Shadowbox is a cardio boxing studio that delivers a total body and mind workout, leaving you sweat-drenched and wanting more, but also more calm and balanced.
Fitness clothes + sneakers.
Every boxer needs (i) wraps (buy for $4) and (ii) boxing gloves (complimentary!).
Five min intro-instructor demos punches and defensive moves.
Five min high intensity warm up, think: high knees, jumping jacks, mountain climbers, and butt kicks. For TKO (i.e. 60 min) class, add a five min conditioning portion, think: burpees, lunges.
Seven mins of shadowboxing (w optional 1lb weights).
Seven rounds (~30 mins) of on-the-bag work (w gloves). Ten rounds (~40 mins for TKO (i.e. 60 min) class).
Two min cool down.
Mentally and physicall challenging. You will be exhausted.
Usually takes a full day to recover.
Learning curve while learning punches and combos.
As you get more comfortable on the bag, the class gets harder and harder because you can focus more on form and strength, rather than learning the basics.
Sweat Level: 💧💧💧💧💧
First Timers: $36 for two classes (i.e. “BOGO”).
Returners: $36 per class.
Packages are available to lower the "per class" price.
New studios are coming to LA, Dallas, Chicago, and Austin.
Well decorated and clean.
Locker rooms and locker area in both locations are pretty hectic in between classes.
The bag room, itself, is dimly lit with a bluish hue.
The music is loud (but not too loud), high energy, and current. It hypes you up.
The instructors are all solid boxers and talented teachers. They’re just cool.
Cafe at the Flatiron location.
Because the class is dim, you don’t have to worry about people watching you. Everyone is totally in the zone on their own bag.
Be strategic when you book your bag-some bags have more space than others.
Gloves are replaced frequently, but still carry a stench. Don’t smell your hands until you wash them.
Buy the $4 wraps once and wear them for a few months (or until the padding wears down).
Once you’ve boxed a few times, the demos feel repetitive, but there’s always something to learn or fix (especially form).
“Shadowboxing” is punching the air (no gloves or bag work).
Yes, every week.
SBX's Class Offerings
- SBX: 45 mins standard class.
- SBX TKO: 60 mins class.
- SBX After Dark: 60 mins class mostly by candlelight.
- Champ Camp: 45 mins class with head trainer (technique heavy).
- Lunch Pass: 35 mins.
- Featherweight: 45 mins class for 8-16 year olds.