UFC GYM enters into knockout partnership with DFC

UFC GYM, the first major extension of world-leading mixed martial arts brand, Ultimate Fighting Championship, has entered the UK market and partnered with DFC. DFC is an experienced revenue management solutions provider and, as an expert in Direct Debit collection, is already standardising and simplifying the membership process.

The partnership will support UFC GYM UK, initially with the first UFC GYM located in Huntingdon Street, Nottingham, by removing arduous administrative tasks, and will make the membership process easier, quicker, and more consistent for customers.

Who is UFC GYM?

The first to combine mixed martial arts and fitness, UFC GYM have developed a dedication to “Train Different” for long term and consistent results, for the whole family, with membership options starting from the age of 6 years+. Offering state-of-the-art equipment, top-notch coaching with accredited UFC GYM Coaches, and a passionate community of movers and motivators, UFC GYM brings world-champion level training to fitness enthusiasts of all ages and abilities.

Since its inception in 2009, it has opened more than 150 gym locations worldwide, including the United States, Canada, Australia, Bahrain, Mexico, Chile, Oman, Philippines, Taiwan, Vietnam, the United Arab Emirates, and now the United Kingdom.

Standing out from the crowd

As with many gyms and fitness providers, managing memberships effectively while offering a high-end fitness experience is paramount to UFC GYM.

“We looked at working with a few Direct Debit collection companies, but it was the enthusiasm, energy, and expertise of the DFC team that stood out to us. Going with DFC ended up being a gut feeling, and it really paid off. They are experts in their field – and their understanding of the fitness industry is second to none.”

Joe Long, Director at UFC GYM UK

“DFC provides everything we need to put together going forward, including Direct Debit collection from members and reporting capabilities. When combined with their flexibility and overarching sense of corporate responsibility, they were a true stand out.”

Joe Long

Fuelling growth

Continuing their mission to bring professional-level fitness training to everyone, UFC GYM UK recently opened a new, 18,000sq ft fitness facility in Nottingham. The new Nottingham gym provides the UK with a revolutionary fitness and training environment specifically designed to combine the best elements of mixed martial arts and traditional fitness to create a family-friendly training hub.

The Nottingham studio is the first of over 105 clubs to be opened across the UK and Ireland over the coming years. Visit www.ufcgym.co.uk for further information.

DFC – doing things differently

DFC is a leading revenue management solutions provider in the leisure industry. An expert in managing end-to-end Direct Debit collection processes for health clubs, they aim to remove the faff from collections for busy fitness organisations.

Through a commitment to maximise income, streamline administration processes and reduce customer churn by improving customer relationships, DFC can ensure that health clubs retain members whilst freeing up valuable time.

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