Boxing, like teaching kindergarten, requires endurance, a proactive attitude, and a deep appreciation for the sound of a ringing bell. Hone your rope-a-dope skills with today's Groupon: for $35, you get 10 boxing, kickboxing, or muay thai classes at Tarzana Boxing & Fitness (a $200 value). Classes require guests to rent gloves for $3 per class or purchase a pair at half off (regularly $60).
Tarzana Boxing & Fitness's instructors employ their experiences to craft an array of martial-arts classes that emphasize aerobic fitness as well as self-defense. Boxing and kickboxing sessions lead guests through a total-body cardiovascular workout. Each class begins with 10–15 minutes of stretching and calisthenics before 30 minutes of pulverizing an assortment of 150-pound punching bags and dusty carpets. Cardio boxing and kickboxing classes do not involve physical contact between students, instead directing brutal jabs and witty putdowns onto thick-skinned punching bags. One-hour muay thai classes delve further into the art of self-defense, teaching students of any age how to use their fists, elbows, knees, and feet to effortlessly split cantaloupes at family picnics.
For Groupon holders interested in becoming members of Tarzana Boxing & Fitness, this deal also includes a $100 deduction from the start-up membership fee. The start-up membership fee includes the first and last month's cost and equipment purchase ($257+), along with additional monthly payments ($49–$69) for the duration of the membership.
Tarzana Boxing and Fitness
A staff wrapped in numerous black belts and championship titles leads students through Tarzana Boxing & Fitness's fight-inspired classes. Both boxing and kickboxing sessions combine cardio-intensive workouts with self-defense moves, much like fencing while running on a treadmill. After a 15-minute warm-up, kickboxers practice knee strikes, kicks, and punches, and boxers brandish jabs and uppercuts to defeat 150-pound punching-bags. Continued practice in the ring boosts coordination, endurance, and balance, and fizzles stress. In karate classes, kids learn coordinated movements using their elbows, arms, legs, knees, and feet that not only teach them physical skills like balance and coordination, but also help them build confidence and focus.