Testimonials

Member Reviews

  • "I have been attending Gorilla Combat for Jiu-Jitsu classes for the last few months and have taken a few boxing classes and a self-defense class. Upon arriving at my first class, I could tell that Gorilla Combat was not only a positive environment, but one where the coaches and members push each other to do better. The coaches are knowledgable and the members help one another out. Whether it is BJJ, Muy-Thai, or boxing, there is something for everyone and the lessons learned in Gorilla's classes are invaluable."                                  - Haley Brennan
  • "From my very first class, I felt welcomed and part of the group. Everyone was so gracious and quick to offer assistance. The instructors are knowledgeable and patient, and keep things fun and lively. The results have been increased strength and endurance, weight management, and I’ve even gained some knowledge on how to protect myself – all within a comfortable environment with some new friends."    
    Mary Jones
  • My former boxing trainer, Caleb Traviño best coach I ever had by far."
    Richard EnnisPrivate Student
  • I am very thankful for what the gym has taught me. The gym has taught me how to be patient, form, discipline and self control.  Thank you Caleb, Juan and the rest of the amazing people. - Juan Tapia Diaz : Boxing   -Minneapolis, Mn
  • Gorilla Combat helped me reach my fitness goals. I was getting a little bored with what I’d been doing and the last pounds were taking longer than I liked. I decided to try Muai-Thai Boxing and loved it! The instructors were great and the people I met were genuine and fun. I lost those last few pounds, and gained muscle, increased endurance, and some basic self-defense skills. Highly recommend this gym!!        -Mary Jones, Belle Plaine, Mn  
  • Always one of my favorite gyms! Everyone treats each other with respect, and they always think about safety first. Great for beginners! Or if you’re looking for competitive fights. I highly recommend gorilla combat

    Justin Potthast

  • Friendly and informative staff, clearly have built a positive environment, and the workouts are great.

    Shiloh Heesch  (new participant)  Edina, Mn       6-5-18

  • "I've tried many different gyms and fitness programs over the years and none of them compare to Gorilla Combat. The instructors are highly knowledgeable, experienced, and fun to be around. The members are welcoming and encouraging and really want to help others learn. You’ll leave every class having learned something new and will make friends along the way too.  Whatever your goals may be — whether it's getting in the best shape of your life, exploring your dream of entering competition, or just relieving stress after a hard day's work, this is the place for you. A big thank you to the staff and members of Gorilla for helping me become a better version of myself and giving me the chance to do what I love!"    -  Amy Dunbar : competitive Amateur Boxer     Bloomington, MN.  5-23-19

  • "Caleb is a very patient and knowledgeable trainer.  He's taught me many varieties of fighting, my favorite being Eskrima"
    Chrissie Daoud
  • “I have done the big fitness clubs in our area but never found a fit until GC. Hands down the most genuine, knowledgeable trainers in an environment that felt comfortable after about 5 minutes…. even in classes partnered with far more experienced members than myself! I am no boxer but I love the training, learning the techniques and finally seeing muscles I thought were long gone.”
    Heidi Schultz

Member Video Testimonials

 

“No matter if you’re a beginner, intermediate or expert level, there’s something for everybody here at Gorilla!”

 

 

“What brought me to Gorilla was that I wanted to lose weight in a way that I could be passionate about, in a way that I respected, through a sport that I always admired, and that sport was boxing!”

 

“I like the physical and mental workout that I get. Also, sparring with my co-workers is fun!”

“The biggest result I’ve seen so far is confidence in my social life, at work, everywhere. I’m just a lot more confident overall.”

Kisten Kirsch Loses 130 lbs

 

Kisten Kirsch gives her testimony on Channel 9. Through hard work and professional guidance Kristen lost 130 lbs. Click the play button to learn more about her experience!

  • "I signed up for a Muay Thai class at Gorilla based on a recommendation from a friend, and I've been going ever since. The sessions at Gorilla have worked me into the best shape of my life and significantly improved my mental health. Grateful to have a gym like Gorilla."
    - Chris F.  Muay-Thai - Minneapolis  12-06-19
  • Friendly and informative staff, clearly have built a positive environment, and the workouts are great.

    Shiloh Heesch  (new participant)  Edina, Mn       6-5-18

  • "When you find a workout that you won't skip - no matter what - you know it's special.  It's the intensity, it's the full body conditioning,  but it's also the instructors that make every novice feel like a pro and make those that have been there for years feel like it's a fresh, new workout."
    Kelly Ploen
  • “I really appreciate the community that has been built at GC.  Everyone is there to get a great workout and have fun, there are no egos.  I have been an athlete and been around many sports for a long time. Martial arts transcends them all.  It makes you a better person. Training has become a part of my weekly ritual that I won’t do without. It has been great for my physical and mental health.  Come join!” - Lucas Johnson
  • My former boxing trainer, Caleb Traviño best coach I ever had by far."
    Richard EnnisPrivate Student
  • "I've tried many different gyms and fitness programs over the years and none of them compare to Gorilla Combat. The instructors are highly knowledgeable, experienced, and fun to be around. The members are welcoming and encouraging and really want to help others learn. You’ll leave every class having learned something new and will make friends along the way too.  Whatever your goals may be — whether it's getting in the best shape of your life, exploring your dream of entering competition, or just relieving stress after a hard day's work, this is the place for you. A big thank you to the staff and members of Gorilla for helping me become a better version of myself and giving me the chance to do what I love!"    -  Amy Dunbar : competitive Amateur Boxer     Bloomington, MN.  5-23-19

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