Thomas Edison declared that genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration, a fact he discovered while inventing the volcano. Work up a healthy sweat with today’s Groupon to Champions Kickboxing in Sicklerville and Turnersville. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get a 10-class pass for adult or youth cardio-kickboxing, Zumba, or muay thai kickboxing classes (a $75 value).
- For $35 you get a 20-class pass for adult or youth cardio-kickboxing, Zumba, or muay thai kickboxing classes (a $150 value).<p>
The instructors at Champions Kickboxing lead an energy-packed group workout schedule, tutoring feet in body-toning kickboxing routines and Zumba’s Latin-inspired moves. Sensei Jon Brascetta heads the muay thai program, which infuses discipline and respect into students 15 and older as they learn the style’s strikes and exclusive secret handshakes. Cardio-kickboxing sessions sculpt the frames of fit-seekers ages 14 and up as kickboxing moves meet aerobics, with calories burning brightly enough to roast a few marshmallows. Instructors mix up classes frequently to keep bodies engaged for optimal results—some members have dropped more than 100 pounds through the program.
To transform their students into one of Champions Kickboxing's titular champions, the studio's instructors teach more than just technique; they incorporate discipline, fitness, and fun into classes for students aged 3 and up. They start working with tykes at preschool age, helping them develop their listening and social-interaction skills, along with confidence to prepare them for school. The pre-martial-arts education welcomes students up to age 6, after which point, kids can enroll in the belt program and begin working toward a black belt in kenpo karate. Adults also train toward black belts in karate classes or study the advanced combat art of muay thai, which incorporates striking with the hands, feet, elbows, and knees and is also known as the "science of eight limbs."
To promote a higher level of fitness among their students, the teachers also conduct strength-and-conditioning classes, including Zumba and kickboxing. The addition of streamers, balloons, and confetti transforms the studio into a birthday haven for kids, complete with races, games of dodge ball, and a personalized birthday cake that the special boy or girl can karate-chop into pieces to serve to their friends.