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Choose Between Two Options
- $19 for two weeks of unlimited boxing/kickboxing classes with hand wraps and loaner gloves for one (a $39.50 value)
- $35 for two weeks of unlimited boxing/kickboxing classes with hand wraps and loaner gloves for two (a $79 value)
Trainers break each 60-minute boxing class into three parts. First, groups stretch and warm up for 15 minutes. Then, they put on their boxing gloves and work with a trainer for 30 minutes to learn jabs, crosses, and hooks. The workout finishes with 15 minutes of abdominal, core, and strength training. The entire session aims to burn calories and tone muscles across the entire body. See the class schedule for Alpharetta here and the schedule for Johns Creek here.
The secret to boxing isn't all in the punches. Check out Groupon's guide to footwork to discover why the entire body plays a vital role.
Boxing: The Power of Footwork
Boxers don't fight with just their arms; they use their whole bodies, especially their feet. The way a boxer moves his feet determines how vulnerable he is to punches—standing with one foot forward and the body turned slightly makes him a smaller target. And, of course, it can give his punches power. By pivoting the back foot and turning the hips and torso, a strong boxer can put upwards of 800 pounds of force behind a punch. The problem is that the same forward momentum that gives the punch strength can also throw the fighter off balance, so an opponent fleet-footed enough to sidestep the attack may be rewarded with an opportunity to counterpunch an unstable target. In a sense then, the object of footwork boils down to two conflicting goals: get your feet set so you can put power into your punches, and keep your opponent moving so he can’t do the same.
Smart boxers are able to use their footwork to support their overall strategy. Rocky Marciano, a power fighter who scored 43 knockouts in 49 victories, kept his feet closer together than many boxers do, which cost him mobility but gave him might. By contrast, Floyd Mayweather, who's won 43 fights but only tallied 26 knockouts, relies on a wider stance. In this position, he can dodge punches with speedy lateral movements and then unleash flurries of quick counterpunches, which means he may not throw as many knockout blows, but he is likely to impress judges and win by decision.
Title Boxing Club
A joint venture between a professional boxer and a team of successful kickboxing-equipment tycoons, Title Boxing Club maintains a network of dozens of studios spread across 19 different states, winning over a devoted clientele with its invigorating and engaging boxing- and kickboxing-themed classes. Each workout uses the heart-healthy exercise of cardio training to satisfy people’s innate desire to punch and kick something other than a broken jukebox. Participants build lithe, strong muscle tissue by delivering powerful blows to punching bags, and build flexibility and agility by practicing roundhouse kicks and hooks. Students can build their core strength and endurance with medicine balls and burpees, enlist a qualified personal trainer to practice their newfound skills in the ring, or just torch calories during intense full-body Power Hour workouts.