Self Defense Classes Coming to YouFit Gyms

Your life matters and YouFit Gyms is here to help you protect it. In response to one of our own YouFit members fighting off an attacker in her apartment complex gym, YouFit Gyms is setting out to help all members and the community by offering FREE self defense classes at participating gyms during the month of March 2023.

Nashali Alma has been a YouFit Gyms member for about a year, but on a recent Sunday night she decided to grab a quick workout at the gym in her Tampa, Florida apartment complex. She heard a knock on the glass door, looked up to find a man she assumed was a resident and let him in. The man proceeded to try to grab Alma, who was immediately alarmed. She began to separate herself from the attacker who continued to pursue her. Nashali’s instincts took over and she decided to fight back.

Nashali escaped her attacker and is on a mission to organize rallies, fundraisers, and events that bring lazer focus to the problems that victims face as a result of sexual assault via her Never Give Up! Campaign. YouFit Gyms is joining the efforts by offering self defense classes based on Krav Maga at participating locations.

4 Reasons Why Learning Self Defense is Important for Everyone

Improve Awareness

Taking a self defense class can you help you identify what to look for in a potentially harmful situation and even your attacker BEFORE being attacked. This awareness will give you the opportunity and more time to flight, instead of a fight your attacker.

You’re More Prepared

If you haven’t at least thought about what you would do if you were attacked, it’s simple – you are unprepared. Yes, adrenaline rushes in and your natural instincts will take over, but you’re more likely to successfully protect yourself if you have a game plan.

Protect Yourself

Self defense classes offer you the basic movements you can use to protect yourself in an unwanted and threatening situation.

Help Others

The more you know, the more you can share with your friends and family. But don’t take on teaching self defense movements on your own – instead encourage them to take a series of class taught by professional instructors.

Upcoming Self Defenses Classes at YouFit Gyms

What To Expect

All classes will take place the week of March 20th at participating YouFit Gyms.

Learn basic and simple life-saving self defense techniques.

Class duration – 1 hour to 1.5 hours depending on gym’s schedule.

For all fitness levels.

FREE and open to the public.


March 21st @ 12 PM
YouFit Gyms Dania Beach

140 South Compass Way, Dania Beach, FL, 33004
Taught by Rodrigo Baga

March 21st @ 6 PM
YouFit Gyms Davie

8942 W State Road 84, Davie, FL, 33324
Taught by Rodrigo Baga

March 21st @ 4 PM
YouFit Gyms Deerfield Beach

4032 W Hillsboro Blvd, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
Taught by Dragon House – Michael Young

March 21st @ 6 PM
YouFit Gyms Greenacres

3913 Jog Rd, Greenacres, FL 33467
Taught by AIKMO Krav Maga

March 21st @ 5 PM
YouFit Gyms Margate

3133 N State Road 7, Margate, FL, 33063
Taught by AIKMO Krav Maga

March 21st @ 5 PM
YouFit Gyms Orlando – Orange Ave

2847 S. Orange Ave., Orlando, FL 32806
Taught by Krav Maga O-Town March 21st @ 5 PM
YouFit Gyms South Pompano Beach

401 S Federal Hwy, Pompano Beach, FL, 33060
Taught by AIKMO Krav Maga

March 21st @ 6 PM
YouFit Gyms Tampa – Dale Mabry Hwy (Carrollwood)

14350 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618
Koeing Martial Arts

Stay tuned for more classes to be announced.

If you or someone you know is attacked, call 9-1-1 immediately. The Sexual Assault Hotline is available 24/7 at 1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673). Report domestic abuse through National Domestic Violence Hotline anytime at 1-800-799-SAFE (1-800-799-7233). And contact the Loveisrespect hotline if you or someone you know is a victim of teen dating violence. Reach a love is respect advocate anytime by phone at 1-866-331-9474, by texting ‘loveis’ to 22522, or by chat online.

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