Getting in shape, much like speed-reading Russian literature, requires concentration and the strength to forge ahead through painful, protracted inner monologues. Forge ahead toward fitness with today’s Groupon: for $49, you get four weeks of unlimited boot camp classes (a $209 value) at Close Combat and Fitness in Metairie.
Close Combat and Fitness offers a convenient schedule of seven 45-minute Fighting Fit boot camp classes each week. Owner and boot camp instructor Louis Charron is a certified Fighting Fit guru as well as a level three instructor in the Israeli self-defense system, Krav Maga. Boot camp classes move fledgling fitness seekers through the motions of cardio, strength training, combat sport conditioning, nutrition, and outfit coordination skills. Intensity levels can be tailored to each recruit, so everyone is working to their own personal potential. With access to unlimited morning and evening classes throughout the week, participants can finally hand their excuses a civil but uncompromising break-up note.
Close Combat and Fitness
As an expert in kung fu and tae kwon do, Louis Charron had learned to wield his body as a weapon. After a time, however, he felt that his martial arts repertoire had ceased to expand—how was he supposed to respond on a dime to dangerous situations if his technique couldn't adapt? It wasn't until he began to specialize in krav maga that he experienced a combat system that continuously evolved, honing rapid-fire reactions to real-life scenarios. Louis dedicated himself to mastering the same self-defense maneuvers utilized by the Israeli Defense Forces, and today runs Close Combat and Fitness as lead instructor and the Louisiana State Director for the International Krav Maga Federation.
Inside the training facility, Louis teaches students to build from the body's natural movements and ward off armed and unarmed attackers, demonstrating tactics for offense, defense, and evasion. He maintains that fostering a positive mindset can create the best sense of security, second only to the confidence that comes from wearing brass knuckles on your hands and feet. That sense of security can particularly benefit youngsters, who gain the confidence to ignore bullies and the self-discipline to succeed in their studies. Guests of all fitness levels can benefit from his lessons, which have been featured on WWL-TV and Cox Sports Television Fitness 411 for their growing influence on the martial-arts scene.
4407A Veterans Blvd.
Metairie, Louisiana 70006Get Directions