Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, October 29, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- As MMA or mixed martial arts has exploded in popularity and prominence, so has the need for certified MMA conditioning coaches. The trainer of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz, Doug Balzarini credits his Certified MMA Conditioning Coach (CMMACC) training for giving him the skills to train a champion.
A certified coach and member of the Mixed Martial Arts Conditioning Association, Balzarini has trained all types of individuals ranging from general fitness enthusiasts to the top athletes in the world. He currently coaches about 15 fighters, using the principles specific to MMA strength and conditioning.
"The MMA Conditioning Coach Certification program is a game-changer,” said Balzarini. “Many business opportunities have come my way through the connections and resources that have become available since completing this certification. From the ongoing web content to the tele-classes to the CEU opportunities, it really is a great resource for strength coaches of any level looking to get involved in the world of MMA."
Appropriate for personal trainers, coaches, traditional martial artists and MMA participants, the online training includes over 70 hours of comprehensive training. Delivery of curriculum includes video demonstrations and lectures, a digital manual, test prep and self-paced learning for those interested in developing the business and athletic skills required to coach MMA. In addition to the business of MMA training, the Certified MMA Conditioning Coach program focuses on combat conditioning drills, plyometrics, mental training, TRX, Kettlebells, aerobic and anaerobic conditioning, sports nutrition, sports psychology, explosive power, balance, dynamic flexibility and more.
“We are dedicated to creating the best MMA conditioning coaches and trainers in the world, so we’re very proud of Doug’s success,” said Dr. John Spencer Ellis, founder of the MMA Conditioning Association and John Spencer Ellis Enterprises, a leading national fitness and personal development solutions company. “This program helps coaches train everyone from top-level UFC athletes to weekend warriors who want to train just like a MMA champion, work on cross-training and increase their overall fitness level.”
The Mixed Martial Arts Conditioning Association (MMACA) was developed to bridge the gap between sports conditioning science, MMA training methods and direct application from the ring, octagon, mat or cage. The MMA Conditioning Association is the MMA certification division of the National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association (NESTA), a leader in innovative solutions for fitness, nutrition and wellness professionals, as well as club owners since 1992. Founded by John Spencer Ellis, NESTA now has more than 55,000 members in 55 countries, and it is one of the largest fitness associations in the world, and the fastest growing association of its kind in the United States. The MMACA and its staff of educators, exercise physiologists, dietitians, biomechanists, strength coaches, sports psychologists, physical therapists, massage therapists, kinesiologists and business professionals have joined with the world's top boxers, wrestlers, BJJ fighters, Muay Thai fighters, American kickboxers, MMA fighters and coaches to develop a comprehensive MMA conditioning program. For more information, please visit http://www.mixedmartialartsconditioningassociation.com/