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

Denver has a handful of really awesome authentic boxing gyms. House of Pain, Troublemaker, Topeira, and others give you a great selection of places to learn the real Sweet Science.

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 Denver 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 Denver🥊

1️⃣ House of Pain East

House of pain boxing gym in Denver

  • Summary: Old school community-focused gym
  • Address: 16251 E Colfax Ave (Aurora)
  • Google rating: 4.9
  • Opening hours: M-F: 8am-8pm
  • Pricing: n.a.
  • Best for: kids and those looking for raw boxing
  • Online: website, Instagram

Run by Coach Bernie Aragon, this is an old school gym that will teach you everything from fundamentals to legitimate boxing tactics / sparring / fight training, etc.

It’s a community focused gym that places a big emphasis on keeping kids off the streets and teaching them discipline and values through the art of boxing.

There are no bells and whistles here, their website doesn’t even work, but if you want pure boxing, then House of Pain is definitely worth a shot. It’s open morning and night, so you shouldn’t have any trouble finding a time to train, no matter how busy your schedule. 

The only downside is that it offers just two classes a day at 4pm and 6pm, the rest of the time is open gym.

No doubt one of the best boxing gyms in Denver. Check it out. 

2️⃣ Troublemaker Gym

Troublemaker boxing gym denver

Everyone seems to be raving about Troublemaker Gym – I can’t find a bad word said about it.  It’s only been open since 2020 but has already gained a crew of very happy members.

Coach Pedro Baca is all about the hard work, the motivation, and most importantly the fundamentals of real boxing.

This place has a great environment, great workouts, and is a perfect place to progress your skills.  It’s also the new home of the storied Denver Rocks amateur boxing team so if you’re keen to compete then head on over there.

As far as boxing gyms in Denver go, Troublemaker is definitely up there with the best.

3️⃣ Topeira Boxing Club

Topeira Boxing classes in Denver

There’s nothing fancy about Topeira but it’s certainly all about the boxing.

It’s a small community-focused gym in Valverde that trains people of all ages, and will get you ready for amateur competitions if that’s what you’re after. 

With 5 or 6 classes everyday, they should have a time that works for your schedule. It seems like there’s a great vibe at Topeira, with everyone willing to support each other. No egos here.

Head coach and owner Joaquin was tragically killed in a hit-and-run crash in early 2022 but the boxing gym continues to operate and carry his torch. He is remembered for his passion, dedication, and exceptional teaching ability, particularly with kids.

4️⃣ Tao of Boxing 

Tao boxing gym denver

Tao of Boxing is a solid gym that offers great boxing classes for everyone from beginners to competitive boxers, taught by coaches with passion and dedication.

Their gym is well stocked with heavy bags and equipment along with plenty of room to work.

It has strange opening hours that are different everyday of the week but generally it is open morning and evenings so you can go before or after work. There are only one or two classes each day, the rest of the time is open gym time.

There are some criticisms about the auto-enrollment into a regular gym membership after the promotional introductory course. So, be careful if you try this place and it’s not for you – make sure you have cancelled any payments.

5️⃣ TOS Boxing Gym

TOS boxing gym Denver

Founded by former boxing professional, DaVarryl “Touch of Sleep” Williamson, TOS boxing gym operates differently to most.

Rather than getting a membership that gives you access to classes, here you need to book either private or semi-private classes in advance (at $150 and $50/class respectively). It’s more of a private boxing coach rather than a turn up and box gym.

The gym itself is great: spacious, clean, and with decent equipment. Coach Williamson is said to be a true master at what he does. Serious but not stuffy is how one fighter described TOS Boxing Club – sounds about right.

6️⃣ Title Boxing Club

Title boxing classes in Denver

If you want a great workout while having fun then sure, Title Boxing Club is for you. If you actually want to box 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

It’s a fitness studio not a boxing gym. If that’s what you’re after then great, they have multiple classes through the day, 7 days a week, and the coaches and workouts sound fantastic. But there are enough decent, genuine boxing gyms in Denver, so why not go to one of them…?

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

7️⃣ Rumble Boxing

Rumble boxing gym in Denver

  • Summary: Great workout but not really boxing
  • Address: 160 Steele St
  • Google rating: 4.8
  • Opening hours: M-F: 6am-7pm, S: 8am-12pm, S: 9am-12pm
  • Pricing: $209 / month
  • Best for: fancy fitness fanatics
  • Online: website, Instagram, Facebook

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.

They have a full schedule of classes, often 9 classes every day of the week, morning till night, so you shouldn’t have any trouble finding a time that suits your schedule.

At over $200/month it is also of more the more expensive boxing gyms in Charlotte.

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How to chose a Denver boxing gym❓

  • 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 Denver cost? 💰

  • Monthly memberships: ~$100-150 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 🔔

Honestly, I wasn’t blown away by the quantity of great boxing gyms in Denver but there are just about enough decent places for you to choose from. If House of Pain East and Troublemaker gym are convenient for you, then happy days, you’re in luck. If not, I hope one of the other decent gyms tempts you to get into the ring.

Happy fighting!🥊🥊

“Down goes Frazier! Down goes Frazier! Down goes Frazier!” — Howard Cosell

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