Finolhu takes fitness in Maldives to next level with UFC GYM partnership

Finolhu Maldives has partnered with the renowned UFC GYM, the elite fitness concept from global phenomenon Ultimate Fighting Championship.

In an announcement, the retro-cool contender Finolhu said a UFC GYM Master Trainer is based at The Cove Club, offering a blend of traditional workout facilities and mixed martial arts to enhance the fitness levels of guests with a variety of personal training and group classes.

According to Finolhu, Geneviève Soszynski, a UFC GYM Master Trainer with over 20 years’ experience in the fitness industry, will be based at Finolhu for six months from October 1 to offer a diversity of personal training and group classes, including Daily Ultimate Trainings (DUT), Fight Fit, UFC Fit, Boxing and Striking Conditioning, MMATRX and TRX, and Triggerpoint Movement.

Soszynski is an experienced MMA practitioner, including Muay Thai, Jiu-Jitsu and Wrestling as well as a former coach and student at Team Quest under MMA and UFC fight veteran Dan Henderson and at Reign Training Centre under UFC fighter Mark Munoz. She has helped hundreds of individuals, including MMA athletes, achieve their fitness goals in weight loss and muscle gain with specialised training in rehabilitative and preventative care as an experienced remedial message therapist and therapy aide.

Finolhu’s retro revival hub, The Cove Club, features indoor and outdoor gym areas with the latest state-of-the-art gym equipment overlooking both ‘Palm Beach’ and the island’s beautiful lagoon. Guests can meet with either the resident fitness instructor or the UFC GYM Master Trainer who will provide expert fitness and wellness advice to guide them through achieving their fitness goals and help them to train differently.

Harnessing the island’s natural environment is the inspiration for fitness activities at The Cove Club, from yoga and paddle boarding to ballet and kickboxing, while the facilities also include a movement pavilion, a relaxation area overlooking the sunset, steam/sauna, a wellness areas, a salon and retail pavilion.

UFC, the popular mixed martial arts association, launched its first chain of gyms in 2009, offering a range of workout classes and training programs for all ages. UFC GYM is a community of people focused on bettering themselves through disciplined training and a variety of classes that get results. The UFC GYM team aspires to instil confidence in members so that they can accomplish their goals in and outside of the octagon. Whether someone is looking to train like a champion or learn a new skill, UFC GYM is a safe community where everyone can come together to sweat, achieve goals and train different.

Just 30 minutes by speedboat from sister resort Amilla Fushi, Finolhu is a stylish and eclectic retreat with a buzzy bon-vivant vibe and a refreshing, retro-inspired burst of fun for the region. Bringing toes-in-the-sand relaxation to fun-loving beach-erati alongside the best DJs, live acts and most fabulously chic parties in the Maldives. Finolhu’s 125 villas come on the ocean, the lagoon or by the beach, with or without pool in either one or two bedroom options being the ultimate island experience for chic couples, fun-loving families and gatherings of friends alike.

Located in the UNESCO world biosphere of Baa Atoll, both resorts can be reached by either seaplane in just 30 minutes from the main Velana International Airport or by a 20-minute flight to Dharavandhoo Domestic Airport in Baa Atoll followed by a short speedboat ride.

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