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Monday, September 16 – Primetime Emmy Awards Week kicks off with Emmy Awards Governors Ball bartender Charles Joly mixing Emmy cocktails for our hosts

Tuesday, September 17 – Dr. Mehmet Oz’s medical advice to our hosts, plus an Emmy Awards week workout with Brooke Burke.

Wednesday, September 18 – Skin Expert to the Stars Nurse Jamie showing us how to get Emmy Awards Red Carpet Ready.

Thursday, September 19 –Antoni Porowski, from the Emmy Nominated “Queer Eye”, cooks in-studio with our hosts from his new cookbook Antoni in the Kitchen.

Friday, September 20 –GRAMMY Award winners Lady Antebellum on their new song “Pictures” and on announcing their new album today.

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OXYGEN: A SECRET WEAPON FOR FITNESS? 

Expert Offers Insight into the “Oxygen-Enhanced Exercise” Trend & Shares Breathing Tips to Improve Health & Enhance Your Workout

Have you seen anyone at your gym wearing unusual face masks as they workout? If not, you are sure to encounter this soon and when you do, there is no need for alarm. It’s called oxygen-enhanced exercise, and it’s a holistic approach to fitness that has recently skyrocketed in popularity. Once available and common only with Olympians and pro athletes (like Tiger Woods, Michael Phelps, and Mario Lemieux,) this training method has hit the mainstream and now at-home-exercisers and workout warriors across the country are using it as an all-natural way to gain an athletic advantage.

Oxygen-enhanced exercise is a scientifically proven phenomenon that’s said to benefit the body by reducing the physical stress of exercise, accelerating recovery, helping you sleep, giving you more energy, and improving your metabolism.

According to breathing expert Michael Grant White, oxygen is crucial for peak athletic performance.

“Playing sports, weight-lifting, circuit training, or any other intense physical activity, of course, burns calories and builds muscle, but many people don’t consider the wear and tear it has on their body. Lack of oxygen ages the body at a much greater rate…”

…says White, who has studied breathing over the past 24 years and has seen a rapid rise in interest for oxygen-enhanced exercise. As anti-doping initiatives spread across the country, and athletic drug testing becomes more prevalent, many athletes are turning to oxygen-enhanced exercise as a way to amplify their workouts without the use of drugs, chemicals, surgery, or invasive techniques.

We all know oxygen and exercise go hand-in-hand, but in case you missed this high school biology lesson, here’s a quick recap of the science: During exercise, your muscles have to contract and work harder, which increases their demand for oxygen. The amount needed is much more than you are taking in. Your body first burns the existing oxygen in the red blood cells and when this runs out, the body turns to fermentation for its energy needs. Instead of using oxygen, the muscles convert glucose into lactic acid and this is when fatigue sets in. Oxygen-enhanced exercise leverages the body’s already-existing system for oxygenating the blood before this happens.

If you’re not ready to sport an oxygen mask, you can still enhance your workout through mindful breathing. According to research, proper breathing should be one of your main focuses during exercise. It’s easy to underestimate just how much it impacts our overall health and fitness. Oxygen helps the body maintain pH balance, it increases neuronal energy metabolism in the brain, detoxifies the blood, and strengthens the immune system by killing harmful bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Oxygen also plays a huge role in the recovery process because it helps restore pre-exercise ATP levels and helps your liver break down lactic acid into simple carbohydrates.

“Not all breathing is created equal, there are breathing techniques you can do to enhance your workout…”

…says White who has trained athletes to use proper breathing techniques and seen first-hand how better breathing can help strengthen endurance, lower lactic acid production, and improve stamina for cardio-centric activities (like running, swimming, biking, etc.) In addition, simple breathing techniques can help athletes (at any level of fitness) recover more quickly from high-intensity activities.

In short: better breathing = better health.

Michael Grant White is on a mission to awaken the breathing consciousness of the world. He has insight into the oxygen-enhanced exercise trend and can share breathing tips people can use at home to improve their health and their workout.


IN AN INTERVIEW / ARTICLE:

  • Breathing Tricks to Improve Your Health & Enhance Your Workout
  • Unlikely Ways Your Breathing Impacts Your Life
  • Fascinating Link Between Breathing & The Brain
  • Insight into the “Oxygen-Enhanced Exercise” Trend: An All-Natural Approach to Improve Health & Enhance Workouts

ABOUT MICHAEL GRANT WHITE:

Michael Grant White is a holistic health expert, author, and international speaker who has dedicated his career to helping people improve their health through better breathing. As an Optimal Breathing Coach and the founder of My Oxygen Machine and Breathing.com, White is on a mission to make the world healthier one breath at a time.

For More Information Visit:

 https://breathing.com

How to get fit the right way

There’s a right way and a wrong way to get fit. This is not to say that there’s a strict blueprint for people to get fit. The way that individuals achieve their fitness goals depends on their different anatomies and what their body compositions are made of. This being said, there are a number of best practices that exist to help people to get fit.

What not to do

Be inconsistent with your training regime

Attaining physical fitness is not a one-time thing. You also don’t become fit overnight after having done a super burst of cardio and weight training.

Reaching your fitness goals takes a lot of effort, dedication and perseverance. You need to be able to train your mind to get up on a freezing cold winter morning and get to the gym when your body is screaming at you to turn over an get another hour or two’s shut-eye. Your mind is incredibly powerful and can overcome anything – especially a few whimpers that your body makes that don’t amount to much.

But, at the same time, if you know that you physically are unable to get up early and exercise, don’t! Rather opt to exercise on your way home from work. This goes as well for choosing exercises that you hate but know are ‘good’ for you. Don’t do it! The best way to motivate yourself to carry on with exercising is to make it as pleasant as possible. So make sure that you do everything in your power to ensure that you enjoy your exercise programme.

Eat whatever junk food you want

Yes, in your training routine you’ll be burning a mountain load of calories. This is especially true if you’re training with a personal trainer as he or she will be putting you through your paces.

However, this doesn’t mean that you can eat whatever junk food you want. Remember that junk food – such as deep-fried chips, hamburgers and the like – contain trans fats which are harmful to your heart health. So, no matter how much you exercise, the fats will still be sitting in your arteries waiting to cause havoc.

What to do

Set realistic fitness goals

No matter how much you push yourself to achieve your fitness goals, if they are not realistic (in other words, you can physically achieve them) you mind as well not start. If you set unrealistic goals for yourself, deep down you know that you won’t ever achieve them however you’ll keep pushing to do so because there’s a glimmer of hope in you that you’ll succeed.

This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t set lofty fitness goals. If you feel that you have it in your to achieve these, then great! If you feel that this is true then you need to make yourself accountable to achieving what you set out to.

But don’t make the fitness goals that you set for yourself out of your grasp. Although you may think that it’s forcing you to aim higher, because you’re not achieving what you set out to it will end up demotivating you and causing you to abandon the fitness lifestyle.

Eat a balanced diet

We said above that you shouldn’t eat whatever junk food you want, on a regular basis, as this could very well be detrimental to your health. You do need to eat a healthy and balanced diet to keep up your fitness levels. However, what you shouldn’t do is to deny yourself junk food entirely. This is because if you do this you may end up bingeing on foods that aren’t great for you as you’ve denied yourself these treats for so long.

Give yourself a treat day once in a while when you let yourself have that hamburger and fries, or that glass of wine. This will curb your cravings and make sure that you keep everything in check.

Getting fit is never easy but follow the tips that we’ve outlined above,and you’ll be well on your way to walking the fitness journey!

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5 Tips to Conquer Your First Day at the Gym

All of us want that perfectly-shaped body, but attaining it is a very difficult task. Most people hit the gym only to get demotivated by the sheer amount of work they have to put in. Many quit after the first day!

So, here are some tips to help people conquer their first day at the gym.

Start with Light Workouts

Most people make the mistake of starting with a heavy workout regime right away, without caring for the implications that it may have on their bodies. Beginners often start with heavy exercises which can cause intense muscle pain and even injuries.

The body needs time to get used to the change in its usual routine. Starting with light warm ups will loosen the stiff muscles and help the body become adjusted to the sudden changes. Stretching and light cardio exercises will ease the transition into a healthy lifestyle.

Get Comfortable Workout Clothes

Beginners often make the mistake of choosing tight-fitting gym clothes, which can aggravate muscle pain and also cause injuries. To start a workout routine, it is important to choose the right gym clothes so that the person can exercise properly.

For men, it would be best to wear gym clothes that can control muscle rhythms during workouts. Compression shorts are easy to wear and also reduce the risk of injuries.

List Your the Goals

Keeping a list of the objectives that one wants to achieve with regard to their body can make a person determined and motivated to continue with the gym. It will also help people to stick to a routine, and make the necessary changes to their lifestyle easier.

Ask for Help

A person should ask family and friends for help in maintaining exercise routines. The push from loved ones can help the person to keep going to the gym. After all, they know what is best for us.

Find the Right Workout Regime

Sometimes, the wrong workout regime can dissuade people from going to the gym. It is very important to consult health experts and trainers when it comes to personal workout regimes so that you can map out a proper plan.

Final Thoughts

Getting into shape is a tough job. The sheer amount of hard work and willpower required may seem like an uphill task. It can make many people quit the gym after just one day.

However, once a person overcomes this uncertainty by following these simple tips, they can achieve their desired results in no time. Taking care of one’s body should be an important priority and should not be neglected.

7 Tips to Increase Effectiveness of Your Workout

Workouts can do a lot more than just improve your physical fitness, it builds your confidence, keeps stress and anxiety at bay, extends life expectancy and keeps you happy. If you spend hours at the gym for same reasons but are not satisfied with the result, then you have to bring in a few changes. Otherwise sooner or later you are bound to give up. Few practices can increase the effectiveness of your workout and make it a fun activity. Take notes, put your shoes on and get started.

  1. Always Warm Up First

Never ever skip warm up sessions. If you think just doing heavy workout is enough to achieve physical fitness, then you are wrong. When you do warm up sets, you are conditioning your body for all the intense activities that are to follow. Warming up increases your speed and endurance, gives you flexibility and is very crucial to prevent injuries, which are very common during gym sessions.

  1. Short and Intense Workout

Spending three hours in the gym would not yield result if all you do is few minutes of cycling, take half an hour break, then a few crunches and a juice break. When working out, focus on quality, not quantity. Thirty to forty minutes of intense workout is enough for the day. But make sure in that time you are doing everything from push-ups to squats to crunches to weightlifting. Time is not an excuse now.

  1. Supplements

Even after a proper diet, your workout sessions can make you feel drained for the rest of the day. And that’s where supplements come in. Supplements like multivitamins, whey protein powder, creatine, and even caffeine is emerging as an effective supplement for workout. If you’re into taste then checkout best tasting protein powders 2019.

  1. Golden Rule – Proper Diet

It has been stressed enough that a balanced diet is the key to living healthy and longer. All the workout would be of no use if you end up munching on burgers, pizzas, donuts and sipping coke every day. Your body needs fuel to keep up with your energy requirements during and after workouts. Design and follow a balanced diet and take a good intake of protein and carbs. Drink water regularly and switch from coke to natural juice.

  1. Workout Partner

If going to the gym seems like an ordeal to you and you end up skipping gym days too often then get a workout partner. It can be your better half, any friend, family member or even a colleague. When you have a companion to accompany you, train with you, talk about the common topic and share progress with, you are most likely to stay motivated for longer duration ensuring continuity.

  1. Let the Music Play

Many researches show that music enhances your durability during workout sessions. High beat motivating music gives you an adrenaline rush and gives you mental strength to do that one more set. It also motivates you and distracts your mind from recognizing body pain from exertion. Design your own playlist of songs that activates your mind and body and makes you want to move. You’ll see the difference.

  1. Keep Track

How will you progress if you don’t remember the last milestone that you achieved? If you want to do better than yesterday, then it’s important to know what exactly you did yesterday so start keeping track of your workout sessions from the beginning. Note down the days, session time, break time and all the numbers. This way you can actually see if you made any progress or not. If not, time to increase those numbers.

If you’re into exercising and working out, then you are already in the right direction my friend. You choose to live better every day when you choose to work out every day so keep the spirit high and earn your good health.

Can Stress Help Your Workout?

By Eddie O’Connor, Ph.D., CMPC

You don’t need this article to tell you the benefits of exercise on your stress levels (but I will reinforce them anyway). Physical activity increases endorphin production in the body. Those feel-good pain-relieving hormones. And it’s good for your brain. Physical activity increases blood flow, which increases our cognitive capacity and speed. So, we think better. Focusing on exercise means we are not focusing on our stress, so there is a fantastic mental break from stress too, plus the positive meditative effect of focusing on the exercise, in the moment, as we do it. Your self-confidence likely gets a boost with the earned results of a better, healthier body.

But while exercise helps stress, can stress help you exercise? Your experience is probably going to tell you “no.” Ever been too tired to go to the gym and skip it? Ever prioritize more work or responsibility over your workout? Or be so fatigued that you’d rather zone out in front of the TV or phone, maybe eat a snack to feel better instead? Of course, you have. In fact, it is more likely that stress actually hurts your workout. Besides the decreased motivation to go, there is the real fatigue you feel even if you attend, decreasing the quality of your workout—especially if you are not recovering well with adequate sleep. There isn’t one major organ or process in the body that isn’t enhanced by sleep, or impaired without enough of it. (Get at least 8 hours to help both regulate your stress and improve your workouts.) Stress can cause muscle tension, increasing risk of injury and slowing tissue repair—which leads to longer recovery times. Stress makes it harder to lose weight and can increase food cravings. Those extra pounds don’t help us move well.

But despite these facts, I can think there is one way that stress can help get you moving.

It’s this: Notice how bad feeling stressed out feels. Rather than repeatedly numbing out, or working harder and longer in futile attempts to escape it (do you ever really catch up on everything?), notice how you feel. It’s terrible. It’s unhealthy. It turns us into not-so-nice people, crabby and irritable with others. Our performance in everything declines. And our coping strategies of snacking, sleeping less, and sedentary “resting” just make it worse.

And then realize that you have a choice. There is something you can do. It won’t feel good at first. You will be tired and sore and you might sweat a lot. But if you don’t want to be stressed, working out (or any physical activity) WILL help you. This isn’t my opinion. Its science.

So, the question is, are you willing to choose some discomfort in service of decreasing your stress and getting healthier? Stress can motivate your workout if you realize that working out is one of the most effective ways to reduce stress, and then engage exercise with your whole heart and mind to beat it.

About Eddie O’Connor

Dr. Eddie O’Connor is a Clinical and Sport Psychologist at Mary Free Bed Sports Rehabilitation in Grand Rapids, MI. He is a Fellow and Certified Mental Performance Consultant through the Association forApplied Sport Psychology—the largest organization for sport psychology consultants and professionals.  

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At Home Workouts from DanceBody

Getting to the gym is the hardest part of working out, so why not workout in the comfort of your own home?

According to a recent survey, streaming workouts is the #1 trend for 2019. Learn tips from celebrity trainer, Katia Pryce of DanceBody and DanceBody@Home below!

10 curated home workout moves from DanceBody:

  1.       “Hit the Hook” – kneeling on all fours, holding a 2-3lb weight in one hand, weave the weighted arm under the opposite arm, hold there, and bicep curl so that you feel it in the “hook” near your armpit. 30 reps.
  2.       “Take a Bow” – Standing upright, feet together, step one leg behind the opposite leg into a deep “curtsy” position lunge – hold it there – pulse 3x – and come back to standing. 20 reps.
  3.       “Organic Waist Trainer” – laying on the side of body, prop yourself up on your elbow. Bring top leg bent up to chest as you twist your top arm behind your body, then reverse the movement by pressing the leg behind your body straight and reaching your arm straight out in front. 30 reps.

Holding light weights (2-3lbs) one in each hand, hold your arms wide to your sides, extended away from the body, elbows bent making a “W” shape, allow your upper body to tilt side to side. Take a resistance band under both feet, wrap the ends around your hands so that the band is tight. Bring both arms up in front of your face, palms facing you. Reach one arm up at a time slightly, keeping your arms bent, moving your torso toward the arm that’s in motion.

  1.       “No Mat, No Problem” – Start with both arms up – simultaneously bring one knee up and bring both elbows down to meet your knee, then return to start! Do this 10x + then pulse in the “crunch” position 10x think about bringing your elbows and knee together. Repeat to the left.
  2.      “Golden Ratio” –  Holding 2-3lb weights in each hand, tilt your body to a 45 degree angle from the hips, hold the elbows at 90 degrees flip up the right side, then the left side, then both together 20 sets
  3.       “Butt Botox” – Kneeling on all fours, cross your ankles, and lift your leg bent straight up using the muscles on the side of your butt only – keep your abs tight! 40 reps
  4.   “Va Va Voom Abs” – laying on your back in supine position, hands behind your head, feet on floor, knees. Crunch up as you extend your legs straight to the ceiling (point your toes please). 50 reps
  5.       ”Solid Gold” – holding a 2-3lb weight in each hand if you have it (you can do without!) hold arms to side with elbows bend, palms facing up. Rotate and twist out to the sides at the same time to turn palm down towards floor. 30 reps
  6.      “Take a Seat” – This little muscle can make your leg look toned quickly! All you need is the right pressure. Holding onto a chair, stand on one leg, and raise and lower on the ball of your foot 50x each leg.
  7.    “Get on the Floor” – Look, the lower abs are notoriously hard to define, but on the flipside, the upper abs are easier to tone up for crop top season. Laying on your back, legs stretched out in a wide V position, hands stretched long behind you, circle your arms around to crunch forward (pretend you’re holding a ball) and pick up your upper body into a crunch. 20x Right / 20x Left.

GGG x Canelo Workout

By Reid Urban x Anthony Sovinsky x Vaughn Lowery

Gennady Golovkin, known to many as “GGG”, is getting ready for his sequel fight against Canelo.

On Sunday, August 26, Golovkin held an open workout at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles, where fans and the media could get an up-close view of GGG as he trains. It was also a chance to see what fans can expect for the fight.

Years ago, GGG believed he was the best fighter and that he could knock out everybody that comes into the ring with him. These days, he’s not sure whether he’s number 2 or number 3 behind Floyd Mayweather. Right now, however, he’s focused on being in the ring with Canelo.

Going into this fight, GGG has won all 37 of his previous fights, including 32 by knockout.

Meanwhile, for Canelo, he found himself in hot water for his failed drug tests that postponed his rematch with GGG. Now that the fight is on, he said there was no attempt to gain an unfair advantage over Golovkin for the sequel. He even admitted that GGG’s accusations for his intentional cheating got under his skin. He’s been channeling that energy into his training, hence his extreme intensity and speed during the workout.

Cannel hopes to make a statement over GGG and will be looking for the opportunity to end the fight as soon as possible. It remains to be seen how he’ll do that and be able to gain the advantage.

Last year, Golovkin teamed up with The Chivas Fight Club, an initiative launched to inspire the fighting spirit within individuals all across the country. It’s much like the spirit of GGG, who continues to #FightForIt as he gears up to face Canelo again next month on September 15.

The live broadcast of “Canelo vs. GGG 2,” presented by Golden Boy Promotions, GGG Promotions and Fathom Events, is set for Sept. 15, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. ET/ 7:00 p.m. CT/ 6:00 p.m. MT/ 5:00 p.m. PT/ 4:00 p.m. AK / 3:00 p.m. HI.  Tickets can be purchased online at www.fathomevents.com/events/canelo-vs-golovkin or at participating theater box offices.

“Canelo vs. GGG 2” will be shown in the following cinemas on Sept. 15:
Regal Regal Alhambra Renaissance 14 1 E. Main Street Alhambra CA 91801
Regal Regal Aliso Viejo Stadium 20 26701 Aliso Creek Road Aliso Viejo CA 92656
Cinemark Cinemark Jess Ranch 18935 Bear Valley Road Apple Valley CA 92308
AMC AMC Santa Anita 16 400 South Baldwin Avenue, Suite 940-U Arcadia CA 91007
Regal Regal Brea Stadium 10 West 255 W. Birch Street Brea CA 92821
AMC AMC Burbank 16 125 E. Palm Avenue Burbank CA 91502
Cinemark Southbay Pavilions 20700 Avalon Blvd Suite 285 Carson CA 90746
AMC AMC Puente Hills 20 1560 S Azusa Avenue City of Industry CA 91748-1603
Cinemark Cinemark Promenade 14 8840 Apollo Way Downey CA 90242
Regal Regal Foothill Towne Center 22 26602 Towne Center Drive Foothill Ranch CA 92610
Cinemark Huntington Beach 20 7777 Edinger Avenue Huntington Beach CA 92647
Regal Regal Irvine Spectrum 21 500 Spectrum Center Drive Irvine CA 92618
Cinemark Cinemark 22 Lancaster 2600 West Avenue I Lancaster CA 93534
Cinemark Cinemark 14 Long Beach 99 South Pine Avenue Long Beach CA 90802
Regal Regal Long Beach Stadium 26 7501 Carson Boulevard Long Beach CA 90808
Cinemark Playa Vista 9 12746 West Jefferson Blvd, Bldg 3 Los Angeles CA 90094
Cinemark Baldwin Hills 15 4020 Marlton Avenue Los Angeles CA 90008
Cinemark Cinemark 18 and XD Los Angeles 6081 Center Drive Los Angeles CA 90045
LA Live LA Live 14 1000 West Olympic Boulevard Los Angeles CA 90015
Regal Regal Big Newport 6 300 Newport Center Drive East Newport Beach CA 92660
Cinemark North Hollywood 8 12827 Victory Boulevard North Hollywood CA 91606
AMC AMC Norwalk 20 12300 E. Civic Center Dr Norwalk CA 90650-3171
Regal Regal Ontario Palace 22 4900 E. 4th Ontario CA 91764
AMC AMC Orange 30 w/IMAX 20 City Boulevard West, Suite 1 Orange CA 92868
Cinemark Orange Stadium Promenade 25 1701 W. Katella Avenue Orange CA 92868
Cinemark Century River Park 16 2766 Seaglass Way Oxnard CA 93036
Cinemark Antelope Valley Mall 1475 W. Avenue P Palmdale CA 93551
AMC AMC Southbay Galleria 16 1815 Hawthorne Boulevard, Suite 368 Redondo Beach CA 90278
AMC AMC Tyler Galleria 16 3775 Tyler Avenue Riverside CA 92503
Regal Regal South Gate Stadium 20 8630 Garfield Avenue South Gate CA 90280
Regal Regal Temecula Stadium 15 40750 Winchester Road Temecula CA 92591
AMC AMC Rolling Hills 20 2591 Airport Drive Torrance CA 90505-6137
AMC AMC Del Amo 18 3525 W. Carson Street, Space 73 Torrance CA 90503-5701
AMC AMC Citywalk 18 with IMAX 100 Universal City Plaza Universal City CA 91608
Regal Regal Valencia Stadium 12 24435 Town Center Drive Valencia CA 91355
Cinemark Victor Valley Mall 14470 Bear Valley Road Victorville CA 92392
AMC AMC Covina 17 1414 N Azusa Avenue West Covina CA 91723-1251
Regal Regal West Covina Stadium 18 1200 Lakes Drive West Covina CA 91790
AMC AMC Promenade 16 21801 Oxnard Street Woodland Hills CA 91367-3620

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UFC GYM® Set To Open Fourth Hawaiian Location

UFC GYM®, the rapidly expanding fitness franchise that creates training programs for all levels inspired by the training regimens of world-class UFC® athletes, today announced the opening of its fourth location on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. In partnership with UFC Hall of Famer BJ Penn, this location in Kailua will provide members with a brand new, 20,000 square foot, full-service premium training facility that will include high quality equipment and amenities, including a Kids Club.

“We’ve experienced an amazing response from our membership community following the opening of our first three gyms and we couldn’t be more excited to open this new location in Kailua,” UFC President Adam Sedlack said. “Kailua has long been a priority location for our continued expansion throughout the Hawaiian Islands, and one of our key initiatives is to continuously provide our Train Different® philosophy throughout this incredible community.”

Since debuting in 2009, UFC GYM has opened more than 150 locations throughout the United States, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, India, Ireland, Mexico, Oman, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Vietnam, the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates.

“I was born in Kailua Town and am proud to bring UFC GYM back to my hometown,” UFC Hall of Famer and UFC GYM franchisee BJ Penn said. “I’m really excited to connect with our Kailua community and allow families to train together, just as my family did growing up.”

Located in the Lau Hala Shops (573 Kailua Road), this new franchise will be the largest and most innovative fitness facility in Kailua. Featuring a large group fitness studio, boxing and kickboxing conditioning area, MMA and youth fitness classes, state-of-the-art equipment, full amenity locker rooms, a Kids Club and more, this location will have something for everyone. UFC GYM is also currently offering ‘Founding Member’ special rates for the first 500 prospective members who enroll. New members that enroll will automatically be entered to win a trip for two to Las Vegas, Nevada, home of UFC.

“For many local residents in Kailua, staying fit is part of their lifestyle,” said Lance Parker, Chief Real Estate Officer for Alexander & Baldwin, which owns Lau Hala Shops. “UFC GYM’s top-notch equipment, training programs, and services will help meet that need, so we expect they will fit in well with the community.”

UFC GYM programming has been developed through exclusive access to the training regimens of internationally-acclaimed UFC athletes, providing members access to a variety of energized group classes, world-class private coaching and an engaging, family friendly community of fitness enthusiasts who love to train different.