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Who are Total Boxer?
In 2011, popular London boxing coach, Matt Garcia, established Total Boxer - the UK's first Get Fit Not Hit™ boutique boxing club; so the thrill and benefits of real boxing training could be enjoyed in a welcoming, non-threatening environment for everyone, especially complete beginners.
We created original class formats, including BoxingYoga™ - a yoga-based training system for boxers - ranked as 'one of the UK's best fitness classes' by Men's Health and HIIB® - High Intensity Interval Boxing: 30-minutes of intense boxing-centric fitness training that leaves you feeling exhilirated, whatever your skills or fitness level.
In 2016, with more than 3000 members (51% female), Total Boxer grew into a larger 2750sqft facility and were recognised by Vogue as 'one of London's elite boxing clubs’.
In 2017 we launched ‘Total Boxer Juniors’ to get more young people into the sport and discipline of boxing and our philosophy of healthy attitudes and positive behaviour.
Later the same year we were proud to be awarded Inclusive Gold Partner by the Action For Kids charity and voted Best Boxing Club in North London by a popular boxing channel.
Do I need boxing experience?
Not at all. In fact, most of our members are absolute beginners and come to us having never put boxing gloves on before. It's always exciting for us to see the eyes-widen and faces light-up when the gloves hit the punch bags or the pads from one of our professional boxing coaches for the first time!
How fit should I be to start?
You don't need to be fit to start training at Total Boxer. It's our job to get you fit!
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 we can get you where you want to be.
If you are pregnant or have recently undergone surgery you must seek advice from your doctor before training with us.
DO YOU DO BEGINNER CLASSES?
We don't and it's because the way we have designed our classes and our excellent coaches. It doesn't matter whether you are a complete beginner or experienced boxer, everyone gets the most from the sessions, whatever your experience or fitness level.
HOW DO I Get my 'FIRST CLASS FREE'?
What SHOULD I wear?
Just like going to the gym, we'd recommend you wear loose, breathable clothing. We'd suggest a spare t-shirt or hoody as you are likely to get seriously sweaty! Regular running trainers are fine, although we'd always suggest getting your own boxing shoes when you feel ready.
If you come to the Total Boxer Gym and wish to use the boxing ring, you must wear clean boxing boots.
What SHOULD I bring?
Just the will to work hard and enjoy your training! We provide all the equipment you need free of charge, including skipping ropes, boxing gloves. If you don't have boxing hand wraps you can buy them from our Online Shop, ready for collection from reception when you arrive.
At the Total Boxer Shop you'll find a range of boxing equipment, branded clothing and merchandise if you want to own your own gear.
WHERE IN NORTH LONDON IS TOTAL BOXER?
Our excellent North London boxing club is in Hornsey, within walking distance of Crouch End, Muswell Hill and Finsbury Park. For our address and contact info click here.
DO I NEED TO BE A MEMBER TO TRAIN AT TOTAL BOXER?
Not at all. You can train as much as you like as a 'Non-Member'. In fact, we have a range of Non-Member pricing options. However, getting a Total Boxer membership means you get our best training prices, free guest passes for your friends, member-only special offers and much more. Take a look at our membership options and prices.
CAN I SHARE A PERSONAL TRAINING SESSION WITH A FRIEND?
Absolutely. Not only can you bring a friend to your personal training session, but we don't charge extra if you do. It's a great way to enjoy a really fun and fulfilling training experience - and share the cost!
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO USE MY TRAINING PACKAGES?
Unlike most gyms, whether you buy 1 class or 50 personal training sessions, you have up to 12-months to use them before they expire. We've been known to extend them a little on request, but you'll have to give us a good excuse or make up a hilarious story.
HOW DOES GYM use WORK?
You can use all the facilities in our boxing club or yoga studio 7 days a week, without the guidance of a coach or format of a class.
You don't need to book your slot ahead of time but you must check-in at reception on arrival. Once arrived you can stay for as long as you want until the session time ends. Check the Open Gym page for session times.
To buy Gym sessions or Gym membership, visit our Prices page.
DO YOU HAVE CLASSES FOR KIDS?
Yes, we do! Total Boxer Juniors was created so 6-11 years old can enjoy our world famous non-contact boxing fitness and skills classes in a safe, healthy and positive environment, in keeping with our values as the UK's Get FIT Not HIT™ boxing clubs.
For more info, check out the Total Boxer Juniors page, here.
Also, many of our parents or guardians will bring their younglings to a Personal Training session, which we don't charge extra for, as it's a great way of sharing a really fun experience.
How do I sign-up my child to Total Boxer Juniors?
Easy. Simply create an account in your child's name. You can add your payment details to buy the training and the classes will be booked in their name.
If you are already registered with us, you can link the accounts together.
How do Guest Passes work?
As a Total Boxer Member you get Guest Passes so you can invite your friends or family to share in the thrill of training at Total Boxer.
All they need to do is register and then you email firstname.lastname@example.org to tell us which class they want to join. One Guest Pass per person.
HOW DOES THE '£20 for 20 DAYS OF BOXINGYOGA™' DEAL WORK?
Just as it sounds. Pay £20 and you can take as many BoxingYoga™ classes as you like within 20 days. And, the clock starts from the date of your first booking - not the purchase date.
WHAT IS THE WAITLIST AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
If you want to attend a class but it's fully booked, you can add yourself to the 'Waitlist'. If someone cancels their booking no less than 1 hour prior to the class start time, and you are next on the list, you will be automatically added to the class and we'll send you an email and text message to let you know*.
If you were on the Waitlist and didn't get added to the class, the credit will go back in your Total Boxer account so you can use it another time.
Total Boxer has the most popular boxing fitness training classes in North London and most of our evening and weekend classes require booking at least a week in advance, so we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.
If you do book early and then can't make the class for any reason, you must cancel the booking so that someone else has the opportunity to take your place.
*This is a free service, but you must have the 'text message and email notification' option in your Total Boxer account turned on.
Do you have shower, locker and parking facilities?
We have a mixed 'dry' changing room, separate male and female toilets, lockers and shower rooms. Parking is available on site and on neighbouring streets.
What is your cancellation policy?
Most clubs require at least 24-hours cancellation notice. But, that's not how we roll. If you need to cancel a class or personal training session we ask that you do so at least 12-hours prior to the start time, so it gives someone else the chance to take your place. Otherwise, we will have to mark your account as if you had attended.
Cancellations can be made by logging-in to your account in a web browser, or via the Total Boxer App.
If you have cancelled your class or personal training session more than 12-hours prior to your session, the training credit will go back in to your Total Boxer account so you can re-book another time.
IS YOUR WEBSITE SAFE AND SECURE?
It certainly is. The Total Boxer website is verified compliant for safety and security by Trustwave and we were the first boxing club in the UK to incorporate MINDBODY ONLINE, the world's leading state-of-the-art gym management software.
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