With one foot planted in traditional martial-arts pedagogy and the other roundhouse-kicking modern sports science, Tiger Rock Taekwondo Academy schools limbs with fast-paced, total-body fitness classes. The health-and-fitness program consists of YogaFit and Kisado, which blends martial arts, yoga, and nutritional counseling to build up the whole body and tone each strand of hair on the head. Martial arts classes for adults and kids cover counter aggressive forms such as taekwondo and hanmudo, a style based on grappling and takedowns.
X Fitness collects the efforts and skill of four personal trainers into one intimate gym experience, which members have access to 24 hours a day. The staff teaches eight different fitness classes, including gym standards such as boot camp and more unique courses such as B.L.T., which stands for Buns, Legs, and Thighs. To complement the workout regimen, they also offer 24-hour tanning services and personal training during normal business hours.
Next Edge's experienced instructors offer a variety of self-defense athletics and mixed martial arts classes, including MMA, judo, combat hapkido, and more (view the full class schedule here). World Championship medalist Bruce Hoyer teaches Jiu-Jitsu using a class structure that combines general instruction with individual training to hone grappling skills and train up formidable ground-fighters. Muay Thai--a stand-up practice that requires full use of all the limbs you can spare--aids individuals interested in pursuing an avenue in mixed martial arts or simply getting in shape, while those looking for a diverse, pounds-shedding workout can attend Next Edge's fitness classes, which employ a combo of cardio, free weights, and body weights to force the unfit fluids out of the body. This Groupon also gets you half off any equipment purchased at Next Edge during your month of mixed-up martial arts.
Specializing in Olympic-style tae-kwon-do training, Sioux Falls Martial Arts Academy hosts an array of fitness and martial-arts classes that focus on technique and form, enabling students to expand their hapki-do horizons. Fledgling martial artists and practiced black belts alike can train in 40 group classes of their choosing, ranging from tae kwon do, combat hapki-do, Zumba, weapons classes, self-defense, and kickboxing¬¬, not to be confused with alleyway box kicking. Upon arriving at the first class, students will be given a defenseless, 40-session punch card to keep track of classes attended. After attending 40 classes, students can meet with a fitness trainer to assess progress and receive personal training. Check the schedule for course offerings.