When boxers accidentally look at their target, it’s called telegraphing, but when they hit opponents in the face with a typewriter, it’s called texting. Communicate properly with today’s Groupon to The Ring Boxing Club. Choose between the following options:
- For $85, you get one month of unlimited boxing classes (a $139 value) with a waived initiation fee (a $150 value), and one pair of boxing gloves and hand wraps (a $59 value; a $348 total value).
- For $65, you get one month of unlimited boxing classes (a $139 value) with a waived initiation fee (a $150 value; a $289 total value). Boxing gloves and hand wraps are not included and Groupon purchasers must provide their own gloves and wraps for this option.
Every new member must register for a one-hour introductory lesson with a trainer, after which the one-month membership begins. Introductory lessons are offered daily.
Attracting the ringside cheers of both NBC’s Today show and CBS’s WBZ 4, The Ring Boxing Club, a 2011 CityVoter “Best Gym in Boston” winner, eschews the monotony of standard fitness routines for full-body workouts enlivened by punching bags and sparring matches. Led by boxers with actual fighting experience, the schedule of more than 60 weekly classes draws the sweat, calories, and a cappella renditions of “Eye of the Tiger” out of fledgling bruisers in the comfort of an air-conditioned gym festooned with boxing memorabilia and posters. The gym’s 12-round boxing workout combines a professional boxer’s regimen with a montage of fitness drills, while technique workouts run through the pugilist’s basic toolset, focusing on footwork, punches, and blocks. Other courses include strength training and a fundamentals clinic, in which students learn boxing theory and concentrate on form. More experienced fighters can also step into the ring to spar with other members, finally exhibiting skills culled from hours of training or an uncanny ability to turn opponents into friends using the Socratic method.
The Ring Boxing Club
Attracting the ringside cheers of NBC's Today show, as well as the 2011, 2012, and 2013 CityVoter title of Best Gym in Boston, The Ring Boxing Club's boxers eschew the monotony of standard fitness routines in favor of the strategy and concentration of boxing. These accomplished boxing coaches—of them, a Golden Gloves winner, a former U.S. Army Green Beret, and an incredibly dynamic former Super Middleweight once ranked sixth in the world—tutor students of all ages and fitness levels through what the Boston Herald describes as an "all encompassing workout that improves fitness and coordination and builds strength." They motivate clients to embrace the confidence that blossoms in the ring as they elegantly dance with an opponent or punching bag, engraining hooks and uppercuts into muscle memory. Amid the gym's boxing memorabilia and posters, they teach more than 60 classes a week, leading a 12-round boxing workout that marries a professional boxer's workout with a montage of fitness drills. They also teach the pugilist's basic footwork, punches, and blocks, which they streamline with strength training, theory, and proper form.