FAQs

Q: How much is membership?

A1: The short answer is It’s FREE! Call or sign up for a free week of classes or a private instructional session.  There’s no obligation to join after the one week trial. During the first week, we will work with you to identify your goals and area of interest and put you in one of our standardized programs that will fit your budget and accommodate your needs.

A2: The long answer is: It depends. First, are you looking for a primary fitness based program or are you looking for a curriculum based martial arts program? Either way Knuckleup provides several programs that are competitively priced in both the fitness and martial arts world. Other variables include how frequently you want to train and how long you feel comfortable enrolling in a program.

Q: What’s the advantage of a KnuckleUp training versus other gym workouts?

A: Most people realize that the easiest thing about joining a gym is buying the membership. Often once a member joins he/she becomes overwhelmed with the selection of machines and weights and receives very little direction on how to best utilize all these apparatus to accomplish his/her goals.

Knowledge and direction are very important elements in the process of identifying and achieving your fitness goals. If you don’t know what to do, regardless of the hours spent in the gym, it will be difficult to achieve your goals.

When a student enrolls at KnuckleUp Fitness, the only commitment he/she needs to make is showing up at our front door. We will take care of the planning and the educational part of achieving his/her fitness goals.  Every workout is intense and works you from head to toe. You will burn more calories than you would have on your own, and it’s all done in a manner that is safe and teaches you practical techniques which will allow you to feel confident should you need to defend yourself.

Q: Are classes convenient?

A: We have three locations across the Atlanta metro area and one in North Carolina with more coming soon. Each location has up to 11 classes per day. Classes begin as early as 6:00 a.m. and continue to 10:00 p.m.

Q: Can I only workout in the classes at the scheduled times?

A: No. As long as the doors are open, we allow our students to train outside the classes. Don’t forget, we offer an assortment of weights, cardio equipment, and various functional and core training apparatus at all of our locations.

Q : How are KnuckleUp kickboxing and boxing classes different from other aerobic workouts?

A: It is not Cardio Kickboxing or simple aerobic classes, plain and simple. We don’t ask you to memorize routines or punch and kick in the air. We teach you the basic punches, kicks, and elbows and knee strikes that boxers or kick boxers learn. Then we put you through the same types of workouts that our professional fighters do on a regular basis (responding to opponent strikes or attacks). The results are remarkable in that in addition to conditioning your body, you will find yourself starting to think and react like a fighter.

Q: Will training at KnuckleUp have any impact on my performance in other sports?

A: Yes. Many athletes of all walks of life, both pro and amateur cross train at Knuckleup Fitness. It’s not uncommon to see Pro NFL athletes or Atlanta Braves players in the off-season keeping their workouts fresh at Knuckleup.

Q: What qualifies KnuckleUp instructors to teach me?

A: Knuckleup instructors have trained some of the top competitors in the Southeast. Knuckleup recruits instructors from the upper echelons of its sports (BJJ, Muay Thai, kickboxing, etc.) and from within the club.

All of our fitness kickboxing instructors has fitness certifications from our head-of-training and have competed successfully at amateur fighting levels.

All of our grappling instructors are certified coaches by USA wrestling (the sanctioning body for Olympic wrestling) and are at least purple belts in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ). Each club’s head grappling coach is a Brown or Black Belt in BJJ.  All grappling instructors also attend weekly continuing education training sessions.

All of our Muay Thai instructors complete the Knuckleup Fitness certification and are trained and certified

Q: How can I become a fighter?

A: Simply, you must train, train and train some more. We currently prepare fighters for Muay Thai, boxing, grappling (No Gi), Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA.

The first step is becoming a member, followed by competing in KnuckleUp Competitive Sparring leagues, and joining the team at your location. From there you will learn how to make weight, cross train and compete in the safety of our gym with our coaches– away from spectators and promoters. Once you have tested yourself and are successful, we will help you gain exposure through local promotions and eventually help you get a contract with a fight organization through our pro-MMA team.

Q: Do I have to compete?

A: No. While we are a professional fighting league/ club, we will never force anyone to compete. Seventy five percent of our clients do not have the desire to be in competition. Many people just enjoy the benefits of training next to and being coached by KnuckleUp instructors who are top competitors.