Work Train Fight - All Levels

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TL;DR

Work Train Fight’s All Levels Boxing class is a solid cardio + boxing class that incorporates cardio and bodyweight drills + shadowboxing and circuits while wearing boxing gloves.

Logistics

Book Me

  • Classpass: ✅
  • FitReserve: ✅

Format/Equipment

  • Fitness clothes, sneakers, wraps, & gloves.

  • WTF provides complimentary gloves, but bring your own wraps.

  • 55 min class.

  • Typical class: (i) 30 mins of shadowboxing (boxing w/o gloves) and cardio/bodyweight drills (like jumping jacks, planks, lunges, squat jumps), and (ii) 30 mins of circuits w/ your gloves.

  • Typical circuits: 9 stations comprised of boxing w/ instructor (instructor wears mitts/pads), wall sits, ab work, push ups, boxing on various types of bags.

  • No cooldown or stretching section at the end.

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Hard AF?!

  • Mentally and physically challenging.

  • Most people were familiar with the numbers assigned to punches and could follow along easily (i.e. 1=jab, 2=cross, 3=front hook, etc). The instructor doesn’t leave a lot of room for “figuring it out”.

  • The cardio and strength portions of class are doable (nothing too crazy). Since the instructor is always handling one group w/ the mitts/pads, he isn’t able to watch or correct form in any of the other stations.

  • For a total beginner, this prob is not the class to start with.

  • Solid amount of actual shadowboxing and boxing here, which is a plus.

Sweat Level: 💧💧💧💧

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Price

  • First Timers: N/A

  • Returners: $34 per class.

  • WTF offers packages that reduce the per class price and they also offer monthly unlimited classes.

  • WTF also offers private training and gym access only.

Vibe

  • Large, spacious, and clean gym. The studio has the “old school” boxing vibe w/o being down and dirty.

  • The space has a boxing ring, studio, actual gym equipment (like weights, treadmills, and more), and other free areas for classes, sparring, boxing.

  • Lots of regulars here.

  • Not a helpful front desk. I had to ask about everything (locker room location, towels, boxing gloves, class location).

  • The instructor started off class weirdly by asking if I have ever boxed anywhere besides Shadowbox (bc I was wearing SBX’s wraps) in a way that was a bit condescending (sort of alluding to the fact that if I hadn’t boxed anywhere else besides Shadowbox, I didn’t know what I was doing). He also asked me if I follow instructions (huh? Just no). He ended up being a great instructor, but weird vibe to start.

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Classified Information

  • You only are allowed one small towel and one big towel. For additional towels, you’ll have to pay .50 cents (for small) or $1 (for large).

  • WTF is also a gym, so there are people there not only taking classes, but working out on their own.

  • Complimentary glove rental.

  • Showers, locker rooms, and lockers, but bring your own locks (not automatic).

Book Again?

I’m torn. I liked the class, but was turned off by the vibes.

 

Work Train Fight's Class Offerings

  • All Levels - 55 min signature boxing class.
  • Intermediate - 55 min intermediate level signature class.
  • Advanced - 55 min advanced level signature class (sometimes +75 mins.
  • Semi-Private - 55 min small group boxing class.
  • Fight Class- 55 min in-ring class (mouthpiece and headgear required).
  • Strength Class - 55 min strength and conditioning class (no boxing).
  • Technical Sparring Class - 55 min of technical sparring instruction to prepare for ring.