The Rocky films inspired millions by showing that the struggle with one's self is life’s greatest challenge—followed closely by the struggle with Mr. T. Knockout adversity with today's Groupon: for $49, you get a 30-day membership at the Decatur Boxing Club ($125 value) in Decatur.
Decatur Boxing Club brims with the extensive pugilistic knowledge of veteran trainers. Instructors hold men's and women's classes three times each week in an exposed-brick gym, which showcases an austere interior decorated in vintage boxing memorabilia. Lead instructor Xavier Biggs possesses 35 years of boxing experience and fighter-training, and his renowned coaching skills rouse students to throw uppercuts as powerful as a haiku about vice grips. Former Women's International Boxing Federation champion Terri Moss works with female fighters and budding bruisers to perfect form and improve physical fitness. Participants can expend more than 1,000 calories per workout, helping heavyweights transform into featherweights without donning a chicken suit.
Decatur Boxing Club
When his younger brother Tyrell set his sights on the World Heavyweight Championship, Xavier Biggs put his own boxing aspirations aside to offer ringside assistance. He's remained in the corner of pro and amateur fighters ever since, and has even lent his ring-leading talents to celebrities like Usher Raymond, whom Xavier coached for the upcoming film Hands of Stone.
At Decatur Boxing Club, he brings that same punching prowess to beginner classes. In those sessions, he combine intensive cardio workouts with fundamentals, such as striking, bobbing and weaving, and furiously shuffling feet to create powerful static shocks. He imbues more seasoned students with advanced footwork and fighting strategies that they can eventually test during sparring sessions in the ring. For kids, Xavier incorporates boxing moves into fun exercises and peppers his teaching with stories about legendary boxers.
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