Our Best Boxing Spots In Cape Town
Since our boxing orientation with Virgin Active last year, we’ve been addicted to the endurance, core power and extreme exhaustion this sport has to offer. Having experienced personal coaching with the mean, ultra lean Enver Pockpas and being thrown out of our comforts and pushed to our limits at Mojo Boxing we were itching to find more Cape Town boxing studios to put to the test.
Check out our favourite boxing spots listed below:
If you keen to train like the pros, this boxing hub is definitely the spot – whether you’re a beginner or have prior experience, they offer group classes and personal training sessions in boxing and Muay Thai.
Matthew Leisching, MADfit co-founder and boxing trainer has definitely made his mark in the ring. Training some of the best boxers SA has ever seen, including the world champion MMA fighter, Don “Magic Man” Madge, who happens to be his MADfit business partner! Matt is incredibly meticulous with form and technique and if you’re wanting to improve on your punches and foot work – he’s your man! If you’re fortunate enough to get a session with Don Madge, you’ll be reliving the pain for days to follow, his high intensity classes are mean, but he’ll get you into that wedding dress ladies!
Price: from R750 for group classes, private classes available
Contact: Cell: 072 846 2166 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: 186 Bree Street Cape Town South Africa
These okes aren’t the new kids on the block; they have an established rep for their specialised boxing training classes. This gym prides itself on being the best in the business, with hardcore trainers that know what they’re doing! We got a training session with Chris Landman (a qualified Exercise Specialist and Nutritionist), who may not seem that scary at first, but when he gets you into that ring, you are punching so hard your chest feels like its going to explode! This gym is the real deal – they are there to get you fit and boxing like a boytchie.
They train all levels with the aim of developing a unique character and a sense of community that is built around a shared interest in serious boxing-related training. Membership allows full use of the club facilities during opening hours and unlimited fitness and boxing classes.
Price: Group sessions full membership from R650 per month
Contact: Email: email@example.com | Tel: (021) 4619141
Location: 160 Sir Lowry Road, Buchanan Square, Woodstock
Lead by former pro-am and welterweight champion Justin Radford, who applies his seven years experience as a personal trainer offering group classes and one-on-one training, taking into account your personal goals whilst still making sure the sessions are fun. The gym is spacious yet intimate with a family feel where everyone knows one another – no macho attitudes and flexing comps going down here – it’s also conveniently located in Green Point sharing space with The HIT Station. Sessions are never the same and feature a healthy combination of boxing, functional and weight training. We made it through one serious one-hour power session, red faced and pouring with sweat!
Those flippen TRX bands didn’t do us any favours either, making us feel like we haven’t rocked a gym session in months! Our endurance was well tested and, but we loved our session – every ache and stiff butt cheek was a true testiment to how effective Justin’s classes are!
If you’re a boxing beginner or just wanting to get into shape – Jo is your man! His positive, high-energy character will get you doing more push-ups and punches you ever thought possible! Jo is an incredible trainer for both group classes and one-on-one!
The classes incorporate high intensity fitness training, focusing on abs, legs, arms and butt – combining cardio (boxing and skipping) for a full body workout! A water break is a luxury, so best you take advantage if get a chance! Jo’s fun loving attitude brings a relaxed atmosphere to the class, so no need to be intimidated! The studio is located in Sea Point in a clean, well-maintained gym, with all equipment at your disposal – from boxing gear, to weights and machines!
Price: from R 120 drop in class to R 700 for 8 classes a month
Contact: Tel: 021-439-8786 /083-495-5203 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Clarensville, 56 Regent Road, Sea point