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

Austin has some world class boxing gyms. With places like Lords, Archetype, Black Sheep and more, you shouldn’t have any trouble finding a place to suit you.

Let’s take a look:

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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 Austin 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 Austin🥊

1️⃣ Lord’s Boxing Gym 

Lord's boxing gym Austin

  • Summary: A classic old-school real-deal pure boxing gym
  • Address: 5528 N Lamar Blvd (Brentwood)
  • Google rating: 4.6
  • Opening hours: 2/3 classes daily at various times + some open gym time – check website for specifics  
  • Pricing: $100 / month
  • Best for: serious boxers, women
  • Online: website, Instagram, Facebook

I can’t describe Lord’s boxing gym any better than it describes itself on its website:  

“What you won’t find at Lord’s Gym:
People with fake tans in spandex
Girls in makeup
A date for Friday
A sales pitch every time you come in to workout
People looking to pick a fight

What you WILL FIND is:
A good solid workout
Professional boxing instruction
Results YOU can see in the mirror
A real gym environment, not a yuppie haven
Friendly and helpful training partners
A community of like-minded individuals
Busy people like YOU looking to get fit fast”

Kinda tells you all you need to know! Owner and head coach Richard Lord has created a bit of an institution with this boxing gym that has been around for over 20 years and developed a reputation for being a real deal authentic boxing gym.

If you want to learn the true art of boxing from a local legend who really knows what he’s doing, then look no further than Lord’s. Undoubtedly the best boxing gym in Houston.

One word of caution, a few people would not recommend Lord’s Gym for a total beginner. Get a year or two under your belt elsewhere to understand basic technique and then check it out. It’s not designed for total newbies.

It is very welcoming to women, however: Richard Lord organised the first ever women’s boxing match to be sanctioned by USA Amateur Boxing back in 1993. 



2️⃣ Archetype Boxing Club 

Archetype Boxing Club Austin

This place looks awesome! It opened in late 2021 and has has been a huge hit with its members since day 1.

Every single one of the 63 reviews on Google is 5* with people praising it for the attentive, caring staff and awesome all round vibe that makes the place feels like strong a community.

It’s classes combine a carefully planned workout routine with proper boxing coaching. There are 4 or 5 classes each day from Monday to Friday to choose from that cater to boxers of all skills. 

The gym itself looks awesome with retro leather bags and boxing posters. The equipment is high quality and includes everything you need to polish your boxing skills – cobra reflex bags, double end bags, speed bags, leather heavy bags, and a full size ring.

It’s a little pricier than some other options but I’d love to train here. As far as boxing gyms in Austin go, this is right up there with the best.  



3️⃣ Black Sheep Boxing & Muay Thai

Black Sheep Boxing Gym in Austin

  • Summary: Undoubtedly one of Austin’s best
  • Address: 1921 Cedar Bend Dr (North Austin)
  • Google rating: 5.0
  • Opening hours: M-F: 6am-9pm, :: 9am-5pm, Su: 12-3pm
  • Pricing: $160 / month
  • Best for: beginners, pros, and everyone in between
  • Online: website, Facebook

Owner Jeff has created one hell of a place here!  Black Sheep Boxing has an extremely positive environment where people of all ages and walks of life come together and train.

The friendly, experienced coaches care about every person in the gym and are supportive no matter what level in boxing you start at. This gym is for people who have never boxed in their life, and it’s for people who have been boxing their entire lives.

Black Sheep is not just a place to train, it’s become a foundation of the community, with its members expressing how it feels like a family. It also offers discounts and specific training for people struggling with addiction and mental health challenges. There are discounts for veterans too.

These guys work very hard – Black Sheep is open 7 days a week offering up to 9 classes every day during the week (4 of which are pure boxing, the rest are MMA and Muay Thai). Sundays are for sparring! 

Go check out the relentlessly positive Google reviews. Black Sheep Boxing is a gem of a boxing gym in the heart of Austin. 

4️⃣ Easley Boxing and Fitness

Easley boxing gym austin

  • Summary: Top class family run boxing gym with great atmosphere 
  • Address: 2401 Thornton Rd A1 (Zilker)
  • Google rating: 4.9
  • Opening hours: M-F: 11am-1pm & 3-8pm, Sa: 10am-2pm
  • Pricing: $85 / month (unlimited classes)
  • Best for: beginners and families
  • Online: website, Instagram, Facebook

Started by a husband and wife team, Easley Boxing and Fitness has grown into a much loved pure boxing gym. Whether you want to take your boxing to the next level, learn to box, or just ensure you balance out your eating habits in Austin, Easley Boxing is for you.

The atmosphere here is very friendly and professional, and you’re guaranteed a great workout while being taught genuine boxing technique. 

If you want to spar, they also hold regular sparring sessions under the supervision of their top notch coaches.  

They only have one boxing class per day (which explains why it’s not an expensive membership) but otherwise it’s open gym time or you can book personal classes or small group classes of up to 4 people. Highly recommended – one of few genuine boxing gyms in Austin.  

5️⃣ Austin Kickboxing Academy

Austin Kickboxing Academy

  • Summary: Top quality kickboxing & boxing gym 
  • Address: 3905 Warehouse Row (St. Edwards)
  • Google rating: 4.8
  • Opening hours: M&W: 12-8:30pm, T&T: 6am-8:30pm, F: 12-1pm, Sa: 1am-1pm
  • Pricing: n.a.
  • Best for: those looking for mixed combat training
  • Online: website, Instagram, Facebook

As the name suggests, Austin Kickboxing Academy isn’t a pure boxing gym but it does host plenty of boxing classes (1 or 2 each day), as well as kickboxing classes.

It’s an excellent place for beginners who just want to learn and work out but also for people who want to compete, so you can grow into if you want to be more serious. 

The reviews for this place are pretty insane, over 130 5* testimonials of members talking about the unique hospitable atmosphere that owners Randy and Tessa have created, the exceptionally knowledgeable and respectful trainers, and the awesome facility in a giant warehouse-type space.

They’re quite secretive about their pricing – you have to go and visit in person.  

6️⃣ Legends Boxing 

Legends boxing classes austin

Legends is a very popular nationwide franchise of boxing fitness gyms. The classes teach real boxing technique including footwork, punching technique, and self-defense, while incorporating total body conditioning exercises.

Reviews for this place are wildly complimentary, with people praising the motivating, patient coaches, the quality of the facilities, and the intense full body workout.  

Legends is a great place to go if you’re looking for a killer, enjoyable workout that will also teach you some boxing basics. But the only thing you will be hitting is the bag so you won’t find any proper boxing combat training here. 

There are two Legends Boxing gyms in Austin for you to choose from: in Cedar Park and another in South Austin. 

7️⃣ Mayweather Boxing + Fitness

Mayweather boxing and fitness classes in Austin

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 rather than combat so bear that in mind if you want to train for actual fight. 

8️⃣ Title Boxing Club

Title boxing gym Austin

  • Summary: Great workout boxercise franchise
  • Address: 13945 US Highway 183 (Jollyville)
  • Google rating: 4.9
  • Opening hours: M-T: 5:30am-pm, F: 7:30am-8:30pm, Sa: 7:30am-1pm, Su: 9am-1pm
  • Pricing: $139 / month (unlimited classes)
  • Best for: beginners and fitness fanatics
  • Online: website, Instagram, Facebook

If you want a great workout while having fun then Title Boxing Club is for you but if you want actual combat boxing then it’s not for you.

Their website says it is a non-contact workout and that it will never allow fighting or sparring in the gym. They say it is boxing fitness, not fitness boxing. So there is a focus on technique and you can do some mitt work sometimes too. 

Members rave about the quality of the workout and how great the instructors are. They have multiple classes through the day, 7 days a week, so many options for you to chose from to fit your schedule.

Title Boxing Club is a big chain with hundreds of clubs across the USA so rest assured that the equipment is top quality and it’s well run.


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How to pick a boxing gym in Austin❓

  • 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 Austin cost? 💰

  • Monthly memberships: ~$100-200 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 🔔

With places like Lord’s, Archetype, and Black Sheep, this city has a strong boxing community. Sure, Austin could do with a few more quality boxing gyms, but there should be enough decent options in town for you to find something that suits you. No excuse. Lace up those gloves and hit the bag.   

Happy fighting!🥊🥊

“His mouth made him [feel] like he was gonna win. Not his hands, I had my hand. He had his lips.” — Joe Frazier

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