Over the road from Hornsey station lies Total Boxer a technical boxing gym where the idea is to Get FIT Not HIT.
Founded by boxing coach Matt Garcia, Total Boxer is one of London’s original boxing boutiques. Since the launch in 2012, the club has amassed such a loyal following (over 3,000 members) that classes max out almost instantly. Luckily there’s plans to expand in 2017…
Try a 60-minute Get FIT Not HIT class (if you can get in…) and be guided through a tech check to master your stance, guard, punches and movement, skipping to practice footwork and shadow boxing for technique.
While the class bashes away at the bags, you’ll be invited into the middle for some one-on-one pad-work with a professional coach. Finish off with some hardcore boxer-style circuit training full of burpees and ab crunches.
If you’ve mastered the basics try FightReady an advanced boxing session with technical drills and optional low-contact, touch-sparring. Or give BoxingYoga a go to kick some serious asanas…
All equipment is included free of charge but we recommend investing in your own gloves and wraps!
Tip: No showers at this facility
Address: Total Boxer, 46 Tottenham Lane, Hornsey, London N8 7ED
Tube: Hornsey (Great Northern Train), Crouch Hill (Overground), Turnpike Lane (Piccadilly)
Price: First Class – £10, 1 Class – £15, 5 Classes – £70, 10 Classes – £130