A good workout regimen provides the courage needed to march back into the office, take the clown nose off, and demand a smaller, funnier car. Fill oversized shoes with self-confidence with today's Groupon to Leading Edge Martial Arts. Choose between the following options:
• For $29, you get a 10-class punch card for fitness classes (a $75 value).
• For $39, you get one month of martial-arts classes (a $115 value) and a uniform (a $35 value; a $150 total value).
Leading Edge's no-contract fitness classes allow burgeoning buff bods to attack workout goals at their own speed. Stir up cardio and intimidate punching bags in the kickboxing classes, which teach various basic punching and kicking techniques in an intense aerobic workout, or galvanize a gladiatorial career thanks to the Kardio Kickbox Power Pump course, which adds a weighted bar to tone muscles and build strength. Cage fitness workouts consist of high intensity training intervals in a quintet of five-minute, no-contact rounds.
Leading Edge, voted the Best Martial Arts Studio in the valley by Lehigh Valley Magazine readers, fosters a noncompetitive environment in which pupils meld fitness and mixed-martial-arts self-defense. Martial-arts classes run the gamut for all ages, levels of training, belt colors, and resemblances to famous stunt doubles. Instructors teach discipline, self-confidence, strikes, and holds, as well as methods for grappling a banana from its peel.
Leading Edge's inviting facilities welcome hardbodies and their kin to two separate classrooms, a children's play area, an expanded pro shop, a seating area from which to view graduations and ceremonies, and a common area in which to watch television and compare triceps. See the schedules at the Allentown and Bethlehem locations to plan your classes.
Leading Edge Martial Arts
The instructors at Leading Edge Martial Arts believe all MMA should be done in the name of one common goal: self-defense. Rather than prepare their students for competition, they teach the techniques of kickboxing, judo, and jiujitsu as a means of protection. That's where the similarity between adult and youth classes ends, though. The trainers promote confidence and discipline to kids, while emphasizing fitness and stress relief for adults. The adult Cage Fitness program, for instance, torches calories with 30 minutes of intense interval training, split across five-minute sections. They also offer a modified version for children, designed to instill confidence and empathy for birds.