FAQ

Austin Women’s Boxing Club is a women-only environment and classes are taught by female instructors.

We train with a traditional martial arts philosophy that emphasizes the values of respect, discipline and friendship. It’s a very clean, well-equipped gym where everybody can feel safe and comfortable.

You will get to know your instructor and your instructor will get to know you. Because of the small class size and the way we teach, we make sure you learn proper techniques and get results.

Yes. Our classes are designed for beginners and advanced students. We work with you to slowly
build up your strength and stamina. Our small class sizes allow us to accommodate students with different levels of fitness and allow them to train at their own pace. If you have never boxed before, we highly recommend our Beginner Boxing Workshop, which we hold several times a month.

No! You don’t ever have to spar but we prepare you for it in a step-by-step approach. Partner drills for beginners are designed to involve little to no contact.

More advanced students can participate in contact partner drills and attend a separate sparring class. They are required to wear head, groin and mouth protection. These contact partner exercises allow students to learn about range, timing and speed.

Private lessons will increase your progression two to three times faster than by taking group lessons alone. The personalized attention and energy of an instructor is a tremendous advantage.

Group lessons are good because it allows you to see how different people react to situations and techniques. You also get to meet new people and friends.

That really depends on your level of fitness and your goals. Usually, working out 2 – 3 times per week is a good start but we’ll work with you to determine what’s right for you.

There are many correct ways to wrap your hands but here’s a link to a short
video on how we wraps hand at Austin Women’s Boxing Club:
http://youtu.be/0r5cPcz1je8

Wear comfortable clothing appropriate for exercise, and wear clean gym shoes or boxing shoes. Remember to bring a towel and water to your workout. Members should also bring their wraps, gloves, and wrist band. Trial participants are able to borrow wraps and gloves from us at their first class.

You will need hand wraps, boxing gloves, wrist band, mouth piece, and a jump rope. We have all available in a starter kit or they can be purchased individually. Boxing shoes are also recommended but are not required. 

More advanced students who want to spar will need a fitted mouthpiece, 16oz sparring gloves, and headgear. Groin guards are optional.

Absolutely! So long as your doctor clears you for exercise, you are able to join us! Our instructors are always willing to provide modifications or alternate exercises. We encourage listening to your body at all times.

Your hands should be wrapped, and you should be ready to participate by the time class begins. Typically, arriving 10 minutes early is plenty of time. Trial participants should arrive about 15 minutes early to fill out a waiver, as well.

The gym staff can be reached at (512) 905-0109 or via email at info@austinwomensboxingclub.com. Please keep in mind that if an instructor is teaching a class and no one else is available, we may not be able to take your call. Likewise, we have limited hours on the weekend. Please be sure to leave a message, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Changes to your billing must be submitted in writing by emailing info@austinwomensboxingclub.com. Per your membership agreement, we require a 30-day notice prior to making any billing changes, with no exceptions. This means you may be subject to a prorated membership charge to account for the following 30 days.

If you cancel or pause your membership for more than 30 days, you will be subject to the most current monthly membership rate upon your return.

We do not offer credits, refunds, or deductions for absences due to illness, breaks, vacations, or cancellation of in-person offerings. Please contact info@austinwomensboxingclub.com with additional questions.

Austin Women’s Boxing Club classes will be held at the scheduled times shown on MindBody with the exception of the following holidays: Memorial Day, 4th of July (up to two business days), Labor Day, Thanksgiving (Thursday-Sunday), Christmas Break (December 23rd-January 1st) and other days as required. The schedule is subject to change, and members who would like to work out when the gym is closed can access our members’ only YouTube channel for pre-recorded virtual classes. 

Yes, Austin Women’s Boxing Club welcomes all women no matter their sexual orientation.