One or Three Months of Unlimited Open-Gym Boxing Circuits at On The Ropes Boxing Fitness (53% Off)

On The Ropes Boxing Fitness

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Scott G. ·
Reviewed June 7, 2016
Great work, very informative and a personal one on one to get things started.

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Scott R. ·
Reviewed March 13, 2016
This is a REAL workout circuit in an actual boxing club. Warren is a great trainer. I was the 2nd person to buy this groupon. One week in and not looking back! No regrets!

What You'll Get


Choose Between Two Options

  • C$45 for one month of unlimited open-gym boxing circuits (C$94.90 value)
  • C$119 for three months of unlimited open-gym boxing circuits (C$254.70 value)

The gym is open for open-gym circuits Monday–Friday, from 430 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Boxing Gloves: A Bareknuckler’s Brainchild

Though still not for the faint of heart, boxing used to be an even more rough-and-tumble affair. Brush up on your boxing history with Groupon’s look into the advent and evolution of boxing gloves.

Englishman Jack Broughton never met a brawl his bare fists couldn’t handle. Often referred to as the Father of The English School of Pugilism, Broughton thrived within the barbaric world of bare-knuckle boxing. In 1741, his battering of then-champion George Stevenson led to Broughton’s coronation as England’s finest fighter—and, weeks later, Stevenson’s death. As such, many British nobles and gentlemen turned to Broughton to teach them the art of self-defense, but the fragility of their porcelain fists led Broughton to improvise a means of protection. Citing the “inconvenience of black eyes, broken noses, and bloody jaws” they may sustain while sparring, Broughton invented “mufflers,” a set of leather mitts padded with horsehair or lamb’s wool—the first known iteration of boxing gloves.

When the tradition of bare-knuckle fighting ended in 1892, gloves became a mainstay of mainstream boxing, though their exact specifications evolved significantly over the ensuing century. In the first gloved, heavyweight championship fight, John Sullivan and James Corbett donned 5-ounce mitts. Today, mostly due to an increased emphasis on protecting fighters, standard gloves for professional bouts weigh between 8 and 10 ounces. Though the tanned leather exterior of most present-day gloves vaguely recalls Broughton’s prototype, their cushioning no longer requires shearing livestock; instead, most gloves contain high-density polyurethane. Before bouts, the gloves must pass scrupulous inspection to ensure that neither fighter has unfairly altered their specifications by wrapping them in bare fists.

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