In 18th-century England, boxing was practiced by upper-class gentlemen until People for the Ethical Treatment of Top Hats forced it underground. Revive a sport squashed by millinery maniacs with today’s Groupon: for $149, you get a six-month unlimited membership to Bad Boy Boxing Gym in Royal Oak (a $350 value). The membership includes:
- Unlimited group classes
- Weight- and cardio-room access
- Boxing-ring access<p>
At Bad Boy Boxing Gym, amateur athletes train toward fitness prowess through a medley of kickboxing, yoga, and TRX classes in a no-frills, full-boxing-ring environment. Under a royal-blue ceiling, instructors shepherd students through 32 weekly group sessions that blast fat from bodies. One-hour sweat sessions are scheduled throughout the day, daring members to step up to late-afternoon kickboxing meetings on Tuesday and Wednesday or jab muscles awake during 6 a.m. cardio-boxing sessions alongside worms training to fend off early birds. Rows of gleaming elliptical machines and treadmills, bonus balls, and resistance bands beckon gym-goers to forge fitness paths on their own. Patrons can improve musculature by shadowboxing in the ring, whip endurance levels into shape with jump ropes, or pummel a punching bag until it promises to train them personally.
Bad Boy Gym
At Bad Boy Gym, amateur athletes train toward fitness prowess through kickboxing, in a no-frills, full-boxing-ring environment. The gym’s powerhouse instructors shepherd students through group sessions to blast fat from bodies as they train under the royal-blue ceiling. Insanity classes put students to the test with intense intervals of cardio kickboxing to forge a full-body, and cardio-conditioning workout. Eschewing group classes for the plentiful bonus balls and resistance bands, guests can forge fitness paths on their own. They can improve their musculature by shadowboxing in the ring, whip endurance levels into shape with jump ropes, or pummel a punching bag until it promises to train them personally.