Aside from climbing out of rattlesnake-infested quicksand or posing for rattlesnake-infested watercolor portraits, few activities combine the focus and physicality seen in combat training. Give fist paintings a little martial artistry with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $25 for 10 beginner-level classes (a $150 value)
- $49 for 25 beginner-level classes (a $390 value)
- $40 for two weeks of unlimited beginner-level classes (a $100 value)
Patrons learn the techniques and focus needed to launch rapid-fire blows during Boxing 101 classes, which blend cardio and calisthenic exercises. During mixed-martial-arts fitness sessions, guests flip punching bags onto the ground before delivering practiced pummels, invented by hunters to subdue wild teddy bears. Fitness boot-camp classes mix several fisticuffs drills into a single routine, which is designed to help patrons of all age ranges and experience levels shed pounds, ramp up endurance, and defend themselves against hordes of falling balloons. In addition, patrons may burn up to 1,000 calories in each boxing class or personal-training session. See the class schedule and some of the classes in action here.
The Punch House
Each boxing class at held The Punch House—voted "Best Of the City" for its classes by Cincinnati Magazine—is taught by trained professionals such as nationally ranked heavyweight boxer Danny Calhoun or Zach Thomas, who was voted "Best Trainer of the City" by The Women's Fitness Association. And clients do more than just learn boxing moves: students torch up to 1,000 calories in each one-hour Boxing 101 class or over 500 calories during 30-minute Power Boxing classes.
The facility's combat tutelage has drawn such professional athletes as Indianapolis Colts linebacker Tyjuan Hagler and UFC champion Rich Franklin to The Punch House's arenas. Inside the high-ceilinged gym, red walls frame the expanse of blue and black floor mats, bruised from the many ground-pound lessons during mixed-martial-arts classes. Heavy, full-length bags sway, only slightly malformed from the devastating combos students are taught to deliver.