Whereas students of martial law must study arduous lists of riot-control procedures, students of martial arts can engage directly with their subjects, painting abstract beatdowns on animate human canvases. Defend your decision to attend art school with today’s Groupon: for $49, you get one month of unlimited kickboxing and fitness impact classes at Westchester Mixed Martial Arts in Bedford Hills (a $154.50 value).
A comprehensive martial-arts facility specializing in fitness regimens and realistic self-defense, Westchester Mixed Martial Arts prepares students of all stripes to kick, punch, or headlock their way to better fitness. Taught by fleet-footed instructors who have been teaching and competing for more than 10 years, the kickboxing program offers intense cardio and high-impact workouts for every age and skill level. A full weekly schedule includes cardio kickboxing classes that combine aerobics, boxing, and martial arts in a full-body cocktail that will leave your muscles chiseled and your enemies hiding in a hole with impending trench foot brought on by nervous sweating.
This one-hour total-body workout can burn as many as 800 calories and increase balance and coordination over time. The 45-minute Fitness Impact Training classes hone innocuous physiques into lithe weapons as students practice muay thai striking techniques on heavy bags and hapless samurai caught sleeping in the vents. Classes are filled with heart-pumping music and a dynamic variety of defense techniques and are offered seven days a week.