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Revolution MMA

Posted by Staff / Posted on August 27, 2011

Revolution MMA TorontoRevolution MMA is a beautiful gym that makes the most of its space. The gym consists of a pro shop, octagon, MMA training area and a sound-proof Krav Maga room. Being advertised as Toronto's largest MMA facility seems misleading though, as while some schools are smaller, they don't break up their training area into so many segments.

Revolution offers Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Krav Maga, as well as fitness classes. The also have kids MMA, which isn't common.

Revolution MMA really is high quality. It gets professionally cleaned daily, the equipment is brand new, the entire training area is matted and the instructors are ridiculously qualified, including professional UFC fighter Carlos "The Ronin" Newton.

Writing by Dan Cosgrove. Photo from the Revolution MMA web site



sean assari / May 13, 2014 at 12:24 pm

Rev has been my second home for the past 3 and half years. I am there 4 days a week . The club looks amazing but the class' are even better, the coaches are really good at what they do and really easy to learn from. I love BJJ class, Joel has so much experience teaching , Carlos newton is there regularly showing us things that are game changer. I think boxing is a must do at Rev. Neelan , Fitzy, peter and the one and only Hovic are great striking coaches with each having their own style . The class never ends we get together to watch fights or go to dinner after class. Friends that I have made have become some of my closest ones. The first day I started I was in such bad shape that I thought it was going to be like every other time I had tried and not passed the second week. Next thing I know I have lost 35 pounds and in better shape than I ever was.
Alan / May 13, 2014 at 01:08 pm
The second you walk into Revolution you feel comfortable. It is a very welcoming environment and the instructors are knowledgeable and motivational. Everyone is friendly and I feel accomplished after my work outs. You can tell that the staff is passionate about fitness and it rubs off on their members. The space offers lots of fun and different ways to work out and I would recommend trying it if you are looking to change things up and get into shape.
erik / May 13, 2014 at 05:32 pm
I have been training at Revolution MMA for almost 8 years now, and every time I have come in, since the first day, I've been greeted by friendly, hard working people who are there to make a difference within themselves. The classes are awesome and no-nonsense, meaning you are gonna get your butt whooped into shape whether you like it or not. I consider them my home away from home and if you can make the commitment of going and working out; you will see this is the gym for you.
Aran / May 15, 2014 at 02:07 pm
2 years ago I walked into Revolution MMA for the first time with very high expectations! Well, everything far surpassed my expectations. From the cleanliness of the place to the extremely knowledgeable instructors like Joel Gerson, Carlos Newton, Terry R, Rob Dicenso, Hovig T, Fitzy, Peter, Jamie, Neelan...and friendly members. The instructors have cross trained in other arts so they have a very good understanding of how to PROPERLY blend it all together.
Revolution has truly become a second home where I have amazing friends. I'm in the best shape of my life and I always go home with a huge smile on my face.
Only thing I regret is that I didn't start sooner.
Highly recommended.
Mike D / May 15, 2014 at 07:52 pm
If your looking for a gym that as it all, look no further! Revolution MMA has transformed my life. I used to weigh 265lb and over the course of close to two years I managed to loose 85lb!
I look and feel great thanks to the coaching and mentoring of the instructors at the gym.
It had taken me some time to find the gm that suited my needs. I needed a place that was clean , organized, and cared for the needs of its clientele. I found it all at Revolution MMA.
Thanks again guys!
David h / November 18, 2014 at 12:52 pm
I’ve been a member of Revolution MMA for the past 4 years and have had nothing short of an amazing experience. I initially joined because I wasn’t getting the results I wanted at the gym. A few friends of mine recommended RevMMA to me and I haven’t looked back. Since joining, I have lost over 25 pounds.

What really stands out for me about RevMMA are definitely the instructors. They are top-notch and give you lots of 1-on-1 training in class. Often times it’s like having a personal trainer. Unlike a gym, there is always someone pushing you to work harder, so you are more likely to see results. They really do care about their students, and it shows!

The facilities themselves are also amazing. The gym is super clean and well designed. Plus, there’s always loads of parking.

If you’re looking to get into the best shape of your life, I highly recommend Revolution MMA. It definitely beats going to the gym!
Minelle M / February 7, 2015 at 12:28 pm
Having been at Revolution since the Lesmill location first opened, I can say that I have witnessed the club go though many changes, all of them positive. There are always new opportunities to learn various types of Martial Arts, which is fantastic because regular exercise does have it's tendencies to become monotonous. Personally, when I have explored other gyms, I have always been drawn back to Revolution because many of the gyms in the GTA simply pale in comparison.

The teaching philosophy has been paramount in my decision to continue with my membership. Joel Gerson is a fine teacher and one of the few Sensei's that actually accept constructive criticism exceedingly well. Many people forget that any form of Martial Arts is an Art, albeit a very old one, yet so effective. Joel understands that which sets his dojo apart from others because he doesn't hand out belts like candy, he knows what this art entails. It's not about pounding and ego.

Members have to earn their belts (for BJJ) though hard work and I have a lot of respect for that. What you will find here is a tremendous amount of humility and kindness, a fantastic workout, positive energy and most importantly a skill that doesn't fade away into a current trend.
Minelle M / February 7, 2015 at 03:53 pm
"..through hard work"
Effie L. / February 14, 2015 at 08:30 am
You realize very quickly that this is no ordinary gym.

This is family...with no judgements.

From the owner who trains with a firm hand throughout all the staff, it's an amazing place to train...for children and adults alike!

Something that really stands out (for me at least) is that belts do not get 'handed out' like candy here. My kids need to work at getting theirs and they need to work hard.

I honestly cannot recommend them enough!!
Nate / April 9, 2015 at 05:33 pm
I was a member of Rev MMA for almost three years. During my almost three years as a member I found the gym to be clean, the equipment in good order (as good as you'd want for things that designed to be kicked and punched), and the atmosphere welcoming.

Every trainer/coach I encountered was able to both give clear, helpful instruction and guidance, and when needed, a kick in the ass to keep you on track. Behind the aesthetic appeal of the gym, the staff truly is the best part of Rev.

I had to cancel my membership as my work schedule no longer allowed me to attend the classes I preferred (though the schedule is diverse), but should that change, I'd happily re-sign up.
Joanna / June 9, 2015 at 09:53 am
Hands down the best training facility I've ever been a part of!!! I joined REV MMA on a 3 month membership to get me back in shape for another season of touch football and ended up walking away from a 20 year love for a sport because of a new addiction to BJJ and MT!!! The coaches are top shelf... I can't say enuf about them and the calibre of people that join this club is a reflection of that! When all you can think about is how soon you can get to the gym you know you've found the right place!!!
Roger McLean / July 17, 2015 at 11:12 am
Revmma is the best gym to go to learn new skills and get that great body. With all star coaches Fitzroy, Neelan, Marco and Hovig they will be kicking you butt, showing you how to kick butt, you will have a blast of a time doing it

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