Frequently Asked Questions
What are your hours of operation?
We are open Monday-Thursday 6:00 am to 9:30 pm, Friday’s until 9:00 pm. Saturday’s 8:00 am till 2:00 pm. We are closed on Sundays.
What kinds of memberships do you have?
We have many kinds of memberships to try and meet the differing needs of our clients, but basically they can be broken down into 4 types: Muay Thai memberships(the Muay Thai memberships also have special student rates available) , Weight & Aerobic Memberships, Combined Muay Thai & Jiu Jitsu memberships and Weight & Nutrition memberships.
What amenities are included in the different memberships:
The Muay Thai memberships include all the classes that are available at MTI, Muay Thai classes, cardio classes, kettle bell classes, Pilates & yoga classes. Muay Thai memberships also include the use of all the aerobic and weight equipment. Thai membership also allows access to the bags and boxing equipment during open gym times.
The Weight & Aerobic memberships include access to all the cardio and weight equipment and the aerobic and Pilates classes.
The Combined Muay Thai & Jiu Jitsu membership is a dual membership between MTI and Fusion Academy. Fusion Academy is housed at Muay Thai Institute and Fitness Center. This membership includes all the privileges of our Muay Thai Membership plus access to the Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes offered by Fusion Academy.
Weight & Nutrition Members will receive weekly meetings with a nutritional counselor, a personalized exercise plan and access to the weight and cardio equipment, plus the ability to attend all the aerobics classes offered here at MTI.
Are showers and lockers available?
Yes, we have showers and lockers available for both men and women. If you wish to lock your locker while you workout, then you will need to bring a combination lock. We also have monthly rental rates for lockers starting as low as $5 per month.
What is the difference between Muay Thai Boxing and kickboxing?
Muay Thai means “the art of 8 limbs.” This is because in Muay Thai boxing you use all your limbs plus knees and elbows. Muay Thai has a long and honored tradition of martial arts fighting which originated in ancient Thailand. Kickboxing is a Western version of Muay Thai boxing that does not use elbows or knees and is mainly used for exercise, not as a fighting art.
What Kinds of Classes Do You Offer?
A more detailed description is included in our website under classes. Muay Thai boxing classes included conditioning, striking- leg and hand work, boxing combinations, shadow boxing, bag work and core strengthening. Offensive and defensive moves are also taught. For those that are interested there is sparring two nights a week.
Weight and Aerobic classes included Thai boxing and kickboxing aerobic classes, body pump and interval classes.
Pilates classes are all about strengthening the core, lengthening the muscles and working the smaller muscles that support and strengthen the joints. These classes are especially good for people that lift weights, fight or put a lot of stress on their joints.
Kettlebell classes are a rigorous full body workout. The American Council on Exercise included kettlebells among the top 10 fitness exercises. Why? Because kettlebell training gets back to basic training that requires functional, whole body fitness in a relatively short period of time.
Can I try Thai Boxing or an aerobic class before I purchase a membership?
Yes, absolutely. We want you to see if our programs are a good fit for you. Before you purchase a membership, come and try a free one-on-one personalized Thai boxing class with one of our qualified instructors or attend one of our aerobics classes. We think you’ll love it!
What if I don’t have enough money for a membership or I can’t use it often enough?
We have lots of options. Day passes are available for weight and aerobics ($10) or for Thai classes ($15). We also have 10 punch passes available, which is a nice option if you travel a lot or have limited time.
What should I wear to Thai Box in?
We recommend loose fitting shorts and t-shirts. Women should also have a good fitting sports bra. Thai boxers are barefoot, so you don’t need to wear tennis shoes. We also sale Thai boxing shorts in our pro shop. Thai shorts are shorter than some shorts and usually have a slit on the side leg panel, so that kicking is not restricted by your clothing. These shorts are made for the sport, but are not necessary, especially for beginners. The most important thing is that you feel comfortable and wear something that is breathable and easy to move in.
What gear do I need to get started? Should I have my own boxing gloves?
You will need hand wraps and boxing gloves. We have loaners that you can use while you get started and for your initial appointment. We have hand wraps and bag gloves for sale in our pro shop. We have combined wraps, gloves and a jump rope into a starter package that is reasonably priced to get you started (around $50). We also sell sparring gloves (16 oz gloves), mouth gear and head gear if you decide to really get into it and want to spar or fight.
How do I wrap my hands?
There are many ways to wrap hands, but don’t worry. We’ll help you wrap your hands and teach you how. We’ve also provided a video on this website that teaches you how to wrap your hands. It’s easy and you’ll be a pro before you know it!
Do you offer personal training?
Yes. We have personal trainers that can help you set up an exercise program or put you through your paces. We also offer Thai Boxing and Boxing personal training sessions. If you want to brush up on your technique, work on a particular move, do pad work or just practice sparring, our Thai instructors are available. Fees vary, so call for more information.
What is Sparring?
Sparring is really just practice fighting. It’s your chance to use all the moves, combos, kicks and blocks that you’ve learned in class. If you’re new to the sport, the instructors will have you spar with people with similar skill sets. Sparring is not going all out to fight someone, but rather a respectful, way to practice your skills. If you’re interested in competitive fighting, than you’ll be paired with like minded individuals. If you just want to take it to the next level, than that can be arranged also.
What is a smoker?
A smoker is an exhibition fight. In a smoker, there are no winners or losers declared. Smokers are useful to practice fighting before you’re actually in a competitive fight.
Do you do MMA?
Not at this time. We have combined Muay Thai and Jiu Jitusu memberships which will give you most of the skills that you would need to compete in MMA. We have many members who do compete in MMA fights. However, we do not offer training specific to MMA at this time. It may be in our future, but we feel that our real strength is Muay Thai Boxing and Fusion Academy’s strength is Jiu Jitsu.
How do I get a hold of Fusion Academy if I’m interested in Jiu Jitsu only?
You can call Eddie Edmunds at 801-414-9852.
What kinds of things do you carry in your Pro Shop?
We are proud of our Pro Shop. We carry a full line of Thai Boxing clothing, including shorts and contemepary Thai fighter tees, bag and sparring gloves, mouth guards, head gear, jump ropes and hand wraps. We also have a great line of Muay Thai Institute & Fitness Center tees and memorabilia.
What is your Nutrition Bar?
Our nutrition bar has a variety of flavors and nutritional shakes designed by our nutrition consultants for flavor, calorie count, protein count, etc. We have shakes for muscle preservation and building, meal replacement and to aid in your workout. We also have coffee and lattes available.
Do you sell nutritional supplements?
Yes. We carry Apex and Top Form nutritional supplements. Our weight loss consultants use many of our products to make dieting easier and more successful. We also carry products that meet the nutritional needs of active people and fighters. We have everything from protein powders and bars, to vitamins and NO3 pumps. Wondering what works for your needs? Just ask and we’ll give you the information or ask one of our specialists and find out for you.