Though the pot may never stop calling the kettle black, one can help fight its statements of hypocrisy by using brute strength to swing the kettle square at the pot. Challenge doubletalk with your figurative guns with today’s Groupon to Anderson’s Martial Arts Academy. Choose from the following options:
- For $25, you get 5 drop-in kettlebell kickboxing classes (a $100 value).
- For $45, you get 10 drop-in kettlebell kickboxing classes (a $150 value).
- For $85, you get 20 drop-in kettlebell kickboxing classes (a $300 value).<p>
Praised in NBC New York’s Hip & Healthy blog and featured on Better, in addition to other publications and media, kettlebell kickboxing melds muay thai martial-arts maneuvers with Russian kettlebell training for a full-body, female-only workout. Classes are led by creator and lauded fitness expert Dasha Libin, equipped with a master’s in sports science and more than a decade’s experience in martial arts. Sixty-minute classes that may burn up to 1,000 calories array attendees in a mirror-lined studio as they learn specialized moves, including weighted squats, lunges, and swings that hoist the kettlebells skyward. As the nonimpact regimen tones hard-to-target muscle groups, clients can hone their balance and agility without needlessly squashing their joints or practicing perilous tightrope sprints. Classes strive to strengthen and sleekify distinct body areas: the Swing/Kick session bolsters limb leanness, whereas a Punch & Knee course employs mat exercises to kindle the burn in arms, abs, and glutes. Patrons can also flock to a total-body scorcher class for kettlebell-heaving drills that incorporate both the core and appendages.
For optimal training, Dasha recommends joining two to three classes each week or one class with the kettlebells replaced by a small water buffalo. Click here for the class schedule.
Due to high demand, Dasha recommends scheduling in advance to ensure availability.
A kettlebell feels extra heavy in the hands of fitness expert and martial artist Dasha Libin. After all, she's packed over a decade of work into into that seemingly simple workout tool. That's how long it took for Libin to develop her signature Kettlebell Kickboxing system, a method in which she draws on her background in martial arts and her masters degree in sports science to help people dramatically transform their lives.
Men and women can experience this unique workout through in-person classes in NYC and home fitness DVD programs. In both, an instructor calls them to grab hold of kettlebells—or dumbbells, if they prefer—and then guides them through motions that echo martial arts disciplines such as Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, French kickboxing, and martial arts yoga. The programs also incorporate basic nutrition rules and guidelines to help encourage lasting lifestyle changes. It's an approach that has earned Kettlebell Kickboxing praise from outlets including the Wall Street Journal and Shape Magazine. Students who attend classes in person will be able to take advantage of the facility's new showers and lockers with custom codes.