Aside from climbing out of rattlesnake-infested quicksand or posing for rattlesnake-infested watercolor portraits, few activities combine the focus and physicality seen in Muay Thai kickboxing. Give fist-paintings a little martial artistry with today's Groupon: for $39, you get 10 kickboxing classes at Final Bell Kickboxing in Murrieta (a $100 value).
Final Bell Kickboxing's Muay Thai experts and former police officers teach students the fundamentals of kickboxing and self-defense during beginning, advanced, and kid-centric lessons specializing in real-world techniques that work both in the ring and on the street. After participating in a complimentary one-week trial, beginner combatants can learn proper sparring form and how to hit, kick, and hug heavy bags without risking injury. More advanced participants take their talents to the on-site boxing ring for extended sparring stints. The kickboxing sessions can combine with TRX suspension training and heavy rope lifting to further tighten cores and melt excess flab. Because Final Bell prides itself on being ego-free, the instructors are friendly and respectful, and Jean-Claude Van Damme is not allowed. Check the schedule for class times.