Michael Hill

michael hill

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!



Written by: Aileen Christabel

Bay Area Challenge: Muay Thai Series


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


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

Fight Program


These classes are for those wanting to take their workout to the next level.  FIGHT TEAM PAD TRAINING class is the perfect complement to any fight program.  This class will not only deliver excellent conditioning but also make your striking more explosive and effective! FIGHT TEAM PAD TRAINING is designed to give you the best in conditioning while learning effective techniques for the Ring or Cage!

Muay Thai – San Shou Training (Level 2)

Learn to use the skills like the pros! This class is geared to teach offensive and defensive techniques in a controlled environment. Each class incorporates fundamentals of San Shou, Muay Thai, and Boxing. Light to moderate contact is applied to insure effectiveness and integrity of the drills. This is the introductory part of fighting in competition, where students develop confidence and self-defense abilities.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Gi / No Gi  Level 1-2)

Gi / No Gi Brazilian Jui-Jitsu is a martial art and combat sport that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting with the goal of gaining a dominant position and using joint-locks and chokeholds to force an opponent to submit. It promotes the principle that a smaller, weaker person using leverage and proper technique can successfully defend themselves against a bigger, stronger opponent


This class is designed to prepare students for competition in the ring or cage!  Each class incorporates the fundamentals of Wrestling, Kickboxing, and Boxing, as well as ground and pound, positioning, and escapes.  The majority of this class involves rounds that are a mixture of stand up / clinch / ground. As such, it’s recommended that a solid base in the fundamentals of those ranges be developed (through Conditioning / Kickboxing / Jiu-Jitsu classes) to be able to fully benefit and safely participate for anyone wishing to compete in Mixed Martial Arts. Clinch & Takedowns – offense / defense. Learning to use, as well as defend against takedowns and strikes in MMA. (from outside range & against the wall). Ground – grappling training with modified strategies that implement what striking and ground and pound brings unto the Submission ground game.

Cardio and Conditioning


Kickboxing Conditioning (Level 1 Training)

An intense session of high energy, high impact, total body conditioning. This class is for people who want to get in shape and learn martial arts. Kickboxing Conditioning teaches the fundamentals of boxing and kickboxing, heavy bag training, floor conditioning, and partner drills. Kickboxing is the most popular fitness program in the nation for a reason: This session burns calories, is excellent for strength & conditioning, builds lean muscle, tones & conditions your body from head to toe, increases flexibility, and teaches self-defense skills! Experience what the hype is all about! (Gloves required).

Focus  Mitts & Thai  Pads (Level 1)

The Focus Mitt class will improve your punching technique and combinations, while the Thai Pad class will have you kicking with power and precision. This class incorporates the time-honored systems with a resistance circuit to help sculpt and define your body. (Gloves required)

Crosskick (Level 1-2)

These classes are for those wanting to take their workout to the next level. CrossKick includes advanced Thai Pad training, Cardio & Strength training, CrossFit methods, and much more!

Muay Thai (Level 1)

This class is geared to teach basic offensive and defensive striking techniques as well as footwork and strategy. Each class will start with conditioning and Thai Pads to keep students conditioned and sharp. The class also consists on light contact drills to prepare students for live action sparring in the Level 2 and Fight Program classes. (shinguards are required)