"I lost 32 pounds!"
I started at FLO in November 2011 at the age of 63 and was woefully out of shape and overweight. I could not complete a strength & conditioning class without stopping multiple times to catch my breath. After one year, through diet and the classes at FLO, I lost 32 pounds (I am at 175--the same weight as my senior year in high school). I have done as many as nine classes in one week and have no problems keeping up and completing the class with any issues of being "spent" or fatigued. FLO has provided the right environment for me to lose weight and gain strength and endurance. - Jerry
"FLO has changed my life."
The trainers and coaches genuinely care and want to help you achieve your goals. Maybe it is to lose weight, live a healthier lifestyle, or learn more about martial arts. They helped me accomplish things I never could imagine myself doing. I am so grateful to be a part of a gym that I call my second home and my family! I wouldn’t go anywhere else. So THANK YOU FLO and all the staff who have helped me live a better life style. -Shelley
"I love going to FLO!"
I love going to FLO. Everyone is so nice even if we goof off. You taught me so many things that will come in handy like protecting myself and others. I also love the FLO sweatshirt! It keeps me warm. - Amrit
"Very friendly and always willing to help!"
They have late classes which worked out great with my work schedule. Not one class is the same, they always mix it up with activities. The coaches are very friendly and always willing to help and answer questions. It's a great time. - Steve
"I highly recommend FLO MMA . . ."
The gym is very large and clean. I highly recommend FLO MMA as a positive environment to workout in.
"Cleanest gym I've been to."
I've been training BJJ and Muay Thai on and off for two years now. In those two years, I've been traveling around a lot. Due to my circumstances, I've had to train at multiple MMA gyms in different cities. FLO MMA has been one of the best experiences I've had. The instructors are phenomenal. Not only do they have a high level of expertise, but they teach it well. Some gyms will demonstrate the drills and forget to explain the significance and practicality of a technique. The instructors at FLO will not only demonstrate and explain, but also come around and help you out with your form. FLO is easily the cleanest gym I've been to. The mats are wiped down everyday (maybe twice a day?) and everything is always organized. Everytime I go in to train, the place is spotless. They also have cardio machines and lots of weights (more than just a bench press) which is a huge plus for me. Definitely one of the more better gyms in the area. - Ryan
"Lost 43lbs in 4 months!"
Great Place....Started working out at Flo with Achour on December 9th 2011. Main reason for going to Flo was Achour came highly reccomended. My goal was to lose weight and hire Achour as my personal trainer. I work out with Achour 3x a week. I'm very happy to say that I have lost 43lbs in 4 months and have gained a lot of muscle, endurance, and strength. The part I like the most of training with Achour is that I don't know what I'm doing the day of training, he keeps it very fresh and the results speak for themselves. Flo is a very upbeat Gym and is very clean and all the people that work there and work out there are very nice and courteous. I plan on working out at Flo with Achour for a long time and the next goal is another 40lbs. Thanks to Achour and Flo for all their motivation and dedication in helping me get healthier and skinnier. - Boots
"They really care!"
I would like to personally thank Achour and all other instructors at FLO past and present for the years of dedicated coaching you have given me. They really care about every one of their students that walk in the door and will get to know you both in and out of the gym. Achour has been more than a physical coach for me he has been a life coach that got me confidence to succeed at what ever I chose to do. When I first came in the door, I was in horrible shape both physically and mentally. I had very low self esteem and self worth but Achour became the strong older brother I never had. He always believed in me even when no one else would and I can't thank him enough. You really turned my life around and I don't know where I would be if I never walked in that door. Thank you!
Achour, I want to thank you for the time you have taken to teach me more about Boxing and Thai Boxing. The morning workouts are awesome and we are getting closer to my goal. At the beginning of 2012 I was 232 pounds and we set a goal of 200. I was 207 today after our workout and my cardio is as good as when playing college sports. At 45 I never thought it would be possible and you have made it possible and I want to thank you. I have also learned a lot about Thai Boxing from George and look forward to my testing and sparring. You have a great school/facility!!!!!! On another note, my oldest daughter started boxing and AOS with your school and as an 8th grader she just had tryouts for Fremd High School PomPoms and she made it. Without her increased strength and can do attitude that is contagious at your gym, she would not have made it. THANK YOU for everything. - Scott
"Best gym in the Chicago area! Period!"
FLO MMA is the best martial arts gym in the Chicago area! Period! My favorite classes are boxing, Art of Strength and BJJ. Plus, they'll let you try an entire day of classes--FREE! The gym is clean. The staff members are friendly and outgoing. The equipment is in great condition. Most of all, the trainers are excellent. They are all incredibly friendly, patient and knowledgeable. If you want the best instruction, facilities and equipment, go to FLO! - John
"Helped change me into a champion!"
FLO MMA takes technique, fitness, and will-power to another level. Since joining FLO in early 2011 Achour Esho has transformed my boxing skills and elevated my fitness to the next level. I have developed superior fighting techniques and cardiovascular conditioning than my opponents. I came to FLO hoping I would become a better boxer. Now, thanks to working with Coach Achour Esho, I am in the Golden Gloves Finals. I take one-on-one lessons with Coach Esho in the mornings at FLO. The guidance he has provided me in the sport and in life has truly helped change me into the champion material I am today.
"Classes for everyone from beginners to high level athletes"
FLO MMA is a great place to workout. FLO MMA has great instructors and the people there are very polite and helpful. I've been working out there for about a year and the atmosphere has always been great. FLO MMA has classes for everyone from beginners to high level athletes and also offers classes for children.
"This gym is ideal for fitness and learning martial arts."
I started coming to FLO MMA at the start of the year. Of all the MMA gyms I've seen and have trained at, this one by far is the most well equipped to get one into shape, all while learning self defense and learning martial arts. The staff are friendly, the coaches are knowledgeable, and there is plenty of things there to get you into shape. Also, the gym is open even without classes, so if you just need to come in for a quick workout if you can't make it later, you can do that. By far, this gym is ideal for fitness and learning martial arts. I would strongly recommend it to anyone looking for a gym for fitness, self defense, or learning martial arts.
"Instructors care . . ."
Boot camp conditioning classes in mornings and evenings. The best part is, instructors care enough about you to correct your technique, encourage you to slog it through your workout and suggest better ways of doing exercises.
"Calling all middle-aged men and women . . ."
Calling all middle-aged men and women . . . I am a 46 year old working professional who finally got the courage up to join a martial arts gym in the hopes of getting back into shape. I had also always wanted to step in the ring, and was determined to do so before I got just too old. Like many people my age, I had let my career completely interfere with my physical fitness. I was in terrible shape (15 lbs. overweight, and could barely do 7 pushups and 15 sit-ups). After looking carefully at just about every school in the area, I picked FLO, and it was the best move I could possibly have made. Instead of just getting back into shape, I am—after only four months of private lessons with Achour Esho ('Coach Osh')—getting into the best shape of my life. I lost all of the weight, and am heading towards 50 pushups, and I can now do 60 crunches in under a minute. Before I joined, I was intimidated: I had visions of me walking in for the first class and everybody stopping their workouts to stare at the crazy, fat old guy. It wasn't like that at all. I've still got a long way to go, but for the first time in about 2 decades, I know I can do it. The instructors at FLO are awesome (and have the credentials to back it up). Coach Osh is a professional boxer with a 10-0 record. He is also 2-0 in MMA, and a former kickboxing champion. He is also a certified Krav Maga instructor. What's more, he's a great guy, who genuinely cares about having me succeed. Comprido, the BJJ coach, is literally one of the best competitors in the world. (If you don't believe me, you don't have to: just Google their names and watch them fight on YouTube). If you want to train hard with genuine champions who will push you to your limits, and do so in a supportive, and friendly environment, look no further: FLO is the best gym in the state. Period.
"Very friendly and accomodating"
I have to say that FLO MMA is a “GREAT” place to work out at! There facility is “First-Class.” I was in town for an extended visit and needed a place to keep up on my Muay Thai training. I heard about this place from X-Sport Gym and tried it out. The staff (Keith and Fadi) and members were very friendly and accommodating. I must say this place exceeded my expectations and needs. They offer Kickboxing, Boxing, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling, Mixed Martial Arts, and many other fitness classes. Thanks again FLOMMA I had a great time! -Justin (From St. Louis)
"The staff, as well as the members, are friendly and inviting."
I had recently started going to FLO MMA as it was recommended to me by several of my friends. Unlike some other gyms, the people at FLO are not pretentious and they actually go there to work out. The staff, as well as the members, are friendly and inviting. My boyfriend, who is an Olympic boxer, has also been training at the gym with me. He has trained at many gyms all over the world and he says that by far this is the nicest, cleanest, and most organized gym he's trained at.
"Best MMA and BJJ school in the Chicago area"
This is the best Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) school in the Chicago area. I've been training here for three years for the simple reason that they have the best instructors. Achor Esho is the boxing coach, he has a professional record of 10-0. BJJ is taught by Rodrigo "Comprido" Medeiros, 2 time absolute champion, and 7 time World Champion. Comprido also serves as BJJ coach for heavyweight UFC champ Brock Lesnar. Members and coaches are friendly, and willing to help you address any questions. I highly recommend checking it out, whether you are interested in learning boxing and Jiu Jitsu, or simply finding a fun/new way to get into shape.
"I'd recommend this gym to everyone."
I've been with FLO MMA a few months after it opened. I was 36 at the time and in pretty decent shape. I have wrestled in high school and college, therefore I know what a tough workout involves. I haven't been pushed like that since wrestling practice. Every class I take I come out exhausted and I feel really great for my age. Great instructors, team mates, equipment, gear, etc. I'd recommend this gym to everyone. They offer a free trial class, so why not give it a shot!
"Greeted like I was one of the family"
I have been attending FLO MMA now for almost a year! When I first joined I just wanted to test things out and see what this was all about. To my surprise right when I entered the gym I was greeted like I was one of the family by the coaches as well as the members. Now these coaches are training top MMA fighters and boxers as well as helping and training people that are just looking to get in shape and feel good about themselves. I can now say I will never go to another gym since I have lost weight, felt good about myself and have learned a spectacular amount about protecting myself and others. All and all I 100% recommend this to all ages male and female!
"Just thinking about FLO MMA get's me PUMPED!"
Just thinking about FLO MMA get's me PUMPED! They have the best trainers, equipment, and atmosphere. I recommend training with the best, and FLO is the BEST! See you there!
"What an awesome experience!"
I recently attended the Erik Paulson MMA seminar on Oct 9th and 10th. What an awesome experience! It was an intense, 2 day seminar, with the perfect blend of stand up techniques, takedowns, and a lot of wild submissions. Erik Paulson, a veteran fighter and MMA coach, is a great instructor, and one of the best submission experts in the game. I have been a FLO member for a while, and have always been impressed by the caliber of the coaches at FLO, and the diversity of their experience. This was an excellent supplement to my regular training at FLO. Thanks to the staff at FLO for providing such an outstanding training opportunity.
"I've lost 20 lbs since joining and I'm still losing weight."
I've been going to FLO for about 2 months now and I have to say it is the best gym in the chicago area. I looked around for about a month or so before deciding to join FLO. Other gyms I visited were always missing something. FLO has it all. They have great coaches who are there to help you and know how to teach. They have great equipment and work out areas. It's clean. For those looking to lose weight I just want to tell you that I've lost 20 lbs since joining and I'm still losing weight. Everyone is really friendly and helpful. They know how to motivate you to do your best. FLO is the best. Just try it out.
"I feel like I'm part of a team."
I have worked out at many different types of gyms from east bank to flirty girl fitness and everything in between. I have NEVER seen as many results as I have in the short time I've been with FLO MMA. There are so many reasons to love being a member of this gym.
1. The staff and instructors are always helpful and very knowledgeable to any questions you may have
2. The gym is very clean and sanitary at all times
3. It has all the equipment you will ever need
4. You are appreciated and treated like family here
5. Most importantly I feel like I'm part of a team.
I look forward to going each and every time because I feel great after. You should def give this gym a try and bring your friends too!!!!!
"Best school for martial arts in the area"
Been here since it opened by far the best school for martial arts in the area. They have top instructors in every sport teaching here. And always have some type of seminar going on every month. Everyone is real friendly and its a friendly enviroment to learn in.
"The facility is large and super clean."
The gym is awesome. The facility is large and super clean. Every instructor is highly knowledgeable and holds some type of title.
"I am now in the best shape of my life"
I must say that after all the attempts made for me to lose weight and get back into shape failed, I made the decision to sign up at FLO. This was by far one of the best choices I could have ever made. I am now in the best shape of my life and look forward to working out now more than ever. The fact is that I could have never achieved this success without the help of Achour and his motivational methods that are always in line with your current athletic abilities. Everybody has a place at this gym and you will not find a better group of people to get you motivated. Thank you FLO MMA!
"Hands down the best place to train in the Chicago area"
FLO is hands down the best place to train in the Chicago area. Excellent facilities and world class instructors. If you're interested at all in MMA, you have to check this place out!!