Boxing Clubs In The City

Boxing is a great way to get, and stay, in shape. Whether it’s traditional boxing, boxfit or kickboxing, boxing-based exercises are stress-relieving, confidence-boosting and serious fat-burning activities. It also teaches you basic self-defence, something that all women really should know. So, get your gloves on and go work up a sweat at one of these boxercise clubs in Pretoria.

Warrior Sports

Warrior Sports is a martial arts and fitness academy that offers kickboxing, boxing, boxfit, mixed martial arts, Myau Thai, Kids Krav, Krav Maga and Warrior X-fit Bootcamp classes. The boxing classes are focused on developing technique and, if you opt for this, expect to do plenty of partner drills and sparring. Boxfit classes concentrate on strengthening muscles and increasing cardio endurance. These classes include bag work, shadow boxing and core exercises. The kickboxing classes at Warrior Sports start off with a three-month orientation course where beginners are taught all basic techniques. Once you’ve completed the beginner's course, you can move onto intermediate and advanced classes.

Warrior Sports also offers fighters training on provincial, national and international level. Warrior Sports has a branch in Centurion and Moreleta Park – make sure to check the website for class schedules.

Details: Centurion and Moreleta Park / 012 653 8198 /

Fighting Fit Gym

Fighting Fit Gym offers a diverse range of fitness and fighting classes including kickboxing, cardio kickboxing, traditional and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, mixed martial arts, circuit training, functional training and sport specific training. With some of the city’s – and country’s – most experienced male and female coaches and instructors, Fighting Fit Gym is a go-to establishment for top-notch boxing training. Beginners or advanced boxers and kickboxers are welcome. Fighting Fit Gym stocks fitness and combat wear, as well as equipment.

Details: Moreleta Park / 082 269 3695 /

Fight Club SA

Fight Club SA is a national brand of boxing clubs that offer personal fitness training, group classes as well as boxfit classes. The aim of this well-established club is to help you achieve your fitness goals through boxing training. Increased core strength, weight loss, heightened self-discipline and stress-relief are all focus points of Fight Club SA workouts. Fight Club SA also presents mixed martial arts training.

Details: Corner of Main and Rupert Street, Brooklyn / 010 222 0057 /

Demolition Boxing

Demolition Boxing is a mixed martial arts and boxing gym. Professionals and amateurs are welcome to join and learn from the gym’s highly experienced resident coaches.

There are designated ladies boxing and fitness classes held on Mondays and Thursdays. Demolition Boxing also offers Kettle Bell and Jiu Jitsu classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Details: Duncan Street, Hatfield / 012 751 0379 /

Elite Boxing

Elite Boxing is not just another gym membership – this is a boxing club for those who are serious about physical fitness and offers the ultimate workout guaranteed to get anyone into shape. The club’s signature “Seb’s Experience” is a rigorous fitness regime based on a combination of boxing and physical training classes, to increase six key fitness elements: speed, stamina, strength, suppleness, skills and psychology. Men and women are welcome, but this workout ain’t for sissies.

Details: Loftus Versfeld / 082 873 1570 /


Warriorfit is a personal training service that believes in cross training to maintain athletic diversity but ultimately assists athletes to reach sport-specific goals. Boxing and cardio kickboxing classes are offered as part of Warriorfit’s workout regime. The classes are suitable for people of all fitness and skill levels, and ensure a full-body workout. Expect to do a range of energetic drills that will test your flexibility, strength and endurance.

Warriorfit also offers kids cardio kickboxing. These classes are a great way to improve your child’s physical fitness, coordination and self-confidence.

Details: Centurion /

Shido Fighting Systems

Shido Fighting Systems is a leading kickboxing and mixed martial arts training centre. With great stress-relieving classes to suit all levels and ages, Shido aims to boost all class participants’ confidence, self-discipline and physical fitness. Elements of self-defence are also incorporated into kickboxing classes.

Details: Hendrik Verwoerd Drive, Centurion / 012 643 1394 /

Planet Fitness

The Planet Fitness gyms in Hennopsview, Menlyn and Moreleta Park offer Power Box and Group Boxing classes. Power Box sessions combine cardio drills with basic martial arts and boxing routines. Group Boxing classes are an extreme fitness workout based on the workouts professional boxers typically do.

Each gym has its own class schedule, so make sure to check out the Planet Fitness website for the dates and times that will best suit your boxercise needs.

Details: Hennopsview, Menlyn, Moreleta Park / 0861 496 463 /

By Jana van der Linde