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Best Boxing & MMA Gyms In Los Angeles

April 4, 2014 5:33 AM

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(credit: PKG Boxing)

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If there’s something we’re not lacking in Los Angeles, it’s a great place to workout. If you want to find a unique workout, however, there are some great gyms offering workouts dedicated to boxing, MMA grappling, Muay Thai kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and more which is sure to not only get you in shape and build up your endurance. We’ve scoured the city and found the best boxing gyms in Los Angeles.

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(credit: Joy Bitonio)


PKG Boxing
1401 Westwood Blvd, Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 575-4500
www.PKGLA.com

PKG, or “Punch Kick Grapple”, offers several great fitness classes ranging from Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Boxing, Muay Thai, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. This concept moved into a brand new facility that features a training ring, mat space, professional MMA training cage walls, and spacious locker rooms (male and female) complete with showers. Highly skilled instructors have been recruited and the instructors are either current professional fighters or they have competed at a high level, so clients who come here know they are learning from a credible pro.

Whether you’re interested in building flexibility, core strength and agility or looking to get in shape, PKG offers a full range of customizable classes and private training programs including mixed martial arts, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), Boxing and signature 1 on 1 personal training. Recognized for its use of both striking and grappling techniques executed standing and on the ground, PKG has classes and personal training sessions with motivated trainers that will help you define your fitness needs.

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(credit: Peter G./Yelp)


Wild Card Boxing Club
1123 Vine St #14
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 461-4170
www.wildcardboxingstore.com

Owned and operated by famed boxing coach Freddie Roach, Wild Card Boxing Club is one of the best boxing gyms in LA. Arguably one of the most noteworthy trainers in boxing today, Freddie Roach has been the man behind some of the sports biggest names including Manny Pacquiao. Whether you’re looking to learn the basics or hone in your sport, Wild Card Boxing will teach you the techniques of how to correctly punch, and jab while you get a great workout in. Known for its great energy and hard work ethic, the gym offers trainers of all skill level to help you achieve your fitness goals.

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(credit: Toby G./Yelp)


True Warrior Fitness
8053 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 651-3636
www.truewarriorfitness.com

If you’re looking for a gym which offers a full range of mixed martial arts workouts, look no further. True Warrior Fitness offers TigerHeart Muay Thai, MMA Boot Camps, Army Jiu Jitsu, self defense and much more. The gym takes pride in its laid back family atmosphere and ensures that its classes are specially designed so anyone can be a part of them.

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(credit: istockphoto)


Trinity Boxing Club
7817 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 653-3300
www.trinityboxing.com

Boxing at Trinity Boxing Club means you’ll get down to business fast. The trainers are all experienced and very knowledgable about Kettle bells, boxing and general movement training will ensure that not only will your endurance improve, but you will get a heart-pumpking workout. Workouts tend to be very intense with just short breaks in between but it’ll mean you’re conditioning yourself and training like a real boxer. Expect workouts that include intervals of punches, jumping jacks, ring practice with punches in the air, sit ups, crunches, push ups and mountain climbers. The goal of Trinity Boxing Club is to provide workouts that keep you interested. Playing tug of war, or pushing a car up and down the alley not only provide a great workout but will help keep you interested and coming back for more!

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(credit: John I./Yelp)


The YARD Muay Thai
241 W Avenue 26
Los Angeles, CA 90031
(213) 706-6827
www.theyardmuaythai.com

Located in an old downtown warehouse, The YARD features training for Muay Thai, a sport which uses stand-up striking along with usage of fists, elbows, knees, shins and feet. Offering quality trainers and champion fighters, they are there to guide you through training. From one on one training, individual bag work, and sparring to group workouts, the YARD offers a variety of activities from experienced trainers that will help get you into fighting shape. First lessons are free, so whether your goal is to fight professionally or just to build a terrific physique, visit the YARD today. Kids classes are also offered.

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Joy Bitonio has the phrase “Joie de Vivre” tattooed on her shoulder, a reminder to enjoy life every single day. She has a voracious appetite for fun, adventure, food, good cocktails and works out like a madwoman to keep it all together. Check out her other articles on CBS L.A. She also covers fitness on Examiner. Follow her on Twitter.

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