I'm regularly asked a number of questions by newcomers so thought I'd dedicate a post to the most common queries.
Do I need to be a member to train with Box 4 Fitness?
There are no joining fees but we do offer discounts in the form of members cards for people who train with us regularly (twice a week or more).
What are the charges?
Our drop-in, group exercise sessions like Bootcamp and Circuits are £5 for an hour or £3 for a half hour class like Half Hour Hits or Breathe-Connect-Stretch.
Drop-in (hour) - £5
Drop in (half-hour) - £3
8 sessions - £35
Access all monthly - £50 (you can attend any and all group fitness sessions - this excludes courses)
Boxing awards courses - £65 (£35 deposit payable up front)
1:1 Training/Coaching packages on request (Please note - no evening appts available, Kate 077 3243 3243)
What do I wear?
Comfortable clothing that does not need adjusting. Once you have boxing gloves on you cannot pull a top down that's riding up or tracksuit bottoms that are falling down! It needs to fit or be loose enough to cover what makes you comfortable read more here.
You'll hear this mantra in the gym often...CLEAN INDOOR BOXING BOOTS OR FLAT TRAINERS. Please don't turn up in the same trainers you wear to run along muddy canal banks or off-road, we exercise and stretch on the floor as well as on our feet and don't want to roll around in mud.
What gloves do I need?
We will loan you gloves and/or wraps the first few times you come along and then recommend you get your own.
There are a number of different brands and price categories for gloves but a standard 12oz pair of leather gloves, available on the internet or from a store, for around £30 will do well for a number of years of weekly use.
Brands that do good mid-range gloves: Adidas, RDX Sports, Everlast and Blitz.
There are a few brands that make 'ladies' gloves but this usually just means that they are the same glove - in pink. Some are a bigger fit than others, some are a softer leather, some more bulky. The 'oz' refers to the amount of padding in the glove so 10oz and 12oz are for training, hitting bags and pads and 14 or 16oz gloves are for sparring (hitting people).
We recommend mexican style wraps with a stretchy fabric as opposed to the herringbone Everlast or Lonsdale type you can get in every discount sports retailer read this article for more info and links
Do I have to hit anyone and will I get hit?
Sparring is optional in some of our sessions and only undertaken after you've done a good few weeks in the gym. You don't have to get involved in sparring unless competing in the sport of boxing interests you.
Lots of people in our gym, just train with us for the fitness aspect.
Where do we train?
Get directions through the map on our facebook page or see here
When do we hold our sessions?
If you'd like to book onto our Beginner's Course get in touch via facebook or contact Kate 077 3243 3243. Otherwise there's a full timetable here.