Three or Five Personal Boxing Lessons at Bam Fitness (Up to 57% Off)

Downtown Los Angeles

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Instructor works one-on-one with clients, focusing on punches and footwork exercises to improve their speed, fitness, and confidence

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Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Not valid for clients active within the past 6 months. Must sign waiver. Reservation required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $80 for three personal boxing lessons ($180 value)
  • $130 for five personal boxing lessons ($300 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.

Customer Reviews

16 Ratings

David is great at what he does! He lays out the core fundamentals of boxing so you have a solid base. He pushes you, but also a really fun instructor! I highly recommend, David!
Diane L. · November 8, 2016
David is AMAZING! Great trainer with so much knowledge, patience, and all with a smile! He's a great motivator, pusher, and challenges you to do your best! Thanks for the GREAT workout! A must see trainer in LA!
STELLA H. · July 26, 2016
First time I've ever had a personal trainer and it was such a great experience. David is amazing! He challenges you to do your best, always with a smile on his face. He knows what he's doing and works at your level. You leave the session feeling confident and as though you can conquer anything =) I 100% recommend!
Tiffany L. · July 15, 2016
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