UFC GYM® Opens First Franchise Location In India
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UFC GYM® Opens First Franchise Location In India

Master Licensee Opens First of 100 Locations in Delhi, Punjabi Baugh

January 31, 2019 // Franchising.com // NEW DELHI - UFC GYM®, the first major brand extension of UFC®, today announced the continued expansion of its global footprint with the opening of its first-ever franchise location in India. Located at 38/61, 2nd Floor, Club Road, West Punjabi Bagh, New Delhi, this 10,500-square foot location, operated in partnership with Artaxerxes Fitness & Lifestyle Pvt. Ltd.,

“We are thrilled to bring UFC GYM to India as we know the brand and unique training philosophy will be embraced,” said Istayak Ansari & Farzad Palia. “This location marks the first of five that will open doors this year including a CLASS UFC GYM studio location, the newest concept in boutique fitness.”

“With aggressive expansion plans to open UFC GYM franchisees in the metropolitan regions of Mumbai, Delhi and more to be announced soon, we have the opportunity to reach large and influential communities and to continue to share our TRAIN DIFFERENT philosophy with the world,” UFC GYM Senior Vice President of Global Franchising Tamer El-Guindy said. “These markets are the perfect locations for the UFC GYM family to grow and thrive.”

Offering a full-range of functional fitness classes, group and private MMA training, group dynamic performance-based training, and MMA youth programming, UFC GYM creates training programs to fit all ages and fitness levels. UFC GYM programming has been developed through exclusive access to the training regimens of internationally-acclaimed UFC athletes, providing members with everything they need for the entire family to move, to get fit, and to live a healthy life.

Membership to UFC GYM® Punjabi Baugh includes unlimited access to UFC’s world-famous Octagon® and signature classes such as Daily Ultimate Training® (DUT®), TRX®, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, kickboxing, boxing, mixed martial arts conditioning, and women’s self-defense, as well as popular group fitness classes such as Zumba, Spinning and Yoga. UFC GYM® Punjabi Baugh offers 150+ classes per month.

Since debuting in 2009, UFC GYM has opened more than 150 locations in 28 countries. UFC GYM offers the unique opportunity to own and operate a UFC GYM franchise domestically and internationally. For Information about UFC GYM India, please visit, www.ufcgym.in

About Istayak Ansari

Istayak Ansari has over 16+ years’ experience leading startups, retail management and franchise development. Istayak Ansari grew Gold’s Gym from 6+ to 96+ franchisees across 56+ cities in India in just nine years. Istayak Ansari also serves as Director & Co-Founder of Lloyds Luxuries Ltd., which operates luxury barbershop Truefitt & Hill across 11+ cities in India with 20+ open and operating barbershops throughout South Asia under a Master License Agreement, and and also Trofi Chain Factory Pvt. Ltd which operated 11+ “1441 Pizzeria” restaurants across 3+ cities in India.

About Farzad Palia

Farzad Palia is a second-generation business entrepreneur with a passion for health and fitness. He is expanding his business portfolio with UFC GYM in India. Palia runs a family owned business as Director of Champion Jointings which was founded in 1960. Specializing in packing and sealing products, SPITMAAN is a family owned and operated company with four decades of commitment to providing services in sealing solutions through diversified products aimed at the engineering industry.


SPITMAAN is organized into three corporate entities - Mechanical Packing Industries Pvt. Ltd., Fluoropolymer Packings and Seals Private Ltd., and Champion Jointings Ltd. Each company combined by a profound understanding of the markets, wide in-depth product ranges, their own manufacturing facilities, global sourcing and an advanced distribution concept which guarantees maximum supply reliability. The products manufactured by SPITMAAN are marketed under the brand name of Spitmaan.

About UFC GYM®

UFC GYM® is the first major brand extension of UFC®, the world’s premier MMA organization. In alliance with New Evolution VenturesTM (NeV), developers of many of the world’s most successful fitness brands. As the first to combine the worlds of MMA and fitness, UFC GYM’s TRAIN DIFFERENT® approach creates an atmosphere where members can see immediate results and appeals to all ages and training levels. UFC GYM is the ultimate fitness experience. The brand is not what you expect, and more than you can imagine. With 150 locations open and over 500 currently in development, UFC GYM is revolutionizing the fitness industry. For more information, please visit www.ufcgym.com. Follow UFC GYM at Facebook.com/UFCGYM, Twitter and Instagram: @UFCGYM. Subscribe at YouTube: www.youtube.com/UFCgym.

About UFC®

UFC® is a premium global sports brand and the largest Pay-Per-View event provider in the world. UFC boasts more than 284 million fans worldwide and has produced over 450 events in 25 countries since its inception in 1993. Acquired in 2016 by global sports, entertainment and fashion leader Endeavor (formerly 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 160 countries and territories to 1.1 billion TV households worldwide in 40 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.

Address: UFC GYM 38/61, 2nd Floor, Club Road, West Punjabi Bagh, New Delhi - 110026 India.

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