$49 for 10 Boxing Classes at Polk Street Gym ($175 Value)

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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.

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  • $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.

In a Nutshell

Classes help beginning boxers tone their cores, arms, and legs while practicing jabs, hooks, footwork, and head movement

The Fine Print

Expires 360 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. 15 years and older. Must sign waiver. Classes are non-transferable. Must use all classes within 90 days of first class/redemption. Reservation required. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

For those who take care of their overall well-being with exercise, yoga, and balanced nutrition