In light of The Arena announcing the addition of the 12:00pm boxing class to the daily schedule, you may be wondering what you need to get started. Here is the list of gear that you should purchase before attending your first boxing class:
Gloves are an essential part of any boxing class as a significantly large number of classes involve hitting pads with a partner. In order to protect your hands and your partner, it is necessary to have a good set of gloves. Ringside makes some excellent gloves for those that are looking for something boxing-specific. Check out the pro shop to get a look at some of our Ringside gloves.
Wrist and knuckle protection should be one of your top priorities when starting out in boxing. Along with a good set of gloves, handwraps will help protect your hands and wrist as you make contact with pads, bags, etc. The Arena sells red, blue, and black hand wraps by the front desk.
Sparring is one of the most effective ways that you can improve your boxing. The Arena has sparring sessions during all boxing classes on Friday. In order to attend a sparring session you will need headgear. Open face or face saver headgear can be found at the pro shop at the front desk.
Another essential piece of gear for sparring is a quality mouthguard. Shock Doctor mouthguards can be found in the pro shop and can be molded to your teeth using the boil-and-bite method. You can also opt for a custom mouthguard from your dentist’s office.
If you are planning on taking boxing seriously, you should invest in a nice set of boxing shoes from any reputable boxing brand such as Title Boxing or Adidas. Boxing shoes will prevent you from slipping on sweat during high intensity training sessions and sparring rounds.