A trainer yelling encouragement can help you run faster, like wearing a new pair of sneakers or being chased by a man made of knives. Get moving with this Groupon.
$49 for 10 Boxing Classes ($175 Value)
Students learn boxing fundamentals such as jabs and hooks, as well as basic footwork and head movement. The gym's calorie-incinerating workouts teach real boxing techniques that tone the core, legs, and arms. Students without boxing gloves may loan or purchase them from the gym.
Polk Street Gym
The Polk Street Gym is a boxing gym. It telegraphs its pugilistic philosophy to fitness by center-staging a large, full-size boxing ring just inside the sidewalk storefront windows that stretch from matted floor to lofted ceiling. Both aspiring sparers and everyday Joes, who only have thrown punches at dollar stealing vending machines, train like boxers. Members jump rope, run hills, hit bags, and shadowbox. These drills and exercises firm not just boxing skills, but also general cardio and strength capacity. With 29 classes to choose from, men and women, kids and adults find a fighter's heart in circuit training or boxing classes.
Dublin-bred, former Golden Gloves champion Simon Redmond leads a roster of trainers who are all current or past Golden Gloves champs, whose knuckles turn food, jaws, parking meters, and all they touch to gold. After immigrating to San Francisco in the mid-90s, Simon trained and fought for several years before opening a gym with a partner. At the start of 2010, Simon broke off on his own to open Polk Street Gym. He strives to whip people into shape through boxing, affirming his mission and his passion by writing that despite broken ribs, a broken nose, burst eardrums, and spilt blood, he has loved every minute of his boxing lifestyle.
It was real boxing, a hell of a workout, and it took me 8 days to recover. I immediately bought the 5 class passTim N., 4/25/12
The workout is insane, they will kick your ass. The instructor reaches everyone in the class and encourages.Betsy E., 8/29/12
Tips from Groupon Customers
“Great workout and great environment! If you haven't boxed here before, you will get the most out of your experience if you start with the beginner class to get...”
“Great workout and great environment! If you haven't boxed here before, you will get the most out of your experience if you start with the beginner class to get familiarized with their style before moving up!”
“you can't sign up for a class with groupon online , and did not get a call back when I tried to schedule -- so I just showed up for class with my groupon in hand, and...”
“you can't sign up for a class with groupon online , and did not get a call back when I tried to schedule -- so I just showed up for class with my groupon in hand, and it was fine”
“The beginner classes are not about speed, it about technique so take your time during drills and focus on correct body position. ”
1436 Polk St.
San Francisco, California 94109