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Q: Does the club hire out or allow any location shooting for TV, film & photography

Yes, as long as it does not interfere with the core running of the club. For more information on shoot location filming at the club please go to our Contact Us page and send an email about your enquiry or telephone us.

Q: Can women box for the club?

Yes of course, in the last year or so there has been a growing number of women that train at the gym for competitive boxing training. We have had so far two women box for the club (Sara Knieper & Stephanie Louis-Fernand) who have both gone onto win gold medals in boxing tournaments. We are still communally known as the Islington Boys Club but this name no longer fits in with the club and we are now much more known as “Islington Boxing Club”. The fact that the we welcome women into the sport who are representing the club in amateur bouts, shows that the Boys Club tag is not a correct title anymore.

Q: I don’t like the idea of getting hit, do I have to spar?

Not at all. Sparring is optional. There is no pressure for anyone to enter the ring. Sparring is supervised and no strikes to the head are allowed when doing body sparring as part of the class workout circuit. If some participants in the Recreational classes wish to spar they can but only with other likeminded members. The contact sparring is always supervised.

Q. Can I get private one to one boxing lessons?

Yes. Private one to one classes can be arranged to teach the finer points of boxing technique or gain extra fitness. Give us a ring or Contact Us via email for more information.

Q: I haven’t done any exercise for a long time. Am I fit enough to start training?

Yes, the classes are circuit-based and everyone works to their own individual fitness ability. Our classes will build your fitness gradually and no exercise is mandatory. All we ask is that everyone try their best in each class. The coaches will push you to your limits, but if you need to sit out part of the class you can.