Start boxing and get fit with NUBOXX.

A First-Timer’s Guide to NUBOXX

NUBOXX welcomes everyone, from total beginners to experienced boxers. Even if you’re new to exercise, we’ll empower you with the tools you need to get fit, become a great boxer, and condition your body and mind. Here’s how to start:

Booking Your First Class

We suggest starting with our Technical Boxing class, which hones in on the basic punches and technique to set you up for success in all the classes we offer.

It takes several Technical Boxing classes before the boxing moves start to feel comfortable. Stick with it and give yourself time to improve!


Buy a Class Pack Online

Start by buying a single class or multi-class pack, or dive right in and become a member if you’re ready. Check out our Nubie options, designed specifically for first-timers who want to learn about our program.

Buy Class Pack

Reserve Your Spot

Choose your location (U Street or NoMa/H Street) then book your first Technical Boxing class through our website or app.

Book Technical Class

What to Wear & Bring


Wear comfortable exercise clothes and be prepared to sweat!


Bring supportive sneakers that will allow you to run, jump, and squat comfortably. Boxing shoes are encouraged if you have them.

Water Bottle

Please bring your own water bottle. We have bottle-refilling stations at the gym.

Change of Clothes (Optional)

Both our gyms have showers and changing rooms, so feel free to bring a change of clothes for after the workout.

Bath Towel (Optional)

If you intend to shower, please bring your own bath towel.

What you don’t need

Boxing Gloves

If you have gloves, feel free to bring them. Rental gloves are included in all Nubie options. After your first class, gloves can be rented for $2 per class.

Boxing Wraps

Boxing wraps are also included in the Nubie Options and available for purchase at $10.

Protective Gear

Beginners don’t need protective equipment because they don’t get hit. There is no sparring in any of our classes.

Arriving at Nuboxx

New clients should arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the class start time to get checked in, tour the space, and allow time for coaches to assist with your hand wraps and gloves. We want to make you feel comfortable and set you up for success!

Participants who are more than 5 minutes late will not be allowed to enter the class.

You can come ready for class or change when you get here. We have lockers with built-in locks at both our studios for you to store your belongings during class. Open cubbies are also available in the studio rooms.

Boxing wraps are critical to protect your wrists and prevent injury, and we help all our new clients to wrap their wrists tightly and comfortably. Going forward, our coaches are always available to help you get wrapped up correctly. Keeping you safe is our top priority so don’t hesitate to ask for help.

To get a head start on learning how to wrap your hands, watch our tutorial.

Both our locations have multiple hotel-style showers, vanities stocked with complimentary spa/bath products and hair dryers, and spacious changing rooms.

Boxing 101

Our goal is for you to leave intimidation at the door, but we know you might feel nervous about boxing the first time. For a little boxing knowledge before coming to your first class, here’s the Boxing 101:

The Punches

The Gear

The Benefits

Boxing training transforms your body and mind.


  • Build lean muscle
  • Increased physical strength
  • Improved agility & balance
  • Increased stamina & endurance


  • More confidence
  • Increased mental strength
  • Improved hand-eye coordination
  • Stress relief (because punching things always feels great)
Body Fat
29.36 %
Lean Mass
96.7 lbs
Fat Mass
40.2 lbs

The Results

Our members experience physical and mental transformations when they commit to our program.

With optional 3D scanning, we look far beyond just weight: members can see how their body is changing as they train.

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Logan D.
A wonderful boxing gym for fighters of every level. The coaching staff is friendly and accessible, the facilities are clean and well-maintained. Fully recommend.”
Let's do this!
Danielle B.
I was hesitant to try another boxing gym because other ones in DC can be a bit too boppy, dancey, dark and techno for me. This place has that small gym feel where the people are there for more than getting skinny, they really appreciate the craft and want to get better.”
Let's do this!
Julie M.
The best workout class I have done in DC! Very accessible for beginners starting and able to continuously progress the more you go.”
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Your safety is our top priority, which is why we use all the proper equipment to prevent any injuries. You will not get hit! There is no sparring in any of our classes.

Nope! Our classes cater to all experience levels and you don’t need to know anything about boxing when you start. You will, however, gain a full set of boxing skills and a new level of self-confidence at NUBOXX.

No. We’ve had athletes as young as 13 take our classes (*parental consent is required) and our members vary in age. We provide a space where anyone, of any fitness level, can work toward their fitness goals and feel supported by our tight-knit community.

If you have your own gear, feel free to bring it. If you don’t, we’ve got you covered! Our signature 14-oz. gloves are available for rent for $2 per class, and a collection of custom NUBOXX gloves are available for purchase. Hand wraps are available for purchase for $10, and are required for class. A free set of hand wraps is provided in the Nubie Starter Pack.

Yes! We have showers and vanities stocked with complimentary spa/bath products, hair dryers, and more. We also have lockers with built-in locks (no need to bring a lock), and ample changing rooms. Please bring your own bath towel.

New clients should arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the class start time to get checked in and allow time for the coaches to assist with your hand wraps and gloves. We suggest that existing members arrive 5 to 10 minutes before the start of class.

Due to the nature of our classes’ timed interval format, participants who are more than 5 minutes late will not be allowed to enter the class.

Classes are capped at 12 people. We keep our group classes small so we can focus in on technique and coaches can give individual attention to everyone throughout class.