Elite MMA Fitness
Are you looking to get into MMA fighting shape but not quite ready to spar or grapple? Are you interested in a structured fitness regimen where you can track your progress and goals?

Take your cardio and strength training to the next level with CrossPIT MMA Fitness. CrossPIT incorporates a style of fitness that is tested and proven in modern mixed martial arts. The program is designed by coach John "PIT Master" Hackleman, who has trained UFC Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell and The Ultimate Fighter Season 11 winner, Court McGee,. CrossPIT fuses 30 years of training by boiling down and reducing old school systems into a simple philosophy - "use what works and discard what doesn't."

UFC fighter Court McGee says the goal for the CrossPIT is to prepare athletes for the fight. He says one of the guiding questions is: "Can you function when your heart rate's at 180 beats per minute, and how much work can your body do?"

What is CrossPIT?
CrossPIT workouts are "old school tough" yet fun and upbeat and fuse together functional fitness with fundamental MMA drills. Sessions will vary by consisting of a warmup and a workout of the day where you will track your time, or by having a set duration of time to complete a sequence of exercises and drills as fast as possible. Students can track their performance over time as they repeat workouts and try to improve their finish time or number of cycles completed. Other class formats will include games or workouts designed to mimic the duration of three and five round MMA fights.

Whether you're training for MMA competition or cross training with other sports, CrossPIT will get you closer to your goals of ultimate fitness and conditioning.

Download Full Schedule

Age Requirements
All CrossPIT participants must be 18+ years old.

Gear Requirements
Open palm MMA style Gloves, Jump Rope, Towel

CrossPIT Basics
If you want to learn more about some CrossPIT Basics, download the article in 'CrossFIT Journal Articles', "CrossPit Basics", by Tony Budding. Click here to view the article.
PIT Monster of the Month

Ralph King
Ralph began training in Krav Maga in 1999 and shortly after trained in jiujitsu. In 2004 he completed his CDT Non-Lethal Force Certification in addition to personal training certifications by the American Council on Exercise® (A.C.E.) and the National Academy of Sports Medicine® (N.A.S.M.). In 2005, Ralph went on to train in mixed martial arts and complete instructor certification under a former five-time UFC champion. While working on a MMA curriculum he gained invaluable experience in presenting the training methods to a broad range of people. In early 2009 Ralph resumed training in Vanguard Krav Maga®.
Certifications: THE PIT MMA - Certified Instructor, CrossPIT Certified Instructor, American Council on Exercise® (A.C.E.) - Certified Personal Trainer MCMAP Green Belt, US Marine Veteran


No matter what kind of training or program that you are looking for, the Academy of Self Defense is sure to have something that you will enjoy. To get a better idea of what program(s) that you like the most, we are offering you a FREE TWO WEEK TRIAL! Take as many classes you want during your two weeks!