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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

Like us at or call (469) 729-8940. Hernando can be emailed at whiterockgm(at)ufcgym(dot)com.

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