When I was in high school, a friend of mine started taking kickboxing classes at a small studio in Aventura, Florida. She invited me to go to a class with her. I was instantly hooked. Full disclosure: I had never been sorer in my life, but I had also never felt stronger or more in control. Fast-forward to six years later. I was living in Los Angeles and growing tired of my lonely and sometimes boring gym workouts. I suddenly remembered how I felt after that initial kickboxing class and wanted to emulate that feeling, so I started looking for traditional boxing studios near me. I found a studio that worked for me, inadvertently joined a network of people who loved the sport as much as I did, and drilled hours of sweat and dedication into becoming better and better at hooks and crosses.
After several years of living in California, I've tried a lot of workout classes, and I know and understand the power of a good referral. So I'm here to give you the lowdown on the city's best boxing studios. Keep scrolling to see the ultimate guide to boxing in Los Angeles.