Since becoming a Certified MMA Conditioning Coach through the MMA Conditioning Association, I have started training in Muay Thai, BJJ and Krav Maga. In the past year alone, I have received my Blue Shorts in Muay Thai, ranked up to P2 in the IKMF system of Krav Maga and will be grading for 2 stripes on my white belt this week in BJJ. Earning the title of MMA Conditioning Coach from the MMACA has definitely given me more confidence to approach instructors and academies to offer my services. Most recently, I approached a well-known Canadian Grappling Tournament to set up a massage booth at their tournament (as I am also training in Thai Massage), and having the title of Certified MMA Conditioning Coach (from the MMACA) in my bio gave me instant credibility and the promoter gave me the green light. This has been a huge win for me as I am able to be aligned with a very professional and established brand and get in front of my ideal clientele.
Within the last year I have rebranded myself and started my own Company/Brand, Instinctive Performance, to bring together my personal passions of martial arts and professional training in Fitness, Nutrition and Therapeutics (Thai Massage). The training received through the online MMACA certification is above and beyond 90% of any other online certifications. But the real gold has been in the ongoing training from the inner circle. For $17/month, it’s been well worth it to keep my membership going to keep receiving new content as well as the opportunity to review any past material I may want to review. Not to mention the fact that they offer additional certifications for FREE to inner circle members!
After becoming certified through the MMACA, I have also been able to achieve one of my main goals this year, to become a Course Conductor for Fitness Kickboxing Canada, where I can teach other fitness professionals. As a coach I love to teach, and this opportunity allows me to blend my passions of Martial Arts, Fitness and Teaching together. Currently I teach the Functional Training Certification through Fitness Kickboxing Canada. And I’m certain having “MMACA Certified Conditioning Coach” on my resume helped me secure this position.
Being an MMACA Conditioning coach has helped me program and incorporate MMA conditioning drills into my boot camps and group training sessions, which my clients love! They love pounding the bags and getting their frustrations out at the end of a session. Sure you can just punch, kick or pound a bag, but the training received in MMA Conditioning Coach Certification teaches you authentic techniques so you can pass this knowledge on to your clients to ensure they perform the techniques safely and efficiently. This is also useful to you, if you are training in MMA, Muay Thai, BJJ or boxing as the drills will help YOU become a better athlete too. I know this is definitely the case for me as I can practice the drills at home on my own when I can’t make it to class.