Boxing Gyms in Charlotte – Reviewed [Top 7 in 2024]

I won’t sugar coat this, there aren’t tons of great boxing gyms in Charlotte for you to choose from. It’s just not a boxing city. Having said that, things are slowly improving and there are a handful of really great places to learn the Sweet Science here:

Table of the best boxing gyms in Charlotte

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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 Charlotte boxing gyms in the comments at the bottom and I’ll continuously update this page to make it as useful as possible!

The 7 Best Boxing Gyms in Charlotte🥊

1️⃣ Dyme Boxing

Dyme boxing gym in Charlotte

  • Summary: A absolute gem of a pure boxing gym. Best in town.
  • Address: 4560 Old Pineville Rd (Collingwood)
  • Google rating: 4.9
  • Opening hours: M,W,F: 1am-1pm & 3-8pm, T,T: 6-7am, 10am-1pm & 3-8pm, Sa: 8-10am
  • Pricing: $135 / month (unlimited classes)
  • Best for: boxers of all levels
  • Online: website, Facebook, Instagram

The website claims they are “North Carolina’s Premier Boxing Gym” – they’re probably right.

Dyme is one of few real deal boxing gyms in Charlotte and it doesn’t disappoint. Honestly, go check out the Google reviews for this place, there’s not a bad word said about it.

Much of the praise is directed towards Coach James who has extensive experience in coaching fighters of all skills, from first-timers to Olympians. Him and his team will work you HARD but will take the time to ensure you’re learning real boxing technique.

And let’s talk about the environment – arguably the most important factor in a boxing gym. At Dyme the coaches and members are passionate but welcoming. Motivating but respectful. People talk of a family, community spirit here that cater to fighters of all levels.

As far as classes are concerned, they have a packed daily schedule of classes that focus on both boxing technique and boxing fitness. Join unlimited monthly classes as a member or drop in for $20 a class if you’re just in town fleetingly.

I know it sounds like I’m being paid to write this. I’m not. I just get excited when I come across somewhere like this that I would take a punch from Tyson to train at. As far as boxing gyms in Charlotte go, Dyme is hard to beat.

2️⃣ Top Tiger Boxing

Top tiger boxing gym in Charlotte

Founded by former Brazilian heavyweight boxing champion, Andre Miguel (in the picture), who has been coaching boxing for nearly 30 years, Top Tiger is top class.

Andre is friendly, experienced and hugely passionate about boxing and his students. He will push you to your limits and get you in the shape of your life or ready to compete, if that’s what you want. If you’re serious about boxing training and achieving your goals, then Andre is the man to help you get there.  

There are two classes everyday Monday through Friday at 6pm and 7pm, and one class on Saturday and Sunday at 5pm. The rest of the time is “open gym” where you can use the equipment or train with whoever else happens to be in the gym. Or you can book in some personal training sessions.

The gym itself is spacious, clean and has a real positive energy to it. There’s not much info available on pricing (often places only tell you when you swing by in person), but there’s nothing too fancy here so I would expect it to be very reasonable.

If you need more persuading then go check out the +250 5* reviews on Google. Literally everyone raves about this place. No doubt one of the best boxing gyms in Charlotte

3️⃣ Contenders Boxing

Contenders boxing gym in Charlotte

  • Summary: Nothing fancy here but it’s certainly pure boxing
  • Address: 1405 Tyvola Rd (Collingwood)
  • Google rating: 4.9
  • Opening hours: M-F: 10am-11pm, S-S: 1-4pm
  • Pricing: $125 / m + intro packages (~$400)
  • Best for: those wanting one on one training
  • Online: website, Facebook, Instagram

Coach Joe has been doing this since 1998. It’s safe to say he knows a thing or two about boxing.

There are no bells and whistles at Contenders, but if you want to get fit and learn how to fight then Joe is the man for you.

The focus is on 1-on-1 training rather than large group classes which makes things a little more expensive but should help you learn quicker.

They have an unusual class set up here where you need to take 2 introductory courses, consisting of 14 1-on-1 sessions in total, before being able to join the gym. These sessions are designed to get you up to speed with the fundamentals of boxing (and presumably as a way of the gym making sure that everyone here is serious about the sport and committed to learning).

It’s an interesting idea and potentially a good one, but at ~$400 for both these courses, it’s quite a large barrier to entry, and it’s not clear if you still need to do this even if you already have boxing experience.

4️⃣ Ultimate Gym

Ultimate boxing gym in Charlotte

  • Summary: No nonsense mixed combat sports gym
  • Address: 10030 Callabridge Ct
  • Google rating: 4.6
  • Opening hours: M-T: 4-9pm, F: 4-8pm, Sa: 9am-2pm
  • Pricing: n.a.
  • Best for: committed fighters looking for mixed combat training
  • Online: website, Facebook,

Ultimate Gym is a boxing and mixed martial arts gym rather than a pure boxing gym but it does have boxing classes once a day on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 6pm, and on Saturday at 9:30am.

If you’re interested, they also offer Tai Chi, Systema, Aikido, and Swordsmanship classes!

They work hard and play hard here. If you’re sensitive and looking for a gentle workout then this probably isn’t quite the right place for you. If you want to train properly among coaches and fighters who are passionate about the sport then Ultimate Gym is definitely worth a shot.

They’re a bit secretive about pricing and insist you come in and talk to them in person to learn about the “flexible” options.

5️⃣ Title Boxing Club

Title boxing classes

  • Summary: Great workout boxercise franchise but not proper boxing
  • Address: 2016 Ayrsley Town Blvd suite E (Ayrsley)
  • Google rating: 4.6
  • Opening hours: M-F: 5:45-7am & 4:30-7pm, S-S: 8:45-10am
  • Pricing: $150 / month (unlimited classes)
  • Best for: fitness fanatics and beginners
  • Online: website, Instagram

Someone described Title as “Great trainers, fantastic workout, the best music, cheaper than therapy“!! Sums it up pretty well I’d say.

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

Their website says it’s a non-contact workout and that it doesn’t allow fighting or sparring in the gym. They say it’s 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.

6️⃣ Rumble Boxing

Rumble boxing gym

  • Summary: Boxercise. Great workout but not really boxing.
  • Address: 2100 S Tryon St Suite 100 (South End)
  • Google rating: 5.0
  • Opening hours: very varied from day to day, see website for specifics
  • Pricing: $189 / month (unlimited classes)
  • Best for: fancy fitness fanatics and beginners
  • Online: website, Facebook, Instagram

Rumble Boxing is a large boxercise franchise with gyms all over the USA. If you want a great workout, eardrum-busting music, flashing lights, and instructors shouting motivational lines at you, then Rumble will hit the spot.

But the classes are non-contact, and not very focused on actual boxing technique. Great workout and fun classes but you won’t learn proper boxing technique here.

They have a full schedule of classes, often 4 or 5 classes every day of the week, morning till night, so you shouldn’t have any trouble finding a time that suits your schedule.

7️⃣ Round9

9Round boxing gym in Charlotte

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 three 9Round locations in Charlotte, one in Buckhead and the other in Grant Park.

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How to choose a boxing gym in Charlotte❓

  • 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 Charlotte 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 🔔

Sure, you’re not spoiled for choice here but with places like Dyme and Top Tiger, there are certainly enough quality boxing gyms in Charlotte for you to choose from (if you don’t mind a bit of a drive).

Failing that, there are several boxercise studios like Rumble and Title which may not teach you the pure art of the sport but will certainly keep you fit and your fists flying.

Happy fighting!🥊🥊

“I’m sorry Joe Frazier is mad at me. I’m sorry I hurt him. Joe Frazier is a good man, and I couldn’t have done what I did without him, and he couldn’t have done what he did without me. And if God ever calls me to a holy war, I want Joe Frazier fighting beside me. ” – Muhammad Ali​

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