5 Reasons To Train MMA

When it comes to fitness, MMA is probably the most kick-ass workout there is. There’s no doubt that MMA fighters are amongst the fittest people on the planet.

MMA training is an amazing way to improve your physical and mental wellbeing.


They have it all – great cardio, awesome strength, discipline, and incredible flexibility and movement. If you’re looking for a workout that transforms you both inside and out then MMA is the right choice for you.


Need some convincing? Here’s our top reasons to give MMA a try:


1. MMA training teaches self-defence skills, which builds confidence and self-assurance.

MMA builds confidence and strength. Knowing self-defence techniques will definitely give you a boost in your morale. Self-defence is a valuable life skill that is incredibly empowering. When you know how to defend yourself, you get self-assurance and confidence to take on any challenge that life may throw your way.



2. MMA training builds total body strength, reduces body fat and gets fighters in tip-top shape.

MMA workouts are fat-blasters because high intensity interval training burns body fat for up to 18 hours after the workout is done. MMA takes different fighting disciplines — Muaythai, Boxing, Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling — and combines them into an unpredictable combat system that gets you into the best shape of your life. No part of your body will be neglected during a MMA workout, meaning you’ll be stronger across the board. Cross-training is effective because it engages muscles that you never even knew you had and prevents any weaknesses from appearing.

Coach Stuart and Coach Rodolfo working together preparing for a fight.


3. MMA training teaches fighters discipline.

MMA training teaches its practitioners to grow both physically and mentally in a non-combat environment. MMA fighters are very balanced and disciplined people with a great philosophy towards life. That’s because MMA teaches discipline of the body and mind. You’ll learn how to eat right, sleep right, and train right.



4. MMA training helps to release stress.

Everyone accumulates stress from everyday life and MMA training is an excellent way to blow off some steam. Mentally, you’ll learn how to have emotional control in stressful situations, which will help you become more calm and level-headed in real life situations as well.

Competition is just another aspect of MMA training. Most people train purely for fitness and fun.


5. MMA training makes you part of a close-knit community.

At Westside our members are part of a close knit community where everyone knows each other’s name. Small group training creates bonds with other fighters and you’ll find real team spirit here that’s difficult to find in a regular gym. Another plus: training in small groups improves your performance because your mates will hold you accountable for the sessions you’ve missed!


We’re absolutely certain that you’ll love training at Westside MMA. Get your 30 Day Pass and try our classes for yourself!

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