Boxing Gyms in Raleigh, NC – Reviewed [Top 5 in 2024]

The bad news: Raleigh isn’t overflowing with great boxing gyms. The good news: the ones you can choose from are world class. Seriously, you’ve got some real gems here.

Let’s take a look…

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

The 5 Best Boxing Gyms in Raleigh, NC 🥊

1️⃣ Jawbreaker Boxing

Jawbreaker boxing gym in Raleigh

  • Summary: A near perfect boxing gym. Full of respect, talent, and passion.
  • Address: 410 Glenwood Ave STE #150
  • Google rating: 4.9
  • Opening hours: M-F: 6am-8pm, Sa: 9am-5pm
  • Pricing: n.a.
  • Best for: beginners, pros, and everyone in between
  • Online: website, Facebook, Instagram

Jawbreaker is the real deal. A rare breed of old school boxing gym that is passionate about the true art of the sport and respectful to each and every member.

This is boxing through and through and they have trained many local champs here. But don’t let that intimidate you, they’ve created an awesome atmosphere that’s welcoming to all and described by many as a “community” and a “family”.

You won’t find a bad word said about Jawbreaker. Coaches Remy, Lucas, and John are highly experienced and super friendly. The workouts are killer. And the members sound like a supportive and friendly crew.

They have 5 classes to choose from everyday Mon-Fri, and a class on Saturday too. They also have a women’s only class and kids’s classes three times a week.

Undoubtedly of the best, if not the best, boxing gym in Raleigh. I’d love to train here. Go check it out. Now.

2️⃣ Knuckle Up Boxing & Fitness Center

Knuckle Up boxing gym in Raleigh

  • Summary: Top quality boxing gym with great coaches and facility.
  • Address: 714 North West Street
  • Google rating: 5.0
  • Opening hours: 24 hours
  • Pricing: $199 / month (2 classes per week)
  • Best for: beginners, pros, and everyone in between
  • Online: website, Facebook, Instagram

Every single review about Knuckle Up is full of praise. Every. Single. One. They’re absolutely smashing it here.

Most members focus in on coaches Vic, Randy, Trevor and Eric who have created an electric atmosphere that is motivating yet supportive for all boxers. First timer or heavyweight champ – you’ll be welcome here and learn something new.

People talk about the physical and mental progress they’ve made since joining Knuckle Up. This is how a boxing gym should be: showing you how to fight those internal battles as well as the ones in the ring.

 I love how they have various different boxing classes throughout the week (3-5 per day) to focus on different parts of the sport from sparring, to strength training, to technical foundations. There really is something here for everyone.

The facility is modern, clean, and full of high quality equipment. They also have a fitness center that is open 24 hours a day.

Knuckle Up is one of the best boxing gyms in Raleigh, if not the whole of North Carolina. If you’re lucky enough to be able to train here, do.

3️⃣ Pride Boxing and Fitness 

Pride boxing gym in Raleigh

  • Summary: Family owned and operated top class boxing gym.
  • Address: 1311 5th Ave. (Garner)
  • Google rating: 4.8
  • Opening hours: M,W,F: 11:45am – 9pm, T & T: 4:45-9pm, Sa: 9am-1pm
  • Pricing: $99/month (unlimited classes)
  • Best for: kids
  • Online: website, Facebook

Owner and head coach Kenny is the man. He’s built a lot more than just a boxing gym at Pride. This place is a community hub. An outlet for kids. A space to build both character and body. Kenny started out coaching just one student and now has a 4,000 sq ft facility with over 100 members.

Pride is family owned and operated and this feeds through into a friendly and positive environment. Kenny clearly cares about each and every one of his members and will adjust his coaching methods to meet you at your level.

There are 2 to 3 classes everyday which are a great balance of proper boxing technique and conditioning. Oh and the gold and black themed facility looks pretty damn awesome.

Pride Boxing and Fitness gets an easy 10/10 from us.

4️⃣ Fight Flow Academy

Fight Flow Academy boxing in Raleigh

  • Summary: Only good things to say about this top quality mixed combat gym
  • Address: 900 E Six Forks Rd
  • Google rating: 4.9
  • Opening hours: M-T: 6:15am – 8pm, F: 6:15am – 6:30pm, Sa: 8 – 11:30am
  • Pricing: $179 / month (unlimited classes)
  • Best for: those after some variety in their training
  • Online: website, Facebook, Instagram

Even though Fight Flow Academy is a mixed combat sports gym, rather than a pure boxing gym, it’s very worthy of a place in this list. Members of full of praise of the brilliant facility and the friendly patience of head coach Scott and his team.

As well as offering a variety of boxing classes throughout the week, they also offer kickboxing, muay thai, jujitsu, cardio, and MMA. They hold up to 9 classes daily during the week, including family and youth classes.

Oh and in case that isn’t enough, the facility itself is awesome: it’s spacious, it’s clean, it’s modern, and it’s full of every sort of training equipment you could possibly imagine. They also have a well equipped gym that’s open 24/7 for members.

So, if you’re looking to broaden your fighting skills beyond the sweet science then I’d highly recommend getting down to Fight Flow Academy. Highly recommended.

5️⃣ Title Boxing Club

Title Boxing Club

  • Summary: A great workout but limited focus on proper boxing technique.
  • Address: 13200 Strickland Rd #106
  • Google rating: 4.9
  • Opening hours: M, W & F: 5:30am – 8:30pm, T & T: 8:30am-8:30pm, Sa: 8:30am-1:30pm
  • Pricing: $169 / month (unlimited classes)
  • Best for: fitness fanatics
  • Online: website, Facebook, Instagram

Although Title Boxing Club is primarily a boxercise studio, I have included it on this list as it caters to those who seek this type of workout.

As a nationwide franchise, Title offers high-quality gyms equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and friendly, well-trained staff, ensuring you’ll get an intense workout in a clean environment.

Title emphasizes exercise over boxing technique, so if you’re looking to fight and trade blows, this may not be the right fit for you. However, it’s an excellent way to get in shape, and with hundreds of 5-star reviews and classes available from early morning to evening, seven days a week, you’re sure to find a schedule that suits your needs.

Workouts here are often set to loud, high-energy music, while the coaches shout motivational lines at you while you power through your workout!

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How to pick a boxing gym in Raleigh❓

  • Coaches – Having an experienced and motivating coach is crucial in the world of boxing. A good coach not only helps you improve your technique but also encourages you to stay committed and dedicated to your training. If you plan on boxing for the long haul, finding a coach that you connect with is important. Checking reviews can be helpful in determining if the coach is the right fit for you.
  • Convenience of location and class timings – Location and class schedule are essential factors to consider when choosing a boxing gym. Having a gym close to your home or workplace can make it easier to stick to your routine and turn boxing into a habit. Additionally, finding a gym with class times that fit your schedule will help you to stay consistent and committed.
  • Gym focus – It’s important to understand the gym’s focus before signing up. While boxercise classes can be a great workout, they differ significantly from learning how to fight and gaining sparring experience. If your goal is to become a boxer, you need to practice with other people and get punched. Make sure to clarify the gym’s focus and offerings before joining.
  • Trial class – Most boxing gyms offer free trial classes to potential members. This is a great opportunity to test out the gym, experience the coach’s teaching style, and see if the gym’s energy and focus align with your goals. If the gym doesn’t advertise a free trial class, it’s worth asking if they offer one.

How much do boxing gyms in Raleigh cost? 💰

  • Monthly memberships: ~$100-200 per month. Most places offer unlimited classes to their members. Be sure to check for this.
  • One-on-one personal training: This varies a lot but usually costs around $75 per hour as a minimum.
  • Drop-in boxing classes for non-members: ~$15-$30 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 🔔

Raleigh isn’t known for it’s boxing prowess but it’s certainly got some epic gyms to train at. With the likes of Jawbreaker, Knuckle Up, Pride, and Fight Flow, you’re guaranteed to get world class boxing training in atmosphere’s that will make you want to keep coming back for more.

Happy fighting!🥊🥊

“The three toughest fighters I ever fought were Sugar Ray Robinson, Sugar Ray Robinson and Sugar Ray Robinson. I fought Sugar so many times, I’m surprised I’m not diabetic.”

—Jake LaMotta

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