Stay Fly Muay Thai - Philadelphia - New kid on the block with OG status -
Stay Fly Muay Thai- New kid on the block with OG status
Greetings dudes and dudettes,
So, lots of you guys are here because you know who we are and what we're looking to do. Thanks for checking in!
For those of you who are not familiar with who we are at Stay Fly Muay Thai, what we're about, and what we're looking to do, let me try to give you guys a heads up.
What is Stay Fly Muay Thai?
Stay Fly Muay Thai is Philadelphia's Muay Thai Mecca. It's the only strictly Muay Thai camp in the Philadelphia region and is owned and operated by Philadelphia's own Justin "the Purple People Eater" Greskiewicz. Justin teaches the majority of classes, and Eric "the Hooligan" Utsch comes through on Thursday nights to drop his knowledge and run a Dutch-style Muay Thai class. It's the coolest place in town and the most comprehensive Muay Thai experience in the area.
Who are we at Stay Fly Muay Thai?
Stay Fly Muay Thai has all kinds of students. We are home to professional champions, Justin Greskiewicz and Eric Utsch, many amateur fighters, as well as students with ambitions of fighting, and a whole slew of lads and lasses that just want to train the coolest sport in the world, for a variety of reasons. There is no "type" of person that belongs at Stay Fly Muay Thai. The only requirement is that you come prepared to train, work hard, listen, try your best, and get awesome. There are men and women of all ages and experience levels with a variety of goals and aspirations who comprise the student population. Soon, we'll have a kids program to get those miniature dudes and dudettes the jump start that we all wish we had in training Muay Thai.
What are we looking to do at Stay Fly Muay Thai?
At Stay Fly Muay Thai, we're looking to create the coolest place in the world. We want to have an awesome atmosphere for people to learn Muay Thai, find a catalyst for self improvement. We're striving to be better versions of ourselves. We're looking to make friends and lasting relationships with our teammates. We want to help one another get better at Muay Thai, become more fit and healthier, and learn discipline and even maybe find an added spirituality through training.
We are not looking to build an MMA gym or a cardio-kickboxing gym or a karate dojo just like the countless others in the area. Instead, we're looking to focus our efforts in the sport of traditional Muay Thai in Philadelphia, and all the the traditions related to the sport. Don't take that the wrong way. If you're an MMA fighter, you are welcome at Stay Fly Muay Thai. We're currently building relationships and helping out many of the area's top level MMA fighters with their striking through training Muay Thai. We are THE place to go for anyone in the area to increase their striking skills, for any sport they might be interested in competing in, especially MMA. Currently, Stay Fly Muay Thai has been helping Bellator fighter Will Martinez and UFC fighter Zack Makovsky, as well as many of the regions top amateur and professional fighters prepare for fights. If you're interested in the cardio benefits of kickboxing...that's just one of the welcome side effects of training at Stay Fly Muay Thai, you get epically jacked and righteously shredded, for realz.
We are also trying to keep a strong tie to Thai culture and traditions. We will be observing and celebrating many of the Thai holidays. We will be gently introducing students to Thai ideals, including bits of Thai history, language, spirituality, and folklore.
At Stay Fly Muay Thai, we will be looking to establish a kids' program and also work with underprivileged and at risk youth. I wish I found Muay Thai as a child, and we really want to give kids that opportunity to get started in their training young.
Where is Stay Fly Muay Thai?
Stay Fly Muay Thai is located in Northern Liberties, on the corner of 5th and Spring Garden Streets in Philadelphia, PA. It's located in the same plaza as the Dollar General and Subway, tucked inside the courtyard between them. The location is very close to the highway and incredibly easy to get to from 76 or 95. It's only a couple blocks walking distance from Spring Garden stop on the El, as well as close to the Spring Garden stop on the Broad St. line and even close to the Market East Station and many major bus lines.
Our official address is 515 Spring Garden St., Philadelphia, PA 19123. So you can mapquest dat ish!
Why should I train at Stay Fly Muay Thai?
If you don't want to be awesome, you shouldn't.....But seriously, we have the most qualified instructors in town. We have an awesome central location that is easy to get to. We are the only gym in the city with our own parking lot. We have an amazing space with 2 full sized rings, tons of mat space, bags, pads, and gear, and even a cool little hang out spot. And mostly, because we're the coolest, nicest bunch of welcoming people you could ever get to teach you how to punch and kick things like a boss. Come in and check it out, give it a shot, and get awesome. Who doesn't want to Stay Fly?