MMA News

Tuesday, 08/14/2012, 01:15 pm


UFC GYM, the ultimate fitness destination that goes beyond the traditional workout, will celebrate the official grand opening of its much anticipated first signature club, UFC GYM BJ PENN. The gym whose ‘Train Different’ philosophy has already made waves on the mainland with multiple locations in CA, will host a grand opening event on Saturday, August 18th. BJ Penn, a Hawaii-native and two-division UFC champion, will be on-site to kick things off as the brand looks to shake up the Hawaii fitness scene by combining the best of traditional fitness with the innovation of mixed martial arts.

“The future of fitness is right here, right now. There is nothing better than walking through the gym and hearing firsthand how our members have embraced the ‘Train Different’ approach to working out,” said BJ Penn. “I’m very proud to host this grand opening, and would like to personally invite the entire community to join myself and some of my UFC friends at the Expo and experience the club.”

In addition to gym partner, BJ Penn, UFC GYM is privileged to have appearances from Chuck Liddell, Anthony Pettis, Mark Munoz, Brendan Schaub, and other special guests, including Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie, who will be administering a blessing on-site. These respected individuals and elite fighters will join together to help celebrate the grand opening in ultimate style. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., members and guests will also have the opportunity to meet the athletes, tour the facility, and mingle with fellow members and Kaka’ako residents.

“Since first opening our doors in May, we’ve had an outpouring of support and excitement from members that recognize the talent and expertise of our staff. They understand that when it comes to elite programming and a “Train Different” approach to fitness, no other club can compete with the premier offerings that are the core of UFC GYM,” said Adam Sedlack, senior vice president, UFC GYM. “With the help of BJ Penn and the local community, we’ve brought a cutting edge training option to the Island, put an end to the boring days of fitness in Hawaii and look forward to future expansion.”

UFC GYM looks to raise the bar in the fitness industry with their ‘Train Different’ approach, taking them above and beyond the average gym. The array of amenities, expert coaches and diverse programming, allows members to work out like a world-class UFC athlete, but also maximize results through traditional training techniques. The club boasts extensive MMA programming such as Muay Thai, kickboxing, jiu jitsu, women’s self-defense, team-oriented Daily Ultimate Training (DUT), an expansive group fitness studio, and unconventional classes like Hot Hula and Shock Yoga. The club also offers a UFC Kids GYM, a private kids training area, offering Youth Fitness Classes, Active Fitness Gaming, Youth Mixed Martial Arts Training and Ultimate Birthday Parties, making UFC GYM BJ PENN the ultimate family fitness facility.

UFC GYM members and guests are all invited to join in the festivities, featuring activities for the whole family and delicious food, courtesy of Tin Hut BBQ, starting at 9am on August 18th. The gym is located at 805 Pohukaina St. in Honolulu. For more information and special grand opening rates, visit, or call 808-672-2655



    • GET RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

      I agree awesome and congrats to UFC and BJ penn. UFC doesn’t just put anyone’s name on their gyms. BJ PENN 100% FOR SURE UFC HALL OF FAME

  1. Xaninho says:

    Awesome sauce! I’m sure it will be a success!

  2. The mantis says:
    ^new up and coming meme, caption your today! :)

  3. Xaninho says:

    Congrats BJ! But I have to wonder who would go to a gym that is partners with someone that is 1-3-1 in his last 5 fights and is on his way to retirement?

  4. 808 says:

    No offense, but this place has McDojo written all over it. The thing about a school that makes it great are the people and the relationships you build as you train. With such a mainstream name, this place is going to attract the worst kind of people. Congested with macho tough guys who want to tell their friends that they train “UFC” and stop attending once they get a good ass woopin’ in the gym. I’m sure the facility is beyond amazing, but I’m guessing it’s going to be your typical 24hour fitness.

    Besides, I liked it better when it was called Pipeline.

    • CamNumbahONE says:

      man you hit the nail on the head , opening up a big fancy gym without an established team to be part of it is probably the worst idea ever, BJ probably is gonna try to bring his team to it but since this is gonna be a big commercial gym how in the hell would they be able to get any real fight training done??? a pro fight team needs their privacy to focus , this is kinda place is ok for kids ,women and beginners but if you want to get some real mixed martial arts training done go to a fight gym you know is legit , it doesn’t need the biggest and fanciest equipment or nothing it just needs a good experienced coaching staff and a good team atmosphere , you look into the UFC gym and everything is big and fancy but it has a feeling of sterility to it , I’m sure the trainers and coaches there are plenty qualified and nice guys ,but most of the people going in there will treat it like a business transaction not a team or a family, to them it’s just there to help them lose fat and gain muscle or look tough in front of a bunch of know nothing wannabees, It’s kind of a double edged sword for MMA that these places are opening good in one way very bad in another

  5. Bjj BB says:

    Lots of memories at pipeline cafe!

  6. Jeremy says:

    Thats what i’m Talking about BJ

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