Gray Maynard, American Mixed Martial Artist (MMA) and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) competitor, is preparing for the UFC 160 fight on May 25 by resting in the new Phiten Organic Sleeping Pod in between training sessions. The pod is infused with Phiten’s AQUA-TITANIUM® technology and is manufactured exclusively by The Futon Shop.
The Futon Shop wanted to test out the Phiten Organic Sleeping Pod on athletes that they feel need the most amount of rejuvenation between activities. The Futon Shop found the ideal test subject, Javier Mendez, world renowned MMA trainer, former ISKA Light-Cruiserweight / Light-Heavyweight Champion, and Owner / Founder of AKA Gym in San Jose, Calif. After one use, Mendez felt he “immediately experienced the rejuvenating benefits and began recommending the POD to the athletes [he] trains.”
Mendez trains MMA and UFC fighter, Maynard. To help with recuperation while training for his upcoming UFC 160 match, Maynard is using the Phiten Organic Sleeping Pod as recommended by Mendez, who says, “For optimum performance, athletes should spend down time in between training sessions in a Phiten Sleep Pod.” Maynard stated, “Using the pod, I fall asleep faster and I feel more rested the next day.”
Maynard holds the record for the 4th fastest knockout in UFC history at 9 seconds versus Joe Veres and has an MMA Record of 11-1-1 with 1 no contest. He appeared as a contestant on season five of the television show, Ultimate Fighter and co-stars in the movie, Submission with Ving Rhames. Maynard has a list of highlights to his name including, two-time Ohio High School State Wrestling Champion, three-time MSU All-American with Honors, and as of March 2013, Maynard is ranked as the #3 lightweight fighter in the world. Currently fighting out of The American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose, Calif., Maynard is expected to face TJ Grant at UFC 160 on May 25, 2013 with the winner of the Maynard / Grant fight getting a UFC Lightweight title shot against Benson Henderson.
The pod was originally designed for professional baseball players to use while on the road. Now The Futon Shop makes it available for everyone to use. It is ideal for use on top of any bed, cushion or resting mat and is machine washable and dryer safe. The Phiten Organic Sleeping Pod is similar to a sleeping bag, in design, and features innovative pyramid cuts, enabling extra stretching room for easy entry and exit. Constructed from organic cotton, the pod is lightweight and breathable to ensure comfort. The sack has a mummy-like hood for complete enclosure allowing for maximum benefit and light elimination. The Phiten Pod has a Velcro closer for complete security and fits easily into a 7” x 8” sack with handle and drawstring closer.
Brought to you by The Futon Shop, home of the Phiten Rejuvenating Futon Mattress Collection. Phiten Organic Sleeping Pods are exclusively available at any of The Futon Shop locations, AKA Gym in San Jose, Calif., or online at THEFUTONSHOP.COM and soon to be available at AKAKICKBOX.COM and PHITENUSA.COM.