Boxing Gyms in Los Angeles – Reviewed [Top 10 in 2024]

There are no shortage of world class boxing gyms in Los Angeles. From Wild Card to Fortunes to Lobos, you’ve got tons to choose from here. Let’s take a look at each in detail so you can find the one that suits you:

A table of the best boxing gyms in Los Angeles

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

The 10 Best Boxing Gyms in Los Angeles🥊

1️⃣ Wild Card Boxing

Wild Card boxing gym in LA

  • Summary: Wild Card is a boxing Mecca
  • Address: 1123 Vine St # 14
  • Google rating: 4.6
  • Opening hours: M-F: 8am-8pm, Sa: 9am-4pm
  • Pricing: $75 / month
  • Best for: those wanting the true, pure boxing experience
  • Online: website, Instagram, Facebook

Set up back in 1995 by boxing Hall of Famer, former pro, world renowned coach, and all round great bloke Freddie Roach, Wild Card is one of those rare, pure, old school boxing gyms. The best kind.

This place is a real boxing Mecca and was the home of the one and only Manny Pacquiao for many years.

Don’t let its reputation and prestige intimidate you though, Wild Card is welcoming to beginners and pros alike and remarkably hasn’t let its fame get to its head.

On my visit I found the members to be extremely friendly and there wasn’t a big ego in sight. Just plenty of love for the sport and an electric atmosphere.

Note that they don’t do group classes here but you can turn up and train with whoever else is around or book in some one on one time with the world class coaches.

If you’re looking for a place seeped in boxing history, somewhere to learn the true art of the sport, and be surrounded by passionate fighters, then Wild Card is the place for you.

No doubt one of the best boxing gyms in Los Angeles, maybe even California.

2️⃣ Lobos Boxing Club

Lobos Boxing Club in Los Angeles

  • Summary: ticks all the boxes as a passionate, welcoming, authentic boxing gym
  • Address: 7162 Melrose Ave
  • Google rating: 4.9
  • Opening hours: M-F: 7am-8pm, Sa: 9am-1pm
  • Pricing: $280 / month (unlimited classes)
  • Best for: kids, beginners, pros, and everyone in between
  • Online: website, Instagram, Facebook

There are lots of things to like about Lobos – the trainers, the environment, the facility – but what stood out for me is how much focus there is on boxing technique. They really want to teach you how to properly box. It’s way more than just about getting fit.

The next best thing is the community. Everyone at Lobos, including the coaches (like the extremely popular head coach Eddie) and other members, are supportive, passionate, and helping each other to improve.

They have four or five classes each day including sparring sessions, conditioning, kids, and beginners. There’s something here for everyone. Newbie or pro. Young or old.

They have discounted rates for those wanting to come and trial the gym so you can get a taste without splashing too much cash.

Lobos ticks all the boxes – I highly recommend it. LA boxing gyms don’t get much better. Warning: once you start training here you’re gonna get addicted!

3️⃣ Fortune Gym

Fortune Boxing Club in LA

  • Summary: a top class old school boxing gym, welcoming to all
  • Address: 7801 Melrose Ave #3
  • Google rating: 4.9
  • Opening hours: M-F: 6:30am-7pm, Sa: 8am-2pm
  • Pricing: $199 / month (unlimited classes)
  • Best for: beginners, pros, and everyone in between
  • Online: website, Instagram, Facebook

Fortune’s is another one of those legendary gyms that have seen it all. A place where pros and celebs train alongside eager young fighters.

The gym itself is like a time capsule from a bygone age. The walls are adorned with posters and memorabilia, the floors are wooden, and the walls are exposed brick. I felt felt Rocky when I took a class here.

Fortune is run by former pro and trainer of the champs Justin Fortune so you know you’re going to be learning true boxing here. Meanwhile, his wife Tamara Frapasella, who calls herself the “gym mum” is always around to make everyone feel welcome.

They have one morning class and one evening class every day, where boxers of all abilities are welcome. The rest of the time is “open gym” or you can get some one on one sessions with the top notch coaches.

You won’t find a bad word said about Fortune, so get on down there and give it a go. As far as LA boxing gyms go, it’s hard to beat.

4️⃣ JFM Boxing Club

JFM Boxing club in Los Angeles

  • Summary: JFM has a rock solid community thanks to its brilliant owner
  • Address: 3127 Washington Blvd, Marina Del Rey
  • Google rating: 4.8
  • Opening hours: M-T: 6am-9pm, F: 6am-7pm, S-S: 8-10am
  • Pricing: $299 / month (unlimited classes)
  • Best for: beginners and intermediates
  • Online: website, Instagram, Facebook

Thanks to head coach Jordan and his trainers, JFM has built one of the strongest communities and cultures here of all the boxing gyms in LA.

Owner Jordan is an extremely popular figure. Every session he brings ridiculous positivity and professionalism, and it’s clear that he genuinely cares about the development of each and every member of his gym.

Owners set the tone for the whole gym and its clear that JFM is run by one of the good guys. He’s exactly the sort of person you want to learn from, both inside and outside the ring.

At JFM they have an incredible 9 or 10 classes everyday to chose from so there will be something to fit anyone’s schedule.

Welcoming to all, this proper boxing gym, where you can get in awesome shape or train for competition, is well worth a visit.

5️⃣ Trinity Boxing

Trinity Boxing Club in Los Angeles

  • Summary: hard to beat the vibes at this laid back but passionate LA boxing gym
  • Address: Entrance In Alley, 7817 Melrose Ave
  • Google rating: 4.9
  • Opening hours: M-F: 7am-7pm
  • Pricing: $200 / month (unlimited classes)
  • Best for: fun lovers, beginners, kids, and intermediates
  • Online: website, Instagram, Facebook

This place has got a really cool vibe to it. There’s nothing fancy about it but it is genuine and down to earth. It’s like someone with good taste for design has built a boxing gym in their garage as a passion project.

They’ve also managed to create the perfect cocktail of fun and fighting, in large part thanks to hilarious owner Martin Snow, who is known for catch phrases like “don’t fuck up” – go read their website, it’s funny shit and will give you a sense of the unique atmosphere here.

They have three group classes every weekday at 7am; 12pm; and 7pm, and on Saturday morning at 10am, where everyone is welcome. They also hold multiple kids classes. Private lessons are available too.

If you don’t take yourself too seriously but want to learn real boxing with a great crowd then give Trinity a go. One my favorite boxing gyms in Los Angeles for sure.

6️⃣ Tiger Gym

Tiger Boxing Gym in LA

  • Summary: private classes taught by awesome former pro champ
  • Address: 708 N Gardner St
  • Google rating: 4.8
  • Opening hours: M-F: 8am-8pm
  • Pricing: $100 / month, $75/hr private class
  • Best for: those looking for expert one-on-one coaching
  • Online: website, Instagram, Facebook

Tiger Gym is run by Charles Nwokolo aka “Young Dick Tiger” who is a former commonwealth champ and Olympic boxer from Nigeria. It’s safe to say, you’re in experienced hands if you strap on some gloves here.

Tiger focus on one-on-one training rather than group classes, so if you’re looking to really accelerate your training or get that extra attention then Tiger could be a great option.

(Personally, I prefer group classes for the atmosphere and community but appreciate the value in one on one sessions).

Or you can come in and train yourself in “open gym” or with other members who are also around.

If you do chose Tiger, you’ll discover that Charles is extremely kind, knowledgeable, and knows how to make each class one hell of a workout but also packed full of technical instruction.

Only reason we don’t give it a 10/10 is because it doesn’t have group classes, otherwise only good things to say about LA’s Tiger Gym.

7️⃣ Brickhouse Boxing Club

Brickhouse Boxing Club in Los Angeles

Brickhouse is a pretty swanky place to box. Everything is modern, and slick. There are eucalyptus towels in the bathroom.

That’s not to say it doesn’t teach proper boxing, it certainly does (you’ll see pros spar here sometimes), but it definitely has a high-end feel to it, rather than the gritty no-frills style that you would usually associate with old school boxing gyms.

Everyone who trains here loves it. You won’t find a bad word said about the place. Most of the praise is directed towards the experienced coaches Joey, Josue, Rocco, Alex and Kareem who make sure everyone is getting proper boxing training, and towards the great atmosphere in the gym.

And you won’t find a boxing gym in LA that works harder than they do here. They’re open morning till night everyday, including on the weekends and offer up to 7 boxing classes each day for you to choose from.

It also has free parking and tons of high quality gym equipment.

At $300/month for unlimited classes, it’s one of the more expensive boxing gyms in Los Angeles but it’s worth it as in investment in yourself.

8️⃣ LB4LB

LB4LB boxing gym in LA

  • Summary: “Trainer to the stars” Terry really knows his boxing
  • Address: 1110 S La Cienega Blvd
  • Google rating: 4.3
  • Opening hours: M-T: 8am-9pm: F-S: 8am-2pm
  • Pricing: $199 / month (unlimited classes)
  • Best for: those looking for a well equipped gym alongside boxing training
  • Online: website, Instagram, Facebook

LB4LB is a good place to do some celeb spotting (which it likes to remind you of). Denzel Washington, Jake Gyllenhaal and many others have trained here to get in shape for movies.

Coach Terry really knows his stuff, having been a pro fighter and Golden Gloves champ himself. He’s got decades of fighting and coaching experience to share with his students.

They have up to 4 group classes everyday to choose from and a large, well equipped gym too so this would be a great place to pump some iron alongside your boxing if that’s what you’re into.

It’s welcoming to boxers of all ages and abilities and have designated kids classes, including kids summer boxing bootcamps (good way to tire out the little rascals during the holidays?).

Can’t help but think that LB4LB has got a bit over-excited by the “trainer to the stars” nickname, which isn’t very, you know, boxing.

9️⃣ Prevail Boxing

Prevail Boxing Gym in Los Angeles

  • Summary: high end boxing studio ideal for beginners
  • Address: 5859 W 3rd St & 11112 W Magnolia Blvd
  • Google rating: 4.9
  • Opening hours: M-T: 6am-9pm F: 6am-8pm, S: 8am-2pm, Su: 8am-1pm
  • Pricing: $250 / month (unlimited classes)
  • Best for: high end fitness fanatics and boxing beginners
  • Online: website, Instagram, Facebook

Prevail would be the ideal place for you if you’re just getting started with boxing and like to do things in style. It’s modern and high end, and seems like everyone who trains here is pretty buff!

I’d say its not for “hard core” boxers but they do teach you proper boxing technique while giving you a killer workout, and you can do some sparring too if you’re up for it.

One thing’s for sure: almost everyone who trains here loves it. It’s a hugely popular boxing studio that has built a great community and a crew of fun, experienced coaches.

They have two locations in North Hollywood and West Hollywood, with each hosting up to 11 classes every day across fitness and boxing. They’re open 7 days a week. Damn they work hard here!

🔟 Mayweather Boxing + Fitness

Mayweather Boxing + Fitness in Los Angeles

Mayweather Boxing + Fitness gives you exactly what you’d guess: a flashy boxing studio with more emphasis on fitness rather than the real nitty gritty of boxing.

Even though it the franchise was set up my Mayweather himself, these gyms are more cardio studios rather than true boxing gyms. There’s not a lot of high quality technical training or much actual combat. However, you will get a great workout in a top quality facility with energetic, friendly instructors.

They have two locations in LA: Hollywood and Culver City and lots of classes throughout the day, so there’s bound to be a time that works for you.

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How to pick a Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles cost? 💰

  • Monthly memberships: like most things in this city, boxing gyms in LA are expensive. Expect to pay between $200-$300 per month.
  • 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
  • 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 ~$100.

12th Round 🔔

Los Angeles is packed with great boxing gyms. Go to any of the gyms on this list, particularly Wild Card, Lobos, Trinity, Fortune, or JFM, and you’ll be in very good hands. Can’t wait to strap on my gloves again in Tinseltown.

Happy fighting! 🥊🥊

A champion shows who he is by what he does when he’s tested. When a person gets up and says ‘I can still do it’, he’s a champion.”

Evander Holyfield

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