Boxing Gyms in Atlanta – Reviewed [Top 8 in 2024]

So you’re in Atlanta and you want to box? Great choice, you won’t regret it. Thankfully the Big A has a pretty decent selection of boxing gyms for you to choose from. Here’s what’s on offer:

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My preference is always for those rare, pure, old school boxing gyms, free of ego, and full of passion for the sport. But sometimes I include the odd boxercise place because I know that not everyone wants the nitty gritty of actual combat.

Why listen to me: I’ve been boxing as an amateur for 6 years and trained in countless boxing gyms around the world from Seattle to Spain. I’ve learnt that picking the right gym can literally change your life and want to help you do the same. Learn more about me here.

PLEASE leave your own opinions and experiences about Atlanta boxing gyms in the comments at the bottom and I’ll continuously update this page to make it as useful as possible!

The 8 Best Boxing Gyms in Atlanta🥊

1️⃣ Decatur Boxing Club (aka Biggs Boxing)

Biggs boxing gym Atlanta

  • Summary: Biggs lives and breathes boxing
  • Address: 137 New St (Decatur)
  • Google rating: 4.5
  • Opening hours: M-F: 7am-7pm, Sa-Su: 7am-9pm,
  • Pricing: $125/month
  • Best for: boxers of all ages and abilities
  • Online: website, Facebook, Instagram

Lead by charismatic former pro boxer, Xavier “Bad Pads” Biggs (pictured), the Decatur is a bit of boxing institution in Atlanta. It has the feel of one of those old school boxing gyms that’s seen it all.

The facility is cool and retro, and you can just sense that you’re in the capable hands of extremely experienced coaches who are passionate about teaching you the real art of boxing and will give you a damn good workout in the meantime.

Biggs offers training for everyone and anyone, from total beginners to pros, and you can either join classes or get personal coaching sessions. I’d always go for the classes though – it’s a much better way of becoming part of the strong community that often forms in boxing gyms.

Go check it out, as far as boxing gyms in Atlanta go, Biggs is definitely up there with the best.  

2️⃣ AFighter4Life Boxing & Fitness

A Fighter 4 Life Boxing gym in Atlanta

This place seems awesome. An old school style pure boxing gym with new gear and a great vibe. Head Coach Rahman Ali is a big hit with his members who praise his friendly welcoming nature for boxers of all ages and skill levels.

With nothing but 5* reviews about this place, it’s impossible to find a bad word said about it. Whether you’re just looking to get in shape, or you want to train for competition, Rahman is your man.

It’s a lot more than just a boxing gym too. They have various local charitable initiatives where they raise funding to help improve the lives of local kids through boxing and to support the homeless.

They even have a barber shop on location in case you wanna get a trim while you’re at it – because what community is complete without one?! No doubt one of the best boxing gyms in Atlanta – check it out. 

3️⃣ Buckhead Fight Club

Buckhead fight club atlanta

  • Summary: A top notch pure boxing gym
  • Address: 3293 Buford Hwy (Buckhead)
  • Google rating: 4.9
  • Opening hours: M-T: 11am-1pm & 5pm-9pm, Sa: 9am-1pm
  • Pricing: $165 / month
  • Best for: wannabe competitive fighters and kids
  • Online: website, Facebook, Instagram

Buckhead Fight Club is a big 15,000 sq ft authentic boxing gym that has been training fighters of all ages and levels since 2002.

It offers a variety of different classes including boxing fitness, advanced boxing, kids training, and competition.

There’s something here for everyone (unless you’re looking for selfie photo ops and super-food green smoothies), and they place particular focus on training women and kids, as well as men.

Buckhead is also one of the few boxing gyms in Atlanta that hosts regular fight nights so it’s a great place to come and see some live, competitive boxing, or even start your own journey to a proper bout.

4️⃣ Striker Fight Center

Striker Fight center Atlanta

Striker Fight Center is a much loved mixed combat sports gym offering classes in boxing, jiu jitsu, muay thai and some martial arts I’ve never even heard of.

If you’re just interested in the boxing, they host two boxing classes everyday Monday to Friday at 12pm and 6pm.

Members talk of the friendly and welcoming environment, a gym that is laid back but still takes its training seriously, and staff that are highly knowledgeable, experienced and caring for their students.

While it might not be a pure boxing gym, and is not actually in Atlanta City, Striker Fight Center is highly recommended and certainly one of the best places to train if you’re happy to make the journey.

There’s a $100 initiation free and they have a bunch of fairly strict terms around cancelling and freezing memberships though so be careful with the small print. 

5️⃣ Octopus Fitness

Octopus boxing gym Atlanta

  • Summary: Great MMA gyms with boxing classes
  • Address: Chamblee, Sandy Springs, Midtown
  • Google rating: 4.5-4.9
  • Opening hours: Varies by gym but roughly M-F: 5:30am-8:30pm, Sa: 9:15am-2pm,
  • Pricing: $150 / month
  • Best for: those interested in some MMA
  • Online: website, Facebook, Instagram

There are three of these mixed martial art and fitness gyms in Atlanta (and two more in the surrounding areas) and they are all extremely popular.

The Chamblee location has over 400 5* reviews on Google with its members praising the positive atmosphere in the gym, the intense and fun workouts, and the quality of the instructors.

Their focus is to deliver a family-friendly facility combined with professional-level training, and to build a community that is open to everyone regardless of skills and fitness levels. Judging by their popularity, I’d say they’re doing a pretty good job at it.

With over 400 classes to choose from every week (across all locations) including boxing, jiu jitsu, strength training, crossfit, kickboxing, and muay thai, there is really something here for everybody, no matter how busy your schedule.

Sure, it’s not a pure boxing gym but it’s definitely one of the best places to train in Atlanta.

6️⃣ Granite City Boxing Gym

Granite city boxing classes in atlanta

  • Summary: A no-frills gym focusing on training for competition
  • Address: 242 Fairview Rd (Ellenwood)
  • Google rating: 4.8
  • Opening hours: M-T: 10am-1pm, & 6pm-9pm, Sa: 10am-1pm
  • Pricing: n.a.
  • Best for: those looking to compete 
  • Online: website, Facebook, Instagram

They’re so focused on the boxing over at Granite City that their website isn’t working. What’s clear is that there’s nothing fancy here but if you want to train for competition then this place would be a good option.

There’s a very strong club vibe with it’s members regularly competing in national and international boxing events.

The coaches certainly know what they’re doing so if you’re serious about the Sweet Science then the instructors here will help take you to the next level.

Their website is down so information is quite scarce but swing by in person to find out more – by all accounts its a very welcoming gym!

7️⃣ Mayweather Boxing + Fitness

Mayweather boxing and fitness classes in Atlanta

  • Summary: A Mayweather-branded boxercise franchise
  • Address: 270 17th St NW (Home Park)
  • Google rating: 4.8
  • Opening hours: M-F: 5:30am – 8:30pm (6 classes daily), Sa-Su: 8:30am-1pm (3 classes)
  • Pricing: $149 / month
  • Best for: fancy fitness fanatics
  • Online: website, Facebook, Instagram

The Mayweather Boxing and Fitness gyms are part of nationwide franchise of over 50 locations.

The classes were supposedly developed by Mayweather himself and aim to provide the perfect combination of boxing, strength and cardio and they are clearly very popular among members.

But, if you want a traditional boxing gym then these places aren’t for you.

The focus at these gyms in on the workout (which is no doubt killer) rather than combat so bear that in mind if you want to train for actual fight.

8️⃣ 9Round Fitness

9Round boxing gym in Atlanta

9Round is a global franchise that operates with a simple model: 9 rounds of 3 minute exercises. That’s it. You’re done in 30 minutes. It’s far from being an actual boxing gym but several of the rounds involve basic boxing techniques.

The fast and furious nature of 9Round may appeal to those with a very busy schedule who want to keep their workout time brief.

And because of its simple, short structure, it can run over 15 of these classes everyday.

But don’t expect any instruction or coaching. Get in, punch some bags, sweat, get the heart rate up, and get out.

There are two 9Round locations in Atlanta, one in Buckhead and the other in Grant Park.

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How to pick a boxing gym in Atlanta❓

  • Coaches – an experienced, motivating coach makes all the difference. Not just when it comes to improving your technique but also in encouraging you to keep coming back time and time again. Becoming a good boxer takes a long time and so it’s important you find a coach that you click with if this is something you want to do for many years. Reviews will often focus on coaches so try looking for those for some insights.  
  • Convenience of location and class timings – for me this is so important. My boxing gym is on the same block as my home so I have no excuse not to go almost everyday, even if I’m not feeling up to it. Finding a gym that’s close to home or work will make your life much easier and help to make going to boxing training a habit. The same applies to class timings, if you have to massively disrupt your day to get to a class because it doesn’t fit your schedule then you’re going to be less likely to go.
  • Gym focus – I don’t have a problem with boxercise classes, but make sure you know what you’re signing up for if you join one of these. Boxercise is very different than actually learning how to fight and getting sparring experience. If you truly want to learn how to box then you need to box. That involves punching other people and getting punched yourself.
  • Trial class – most boxing gyms will allow you to have a free trial class so you can get a feel for the place before you sign up. This is a great way of evaluating whether you like the coach, the energy, and the focus of the gym. Always worth asking for a free trial class if you’re not sure whether it’s offered.

How much do boxing gyms in Atlanta cost? 💰

  • Monthly memberships: ~$125-175 per month. Most places offer unlimited classes to their members. Be sure to check for this.
  • One-on-one personal training: This can vary a lot but expect to pay around $100 per hour as a minimum.
  • Drop-in boxing classes for non-members: ~$15-$30 per class
  • Initiation fee: not all places make you pay one of these (and I’m not a fan of it) but those that do usually charge a one-off fee of $50-$100

12th Round 🔔

If I lived in Atlanta I’d be all over Decatur, A Fighter 4 Life, and Buckhead Fight Club. And if none of those work for you, then there’s still several more decent options to choose from. Atlanta has some great boxing gyms so pick one that’s most convenient for you, give it a try, and take things from there.

Happy fighting!🥊🥊

“The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses—behind the lines, in the gym and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.” — Muhammad Ali

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