General Questions

Q. How fit do I need to be to start with?

If you’ve already got some level of fitness – great. If you don’t, well you soon will. The beauty of the circuit arrangement we work to is that you get a minute’s break every three minutes, or you can even sit out a three-minute block if you’re knackered. All shapes and sizes come to the club. We’ve got some superfit male and female supermodels, of course, but the majority of clubgoers will forgive me for saying we’re all pretty normal really.

Q. Will I lose weight and tone up?

Oh yes – as long as you come regularly. You can wave goodbye to beer guts and double chins or wobbly bums if you show up a couple of times a week and watch what you eat (which is much easier if you’re enjoying your exercising). We can advise you on a diet if need be but we generally find that those who have the motivation to come to the club regularly, also have the motivation to stick to a bit of a diet.

Recently, for example, one of our male boxers has trimmed down over a few months by several stone into a lean, mean fighting machine and one of our female boxers will tell you she has dropped two dress sizes. All that said, you’ll certainly tone up from the exercise alone, so if you’re happy with your weight, but just want to look a bit firmer, that works too.

Q. What sorts of people come to the club?

We get all sorts – you could call it a lively mixture. Some clubgoers live and work very locally whilst others commute into office jobs in the centre of town and come boxing to relieve their white-collar stress. Ages range through kids who come along with their dads (and sometimes mums), through teenagers, and a diverse crowd of 18-60 somethings. Probably our oldest regular at the moment is in his 70s. The club is popular with women – we have hundreds of regulars and many more who come in and out.

Q. What should I wear?

Most men wear a T-shirt, shorts and standard trainers. If you get bitten by the bug there are various pieces of more professional clothing you can buy later, including boxing boots.

Most ladies wear a T-shirt and track suit bottoms or shorts and standard trainers.

Note to both sexes: if you have long and flowing hair you will want to bring a hairband of some sort. You won’t be able to push your hair out of your eyes once you’ve got your boxing gloves on.

Q. Can I get private boxing lessons through the club?

Yes. We take private clients in the club at mutually agreeable times. Ask Enzo 07956293768 for prices.

Many of our private clients do one-session-a-week’s personal training and then attend a couple of open sessions per week to practise what they’ve learned.

Membership / Boxing Related

Q. Is all the equipment supplied?

Because of the pandemic, we can not supply- gloves, pads, protective gear, etc – You can buy the wrist bandages/wraps at the club for £6.

Q. Sparring in the boxing ring?


Q. Can I learn to box competitively?

Boxing London is aimed at those who want to enjoy themselves and keep fit rather than those who want to be the next Mohammed Ali. But if you show promise we’ll give you a headguard and point you in the right direction – probably to the amateurs’ nights that also run in the premises Boxing London uses.

Other Questions

Q. Transport Links/directions?

We are located across the road from Shadwell Station on the DLR and East London Line.

Shadwell station is 1 stop from Bank on the DLR

1 stop from Whitechapel on the East London Line

4 stops from Canary Warf on the DLR.

Bus Routes

The D3 which stops a five minute walk from the gym.

339 stops across the road

Buses that stop on Commercial Road which is a five minute walk from the gym