Boxing & Kickboxing in Idylwood

77% Off at Kaizen Mixed Martial Art

Multiple Locations

$170 $39

Students get fit and learn self-defense skills from a staff of instructors that includes MMA fighters and Olympic wrestlers

75% Off Kickboxing or Fitness Classes

Fairfax

$160 $39.99

Adult fitness classes help keep athletes in shape, and Cardio Kickfit classes use martial arts to create an intense workout

Up to 73% Off Self Defense Classes

Hampton Inn & Suites

$65 $19

Martial arts experts teach students how to defuse potentially dangerous situations with hand-to-hand combat training

51% Off Five-Week Women's Self-Defense Course

Multiple Locations

$119.95 $59

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Expert mixed martial artist equips women with the defensive moves necessary to stop a larger, more aggressive attacker.

Up to 66% Off Kickboxing Classes

Multiple Locations

$100 $39

Get fit while building your self-defense skills during high-energy kickboxing classes

Up to 67% Off Cross-Training and Muay Thai Classes

Lorton

$50 $19

Pro fighter Master Seum mentors proteges during muay thai classes; trainer Melanie Odria helps keep bodies fit during cross-training classes

Up to 74% Off Private Boxing Sessions

Newington

$100 $29

Expert boxer Ron Reaves Jr. teaches boxing and self-defense techniques to students of all skill levels during intensive one-hour sessions

Up to 60% Off Martial-Arts Classes

North Bethesda

$62 $29

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Expert instructors intersperse lessons on styles such as krav maga, boxing, and kali with high-intensity workouts

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The inspiring trainers at each MetaBody location lead troops of workouteers in results-oriented workouts several times weekly. Sweat sessions utilize a variety of exercises and disciplines to produce full-body results in a supportive environment, ideal for beginners and hard-core core-hardeners alike. During any class, motivational instructors will use the instinctual distrust of routine to their advantage. Begin a day of litigating with a refreshing early-morning boot-camp session, or wind down by burning evidence and pounds with a late-evening yoga class. Muscles are kept guessing with new and challenging moves during each session, so participants never fall into a boring, ineffective routine, such as regular teeth brushing. In addition to the fitness classes, students receive a success guide to help prepare for imminent pound loss, a nutrition guide, and a $100 gift certificate for individual coaching. Because the pass sets a 10-class cap for each company, roving fitness mavens can further shake up their workout regimens by vetting a series of classes or instructors that work best for them.

7115 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church,
VA
US

The goal at Brickhouse Cardio Club, according to its website, “is to ditch the workout and have a party in every class.” To do this, the trainers crank up energetic dance music on the full sound system so it reverberates through every plank of the joint-friendly flooring, motivating the students to power through the Zumba, PiYo Strength, INSANITY, and TRX Suspension Training classes. This unconventional approach to fitness also surfaces in the friendly trainers’ dedication to cultivating a supportive community of members, as well as creating a welcoming space free from ogling gym rats.

2826 Fallfax Drive
Falls Church,
VA
US

Rob LaPointe first met the martial arts in 1973 when he began taking tae kwon do lessons in a neighbor's backyard. Like a kudzu vine, his love for fighting forms could not be contained by a manicured lawn, and he began serious study of kenpo karate and kung fu. In 1989, he opened White Birch Kung Fu, Tai Chi, and Kettlebell Gym to pass his learning on to the next generation of fighters.

Rob's dedication led him to take the gold medal in Pushing Hands and Advanced Sparring at Wong's Traditional Kung Fu Tournament in 2000—a celebration of his 40th birthday—and his competitive career continues. His kung fu classes teach these practical combat skills in a cycle, sometimes focusing on perfecting certain kicks or the blocking, trapping, and footwork skills needed to engage an opponent up close. Students move slowly and purposefully through tai chi training regimens, focusing on meditative thought and fluid self-defense techniques. Kettlebell and sandbag courses condition bodies for explosive combat motions and hefting deadweight, such as a feral Santa hibernating in your chimney for the summer.

2526 Columbia Pike
Arlington,
VA
US

A team of friendly gurus runs each club. Fitness buffs of all buffness levels feel welcome in the fun and accommodating atmosphere at Washington Sports Clubs. During your two weeks, you get access to all the professional equipment, group exercise classes, locker rooms, and facility amenities offered (some group exercise classes require a reservation). Different clubs have on-site features such as pools, Pilates and yoga, babysitting services for a tag-along papoose, electricity, and more. Search for the club that suits your checklist here.

2800 Clarendon Blvd
Arlington,
VA
US

LA Boxing’s fight-centric gyms ditch the polished look of wood-floored workout studios for gritty, competitive spaces filled with 150-pound punching bags and intense workouts. Like a baker molding gingerbread men, LA Boxing sculpts six-packs with boxing, kickboxing, and mixed-martial-arts classes. Although instructors and students agree that the gym’s atmosphere may enkindle intimidation in first-time attendees, most experience boosted self-confidence after conquering their first class. Private training sessions further stoke courage with workouts that leave patrons with the exhilaration of having survived 12 rounds in the ring or five minutes in a high-school lunchroom.

1200 N Herndon St
Arlington,
VA
US

Suldbayar “Sugi” Damdin, a judo instructor at Northern Virginia Mixed Martial Arts & Fitness, represented Mongolia when he competed in judo for the 2004 Olympics. His colleague, boxing and CrossFit instructor Derek Sierra, was once a Master Fitness Trainer for the US Army and has amassed more than two decades of boxing experience. Résumés like these are common at the martial-arts and self-defense oriented fitness studio, where every instructor is either a current or former competitive athlete. Whether they're teaching muay thai kickboxing, boxing, or mixed martial arts, the veteran instructors ensure that their charges’ self-confidence rises along with their stamina, flexibility, and frequency of dreams about punching bags.

2407 Wilson Blvd
Arlington,
VA
US