Northern Nevada's first UFC GYM opening in August

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - UFC GYM has announced it will be opening its first location in Reno in August 2017 at 4875 Kietzke Lane. The 11,000-square-foot facility will serve as the fourth franchise in Nevada, joining gyms in Las Vegas and Henderson.

“We are proud to bring Reno its first UFC GYM," Reno owners Mimi and Dave Strickler say. “We are building a premier facility that will offer a multi-disciplined approach to fitness and we're excited to show off the features and amenities to our local community. Our coaches are professional caliber athletes with years of experience in an array of training disciplines who are eager to share their knowledge and passion with our members.”

The gym claims to offer strength training and cardio machines, battle ropes, agility ladders, bag room, and an area designated for Brazilian jiu-jitsu along with other training equipment. The gym uses training techniques inspired by UFC athletes.

Since debuting in 2009, UFC GYM has opened more than 135 franchises throughout the United States, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Oman, Philippines, South America, Taiwan, Vietnam and the United Arab Emirates.

Until the Reno opening, people can visit a preview center there. It's open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.