Q: What clothing and equipment do I need to participate in the classes?
A: Both men and women should wear loose clothing, preferably shorts,t-shirt and trainers. Vests and jogging bottoms are also fine. You will need a pair of hand wraps, which are available for sale at the gym. All the equipment you will need, including gloves and head guards, are provided for free by the gym. NB: if you have long hair, you should wear a hair band or tie your hair up during the classes. This is because, once you have your boxing gloves on, it’s very difficult to push your hair out of your eyes!
Q: Do I need to be fit to join the classes?
A: No. Our classes are designed to help you get fit; you do not need to be fit before you join them. The classes are circuit-based and everyone works at their own pace (no exercise is mandatory). Our aim is to build up your fitness gradually. All we ask is that you do your best in each class. The more you push yourself, the more you should be able to do next time.
Q: Will I lose weight and tone up?
A: Yes. Our classes are designed so that you will start seeing improvements in your physical appearance in a matter of weeks. But you must come regularly.
Q: I have never done any boxing before. Can I still attend the classes?
A: Yes. All the classes are as accessible to the beginner as they are to persons who have boxed before. However, if you have never boxed, we recommend that you attend one of the classes on a Tuesday or Thursday. On these days, we provide, before the classes, free short introductions to the gym and boxing more generally. If you are a beginner and wish to attend an introduction, please arrive 15-20 minutes before your class starts. For further information, please call us.
Q: I don’t like the idea of getting hit. Do I have to spar?
A: No. Sparring is optional; many of our members choose not to spar. There is no pressure on anyone to enter the ring. In any event, all sparring is supervised and no strikes to the head are allowed.
Q: How much is each class?
A: For information about our fees, please see our Times & Prices page
Q. Can I get private one to one boxing lessons?
A: Yes. Private one-to-one training can be arranged for mutually agreeable times with one of our experienced instructors. Please contact us for further details.
Q: Can I train to box competitively?
A: Yes. Whether you are an amateur, professional or white-collar boxer – we can help you achieve your goals.
Q: How do I get there and is there somewhere I can park?
A: Please see the location on map. The gym is approximately 8-10 minutes walk from Wood Green Tube Station. There is free parking outside the gym.
Q: What sort of people come to the club?
A: A broad range. A clients are young and old, male and female, beginners and experienced boxers. Our policy is one of inclusion: everyone is welcome here and we encourage a strong communal ethos during our sessions.