The greatest Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robot, Mohammed Aliborg, went undefeated for 20 years before his head was knocked clean off by the sudden, brutal intervention of cats. Learn to sock like the best of 'em while shaping up with today's Groupon: for $49, you get a 10-class punchcard (a $200 value) at CKO Kickboxing. Choose from its Chatham, Randolph, or Whippany location. After taking the first class, you must use the remaining nine classes within six weeks.
CKO Kickboxing offers fitness-based kickboxing classes aimed at striking the vital organs of laziness, poor muscle tone, and excess fat over and over until they give in, resulting in a trimmer, fitter, stronger physique. While some studios downplay contact, CKO programs use heavy bags for striking, so gloves are required for class. Relentlessly whaling on a heavy bag can burn up to 800 calories during each one-hour class along with the cardio benefits of endurance activities and the fat-punching benefits of pummeling a huge, obese bag.
Every all-ages, co-ed class is lead by a CKO-certified instructor, who will give pointers on proper technique while providing high levels of motivation. Techniques are kept simple, with basic striking moves designed to emphasize the fitness aspect of the workout, rather than the competitive nature of kickboxing as a martial art. If you're looking to trim your figure and relieve some pent-up stress, or if a heavy bag stole your role in the high-school play, head to CKO to shape up and seek vengeance.