Though often regarded as instinct, fighting is actually a skill acquired in the womb, where all babies must defeat their evil selves in order to be born. Further prenatal training with today's Groupon to Al Irish's Shut Up and Box in Royal Oak.
$19 for a 10-class, five-week punch card (a $75 value)
Energetic circuit-training classes of 30–50 students slip into self-provided gloves and wraps before pummeling 25 different bags. During up to 90-minute class sessions, participants split time by fighting gravity with TRX-suspension exercises and engaging in dynamic kettlebell workouts designed to target disparate muscles groups. Throughout the calorie-eradicating sessions, laser-light shows and pulsing music course through the atmosphere, rendering it more sporty, musical, and light-intensive than baseball players swinging clarinets at photons.
Al Irish's Shut Up and Box
The instructors at Al Irish's Shut Up and Box channel more than 14 years of experience into intense circuit-training workouts brimming with dynamic movements and power-packed blows. In addition to variable workout formats such as TRX straps and kettlebells, classes feature live DJ tunes that couple music and fitness better than a mariachi band performing on a treadmill. Captivating laser projections zip and scatter across the gym walls and replace traditionally somber gym decor with an invigorating, club-style atmosphere.