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Best MMA gym in Sparks Nevada

rick collup

owner | head trainer

I have held titles in some of the biggest MMA fights around at the time. I have fought the worlds toughest fighters including UFC hall of fame fighter Dan Severn, Cal Worsham, Jason Lambert, Jimmy Ambriz, Bo Cantrell and several others.

I have trained with Randy Couture, Chuck Liddell, Nate Diaz, Cung Li, Royce Gracie, Rickson Gracie, Royler Gracie, Frank Shamrock, Quinton Jackson, Justin Ellison, Martin Kampmann, Ian “Uncle Creepy” McCall and many more.

I am not naming these people and experiences to brag although I am very proud of myself for stepping up and putting my name and reputation on the line. I am a very humble person and always have an open mind to learning new things so I can pass them on to my fighters.


Best MMA gym in Sparks Nevada

heather collup

owner | trainer | Nutrition advisor | weight loss practitioner

I teach 11 Cardio Kickboxing classes weekly. I do your measurements and help with your nutritional needs. My students lose about 10-20 inches the first two weeks. We work our butts off in class and have a great time. We work with banana bags, focus mitts, weights, machines, circuit training and much more. I change class all the time so you don’t get bored, have muscle memory or plateau. I can help you reach your fitness goals.



Best MMA gym in Sparks Nevada

oscar ramirez

trainer | mixed martial arts

Oscar is a Pro MMA fighter with over 17 fights. Oscar Ramirez is a contracted Bellator fighter, and is currently undefeated in California and is fighting for the Title in the Flyweight division.



I have been out of shape in a horrible way the last few years, and I thought I would sign up for the cardio kickboxing class. It wipes me out, and I LOVE IT!!! I am so happy to go! And people in the class, especially Heather, are SO supportive and cheer you on! Plus they help you make sure you’re doing the moves correctly!!! I’m still a little new and not completely able to do the moves, but I am enjoying this with all my heart!!! Thank you for being there Reno Academy of Combat and Fitness! I feel blessed!

mercedes o.

I took a class here recently and thoroughly enjoyed it. The instructors/owners Rick and Heather are very knowledgeable and work hard to ensure everyone receives quality instruction. I personally felt unprepared skill wise for the class I took but Heather encouraged me to not give up and to keep trying. At the end of the class, I left having more confidence in myself and the ability to continue through challenges. I accomplished so much in the time I was there and will sign up for more classes! I definitely recommend RAC to anyone interested in a fitness/mma/firearms instruction.

kayla j.

I can’t say enough good things about Rick and Heather. I signed up for the two weeks left during my stay and from day 1 to day 14 they continually showed interest in my well being, as well as all of their students. I watched as they showed everyone the same enthusiasm no matter what age, size, gender, race, shape, style or experience level. Their classes are structured perfectly to ensure everyone will succeed with their fitness and self defense goals. 10 out of 10 class act and all of their students share the same attitude. You will feel welcome here!

papa mike

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