Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of our frequently asked questions.

  • Do I need to be fit to start boxing?

    No. All you need is a commitment to come to the gym regularly. Our classes are designed not only to teach you new boxing skills, but also to help you get in shape.

  • I’m new to boxing—do I have to spar in your beginner level classes?

    There is no sparring in our beginner or intermediate level classes. Sparring is only for members who wish to participate in our sparring sessions, have done their annual medical, and have proper sparring gear. Please ask us for a medical form before you go to see your doctor. An annual insurance fee, $100, will be required in order to register with Boxing BC.

  • What should I bring to class?

    Please bring runners, regular gym clothes, boxing gloves and hand wraps to every class. During your trial, we will lend you gloves and wraps. We have filtered water at the gym.

  • I’ve boxed before—can I start with Intermediate Boxing Class?

    We recommend that you take at least one Boxing Fundamentals before you start taking our advanced level classes. This is not because we underestimate your boxing skill, but because you will get the most out of the classes if you first learn our class structure and the boxing terms that we use in our classes.

  • Can I come in between classes and hit the bags?

    Unfortunately no, because we host private/corporate classes and personal training sessions when we do not have regular classes. But if you’d like to work out on your own, please take advantage of our open gym hours.

  • Do I get to work on my legs in your boxing classes?

    Absolutely! Boxing is not just about upper body strength. Our classes provide whole body workouts. Boxing helps runners, cyclists and other athletes improve their performance.

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