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

Ok, I’ll be straight with you, there really aren’t many good boxing gyms in Tampa. You ain’t spoiled for choice.

But, we have found a handful like Tampa City Boxing, First Glove Boxing and Franklin Boxing that would be well worth your time. 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 Tampa 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 Tampa🥊

1️⃣ Tampa City Boxing

Tampa City Boxing gym

  • Summary: Tampa’s best authentic boxing gym is a gem.
  • Address: 4435 N Lauber Way
  • Google rating: 4.9
  • Opening hours: M-F: 6am-12pm & 5-9pm, Sa-Su: 8am-12pm
  • Pricing: $99 / month (unlimited classes)
  • Best for: beginners, pros, and everyone in between
  • Online: website, Instagram, Facebook

You won’t find a bad word said about Tampa City Boxing, one of the city’s last remaining pure, authentic boxing gyms.

In an atmosphere that’s motivating and, friendly, Omar and Bryan will train you to become a proper boxer by teaching you real technique. And you’ll get in the shape of your life while you’re at it. This most definitely isn’t a boxercise joint.

TCB, as it’s known, is welcoming to boxers of all levels so don’t be intimidated if you’re a beginner, they’ll welcome you in with open arms. Not just the coaches, but the other members too: this place attracts a supportive, passionate group.

The cool industrial-type facility is always clean, and the equipment is in great condition. They have up to seven group classes throughout the day for you to choose from so finding a convenient time shouldn’t be hard.

If all that isn’t enough, at $99 / month for unlimited classes and access to the gym, it’s great value.

Tampa City Boxing is the real deal. Don’t sleep on this one. Check it out.

2️⃣ First Glove Boxing Club

First Glove Boxing Gym

  • Summary: A top notch authentic boxing gym with a special focus on kids
  • Address: 5330 Ehrlich Rd unit 130
  • Google rating: 5.0
  • Opening hours: M-Th: 12-10pm
  • Pricing: $189 / month
  • Best for: kids (great for adults too though)
  • Online: website, Instagram, Facebook

First Glove Boxing is Florida’s only youth boxing club. They focus on training kids from 6+ and turning them into proper athletes and, eventually, well rounded young adults.

Boxing is a lot more than just about combat. It’s about self confidence, commitment, grit, community, health. And First Glove helps your kid build all of these hugely important characteristics for life.

It’s not just for kids though. They have an extensive adult program that teaches the real art of the sport, including sparring when you’re ready. This is a proper boxing gym certified by USA Boxing, and certainly not a boxercise joint.

They’ve built a rock solid community here thanks to owner and head coach Fernando that makes everyone feel like part of the family. He’s also professional, experienced, and knows how to get the best out of whoever he is training.

First Glove Boxing is undoubtedly one of the best boxing gyms in Tampa. Get down there and see for yourself.

3️⃣ Tampa Muay Thai

Tampa Muay Thai gym

  • Summary: A top class Muay Thai gym. Not quite boxing, but close.
  • Address: 1622 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602, United States
  • Google rating: 4.8
  • Opening hours: M, W, F: 7-10am & 4-8:30pm, T&T: 7-8am & 5:30-8:30pm, Sa: 8:30am-12:30pm
  • Pricing: $175 / month (unlimited classes)
  • Best for: those wanting to experiment with some Muay Thai
  • Online: website, Instagram, Facebook

Ok, as the name suggests, this isn’t a pure boxing gym, it’s a Muay Thai gym, but I’ve included it on this list as it’s an all round awesome place to train and you should consider Muay Thai, especially if there aren’t many good boxing gyms around.

(I wrote about Muay Thai vs Boxing here)

Tampa Muay Thai has been doing its thing for over 20 years and has developed a reputation as the best Muay Thai gym in town thanks to its extremely experienced trainers and family feel.

The coaches like Ronnie and David are what keeps everyone coming back. They take the time to understand your own goals, and will make sure you get enough personal attention to reach those goals.

No worries if you’re new to combat sports, they are particularly good with beginners here. Just be willing to put the work in and you’ll reap the rewards, both mentally and physically.

Muay Thai can seem intimidating at first, but not here. If this was a boxing gym I’d give it 10/10. Highly recommended. Give it a go.

4️⃣ Franklin Boxing

Franklin Boxing in Tampa

  • Summary: newly-opened, much-loved, fitness-focused boxing gym
  • Address: 2013 N Howard Ave, Tampa, FL
  • Google rating: 5.0
  • Opening hours: 2 classes daily, usually 6am or 1pm or 6pm
  • Pricing: n.a.
  • Best for: beginners and fitness fanatics
  • Online: website, Instagram

Franklin Boxing opened its doors in 2023 and is run by husband and wife team Kevin and Nina who are both extremely popular figures.

They’ve created a welcoming, friendly atmosphere and genuinely care about each and every member.

I’d say that Franklin Boxing is slightly more focused on fitness than it is on the nitty gritty of boxing technique. They have two class types: Box Fit, which is cardio focused, and Fight Camp, which is still work-out focused but has more emphasis on technique.

Classes happen only twice a day which may be a bit of a problem for you depending on your schedule.

Ideal for beginners who want to get used to throwing some punches and getting a killer workout in a very friendly environment.

5️⃣ Punch Boxing

Punch Boxing

  • Summary: A small, friendly boxercise studio with a solid community
  • Address: 411 W Grand Central Ave
  • Google rating: 4.8
  • Opening hours: M, W, F: 7am-8pm, T,T: 10am-8pm, Sa: 10am-2pm
  • Pricing: $145 / month (unlimited classes)
  • Best for: beginners, kids, and fitness junkies
  • Online: website, Instagram, Facebook

The creatively named Punch Boxing will undoubtedly get you into the shape of your life through its killer workout classes.

But, like Title, it is really a fitness studio rather than an actual boxing gym. You won’t do any sparring here and boxing technique is secondary to the cardio.

Having said that, the workouts are great fun and incorporate all sorts of different boxing equipment like the heavy bag, speed bag, mitts etc. And the trainers manage to keep them varied so you never get bored.

The atmosphere here is awesome and everyone who trains at Punch has only good things to say about it.

So, if you want to ease yourself into the sport and avoid any combat then this may be a great option for you.

6️⃣ Title Boxing Club

Title boxing gym in Tampa

  • Summary: a boxercise franchise. Great for fitness, less so for true boxing
  • Address: 4212 Henderson Blvd & 14338 N Dale Mabry Hwy
  • Google rating: 4.5
  • Opening hours: M-T: 6am-8:30pm, F: 6am-7pm, Sa-Su: 8:45am-1pm
  • Pricing: $159 / month (unlimited classes)
  • Best for: Beginners and fitness fanatics
  • Online: website

Title is a large national franchise rather than a storied old boxing gym run by a former fighter. It’s also entirely focused on fitness through boxing rather than actual combat training. You won’t do any sparring here.

So, if you’re looking to strap on some gloves and get fit in a clean, modern studio, then Title is great. But if you want to learn true boxing, to hit and get hit, then you’ll need to go elsewhere. (And I recommend you do: there’s nothing quite like the true art of boxing).

What you can be sure of though is that at Title they work hard and will always have a class to fit your schedule.

They’re open dawn till dusk, seven days a week, and host up to 6 high energy classes everyday to choose from. This makes it extremely convenient.

There are two Title locations in Tampa, one in South Tampa and the other other in Carrollwood.

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How to pick a Tampa 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 Tampa cost? 💰

  • Monthly memberships: Expect to pay around $100-$150 per month. Most 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 $50-75.

12th Round 🔔

While there aren’t tons of great boxing gyms in Tampa, there are certainly a few that are well worth it. And you only need one!

Head down to Tampa City Boxing or First Glove Boxing in particular for the proper boxing experience.

Happy fighting! 🥊🥊

“A good boxing competition gives one the sight of fine men in their prime, trained to the ounce, showing the highest skill, pluck and endurance in carrying out their attack and defense under strict rules of fair play and good temper.”

 Robert Baden-Powell

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