Danger Zone Gym

When others are crackin', we're still attackin'

Mike "The Hammer" Hunter Bio

Wrestling Career

  • Three-time high school state qualifier
  • Two-time high school state placer
  • Four-time Division I college letterman and team captain for two years (Ohio University, Athens, OH)
  • Two-time college national qualifier
  • Ranked in the top 15 in the country for three consecutive years
  • 1,153 - 46 life time record
  • Has never been pinned in over 28 years of competition
  • 1 year assistant coach of Athens High School (1993)
  • 1 year coach of Team Ohio (1999)
  • Ran various camps/clinics around the country
  • 7 year head coach at Indian Lake Middle School (1999 - 2006)
  • While coaching at Indian Lake, they had an 82% win percentage, and they were five-time conference champs
MMA Career
  • Fought in his Debut MMA amateur fight July 28, 2007--Phantom Fight Explosion 2- The Second Coming in Lima, OH. He won the fight with a Submission.
  • Won second MMA amateur fight on February 16, 2008--Caged Super Brawl 2 in Celina, OH. He won by Unanimous Decision,
  • Won third MMA amateur fight on June 14, 2008--Phantom Fight Explosion 3: Night of Champions in Lima, OH. He won by Unanimous Decision.
  • Won fourth MMA amateur fight on June 20, 2009—Phantom Fight Explosion VI in Lima, OH. He won by Split Decision.
  • He has trained 13 different fighters with an amateur fight record of 36-1.
  • June 20, 2009 - Win over Derik Sowers
    Phantom Fight Explosion VI - Split Decision - Round 3
  • June 14, 2008 - Win over Lloyd Carter
    Phantom Fight Explosion 3: Night of Champions - Unanimous Decision - Round 3
  • February 16, 2008 - Win over Kenny Blackburn
    Caged Super Brawl 2 - Unanimous Decision - Round 3
  • July 28, 2007 - Win over Justin Carter
    Phantom Fight Explosion 2 - The Second Coming - Submission Guillotine Choke - Round 2, Time 0:51

Gym Rules

  • No Horseplay
  • Be respectful, considerate and friendly to others
  • Please do not track muddy shoes through the gym No street shoes on mats. 
  • Wrestling shoes, socks or bare feet only
  • No metal pieces on clothing if on the mats (ex. zippers, buttons, rivets) 
  • Ask Management to turn on / adjust sound system 
  • Ask Management to turn on / adjust heat 
  • If you use it, put it away 
  • Do Not drop weights and Do Not lay weights on red mats 
  • Wipe down or spray all equipment after use 
  • No children under 12 on equipment unless supervised by an adult 
  • No eating in the gym 
  • No drinks on the mats 
  • You break it, you buy it 
  • The word CAN’T is a 4-letter word in this gym 
  • Work hard 
  • Have Fun 
  • Live Well, Live Long

Success Stories

John Parkins Lost 100 Pounds in Less than 9 Months!

I was miserable and needed help.  In December 2009 I weighed 332 pounds and was barely able to bend down to tie my shoes.  I wanted to lose the weight, but I knew I didn't have the drive to do it by myself.  I needed somebody to push me and help keep my focused and on track.  So that's when I contacted Mike for help.

I explained what I wanted to do and he said that he would help me meet my goals. So I started my Danger Zone journey to better health.

Mike was there for me the entire time.  Pushing me; encouraging me; instructing me and most importantly kicking my butt!  I can't say I enjoyed every minute of it (there was a lot of blood, sweat and tears for sure), but I can't deny that I don't enjoy the results everyday.

With Mike's help I accomplished my goal of losing 100 pounds in 2010 on August 8, 2010.  I stepped on the scale after our Sunday last chance workout and the display read 229 pounds.

Thanks Hammer.  I couldn't have done it without you.

John Parkins