Port O’ Leith Boxing Club, Edinburgh
Port O’ Leith Boxing Club is Scotland’s exciting new boxing gym. A boxing gym equipped to the hilt!
Its founders, John and Lily, having taught and trained hundreds of Londoners the skills and enjoyment of boxing, have decided to return to John’s homeland and bring a new wave of boxing with them.
The couple are aiming to see all of Edinburgh throwing punches!
Fighting and sparring are certainly not obligatory – although very much available. John’s and Lily’s commitment to boxing is about challenge, camaraderie, progress and fun.
Port O’ Leith Boxing Club offers courses for everyone, including 4week courses for total beginners where boxing skills such as effective footwork, head movement and ring craft are introduced. Being able to punch is definitely a great skill to have – but being able to dodge a punch is even better!
The timetable is packed with boxing classes running throughout the day, catering for all abilities, from beginners to experienced boxers keen to improve their sparring techniques.
Classes are organised for early morning risers, lunchtime lovers and for those who enjoy evening and weekend sessions. Daytime classes are perfect for mums with school commitments, and the pram facilities will be a great benefit for new mums.
There is never an excuse not to train!
Having a perfect jab or a beautiful left hook is a great talent – but being so outrageously fit that you can throw hundreds of them is even more rewarding.
Port O’ Leith has a top of the range strength area with racks, static machines, free weights and a dynamic conditioning area with prowlers, running machines, air bikes, slam-balls, plyo-boxes, battle ropes, TRXs – all you need! You can choose to train independently, or even better, join one of the strength and conditioning classes that will motivate you to push even harder.
For those who want the challenge of climbing through the ropes into the ring, the 10week Fight Camp offers an experience like no other!
For the seasonal semi-pro fighters who train hard enough, there will be the opportunity to compete in Scotland’s new fighting league!
Relaxing and unwinding are fundamental to an enjoyable experience. The clean fresh changing facilities, the sauna and a drink of coffee or a smoothie all enhance the training sessions at Port O’ Leith Boxing Gym.
Watch out for boxing socials – and a pop-up bar too!