Gallagher Combat Fitness

Gallagher Combat Fitness

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5 years in business

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  I have extensive knowledge and experience in Boxing, Kickboxing, and Muay Thai; going on 22 years in the field now. I have worked with hundereds of individuals ranging everywhere from brand new, first day working out all the way to professional fighters; kids and adults.

  I tailor my approach to both your level along with your fitness goals, be it to simply lose weight, learn how to protect yourself, or to step into the ring some day. Every single client is different, and I approach each and every client from an individualized stand point. 

  I love fitness and have been in love with general fitness ever since I was a kid. Combat Sports has been my passion within the Fitness Industy. Other than my own family, my reason to get up in the morning is to work with people to help them accomplish their fitness goals, even if it is just a check in text to ask them what they ate that morning to keep them accountable to their goals that they set. 

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Kissimmee, FL 34759
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

The first thing I do with any new student is a free assessment. I treat it more as a meet and greet, to see where we're starting at, and to write down goals as to where we want to go with our lessons. Whether it's to get in shape, learn how to fight, or even become a fighter. The other purpose is to make sure we're a good fit. I wouldn't want anyone to pay for lessons if we're just simply a bad match and my client ends up not taking away the knowledge I have to offer.

I have extensive experience in the stand up arts (Boxing, Kickboxing, Muay Thai) and have decent experience in the grappling arts (Brazilian Jiu-jutsu and wrestling). 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have over 21 years of Martial Arts training. I started off in Kenpo Karate where we did American style Kickboxing rather than your traditional point sparring. Later, I moved towards Pankration, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-jutsu, and Boxing. I have trained Boxing under a golden globe champ from New York and and certified by the Thai government to teach Muay Thai as what is called a "Kru". I am also a Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu-jutsu. I can provide a bit more advance training in Boxing, Kickboxing, and Muay Thai and can provide more of the basics for grappling. I have over 16 year of experience with being an assistant instructor and a main instructor as well.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

I have a couple different options depending on how ofter we're looking to train per week. First session together is always free, after that, we look at month to month options. The reason I do month to month is because there isn't a single real fitness goal that will be obtained in 1 day, 1 week, or 1 month, maybe not even in that first year (depending on how big the goal is). In our first session we'll go over your goals and talk about a realistic timeline we can expect, I'm not going to feed you any lip service to get your hopes up just to try to make a sale. I want to make sure we can get you to where you want to go and that we can figure out how to sustain from there even if you decide you no longer want sessions. 

How did you get started teaching?

I have always enjoyed passing on my knowledge in the arts. I started out as being an assistant instructor when I was 16 years old. I was helping my peers as well as adults. As I accumulated more knowledge and started learning more traditional Boxing and Muay Thai, I started leading kids classes as well as adult classes. 

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with all ages and all skill levels of students. I have worked with beginners to fitness in general all the way to competitive fighters. I am able to work with any sort of disabilities as well seeing as I am used to having to work modifications to technique. My main focus is to make sure that my client and I have a compatible connection.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

The main advise I would give to anyone looking at any lessons, be it Boxing, MMA, or anything Fitness related would be can the teacher teach the basics and do they know how to coach? I have ran into a lot of amazing fighters who simply cannot coach because they don't know how to communicate and work with others. Some of the best fighters in the world are the worst coaches and some of the best coaches in the world are not amazing fighters. Some are both, the main thing is, make sure they know how to teach and make sure there is a good connection. 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

You really want to ask yourself what your goals are and define them as clearly as possible. You can't shoot an arrow and hope to hit bullseye if you don't even know where the target is, and you'll still have a hard time if that target is blurry. After that, rate how determined you are. I can't emphasize enough, most fitness goals take awhile and wont happen overnight.