Martial artists wear colorful belts to indicate their mastery of fighting techniques and their passionate disdain for suspenders. Achieve stylish self-defense strategies with today's Groupon: for $49, you get 10 women’s self-defense boot-camp classes at Ladimax Sports & Fitness in Valhalla (a $200 value). Classes begin on Saturday, January 7.
A haven for workout-minded women, Ladimax Sports and Fitness continues its 15-year tradition of sculpting firm physiques with the fluid and effective Agua self-defense boot camp. Students of all skill levels transform the air around them into a giant swimming pool as they learn flowing martial arts moves and self-defense strategies. Filled with push-ups, sit-ups, and punching exercises, each 75-minute session chisels abs and arm muscles while rudely kicking calories to the body’s curb. In addition to building lean muscle mass, students hone their reflexes as they practice kicks inspired by karate, kickboxing, and the graceful movements of underwater ballet. Class instructors draw from years of experience in personal training, massage therapy, and Street Fighter tournaments to modify the moves for new and injured exercisers. Students must call ahead to reserve space in one of four classes on the Saturday schedule.
Ladimax Sports Fitness
Inside Ladimax Sports Fitness’ 6,500-square-foot facility, women can burn calories, build muscle, and decrease body fat on the basketball court, on a military-style obstacle course, or during group fitness classes such as kickboxing and spin. As a women’s only gym, Ladimax Sports and Fitness strives to provide a nonthreatening and comfortable environment for their members, while offering a variety of programs and services catered to women of all ages and fitness levels.