What You'll Get
Kickboxing gets you into peak physical condition, unlike box kicking, which gets you thrown out of the post office. Shape up and ship out with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $49 for one consultation and 10 days of unlimited circuit training for one ($100 value)
- $89 for one consultation and 20 days of unlimited circuit training for one ($200 value)
- $85 for one consultations and 10 days of unlimited circuit training for two ($200 value)
- $159 for one consultations and 20 days of unlimited circuit training for two ($400 value)
Boxing Gloves: A Bareknuckler's Brainchild
Though still not for the faint of heart, boxing used to be an even more rough-and-tumble affair. Brush up on your boxing history with Groupon's look into the advent and evolution of boxing gloves.
Englishman Jack Broughton never met a brawl his bare fists couldn’t handle. Often referred to as the Father of The English School of Pugilism, Broughton thrived within the barbaric world of bare-knuckle boxing. In 1741, his battering of then-champion George Stevenson led to Broughton's coronation as England's finest fighter—and, weeks later, Stevenson's death. As such, many British nobles and gentlemen turned to Broughton to teach them the art of self-defense, but the fragility of their porcelain fists led Broughton to improvise a means of protection. Citing the "inconvenience of black eyes, broken noses, and bloody jaws" they may sustain while sparring, Broughton invented "mufflers," a set of leather mitts padded with horsehair or lamb's wool—the first known iteration of boxing gloves.
When the tradition of bare-knuckle fighting ended in 1892, gloves became a mainstay of mainstream boxing, though their exact specifications evolved significantly over the ensuing century. In the first gloved, heavyweight championship fight, John Sullivan and James Corbett donned 5-ounce mitts. Today, mostly due to an increased emphasis on protecting fighters, standard gloves for professional bouts weigh between 8 and 10 ounces. Though the tanned leather exterior of most present-day gloves vaguely recalls Broughton's prototype, their cushioning no longer requires shearing livestock; instead, most gloves contain high-density polyurethane. Before bouts, the gloves must pass scrupulous inspection to ensure that neither fighter has unfairly altered their specifications by wrapping them in bare fists.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. Appointment preferred. Must sign waiver. Visits must be used by the same person. Must activate by expiration date on your Groupon, 10-day options expire 30 days from activation date; 20-day options expire 60 days from activation date. Club equipment included. Valid only for new clients or those who have not visited in the past 6 months. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.