Aside from climbing out of rattlesnake-infested quicksand or posing for rattlesnake-infested watercolor portraits, few activities combine the focus and physicality seen in kickboxing training. Give foot-paintings a little martial artistry with today's Groupon: for $25, you get eight classes of cardio kickboxing at Minnesota Valley Martial Arts in Apple Valley (an $80 value).
At Minnesota Valley Martial Arts, exercisers expand minds and tighten bodies during eight cardio-kickboxing classes. Led by the studio's experienced trainers, each one-hour class welcomes students of all ages with intense aerobic exercise, targeted abdominal training, and reenactments of the street-fight scene from Mary Poppins. Students accelerate heart rates with quick jabs and commanding roundhouse kicks in classes of 10–30 pupils, gaining physical skill as well as metaphysical camaraderie. Lessons take place at 7 p.m. Monday–Thursday and 8 a.m. on Saturday, allowing students to space out sessions however they like. Students are advised to wear comfortable clothing as well as cross-trainer shoes for easier maneuverability and added protection during post-class games of Red Rover.
14050 Pilot Knob Rd.
Apple Valley, Minnesota 55124