Being a good fighter means being physically and mentally prepared for everything, from withstanding a spontaneous hailstorm of roundhouse kicks to maintaining composure around Clay "The Carpenter" Guida's romantic, flowing locks. Keep body and mind at the ready with today's Groupon: for $45, you get a punch card for 10 group workouts at Warrior Boxing in Downers Grove.
Competitive and recreational fighters harden bodies and sharpen reflexes for the ring in Warrior Boxing’s arsenal of classes. Designed for battlers ages 14 and older, one-hour coed instruction in boxing, kenpo karate, submission grappling, and ryu jujitsu promote strength and endurance and extend reach better than donning platform shoes sewn to telephone cords. Bringing more than 25 years of experience training competitive boxers, Bob Miller teams up with Jessica Storch––the 2010 and 2011 Chicago Golden Gloves Champion and a National Academy of Sports Medicine–certified personal trainer––to motivate newcomers through storms of jabs and hooks in respectful, supportive group trainings. Because kenpo classes are ranked, newcomers may only enroll in yellow- and orange-belt or basics classes, but boxing, jujitsu, and grappling are open to all. Feminine fighters looking for tailored training can also enroll in women’s-only boxing classes, where participants lose weight and gain confidence in an environment rife with peer support and fewer Godfather references. Check the scheduling page to view class times assorted by tabs.
Warrior Boxing’s spick-and-span training center sports two boxing rings, heavy and speed bags, and an avalanche of tools to keep warriors from getting buried in their opponent's blows or incurring the wrath of an inflatable clown. Towels and shower facilities are also provided on site.
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Bob Miller has kept men, women, and children off the ropes for more than 25 years. As a certified U.S. amateur-boxing Level II coach and professional trainer, he's armed men and women with confidence and competence to jab, bob, and weave into professional boxing careers. Bob continues to focus his pugilistic pedagogy on the nitty-gritty of footwork, conditioning, and practice lessons of aspiring boxers of all skill levels. The boxing gym sports boxing rings, heavy and speed bags, and an avalanche of tools to keep warriors light on their feet and free from the wrath of inflatable, bottom-heavy clowns. After sparring, kickboxing, or jujitsuing with one of the coaches during any number of cardio-blasting classes, students can ratchet down adrenaline levels by taking a relaxing shower in the locker rooms with free towel service.