The phrase "sting like a butterfly" makes more sense in light of the prehistoric butterfly, which was equipped with muscular wings and a brain-slurping proboscis. Return to primordial shape with today's deal: for $49, you get a one-month membership including hand gear at LA Boxing, a $115 total value. The normal $299 enrollment fee is also waived. Your Groupon is good at the Columbia location only. You must be at least 18 years old and start your membership within 60 days.
LA Boxing offers classes in boxing kickboxing, mixed martial arts, and hand-to-hand kangaroo combat. In all, there are more than 35 group classes offered weekly, each one led by a professional or top amateur fighter. Session sizes are kept to a minimum, ensuring personal attention and manageable battle royale numbers. Gyms also offer a full range of fitness equipment to supplement time spent with a bag or in the ring.
The unique style of the LA Boxing workout mixes genuine fight training with engaging fitness. Quasi-boxers and martial artists burn upwards of 1,000 calories during the total-body routines through a combination of external motivation and jukes, jabs, and kicks. Learn new techniques and methods to blissfully break into a sweat in an energetic group setting. Both men and women are welcome to step into the ring. Gloves are provided during the trial membership (subject to availability), as are any necessary hand wraps.
The Columbia location hasn't been reviewed much, but eight Yelpers give the 24th Street location 3.5 stars, Express named it the "best place to learn how to beat someone up" in 2009, and LA Boxing locations across the country are in the news:
- Sure, you can take a kickboxing class at any gym, but it's much easier to imagine yourself knocking someone out at an LA Boxing location, surrounded by punching bags, an honest-to-goodness ring and real boxers as instructors. – Vicky Hallett, Express
UFC Gym’s fight-centric gyms ditch the polished look of wood-floored workout studios for gritty, competitive spaces filled with 150-pound punching bags and intense workouts. Like a baker molding gingerbread men, UFC Gym sculpts six-packs with boxing, kickboxing, and mixed-martial-arts classes. Although instructors and students agree that the gym’s atmosphere may enkindle intimidation in first-time attendees, most experience boosted self-confidence after conquering their first class. Private training sessions further stoke courage with workouts that leave patrons with the exhilaration of having survived 12 rounds in the ring or five minutes in a high-school lunchroom.