Alex Rodriguez, Former Major League Baseballer, Celebrates First Ufc Gym Franchise Location With Grand Opening Event

Baseball Superstar Expands Business Portfolio to Include 11 Fitness Franchise Locations in Miami-Dade County

August 10, 2017 // Franchising.com // MIAMI, Fla. - 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.

UFC Gym® Kendall, Florida is located at 8851 SW 107th Avenue, Miami, Florida 33176 and is open 24 Hours Monday - Thursday, 6am-10pm Friday, 6am-8pm Saturday and Sunday. To reach UFC Gym Kendall, call (305-680-5990) For more information about UFC Gym, please visit UFCGYM.com, or follow us on Facebook.com/UFCGYM, Twitter or Instagram: @UFCGYM. You can also subscribe on YouTube at UFCGYM.

About UFC Gym®

UFC Gym® is a brand extension of UFC®, the world leader in the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA), and has opened over 135 locations worldwide since its inception in 2009. In alliance with New Evolution Ventures™ (NeV), developers of many of the world’s most successful fitness brands, the UFC Gym brand is a community of people, who are asked to TRAIN DIFFERENT®. Fitness seekers are focused on bettering themselves through disciplined training and a variety of classes that provide results. Offering a full-range of group fitness classes, private MMA training, personal and group dynamic training, plus MMA-style youth programming, UFC Gym creates something for all ages and fitness levels. UFC Gym® is the ultimate fitness experience, and the brand aims to continue revolutionizing the fitness industry. For more information, please visit www.ufcgym.com. Like UFC Gym® at www.facebook.com/ufcgym, follow at www.twitter.com/ufcgym and www.instagram.com/ufcgym or subscribe at www.youtube.com/UFCgym.

About UFC®

UFC® is a premium global sports brand and the largest Pay-Per-View event provider in the world. Acquired in 2016 by global sports, entertainment and fashion leader, WME | IMG, together with strategic partners Silver Lake Partners and KKR, UFC is headquartered in Las Vegas with a network of employees around the world. UFC produces more than 40 live events annually that consistently sell out some of the most prestigious arenas around the globe, while programming is broadcast in over 163 countries and territories to more than 1.1 billion TV households worldwide in 35 different languages. UFC FIGHT PASS®, a digital subscription service, delivers exclusive live events, thousands of fights on-demand and original content to fans around the world. For more information, visit UFC.com and follow UFC at Facebook.com/UFC, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram: @UFC

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