Kickboxing is gaining popularity due to its high-energy sessions, full-body workout, and the rising threat of prizefighter-kangaroo encounters. Prepare your body for physical feats and marsupial feet with today's Groupon: for $30, you get four kickboxing classes (a $60 value), a 40-minute, one-on-one personal-training session (a $45 value), and a free pair of boxing gloves at I Love Kickboxing (a $105 total value). Classes are conveniently located in both Edinburg and McAllen.
I Love Kickboxing is an epicenter of ecumenical fighting and fitness techniques that caters to commonplace citizens and gloved gurus alike. This unique system of fitness and self-defense combines the arm-toning jabs of boxing, the karate-fused stylings of kickboxing, the knee and elbow flailing of Muay Thai, and the solider-sculpting tactics of San Da/San Shou Kickboxing. Students brandish their moves on spring-loaded punching bags that bounce back, just like real criminals and oscillating clown toys. Undergoing a muscle-molding exercise, pupils cream calories and finally gather the strength to defeat menacing pickle-jar lids. A personal-training session with one of the qualified instructors helps orient students to the program and offers the individualized attention needed to get them started on their jab-intensive journeys. Complimentary boxing gloves are included to protect knuckles from scratches and bruises. Classes at the Edinburg location run Monday through Thursday at 7:15 p.m. each night and Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Classes in McAllen are Monday at 6:15 p.m., Tuesday at 6:45 p.m., Wednesday at 6:15 p.m., Thursday at 6:45 p.m., Friday at 5:45 p.m., and Saturday at 10:00 a.m.