Aside from climbing out of rattlesnake-infested quicksand or posing for rattlesnake-infested watercolor portraits, few activities combine the focus and physicality of mixed martial arts training. Fend off snakes and push vacuum salesmen off your porch with today’s Groupon: for $29, you get one month of unlimited Fight Shape, boxing, and kickboxing classes, plus a T-shirt (a $140 value), at Trainers Elite in Addison.
Founded in 1982, Trainers Elite provides a triple threat of fighting styles, ambushing participants of all shapes and sizes with a potent puree of conditioning drills that hone self-protection skills. Fight Shape’s full-contact regimen strengthens, tones, and conditions you for the toughest fight of your life—without the hassle of ever actually having to fight anybody. The equally intense A.B.S. Total Fitness Kickboxing lets you kick off the extra pounds and passive-aggressive office stress while boosting endurance, speed, strength, and lean muscle. Executive Boxing Club incorporates shadow boxing, mitt and bag work, and occasional bouts with King Hippo to get you in peak physical condition for your weight class. Like a master mannequin crafter, each class sculpts the body, offering a sudorific workout for experienced athletes and regular Joes alike.
The Trainers Elite staff goes to great lengths to ensure the safety of its students, and is led by Grandmaster Ron Van Browning, who boasts more than 45 years of martial arts experience and can match formalwear to his five styles of black belts. Shed calories while working up a gloriously sweaty sheen and beating bullying pads to a pulp with today’s Groupon to Trainers Elite.
This Groupon is valid for new members only.
With more than a half-century of martial arts experience, Trainers Elite owner Grandmaster Ron Van Browning has taken his share of hard knocks. But with every punch to the gut or high-impact kiss on the cheek he sustained, he refined his approach to fighting a bit more, too. Today, he and his team of instructors teach a streamlined form of fighting. Eschewing fancy flourishes, they instead teach practical techniques rooted in self-defense that apply to each of the studio's jiujitsu, Muay Thai, and MMA classes. Inside, the area is spacious enough to hold a 20-foot octagon, heavy bags, and offers plenty of practice space—yet classes stay small to give each each student lots of attention.