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Gym Profile: Team Top Notch Fitness

Written by MMARecap Staff on . Posted in Gym Profiles

Address: 226 Stone Rd.  Villa Park, IL 60181
Phone: (630) 439-6870
Business Hours: 11am-9:30pm Monday-Saturday, Closed Sunday

Classes Offered:
Classes are offered for both fighters and non-fighters. Classes offered include Muay Thai kickboxing, boxing, no-gi jiu jitsu, and wrestling.

Kids ages 8 and up are welcome.

Other programs:
Private lessons are available

Cost:
Contact Matt for any special promotions currently running

Review:
In the movies you always see gyms that have these great fighters but seem like little holes in the wall.  Team Top Notch Fitness is likely the inspiration for these.  Yes when you walk in there is a nice sitting area and a small kitchen, but just past the two rooms lies the heart of the team; the gym.  When you enter the gym you see nearly wall-to-wall green wrestling matts, both on the floor and up two walls.  On one side are shelves of equipment, both for the fighters and the non-fighters.  The entire area is surrounded by heavy bags of varying sizes and shapes.  Continuing around there is a large ring to get work in.  This is unusual for an mma gym, but with a primary focus on Muay Thai, it makes perfect sense.  On the other side of the ring are some weights and cardio machines completing the workout area.  Strung around the ceiling are flags of nearly every country, likely with a story of training in each location.

On any random night there will be upwards of fifty students crammed in, kicking pads, working combinations and sweating.  It’s hard not to want to just punch or kick a bag when you see this many students all doing just that.  There’s a reason they are all there, putting in hard work, and it makes one question why they aren’t participating along.

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Gym Profile: Midwest Training Center

Written by MMARecap Staff on . Posted in Gym Profiles

MTC-Logo - photo by Brent Todd

MTC Logo - photo by Brent Todd

Address: 455 State Parkway, Unit 103, Schaumburg, IL 60173
Phone: (847) 310-1200
Business Hours: 12pm-9pm Monday-Friday, 10am-3pm Saturday, Closed Sunday

Classes Offered:
Classes are offered for both fighters and non-fighters.  Fighter classes include wrestling, Muay Thai, jiu-jitsu, and strength and conditioning.  General students can attend classes in Muay Thai and both gi and no-gi jiu jitsu.

Kids ages 10 and up are welcome.

Other programs:
Private lessons are available

Cost:
Contact Joe Smith for any special promotions currently running

Review:
MTC has a reputation of being a “fighters only” gym, but that is not the case.  More than fifty students will show up on a given night for classes and less than a handful are actually fighters.  The big thing that people will notice when they walk into the gym is the huge 1500 square foot black mat where all the classes are held.  In addition to the large space for wrestling, jiu jitsu and Muay Thai classes, there are two cages and two rings.  Several heavy bags, a speed track and a couple of weights and cardio machines complete the gym.
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MTC-Cages photo by Brent Todd

MTC-Rings photo by Brent Todd

MTC-Rings photo by Brent Todd

MTC - Mat Area - Photo by Brent Todd

MTC - Mat Area - Photo by Brent Todd

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Gym Profile: Team Curran MMA

Written by MMARecap Staff on . Posted in Gym Profiles

Team Curran Logo - photo by Brent Todd

Team Curran Logo - photo by Brent Todd

Address: 110 W. Woodstock St. Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Phone: (815) 356-0454
Business Hours: 9am-9pm Monday-Friday, 10am-3pm Saturday, Closed Sunday

Classes Offered:
Team Curran MMA offers a variety of classes depending on each person’s skill level. Both gi and no-gi jiu jitsu are taught as well as Thaiboxing, boxing, wrestling and sparring.

Classes are also available for kids starting at age three.

Weight Room:
Team Curran has a fully stocked weight room including free weights, dumbbells, kettlebells, machines and treadmills.

Other programs:
CrossFit Crystal Lake is also housed at Team Curran for an additional membership fee.

Private lessons also available

Cost:
Contact Eric Hartwig for any special promotions currently running

Review:
Team Curran MMA just moved into a brand new location and the details make the gym look like a place to train.  Walking in there is a large area of workout equipment to the right with an area for the cross fit classes that are offered.  To the left there is a full size cage and a ring, accompanied by two areas with mats for the wrestling, jiu jitsu and Muay Thai classes.  The difference between the two areas is one is set up like a traditional martial arts studio while the other is walled in and has a cage on one side.

Team Curran Full Size Cage - photo by Brent Todd

Team Curran Full Size Cage - photo by Brent Todd

Team Curran Cage Mat - photo by Brent Todd

Team Curran Cage Mat - photo by Brent Todd

Team Curran Weight Room - photo by Brent Todd

Team Curran Weight Room - photo by Brent Todd

Team Curran Open Mat - photo by Brent Todd

Team Curran Open Mat - photo by Brent Todd

Team Curran Gym - photo by Brent Todd

Team Curran Gym - photo by Brent Todd

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Train At Team Curran For Just $55 Per Month

Written by MMARecap Staff on . Posted in Gear Spotlight

Team Curran Logo - photo by Brent Todd

Team Curran Logo – photo by Brent Todd

Team Curran Martial Arts just moved into a new location and now are offering the chance for both new and current Team Curran members to sign up at an amazingly low price. For a limited time, pay just $999 and you will get 18 months of training in any of the martial arts classes. That breaks down to just $55.50 per month.

Team Curran Gym - photo by Brent Todd

Team Curran Gym – photo by Brent Todd

Team Curran Martial Arts offers both gi and no-gi jiu jitsu classes as well as Muay Thai classes for all levels from beginners to advance. Classes are held both during the day and also in the evening to accommodate everyone’s schedule.

Additionally, Team Curran Martial Arts has a fully stocked weight room for all of your strength and conditioning needs.

Private sessions in boxing, Muay Thai, and jiu jitsu are available at an extra cost. The new gym is located at 110 W. Woodstock Street, Crystal Lake, Illinois. It is less than half a mile away from the Crystal Lake train station making it easily accessible to all.

Team Curran Cage Mat - photo by Brent Todd

Team Curran Cage Mat – photo by Brent Todd

 

Team Curran Weight Room - photo by Brent Todd

Team Curran Weight Room – photo by Brent Todd

Team Curran Open Mat - photo by Brent Todd

Team Curran Open Mat – photo by Brent Todd