Finolhu Gives Fitness an update with UFC.

11 October 2017

Finolhu is banding together with the renowned UFC GYM, an elite fitness concept from global phenomenon Ultimate Fighting Championship® to enhance the fitness levels of guests staying at the resort.

Starting from 1 October 2017, a UFC GYM Master Trainer will be based on the island at Finolhu’s “Cove Club” to offer a blend of traditional workout facilities and mixed martial arts to guests with a variety of personal training and group classes.


UFC is a community based popular mixed martial arts association that focuses on bettering themselves through disciplined training and a variety of classes to reach the targeted results.

The UFC GYM launched its first chain of gyms in 2009 and the team aspires to install confidence in members so that they can accomplish their goals in and outside of the octagon by offering a range of workout classes and training programs for all ages.

GENEVIÈVE SOSZYNSKI, the UFC GYM Master Trainer that will be based at Finolhu for six months starting from October will be offering a diversity of personal training and group classes, including Daily Ultimate Trainings including Fight Fit, UFC Fit, Boxing & Striking Conditioning, MMATRX and TR and Triggerpoint Movement.


With over 20 years of experience in the fitness industry, Soszynski is an experienced MMA practitioner of Muay Thai, Jiu-Jitsu and Wrestling as well as a former coach and student at Team Quest under MMA and UFC fight veteran Dan Henderson and at Reign Training Centre under UFC fighter Mark Munoz. 

Furthermore, she has helped hundreds of individuals, including MMA athletes, achieve their fitness goals in weight loss and muscle gain with specialised training in rehabilitative and preventative care as an experienced remedial message therapist and therapy aide.

guests can meet with either the resident fitness instructor or the UFC GYM Master Trainer who will provide expert fitness and wellness advice to guide them and help them to train differently at the Finolhu’s retro revival hub, “Cove Club”, which features indoor and outdoor gym areas with the latest state-of-the-art gym equipment overlooking both ‘Palm Beach’ and the island’s beautiful lagoon. 

According to the resort, harnessing the island’s natural environment is the inspiration for fitness activities at The Cove Club, from yoga and paddle boarding to ballet and kickboxing, while the facilities will also include a movement pavilion, a relaxation area overlooking the sunset, steam/sauna, a wellness areas, a salon and retail pavilion.


Finolhu is a refined, retro-inspired island paradise that brings a timeless sense of style to the pristine lagoons and rich waters surrounding it. Located in the UNESCO world biosphere of Baa Atoll, Finolhu is the ultimate island experience for chic couples, fun-loving families and gathering of friends alike.

The classic island destination can be reached by seaplane in 30 minutes from Malé International Airport or a 15 minute flight to Dharavandhoo Domestic Airport in Baa Atoll followed by a short 20 minute speedboat ride to Finolhu.