Aside from climbing out of rattlesnake-infested quicksand or posing for rattlesnake-infested watercolor portraits, few activities combine the focus and physicality seen in mixed martial arts training. Give fist-paintings a little martial artistry with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a 10-class punch card at Combat Fitness (a $100 value).
Combat Fitness's lineup of experienced instructors trains students at every age and level to build strength and protect themselves with mixed martial arts and fitness classes. Home to Idaho's only UFC fighter, Scott Jorgensen, currently ranked #4 in the world, this 7,000-square-foot indoor-and-outdoor training facility keeps students punching, jabbing, and scissor-kicking through a full schedule of alternative fitness routines. Try out a Fight Fit class—an hour of intense noncontact strength conditioning, MMA techniques, and bag work—or swing into a judo class, which teaches students combat techniques such as throwing, groundwork, and sparring for open dryers at the laundromat. Trainees can teach a bag a lesson in a kickboxing class, try their hand at Muay Thai boxing, or learn grappling techniques from collegiate instructors in a wrestling session.
Fighters may also use this Groupon toward self-directed open-gym sessions. Protective equipment, such as gloves, mouthpieces, and crested shields, is available for rent or purchase before contact classes.
Combat Fitness’s coaching staff boasts a number of professional pugilists, most notably UFC bantamweight fighter Scott Jorgensen. They each bring their own particular specialty to the table, filling up the roster of classes with seven types of combat training, including boxing, Brazilian jujitsu, and judo. They round out the selection with conditioning courses designed to get participants into fighting shape, using TRX suspension harnesses to provide full-body, low-impact workouts.