Though normal boxing combines a total-body workout with the pleasure of being repeatedly punched in the head, cardio boxing combines rope jumping, shadowboxing, and pummeling heavy bags until they cry uncle. Defend yourself against gym equipment with today's Groupon: for $19, you get a one-month membership to a kickboxing boot camp at Lion's Den in Scottsdale (a $169 value).
The Den's tough team of experienced instructors hones students' coordination, reaction time, and self-defense tactics in intensive kickboxing boot-camp sessions. Each class melds Western boxing techniques with Eastern-influenced martial-arts kicks, training participants with repetitive drills and choreographed pom-pom routines in the Den's amply equipped 10,000-square-foot facility. Master swift kicks, pounding punches, and well-choreographed combos, useful for fending off assailants or confrontational windmills. The four-week kickboxing membership also grants clients access to the gym's loaded weight room, cardiovascular equipment, and flexible class schedule, including Muay Thai, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and mixed martial arts. Groupon customers purchasing this deal will also receive a discount of $75 off full gym membership and an unlimited supply of post-workout pats on the back. This deal may also be used for a boxing boot camp at Lion's Den, and classes can be mixed and matched.
Fight Ready Fitness Center
At Fight Ready Fitness Center, instructors don’t just train students in martial arts—they also guide them toward other wellness goals, such as improved confidence, self-defense, and overall fitness. These experienced coaches, many of whom are professional MMA fighters, push students to work hard in a range of classes. They teach striking techniques in boxing, muay thai, and MMA programs, and grappling techniques in Brazilian jiujitsu, no-gi jiujitsu, and wrestling programs, each of which begins with classes on the foundations and progresses to more advanced skills. Instructors help students increase their endurance during the Boxing Bootcamp and cardio kickboxing.