The greatest Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robot, Mohammed Aliborg, went undefeated for 20 years before his head was knocked clean off by the sudden, brutal intervention of cats. Learn to sock like the best of 'em while shaping up with today's Groupon: for $59, you get one month of unlimited boxing classes (a $289 value, including an initiation fee) and a pair of boxing gloves and hand wraps (a $59 value) at The Ring Boxing Club (a $348 total value), located on Commonwealth Avenue.
Featured on CBS 4 and the Today show, The Ring Boxing Club forges full-body fitness sessions with masterful instructors while rescuing cardio cravers and muscle mavens from the monotony of health-club workouts. Staffed by a team of boxing-ring veterans with either amateur or professional fighting experience, The Ring Boxing Club coaches budding boxers through every workout in its 70-degree climate-controlled facility, ensuring a sizeable dose of adrenaline, enthusiastic sweat glands, and the strength to thoroughly intimidate the mastodon loitering in the backyard. Jabs, uppercuts, and more are taught in 62 classes every week. Fledgling fighters can learn the ropes in a boxing fundamentals class—held in a clinic setting optimal for asking questions and honing in punching-potent techniques—while the 12-round workout class combines a boxer's workout with rapid fitness drills.
- You burn ridiculous amounts of calories and tone up fast. (You don’t think Hilary Swank was born like that, do you?) What’s more, you also learn self-defense. DailyCandy
- The staff and coaches are great-- very encouraging and welcoming to beginners, and they make you feel like they will be right there with you, helping you achieve your goals. daniele p., Yelp, 10/15/09
The Ring Boxing Club
Attracting the ringside cheers of NBC's Today show, as well as the 2011, 2012, and 2013 CityVoter title of Best Gym in Boston, The Ring Boxing Club's boxers eschew the monotony of standard fitness routines in favor of the strategy and concentration of boxing. These accomplished boxing coaches—of them, a Golden Gloves winner, a former U.S. Army Green Beret, and an incredibly dynamic former Super Middleweight once ranked sixth in the world—tutor students of all ages and fitness levels through what the Boston Herald describes as an "all encompassing workout that improves fitness and coordination and builds strength." They motivate clients to embrace the confidence that blossoms in the ring as they elegantly dance with an opponent or punching bag, engraining hooks and uppercuts into muscle memory. Amid the gym's boxing memorabilia and posters, they teach more than 60 classes a week, leading a 12-round boxing workout that marries a professional boxer's workout with a montage of fitness drills. They also teach the pugilist's basic footwork, punches, and blocks, which they streamline with strength training, theory, and proper form.
971 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, Massachusetts 02215Get Directions