Penn, Edgar, Liddell & Griffin To Appear At This Weekend’s ‘UFC Gym Long Island’ Grand Opening
UFC GYM invites the Long Island, N.Y. community to celebrate the grand opening of its first 24-hour full-service gym on the East Coast (2020 Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park) on Saturday, October 12, beginning at 10 a.m. ET. UFC superstars Frankie Edgar, Forrest Griffin, Chuck Liddell and BJ Penn will be in attendance for the grand opening celebration, presented by Rockin’ Wellness. UFC executives and Long Island officials will take part in the ceremonial ribbon-cutting. Members joining during the grand opening will receive special membership offers.
“The Long Island market is special and we are so thrilled to show the community how to TRAIN DIFFERENT through our fitness innovation, full amenity facility and world class team members,” said Adam Sedlack, senior vice president of UFC GYM. “This Grand Opening will be a great chance for everyone to see what the buzz is all about.”
Throughout the day, UFC GYM will host a variety of activities. UFC fighters will sign autographs inside the Octagon and participate in Q&A sessions with fans. Additionally, fitness demonstrations will take place, including UFC FIT, Muay Thai, kickboxing and Daily Ultimate Training (DUT). There will also be giveaways for fans including UFC GYM prize packages and UFC tickets for an upcoming event.
The full schedule for the grand opening is available below. Activities are free and open to the community. For more information on UFC GYMs, visit UFCgyms.com.
GRAND OPENING FULL SCHEDULE
PRESENTED BY ROCKIN’ WELLNESS
(All times ET and subject to change)
10:00 a.m. GRAND OPENING officially begins with music, food and festivities presented by Rockin’ Wellness, including UFC GYM fitness demonstrations and complimentary tours
10:15 a.m. CEREMONIAL RIBBON CUTTING featuring UFC featherweight Frankie Edgar, UFC Hall of Famers Forrest Griffin, Chuck Liddell and BJ Penn, as well as UFC GYM co-founder Jim Rowley and Long Island officials
11:00 a.m. AUTOGRAPH SIGNING with Chuck Liddell and Frankie Edgar
11:30 a.m. Q&A SESSION with BJ Penn and Forrest Griffin
1:00 p.m. UFC GYM FITNESS DEMONSTRATION
2:00 p.m. AUTOGRAPH SIGNING with BJ Penn and Forrest Griffin
2:30 p.m. Q&A SESSION with Chuck Liddell and Frankie Edgar
4:30 p.m. PRIZE RAFFLES
5:00 p.m. GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION CONCLUDES
6:00 p.m. GYM OPENS FOR WORKOUTS AND SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP RATES CONTINUE
The 37,000 square-foot gym offers a TRAIN DIFFERENT approach as an alternative to the traditional workout. The gym fuses together martial arts with cutting-edge equipment and conventional fitness. The much-anticipated 24-hour full-service gym features a 30-foot Octagon, an indoor turf area, free weights, cardio machines and the latest in strength and conditioning equipment.
Members can train like world-class UFC athletes while maximizing results by participating in UFC GYMs signature MMA inspired Ultimate Classes including Muay Thai, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, boxing, kickboxing, Daily Ultimate Training® (DUT), hot hula, shock yoga, women’s self-defense, performance cycling, POUND – Rockout Workout™ and other technique-driven fitness classes. Additional amenities include a UFC KIDS’ GYM with private training area offering youth fitness, UFC GYM store, an Arm Bar Café and video wall of twenty 50-inch TV screens, plus a member lounge with free Wi-Fi service.
The UFC GYM Long Island location will be the first 24-hour full-service gym on the East Coast and fifth UFC GYM in the state of New York. UFC GYM franchises also continues to grow following its acquisition of LA Boxing® earlier this year and is expected to expand to more than 100 open gyms in over 25 states in the U.S. by the end of the year.