UFC GYM® Announces Partnership with Piatt Companies to Expand Footprint in Pennsylvania with State-of-the-Art UFC GYM® Pittsburgh
Former Pittsburgh Steeler Ryan Shazier joins team as UFC GYM® Pittsburgh ambassador
PITTSBURGH, June 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — UFC GYM®, the first major extension of the UFC® brand, today announced that the company has partnered with Western Pennsylvania real estate developer and management company Piatt Companies (formerly Millcraft Investments) to develop a new 40,000 square foot UFC GYM Pittsburgh facility. The multi-million dollar club will be located at 236 Fifth Ave. at Downtown Pittsburgh and will be the third UFC GYM location in the state and the first in Western Pennsylvania to provide functional fitness, MMA-inspired conditioning classes and access to world-class facilities.
“It’s an exciting time for us at UFC GYM as we partner with Piatt Companies to bring UFC GYM to the Pittsburgh community,” said the UFC GYM general manager. Adam Sedlac. “We are thrilled to offer our luxury fitness center, exclusive programming and TRAIN DIFFERENT® mentality to the fitness enthusiasts we will soon be welcoming to our premier facility.”
As part of the partnership, Piatt Companies will feature former Pittsburgh Steeler Ryan Shazier as an ambassador for UFC GYM Pittsburgh. Shazier, a 2014 Steelers first-round pick and two-time Pro Bowl linebacker, suffered a life-changing spinal cord injury in 2017. Through rehabilitation, he battled the risks of his injury by walking then jogging then running again within a few months. He retired from the NFL in 2020 and now leads the Ryan Shazier Fund for Spinal Rehabilitation to raise resources so people who have suffered spinal cord injuries know they have a support system that is fighting back with it. they.
“We are thrilled to open the UFC GYM to Downtown Pittsburgh and partnering with Ryan as an ambassador,” said Lucas Piat, CEO of Piatt Companies. “His story has inspired our entire city and he has shared his journey with us. Everyone faces challenges and we are all fighting for something. The UFC GYM in Market Square will be the first of its kind here and we hope expanding with three additional locations across the region where people can come to fight and be supported with inclusive programs and world-class amenities.”
Making the benefits of world-class MMA athlete training programs accessible to everyone, regardless of age or athletic ability, UFC GYM Pittsburgh will provide guests with state-of-the-art amenities, including a weight room with free weights and Olympic lifting platforms, sturdy cardio and functional equipment, functional training area with indoor grass, mat room, bag racks, full-service locker room and more. To further support a healthy lifestyle, the location will feature an Arm Bar Café and Recovery Zone, offering pre- and post-workout treatments including cryotherapy, Normatec and more. Validated parking will be available for gym enthusiasts.
Members will have access to a one-stop-shop for all of their fitness needs, including a schedule of dynamic, studio-quality group fitness classes such as cycling, yoga, TRX® and Piyo; signature UFC GYM programming such as Circuit Breaker and Muscle Makeover; and MMA-inspired group fitness classes, such as boxing and kickboxing conditioning. Programs for youth ages six and up will be offered to support fitness for the whole family.
As of now, potential members can book exclusive rates for founding members. For more information and to reserve Limited Offer rates with delayed dues until the gym opens, visit the website at www.ufcgym.com/locations/pittsburgh.
The growing fitness franchise welcomes interested candidates to grow alongside the brand in key markets such as California, Texas, New York, Florida, Oregon, Washington and Hawaii. For more franchise information, visit ufcgymfranchise.com or contact [email protected].
ABOUT UFC GYM®
UFC GYM® is the first major brand extension of UFC®, the world’s premier MMA organization, created in alliance with New Evolution Ventures™ (NeV), developers of many of the world’s most successful fitness brands. As the first to associate the benefits of MMA with fitness, the brand is not what you expect, and more than you might imagine. UFC GYM’s TRAIN DIFFERENT® approach provides members with the ultimate fitness experience and programming that guarantees results for all ages and training levels. With 160 locations open and 1,000 more locations currently in development worldwide, UFC GYM has revolutionized the fitness industry and positively impacted countless lives around the world. In addition to its corporate clubs, UFC GYM offers the ability to own and operate a franchise nationally and internationally through the UFC GYM® or UFC FIT® model. For more information on franchises, contact [email protected] or visit UFCGYMfranchise.com. For more information, please visit UFCGYM.com or UFCFIT.com. Follow UFC GYM on Instagram and Twitter @UFCGYM, Facebook.com/UFCGYM and youtube.com/UFCGYM.
About the UFC®
The UFC® is the world’s leading mixed martial arts (MMA) organization, with over 688 million fans and 198 million social media followers. The organization produces more than 40 live events a year in some of the world’s most prestigious arenas, while broadcasting to nearly 900 million TV households in more than 170 countries. The UFC athlete roster includes the world’s top MMA athletes representing over 75 countries. The organization’s digital offerings include UFC FIGHT PASS®, one of the world’s leading combat sports streaming services. UFC is owned by global entertainment, sports and content company Endeavour, and is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information, visit UFC.com and follow the UFC on Facebook.com/UFC, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram and TikTok: @UFC.
About Piatt Companies
Piatt Companies (formerly Millcraft) is a leader in investing, managing, operating and growing diverse and resilient businesses in Western Pennsylvania. The family business brings innovative ideas to life by delivering world-class projects for the Pittsburgh community. Building on a tradition of vision and excellence, Piatt Companies is committed to creating new, engaging and people-centered place-making experiences for the region.
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