Before self-defense courses, punching bags would sit for months without feeling the warm caress of a clenched human fist. Today's Groupon arms arms against assailants: for $21, you get 21 days of unlimited kickboxing fitness classes (a $246 value) at Rondeau's Kickboxing. This Groupon can be redeemed at any of the five Rondeau's Kickboxing locations—in Johnston, Woonsocket, West Warwick, Tiverton (opening March 1, 2011), or Warwick—this deal is good for all classes including: Fitness Kickboxing, Group Personal Training, and Push It! classes.
Rondeau's Kickboxing is an all-women's gym focused on using boxing, kickboxing, and martial-arts equipment to improve fitness and provide self-defense skills. In Fitness Kickboxing, real kickboxing and boxing moves pave the way to awaken latent muscle groups and destroy stubborn fat enclaves. Push It! class is a variety pack of exercises that incorporates weights and cardio into a kicking and punching routine. An experienced instructor—such as Heidi, who has lost 75 pounds herself—will motivate self-defense-hungry people in treadmill sessions and free weightathons during Group Personal Training.
All classes are open to any skill level, and the certified instructors will guide each fist or deadly big toe through every exercise. This Groupon is good for 21 consecutive days of unlimited classes.
New customers only.
Rondeau's Kickboxing was applauded by the Johnston Sun Rise after one of its students fought off an attacker using skills taught during class:
- On the day of the attack, Fierlit’s instructor covered how to defend yourself using your elbows. Looking back, Fierlit believes that could’ve saved her life. “We had just thrown elbows here, so I hit him in the ribs,” she recalled of the incident…Losing weight is a common motivation for Rondeau’s clients, but she said Fierlit is now a poster child for why women should be concerned with more than a work out. – Meg Fraser, Johnston Sun Rise
In 1990, Christina Rondeau fell in love. With martial arts, that is. After earning her black belt and competing in amateur karate and martial arts tournaments all over the United States and Europe, Rondeau decided to go pro. She travelled the globe as a member and coach on the USA WAKO kickboxing team, and went on to win the women's lightweight title. Rondeau continued to feed her athletic hunger with a switch to pro boxing and appeared in numerous print media and television shows, including The Maury Povich Show.
Having achieved fame and glory, Rondeau took on a new fight: she wanted to help women and children defend themselves while gaining indomitable confidence. She has authored books, created instructional DVDs, and opened Rondeau’s Kickboxing. The 24/7 gym garnered Rhode Island Monthly’s readers’ pick for Best Fitness Center in 2010, due in no small part to its empowering blend of fitness and martial-arts-based classes. Rondeau also promotes safety in her community by participating in events geared towards ending violence toward women and girls and teaching local schoolchildren how to defend themselves or pass a math quiz without using weapons. She also coordinated a box-a-thon to help line the shelves of a Rhode Island food bank.