Aside from climbing out of rattlesnake-infested quicksand or posing for rattlesnake-infested watercolor portraits, few activities combine the focus and physicality seen in combat training. Give fist paintings a little martial artistry with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $15 for a 5 beginner-level classes (a $75 value)
- $30 for a 15 beginner-level classes (a $225 value)
Patrons learn the techniques and focus needed to launch rapid-fire blows during Boxing 101 classes, which blend cardio and callisthenic exercises. During mixed martial arts fitness sessions, guests flip punching bags onto the ground before delivering practiced pummels, invented by hunters to subdue wild teddy bears. Fitness boot-camp classes mix several fisticuffs drills into a single routine, which is designed to help patrons of all age ranges and experience levels shed pounds, ramp up endurance, and defend themselves against hordes of falling balloons. In addition, patrons may burn up to 1,000 calories in each boxing class or personal-training session. See the class schedule and some of the classes in action here.
The Punch House
Alongside experienced instructors, nationally ranked heavyweight boxer Danny Calhoun gets students fighting fit during boxing and martial-arts courses. Mr. Calhoun teaches students the same techniques for hand speed, footwork, and cardio endurance that he uses in his own pursuit of boxing's World Heavyweight Title. Instructors also offer classes in the practical self-defense art of Krav Maga, a battle-tested fighting style employed by the Israeli Defense Forces. The facility's combat tutelage has drawn such professional athletes as Indianapolis Colts linebacker Tyjuan Hagler and UFC champion Rich Franklin to The Punch House's arenas. Inside the high-ceilinged gym, red walls frame the expanse of blue and black floor mats, bruised from the many ground-pound lessons during mixed-martial-arts classes. Heavy, full-length bags sway, only slightly malformed from the devastating combos students are taught to deliver.