-Michael Taylor

"I am 39 years old and have never been athletic.  Like many people my age with a young family and a demanding corporate job, there never seemed to be enough time for exercise.  I was on multiple medications and was about 20 lbs above my target weight.  In mid-August of 2013, I made the decision to change my lifestyle so I could stop taking medications to deal with health issues related to a sedentary lifestyle.  I consulted with my doctor to make sure that she agreed with the choice that I had made, since I had been taking medications for almost 3 years.  So, I joined Gravitas Martial Arts.  I had tried the traditional gym membership twice before, and it’s just not for me.  I found nothing motivating about the environment or the tedious nature of gym-type exercises.  Something clicked at Gravitas, though.  From my first class, I felt like part of a community; a community that would help me and train WITH me.  And that made me want to be a good training partner.  I soon added Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  It was at that point, that I really felt my body, my attitude, and my life changing.  I lost 15 pounds in the first 3 months.  And I have been medication free for almost 5 months.  Under the guidance of Jonny Wester and Daniel Trimble, I feel like I only begun to scratch the surface of my capabilities, and I look forward to every class as an opportunity to make my life better."




"My family and I joined Gravitas MMA in September 2013.  My 8 year old son wanted to learn Martial Arts and we had tried out a different place and was not very impressed.  Thankfully Coach Jonny Wester and Coach Daniel Trimble had just opened Gravitas MMA and I signed my son up for a free week of class.  Of course then my 5 year old daughter wanted to try it, then I tried a Kickboxing class.   All three of us were hooked after one class.  Coach Wester and Trimble are exceptionally good at what they do.  I can’t say enough good things about Gravitas MMA.  The confidence that it has brought out in my children is just priceless.  They are so excited to go to class, they even want to come and watch me do my classes. A positive environment all around.  FIVE STARS!!!"

-Adam Settle

"Jiu-Jitsu has helped me to realize that I don’t have to stop competing. Jiu-Jitsu has provided an area for me to push myself to the limits and learn new skills every training session. Jiu-Jitsu has helped me learn that the depth of the person is most important and to accept every action/conversation as a learning opportunity. I have always tried to make myself better everyday, even by a little bit…Jiu-Jitsu has given me a way to achieve this. Gravitas has given me Jiu-Jitsu. I’m grateful for my coaches and Gravitas. Through my training, I have been able to improve my body control, speed, and awareness. The atmosphere and culture that Gravitas has created enables each and every client to become the best that they can be."