UFC Gym Announces Hawaii Plans with BJ Penn

UFC® GYM™   TO OPEN SIGNATURE BJ PENN FITNESS FACILITY IN HAWAII
 
Lafayette, California (USA) –UFC® Gym™ announced today that it will partner with UFC superstar and former two-division champion BJ Penn to establish a signature BJ Penn fitness facility in the fighter’s home state of Hawaii. The facility, which will begin enrolling members in Summer 2011, is set to open for workouts in January 2012, and will be located in the Kamehameha Schools Kaka‘ako neighborhood, at the former Pipeline Café on Pohukaina Street in Honolulu.

Integrating mixed martial arts, innovative fitness training, nutrition, and youth programming, the 37,000 square-foot facility is expected to raise the bar for fitness in Honolulu. UFC Gym Hawaii will feature cutting-edge training techniques inspired by BJ Penn, including  MMA classes, muay thai and jiu-jitsu, progressive group fitness, UFC Kids' Gym youth training and the Daily Ultimate Training Series.

Much like the three successful UFC Gym locations currently operating in California, UFC Gym members in Honolulu will enjoy a variety of amenities, including the signature Arm Bar Café which will feature some of BJ’s favorite foods, a UFC Gym Store for the latest in apparel, and full amenity locker rooms complete with dry saunas. Other features include functional training areas, group fitness rooms and the famed UFC Octagon®.

“BJ Penn is one of the biggest superstars in the UFC, a future Hall of Famer, and an icon in his home state of Hawaii,” UFC President Dana White said. “We’re excited to open a signature UFC GYM with BJ and expect it to become the ultimate fitness destination in Honolulu.”
 
“I’m very excited to be part of this tremendous opportunity,” the 32-year-old Penn, a native of Hilo, said. “I look forward to working with the UFC and UFC Gym to make this a huge success. It will be such an honor to have a UFC Gym with my name, especially in my homeland of Hawaii.”

In addition to becoming an instant destination for fitness enthusiasts in Honolulu, the lease to UFC Gym marks another milestone for the local community. Officials from Kaiaulu o Kaka‘ako, Kamehameha’s 29-acre master planned community in Kaka‘ako, envision a healthy and sustainable community and are excited to have a UFC Gym as a cornerstone.

“UFC Gym will be a perfect addition to the master plan for our community” said Christian O’Connor, Kamehameha Schools’ senior asset manager. “A true neighborhood includes a variety of housing integrated with retail, restaurants and gathering places. A high-energy fitness center, such as UFC Gym, is the kind of establishment that creates a sense of community.”

UFC Gym’s enrollment center will be opening in the old Cutter lot on Ala Moana Boulevard in early summer 2011.  Anyone interested in the ultimate fitness experience, which combines a conventional gym with mixed martial arts training for families, and people of all ages and fitness levels, may visit www.ufcgymbjpennhawaii.com.

Watch Past Fights

Médias

Récent
Le mi-moyen Matt Brown affrontera Robbie Lawler à l'UFC Fight Night à San Jose au cours d'un combat épique où sera disputé un laisser-passer pour affronter le champion des poids mi-moyens de l'UFC, Johny Hendricks.
22 juil. 2014
Le poids léger Daron Cruickshank parle de fantômes, de sa vie de meneur de claque et de son rapport avec la plupart des sports. Voyez "The Detroit Superstar" affronter le No. 14 Jorge Masvidal à l'événement Fight Night : Lawler vs Brown.
22 juil. 2014
Josh Thomson a ébranlé Nate Diaz d'un coup de pied à la tête avant de le finir par une kyrielle de coups de poing et coups de marteau pour ainsi remporter la victoire par KO. Voyez maintenant Thomson affronter Bobby Green à l'UFC Fight Night San Jose.
22 juil. 2014
Le poids mi-moyens "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler a tout donné contre le vétéran de l'UFC, Bobby Voelker, et a remporté sa 18ème victoire par KO en carrière. Ne manquez pas l'UFC Fight Night San Jose afin de voir Lawler affronter Matt Brown.
21 juil. 2014