IS IT OKAY IF I HAVE NEVER BOXED?
Our class is designed to bring the benefits of boxing to participants of all fitness levels. If you are new or need a refresh, you are invited to our coach-guided intro five minutes prior to class to walk you through the basic six punches and boxing moves. You can also check out our BOXING:HOW TO videos for a quick review, or, if you are looking for a more in-depth boxing breakdown, join us for Form + Footwork.
What can I expect from a BoxUnion signature class?
Its not just a class. It is an experience that is equal parts MIND, BODY, BOXING and MUSIC.
For forty-five, heart pounding minutes, we combine shadowboxing, cardio, plyometrics, core work and heavy bag training for fun fitness fusion that pushes the mind and body within your individual heavy bag station. All classes include a targeted warm up and cool down to ensure our boxers are present and prepared to truly build their greatness. The first phase of class focuses on shadowboxing to the beat with bursts of cardio, plyometrics and body weight movements. The second phase is all about you and your heavy bag as you continue to build lean muscle, burn calories, intensify your focus and relieve stress. And don’t worry, while boxing is an incredible core workout, we sneak in 5 minutes of fierce ab exercises to give you that extra EXTRA burn. We want you to leave the studio with the heart of a champion—stronger, more confident and empowered.
I haven’t worked out in a while?
Trust us, we have all been there. Getting back into workouts can often be intimidating and we want to support you as you take on this exciting new challenge. Our classes are designed for all fitness levels. Our coaches provide modifications for the movements and combinations we utilize in class. Getting overwhelmed on the bag? You can always go back to your single jab or adjust the power behind your punch. We are excited to provide a system that encourages boxers to thrive, grow and build their fitness. If you have any questions, just give us a call at the studio.
Is there a beginner class?
In addition to our signature class (which is designed for all fitness and boxing levels) we offer Form + Footwork. A weekly, comprehensive and in-depth 60-minute review of boxing fundamentals, this class is great for newcomers or those looking for a hands-on breakdown of the six punches and defensive moves. Review technique, form and footwork, then take your knowledge to the bag with a mini class. Private trainers are also available through our Champion Training program. Neither Form + Footwork nor Champion Training are a prerequisite for joining our signature class.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Wear comfortable athletic wear that is easy to move in. You must wear closed-toed sneakers at all times in the studio.
WHAT SHOULD I NOT WEAR?
For safety reasons, we highly recommend removing all jewelry, especially rings. Please no strong perfumes as some boxers may be allergic.
HOW MANY CALORIES ARE BURNED?
On average, our workout burns between 600-800 calories per hour, but, like every workout, the numbers always vary depending on the individual.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BOXING?
We believe in bringing the benefits of boxing to the people, but what exactly are these benefits? To keep it quick, boxing is great for toning muscle without gaining bulk, burning fat and calories, increasing metabolism, promoting weight loss and improving strength, hand eye coordination and core stability. But beyond the physical, boxing focuses the mind, relieves stress, builds confidence and empowers the soul. You will be achieving an unbeatable workout for a day and learning a skill for a lifetime.
IS BOXING SAFE? WHAT IF I AM PREGNANT?
We use the highest quality material, from our floor to our bags, to ensure our workouts are safe and effective. If you have any health conditions or safety concerns, please consult with your physician or have a physical examination before coming to class.
SCHEDULING AND CLASS OPTIONS
HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR CLASS?
To ensure a spot in class, every boxer must create an account and book their bag in advance. You can call the studio, book your bag online, or download the BoxUnion app from the app store for easy scheduling and booking. We do take walk-ins space permitting.
What are your pricing options?
We offer a single class rate of $30 or class packages that decrease the per class rate as you buy in bulk. If you purchase a first timer package, you will be given a second class on the house, as well as free glove rentals and wraps to take home.
Do you offer a membership?
We do offer a BoxUnion, no commitment membership. Monthly memberships include unlimited classes (one per day) and discounts on BoxUnion branded retail, including BoxUnion gloves. We also offer a 8x/monthly membership. Memberships can be canceled with three days prior notice to the expiration of the current month. See Terms of Service for more details.
DO I NEED TO SIGN A WAIVER?
All boxers are required to sign a waiver prior to their first class. Boxers who are under 18, must have a parent or guardian present to sign a waiver in person. We do not accept the online registration of minors.
WHEN ARE CLASSES AVAILABLE TO BOOK ONLINE?
Classes for the upcoming week will be become available to book seven days prior to class.
IS THERE AN AGE REQUIREMENT?
Minors 13-15 may attend class with their parent or guardian present in the class. Children under 13 are not permitted unless participating in a class designed for children.
WHEN SHOULD I ARRIVE?
We recommend arriving 10-15 minutes prior to class. First time attendees are encouraged to arrive 15-20 minutes early to settle in and participate in our coach-guided intro of punches and movements. We will walk you through the check-in process and help with any equipment needs. Due to safety concerns, new boxers will not be admitted to class if they arrive late. All classes start on time, so make sure you’re at your bag before the lights go down. If you are over 8 minutes late to class, you will not be allowed in the studio out of respect to your fellow boxers.
WHAT IF I AM RUNNING LATE?
Bags will be released 3 minutes prior to class. If you are running late, please call the studio and we will hold your bag for up to 8 minutes after the start of class. If you do not call the studio, then your bag can be released to a boxer on the wait list.
WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?
We have a 12-hour cancellation policy. If you miss your class or do not cancel within this time frame, we will not be able to provide a refund. If a member fails to cancel within the 12-hour window, it will result in a fee equal to the price of a single class that will be charged to the credit card on file.
CAN I LEAVE EARLY?
We understand once in a while you must slip out early, so try to book a bag near the door and leave quietly.
WHERE DO I PARK?
Parking in LA is terrible, but luckily we have a ton of options. Meter parking is available along Ocean Avenue, Olympic Boulevard and Main Street. We also recommend the following nearby lots:
- 1705 Ocean Avenue | Santa Monica | 90401, $1.50 for the first 2 hours (or 90 minutes free with validation from Starbucks), 250 steps from the studio
- 1821 Main Street | Santa Monica | 90401, $1.00 for 90 minutes (No validation needed), 320 steps from the studio
WHERE CAN I CHANGE AND SHOWER?
For your comfort and convenience, we provide both men’s and women’s locker areas equipped with showers, complimentary towels, hair dryers, vanities and Malin + Goetz toiletries.
WHERE CAN I PUT MY THINGS?
Secure lockers with manual locks are provided at no charge. Instructions are printed on the locker, but our staff will always be happy to assist in securing your personal belongings.
WHAT IS YOUR CELL PHONE POLICY?
Cell phones and cameras must be turned off and stored during class, but you are more than welcome to snap away before and after.
IS THERE WATER AVAILABLE?
Hydration is the key to an energizing, effective, and successful workout. Heavy bags are equipped with holders for water bottles. A purified, alkaline water cooler is available, and electrolyte-enhanced Aquahydrate bottles are for sale in the studio. For safety reasons, we do not allow glass water bottles in the studio.
CAN I BOOK A FRIEND UNDER MY NAME?
If you have guests visiting or just want to bring a friend, you can book up to five attendees under your name. All guests must check in at the front desk and sign a waiver upon arrival. If your guest does not arrive, the standard cancellation policy will apply.
DO YOU OFFER CORPORATE EVENTS OR PRIVATE CLASSES FOR LARGE GROUPS?
We offer the ability to reserve bags for large groups or private classes/events. Please call, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or inquire at the front desk for more information.