Though often regarded as instinct, fighting is actually a skill acquired in the womb, where all babies must defeat their evil selves in order to be born. Further prenatal training with today's Groupon: for $55, you get one month of unlimited classes and use of boxing gloves and hand wraps at LA Boxing (a $178.98 value) on Broadway, on 9th Street, in Oak Lawn, and in Orland Park.
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 a significant amount of 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 provided during the one-month trial membership, as are a set of reusable pro-quality hand wraps and complimentary 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.
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Though online reviews are still growing for the Orland Park location, 23 Yelpers give the Broadway location an average of 4.5 stars. Thirteen Yelpers also give the 9th Street location a 4.5-star average.
- It is simple yet effective. They don't have many machines or free weights but the amount of variety in the workouts is incredible. – Tim B., Yelp, 1/23/2011
- If your looking for a gym that's dedicated to helping you, has what you need, and ready to get serious, this place is it. – Walter F., Yelp, 8/11/2010