UFC GYM® announced its partnership with UFC® Bantamweight contender Urijah Faber to open a new gym in Rocklin.
Faber, the former WEC featherweight champion, has partnered with fitness veteran Mark Polli and Mark Mastrov, New Evolution Ventures co-founder and part of the ownership group of the Sacramento Kings, on the location slated to open this spring.
“We are so excited to partner with an athlete like Urijah Faber,” said Polli. “Even though Urijah has become an international UFC star, he has not lost his humble roots and he wanted to make sure his first UFC GYM was located in the area where he grew up.”
The 10,000 square-foot facility will feature a 24-foot Octagon®, top-of-the-line strength training and cardio machines, battle ropes, agility ladders, bag room, Brazilian jiu-jitsu studio and other functional training equipment for dynamic workouts.
“As a native of Sacramento, it means so much to me to be able to bring a UFC GYM to Rocklin and the Sacramento market,” Faber said. “The UFC GYM brand represents the ultimate in fitness where members transform their lives by combining the best of traditional fitness with the innovation of how the world’s best athletes train.”
Since debuting in 2009, UFC GYM has opened more than 135 locations throughout the United States, Australia and Canada. The fitness franchise has continued to grow at a rapid pace with more than 50 locations opening in the past two years and over 30 gyms expected to open in the next year.