Orlando is world famous for it’s theme parks, but away from the bright lights and roller-coasters it has a thriving boxing scene. If you live here or are just passing through and are looking for somewhere to train in the sweet science, then read on, we’ve found and reviewed the best boxing gyms in Orlando, and there are some real gems. Let’s dive in…
|Name||Summary||District||Google rating||Pricing||Big Right Boxing rating|
|Elite Boxing Fitness Center||An authentic boxing gym that ticks all the boxes. Best in town.||Slavia||4.8||$200/m||10/10|
|Legacy Fitness and Boxing||Awesome atmosphere, intense workouts, cool facility||Winter Park||4.3||$100/m||10/10|
|Orlando Boxing Club||A genuine top quality boxing gym, welcoming to all.||Azalea Park & CBD||4.8||$125/m||10/10|
|Lopez Boxing Gym||A no frills, old school, pure boxing gym. Love it.||Conway||4.7||n.a.||10/10|
|The Boxing Lab||Humble but mighty boxing gym with great coaches||Winter Park||5||n.a.||9/10|
|Rene’s Dynamic Sports Center||A family orientated mixed combat sports gym||Pine Hills||4.4||n.a.||9/10|
|Title Boxing||High end boxercise studio. More about cardio than true boxing.||Winter Park & Hunters Creek||4.8||$160/m||8/10|
We’ve focused on Orlando gyms that specialize in boxing, rather than general gyms that also have a few punchbags. This way you know that every gym on this list is all about the Sweet Science.
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. The good, the bad, and the ugly. I’ve learnt that picking the right gym can literally change your life and want to help you do the same.
The 7 Best Boxing Gyms in Orlando🥊
1️⃣ Elite Boxing Fitness Center
- Summary: An authentic boxing gym that ticks all the boxes. Best in town.
- Address: 2462 W State Rd 426 #1038
- Google rating: 4.8
- Opening hours: M-F: 11-9pm, Sa: 10am-2pm
- Pricing: $200 / month (unlimited classes)
- Best for: everyone!
- Online: website, Facebook, Instagram
It’s hard to find a bad word said about Elite Boxing. Seriously, go check out all the 5 star reviews that praise how friendly, knowledgeable, and professional the staff are.
Whether you are just getting started, or want to compete, owner and head coach Dorian is your man. He retired as a pro boxer in 2006 and has been training top class fighters in this gym since 2012.
He’s not only very knowledgeable about boxing technique but he also knows how to get the best out of his students and create at fun, respectful, passionate environment. His wife, Ayanna, also works in the gym so it has a real family-feel.
They offer a variety of classes throughout the week including boxing technique, sparring, and youth classes. If you’re just interested in the fitness then that’s totally fine, they’ll never pressure you to spar (although I would encourage you to – it’s great fun and getting punched in the face doesn’t hurt nearly as much as you think it would!).
This place is the real deal. I’d absolutely love to train here regularly. One of the best boxing gyms in Orlando, if not the whole of Florida.
2️⃣ Legacy Fitness and Boxing
- Summary: Awesome atmosphere, intense workouts, cool facility.
- Address: 1122 Solana Ave
- Google rating: 4.3
- Opening hours: M-F: 5-8pm, Sa: 6:30-11am
- Pricing: $100 / month (unlimited classes, purchases in 3 month packages)
- Best for: fitness fanatics and competitive boxers
- Online: website, Instagram, Facebook
In 2022, Legacy Fitness and Boxing changed ownership and it’s been transformed after previous owners had let standards slip. Today Legacy is one of Orlando’s best boxing gyms thanks to new owner and head Coach Nelson Rodriguez who has created a second home for many passionate members.
They specialize in group fitness classes which include strength and conditioning, boxing, and kickboxing. They’ll also help train you for competition if you want to get serious with your boxing. And with over 20 years experience, you’re in very capable hands with Coach Nelson.
The warehouse-like facility itself looks awesome: it’s spacious, clean, full of bags, a ring, and all sorts of training equipment that you could imagine to help get you fighting fit.
At $100 / month for unlimited classes, it’s really good value (although you need to by memberships in 3-month chunks). Note that all classes are in the evening so if you can only train in the mornings then it may not work for you.
3️⃣ Orlando Boxing Club
- Summary: A genuine top quality boxing gym, welcoming to all.
- Address: 7335 Lake Underhill Rd. & 1616 N. Orange Ave.
- Google rating: 4.8
- Opening hours: M-T: 10am-9pm, F: 10am-8pm, Sa: 9am-2pm
- Pricing: $125 / month (unlimited classes)
- Best for: kids and people without egos
- Online: website, Facebook
Orlando Boxing Club has two locations in the city, one in Azalea Park and the other in the CBD, and they are both well worth a visit. These are authentic boxing gyms that will teach you proper technique and train you for competition, if that’s what you’re interested in.
As well as boxing technique classes, they also offer HITT classes for those focused on getting ripped. Personal one-on-one training is also available for those after extra attention.
Members here praise the positive atmosphere and the highly experienced coaches who make everyone feel welcome, regardless of ability and age. T
here are lots of shout outs for how well they care for kids here, so if you’ve got a son or daughter looking to learn boxing then you’ve come to the right place.
I like how they limit their classes to 15 people so that each person in the class can get sufficient personal attention from the coach. You need to reserve a spot in advance online or through their app.
No doubt one of the best boxing gyms in Orlando. Highly recommended.
4️⃣ Lopez Boxing Gym
- Summary: A no frills, old school, pure boxing gym. Love it.
- Address: 4709 Distribution Ct #4
- Google rating: 4.7
- Opening hours: M-F: 5-8pm
- Pricing: n.a.
- Best for: those looking for a real old school boxing experience
- Online: Instagram
There’s nothing fancy about this place (they don’t even have a website) but that’s exactly how boxing gyms should be: full of passion for the sport, focused on proper boxing, and serving the local community for over 15 years.
The walls are adorned with grainy old photographs and trophies won across years of success. In the ring, some aspiring amateurs are sparring, watched on with wide-eyes by kids who hope to do the same one day. You’ll struggle to find a boxing gym as authentic as Lopez’s. It’s right out of a Rocky movie.
Everyone talks about Lopez Boxing Gym feeling like a family, and it places a big emphasis on helping local kids learn discipline and having a positive impact on their lives. It is much more than just a boxing gym here, it’s a immensely valuable part of the local community.
Given they don’t have a website, it’s hard to find details about pricing, schedule etc, so head on down and chat to them in person. If you want the real boxing experience, I’d highly recommend trying it out.
5️⃣ The Boxing Lab
- Summary: humble but mighty boxing gym with great coaches
- Address: 1271 FL-436 #121
- Google rating: 5.0
- Opening hours: M-T: 6:30-8pm, Sa: 10-11am
- Pricing: n.a.
- Best for: those looking for some MMA training too
- Online: Facebook
The Boxing Lab is a small under-the-radar but mighty boxing gym in north Orlando. Don’t expect to find much info about them online, they don’t have a website and their Facebook page is very rarely updated.
What they do have however, are two exceptional coaches in Rob and Trent, who are very popular figures among their happy members. They’ll give you one hell of a workout while teaching you proper combat skills. A boxercise studio this most certainly is not.
It’s professional but welcoming. Intense but motivating.
They offer classes in boxing, muy thai, kickboxing and self-defense classes on Saturday designed for women. Given the lack of info online, it’s hard to find details on pricing and schedules so go pay them a visit to find out more.
If all the very positive reviews are anything to go by, then it will definitely be worth the effort.
6️⃣ Rene’s Dynamic Sports Center
- Summary: A family orientated mixed combat sports gym
- Address: 6145 Silver Star Rd
- Google rating: 4.4
- Opening hours: M-F: 6am-7pm, Sa: 9am-1pm
- Pricing: n.a.
- Best for: those wanting some MMA, kids, and families
- Online: Facebook, Instagram
Rene’s is a mixed combat sports gym that offers classes in boxing, karate, and fitness. It’s a very family orientated place and is particularly good for kids. They also hold popular 10-week summer camps for kids if you’re looking for ways to keep your little ones busy and healthy during the school holidays.
They don’t have a website and their social media pages are not kept up to date so there’s little information available about this place.
It’s clear though that this is a proper combat gym where you’ll learn real boxing and can train to compete if that’s what you want. They have their own amateur team. What’s also clear is they have a big heart at Rene’s, where everyone is welcome and encouraged.
Well worth a visit.
7️⃣ Title Boxing Club
- Summary: High end boxercise studio. More about cardio than true boxing.
- Address: 1455 Semoran Blvd Unit #157 32707, 12402 S Orange Blossom Trl
- Google rating: 4.8
- Opening hours: vary by location, see website for details
- Pricing: $160 / month (unlimited classes)
- Best for: fitness fanatics
- Online: website
If you’re looking to get in great shape by punching heavy bags under the instruction of good looking, energetic coaches then Title is for you (no judgement here!). However, if you’re after true boxing training, then Title won’t satisfy you. There’s no sparring at Title, and the only thing you’ll ever be punching is a bag.
Title is a very popular nationwide franchise and so be assured that the facility is modern and clean, the coaches are well trained, and the whole place is organised. They run multiple classes throughout the day from dawn to dusk, and there’s no doubt that these classes give you one hell of a workout while getting you familiar with some punching basics.
There are two Title’s in Orlando for you to chose from, one in Hunters Creek and the other in Winter Park.
Recommended if you’re after a posher, smoother spot to throw some wild punches, but don’t expect to actually learn how to box here.
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How to pick an Orlando 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 Orlando cost? 💰
- Monthly memberships: There’s a huge range here from ~$100-200 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 $60 per hour as a minimum.
- Drop-in boxing classes for non-members: Usually ~$15-$25 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 🔔
There aren’t dozens of boxing gyms in Orlando to chose from but those that do exist are top quality. With places like Elite Boxing, Legacy Boxing, Orlando Boxing Club and Lopez, you’re going to get world class boxing training in real deal boxing gyms. See you later Mickey Mouse, we’ve got much better things to be doing.
Happy fighting! 🥊🥊
“I fight for those people: all the oppressed, depressed, alcoholics, drug addicts. I fight to give them hope every day so they can wake up in the morning and know there’s somebody out there fighting for us.” – Tyson Fury