September 2014 Knockout Newsletter!

Knockout Newsletter
September 2014 Edition
Hi Knockouts,
September marks the three year anniversary of Knockout Women's Boxing Club!   Yes, in a time where other local boxing gyms are shutting their doors KO is still going strong and still growing.  We have an entire week of celebration planned, a KOlympics and, of course, a party!!  Make sure to check out the details below.

This month's newsletter has some date changes for our new education program so don't miss those.  We've also got some new specials and discounts for the month of September to celebrate back to school/KO anniversary month!   

There's a new tank coming for our 3 year anniversary - and I really think you're all going to love this one.  Really.  Stay tuned to our Facebook page and your weekly KO-tivation email so you don't miss it!

Have a great month and catch you in October!!
Teresa, Club Manager
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Due to some scheduling conflicts through September we have altered the dates for the special trial class. It will now take place through the month of October at 4:30p-5:15p with a special Basics Class October 1 at 4:30pm. instead of the September dates. The education New Knockout special of $50 (including handwraps) remains the same and of course anyone is welcome to begin in September with our regular basics and class times. The new Knockout education special is available for purchase and start at any time.  If you are interested in this special, are a current teacher/student/school staff member, or want more details please Please register for the October 1 Basics class here.


Have a friend who is interested in Knockout and would like to try a class??  From September 22 through the 27th members can bring a friend to class - for FREE!  This is any regular group class, all week long!  Your friend must create a profile online and then you can send me an email at  to reserve her spot.  Please - only one friend per class and only friends who are actually interested in Knockout and want to give it a shot.  

You also earn contest points for bringing friends AND for friends who try us our with a New Knockout Trial Membership!  Check out the spirit week info below!


Friday, September 26 at 7pm is the Knockout anniversary party!  This year we are planning a Pasta bar.  The food sign up sheet will be at the front desk beginning next week.  Please bring one food items to share and definitely BYOB!  Bring whatever you're drinking, and more for others if you'd like!  We are having a Homecoming theme, so if you decide to come "homecoming ready" you can earn extra points for your spirit week team.  Please RSVP for the party by signing up on our events page.


The September dates for our Intuitive Eating Empowerment Group are Monday, September 8 and Monday, September 22 at 7:30pm after boxing class.  The cost is $12.50 per person, $10 for autopay members.  You can register on our events page!



Sales, specials and discounts - oh my!  In celebration of our three year anniversary we are increasing our auto-pay retail discount for apparel & offering a retail discount to our punch card members for September!

 Auto-pay members discount: 
 30% off current KO apparel items 
 25% off our NEW incoming tank!
 Punch card members receive 10% off current apparel!
 <-- So this amazing tank?  Just $19.25 w/ auto-pay discount this month!
And that's not all....  All month we have 
 $5 KO water bottles 
 $5 KO travel mugs!
 Offers not available online, so get your gear at Knockout today!


The week of September 22 through September 27 we will be celebrating our 3 year anniversary with a super fun spirit week! We are going to give everyone the opportunity to sign up for a spirit week team so you can accumulate your spirit week points and your team can compete in the KOlympics! Sign up online on our events page here!


Spirit Week Calendar:
Monday, Sept 22:Purple and/or Green Day ~ Tuesday, Sept 23:Favorite Team Day
Wednesday, Sept 24:Camouflage Day ~ Thursday, Sept 25 & Friday Sept 26:Crazy Sock Days 

KOlympics: Our Knockout Olympic games will be help on September 27, at 10am.  Games are designed for fun competition for everyone who would like to participate.  Please sign up for a team on our events page to participate.

Spirit Week Contests: We will have contest through spirit week that we will announce in class and online, so make sure to watch for those. 

Spirit week team points will be earned by participation in spirit week days, contests and the KOlympics.  All members of the team with the most points at the end of the week will win prizes.  The points will be tracked on team boards at the gym.  Please sign up for a team by September 15 to participate!


Our 9:30am Saturday class will continue through the month of September! The only change is that intern Coach Carmen will be taking over for Coach Annemarie for this class.  The 45 minute class format for all classes will also remain indefinitely.

Saturday, September 27 there will be two half-hour morning express boxing classes at 8:30am and 9:15am followed by our KOlympics.  If you would like to participate in the KOlympics, sign up for a team here.

Reminder - as September 22 begins the "bring a friend" week, we recommend you sign up early for your classes, especially during that week.  For autopay members, after your membership processes September 1, we recommend you schedule any classes you are certain to attend that week!   


September KO of the Month: AILEEN O.!

Aileen started at Knockout in November of 2013 and has been a regular with us ever since.  Her commitment is undeniable, she has quite a ride to get to us and not even our awful Chicago winter slowed her down!  Since Aileen began at KO she has made huge improvements in her boxing form and strength.  We love her drive and determination in class, she never quits!  She's an amazing Knockout!  
Aileen can usually be found in evening classes, so congratulate her when you see her!


We want to extend a big KO welcome to our August new Knockouts: Katie B., Kristin D., Allison S., Marianna V., Kristina S., Angela K., Deanne M., Kristie M., Tricia V., Elizabeth W., Sue S., Gwen T., Michelle S., Jill S., Renata S., and Christine I.! 


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