Whether you want to learn how to box to eventually compete, or just to develop some self-defense skills, there are many gyms in the state that can help. Below we’ve featured 8 of the best boxing gyms in Minnesota.
1. Element Gym
Element Gym is the product of years of hard work from the owner and founder, Dalton Outlaw. Element began in 2011 as an ode to the good that boxing can do for children. Outlaw knew what many in St. Paul would learn over the years – a simple pair of gloves and a role model can work wonders for confidence and fitness. Element Gym is open from 10-8 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10-2 p.m. on weekends.
While boxing is undoubtedly the focus of Element Gym, they offer quite a bit more than the simple art of pugilism. Both boxing and kickboxing courses are offered alongside strength and cardio training to ensure you build the best foundation for years of success and healthy habits. And thanks to Element’s partnership with MindBody, the scheduling and learning processes are shockingly straightforward.
Swing by Element Gym’s contact page to get in touch.
Sir Boxing Club is incredibly dedicated to the art of boxing. They’re a full-service boxing club for amateurs, children, and semi-professionals alike. Whether you want a simple workout, a fully personalized guide to the ins and outs of boxing, or something in-between, Sir Boxing Club is an excellent choice. It’s a St. Paul-centered boxing club that’s open from 4-8 p.m. Monday-Friday and from 10-2 p.m. on Saturdays.
Perhaps the most crucial part of Sir Boxing Club’s services is its trainers. They’re incredibly dedicated, thoroughly professional trainers that can work with just about every skill level. From an early children’s trainer to one-on-one sessions for competitive up-and-comers, Sir Boxing is truly the heart of St. Paul’s boxing scene.
Head to Sir Boxing Club’s contact page to learn more.
3P Boxing 24/7 is one of the few boxing gyms in Woodbury, MN, with extended open hours. And, while 3P certainly has an assortment of top-tier boxing instructors, that’s not their only focus. Rather, 3P’s primary aim is to “inspire a healthy lifestyle and discipline” through fitness and self-defense. 3P Boxing is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
3P comes from the mind of Detroit’s Michael Lewis. He’s the 2017 Ringside Masters Boxing Champion and, perhaps more impressively, he’s still undefeated. From cardio and simple fitness training to full-intensity boxing and sparring, there are courses for all experience levels; in other words, if you want genuinely excellent instruction from some of the best boxers in the local scene, 3P Boxing 24/7 is an ideal stop.
Head to 3P Boxing 24/7’s contact page to learn more.
Edina’s Title Boxing Club is one of many Title boxing gyms throughout the Midwest. Each operates on the same simple principles of honor, honesty, and intensity in both their workouts and individual sessions – which is a major boon if you’re there to train and grow as a boxer. Title Boxing Club Edina is open from 5:45-8:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, from 5:45-7 p.m. on Fridays, 8-1 p.m. on Saturdays, and from 8:30-12:30 p.m. on Sundays.
Some may argue that Title’s massive presence in the Midwest may take away from the personality that makes boxing so unique. While they are indeed the most prominent boxing presence in the area, that comes with some benefits – namely, gear and training. Few gyms in the area have the sheer breadth and scope of services and machinery to train how you want – and what more could you need?
Swing by Title Boxing Club Edina’s Facebook page to reach out.
Forest Lake’s Believers’ Boxing Gym is the product of two legends in the local boxing scene – Dan Witte and Rachel Schley. They began the operation in 2007 and, in the past 15 years, have built an extremely loyal local following. Believers’ Boxing Gym is open from 3-7 p.m. on Mondays; from 3-8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays; and from 9-1 p.m. on Saturdays. They’re closed on Sundays and Wednesdays.
If you’re new to the sport, Believers’ offers a free intro course to boxing, along with a swathe of other fitness-based courses and programs to build muscle, confidence, and self-image. And for the more experienced fighters out there, Believers’ offers a series of top-notch training programs for boxers of all experience levels (and yes – they’ve churned out multiple local champions in these courses).
Head to Believers’ Boxing Gym’s contact page to learn more.
Rogers, Minnesota, is home to something quite remarkable – Strike Fitness. Where some spots on this list opt for a competitive, focused boxing gym, Strike is all about improvement. Whether you want to learn boxing or kickboxing (or just get in shape), they’ve got a program for everyone. Strike Fitness is open with wildly varied hours based on their current courses and one-on-one sessions – more information can be found on their schedule page.
Strike Fitness focuses on the three pillars of fitness and excellence in boxing: nutrition, speed, and strength. Each is useless on its own, but when paired with the others, it becomes genuinely invaluable – something you’ll discover on your own should you give Strike Fitness a call. Strike is truly unique and entirely worth getting giving a quick call – after all, what could you lose?
Go to Strike Fitness’ contact page to learn more.
CMB Gym is Burnsville’s local boxing spot. While their website (or, more accurately, their Facebook page) isn’t too active, they boast a shockingly large following for such a small town. This following has come from one thing, and one thing alone – CMB’s dedication to gentle, impactful instruction with youths, newcomers, and boxing veterans alike. CMB is open from 5-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday and from 6-8 p.m. on Friday.
If you (or your child, for that matter) craves an old-school boxing gym, CMB is perhaps your best local bet. They’re a simple operation with a ring, speed bags, and a handful of incredibly passionate coaches – though that’s certainly not a slight. Perhaps more importantly, they offer bilingual instruction in both English and Spanish, ensuring all Midwesterners get the education and inclusion they deserve.
Swing by CMB Boxing Gym’s Facebook page to get in touch.
Eagan’s aptly named Minnesota Top Team is your one-stop shop in the area for a truly inclusive and diverse gym. While they began in 2007 as a small jiu-jitsu gym, they’ve quickly become one of the state’s largest and most diverse communities for fighting, sparring, and training. Minnesota Top Team is open from 11-8 p.m. Monday-Friday, with special courses from 6:30-7:30 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. They’re open from 8:30-12 p.m. on Saturdays and closed on Sundays.
From boxing and Brazilian jiu-jitsu to MTT CrossFit and more, MN Top Team has built an excellent spot for fitness geeks from all walks of life to meet, collaborate with, and create an incredibly supportive community. They offer courses and training sessions for experienced veterans and newcomers alike, ensuring you’ll feel welcome and grow when entering Minnesota Top Team.
Go to Minnesota Top Team’s Facebook page to learn more.