Summer bodies are built in winter, or so the saying goes. Whether you’re looking to tone up or keep warm this winter by working up a sweat, Cape Town is home to both the foodie and fitness fanatic with a range of fun ways to get those endorphins flowing.
If lacing up your running shoes for a good ol’ hike or jog doesn’t tickle your fancy, you may prefer something a bit more thrilling. Adding boxing to your fitness regimen is a great way to reap all the fitness rewards while having all the fun.
Here are a few places you can ‘float like a butterfly, sting like a bee’ in Cape Town:
If you’re looking to blend your blood, sweat, and tears with the fresh smell of the ocean, then head to this Sea Point-based boxing gym. The gym is run by professional boxers and years of experience under their belts, so you know you’re in good hands. Make sure you head to their Facebook page to keep up to date with all their happenings, including upcoming classes!
- Location: 90 Regent Road, Sea Point
Nestled in the heart of the CBD, this popular boxing club is perfect for wannabe boxers starting out or seasoned professionals looking to stay in tip-top shape. They offer a range of group classes at a set price and are a dedicated bunch of professionals ready to help make your boxing journey a little easier. Classes are available from Monday to Saturday.
- Location: 277 Main Road, Sea Point
Kings Boxing Gym in Woodstock emphasises the importance of community, and that’s exactly what you’ll get when choosing to learn a few new tricks here. Home to an amazing team of professional trainers, the gym is open to both amateurs and professionals who are looking to test the limits of what their bodies are capable of. They operate on a donation basis which helps fund KINGS youth community projects.
- Location: 5 James Street, Woodstock
Offering top-of-the-range cardio and weight-training machines and cross-fitness equipment, Impakt caters for a range of fitness lovers looking to dabble in more than just boxing. Along with killer boxing classes available on Tuesdays and Thursdays, members also have the opportunity to stretch their legs with kickboxing and Jiu-Jitsu.
- Location: 72 Main Road, Claremont
Located in Bellville, this club offers a range of classes geared towards keeping you fit and upping your boxing skills. From spar wars to private training classes, Off the Ropes is the perfect destination for all lifestyles, offering military-style training to take your body to the next level.
Location: Shop 8, Canal Edge Walkway, Carl Cronje Drive, Tyger Waterfront, Bellville