Though normal boxing combines a total-body workout with the pleasure of being punched in the head, cardio boxing combines shadowboxing, and pummeling heavy bags until they cry uncle. Dish it out with today’s Groupon to TeamKat Martial Arts & Wellness in Grayslake. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get a 5-class pass for cardio kickboxing or Zumba (a $60 value).
- For $40, you get a 10-class pass for cardio kickboxing or Zumba (a $120 value).<p>
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TeamKat Martial Arts & Wellness initiates men, women, and children into the aerobically stimulating self-defense principles of Okinawan karate incorporated into calorie-burning workouts. One-hour kickboxing and Zumba classes get exercisers bobbing, weaving, and shimmy-shaking through motion-based fitness routines within a social group setting. Kickboxing participants pummel punching bags, hone precision footmanship on target mitts, and work on technique shadowboxing ’80s movie bullies, all while building endurance and lean muscle. For a departure from the fighting arts, two-step into Zumba classes, which tone bodies with intense but easy-to-follow Latin dance routines inspired by the salsa and merengue. Classes take place on a spacious workout floor glimmering beneath paper lanterns and surrounded by mirrors for perfecting both form and meaningful glances.
TeamKat Martial Arts & Wellness
When Sensei Katrina Polen teaches Ryukyu Kempo karate to students of all genders and ages during classes, she’s not just showing them self-defense techniques—she’s encouraging them to adopt a lifestyle of fitness, character growth, and creativity. She oversees sparring matches that teach the value of a strong work ethic or stunt double, and also plans optional competitions for those desiring more concrete stakes. To allow her protégés an artistic say in their practice, she gives them free reign of the demonstration group, TeamKat, which plans routines for performance.
She also offers non-karate classes in the form of cardio-kickboxing and personal-training sessions. She works to cultivate a tight-knit sense community by hosting additional events, such as birthday parties and bimonthly movie nights.
815 Center St.
Grayslake, Illinois 60030