Why Blue Collar Fitness
We started Blue Collar Fighter in 2006 because the West Valley needed a quality strength athletics club. Having trained at all of the major clubs in town before then, we were continually disappointed with the lack of personal instruction, high rates, contracts and lack of dedication from the students and instructors. Our goal is to make you a member of our family, increase your quality of life and help you learn that there is no substitute for strength; body, mind and will.
Our instructors are seasoned, knowledgeable and experienced athletes dedicated to training and the future of strength athletics. We’re not a huge, sponsored club with thousands of students, and you’ll see why it makes a difference!
Robert D. Biggs
Robert is a Certified Personal Trainer and Nutritionist with a Certified USA Judo 2nd degree black belt (Nidan) from Rich Moss, a black belt in Jiu-Jitsu from UFC Veteran and Judo Medallist Christophe Leininger and a Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from Paul Nava. He is also a Certified Underground Strength Coach and Certified Kettlebell Lifting Instructor. He has extensive wrestling, Judo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu experience and has fought/competed in Abu Dhabi, RITC, Bad Blood, Grapplers Quest (1st place), NAGA (No-Gi Expert 1st place), Desert Quest (multiple 1st place wins), IKLF/USAKL Kettlebell Lifting, Strongman, Fight Night, Tough Man and many local venues. Robert is a no-nonsense instructor who eats, sleeps and breathes strength and fitness. He is continually working to increase his knowledge by taking classes, attending seminars and training all around the country. He has trained with City Boxing (Brandon Vera & KJ Noons), Top Team, Gracie Barra, Bas Rutten, Gustavo Dantas, Dean Lister and more. Robert has been actively involved in martial arts since he was 18 years old and has dedicated his life to perfecting his style and helping others find theirs. (Not available for Personal Training)
Erin T. Biggs
Erin is a Certified Underground Strength Coach and Certified Kettlebell Lifting Instructor, as well as a veteran Strongman competitor and North American Strongman (NAS) Member. She has been studying various martial arts since 1996 and has achieved the rank of Brown Belt in Judo and Jiu-Jitsu from UFC Veteran and Olympic Judo Medallist Christophe Leininger. She has extensive training experience and has competed in various submission wrestling, Judo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournaments. In recent years, she has focused on sports psychology, strength-training and elite conditioning for athletes to help improve the base core of every student and competitor. Erin is also the business manager for the team, scheduling fights and tournaments, organizing events and keeping everything running smoothly.
E. Nick Gragg
Nick has been training under Coach Robert since 2006. He has achieved the rank of brown belt in Judo and has extensive knowledge in No-Gi grappling. He has fought in multiple MMA, Muay Thai and No-Gi grappling events, including Rage In The Cage, Bad Blood, NAGA and Grappler’s Quest. He is an excellent youth Instructor and also trains teens and adults in both one-on-one sessions and group classes.
Rudy is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, specializing in sports and medicine who is great with kids and adults. He has extensive knowledge of BJJ, MMA and is currently working on improving his Judo knowledge. He has competed in various BJJ and Grappling tournaments and has been studying martial arts since 2007. He is available for one-on-one and small group Personal Training for kids, teens, men and women.