates. The fitness franchise has continued to grow at a rapid pace with more than 50 locations opening in the past two years and over 50 gyms expected to open in the next year.

In addition to the corporate owned signature clubs, UFC GYM also offers the unique opportunity to own and operate a UFC GYM franchise domestically and internationally. For franchise information, visit UFCGYMFRANCHISE.COM