Boxing Gyms in Long Beach – Reviewed [Top 6 in 2024]

There aren’t loads of quality boxing gyms in Long Beach but with Guv’nors, Hill Street, and HardWorx you have some top class, authentic, places to train in the sweet science. Let’s take a look:

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Our 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 Long Beach boxing gyms in the comments at the bottom and I will continuously update this page to make it as useful as possible!

The 6 Best Boxing Gyms in Long Beach🥊

1️⃣ Guv’nors Boxing Club

Guv'nors Boxing Gym in Long Beach

  • Summary: a down to earth, passionate, old school boxing gym. Love it.
  • Address: 1630 E Anaheim St
  • Google rating: 5.0
  • Opening hours: M-F: 9am-12pm & 4pm – 8pm, Sa: 9am-12pm
  • Pricing: $150 / month (estimated, unlimited classes)
  • Best for: beginners, kids, pros, and everyone in between!
  • Online: website, Instagram, Facebook

Guv’nors was set up by Elizabeth Parr, former member of the USA national boxing team, in 2018, and since then has grown into one of the best boxing gyms in Long Beach.

What I love about this place is that there’s nothing fancy about it, there are no gimmicks or money grabbing tricks. What you see is what you get: a pure, passionate, old school boxing gym that is down to earth and genuinely cares for all its members.

A boxercise gym this most definitely is not. At Guv’nors the friendly and professional coaches will teach you all the components of real technique and eventually get you sparring if that’s what you want.

The other thing that stands out here is the community and the strength of the values, exemplified by the fact they hold classes for people with autism to help them develop their motor skills and confidence. Amazing initiative which is close to my heart. Full respect.

They have 3 or 4 classes everyday, including classes for kids and teens. Everyone is welcome here.

Only good things to say about this gym. Undoubtedly one of the top boxing gyms in Long Beach. Do yourself a favour and go check it out!

2️⃣ Hill Street Boxing & Fitness

Hill Street Boxing Gym in Long Beach

  • Summary: a gem of an understated, traditional boxing gym for all
  • Address: 1201 E Hill St
  • Google rating: 4.9
  • Opening hours: M-F: 5am-8:30pm, Sa: 7am-2:30pm, Su: 8am-12pm
  • Pricing: $150 / month (estimated, unlimited classes)
  • Best for: everyone!
  • Online: website, Instagram, Facebook

Everyone who trains at this humble but mighty boxing gym in Signal Hill loves it, and its not hard to see why.

This is exactly how boxing gyms should be: people sparring, no egos, respectful environment. And, awesome coaches. Jorge and Yanal are experienced, kind, motivating, and high energy. They welcome everyone, including kids and beginners, into their gym with open arms.

And you won’t find a boxing gym in Long Beach that works harder than they do at Hill Street: they’re open morning till night, seven days a week. Now that is dedication.

There are 3 adult classes and one kids class everyday. And you can also go there for one-on-one training if you want to turbo charge your progress, or go train yourself in “open gym”.

Whether you want to train for competition, get in the shape of your life, or learn some self-defense, Hill Street is the place for you.

3️⃣ HardWorx Fitness (aka Long Beach United Boxing Club)

HardWorx fitness

  • Summary: a top quality mixed combat gym with an old school feel
  • Address: 1936 E 4th St &  4290 Pacific Coast Hwy Ste A
  • Google rating: 4.8
  • Opening hours: M-T: 6am-9pm, F: 8am-9pm, Sa: 8am-4pm, Su: 8am-2pm
  • Pricing: $150 / month (unlimited classes)
  • Best for: fitness fanatics, kids, and beginners
  • Online: website, Instagram, Facebook

HardWorx, which used to be called Long Beach United Boxing Club, is a mixed combat and fitness gym. And a brilliant one.

They have an extensive boxing program, but also have classes in kickboxing, HIIT, BJJ, Muay Thai, and wrestling. Kids classes too. So, if you’re looking to mix up your training a bit then HardWorx could be a good option for you.

The new name gives the sense that it’s a fitness studio but it isn’t really. It has a cool old school vibe to it where people are passionate about the sport, there’s a super strong community, and not an ego in sight.

The inclusive, friendly, and experienced coaches teach genuine boxing technique and they also have sparring sessions so you can get some real fighting in.

They have 8/9 classes each day during the week (approx 4 of which are boxing) and are also open on the weekends. And there are two locations: one in Rose Park South and one in Traffic Circle.

A great all-round Long Beach boxing gym. They have a free trial class, like most places, so go give it a try.

4️⃣ DG Boxing

DG Boxing Gym in Long Beach

  • Summary: a simple but effective boxing gym teaching real technique
  • Address: 5660 CA-1 # C
  • Google rating: 4.8
  • Opening hours: M-F: 7am – 9pm, Sa: 9am-4pm
  • Pricing: $100 / month (estimated)
  • Best for: beginners and kids
  • Online: website, Instagram, Facebook

I’d describe DG Boxing as simple but effective. It’s located in an unassuming, no frills building on the Pacific Coast Highway. The website doesn’t really work, and they don’t share much information.

Having said that, they do teach real boxing technique and the coaches, two brothers, are great people who pride themselves on the amount of personal care they give to each boxer.

They like to focus on one-on-one coaching here – so you’ll progress quickly if you train at DG – but they do also offer group classes for kids and adults.

I generally prefer group classes as it’s a better way to build community and the energy usually is more motivating than if you’re doing personal training. It’s also cheaper.

If DG Boxing is local to you then it’s definitely worth a visit.

5️⃣ Jackrabbit Boxing

Jackrabbit Boxing in Long Beach

  • Summary: A pure boxing gym with an emphasis on competitive youth fighters
  • Address: 1785 Lewis Ave
  • Google rating: 4.2
  • Opening hours: M-F: 8am-2pm & 3:30-8:30pm
  • Pricing: $150 / month (unlimited classes)
  • Best for: competitive young fighters
  • Online: website, Instagram, Facebook

There are mixed reviews about Jackrabbit. On one hand, they train some proper fighters here, including various competitive teams. But on the other, there’s a fair amount of criticism about some potentially dodgy contract practices.

One thing is for sure: it’s an authentic boxing gym that trains boxers how to fight and get ready for competitive bouts.

I like how they have a strong focus on providing a community and safe space for local kids to keep them on the right path in life.

They have five classes each day Monday through Thursday, with separate classes for beginners, advanced boxers, and competitive amateurs. Kids classes are offered too.

Go take a trial class and make your own mind up. And when you sign a contract, make sure to read the small print, especially when it comes to cancellation policy!

6️⃣ Mayweather Boxing + Fitness

Mayweather Boxing + Fitness in Long Beach

  • Summary: A Mayweather boxercise franchise. Good for fitness, not great for boxing.
  • Address: 6423 E Pacific Coast Hwy
  • Google rating: 4.8
  • Opening hours: M-F: 5am – 7pm, S-S: 8am-2pm
  • Pricing: $180 / month (unlimited classes)
  • Best for: fancy fitness fanatics
  • Online: website, Instagram, Facebook

Even though these gyms bear the name of one of the greatest boxers of all time, they’re much more about the fitness than actual boxing (I guess “The Money” Mayweather thought there would be more cash in it like that).

And staying true to their owner, these franchise gyms are pretty flashy. Expect lots of white decor, super food smoothies, and expensive leggings.

If you want to get in great shape and start throwing some simple punches while being guided by a buff, energetic instructor then give Mayweather’s a go. It’s perfect for that.

But if you’re after real fighting and proper technique then I’d look elsewhere.

They’re open 7 days a week and have up to 7 group classes everyday to choose from.

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How to pick a Long Beach 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 Long Beach cost? 💰

  • Monthly memberships: it varies by how flashy the place is and what they offer but expect to pay between $100-$200 a month for memberships at boxing gyms in Long Beach
  • One-on-one personal training: Depending on the gym, costs are around $75 per hour as a minimum.
  • Drop-in boxing classes for non-members: ~$20 per class, more or less
  • 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 🔔

The boxing scene in Long Beach isn’t bad. There are a handful of top class boxing gyms like Guv’nors, Hill Street, and HardWorx, that would all be really great places to train at. Pick one, and get to it.

Happy fighting! 🥊🥊

“That’s the most beautiful thing that I like about boxing: you can take a punch. The biggest thing about taking a punch is your ego reacts and there’s no better spiritual lesson than trying to not pay attention to your ego’s reaction.”

 – David O Russell

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