How to Stay Motivated as an Athlete and a Competitor

How to Stay Motivated as an Athlete and a Competitor

By Elisabeth Clay  One thing I get asked about a lot is how I stay so motivated. Not only with my sport, but with everything. How do I always go and lift? How do I have the motivation to train 5-7 days a week? How did I stay motivated to finish high school two years...
The Benefits of Hosting Adult and Child Yoga Programs

The Benefits of Hosting Adult and Child Yoga Programs

Many of the people who frequent yoga studios are parents, aunts, uncles, and other relatives to children and teenagers. For many, their yoga practice is the time to take a break from parenting, but yoga doesn’t have to ONLY be an escape from the kids. There’s a great...
The Dos and Don’ts of Open Mats

The Dos and Don’ts of Open Mats

Open mats can be a great opportunity to roll with new partners and to visit other gyms. However, there are a few definite rules of etiquette to remember when attending an open mat at another gym. Follow these dos and don’ts for a open mat experience that’s beneficial...
Wall Pads – A Multi-Functioning Product

Wall Pads – A Multi-Functioning Product

Opening a gym is a daunting task. Once they’ve selected a location, a future gym owner’s next goal is to obtain new equipment. Mats are the obvious first selection, but wall pads, sometimes an important second, often fall by the wayside or are earmarked as a future...
Money Saving Tips for Martial Arts Facilities and Gyms

Money Saving Tips for Martial Arts Facilities and Gyms

The events of 2020 have led many businesses, especially gyms and martial arts facilities, to reevaluate their business models and budgets. Cutting expenses and putting aside money is on every gym owner’s mind. It’s not something anyone wants to do, but it may be...
Designing a Fun and Engaging Kids Martial Arts Program

Designing a Fun and Engaging Kids Martial Arts Program

Practicing martial arts has many benefits for kids, and many parents have taken advantage of children’s martial arts programs to help their little ones develop critical life skills like discipline and work ethic. These types of children’s programs are the foundation...
How to Choose the Right Location for Your MMA Gym

How to Choose the Right Location for Your MMA Gym

Opening a new MMA gym comes with a hundred different decisions. Perhaps the most important one you will make is where to open your gym. The location of your facility can be an advantage or a hinderance. How can you choose the right location for your mixed martial arts...
Don’t Make These Mistakes with Your Martial Arts Mats

Don’t Make These Mistakes with Your Martial Arts Mats

Your martial arts mats are one of the biggest financial investments you will make in your business. They’re the equipment your members depend on and use every single day.  Zebra mats have a lifetime expectancy of 15 years, and you can ensure that your mats last by...
What Does Autumn Mean for Your Martial Arts Facility?

What Does Autumn Mean for Your Martial Arts Facility?

Autumn is a favorite season for many of us. Fall means colorful leaves, cooling temperatures, and evening bonfires. As a gym owner, fall can bring other considerations. What does fall mean for your martial arts facility?  Back to School Kids going back to school is...
Have You Asked Yourself These 3 Home Gym Questions?

Have You Asked Yourself These 3 Home Gym Questions?

Covid-19 still has many martial arts gyms and facilities in a state of flux. With the virus still a large issue in many areas of the world, many athletes have found benefits in having an additional training space at home. When planning a home gym, what is it important...
Each Day, One More Bite Off the ELEPHANT!

Each Day, One More Bite Off the ELEPHANT!

By Elisabeth Clay I have established that I do not approach life like most people. The joke when I was growing up was, Lis was not happy unless trying to eat an elephant. I guess from the earliest family stories, I have always attempted to do more, do it bigger, and...
4 Uses for Landing Mats in Your Facility

4 Uses for Landing Mats in Your Facility

Landing mats, sometimes known as crash pads, are a great addition to any martial arts gym. Landing mats come in a variety of thicknesses and lengths, allowing you to choose the one that’s right for your facility.   How do you know which size landing mat is right for...
3 Tips for Keeping Your MMA Gym Clean In The Summer

3 Tips for Keeping Your MMA Gym Clean In The Summer

We all love summer. The warmth, the sun, the grass…the rain…the dirt…the mud. On second thought, all of the great things about summer can also wreak havoc on gyms and MMA/martial arts facilities. Just as winter comes with its own challenges, facility owners need to be...
Pulling the Curtain Back on Mixed Martial Arts

Pulling the Curtain Back on Mixed Martial Arts

By Kaitlin Young  Mixed Martial Arts is growing as a sport and, as it stands, there is an entire industry centered around its appeal. It’s no longer considered merely barbaric and has gained mainstream popularity. There are well-known companies sponsoring both events...
Elisabeth Clay Talks About Her Fight to Win Experience

Elisabeth Clay Talks About Her Fight to Win Experience

With most everything being closed, and Fight 2 Win being one of the only promotions running at the moment, I thought that it was valid to talk about my experience at F2W. For me, having the opportunity to fight four times already during this period of quarantine has...