Fitness Boxing

Fitness boxing is a fun, non-contact activity for those keen to sweat it out. You’ll improve your balance, posture, core strength and more while having an awesome time exercising with other women who are giving fitness boxing a shot and loving every minute of it.

On this page we look at:

  • This Girl Can Ambassador Joys’ story about prioritising time for herself with boxing as a single parent
  • What is fitness boxing, and what are the benefits?
  • Finding fitness boxing classes for women near you

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For Joys, fitness boxing has become an important part of ‘me time’

Joys, 41, is a groover and shaker from way back. A professional singer, she’s always been active, but it wasn’t until her marriage broke up that she started boxing. Joys juggles work and solo parenting, and while she used to feel guilty leaving her daughter to go to the gym, she knows it’s important to have some ‘me time’.

What is fitness boxing, and what are the benefits?

If you’re up for a high-intensity, full-body workout that focuses on fitness and not a win-loss record, fitness boxing could be for you.

Fitness boxing has many health and mental wellbeing benefits, and social benefits too. It’s all about providing the same strength and conditioning you get from regular boxing, but focuses more on having a great workout.

There are no boxing rings involved, no competitions, and you will mainly be working with a boxing bag or some light punches with someone holding pads. Don’t worry, they won’t be trying to punch you back!

You can join a fitness boxing class, or try it in a small group or 1-on-1 with a personal trainer. All of the equipment is provided for you and it’s easy for beginners to start and learn some moves. Classes are friendly, welcoming, and trainers are there to help you pick up the basics from class one.

Finding boxing classes and groups for women

Feeling like you might want to pull on the gloves and give fitness boxing a try? Here are some next steps you can take to start women’s boxing classes in Melbourne or regional Victoria.

Your local gym

Most gyms offering group training classes will have fitness boxing classes for women in their timetable. Have a look online to see what’s around you, and if you’re not sure what they offer, it’s a good idea to ask. You can do a free trial class at most gyms to see if you like it.

Visit YMCA Victoria to look for a gym offering female boxing classes in your area.

Women’s fitness boxing studios

Fitness boxing studios are great venues to get some more specialist help and advice from friendly trainers, whether you’re just giving it a try or already have experience.

Private boxing classes for women

If you’re a beginner, or want to improve your boxing skills quickly, you can do private boxing lessons with a trainer. You can do private classes on your own, with a friend, or join a fitness boxing women’s group to enjoy learning with other women.

Joining a women’s boxing community

  • Visit the website mentioned on this page: YMCA Victoria.
  • Google it! Check out the female boxing gyms and studios near you, put a list together of and go and try them.
  • Find a Supporter in your neighbourhood, to see if a women’s boxing gym or studio has registered online to support This Girl Can – Victoria.
  • Ask other women about fitness boxing – chat to your friends, family or colleagues about doing an activity together, or post a question to our Facebook page where there’s a super supportive community of women who can help you out.

Can’t get out right now?

There are many ways you can get active at home when you can’t make it outside. You can find free workouts on Get Active @ Home, or try some boxing moves at home.

If you can’t make it out, you can watch a few online fitness boxing videos to learn and practice some of the basics. There are plenty around for beginners to try, and it means when you do get out there to join a class you’ll feel a bit more comfortable throwing that first punch!

Learn more about This Girl Can – Victoria and how it’s helping women feel good by getting activity in a way that suits them.

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