The 6 Best Places To Try Boxing For Beginners In Dublin
Beat someone to the punch, and get stuck in
Has the Olympics got you seriously thinking about giving it all up to become a boxer? Yep, us too.
We've become pretty invested in the sport itself, and we feel like we're not the only ones. In the spirit of the Games, we've put together a list of some of the best spots to get fit, try something new and work out some stress. Game on.
1. Underdog Boxing
Underdog Boxing offers a 10-week technical boxing course, consisting of 20 classes, where you can be trained like a professional boxer. You'll not only learn proper boxing drills and techniques, but you'll also get incredibly fit and (if you do it right) super lean.
Drop-in classes are available at €17.50, but you're better off signing up to an introductory offer of two classes for €13 each. This means you can try out a boxing and/or conditioning class, and see which is best for you.
Classes have a limit of 20 people per group, however, so you need to book fast if you want to get involved. Think it's for you? Book here.
2. Smithfield Boxing Club
Ranging from nine-year-olds to 60-somethings, Smithfield Boxing Club is seen as the premier amateur boxing club in Dublin. Due to their vast array of classes and times, the hall is never too packed, and the trainers are never too busy to, quite literally, show you the ropes.
Drop-in classes are a tenner each – and beginners should arrive 15 minutes early to fill in registration forms and the like. Adult beginner classes take place every Monday and Wednesday from 8pm-9pm, in which everyone is welcome.
3. White Collar Boxing, Harold's Cross
Whitecollarboxing.ie, situated in Harold's Cross, is once again this year setting up a September Boxing Bootcamp, which is now open for applicants. Get the chance to be trained and motivated by two former Olympians, and an International Athletics champion.
Drop-in classes are €10, with beginners' classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
The programme commences on September 12, and includes boxing twice a week, and strength and conditioning once a week. So, that's 24 sessions, a nutritional workshop, an optional fight night and assessment and tracking – all for €199. No surprise that places are limited.
4. Ladies Only Boxing Bootcamp
This bootcamp does exactly what it says on the tin: it's for women, and women only. Perfect for losing weight, toning up, building muscle and trying out a new sport - this four-week, tailor-made boxing bootcamp includes a nutrition plan and personal goal management, and comes in at just €60.
Drop-ins €10 a pop, which is pretty good going, considering the amount you get per class.
Classes take place Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and are run in four week intervals from 8-9pm in The ABS Gym, Glasnevin.
5. Urban Fit Crew
Urban Fit Crew host boxfit classes as well as bootcamps, and they also have classes just for men, for those of you who'd rather single-sex workouts. The six-week block bootcamps and boxfit classes come in at €89 each, or an unlimited classes option is €130 for six weeks.
Drop-in classes aren't on offer, BUT if you wanna try it out, you do have the option to apply for a free trial on the website - definitely worth checking out.
6. Unique Fitness
At just €6 per drop-in class, Unique Fitness is one of the cheapest and easiest classes to work around your schedule.
It's located the back of St Benildus College in Stillorgan, and boasts a range of different types of classes, all based around different types of boxing. We're assured that this class is not for professionals – it's for novices who want to get fit and try a new experience.