"The gloves are off" is a phrase that's used to describe dirty fighting techniques as well as summarize the survival efforts of overheated snowmen. Keep cool in the ring with today's Groupon for HIIT Boxing 101 classes at InFightingShape. HIIT Boxing 101 meets at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Choose between the following options:
- For $29, you get five HIIT Boxing 101 classes (up to a $95 value).
- For $49, you get 10 HIIT Boxing 101 classes (up to a $200 value).
Personal trainer and boxing coach Edward Rush created InFightingShape's rigorous workout regimen by combining self-defense drills with full-body conditioning moves designed to chisel lean, powerful muscles from any existing anatomy. Each of the studio's upper-level classes stems from HIIT Boxing 101, whose intense one-hour sessions introduce boxing basics. Groups of up to 20 students will delve into the sport's fundamentals, which include punching forms, defensive techniques, and the proper way to bear-hug a punching bag for forgiveness after sparring. Instructors also pave the way for pugilistic success by putting bodies through the explosive power of plyometric exercises and rigorous core-conditioning moves.
After fist-punching his way through the U.S. Army's basic training program, bobbing and weaving through an amateur boxing career, and drop-kicking every last test that stood between him as his law degree, the poet-warrior Edward Rush opened a commercial gym in Washington, DC. He soon grew tired of folding towels for patrons who only wanted to use his gym as a place to read magazines or watch TV while they jogged, so he closed up shop, moved to NYC, and opened a personal-training gym and fitness laboratory. There, he earned the nickname "The Mad Scientist" for his grueling, inventive, and rewarding training method, called IFS.
For a quick, intense workout, students can turn to the gym's CrossFit classes. CrossFit incorporates a fusion of strength and cardiovascular conditioning exercises that grant bodies with sculpting, toning, and endurance-boosting benefits in less than an hour. In fact, many members hustle through the retinue of handstand pushups and Olympic-style power cleans on their lunch hours via the gym's power lunch program, which includes a paleo-diet meal delivery when the workout is completed. Whether over lunch, early in the morning, or at the end of an office day, students can attend classes up to six days a week and retire to well appointed locker rooms equipped with showers, towel service, and complimentary grooming products.
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Manhattan, New York 10010