If you want to stop ducking and weaving from your exercise goals and face an exciting new challenge head on, jump in the ring and try out one of these 12 boxing gyms in Sydney. We’ve collated the best boxing classes, coaches and training spots around the city to help you find the perfect killer workout.
Boxing is a fast-paced cardio workout for your whole body and mind. It requires near constant movement that is always changing in pace – meaning you can burn fat, develop stamina, speed up your reflexes and build muscle all at the same time. It requires agility, precision, balance, power and body-weight strength training during which you contract your muscles from top to bottom. Your mind will also get plenty of stimulation by playing a mental game of action-reaction, allowing you to switch off, focus and de-stress. Here are 12 of the best boxing gyms in Sydney that will make sure you get your pound-for-pound.
The high intensity group workouts at 12RND Fitness are specifically designed by professional athletes and trainers to give your fitness a knockout blow. The workouts are centred around a 12 round boxing contest, combining functional strength, cardio and boxing technique. They have a new round starting every three minutes so you can jump in whenever you arrive, give your ass (and heart and entire body) a solid kicking for 45 minutes, and be out of there in time for your next meeting. They have new classes every day so it never gets old and your body will continue to burn calories for up to 38 hours after each 12RND workout. Get to one of their six boxing gyms in Sydney to try it for yourself with a free workout.
Lower Ground Floor, 204-218 Botany Road, Alexandria – ph: 0497 121 212
Level 1, Shop 13, Tiffany Plaza, 422 Oxford Street, Bondi Junction – ph: 0401 533 052
1/1105 Botany Road, Mascot – ph: 02 8338 8442
COMING SOON – Martin Place, Darlinghurst, Newtown
Corporate Fitness Centre, Surry Hills
Corporate Fitness Centre offers over 65 classes per week including technique, BJJ, cardio, open sparring and even yoga. Their Corporate Fighter 12 week training program allows you to learn the basics before stepping into the ring with a fellow amateur. Located on Wentworth Avenue just ten minutes from central station and Hyde Park, it is one of the more convenient boxing gyms in Sydney you can pop in to any time of the day to let off some steam.
26-38 Wentworth Avenue, Surry Hills – ph: 02 9264 4492
White Collar Boxing, Brookvale
White Collar Boxing is a particular type of boxing in which men and women in white-collar professions train to fight at special events. So instead of bottling up work stress or taking it out on your partner, take it out on a bag at a boxing club in Sydney instead. White Collar Boxing in Brookvale aims to provide the general public with a fun and exhilarating way to train, and head boxing coach Simon Mitchell is renowned for his empowering and personalised service to everyone who trains at the club.
14 Carter Road, Brookvale – ph: 02 9938 3116
North Sydney PCYC
PCYC’s all over the city offer top level boxing gyms in Sydney for every fitness level and age, at an affordable price. Boxing was one of the first sports developed since of the opening of PCYC in 1937. Mark Pitts’ has headed the North Sydney PCYC for almost 20 years, training boxers into world champions and winners of the Australian Masters Games. Their boxing classes are held on Monday to Thursday afternoons and Saturday during the day and include fitness, strength, conditioning and competitive amateur boxing.
224 Falcon Street, North Sydney – ph: 02 9625 9111
Bondi Boxing Club, Waterloo
Trial a free first week at Bondi Boxing Club (yes which lo and behold is not actually located in Bondi but a converted warehouse in Waterloo) and they’re convinced that you’ll fall in love with professional boxing coach and manager Tony Del Vecchio, namely his ability to to produce state and world champion boxers and get any punter into fit, fighting shape. The boxing training centre is open all day weekdays and Saturday morning.
3 Allen Street, Waterloo – ph: 0419 005 345
Ultimate Fitness Centre, CBD
For a convenient boxing gym in Sydney CBD, Ultimate Fitness Centre hits the bag square on. They offer over 20 classes a week across two locations at $60 per week. The classes include boxing from basics to advance, squad, calorie burning or ab-specific as well as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, MMA, cross training, Muay Thai, sparring, muscle circuits, and capoeira – a fun mix of martial arts, acrobatics, dance and music. If you’re on the hunt for ‘boxing gyms near me’, look no further.
Level 2 and 3, 305 Kent Street, Sydney – ph: 02 8084 7772
7/505 Pitwater Road, Brookvale
Owner and operator, Larry Papadopolous, was ranked as the world #1 Light Heavy Weight Professional Mixed Martial Arts fighter in 2001. Led by this boxing legend with over 39 years experience, the team of instructors at all three Boxing Works locations are professionals and ex-competitors. The boxing classes at the best boxing gym in Sydney will have you learning the top technique and enjoying the most comprehensive workouts to get fitter and stronger than ever.
74-84 Foveaux Street, Surry Hills – ph: 02 9281 7217
Shop 11, Tramsheds 1A the Crescent Forest Lodge – ph: 02 9660 8285
83-97 Darlinghurst Road, Kings Cross – ph: 02 9360 8887
UFC Gym, Alexandria
With a comprehensive offering of boxing lessons, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, wrestling, metabolic conditioning, functional strength and conditioning, pound movement and music fusion and 30 exercises in 30 minutes, there really is something to suit every taste at UFC Gym. If you’ve always imagined yourself a natural ninja, now you can put your skills to the test with their Ninja Warrior workout.
93 O’Riordan Street, Alexandria – ph:c02 8088 8808
Bodypunch Boxing Gym, Lakemba
With over 20 years experience in training boxers nationally and internationally, head trainer Billy Hussein certainly knows how to pack a punch. Bodypunch helps fighters from beginners to professionals gain fitness and skills in a fun and safe environment. They also offer team, corporate and school boxing training in Sydney, as well as weight loss classes and personal training.
Level 3, 71-75 Wangee Road, Lakemba – ph: 0415 600 448
8 Limbs, Bondi Junction
8 Limbs promises a dynamic fitness environment where you can explore and develop a variety of combat and conditioning disciplines. Choose from Muay Thai, boxing, cross training, calisthenics or personal training. All of the trainers at this Sydney boxing club are industry professionals and champions so you know you’ll get hooked, then counter-hooked.
38/40 Bronte Road, Bondi – ph: 02 8971 5176
Gairy St Clair Boxing Fitness, Kirrawee
IBF and IBO Junior Lightweight Champion Gairy “Superman” St Clair is one of the most experienced and versatile trainers in the country, meaning his club easily makes it into the list of top boxing gyms in Sydney. Whether you want to gain muscle, try a new way to get fit or become a world champion, St Clair will help you get there. Check out Gary St Clair Boxing Gym’s inaugural Super Hero Fight Night amateur boxing bout to see the sort of skills you could be picking up.
60 Gymea Bay Road, Gymea – ph: 0404 246 742
Tszyu Boxing Academy, Rockdale
If the reviews of Tzsyu Boxing Academy are anything to go by, Tszyu Boxing Academy is just as world class as its trainer – former World Amateur Champion Kostya Tszyu. They offer fight group, strength and conditioning and boxersize classes every afternoon during the week, and a range of membership options to suit every contender. Test out your stamina at one of these boxing gyms in Sydney today!
9 Ador Avenue, Rockdale – ph: 9567 9611