Athens Fitness and Mixed Martial Arts

guerillatrianglev2Athens Fitness and MMA (home of the world renowned The HardCore Gym) is the premier martial arts, self defense, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and fitness academy in Georgia. We specialize in teaching children and adults of all ages at our safe, friendly, and family owned business. We have been helping people lose weight, get in shape, learn to protect themselves, EARN Black Belts, and become World Champions for over 15 years. Owners Adam and Rory Singer have over 50 years of martial arts experience between them. Additionally, AF&MMA is the only school in Athens with three Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belts recognized by the world renowned Team Roberto Traven and has the most extensively trained and qualified staff in all of Georgia.

Over the years The HardCore Gym has grown a reputation for creating some of top Mixed Martial Artists in the world. What you may not know is we also helped one student, a software developer, lose 100 pounds in just 10 months. On any given night you will find business owners, lawyers, nurses, doctors, graduate/doctoral students, scientists, and engineers getting the best workout in Athens while learning practical self defense skills.

If you come by a little earlier in the evening you will see boys and girls having the time of their lives in our one-of-a-kind Bully Buster Explorers program. Stay for a little bit and watch our Junior Leadership Team and Submission Samurai kids as they develop into future leaders and role models in the community at large. Take note of the joy in their faces as they earn new stripes and belts on their way to becoming BJJ Black Belts like the coaches who instruct them. In addition to gaining self defense skills and improved confidence they will learn necessary life skills in our Junior Bushido© program.

Maybe you would like to try one of our Women Only Fit U BootCamp classes. These classes were designed to help women of all fitness levels achieve the healthy and fit body they always wanted. Receive daily fitness tips while on your way to becoming the best version of YOU. Whether you need to lose weight, tone up, build some lean muscle, or just maintain your present level of exercise this program will definitely Fit U.

Call TODAY, 706-850-8444, to set up your FREE Private Lesson and see how you can become part of the #1 Gym in Georgia (we have the awards to prove it). Please visit us at AthensFitnessAndMma.Com

“Hey Coach Rory!
I’ve been meaning to write this for a while now, I have to say you probably have one of the best gyms as far dedication, attentiveness, and camaraderie I have ever known. Call this taboo, but I also attend a 24-hour gym in Commerce, a wellness center if you will, that is a benefit through my mom’s job. The receptionists and employees, except for maybe one, are oblivious to whom is attending their gym and care not at all if they are not in the gym for a while. Your gym, even though I do sometimes dread working out, never makes me want to just stop and leave because of unfriendly and inattentive attitudes from those who work there.

You have a tremendous coaching staff. I have gone up to several different coaches with random questions and they will either happily answer my question, politely ask me to Facebook it if they’re busy, or tell me they will research/ask someone who will know a better answer. In all honesty, we all have days where we don’t feel as if we will ever get anywhere in fitness, the plateau effect if you will, but it NEVER fails, I feel no regret driving out of my way 30 minutes to workout with your team of coaches. Even with the dissatisfying gas prices, I would much rather drive out to Athens rather than the 5 minute drive to a gym where I feel I don’t belong.

In short I am extremely happy that I found you guys and plan to be a long-term member. You’ve done a great job.”
Chelsey F.

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