It's helpful to have an external source of motivation, such as a trainer or a machine that wallops you with pillows until you wake up. Get a helping hand with this Groupon.
- $59 for two months of unlimited no-contact MMA classes ($290 value)
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Ultimate MMA Fitness
The punching bags bear the brunt of pounding at Ultimate MMA Fitness. That's because Dan "The Machine" Hernandez and his staff in the adult program take a no-contact approach to mixed martial arts such as kenpo karate and grappling. Alternatively, kids' classes take a mild contact approach in the form of drills and light sparring and grappling. To them, getting a good workout is as important as learning a new self-defense technique, such as the shoulder kick, which is why they also schedule cardio kickboxing classes, personal training sessions, and nutrition counseling chats.