Testimonials 2018-02-16T10:30:00+00:00

TESTIMONIALS

“The MMA LAB has been incredible for my two daughters. At 7 and 5 years old we were looking for a place that would help them develop confidence and self-esteem while instilling the positives of self-defense. They have been enrolled in the youth BJJ classes for just over a year and the experience has been nothing short of amazing. Coach Cook has been the perfect answer. He has done wonders for my girls especially our 7-year-old who was not very confident when we started a year ago and now she beams confidence. I can’t express enough how great a job this staff does. If you are looking for a place where your kids can build confidence and thrive The MMA Lab is the answer.”
– Tim Nollan

“I’m not sure I’m even capable of verbalizing how much I sincerely love The MMA LAB, but I’ll give it my best shot. I started at the Lab about a year ago and honestly, I cannot envision a future where it doesn’t exist in my everyday life. The overall atmosphere and environment are incredibly inviting and welcoming, the staff is insanely helpful and knowledgeable, and the coaches are second to none. I could write an entire novel on that alone so I urge you to look them up and find out for yourself! The people though, they’re of a different breed. Everyone sincerely wants to help you advance whether physically or mentally, to truly be the best version of yourself. These people have quickly become my family and the Lab my second home. I strongly encourage anyone who’s ever considered, even if slightly, coming in and checking it out as soon as possible because your only regret will be that you hadn’t done it sooner!”
– Ashley “DEUBS” Deubel

“I started training at The MMA Lab in May 2017. Up until then, I was a gym rat in the traditional sense but always had a feeling that something was lacking. Working out, lifting weights or running on the treadmill was enough to keep me in shape but not enough to keep me interested. When I found The Lab, all of that changed.
Training at The Lab is easily one of my favorite things. I get a workout and feel like I am on a team at the same time. The Combat Cardio classes are the most fun and difficult workouts I’ve had since I was a high school athlete. Never a dull moment. When I am done, I feel amazing. My strength and endurance has vastly improved.
In addition to making my body strong, I am making it useful. I had never heard of BJJ until 2 years, so little did I know what an impact it would have on my life. My focus has since shifted away from working out merely for aesthetics. Now, I train to be ready to compete and use my skills, or to defend myself should the situation arise. Another thing I love is that this gym has a growing group of female athletes, so there is always someone my size and skill level to train with.
I have found that BJJ challenges more than just my body, it stimulates my mind. Coach John Crouch is amazing at illustrating how “in a fight” a certain move can diffuse the situation or at least neutralize a “bad guy.” These real-life examples help make the technique stick. I continuously learn from my coaches and my teammates, and every time, I get just a little bit better at BJJ and at handling the challenges life throws my way. Training at the Lab has shown me I can grow and apply what I learn on the mat, to my life off the mat. Proud to be part of this family.”
– Jakki Waldecker

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