Boxing Frequently Asked Questions

September 13, 2023

Boxing Frequently Asked Questions

If you haven't been to 12x3 or tried boxing, you may have some questions. Don’t worry, we are here to help! At 12x3, we are a specialist boxing gym who can teach you how to box and develop your skills. All our coaches are expert and experienced coaches who draw from elite level experience within the ring.

General 12x3 FAQs

Where are you located?

76 Alie Street, Aldgate, London, E1 8PZ. Our full contact information can be found here.

What time are your classes?

We offer classes seven days a week, including mornings, daytime, and evenings. Our full timetable can be found here.

How much are classes?

We offer a range of intros, class packages and memberships. Full information and prices can be found here.

What kind of classes do you offer?

All our classes are boxing but they vary in skill and intensity. Some are more advanced than others, there are classes for all from beginner to experienced and ready for sparring. There is a description for each class on our schedule.

Do you offer 1-2-1 boxing coaching?

Yes, we offer a range of personal coaching, including blocks of coaching, and individual sessions.

Do you offer private group classes?

Yes, we can offer various group coaching, including corporate boxing and general classes.

When should I arrive for my class?

We would recommend that you arrive 15 minutes before your first class so that we can show you around and you can meet our team.

How old do I need to be to come to 12x3/can children come to classes?

You must be at least 16 years old to attend our classes or use our facilities. You can be any age for private training.

Are your classes suitable for beginners?

Our classes are open to beginners but if you are feeling nervous, you can always arrange some 1-2-1 sessions, to build up your skills.

What should I wear?

Make sure that you are comfortable and can move easily. General workout clothing like leggings or shorts with a t-shirt, should be fine.

Do I need to bring any equipment with me?

Wraps are needed which we sell for £7.99, gloves we can lend but recommend you buy your own. We sell them for £37.99.

Boxing FAQs

What is boxing?

Simply put, boxing is a combat sport, between two people who compete in strength, skill and agility by throwing and avoiding punches. By attending our classes, you will soon learn there is far more to it than that. For us it is an art, a form of expression, and a skill that you will never stop learning and improving on. It’s also a great way to increase your fitness and improve your wellbeing.

Will I be hit?

This is entirely up to you! If you aren’t ready for full contact boxing or just prefer to learn the craft without getting hit, we have plenty of non-contact classes. For those that want to learn how to spar / develop your ringcraft we have technical sparring and open sparring classes.

How do I start boxing?

Joining 12x3 is the perfect way to begin your boxing journey. We have a team of thoroughly experienced boxing champions who can coach you and provide exceptional training.

Can you teach me to box if I haven’t got any experience?

Yes, we have classes that are suitable for absolute novices to experienced boxers.

What are the benefits of boxing?

There are numerous mind and body benefits for boxing, including:

  • Increasing general strength
  • Relieving stress
  • Improving your core muscles
  • Raising your bone mineral density
  • Increasing cardiovascular health
Is boxing safe?

Though boxing is quite a physical sport, we have safety measures and protective equipment that helps to protect all participants from injury. It is worth noting that if you do wish to take part in contact boxing (sparring), that there is a risk of getting injured. We make sure the contact classes are safe spaces for all our members to learn and build confidence in the ring

If you have any other questions about boxing, get in touch and our team will be happy to help. If you would like to find out more about 12x3, have a look at our media section.

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