While some fitness innovations lead to healthier, toner bodies, others simply result in high insurance premiums to cover flaming treadmills. Try a winning invention with today's Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $10 for one Kangoo fitness class including boot rental (up to a $25 value)
- $19 for three of the above classes (up to a $75 value)
- $35 for six of the above classes (up to a $125 value)
- $99 for one private Kangoo class for up to five people (up to a $250 value)
Originally designed for low-impact injury rehabilitation, Kangoo shoes have been forged into elite fitness tools by Kangoo Nation and Mario Godiva Green. Their springy step grants the wearer the benefits of rebounding and jumping with little danger to joints. Students can pounce off the weight with a schedule of classes including Kangoo Konditioning, which loads space-walking participants with dumbbells and resistance bands for high-intensity interval training. Half performance art, half fitness class, Kangoo Hip HOP teaches members to hop to the beat during freestyle routines. Mario also leads indoor and outdoor boot-camp classes that jog throughout the city with stops for plyometrics or intervals. He hosts classes in the Upper East Side, Chelsea, and Flatiron district. Find out how to register here.
Mario Godiva Fitness
In his early teens, Mario Godiva Green was overweight. At school, kids bullied him daily, and he was tired of their incessant mockery. At 16, his mother died, providing the catalyst to the dramatic life change that Mario was about to embark on. Over the next 11 years, his rise to prominence in the fitness circles of New York and Chicago was nothing short of meteoric. From modeling for Calvin Klein to pioneering Kangoo workouts in the United States, Mario has been at the forefront of physical fitness. His work has been featured on the New York Times, The Steve Harvey Show, and ABC Nightline.
Today he jet-sets around the world to promote and teach Kangoo to throngs of eager exercisers and underachieving gravity forces, and his Kangoo classes have become one of the trendiest, most exclusive workouts in the city. A firm believer in having fun while exercising, his hip-hop classes are half dance, half fitness class, and he also leads hoppers throughout Manhattan during outdoor boot camps and jogs. The springy shoes reduce the impact on the joints and spine, harnessing the 33 health benefits associated with rebounding without danger to joint cartilage.