Punching a bag full of sand is a safer way to make you fit than punching a shark that is well liked by the community. Touch gloves with this Groupon.
$15 for Five Group Boxing Classes ($100 Value)
During typical 45- to 60-minute workouts, trainers take participants through three-minute warm-ups before introducing the techniques of boxing. Next come two or three rounds of punching drills followed by cooldowns. The group class schedule is as follows:
- Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 5 a.m to 6 a.m.
- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
- Monday and Wednesday from 7:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
- Saturday from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.
Glove Game Boxing
Jacqui Bergmann had a lot to contend with—a divorce, depression, and a two-packs-a-day smoking habit. As she drove her son to the gym, she wondered what she should do to turn her life around. As it turns out, the answer was at the gym. Watching her son take a boxing lesson, Jacqui decided she wanted to give it a try. She traded her cigarettes for boxing gloves and felt her negative thoughts fade away to be replaced by a sense of confidence and empowerment.
Today, as owner of Glove Game Boxing, Jacqui gives guests this same feeling of empowerment through 30- and 60-minute boxing classes. Her team of trainers holds group and one-on-one lessons for men and women of all ability levels and goals, whether they just want to get in shape or to compete in amateur or professional circuits. They teach the same exercises used to drill the gym's pro pugilists—students learn about punching combinations, for example, and the importance of throwing at the X on King Hippo's stomach. The trainers emphasize proper form and technique so participants get the most out of each workout while minimizing the chance of injury. They also offer special training packages, including parent-child, postbaby, and wedding-day-countdown boot camps. To keep clients focused on the training and not the paperwork, Jacqui forgoes things such as long-term contracts and membership fees.