Roundup: Kickboxing Near Boston

A guide to finding kickboxing in the city.

Kickboxing image via shutterstock

Kickboxing image via shutterstock

Kickboxing is a great way to stay warm this winter while also improving your heart health. But next to the popularity of workouts like yoga, Pilates, and CrossFit, kickboxing classes can be hard to find. Check out our list of where to find kickboxing classes near Boston.

Redline Fight Sports 

Redline Fight Sports is conveniently located in Central Square and offers daily schedules of kickboxing classes. Choose from basic beginner classes, youth kickboxing, women’s only classes, or invitation-only advanced classes, among many others. The schedule changes every day so make sure to check out the website below for specific times. And don’t let the name fool you, they also offer a few yoga classes if you ever want to relax after kickboxing.

Redline Fight Sports, 614 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, redlinefightsports.com, 617-868-2275

Boston Kung Fu Tai Chi Institute

You can learn the popular Chinese contact sport, San Shou here. Also known as Chinese kickboxing, these classes involve learning fundamental moves, bagwork, body conditioning, and coordination. At the intermediate level, you’ll learn to box with a sparring partner and hone your reaction time and coordination skills. San Shou is considered to be an excellent form of self-defense training, as well as a great cardio workout.

Boston Kung Fu Tai Chi Institute, 883 Boylston Street, taichi.com, 617-262-0600

Powerhouse Kickboxing and Fitness

If you’re looking for a more personalized, and slightly pricier program, check out Powerhouse. They offer private and semi-private kickboxing sessions and will even come to you to set up individualized programs that help you reach your fitness goals. You can also swing by the Cambridge studio for self-defense classes, mixed martial arts, and weightlifting in addition to kickboxing.

Powerhouse Kickboxing and Fitness, 91 Sidney Street, Cambridge, powerhousekickboxing.com, 617-225-7977

CW Taekwondo Boston  

Located in the middle of Central Square, CW Taekwondo offers cardio kickboxing classes three times a week: Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Fridays from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. These classes are taught by martial arts masters who will focus on perfecting your technique and your stance, in addition to helping you get a great workout. You can choose from a higher or lower level class depending on your experience with kickboxing, and this class includes a jump roping portion. You can bring your own rope or rent one at the gym.

CW Taekwondo at Boston, 285 Green Street at Central Square, Cambridge, cwtkd.com, 617-876-4853 

DanceFit Studio 

DanceFit’s Brookline studio offers a virtual cardio kickboxing class with Kick It’s Eliza Shirazi, every Monday. Sweat out your weekend and prepare for the rest of the week with traditional kickboxing moves combined in a program thats designed to make you sweat. It’s one of DanceFit’s many unique virtual Skype classes.

DanceFit Brookline, 25 Monmouth Street, Brookline, dancefitstudio.com, 857-225-1888

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