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Do I need to sign up for a package when I come to a group class?

No, there is absolutely no commitment whatsoever at my weekly group class, just come along and pay on the day, no weekly or monthly payments here! I understand that a monthly gym membership is not for everybody, so I do things differently. For a one on one session my prices are listed on my prices page

 

Do I need to have any boxing experience?

No, most of our members are absolute beginners and come to the class without having ever put boxing gloves on before.  I will teach you all you need to know

 

How fit should I be to join the class?

You don’t need to be fit to start training. Thats why you come to the class!

Most of the people that come to us for the first time need to work on their fitness. So, as long as you’re in good general health I can get you where you want to be.

 

What should I wear and bring to the class?

Just like going to a gym, I’d recommend you wear loose, breathable clothing (t-shirt, shorts or jogging bottoms) and trainers and hand wraps. Its a good idea to bring a bottle of water, towel, spare t-shirt or hoody as you are likely to get seriously sweaty! Gloves and other equipment will be provided.

 

What do boxing gloves do?

Unlike the ancient cestus which were designed as a weapon, modern boxing gloves are designed to protect the fighter’s hand during a bout, though competitions, sparring and other forms of training have their own specialized gloves.

 

How do you measure glove size?

To find out your glove size, measure (in inches) around your hand with a tape measure across your palm. You should use your dominant hand, the right if you are right-handed, and the left if you are left-handed.

 

What size gloves do professional boxers use?

Professional boxers that fight in the ring always wear 8 oz. or 10 oz. gloves. But since there are so many different sizes of fighters and so many different weight classes these fighters will need different sizes of gloves.

 

What are the Oz in boxing gloves?

Gloves can weigh anywhere from 6oz for children to 20 ounces for the heavyweights, but those used in a professional boxing match are usually 10 ounces. If you plan to use the gloves for training, then the standard sizes are 12 ounce, 14 ounce, and 16 ounce.

 

Why do you wrap hands for boxing?

A hand wrap or a wrist wrap is a strip of cloth used by boxers (and participants in other combat sports) to protect the hand and wrist against injuries induced by punching. … Boxers claim they feel less pain when hitting so their opponent may feel more pain.

 

What size boxing wraps do I need?

Hand wrap size: The most common sizes you will see are 120″ and 180″. When you have smaller hand wraps you shoulder consider buying shorter wraps. If your hand wraps are too long they will be cumbersome and you will have to make extra revolutions around your hand. This will hamper the fit of your glove.

 

How much do wraps cost?

Wraps are inexpensive and can be picked up from most sports shops for around £4 or £5 or can be bought at my classes.

 

How long do boxing wraps need to be?

Cloth wraps are between 180 and 210 inches long and generally, the more protection you want, the longer you want the cloth so you have more material to wrap your hands. For solo training and shadow boxing, opt for shorter lengths and the same goes if you have smaller hands.

 

How tight should I wrap my hands?

Wrap with the correct tension. Hand wraps should be taut to provide stability for the hand and wrist, but if they’re too tight they can cut off circulation. You might have to practice a few times before you get the tension just right. Keep the wraps free of wrinkles.

 

How do you wash hand wraps?

HAND WRAP CARE:

  1. If you roll your wraps after working out, unroll them when you get home and let hang dry (or remove them from your gym bag and let hang dry)
  2. Spray them with an antibacterial/disinfectant.
  3. To wash, place your wraps inside a mesh laundry bag or pillowcase (with end tied) to minimize tangling.
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