Our NYC beginner boxing classes teach the basics of Boxing to participants. We typically begin warm-up exercises and stretching, instruction on boxing stances and footwork, fundamental punches, defensive techniques, and bag and pad work.



Taping your Hands: Hand wrapping or taping is done to provide support to your wrists and knuckles, stabilize the hand and wrist joints, and protect your hands from potential injuries during punches.

Boxing Stance: Instructors teach students how to stand properly in a boxing stance, which is essential for balance, mobility, and defense. They’ll learn how to position their feet and guard their face.

Shadowboxing: Beginners often begin with shadowboxing, a practice that involves throwing punches and moving around without a partner or trainer. This helps participants get comfortable with basic punches and footwork.



Our NYC beginner boxing classes cover the four fundamental punches in boxing:

Jab: The jab is a quick, straight punch thrown with the lead hand (front hand).

Cross (Straight Right/Left): The cross is a powerful straight punch thrown with the rear hand.

Hook: A hook is a curved punch thrown with a bent arm, targeting the opponent’s head or body from the side.

Uppercut: An uppercut is an upward punch thrown from a crouched or bent position, targeting the chin or body.



Instructors teach basic footwork, including how to step, pivot, and move around the training area effectively. Proper footwork is crucial for balance, evasion, and setting up punches. Instructors or partners may hold focus mitts or pads for students to practice combinations, accuracy, and power.

Padwork allows fighters to practice and refine their punching and striking techniques. Our trainers can provide immediate feedback and correct form, helping you develop better precision and power in your punches. Participants often practice their punches and combinations on heavy bags or speed bags. This helps build strength and improve technique.

Bagwork helps fighters develop more powerful and faster punches. It’s an excellent way to build explosive strength in the upper body.


Defense: Beginners learn how to defend themselves by slipping, bobbing and weaving, blocking, and parrying punches. This is essential for staying safe once you get in the ring. Defense is a fundamental aspect of boxing that goes hand in hand with offense. A well-rounded boxer must be proficient in both areas to excel in the sport.

Expect fitness exercises and conditioning drills to improve your overall physical fitness, agility, and stamina.

Always ensure you warm up properly before engaging in any physical activity and follow the guidance of your instructor for a safe and effective training experience.

As always, Central Park Boxing classes emphasize safety and we provide personalized guidance and feedback.



FAQ’S on NYC Beginner Boxing Classes in Manhattan

Wear comfortable workout clothes like shorts, T-shirts, and athletic shoes. Avoid anything too loose-fitting that might get in the way during movement.
No prior experience is necessary for beginner classes. These classes are designed for newcomers to learn the fundamentals of boxing in a supportive environment.
Yes, beginner classes are structured to ensure safety. Qualified instructors provide proper guidance on technique, and participants are matched based on skill level for partner work.
Classes usually start with a warm-up consisting of cardio exercises and stretching. Then, instructors teach basic boxing techniques such as stance, footwork, punches, and defensive moves. The class may end with partner drills or conditioning exercises.
Classes typically last around 60 to 90 minutes, including warm-up and cool-down periods.
Some gyms provide gloves and basic equipment for beginners, while others may require you to bring your own. It's best to check with the gym beforehand to see what they provide and what you need to bring.
Yes, boxing offers a full-body workout that improves cardiovascular health, strength, agility, and coordination. Beginner classes are designed to accommodate various fitness levels.
Attending classes 2-3 times per week is ideal for beginners to see progress and build skills consistently. However, listen to your body and adjust the frequency based on your fitness level and recovery ability.
Many gyms offer trial classes or drop-in sessions for beginners to experience a class before committing to a membership or package. Check with the gym for their policies on trial sessions.
Age restrictions vary depending on the gym or program. Some places may have minimum age requirements, while others welcome participants of all ages. It's best to inquire with the specific gym for their policy on age limits.