Whether you're looking to get fighting fit, envision yourself with perfectly capped shoulders and washboard abs, or want to be able to round up like Rhona, the Sunshine Coast may be the place to make all those dreams come true.
Nestled among our golden beaches are some of Australia's Boxing royalty and their locally-owned rings.
We've put in the hard-hitting research and found the best boxing classes for all levels to take their skills, fitness and strength to the next level.
Here's a blow-by-blow of the best boxing classes on the Sunshine Coast.
Caloundra City Boxing
Caloundra City Boxing offers everything when it comes to a good old boxing gym workout. Every weekday at 5.30pm, owner Craig and his team are ready to put you through your paces for 90 minutes of intensity. Your shoulders will burn, your abs will feel on fire, but the post-workout endorphin rush makes it all worth it. All boxing levels are welcome at Caloundra City Boxing and each class will only cost you $10.
Hailing from Brisbane's Insta fitness queen Chontel Duncan, HIIT in the intense kickboxing chain brought to the Sunshine Coast by local owners Ryan and Kat. Found in Kawana (across the road from Decisions Cafe) HIIT is our go-to for good vibes, epic tunes, one hell of a community and an epic hard-core hit out. The best thing about HIIT's kickboxing classes is that they are varied—get involved in a half and half strength and kickboxing class, or hit and kick it out to your heart's content for a full hour.
The 12RND fitness chain is growing its way up the coast, and we are so glad they are. 12RND fitness is the answer to the excuse we find we have been giving ourselves a little too often… “but we don't have time”. At 12RND Fitness, there are no class times—all you have to do is rock up and the boxing and strength-based workout of 12 rounds, has already been organised for you. Complete a hard-core workout with epic Sunshine Coast trainers pushing you along the way at any time of the day you like. You can book a free trial through the 12RND website at any of the Sunshine Coast branches, including Caloundra, Mooloolaba, Buderim, Sippy Downs, Nambour and Coolum. On the hunt for the best boxing classes on the Sunshine Coast that don’t require you to plan out your week in advance? This one is for you.
If you're looking to take your boxing to the next level and get a whole-bodied MMA workout, the team at Combat Labs in Coolum is your go-to. Combat Labs offer all styles of MMA from Muay Thai, Jiu Jutzi and strength and conditioning classes. Combat Labs is a go-to for any beginner wanting to increase their strength, technique and power. Got little ones at home? Get them involved in the Kids Combat Classes or bring them along to Combat Labs’ Mums and Bubs classes.
Noosa Box Office
If you’re looking to get fighting fit with the help of real-deal experts, Noosa Box Office is the spot to try. Train under strength and conditioning coach, Chris Asbury and former Australian Middle Weight Champion, Israel Kani, for a knockout workout in an old-school boxing gym.
Even better, you can glove up and get in the ring with the best every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6am or 5pm for an hour of power. Think you can handle it?
Shamrock Boxing Gym
If you want to perfect your technique and find out what your body is really made of, we highly recommend Shamrock Boxing Gym. From 5.30pm, Monday to Thursday, Shamrock will have you upper-cutting through your fitness plateaus and hitting hard through any strength limits. The 90-minute classes are a mixture of boxing, strength and fitness, so bring along your buddy to fight through the fun.
Obah's Boxercize Gym
To be the best, you've got to learn from the best, and one of the best in the boxing biz is Darren Obah. With 28 years of experience within the sport of boxing, Darren has worked his way up from amateur to competing in world titles, and owns his very own boxercize gym in Kunda Park. Obah's Boxercize Gym offers an extensive timetable of classes and you can jump into any class, no matter what your previous experience, for a cheap $12.
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