Contrary to popular belief, everybody was not kung fu fighting: some cowered helplessly in the corner, and others, lacking the athleticism, simply did the chicken dance. Study the graceful movements of martial-art forms with today’s Groupon: for $5, you get one spectator ticket to the Results Grappling Challenge at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 2 at the Corpus Christi Gym/Natatorium (a $10 value).
The Results Grappling Challenge, presented by Results Personal Training, draws practitioners of Brazilian jujitsu from across the state of Texas and engages them in a one-day battle royal. Spectators ooh and ahh as black-belt experts and white-belt beginners square off for exclusive rights to the title of grappling overlord, a $1,000 cash prize, and an autographed style guide for pairing shoes with karate belts. In a day ruptured by the quaking convulsions of close-quarters hand-to-hand combat, children and teens lock arms and elbows from 9 a.m. to noon, and adults flail in the flow of controlled conflict from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. A Super Fight is also held between 12 p.m. and 1 p.m., consisting of a series of matches between high-belt ranking competitors.
Results Personal Training
Results Personal Training enlists certified male and female trainers to piece together personalized fitness and nutrition plans that target time-specific fitness goals and allow for anytime onsite access. When paired with a client, each trainer crafts a program geared toward desired results—such as muscle gain or weight loss—and an ultimate end date, which can correspond with upcoming weddings or long-awaited preschool reunions. One-hour workout sessions then draw on an armory of free weights and Pilates balls to activate different muscle groups and prevent bodies from adapting to the routine. With trainers always on standby, clients can walk in on the hour to start a training program without an appointment and report to the center an unlimited number of times per week.
Before each patron’s first workout, an on-staff nutritionist outlines a healthy meal plan customized to his or her needs. Each menu includes the amount of calories that they should consume per meal and day, a list of foods that rev up metabolisms, and arguments to convince tomatoes that they are vegetables. Clients can visit their nutritionists at any point during their membership, and weekly analyses of their progress ensure that they are staying well on track to meet their health objectives.