If you missed your chance to wield a sword during high-intensity cardio workouts in a failed audition for the remake of Karate Kid (spoiler alert), today's Groupon gives you the secret weapon of warrior workout bliss: for $20, you get any five fitness classes at Boulder Quest Center (a $50 value). Choose one or mix and match any of BQC's fitness courses: cardio kickboxing, cardio sword, cardio boot camp, tribal bellydance, yoga, and NinjaFit.
Shimmy and shake your way to cultivated curves during a tribal bellydance class. You'll learn fundamental postures and movements, as well as common zil patterns that test your coordination and make your hips appear to create their own exciting music. Or, use swords, staves, and medicine balls to follow the path of the ninja to ultimate core strength in NinjaFit, an innovative fusion of martial arts, dance, Pilates, and yoga techniques; sneak up on your jumpy uncle or read over your coworker's shoulder with ease and superior back and abdominal strength.
Whether you get out your aggression through cardio kickboxing, beating a heavy standing bag with a wooden sword, or fighting gravity itself with your furious push-ups, BQC has the perfect cardio workout for you. If you need a little break to meditate on your improving posture, strength, and attitude, invigorate and energize your body with a fundamental yoga class. Check out the schedule for class times.
BQC's friendly and professional instructors include third-degree black belts, reiki masters, and a certified American tribal–style bellydancer. Not only are they great to have on your side in a dark alley full of stealthy attackers, but they are also inspirational and caring teachers who will keep your workouts safe, effective, and fun.
- Every class my son or I have been a part of has been top notch, both challenging and supportive. I feel honored to be a part of this community! – Janette D., CityVoter
- By far the best dojo I've ever trained at! Incredibly knowledgeable staff, and an all around wonderful training space! – Kuginuki, CityVoter
- Mary and Kevin are true Martial Arts practitioners...They have the unique ability to engage children and adults and inspire them to become better people. – Elizabeth M., Yelp
American Novelists Who Were Not Ninjas
Most renowned American novelists have been ninjas. Here are the few that did not embrace the path of the ninja:
- Horatio Alger: Though he trained in the martial arts, he abandoned his training early to get revenge on the Black Lotus clan, which had wiped out his village.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald: His family lacked the social position to send him to St. Paul's Ninja Preparatory Academy, in no way inspiring The Great Gatsby.
- Joyce Carol Oates: Rejected a full scholarship to the Harvard School of Ninjitsu to avoid a life of violence, never realizing that deception and quickness are the ninja's deadliest weapons.
- John Updike: Displayed no interest in becoming a ninja, often just shooting enemies instead of engaging them in swordplay.
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