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“…Everybody there feels like family.”
“In June of 2012 I was in the process of searching for a new gym when an internet search led me to Inferno Fitness and Mixed Martial Arts in Bentonville. My membership was about to expire at my current gym and I just wasn’t happy there any longer. The moment I walked through the doors of Inferno I was greeted by Kaleb Plank and Mike Page and I instantly felt welcomed to their establishment. That very night I brought my son who was 11 to try out a MMA class…he loved it and I was so impressed with the people I met that evening we signed him up that night.
The very next day I went to Inferno to take a morning class and was again greeted by Mike who said, “Good Morning Christina”. I was so impressed that this person I had only met one time remembered my name, I knew I had joined the perfect gym. The class I took that morning was taught by Courtney Arrant, an instructor who I aspire to be like. The class was tough, but Courtney gave tips and supported me and made me feel like “I can do this”. Furthermore, the other people in the class were also very welcoming and inviting making it so easy to transition to a new place.
My son continued to excel in the MMA program taught by Ashley Sparks and Coach Hulsey. I can not say enough good things about the wonderful MMA program that is taught at Inferno. My son attends classes 5 days a week because he enjoys it so much.
I continued my workout regimen at Inferno 5 days a week, making fitness my daily priority. I enjoy the classes taught at Inferno so much that I don’t let anything get in the way of me attending a class. After several months of my dedication to working out my husband decided he wanted to also improve his fitness level and chose to also join Inferno. He was hooked from the first class he took. He now gets up every morning at 4:30 to get to the gym for a 5:30 class. His motto has become, “I don’t find time to exercise, I make time to exercise”. Like the camaraderie I enjoy with the women I workout with everyday, he too has found that same camaraderie with the people he works out with.
My husband and I have set a goal to run our first ½ marathon this year and it has been Inferno that has made it possible to set this goal. It is difficult to convey how much I love Inferno and all the people that are there, from the employees to the members. Walking through the doors of Inferno is like walking into your own home because everybody there feels like family.”
Christina M. Melo
“I can’t wait to get my other two children in the program”
“Sydney started in Lil Dragons at the age of 5. She’s always been a very polite, well mannered child who is a definite girly girl so I wasn’t sure if she would be excited about martial arts (We had tried to start her somewhere when she was 3, but she wouldn’t do it because the uniform was white, not pink).
However, she loves it and can’t wait to move up to the youth class. One of the areas Sydney has lacked in has been self confidence, but we have noticed a huge difference in this area since beginning Lil Dragons. I can’t wait to get my other two children in the program.”
“I couldn’t imagine training anywhere else”
Improved Self Control & Self Esteem
“My son had multiple issues with self-control, outbursts at school and his own self esteem. Since beginning at Inferno, he has found himself and is now a productive member of the team, always willing to help and become more involved, confident in his own abilities but not arrogant, and gained a work ethic that not only helps with school and sports but that will benefit him throughout his life.”
A Home Away From Home
Inferno provides me a “Martial Arts Home”. It is a place where I can be with other individuals who not only love the martial arts but bring diverse training backgrounds and experiences.
Inferno students check their egos at the door and help each other learn. The instructors are not only skilled in many arts but continuously
bring outside expertise into the school, they lead by example and are continuously learning themselves. They will often train with you.
Inferno MMA has made me healthier by giving me a reason to continuously train cardio, core, flexibility and strength in addition to learning the arts.
“I stepped on a scale and realized i was about 15 pounds lighter”
When I started training at Inferno I didn’t have the mindset that I was gonna loose weight even though I was pretty fat. I was a huge fan of not just mma but all kinds of martial arts. So I started training and I loved it. Then I found myself needing to train just to keep my sanity. And just like that I fell in love with it even more.
Now days if I go a week without training I feel bad and all I can think about is when I can get back to the gym. So when I started training I weighed 233 pounds. I’m not gonna lie I didn’t weigh myself that much cause I didn’t like seeing how much I weighed.
But one day I stepped on a scale and realized i was about 15 pounds lighter then all of a sudden losing just fifteen pounds turned into 55 pounds. I truly cant believe the complete transformation I’ve gone through. So I say this to anyone trying to lose weight, just have fun doing it and before you know it you just might see some shocking and amazing results.
Believe me when I say this, if I can lose 55 pounds I’m pretty sure anyone can. I just wanna say thank you to my Inferno Family for changing my life you guys have done so much for me. You’re the best training partners anyone could ask for.
Behavioral Issues No More…
When we first found out about Inferno, our son, Raven was having a lot of behavioral problems in school. We thought that this would be an opportunity to give him motivation to behave. We told him that if he could keep from getting in trouble at school and control his temper, we would let him start taking classes.
He had been wanting to start something and asking about it for a while. He tried, but just couldn’t go very long before he would throw fits and act out in school. We decided that we would go ahead and see how he would do. He was only 5 and we didn’t know how his attention span would hold up. He tried his first class and he loved it. We decided that we would take him back again.
We had almost given up completely on different ways to get him to behave in school. He had problems almost the entire preschool year and also most of that year in Kindergarten. The more I brought him to Inferno, the more I saw how they instilled respect, even on the youngest children. They were taught order and discipline but still had fun. Even though we taught the same things in our home, it was more encouraging to Raven to see it enforced somewhere else, to see that it was expected in other environments as well.
After a month or so, I realized that Raven had not gotten in trouble at school at all, not once! I was so happy and in trying to really see the changes in his life, I thought about Inferno. That was the only real difference. He had an outlet for his extra energy and was consistently in a very strict, disciplined, orderly environment. Raven has been going to Inferno for a little over 2 years now and he is a blue belt. We are very proud of him and to this day, we have not had any more problems with his behavior at school!
Weight Loss Success!!
In late 2008 I was struggling with a general feeling of unease and unhappiness about where I was in my life. I was weighing 260 pounds on a 5’9” frame and I was always tired and lethargic. One day, I decided to call Inferno MMA to inquire about classes. My first class was pretty miserable because I was in such terrible shape, but I stuck to it and after a while I decided to join.
After joining I started making steady progress in my technique, but I was seeing all these guys and gals who were part of Inferno’s competition team, and they were in such incredible shape. I had it in the back of my mind that I would like to someday compete in MMA, but I knew if I was ever going to be able to compete, I would need to match their fitness level. Just after the turn of the new year in 2009, I had my body fat tested and learned that I was 37% body fat. With Inferno’s help, my fat loss journey began.
Inferno’s high intensity training sessions, along with their competitive but supportive environment, and their focus on healthy eating and lifestyle began to exact changes on my physique. The more progress I saw the further I wanted to go. Now, just over two years have passed and I have been able to compete on multiple occasions in MMA events, weighing only 170 lbs and my body fat percentage in just over 10%! Thank you to all my coaches and training partners at Inferno MMA for all the help and support. I could not have done it without you.
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2 convenient locations:
Inferno Fitness & Mixed Martial Arts Bentonville
1200 SE 14th Street, Suite 12
Bentonville, AR 72712
Inferno Fitness & Mixed Martial Arts Springdale
5320 West Sunset Suite 155
Springdale, AR 72762