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 $15, you get 5 one-on-one boxing sessions at Glove Game Boxing in Scottsdale (a $100 value). All sessions must be used within six 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.
Glove Game Boxing has appeared in the Arizona Republic.
- …Glove Game's regimen, which allows clients to hit trainers without having to ward off return blows, appeals to women, and half of Bergmann's athletes are female…If you do wish to spar, Glove Game Boxing has a number of USA Boxing-licensed professional and amateur fighters on site. – Laura Gottesdiener, Arizona Republic
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.