Though often regarded as instinct, fighting is actually a skill acquired in the womb, where all babies must defeat their evil selves in order to be born. Further prenatal training with today’s Groupon: for $30, you get 10 boxing, mixed-martial-arts, and fitness-training classes at Tapout Training Center (a $200 value).
Trainers and professional fighters lead more than 95 weekly classes at Tapout Training Center, an 18,000-square-foot boxing and mixed-martial-arts facility where adults and kids from all walks of life learn to kick, punch, and wrestle calories into submission. The club’s weekly schedule includes classes in boxing, MMA techniques, and muay thai kickboxing, which can increase overall body strength and chances of survival after summoning the ghost of Bruce Lee in a postworkout séance. Classes in brazilian jiujitsu and wrestling teach students valuable grappling skills for when fights go to the ground, and children's classes are available to inculcate wee ones with playground-ready confidence via a regimen of fitness and martial-arts exercises.
Tapout's mixed-martial-arts trainers take advantage of a 32-foot octagon and 24-foot ring to train fighters of all fitness levels in various combat techniques. Caged wrestling and jiujitsu areas give attackers little hope of escape, and the facility’s high ceilings act as an echo chamber for the agonized wails of 30 striking bags. Weights and cardio equipment are available for an extra squeeze of fitness, and men's and women's locker rooms provide requisite privacy.
House of Ryu
Trainers designed House of Ryu to be a mecca for athletes interested in fitness and martial arts. Inside the 20,000-square-foot gym is housed custom equipment such as a 65’x35’ mat for muay thai, boxing, and standup fighting, and a 24’x24’ regulation-sized boxing ring. On the mats, trainers guide students in various martial-arts and fitness disciplines including Alliance muay thai, Kevin Randleman’s Monster Wrestling, jujitsu, boxing, muay boran, strength and conditioning, fitness camp, and cardio boxing and kickboxing.
4045 W Hacienda Ave.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89118