Patrick Paulin

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We all need a little bit of inspiration and motivation to help us in our fitness journey.
Often times we struggle to find the motivation we need to live healthy lives. To be honest, you don’t really need to look very far to find it. Inspiration is everywhere, and it can come from something as simple as a word or a story.

Each month we will be highlighting a member of the Unlimited MMA family as a way to inspire and motivate you on your journey.

This month we are highlighting Patrick Paulin. Patrick works in Auto Repossession, and he currently lives in Milpitas, CA. He has been an active memberat Unlimited since….

Have you always been active all your life?

I was active when I was younger and into my teenage years playing baseball. I rode bulls for a couple of years but wasn’t very good at that.

What Sparked your interest to join Unlimited MMA?

I had always been interested in MMA and Muay Thai. When my father passed away I needed to find a positive outlet to keep me from getting too depressed.
I emailed Coach Rudi one night and he told me to come down. I signed up the next day.

What motivates you?

Trying to become the best version of me possible.

What do you like most about Unlimited MMA?
     
I think what I like the most is all the friendships I have started to build.

What are some of the struggles you’ve come across in your fitness journey?

I really didn’t have much fitness in my life during my 20′s. I spent way too much time involved with drugs and partying. That also lead to some short visits in jail. When I got off drugs 7 years ago I blew up like a balloon.
At one point I weighed 230 pounds. I was a mess and didn’t know what to do. I lacked motivation and the stamina to work out.

How has joining Unlimited help you?

Joining Unlimited has been life changing. It has helped me get to a healthy weight and also given me a little more confidence in life. Getting to train with former, current, and future champions helps me to push myself harder.

Can you tell us a little bit about your daily routine?

I am usually in a rush in the morning. I take the dog out, slam a Vi-shake, take my vitamins, and jump in the shower. I do all of this in a matter of 30 minutes.
Most of my day is spent on the road. Between my commute and work, I spend about 10 hours on the road–sometimes longer. Between 3pm and 6pm a drink another Vi-shake.
Mondays and Wednesdays I take the dog for a long walk at night if I can’t make it to the gym for a workout. On Tuesdays and Thursdays I rush home to be able to attend the 7:30pm classes at Unlimited. Sometimes on Saturdays, I make it in for the 10:30am class.

Have you seen any results?  If so, please go into detail about it.

I have seen huge results. I weighed-in at 206lbs. when I first joined the gym. I am currently down to 162 pounds and down 4 pants sizes.

What advice or words of wisdom can you give current and future members of Unlimited?

Make friends with the people around you in class. They will push you farther than you can make it by yourself.

We commend Patrick for his dedication and for making a choice to live a healthier lifestyle. We hope that his story becomes an inspiration to you.

“Using the power of decision gives you the capacity to get past any excuse to change any and every part of your life in an instant.”–Tony Robbins

–Aileen Christabel

Memorial Day 2014 Schedule

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No evening class on Monday 26, 2014.

Happy Memorial day everyone!Attention all Unlimited MMA – Kickboxing – Crossfit – Jiu JitsuMMA and Crossfit Unlimited members. Classes will closed on Monday evening. Noon Crossfit  and Crosskick class will take place.

Happy Memorial Day everyone from us at Unlimited MMA.

Michael Hill

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We all need a little bit of inspiration and motivation to help us in our fitness journey.
Often times we struggle to find the motivation we need to live healthy lives. To be honest, you don’t really need to look very far to find it. Inspiration is everywhere, and it can come from something as simple as a word or a story.

Each month we will be highlighting a member of the Unlimited MMA family as a way to inspire and motivate you on your journey.

This month we are highlighting Mike Hill. Mike works as a Journeyman Steamfitter/Welder for Local 393, and writes a blog on Tahoeskibum.com. Mike lives in San Jose and has been an active member at Unlimited since November 2013. We commend Mike for his dedication, and we hope that his story becomes an inspiration to you.

Have you always been active all your life?

Yes, despite always being a big guy I’ve always been active. I grew up playing all kinds of team sports. I skated and played hockey for Milpitas High School.

What Sparked your interest to join Unlimited MMA? What motivates you?  

Finding out I had a daughter on the way really made me evaluate my lifestyle. At that time I probably weighed 265-270, and I knew I had to loose weight .Surfing the internet one day, I found this guy who was 500 pounds and his doctor told him he only had a couple of years to live. So he packed his bags and moved to Thailand to train in Muay Thai.
I believe he is now around 210lbs. He fights and teaches all around the world. That story was so inspirational that I started looking up Muay Thai gyms in the area. While looking at videos on Youtube, I saw my friend Marisela “Badass” Badillo-Alvaro fighting in Thailand. After a couple of Facebook messages, I was shaking Jose’s hand and starting my first trial class at Unlimited.

My daughter is my biggest motivation, then my beautiful wife, and finally the results–I love seeing the pounds fall off and feeling my body getting stronger.

What do you like most about Unlimited MMA?

What I really like most about Unlimited MMA is the coaches. All the coaches will take the time to help you with your technique or give you a little “motivation” when necessary.

What are some of the struggles you’ve come across in your fitness journey?

One of the biggest struggles I’ve come across so far is staying healthy. This cold season has been particularly rough on me. Learning to deal with and train through minor injuries is another challenge. I’ve learned that in Muay Thai you’re gonna be sore and you’re gonna be hurting a lot especially in the beginning. I’ve learned to stay loose by gettig a massage and proper stretching. If my legs hurt I can always focus with working more on my hands or vice versa.

Can you tell us a little bit about your daily routine?

My day starts at around 4:30am. I start with a shake for breakfast usually consisting of Body by Vi protein, fruits, and vegetables. Then its off to work. I work in construction and some days it can be very physically demanding.
Lunch is a high protein salad or Body by Vi protein cereal. After work I have a light snack– humus and vegetables or just some fruit. Then dinner from my wife, who is a classically trained chef, usually chicken or fish and vegetables.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday I run with my 2 dogs, and the other days I have Muay Thai class at 730pm . Sunday is rest day.

How much weight have you lost since joining Unlimited?

I have lost a little over 50 pounds since I have started with Unlimited MMA in November.

What advice or words of wisdom can you give current/future Unlimited members?

Usually the hardest part of the work-out is getting to the gym. Give it your all and you will see results. Train hard, listen to your coaches and eat right. Most importantly have fun!

 

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Written by: Aileen Christabel

Bay Area Challenge: Muay Thai Series

SATURDAY, APRIL 19, 20014 IN PETALUMA

THE UNLIMITED MMA FIGHT TEAM gets ready to set on another adventure. This time Hector Cortes, Leizel Beliso and Zell Sarao will step into the ring to test their skills and take themselves to a new level.

 

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Questions? Call us at 408.946.2151

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Unlimited MMA fight team comes home 3-0

The Unlimited Fight Team goes 3-0 at 408 FIGHTS last night. A bit of a milestone for the Team. Though our win percentage is always high, this is actually the first time we’ve gone 3-0 in one night. Congrats to our Fighters and Respect to our Opponents… Got Some!

Jonathan Ramirez wins by RNC in the 1st round

Sonny Singh wins by Unanimous  Decision

Jacob Ycaro wins by Unanimous  Decision

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Unlimited Fighters in 408Fights Event.

It’s Fight Week! Pick up your tickets and come out and support our boys this Saturday at the SJ Civic Center. This will be an action packed event. There is a lot of history in this venue, from the strikeforce days into the up and comers of today.
We have Jonathan Ramirez, Jacob Ycaro and Sonny Singh representing Unlimited MMA Fight Team. Get your tickets now, they are going fast and you will not want to miss this event. Call now! 408.946.2151

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Abi Rivera

Abi Rivera

Each month we highlight one of our members–to give us a chance to get to know them and learn a little bit about their fitness journey.

This month we are highlighting Abi Rivera. Abi works as a Dental Insurance Coordinator. She was born in the Philippines, but now resides in Milpitas, CA. Abi has been a dedicated member of Unlimited for the past two years. We commend Abi for her dedication, and we hope that she becomes an inspiration to you.

Have you always been active all your life?

I have always been active. I played volleyball, table tennis, and badminton.

What sparked your interest to join Unlimited MMA?

I was borderline diabetic and needed to lose weight. A friend of mine used to do kickboxing and he said it was fun and will also help with the weight loss.

What do you like most about Unlimited MMA?

Unlimited had the cheapest pricing compared to all the other kickboxing/crossfit gyms. Plus the coaches are helpful and nice.

I’m more active in Crossfit now, and I love how my Crossfit fam motivates me!

What are some of the struggles you’ve come across in your fitness journey?

Hearing other people’s opinions about going to the gym is hard. I’ve come across many people who have said that working-out is a waste of time. I’ve also struggled with making healthier food choices.

What advice or words of wisdom can you give current/future Unlimited members?

Never give up!! Anything is possible. Don’t get scared or intimidated because someone is better or lifting heavier,
we all have to start somewhere.

Abi has lost close to 45lbs. since she began her journey!!! Way to go Abi! Get Some!!!!

 

Written by: Aileen Christabel