Make us your home page
Instagram

Tough Love gym opens in Ybor

Tough Love offers training and classes in Ybor. Photo courtesy of Tough Love.

Tough Love offers training and classes in Ybor. Photo courtesy of Tough Love.

For professional MMA fighter Sebastian Angel, the hardest part of the fight isn't stepping into the cage, it's the training leading up to the fight.

"The fight shows how hard you worked in training camp," Angel said.

His mixed martial arts career fueled a passion for fitness, and on Saturday, he'll join his wife Jay Angel to celebrate the opening of their new Ybor City gym, Tough Love.

The gym will aim to help others train and learn how to live healthy lifestyles.

Cesar and Maria Gomez are partners with the expectant couple in this new venture.

"We had a smaller gym in Brandon for the last year and now we decided to open a big location and take it to the next level," Sebastian said.

Tough Love will offer traditional boot camps full of challenging strength and cardio training, adult and children's MMA and Jiu Jitsu classes, personal training and a women's self-defense class where Sebastian will teach students how to defend themselves in real life situations.

"The kids' classes, they aren't just a day care," Sebastian said. "We will focus on proper techniques, disciple and conditioning."

Angel's own discipline launched him into professional fighting just one year after he started his MMA career as an amateur in 2010.

During his last fight in Miami in 2012, his jaw was broken and he was medically suspended from fighting for 16 months.

"He ended up homeless very shortly after that for a year and half before he was offered a business opportunity for Herbalife and quickly excelled," Jay said.

Jay and Sebastian met at an Herbalife event in Las Vegas in 2013 and began a journey of fitness and nutrition entrepreneurship together.

"Our gym will have a full nutrition bar where we will help with meal plans, give advice on food groups, what to buy and how to season it," Sebastian said. "We will hold that person accountable to help them out."

The grand opening will be 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday (Feb. 4)at 2326 E 7th Ave. with the grill going and music playing.

Everyone who comes in for the grand opening will receive 50 percent off memberships.

For more information call, (813) 391-7943 or visit, toughlovegym.com.

SHARE YOUR NEWS: If you have an item for Everybody's Business, contact Arielle Waldman at awaldman@tampabay.com.

Tough Love gym opens in Ybor 02/01/17 [Last modified: Thursday, February 2, 2017 12:04pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. FBI warns of spreading W-2 email theft scheme

    Personal Finance

    The IRS is warning businesses about a sharp increase in email phishing scams involving employees' W-2 forms — scams that can put staffers' Social Security numbers and other critical information in the hands of thieves.

    The IRS is warning businesses about a sharp increase in email phishing scams involving employees' W-2 forms.
[McClatchy DC/TNS file photo]
  2. Walmart expands grocery delivery service in Florida markets

    Retail

    TAMPA — Walmart is formally launching its grocery delivery service in Tampa, the company announced Monday, as it expands its delivery test into Orlando and Dallas. Five locations around Tampa are offering delivery for online grocery orders.

    Walmart is expanding its grocery delivery to Tampa, the company announced Monday. | [Times file photo]
  3. Marina at Hudson Beach poised to become 24-unit condominium-hotel

    Business

    HUDSON — One of the mainstay businesses at Hudson Beach is poised for redevelopment into a 24-unit condominium-hotel.

    The owners of Skeleton Key Marina in Hudson have filed preliminary plans with Pasco County to redevelop the site into a 24-unit condominium-hotel.
  4. Have your say Tampa Bay on the region's future transit options

    Mass Transit

    TAMPA — It's time, yet again, for Tampa Bay residents to tell officials what kind of transit options they want for their region.

    The Cross-Bay Ferry docks at the Tampa Convention Center on its maiden voyage on Nov. 1, 2016. A regional premium transit study will determine whether a ferry, or other options such as express buses or light rail, would be a good addition to Tampa Bay. [SCOTT KEELER  |  Times]
  5. SOCom seeks civilian drone pilots to develop new technology through ThunderDrone

    Macdill

    TAMPA — For the last three years, Nicole Abbett has been using drones as part of her photography business, with clients like the city of Tampa and construction companies.

    Josh Newby, 31, Palm Harbor, of Tampa Drones fly's a drone in England Brothers park, Pinellas Park, 8/25/16. As drone popularity increases as a hobby and business, local governments are navigating a legal grey area- where, when, and how should drone flights be allowed?