Fed up with the boring gym classes? Find yourself doing the same thing at the gym every time? Good news sweat heart, we’ve searched out the very best boxing & kickboxing classes in London (both women-only and mixed classes) to provide some fitness inspiration for you, because no one really wants to run on a dry treadmill for hours. Beating the crap out of a punch bag sounds like a much better way to slip into that summer bod.
Both boxing and kickboxing classes will have you sweating buckets through an intense cardio session, and provide a great opportunity to relieve any pent up stress we’ve stored away – POW POW.
We’ve chosen classes from all over London – follow the links for more information on prices and timetables.
Railway Arches, 261-262 Hardess St, Brixton, London SE24 0HN (Brixton)
A mixture of mixed classes and women-only classes to choose from. The women-specific boxing classes are for beginners, and they offer one-on-one training, diet plans and circuit classes.
By Marianne ‘Golden Girl’ Marston
PT Workspace, 87-89 Shepperton Road, Islington, N1 3DF
Classes and one-on-one sessions for beginners and intermediates. Designed to teach you about the art of boxing (not like the classes at your gym), you will also get a full workout with conditioning and cardio.
576 Harrow Road, W10 4NJ (Ladbroke Grove)
Female only boxing classes, muay thai, kickboxing & personal training options. Super cheap too!
TWO VENUES – Swiss Cottage Dojo 88 Avenue Road, London NW3 3HA (Swiss Cottage)
Stoke Newington Dojo Unit 2 Victorian Grove, 35-39 Stoke Newington High Street (Stoke Newington)
The Martial Arts Place teaches a form of kickboxing called Mo-Gei-Do – meaning ‘The Way of No Boundaries’. This is a combination of European and Eastern martial arts including karate, kickboxing and boxing.
Don’t be intimidated, these guys will make you feel welcome.
Unit 5 Transform House, 16 Wellington Road, London E10 7QF (Lea Bridge)
Women only classes.
Have some ‘me’ time with our ladies only sessions – from our qualified coaches to our centre staff – no men around.
CLASSES: Krava Maga, Gymbox Technical Sparring, Muay Thai & Sparring, K1 Kickboxing, Gymboxing
GYMS: Bank, Covent Garden, Farringdon, Old Street, Westfield Stratford, Victoria
Pay as you go and 3, 6, 12 & 18 month membership
Offering a variety of classes and a few locations in which to do them in, this is handy for before or after work sessions.
With gym boxing and sparring, you will be coached by the best pro boxers in London, then you get to put those skills to the test in sparring sessions.
Whichever class you choose, you will be sure to get a good workout with some of the best coaches.
Euston, Belsize Park and Warren Street
Mixed classes for beginners through to black belt. You can join classes for kickboxing, self-defence, Yoga or Kung Fu. Check out their homepage… quite a few women in the video still, so be assured you will fit right in.
Get the equipment before you start
If you are just starting out you might want to purchase some basic gear before attending a class. Below we have some basics you might need. Stops you from having to wear someone else’s sweaty gloves. Grim.