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UFC Gym in Dallas Opens Under Fitness Guru Manny Hernando ~ Explosive Gym Workouts Inspired by UFC Athletes

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) April 16, 2015

UFC Gym® in Dallas will open its doors for business on May 2nd, 2015 under the management of Manny Hernando, a household name when it comes to fitness in Dallas.

The gym combines the world of mixed martial arts (MMA) and fitness in an explosive workout environment. The cutting-edge training techniques are inspired by UFC athletes and provides members with everything needed for the entire family to sweat, move, live and TRAIN DIFFERENT®.

Before joining UFC Gym, located in White Rock, Hernando had been the general manager of Maple Ave Boxing Gym since 2009. Manny has over 18 years’ experience in personal training and group fitness and currently trains professional boxers, triathletes, marathon runners, professional hockey players, MMA fighters and other professional athletes. He was the former Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for the Dallas Stars Hockey Team (2004-2009), Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Iowa Stars (2005-2007) and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas and a Masters degree from SMU.

He is a certified NSCA-Certified Strength and Conditions Specialist (CSCS), NASM-Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), Group Fitness certifications from Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), American Council on Exercise (ACE) and holds Level II Coaching and Training from USA Boxing. Additionally he is certified in TRX Suspension Trainer Level 1, Schwinn Cycle Trainer, Yoga – Yoga Fit (ACE), and has his CPR/AED Certification. Manny is also a Nike NTC Trainer and Brand Ambassador for the Dallas Metroplex.

UFC Gym Dallas joins more than 100 UFC GYM clubs and 100,000 members worldwide. The 13,000 Sq. Ft. facility features a 24 foot Octagon, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, bag area, top-of-the-line strength training and cardio machines, battling ropes, agility ladders, 25 yard indoor training turf, weighted sled, rolling monkey bars and other functional training equipment for dynamic workouts.

UFC Gym® will provide workouts for all levels — from stay-at-home moms, to fitness fanatics, to big-time brawlers who can keep pace with MMA champs — under the careful guidance of Hernando, former Dallas Stars Strength and Conditioning Coordinator. You can expect to burn 800-1,000 calories in a 60-minute class.

“This gym is meant to provide fitness training for both the beginner and the ultimate athlete,” said Jeff Matthews, UFC Gym White Rock owner. “I wanted to give the White Rock and surrounding communities something different and special. We are a family at this gym and you feel it the moment you walk in the door.” Matthews goes on to say, “I’m also the owner of the gym in Flower Mound and I’m seeing both athletes and beginners get true results. Our gym is different and our members are going through transformations, learning powerful techniques and re-defining how fitness and training should be experienced.”

UFC GYM located at 7324 Gaston Ave Ste. 300 Dallas, TX 75214 will replace the former YMCA near White Rock Lake.

UFC GYM membership includes unlimited access to UFC Gym’s signature classes such as Daily Ultimate Training (DUT), MMA, MATRX, and Kickboxing. There are also youth fitness classes and mixed martial arts including Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to name a few.

For more information about UFC GYM Dallas, visit http://www.ufcgym.com/WhiteRock.

Like us at https://www.facebook.com/UFCGYMWhiteRock or call (469) 729-8940. Hernando can be emailed at whiterockgm(at)ufcgym(dot)com.







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DeMatha Catholic Is the First High School Baseball Team to Use The Right Profile’s TAP 360 Pro-Level Mindset Assessment Tools to Better Develop Its Athletes


Hyattsville, MD (PRWEB) March 19, 2015

Although the Troutwine Athletic Profile (TAP) has been used by NFL, MLB and NBA teams for decades to better evaluate, coach and develop their athletes, it was not offered to college and high school athletic programs until late 2014. Many pro teams, including the Kansas City Royals, Washington Nationals and the New England Patriots, use the TAP as an integral part of their organization’s talent pipeline, development and mental conditioning programs. The Right Profile recently interviewed DeMatha Catholic high school’s head baseball coach, Sean O’Connor, about being the first high school baseball coach nationally to use the TAP in its athlete development program.

At the heart of the interview lies the main question for any prep-sport baseball fan – with a proven track record like that of DeMatha Catholic and a personal coaching resume that has earned Coach O’Connor an upcoming induction into the Baltimore Boys of Summer Hall of Fame later this spring, why add a pro-level system like TAP 360 to their program? Coach O’Connor was direct. “As I coach, I need to figure out what makes a player tick, what makes a player move on, and what is a great characteristic of an athlete and of an alumnus, that’s what sold me on the whole process.” Even though the coach says he knows these kids really well, he confessed that “the TAP takes it to a completely different level.”

Coach O’Connor has had all of his players take the TAP and is planning to use the TAP 360 reports to enhance player development and communications with his athletes. “If we have the tool to identify (player weakness and development opportunities) and help them, we are going to make them better citizens, better people, and better athletes.” That holistic approach extends to basic communications and trust. “If the players have a trust factor and we have a trust factor, we can be very successful.”

The full text of the interview is available on The Right Profile’s press and media page.

About The Right Profile

The Right Profile’s TAP 360 System is an athlete development & coaching system for the mental game. It is based on the Troutwine Athletic Profile (TAP) taken by nearly 20,000 elite athletes. The TAP 360 System is used by teams in the NFL®, MLB® & NBA® to evaluate and develop professional athletes, and there are specialized TAP 360 versions for collegiate, high school and club athletic teams. The goal of the TAP 360 system is to help athletes develop a champion’s mindset. The system also includes athlete development reports and suggested exercises and activities to improve an athlete’s mental game. For more information, visit athletetypes.com. To take the TAP assessment, visit TakeTheTAP.com. TAP 360 is product of The Right Profile.

About DeMatha Catholic High School Baseball

DeMatha Catholic high school’s baseball team continues its tradition of excellence. The team and its individual athletes have achieved the following accomplishments, among many other:

● 10 Washington Catholic Athletic Conference Championship Titles

● 19 Players in Major League Amateur Draft

● Major League Baseball Player : Steve Farr, Brett Cecil

● 3 Alumni Currently Playing Pro Ball: Brett Cecil, Connor Oliver, and Mike Perez

● 21 Alumni Currently Playing College Baseball







Craig Koniver MD Introduces Innovative IV Nutrient Therapy for Athletes

Charleston, SC (PRWEB) March 18, 2015

The ultimate challenge for consumers is to find real health information. Stories and articles are shared every day regarding nutrition, diets, and supplements. These “factual” stories change every day (one day eating fats is in, the next day it’s out) and it is hard for the consumer to decide which is correct. This is particularly true for athletes of all types: from weekend warriors to professional athletes as the quest to understand how to optimize health and performance is daunting.

This quest is what motivates, Craig Koniver MD, an Organic Medicine Specialist, who sticks to science and common sense. While many see “medicine” or “fad diet” options as the solution to their problems, Dr. Koniver instead truly helps patients, including athletes, optimize their health and performance through natural means.

But finally, after fifteen years of working on several different natural health modalities, Dr. Koniver has created one that makes people feel different, better, more alive….immediately. The results truly showcase how one can optimize their health and performance naturally.

Dr. Koniver, whose practice is based in Charleston, SC, has recently launched FastVitaminIV™, an innovative Intravenous (IV) Nutrient Therapy initially designed for athletes to optimize their performance and health. FastVitaminIV™ allows athletes to receive the critical nutrients needed to fuel their muscles, cells and brain in a matter of minutes. FastVitaminIV™ programs are currently being developed for ‘non-athletes’ as well who can benefit from Dr. Koniver’s innovative means of IV Nutrient Therapy.

“IV Nutrient Therapy is the only direct method of getting vitamins, amino acids, minerals and other nutrients into the bloodstream quickly,” stated Dr. Koniver. “It takes no work on the part of the digestive system which is crucial as it is estimated that over 83% of the nutrients taken by mouth never get absorbed.”

Now, for the first time, athletes of any level can get all of those essential nutrients quickly, efficiently and without any concern of contaminating substances. Without these nutrients, it becomes very difficult for athletes to perform at their highest level. The result is that “extra edge” that so many athletes are looking for.

“Beyond all of the necessary exercise and practice it takes an athlete to train his or her body to compete, the muscles and cells absolutely require certain key nutrients to work at the highest efficiency,” added Dr. Koniver.

Each FastVitaminIV™ contains only sterile nutrients, is PED-free and takes three minutes to administer. FastVitaminIVs™ are administered as a “push” because speed is crucial when it comes to nutrients entering into one’s system. The faster they enter, the more immediate and longer lasting results occur. This is a breakthrough in health performance.

The benefits include being more focused, feeling more energetic, greater ability to lose weight, optimal athletic workouts, higher levels of endurance, improved memory to name a few.

Dr. Koniver recently traveled to Los Angeles to introduce the new FastVitaminIV™ to a select number of Olympic and Professional Athletic Trainers and other fitness enthusiasts. There are currently FastVitaminIV™ programs being created for both collegiate and professional sports teams with the goal to help individual athletes and teams compete at the highest level.

“It is exciting to see athletes really being able to be true peak performers by utilizing FastVitaminIV™ and helping them achieve these very high levels of success is gratifying,” added Dr. Koniver.

For more information on Dr. Koniver and his FastVitaminIV™ program, please visit http://www.FastVitaminIV.com.







National Nutrition Month


Austin, Texas (PRWEB) March 05, 2015

March is National Nutrition Month®, an annual nutrition education and information campaign sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The 2015 theme is “Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle,” which promotes the consumption of fewer calories, informed food decisions, and daily exercise for achieving and maintaining a healthy weight, reducing risks of chronic diseases and promoting overall wellness.

Whether a person is new to physical fitness activities or a pro, nutrition can seem complicated. Many nutritionists create intense and detailed food regimens for their clients, but a solid nutrition program can be simple and still very beneficial. For those wanting the most from a diet and fitness routine, the following tips may help:

1.    Daily balanced diet. For consistent performance at the gym or with a sport, the body needs a regular supply of quality energy for the muscles. A few daily essentials for meeting the body’s needs include: a balanced breakfast; carbohydrates for fuel; and proteins and fats appropriate for a person’s individual body-type and fitness goals.

2.    Day of the workout. For those tackling a workout first thing in the morning, be sure to have a light breakfast like fruit, toast, and/or an egg. For those who workout in the evenings, have a lunch that easily digestible but includes complex carbs. Pasta, fruits, vegetables or a salad with lean meat (chicken or fish) are good examples.

3.    Immediately prior to workout. About 30 minutes before an intense workout, eat a light to moderate snack and drink some water. The amount of food a person should ingest depends on the length and intensity of their upcoming workout. Longer, harder activities may require the individual to eat an energy bar or large banana.

4.    During workout. Necessary hydration varies from person to person, but a good rule of thumb is to intake 8 to 10 fl oz of water every 15 minutes while exercising. For those working out longer than 90 minutes, carbohydrates will likely need to be replenished as well, making a sports drink more of an ideal choice.

5.    Post-workout hydration. After a workout, water needs to be replaced in the body according to how much a person has sweated. The more perspiration, the more hydration required. To be absolutely precise, check body weight before and after the physical activity. For every pound decrease, a person should drink about 3 cups of water.

6.    Post-workout food. Glycogen stores should be replenished within two hours after an intense workout. Research shows that a 4-to-1 ratio of carbs to proteins is the ideal post-workout nutrition combination. The nourishment can come in the form of solid food, a liquid shake, or a combination of the two.

Medicine in Motion (MIM) specializes in providing top quality sports medicine in Austin, Texas, for athletic individuals of all ages and levels. The staff at MIM believes active bodies are healthy bodies, therefore it is the office’s goal to keep patients energetic and fit. To that end, MIM provides treatment of injuries and illnesses, including the use of physical rehabilitation; promotes healthy living with personal training and nutrition coaching; and offers comprehensive sports medicine evaluations to optimize health, activity level and sports performance. For more information or for questions regarding sports medicine in Austin, contact Medicine in Motion at 512-257-2500 or visit the website at http://www.medinmotion.com.







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