Boxing Fundamentals – FAQs

Boxing Fundamentals – FAQs


What’s boxing fundamentals all about?
Scrap any ideas you have about beating a punching bag by yourself, boxing fundamentals is very much a social way of learning how to box. Classes are usually made up of around 8 to 16 people and concentrate on pad work, bag work and building your fitness. This means you will learn basic punches, defence and movement all whilst having fun.

When, Where and Whats the Structure?

The programme involves 12 sessions run over 4 weeks and you attend 3 x a week.

There are 3 courses to choose from:

  • Course A – Monday & Wednesday at 8pm and Saturday at 10am
  • Course B – Tuesday & Thursday at 8pm and Saturday at 10am
  • Course C – Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:30am

Sessions cannot be carried over to next course.  It is your responsibility to complete your sessions within the 4 week period

Sessions take place at our gym in Clapham Junction. 1A St John’s Hill, SW11 1TN

What benefits will I see?

Weight loss, increased agility and coordination, muscle tone and greater fitness all result from boxing. Many people think that boxing is all about the arms but it is actually a cardio work-out for the whole body.

There’s no need to worry about bulking up. Boxing is very much a high repetition work-out so you’ll see tone rather than muscle. It’s also very empowering and people really get pumped up and stuck into it during the moves. While it’s not a self-defence lesson, by the end of the first class, you should be able to throw a solid punch.

Is there anything to be cautious of?

Weak wrists are probably the only thing that might present a problem however once you learn how to box properly, you shouldn’t be putting any unnecessary strain on your wrists. The aim of your punches is also important. Align your punches correctly and your knuckles should feel no pain. You must also wrap your hands before the start of class this will help prevent any injury to the wrist or hands.

We also start each session with a full body warm up to prevent injury and make your work out more effective, so we recommend arriving early to ensure you have your hand wraps on and are able to warm up.

Will I get hurt?

There is absolutely no body-to-body contact allowed in boxing fundamentals, so any risk is minimal.

What will I need to bring?

We provide gloves, pads and also hand wraps (£6 to replace if you lose).

You might want to buy your own boxing gloves (can be purchased in club) — boxing is a sweaty sport and gloves don’t always smell that great. Other than that, bring a small towel, a bottle of water — and make sure you’ve taken off all jewellery. Wear what you feel comfortable in and remember that you’re going to get hot.

How long are the sessions?

Sessions last for an hour.  During that time you will be taken through a warm up, introduced to technique which you will practice in pairs on focus pads.  There will be fitness work throughout the session and it will end with a circuit and cool down

I’m interested in losing weight & getting into great shape. Is 12RB the right gym for me?

Most definitely! Everyone who trains with us religiously sees dramatic results. The best part is you’re going to have a great time. 12RB will become your hobby, so losing weight becomes secondary. You will get into the best shape of your life. At 12RB, we will exceed all of your expectations.

Do I need a partner? I’m not confident and nervous about coming on my own

At 12 Round we create a very warm and welcoming environment.   You do not need to worry about having a partner for pad work. Our instructors will partner the group up according to height, weight and ability

I’m over-weight, unfit or over 50, can I still train? 

Absolutely.  Our aim is to make boxing accessible to everyone.  We believe that there should be no barriers.  Our instructors will work with you to take things at a pace you are comfortable with

Do you offer private instruction?

Yes, we offer personal training packages. Please note we have a high demand for Personal Training at 12RB and are only able to work with a limited number of people.

Our application process is to ensure that we offer our services to those who are most committed to getting results and also to ensure that we can match you to a trainer most suited to your needs.

What happens after boxing fundamentals?

Once you successfully complete boxing fundamentals you can move on to one of our memberships middleweight or heavyweight providing we have space for intake if not you can put your name on our waitlist.

What if I have no interest in fighting or boxing?

That’s ok – the majority of our members have no interest in fighting either. We are for people who are sick and tired of regular gyms & for people who are bored & not seeing the results. We provide you with a full body workout from head to toe. The training of a boxer will get you into the best shape of your life.

Can I attend on a drop in basis?

Nope – we don’t offer drop in. To get results requires consistency so you need to commit to regular attendance. If you require more flexibility – see our PT packages

How much are memberships?

You can see our membership options on main site and and payment options.


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