If people are always laughing at you in a dubbed voice and loudly declaring that your kung fu is weak, it may be time to stop watching movies and start working out. Today's deal will get you in fighting form: for $50, you get 10 dance, fitness, or martial-arts classes of your choice at Temple Arts Fitness in Davie (a $150 trial value or a $100 value for new gym members). This Groupon can be used for any class, though you'll have to call ahead to schedule OmGym, Pilates, or spinning. Parking is free.
Temple Arts Fitness will let film buffs looking to get film-buff try their hand and foot at a ton of martial-arts disciplines. Practice your palm strikes, swinging fists, kicks, punches, and joint locks with Choy Lee Fut Kung Fu. Turn your elbows into deadly weapons using Muay Thai, a national sport in Thailand that helps develop devastating power. Along with favorites such as the hard-hitting Brazilian jiu-jitsu, the serene tai chi and qigong, and the momentum-manipulating aikido, Temple Arts also offers classes in unusual martial arts, such as sanshou and arnis/eskrima, a Filipino fighting style that involves combat with sticks. Sparring is optional, so peaceful warriors can just come for the exercise.
Lovers-not-fighters, on the other hand, can get fit with a variety of dance classes, including three kinds of belly dancing, from the beginner belly class to the saucier Egyptian/cabaret belly dance. More high-octane hoofers will enjoy the energy-boosting Zumba, hip hop, and Afro-Caribbean classes, while perfectionists can polish their movements with floor barre techniques in ballet and improvisation in jazz. For something that more closely matches Temple Arts' tranquil, zen atmosphere, try one of the yoga/Pilates classes such as the martial-art-infused Dragon's Breath Yoga or OmGym (Temple Arts is one of the few places in South Florida you can try this class).
Temple Arts also offers a variety of kids classes for both its dance (ages 3–14) and martial arts. Today's Groupon will get your budding Wu-Tang Clan passionate about exercise while secretly preparing them to wreak vengeance on Jade Dragon Chen and his Five Deadly Venoms.
- Temple Arts offers serious training in a fun family atmosphere. The staff are masters of there [sic] trade and genuinely seem to enjoy passing on there [sic] knowledge. – Michael, Google Maps
- The staff is friendly and welcoming. The class I took was an amazing and challenging experience! I love it! The instructor gave quality attention to each student and their level of ability. I have finally found a studio to call home! – musicvibe, Google Maps
5619 South University Drive
Davie, Florida 33328Get Directions