Fingerless boxing gloves came into prominence after comedians took over the sport by thwarting powerful uppercuts with well-timed eye pokes. Take the slapstick out of sparring with today’s Groupon to The Sport Club in Reseda. Choose between the following options:
- For $35, you get one month of full gym membership, with activation fee (a $95 value).
- For $49, you get you get 10 boxing classes with loaner gloves and wraps (a $100 value).
The Sport Club was founded by a former member of the Ukraine boxing team, who leads a staff of licensed and certified trainers in teaching technique and conditioning aspiring Fraziers. Classes sort students into beginner and advanced sessions, plunging them into skill-set-tailored, physique-conditioning interval routines. Bag pounders sweat while partaking of plyometrics and hoisting free weights in the gym, which is also outfitted with a sparring ring. Heavy-bag and speed-bag training beefs up biceps and quickens boxers’ jabs, cultivating technique that, unlike schmoozing a crossing guard in a busy intersection, is proper. Scrappers then square off in the ring while donning gym-supplied gloves and head gear. While enjoying the fruits of a membership, gym denizens may notice how it glistens with row upon row of well-maintained yellow equipment, including barbells, bench-press stations, and machines that strengthen the legs better than tying a car to the waist and walking up a hill.