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Coach Mel to Appear on TUF with Miesha Tate

Posted on 03/05/2017

Coach Mel Will Be on an Episode of TUF 18AO8’s very own Coach Mel will be the guest trainer on the new episode of the Ultimate Fighter – TUF (Team Rousey vs. Team Tate). Mel has trained Miesha Tate in the past and has been a guest coach on multiple se...

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Mike Lemaire’s Kickboxing Tips for Your First Class

Posted on 03/05/2017

Kickboxing Tips Everyone Should Know Before Their First Kickboxing ClassFor beginners, the first kickboxing class can be intimidating. This is partly due to not knowing what to expect or what to bring. Allow us to clarify a few things. Our trainer and...

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Mel Menor on Meditation: Empty Your Mind

Posted on 03/05/2017

“The way of the warrior is to understand true emptiness. When the clouds of delusion clears, you understand what is there and what is not.” -Miyamoto Musashi During my career as a professional muay thai fighter, I learned a lot about myself. T...

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Art of Eight Members Rachel and Jamie on How to Stay Motivated

Posted on 03/05/2017

We appreciate all of our members and the hard work, dedication, motivation to stay healthy and passion that they have for their fitness goals. Two members especially embody Art of Eight’s training philosophies of dedication and having a positive attit...

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Coach Mel’s thoughts on Anderson Silva’s shin break

Posted on 03/05/2017

Over the weekend, I was asked by many about how Anderson Silva’s shin broke during his last UFC fight against Chris Weidman. I am sure a lot of people will never forget that visual of his tibia bone snapping in half when he went to throw that kick. I ...

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Inspiring the New Year: What it takes to keep your 2014 resolutions

Posted on 03/05/2017

It’s now 2014 and some of us are ready to make great efforts in accomplishing certain goals for the new year. Weight loss and achieving better health are some of the most common new year’s resolutions, however, we know that only a small percentage of ...

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Why You Should Use Interval Training for Weight Loss

Posted on 03/05/2017

Interval training techniques are some of the most effective for gym goers concerned with weight loss. Mark Dominice, an AO8 trainer with over 22 years of experience says, “An interval training weight loss routine aims to increase or max out your heart...

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AO8’s Own Melchor Menor Trains Patrick Cummins for his UFC Debut against Daniel Cormier

Posted on 03/05/2017

The Patrick Cummins story has been catching like wildfire. In case you haven’t heard, UFC star Rashad Evans injured his knee in training and pulled out of his UFC 170 fight against Daniel Cormier. With only ten days notice, Patrick took the fight agai...

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Tips for Overcoming Weight Loss Plateaus

Posted on 03/05/2017

So, you’ve hit a plateau. Everything’s been working great the past few weeks, but now you’ve hit a brick wall on your weight loss journey. There could be several external factors that come into play here, but often times people reach a plateau when th...

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