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 to Crom Martial Training in Queens. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get any combination of three coed Muay Thai or ladies' boxing classes (a $45 value).
- For $50, you get any combination of 10 coed Muay Thai or ladies' boxing classes (a $150 value).
Led by Muay Thai champion Chris "Mr. Classic" Romulo, the instructors at Crom Martial Training specialize in building physical and mental capacity with supportive martial-arts instruction. Coed Muay Thai 101 classes teach students the fundamental skills of Thai kickboxing, which utilizes the hands, feet, shins, knees, and elbows as tools for combat. Foot flingers will improve their fitness and self-defense abilities through exercises ranging from shadowboxing and rope-skipping to controlled sparring with a disgruntled IRS agent. Muay Thai 101 classes are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Budding female glove-throwers, meanwhile, can learn the finer points of pugilism in ladies-only boxing classes. Using a combination of bag and mitt work, rope-jumping, and conditioning and core exercises, students will build a toned physique and hone the mental focus and determination needed to successfully out-rhyme Mr. T. Ladies' boxing classes are held on Thursdays from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Housed in a no-frills facility with exposed-brick walls, a full boxing ring, punching bags, and other classic training implements, Crom Martial Training provides an old-school setting for serious trainees. Mere minutes away from the Atlantic Ocean, the center borders 7 miles of beachside boardwalk, perfect for clearing the mind with pretraining jogs or exchanging gossip about which shark is actually a dolphin.
9207 Rockaway Beach Blvd.
Queens, New York 11693