Without boxing, dabblers in the martial arts are restricted to throwing clay pots through windows or finger painting army tanks. Give your fists a well-rounded education with this Groupon: for $39, you get a 10-class pass, rental gloves, one-time hand wrap, and use of necessary equipment at LA Boxing (a $311 value).
Check the schedules for Bethesda, Columbia, and Rockville for more information. LA Boxing offers fitness classes in boxing, kickboxing and mixed martial arts. The proprietary style of the LA Boxing workout is a mixture of genuine fight training, engaging fitness, and stronger-than-earth gravity. Quasi-boxers and martial artists usually burn from 800 to more than 1,000 calories during these total-body routines, which combine external inspiration with jukes, jabs, and kicks. Both men and women are welcome in the ring, where they'll learn new techniques and methods to blissfully break into a sweat in an energetic group setting. Gloves are given during the 10-class pass, as well as a complimentary set of hand wraps provided during the initial voucher redemption, along with free motivational mumbling from Mickey Goldmill (all three subject to availability).
A professional or top amateur instructor leads each intimate group class with skill and precision. Session sizes are kept small, 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.
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.