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June 5, 2018
Fresh Face: Revolution Fitness
At Revolution BJJ, Boxing, and Fitness, everyone from kids, moms, and dads to the young at heart will find a warm welcome and classes to improve overall well-being, and whole-body, functional fitness. Cardio kickboxing, boxing, and jiu-jitsu all help develop confidence and self-defense skills in addition to strength, endurance, and flexibility. “It’s about training the mind and body through functional movement,” says co-owner Kevin Boyle.
The five guys opening this new state-of-the-art facility at Cannery Row—Jamie Weaver, Brandon Sheffield, Hughie Meehan, Paul Brown, and Boyle—met and became friends through jiu-jitsu. And they’re passionate about sharing the many benefits of mixed martial arts.
Revolution is bringing a fun, family-focused culture to a non-traditional sport by offering a variety of classes for all ages and levels in a full-service martial arts gym that’s clean, safe, and inviting. All of the partners’ families—daughters, sons, and wives alike—train in martial arts together and have for years, most recently at Revolution’s current location in Nottingham.
Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) is “the gentle art,” Weaver explains. It involves no punching or kicking—instead, participants grapple using leverage, technique, and positioning to neutralize opponents. Weaver likens jiu-jitsu to “human chess.” It requires mental acuity and skill, and it’s one sport in which a physically stronger person doesn’t necessarily have the advantage. “Jiu-jitsu is for everyone,” Weaver says.
“Those principles are what make BJJ so accessible,” adds Brown. “It brings together a diverse group of people—from all walks of life—united around a common pastime, that for most of us turns into a passion.”
The highly trained and qualified instructors include Meehan, who teaches the children’s classes. He loves helping kids at every level improve their confidence, awareness, and discipline. Sheffield, a former professional boxer, teaches private boxing lessons as well as the high-energy kickboxing workouts. “Every class is completely different,” Weaver says.
Revolution offers a free seven-day trial, and these five friends invite you to try something new, get in great shape, and become a part of Revolution’s family.