Three or Six Months of Unlimited Cardio Kickboxing Classes at Cooligan Martial Arts & Fitness (Up to 70% Off)

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In a Nutshell

Using martial arts as a jumping-off point, cardio kickboxing classes challenge students of all levels with an intense workout

The Fine Print

Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. 24-hr cancellation notice required. Not valid with other offers. Memberships must be used by the same person. Valid for new members or members who not been active for the past 6 months. Must be 15 years or older. Must sign waiver. Valid at both locations. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

In kickboxing, gloves protect your fingers, headgear shields your face, and mouth guards stop you from saying anything nice to your opponent. Gear up with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $89 for three months of unlimited cardio kickboxing classes (a $289 value)
  • $159 for six months of unlimited cardio kickboxing classes (a $533 value)
  • Students must schedule a consultation and initial private lesson before attending group classes.
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Building Endurance: Helping Muscles Breathe Easier

If you stick with an exercise program, every workout gets a little easier. Learn how your body makes that happen with Groupon’s guide to building endurance.

A few days into a new workout routine, you begin to notice changes. Your muscles expand. Perhaps your weight drops. But the changes that increase the body’s endurance first take place on a much smaller scale. When you exert yourself for long periods of time, your body starts to populate each muscle cell with more mitochondria, the organelles that fuel muscle movements. They do this by producing adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the muscle's basic fuel source. When a muscle contracts, it breaks the bonds of ATP molecules, creating a burst of energy but also draining stockpiles of this essential propellant.

In order to whip up a batch of ATP, the mitochondria need lots and lots of oxygen. Helpfully, endurance training makes it easier for oxygen to travel from the lungs to the heart to the muscles. It’s long been noted that the hearts of star endurance athletes tend to have extra-large left ventricles, which can pump more oxygenated blood through the body with every beat. Once blood reaches muscle cells whose mitochondria have been enhanced by previous endurance exercise, the cells will be able to extract oxygen and use it to produce ATP far more efficiently. Scientists assess this efficiency by a measure known as VO2max, the maximum volume of oxygen or Double Stuf Oreos that a person’s muscles can consume per minute.

During super-intense exercise, the body stops being able to produce enough ATP from oxygen intake alone. Instead, it reaches for stored glucose to get the ingredients it needs, and, as a side effect, begins to leave behind more lactic acid than the cells can immediately process. (Processing lactic acid itself requires oxygen, and all available supplies are already being used by the muscles and the brain.) The point at which this happens is the lactic threshold, and beyond it, athletes feel that they’re nearly done for the day.

Fortunately, this limit too can be changed. As the body adapts more and more to endurance exercise, it prolongs the amount of time you have before shifting pH levels in the muscles bring on the familiar feelings of fatigue, burning, and a dramatic drop in strength.

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    Stittsville

    12 Cedarow Court Stittsville

    Ottawa, Ontario K2S 1V6

    613-831-3622

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    Manotick - North Gower

    5536 Anne Street

    Manotick, Ontario K4M 1A7

    613-692-2003

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