UFC Gym LogoThe UFC is continuing to grow its UFC Gym brand, adding a new gym location in Southern California, specifically in Torrance.

The gym opening is tentatively scheduled for early 2012, but UFC Gym representatives tell MMAWeekly.com that a grand opening could be planned as early as the end of 2011.

“We’re excited to break ground on another UFC Gym location in Torrance, Calif.,” UFC president Dana White said in a press release. “When we started UFC Gyms, our goal was to raise the bar in the fitness industry. That’s exactly what we’re going to do in Torrance. We’re going to give residents there an amazing lifestyle experience.”

Much like its sister facilities in Concord, Rosemead, and Corona, the 40,000 square-foot Torrance UFC Gym location will feature programs in mixed martial arts, Muay Thai, jiu-jitsu, and self-defense classes.  Exclusive UFC Gym programs, such as UFC Gym Kids Fitness, Octagon Training Disciplines, and High-Octane Conditioning will be featured in the facility, as well as a full-sized UFC Octagon.

“The results people are achieving at UFC Gym are remarkable,” UFC Gym senior vice president Adam Sedlack said. “We look forward to providing members of the Torrance community an opportunity to ‘train different’ and change their lives, incorporating something for everyone. From the young adult to the working professional, and everyone in between, UFC Gym provides unique training regimes for all ages and fitness levels.”

The opening of the Torrance facility will come close to the opening of another UFC Gym in Hawaii.  As MMAWeekly.com first reported, B.J. Penn will partner with the gym brand and open the Honolulu facility in early to mid 2012.

“Now, it’s going to be the B.J. Penn-UFC Gym.  I’m very excited,” Penn recently told MMAWeekly.com.  “I got my name on a building in Waikiki.  I’m happy.”

There are no planned partnerships between the Torrance gym and UFC fighters, according to UFC gym representatives.

Last year, the UFC Gym location in Rosemead made efforts to reach out to the community and offer unique programs in which children participated in character and confidence-building activities through field trips, assemblies, and free passes to the gym.  It is anticipated that the Torrance location will continue in this community building tradition.

Torrance is also home to another gym famous to MMA, the Gracie Academy, which is headed by world famous jiu-jitsu practitioner Rorion Gracie.

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