Martial artists wear colorful belts to indicate their mastery of fighting techniques and their passionate disdain for suspenders. Achieve stylish self-defense strategies with today's Groupon: for $20, you get 10 classes at Impact! Kickboxing Fitness in San Carlos (a $120 value). Classes are Monday and Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Erik Wahlberg, Impact! Kickboxing Fitness's black-belted owner and trainer, carves confident, fit figures by drawing on more than two decades of martial-arts experience and conditioning know-how. Each 90-minute class roundhouse kicks weakness in its face with cardio training, core exercises, and thorough assaults on the gym's collection of heavy bags. Atop the kickboxing mecca's multihued mats, up to 80 students at a time master moves, pummel calories, and build muscle mass. Impact's supportive, motivation-inspiring instructors help swift-kicking students augment their fighting techniques faster than a cheetah on rollerblades. Participants can bring their own hand wraps and boxing gloves or rent a pair.
Impact! Kickboxing Fitness
A 28-year veteran of more than a dozen styles of martial arts, owner and head instructor Erik Wahlberg has earned his black belt in tang soo do. He’s also worked as a fitness instructor, teaching in gyms for nearly 14 years. At Impact! Kickboxing Fitness he and his team of instructors combine an understanding of exercise with a love of martial arts to create a dynamic space for positive, group exercise. For the bulk of the workout, instructors pit students against heavy bags, coaching them to throw flurries of punches to elevate their heart rates and build muscle. Each bag weighs 90–100 pounds, providing enough resistance to withstand blows that routinely take down heavy-duty traffic cones. Students of all ability levels are welcome; TRX classes are also available.
837 Industrial Rd.
San Carlos, California 94070