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Palm Springs MMA - Mixed Martial Arts Classes At Desert Tiger Training

There’s no doubt MMA or Mixed Martial Arts is one of the fastest growing sports in America. Incorporating various disciplines of Asian, European and Western combat sports, a new team of trainers have banded together to form Desert Tiger Training in Palm Springs, California. Their offerings include specialized one on one MMA training from disciplines in in Kickboxing, CrossFit, Muay Thai, Grappling, Wrestling, Karate, Jiu Jitsu and Boxing. A variety of techniques are blended into an hour long strength and conditioning routine to take your strength, stamina and combative skills to the next level

DTT’s instructors include Jamison Roe, Roman Troy and Brian who each offer personalized 1-on-1 MMA instruction by the hour or in specially priced training packages are tailored to your needs and drawn from each man’s unique and specialized Martial Arts training backgrounds.

Recently Jamison and Roman stopped by World Gym Palm Springs to show us some of their Mixed Martial Arts moves during Ted Guice’s G-Force Fitness Class - and it didn’t take long before the BeefPieBear was dripping serious sweat! Nice of them to stop by. They also recently sponsored a Fight Night at the Barracks Bar in Cathedral city for a full night of Gay wrestler matches and cage match fighting. Very entertaining and a lot of half-nekked hot, hairy men wearing fight gear.

Palm Springs MMA group classes offered at Desert Tiger Training include Combat Conditioning, MMA, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu - as well as special MMA for Kids sessions. Desert Tiger Training’s offering are held at the Palm Springs Barbell Club, 188304 W. San Rafael Drive Suite #200 on the north end of Palm Springs, CA 92262

Kick-My-Butt Kickboxing : BeefPie Does Fitness SF Castro

Cardio Combat MMA Class - Gold's Gym Castro
Poor BeefPieBear! Take an aging 55 year old overweight Bear, fire up some 130 Beats-Per-Minute thumping music, and put him in the hands of a championship Mixed Martial Artist instructor and watch him start sweating like a pig in 10 minutes or less. Equipped with hand towel, bath towel and a spare tank T-shirt, it doesn't help. Everything, EVERYTHING ends up drenched in sweat before the hours over. This is Satan's way of telling me I need to quit smoking, eat less, eliminate caffeine and sodium from my diet - amongst other things.

Enter the world of Paul Hoyos who offers Cardio Kickboxing classes at both Fitness SF Gym SOMA (South of Market area downtown) and up at the Market Street Fitness SF in the Castro San Francisco. It goes something like this:

"Jab, jab, hook! Jab, jab, hook! Upper cut, upper cut, left hook, right hook! Knee up, duck down, back kick, front kick, regroup!"

Rinse. Lather. Repeat.

Who knew there was such a Punch-You-In-The-Face-Mutha-Fukkah! MONSTER lurking inside the otherwise Gentle Bear I tend to be?!? In spite of my numb, bum leg and possessing the limited kicking range of a stubby-legged CORGI DOG -- I give it my all. And so does everybody else in class. About 30 minutes into the hour, even the mildest mannered of us turn into aggressive 'BRING IT BEE-OTCH!' combatants facing themselves in the classroom mirror. And all the latent life-hostility we harbor finds release through fitness.

Ah, but all good things must come to an end. Just as I'm really getting into that whole Full Frontal Assault groove, I'll be heading back to Palm Springs for decidedly tamer fitness classes next week. It's been a blast hanging out in The Castro for a month and then some. Next trip to SF - I'll definitely plan it around HIS classes.

Commit To Fit! New Year's Resolutions

Do you take the time to re-evaluate your life each year? Do you use New Year's as a time to set Self-Improvement goals? Will you actually sit down and write a hit-list of what you want to accomplish? Will you redefine the kind of person you want to become in the year ahead - and the kind of things you want to leave behind?

It really does take more than a 'Thought', or a 'Notion'. Achievable GOALS, RESOLUTIONS, whatever you want to call 'em - are the sorts of things that need to be clearly stated, written down, thoughtfully evaluated and articulated. And then you can FULLY achieve them. I don't know about you - but I'm going to keep 'Turning into a Big, Giant, Massive BeefPie' - progressively, week after week, one thin muscle fiber at a time... :)

Gym-Rat-Bear-Bunny's Beef-Up

I've been back in Southern California - and back at the gym for 53 days. One more week till I hit the miraculous "60 Day Beef-Up Make-Over Challenge" mark. (Which clearly took TWICE as long as a typical 30 day Beef-Up should...)

I made a PUBLIC admission on Twitter last week - and I'll fess-up to it here: "BeefPieBear concedes his revolutionary 10-MINUTE BEEF-UP FITNESS PLAN really only works if you do it like 6 to 12 times per day every day day after day..."

Well crap. So that's what I'm doing. For an hour or two a day -- to make the most of those 10 minutes - over and over again until the clock says I've spend AT LEAST an hour doing something for a workout.