What You'll Get
Before computers and aerosol cheese, humans were in such good shape that even the daintiest damsel could endure 120 rounds of bare-knuckled fisticuffs against Yankee Sullivan. Regain humanity's fighting form with today's Groupon: for $29, you get 10 one-on-one boxing sessions at Glove Game Boxing in Scottsdale (a $200 value). All sessions must be used within eight weeks of the first session.
Glove Game's one-on-one boxing sessions help hungry fighters build strength, drop in weight class, boost metabolism, and slough off thick, slimy layers of coagulated stress and tension. After slipping on the included equipment, a typical 30-minute workout starts with three minutes of stretching and cardio warm-ups, after which your coach will help you fine-tune a proper stance, footwork, and combinations. The fun really begins upon entering the ring, where students will spend two to three rounds putting their learning into practice during a barrage of punching drills. When it comes time to wrap things up, aspiring Rockys will have burned (on average) 500 calories in the half hour of focus, dedication, and inspiring montage music.
No experience is required; Glove Game welcomes all future prize-fighters, including business professionals, college students, fashion models, housewives, and senior citizens. All sessions are by appointment only, so call ahead. Glove Game is open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
This Groupon is for first-time clients only, and it is not recommended for children under age 10.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 18, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. All 10 sessions must be used within 8 weeks of activation, must activate by 3/17/11. New clients only. By appointment only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Glove Game Boxing
Jacqui Bergmann had a lot to contend with—a divorce, depression, and a two-packs-a-day smoking habit. As she drove her son to the gym, she wondered what she should do to turn her life around. As it turns out, the answer was at the gym. Watching her son take a boxing lesson, Jacqui decided she wanted to give it a try. She traded her cigarettes for boxing gloves and felt her negative thoughts fade away to be replaced by a sense of confidence and empowerment.
Today, as owner of Glove Game Boxing, Jacqui gives guests this same feeling of empowerment through 30- and 60-minute boxing classes. Her team of trainers holds group and one-on-one lessons for men and women of all ability levels and goals, whether they just want to get in shape or to compete in amateur or professional circuits. They teach the same exercises used to drill the gym's pro pugilists—students learn about punching combinations, for example, and the importance of throwing at the X on King Hippo's stomach. The trainers emphasize proper form and technique so participants get the most out of each workout while minimizing the chance of injury. They also offer special training packages, including parent-child, postbaby, and wedding-day-countdown boot camps. To keep clients focused on the training and not the paperwork, Jacqui forgoes things such as long-term contracts and membership fees.