Frequently Asked Questions
- Q: DO I HAVE TO PURCHASE ANY EQUIPMENT OR SUPPLIES?
A: No. All boxing gloves, training equipment, and protective gear are provided in the gym. Even though everything is sterilized with alcohol between lessons, some students choose to purchase their own boxing gloves so that they don't have to share with others. But the choice is always yours to make.
- Q: WILL BOXING HELP ME LOSE WEIGHT?
A: Boxing is a great cardio exercise that will improve your health and energy, but boxing alone will not help you to lose a great number of pounds. What most boxing students notice is that the pounds "shift around" to better locations on the body. For instance, most male boxers will find that they lose a couple of inches around the waist, and that those inches move up to the chest for a larger chest. If your primary goal is to lose a great number of pounds, ask us about additional cardio workouts that you can do on non-boxing days.
- Q: WHAT CLOTHING SHOULD I WEAR TO A BOXING LESSON?
A: Wear whatever clothing you're comfortable in that also lets you do exercise movement. Most students train in gym shorts and t-shirts. Some students wear sweat pants. Your shoes should have an athletic rubber bottom (no dress shoes because leather bottoms are too slick). Most women prefer to wear a sports bra underneath their t-shirts. Remember that clothing selection is not about making a fashion statement or "hiding" a part of your body that you may feel self-conscious about. Nobody is going to judge you or your body! It's all about learning boxing and having fun while doing it.
- Q: I'VE HAD SURGERY; CAN I STILL LEARN BOXING?
A: As long as your physician has given you the go-ahead, our customized training can adapt to the needs of anyone's body. We have students who have had spine surgery, shoulder surgery, wrist surgery, and knee surgery. If you have physical limitations such as limited flexibility or restricted vision, you will be taught the boxing techniques that best suit you and your body's limitations.
- Q: AM I TOO OLD TO LEARN BOXING?
A: Many of our students are in their 50's. While a mature student will not quite have the speed and strength of a young student, it is possible for healthy adults of nearly any age to learn basic boxing.