San Francisco, CA
My husband has been a student at Jungle Gym for over a year and has benefited immensely! From losing weight, lowering his blood pressure and improving his overall well-being, Jungle Gym has completely changed his life for the better. After seeing his success I too decided to join Jungle Gym and I absolutely love it! I was nervous about joining because last year I had spinal implant surgery and have rods from my neck to tailbone limiting the mobility in my spine. I didn??t think that I would be able to do something mixed martial arts. However, one night when picking up my husband from the gym Coach Pat convinced me to just come and try it out and said that I could work at my own pace so the next day I went for a trial class and I am so glad that I did! The coaches are beyond amazing!! They are extremely knowledgeable and have been so helpful with my condition. They understand my limitations and have taught me how to modify certain positions when necessary. The other students at JG are great also, they are always willing to help each other out and work as a team rather unlike other schools I have tried in the past. At Jungle Gym it is not all about being competitive (although they do encourage participation of all students in tournaments such as Grapplers Quest where they have record highs in student enrollment compared to other MMA schools) but about learning to live a better lifestyle as a Martial Artist. I have made many great friends at JG and it??s a fun learning environment where your peers and your coaches become your second family. Lastly, as for the pricing I would have to disagree with the comment below because they are def. not in it for the money, they honestly care about you and your training. The cost was an honest concern for my husband and I as a young, newlywed couple trying to save to purchase a house but from our perspective the price is the same range as many MMA schools the only difference is the higher quality of training and personalization. We both train 5 days a week (like many most students) and it works out to only a few dollars a day! But most importantly, it is not your typical run-of-the-mill school. At JG every coach knows each student on an intimate and more personal level. As a student at JG if you miss a couple days of classes they are calling your phone to check in on you to make sure that everything alright. Most schools don??t care if you go to the classes or not as long as they are getting their monthly payment, but not at JG. Here the coaches are passionate about their students and want to see each student succeed and ensure that with a little dedication every student is capable of achieving their black belt.