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FAQs

Take a look at our frequently asked questions if you have any queries about training.

Drop us an email at team@pridecombatathletics.co.uk if you have any further questions.

How much is a gym membership?

We have a compressive Membership and pricing structure that provides excellent value and allows access to classes across our timetable.​ 

Free Trial - all new members have up to 7 free classes within their first month of training. 

Pay as you go - £12.50/class

Full adult membership - £74.99/month

Visit to find out more and see other membership options:

 

https://www.pridecombatathletics.co.uk/join-now

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I’m a complete beginner, can I train? What classes can I do?

If you’re a complete beginner, please don’t worry! We welcome people of all ages and abilities. Our dedicated coaching team will ensure that you’re well looked after in our public classes.

We recommend the following classes for those who are newer to training and the sport:

  • Monday 6.30-7.30pm - Functional Strength Training Class

  • Tuesday 6.30-7.30pm - Muay Thai Fundamentals Class

  • Thursday 6.30-7.30 - Conditioning Circuit Training

  • Saturday 10-11am - Muay Thai Pad Work

Many who don’t feel confident enough to take part in a public class often book 1-2-1 sessions with a member of the team. This is a great way to develop knowledge and skills, as well as build confidence and fitness, so you feel ready to take part in a public class. Take a look at the page below to find out more about our 1-2-1 sessions: https://www.pridecombatathletics.co.uk/121-training

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What kit do I need for classes/ training?

For your first training session at Pride Combat Athletics, we recommend you bring:

  • Water bottle

  • Shorts/ joggers/ leggings and a t-shirt

  • Boxing gloves (almost all classes)

  • Shin guards (Tuesday 7.30pm, Wednesday 7pm, Thursday 7.30pm and Saturday 9am)

  • Mouth guard (Monday 7.30pm, Thursday 7.30pm, Saturday 9am)

  • Towel (if you get sweaty during workouts)

 

Please note NO outdoor trainers are to be worn on the mats. You can wear boxing boots for the Boxing class (if only ever worn indoors)

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I want to train for fitness and fun, but I don’t want to spar, what can I do?

Many who attend public classes and take part in 1-2-1 sessions never spar or compete. This decision is completely in your control, and our coaches will respect this.

 

Many of our classes are designed for fitness and fun and also to develop knowledge of the sport. You can go at your own pace and focus on enjoying the session, rather than worrying about the prospect of sparring. You will never be forced to spar.

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I want to book 1-2-1s, how can I do this?

Our coaching team offer a variety of Personal Training services for adults and children alike. From Strength & Conditioning, Sport Therapy Sessions to Muay Thai, K1 Kickboxing, Boxing and much more.

 

 Visit https://www.pridecombatathletics.co.uk/121-training and fill out the form on the page, one of our team members will be in touch to organise your first 1-2-1 session.

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What should I eat before training?

You can burn a lot of calories during a class, so please eat well before the class. We recommend you have a decent sized meal 2-4 hours before the class, and maybe a snack (e.g. a banana) 1-1.5hrs before the class. 

Remember to stay hydrated throughout the class and eat well after the class!

We recommend bringing electrolyte drinks if you’re taking part in back-to-back classes.

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Where can I buy boxing gloves & shin guards?

You can order kit online through the websites below:

 

https://muaythai-boxing.com/

https://www.thaiboxingstore.co.uk/

https://made4fighters.com/

If you’d like to visit a store in person, there is Minotaur Fight Store in Aylesbury:

 

https://minotaurfightstore.co.uk/

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What is an interclub?

An interclub is a stepping stone between sparring in a class and stepping into the ring for a fight.

 

We host interclubs at the gym 3-4 times a year, as well as this, local gyms host interclubs. This means you can take part in an interclub almost every month.

 

We suggest taking part in as many as possible in order to develop the skills needed to perform under pressure and in front of a crowd. If you’re interested in taking part in home or local interclubs, please let a coach know and they will be happy to support you.

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I want to fight, what do I need to do to make this happen?

We have a hugely successful Fight Team who compete all over the country, and even overseas. We currently have 4 current English, British and European champions who train and fight out of Pride Combat Athletics. Our fighters range from junior level (under 18) to Amateur, semi-pro and pro.

Please note, you can train muay thai and K1 Kickboxing and never spar or compete. 

Many come to the gym with the ambition to fight one day. In order to do this, the coaching team will need to see consistent training (4+ times a week), good weight management (10% away from fight weight), and overall commitment to training and recovery. It can take anywhere from 12 to 36 months for someone to develop their skills and knowledge to be a good enough level to compete.

Once you have expressed your interest in competing, and have trained consistently for months, you will be invited to our fighter specific training sessions (Monday at 6.30pm and Sunday at 10-12pm). These are compulsory for those who want to compete. Please note, there will also be a monthly surcharge to cover the costs of a fighter, this includes assistance in fight camp, weigh-in days and fight days.

It is important to also note that fighting requires a lot of dedication, both inside and outside a fight camp, as well as monetary investment into your training, nutrition and equipment. 

For those who want to take the step towards fighting, but are unsure if it’s right for them, we suggest you take part in an interclub. We host 3-4 interclubs a year at the gym, and they are a great environment to understand what it means to step in the ring. You will train hard for an interclub, this would include padwork sessions, glove-on-glove drills, sparring, strength and conditioning, HIIT training and running, as well as eating well in order to make your interclub weight. 

We also have a very successful Junior Fight Team, and have two southern area title champions who are actively competing. We suggest your child comes down to our Kids Class, every Saturday 11-12pm, and take part in the Kids controlled sparring session. We also have further fighter support for the Kids every Wednesday 4.40-5.40pm. Please note this is invite only, and does require a surcharge to the usual membership.

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What is a Muay Thai fight camp?

A Muay Thai fight camp is a specialised training programme designed for individuals preparing to compete in Muay Thai fights or tournaments. It typically involves a comprehensive and intensive training regime tailored specifically to the requirements of a Muay Thai or K1 Kickboxing fight.

In a fight camp, participants undergo rigorous physical conditioning, technical skill development, and mental preparation to ensure they are fully equipped to face their opponents in the ring. The training program often incorporates a variety of components, including:

1. Technical Training: This involves refining and perfecting various Muay Thai/ Kickboxing techniques such as punches, kicks, knee strikes, and elbow strikes. Participants focus on developing precision, timing, and effective combinations to optimize their performance during fights.

2. Pad Work and Sparring: Fighters engage in pad work with trainers and partners to enhance their striking accuracy, power, and speed. Additionally, sparring sessions allow participants to practice their techniques in simulated fight scenarios, helping them improve their defensive and offensive skills while adapting to different fighting styles.

3. Physical Conditioning: A significant emphasis is placed on improving overall physical fitness, strength, agility, and endurance. Training often includes cardiovascular exercises, strength training, flexibility exercises, and other conditioning drills to ensure fighters are in top physical shape for the demands of a competitive fight.

4. Mental Preparation: Mental toughness and focus are essential in Fight Camps. Fight camps often incorporate mental training techniques such as visualization, meditation, and psychological conditioning to help fighters stay calm, confident, and focused during high-pressure situations in the ring.

5. Nutrition and Weight Management: Proper nutrition and weight management play a crucial role in a fighter's performance.

Overall, a fight camp aims to prepare fighters both physically and mentally for the challenges of competitive bouts, enabling them to perform at their best and strive for victory in the ring.

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