As the clocks go back and the night’s get longer, it’s easy to put your exercise regime on the backburner.
Trying new classes and exercises is a great way to combat this. And, talking of combat, why not strap on those gloves and hit up a boxing class?
For fitness or strength training, boxing is a sure-fire way to to feel fitter and get those endorphins going. Whether you’re a beginner or boxing boss, there’s a class for you in the City of London.
We’ve scoured the Square Mile to find some of the best boxing classes in the City of London for you to try.
Rumble @ 1Rebel Broadgate
Head to the ultra-cool boutique gym for a boxing class which incorporates speed, footwork, strength and willpower.
The high-intensity boxing class, Rumble, is a battle between you and your bag. The 45-minute session not only helps you to work up a sweat, but also allows you to improve your form as well as perfect your punching. What’s more, the glove hire is free and you’ll get free wraps at your first session.
31 Lower Circle, Broadgate EC2M 2QS
Gymboxing @ Gymbox Bank
Boxing novice? No worries. This boxing class at one of the City’s most unique gyms is aimed at those starting from scratch, all you need to be is willing.
With London’s top boxing experts at your fingertips, you’ll learn everything you need to get you in the ring. You do, however, need to bring your own gloves for this class. Time for round one.
71 Lombard Street EC3V 9AY
Boxing 60 @ Blok Shoreditch
Not one for the faint-hearted, Boxing 60 promises to give you a full and exhaustive workout. The sessions are formed of smaller groups so you’ll have many opportunities to have guided technique-focused advice which is great for developing timing, speed and power.
Each class is divided into sections, with the final one focusing on intelligent output, and learning how to stay on point when tiredness creeps in. You will have to bring your own gloves and wraps, but you can also buy these at reception.
Principal Place, 2 Hearn Street EC2A 3BR
Boxing @ KOBOX
KOBOX boxing gym is the place for those wanting to push themselves with their fitness but in a nightclub environment. Whether it’s a bodyweight or an upper core class, the classes are set under amazing strobe lights.
Each 50-minute class takes place in the underground fitness space and can be taken at your own pace, which is great for all ages and abilities. So, get your sweat on and learn the club’s six-punch signature move while under the studio’s flashing lights.
85 London Wall EC2M 7AD
Boxing @ Secret Boxing Gym
The not-so-secret Secret Boxing Gym is located close to London Bridge station and is an incredibly friendly place to practice your boxing skills.
The non-judgemental classes are taught with quality in mind, which includes help with sparring and sprinting. Plus, you have the option to rent gloves and towels from reception.
Ground Floor, 2 Montague Close SE1 9RA