If you watch the UFC, you’ve heard of MMA Lab. This Glendale facility is where former UFC champion Benson Henderson trains, as do a variety of other pro fighters. In addition to having an awesome fight team for amateurs and professionals, MMA Lab also has classes for people who don’t want to step into the cage.
MMA Lab offers BJJ, striking, yoga, and strength and conditioning classes for everyone. They also have a kids program. For all of the classes, the instructors are well-qualified. The instructors at this gym really know their stuff. Head BJJ instructor, John Crouch, earned his black belt from Royce Gracie. Jarret Aki is in charge of the cardio and strength and conditioning classes. With his degree in athletic training and experience training professional level athletes, he knows how to create a killer workout.
“I have been at the Lab for almost 6 years and everyone there is like family. Great people, instruction, and atmosphere. We are taught in a “new ego” manner and encouraged to seek knowledge from everyone that walks in the door. Simple methods for real world application and effectiveness. I am totally biased, but some of the best people I have ever been around.” -James Harper, 5-stars on Facebook
“They are super friendly with a twist of grit. You feel like a winner every time you walk in the door. If you want to be pushed to your limits?… GO MMA!! They give you the tools but it’s up to you to use them.” -Bastian Knight, 5-stars on Facebook
““Spent one year in BJJ with John Crouch, great coach and he really has a gift when it comes to the application of hand to hand combat.” -Tim C., 5-stars on Yelp
If you’re looking for a gym with tons of members, an awesome facility, and professional and experienced instructors, look no further than MMA Lab.