Boxing Gyms in Edmonton – Reviewed [Top 6 in 2024]

There aren’t loads of boxing gyms here in Edmonton but the few options you do have are top class. Any of Avenue Boxing, South Side, Westchester, or Wolfhouse, would be great picks. Let’s take a look:

A table of the best boxing gyms in Edmonton

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

The 6 Best Boxing Gyms in Edmonton🥊

1️⃣ Avenue Boxing Club

Avenue Boxing Club in Edmonton

Avenue Boxing is an under-the-radar sort of boxing gym. They don’t have a website and are pretty quiet on social media. But I think that’s because they’re too busy with the actual boxing.

This a real old school pure boxing gym, where there’s nothing fancy but plenty of passion for the sport. The workouts are killer and the staff are all really decent, down to earth people. I met someone there who the owner let train for free after he fell on hard times. Tells you a lot about the character of the place.

If you want to train to fight competitively then they’ve got you covered. If you’re just getting started, then they’ll take you under their wings and show you the rope.

Note that it’s only open in the evenings so may not suit everyone’s schedule.

I love the energy and feel to this place. It’s also one of the best value boxing gyms in Edmonton.

Highly recommended for anyone looking for the true old school boxing experience (the best type in my opinion!).

2️⃣ Westchester Boxing Gym

Westchester Boxing Gym in Edmonton

You won’t find a bad word said about this gem of a boxing gym in the heart of Edmonton.

It’s a non-profit gym, they’re not in it for the money (all coaches are volunteers but v experienced), they do it to help other people better themselves and to provide an invaluable contribution to the local community.

I know that Canadians have a reputation for being friendly but Westchester takes it to a whole new level. Not just the staff, but all the people who train here too, are kind and motivating.

There’s no judgement of newbies, just a genuine desire to help everybody progress and reach their personal goals, whether it’s fitness or getting in the ring for a competitive fight.

They offer classes for women, kids, over 55’s, and general adults. They also have specialist mental health classes, and sparing sessions.

Westchester Boxing Gym ticks all the boxes.

3️⃣ South Side Legion Boxing

South Side boxing club in edmonton

South Side Legion is the real deal. They’ve been in operation for over 70 years, yes SEVENTY, training local champs and beginners alike.

Their philosophy is to train all their members as if they were going to step into the ring. It’s pure boxing here. It’s all about proper technique and learning how to fight for real. This is just how a boxing gym should be.

They attract a really great crowd and everyone is welcome. With separate classes for kids, women, competitive fighters, and cardio, there’s something on offer no matter what your goal from boxing are.

South Side’s fighters regularly compete in amateur bouts so if you want to get in the ring for real then this would be a great option for you.

Head coach Rick has created a family-like atmosphere that strikes the perfect balance of professionalism and friendliness.

Definitely one the best boxing gyms in Edmonton. Go check it out.

4️⃣ Wolfhouse MMA

Wolfhouse MMA gym

OK so technically Wolfhouse MMA isn’t a pure boxing gym but they have a massive boxing program and its one of the best places in the city to learn the sweet science.

The two things that stand out for me at Wolfhouse are 1) the quality of the staff: all are highly experienced, and most, like Ryan “The Real Deal” Ford, have had extremely successful professional careers. They really know what they’re doing and importantly, they know how to share their expertise with their students.

And 2) how hard they work! They have over 10 classes everyday to choose from, morning till night. Not just in boxing but also in BJJ, Muay Thai, wrestling, and fitness.

Boxing and MMA gyms can feel a little intimidating sometimes but not here. The community is awesome, and everyone from kids, to pros, to beginners, is welcomed with open arms. Owner Parwez Ghulam has built something special here.

Only good things to say about Wolfhouse. I’d highly recommend you give it a go!

5️⃣ Champs Boxing Studio

Champs boxing studio in edmonton

As the name hints at, Champs Boxing Studio is more of a fitness studio than a true boxing gym. The focus is on getting its members fighting fit through boxing exercises, but there isn’t a ton of emphasis on proper technique.

Having said that, owner Jelena Mrdjenovich is an eight-time world champion boxer, who undoubtedly knows what she’s doing and you can get some one-on-one training with her if you wanted to hone your skills.

Champs is a high-end place where you’ll find yummy mummies, neon lights, and opportunities for selfies. The classes are fun and furious, and taught by hot instructors with tons of motivational lines.

If you’re looking to get in great shape without getting hit and you like your gyms somewhat high-end, then Champs is a great option for you.

I don’t have a problem with boxercise studios but just make sure you know what you’re singing up for!

6️⃣ Marshall Boxing Club

Marshall Boxing

There’s a big focus at Marshall Boxing Club on training kids and young adults for competitive fights so, if that’s you, then I’d definitely recommend checking this place out.

The club is owned and run by Matt Marshall who’s been on the Edmonton boxing scene for a long time and who’s developed a reputation as an experienced and friendly coach.

Note that it’s only open in the evenings three days a week so it might not work with your schedule. Given this limited class availability, and relatively high price, it’s one of Edmonton’s more expensive boxing gyms.

The facility itself is a little on the small side so it can sometimes feel quite busy if there’s a strong turnout to class.

Related articles:

How to pick an Edmonton 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 – this is key. 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 Edmonton cost? 💰

  • Monthly memberships: Some places change by class, but most by month. Expect to pay between $70-$150 per month. Some places offer unlimited classes to their members. Be sure to check for this.
  • One-on-one personal training: Depending on the gym, costs are around $50 per hour as a minimum.
  • Drop-in boxing classes for non-members: ~$15 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 🔔

Edmonton has a small but high quality selection of boxing gyms. Make your way to any of these gyms, particularly Avenue Boxing, South Side, Westchester, or Wolfhouse, and you’ll be in very good hands.

Happy fighting! 🥊🥊

“A boxer is always armed.”

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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