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 wraps and gloves, at LA Boxing (a $114.99 total value). The normal $299 enrollment fee is waived with this Groupon. Your Groupon is good at the Columbia location only. You must be at least 18 years old and start your membership within three months; memberships cannot be split between locations, dimensions, or fraternal twins.
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 upward 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 (a $10.99 value).
Google Mappers give LA Boxing's Columbia location an average of 4.5 stars:
- I was intimidated at first to take a boxing or kickboxing class, because I had never done it before. It only took 5 minutes for me to feel welcome and know that I was going to get a great workout. The instructors are extremely motivating, and encouraging. – Tiffin
- The classes are all different fitness levels and the instructors are great. Everyone there is friendly and always willing to help a newbie. You will be pushed but it's so much fun, it's not torture. The classes seem to fly by and I'm noticing results and I'm always looking forward to going back again. – Chris
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.