New training centre to get you fighting fit.
WHEN you enter the NINE12 Fitness Centre don't expect to see rows of shiny treadmills or complicated exercise equipment.
You are more likely to see people pounding a giant tractor tyre with sledgehammers, climbing ropes or scaling the gym's unique monkey bars.
This is a mixed martial arts training that incorporates many of the skills of boxing, Muay Thai, wrestling and jiu-jitsu.
Mixed martial arts is one of the fastest growing sports in the world thanks to the popularity of the Ultimate Fighting Championships in the United States.
"Mixed martial arts fighters are recognised as being amongst the fittest athletes in the world," said gym co-owner Jason Windsor.
"People can come here and train like an MMA fighter without having to do the fighting."
Mr Windsor first opened a NINE12 MMA clothing and accessories store in Magellan St eight months ago with co-owners, Alaric Coulter and Brad Hudson.
"As soon as we opened up the store we had people asking where they could do mixed martial arts training, so it was logical to establish our fitness centre," said Mr Coulter.
"This gym is all about functional strength and conditioning and high intensity interval training.
"Our training uses all muscle groups together to build speed, balance and agility.
Mr Windsor incorporates the circuit-based training he did as an Australian army paratrooper in his fitness routines.
"We are the only exclusive group training facility in Lismore," he said.
"People can spend $60-70 per session with a personal trainer where they can get the same thing here for $20 per week."
NINE12 Fitness Centre: 6622 2663.