Athletes of all levels and experiences are welcome!
The 4,500+ square foot gym has everything you need whether you are already a fighter, want to become one, or are just looking to stay in shape. Both group classes and private training at Seattle Boxing Gym focus on sound boxing fundamentals, solid cardio-conditioning, and stretching. Members jump rope, sweat out ring circles, shadow box, circuit train, work various bags, and do one-on-one pad work. Our workouts are designed to tone your entire body while honing your boxing skills in the ring.
Manager and Head Trainer
Isaac has an impressive undefeated professional boxing record and continues to pursue his professional career. Born in Orange County California, Isaac started boxing when he was seven years old. During his amateur career, Isaac won four Junior Golden Gloves Championships, three Senior Golden Gloves Championships, and sparred with Light Middleweight Champ Canelo Alvarez. He is available for both classes and personal training.
Manager and Trainer
Jacque competed for the University of Washington (UW) Boxing Club all four years of college, where she was a four-time National Collegiate Boxing Association (NCBA) All-American, a three-time NCBA national and regional champion, and a Tacoma Golden Gloves champion. She continues to compete under Seattle Boxing Gym with her coach, Ricardo Acuna. She was a group fitness instructor at the University of Washington Intramural Activities Center and a boxing instructor at MKG Martial Arts, and continues to use her boxing skills and previous work experience to create classes and private training sessions focused on strength training, conditioning, and boxing technique. Jacque co-coaches our youth program every Saturday with Coach Emil and is available for private training.
Born and raised in Mannheim, Germany, Shae started boxing at the age of 15 at the Boxing Club Waldhof. He amassed an impressive 10-2 amateur record. At the age of 20, he moved to the U.S. to pursue his dream and test his talent as a pro fighter. Shae turned pro in 2017, and has a record of 2-0-1. Shae has been a coach at Seattle Boxing Gym since early 2017. He teaches group classes and is available for private training.
Alfonso “Poncho” Leal is a USA Boxing certified coach with over 12 years of experience training competitive pro and amateur fighters (primarily at Azteca Boxing Gym in Renton, WA). Alfonso has worked with 20 professional fighters and over 100 amateur and youth boxers in the greater Seattle area. As a boxer, Alfonso had 30 amateur bouts from 2005 through 2011. Alfonso was born in Sonora, Mexico and moved to the United States in 1999. He heads up the advanced classes and trains many of the competitive pro and amateur fighters at SBG. He is available for private training.
Seattle native James Porter began his boxing career with Sea Mar Boxing Club in 2010 and joined the UW Boxing Club in 2015. He is a three-time National Collegiate Boxing Association All-American and a two time National Collegiate Champion for the 147lb weight division. James loves working with people. He believes each client is unique and structures his classes to meet their needs. He likes to keep the workouts intense, but not overwhelming. James loves motivating people to meet their own fitness goals. “Looking good is cool, but feeling good is better.”
Emil was born and raised in Seattle. He is a homegrown product of Seattle Boxing Gym, going from member to coach. His coaching journey began when he started holding mitts during the training camp of Coach Tadeo's sixth professional fight - he learned the intricacies of working under and training a professional fighter. He now assists a number of professional and competitive amateur boxers. Prior to joining Seattle Boxing Gym, Emil helped Coach Tadeo run private group boxing classes around Seattle. Emil works with boxers at all levels and is the co-coach our our youth classes. He is available for private training.
Coach Carla Wilcox is a former professional boxer, a Lifestretch Certified Instructor, and the original founder and owner of Seattle Boxing Gym. For over 20 years she has coached people from all walks of life (business leaders, entrepreneurs, musicians, artists and athletes) through the art and practice of boxing. Through her heart-centered philosophy she continues to guide people through their perceived limitations and on a journey to become the greatest version of themselves.
Zasha started boxing her freshman year of college for the University of Washington boxing team. In her first year of competition, she took second place in the National Collegiate Boxing Association (NCBA) national championships earning All-American status. In 2017 she won the NCBA championship in the 132lb weight class and earned her second All-American honors. She’s the captain of the UW boxing team which has won the women’s team national title three years running. Zasha is the first female boxer to receive the Ira Mitzner Collegiate Boxing Scholarship. She is in her senior year at UW where she is studying biophysics with a minor in mathematics. Her boxing philosophy is simple: “nothing is given, everything is earned.”
Adan competes at the national-intercollegiate level with the University of Washington Boxing Club. He loves the sport of boxing, believing it instills discipline and perseverance. His classes and private workouts aim to improve each individual’s area(s) of weakness. He fuses cardio and strength training with an eye toward how it all comes together in the ring: “You can look great hitting mitts, look great hitting the heavy bag, look great working the speed bag. Now let’s bring all of that into the ring.”
Coach Acuna is a pro and amateur boxing coach and manager. He helped pioneer the University of Washington Boxing Club and continues to be instrumental to the team today. As part of the UW coaching staff, he coached/trained/mentored the three-time NCBA National Champion women's team, the first Olympic trial contender/qualifier from the UW Boxing Club (Richard Vansiclen, runner-up), regional and state Golden Gloves champions, and he is the Golden Glove champion coach of the 2017-2018 season in the Northwest. He started in the sport of Tae Kwon Do at the age of nine in Guadalajara, Mexico. After achieving a black belt, he moved onto the sport of boxing, where he competed at the amateur and professional level.
Richard began his boxing career with the University of Washington Boxing Club where he was the first UW fighter to become a Western Regional champion and All-American. In his three years of boxing at the UW he won: Three Western Regional titles; three All-American awards; a National Championship in 2015; and the 2015 & 2016 Golden Gloves championship at 178lbs. He is a 2015 graduate of UW in Nutrition. Richard qualified and competed in the Olympic team trials for Rio 2016. He turned professional in September 2016, and is now 5-0 with three knockouts. Richard challenges all levels of boxers and helps them achieve their boxing and fitness goals. Richard structures many of his classes around the footwork that is crucial for boxing: “From the ground up.
*Richard moved to California in December of 2018, but he continues to be a part of the Seattle Boxing Gym family as a fighter and visiting coach.
Kellsie began her boxing career in 2012 at the University of Washington. She fell in love with the sport, picked it up quickly, and never looked back. She is a National Collegiate Champion and All-American. She plans to continue her amateur and, ultimately, professional boxing career. Boxing completely changed her outlook on life. She loves to share her passion for the sport, helping people gain confidence through learning how to fight. Her skill-oriented classes fuse fitness with technique and will leave you feeling sore and accomplished.
*Kellsie is currently working and training in Corpus Christi, Texas and continues to stop by Seattle Boxing Gym as a visiting coach often.
Jose started boxing at age 11 at the Azteca Boxing Gym in Renton, Washington. As an amateur, he went on a three year winning streak (2014-2016), which included winning the Ringside World Championship (2015) and the Washington State Golden Gloves championship in the 123lb weight class at age 16. Jose made his professional debut in 2018 and has amassed a 2-0 record to date.
*Jose is currently pursuing his professional career, but continues to have an on and off presence at Seattle Boxing Gym.
Our classes fuse cardio and strength training with boxing techniques that can be taken at any level of skill and/or fitness. Each of our dedicated and experienced instructors bring their own unique training style, and our small class sizes offer individual attention to every member. All our trainers are available for private sessions. Please visit our MindBody account to check our schedule or contact us to reserve a private session.
Proper warm up and shadow boxing technique, proper stance and footwork training, pad and bag work, cardio and strength/circuit training, correct forward, backward, side-to-side and circular movements, accurate form and timing, simulated sparring, and boxing foundation development. FIRST CLASS IS FREE!
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Faster progress and more individual attention with a customized approach to reaching your goals: Focus on boxing skills, strength/circuit training, or find the optimal combination of the two. Boxing-focused training stresses proper punching technique, footwork, punch combinations, counter punching, defensive drills, and more.
Access to all of our boxing, cardio, and training equipment, the ability to do your own thing, sparring, and everything you need for boxing/lifting/cardio/plyometric workouts.
If you are training for a fight or just want to hit someone (even if you don’t want to get hit back), members interested in sparring can join intermittent sparring classes or organize private sessions with other members at similar skill and enthusiasm levels. If you are interested in controlled/instructional sparring, let us know or join our Sunday Sparring class.
Seattle Boxing Gym’s youth class is open to kids ages seven to twelve. If your child is younger, contact us and we will do our best to determine if the youth class is the best option for them. We provide non-contact training that focuses on boxing fundamentals and general fitness. Our 45-minute class is tailored to create a fun and challenging experience for kids of varying skill levels. We aim to provide kids with improved hand-eye coordination, footwork, and balance; along with increased athletic and personal confidence. We believe the skills a child learns from boxing can be applied across all sports.
Seattle Boxing Gym does NOT have an organized competitive youth program. We are happy to talk with families about options available to kids who wish to compete.
Parents/guardians are required to sign the liability waiver for any person under the age of 18.
Schedule: Saturdays 10:15am - 11:00am
Pricing: $18/drop-in and $110/8-pack of classes + youth t-shirt
8 HEAVY BAGS
3 SPEED BAG RIGS
2 DOUBLE END BAGS
3 STATIONARY BIKES
OLYMPIC-STYLE WEIGHT RIG
30 MINUTE - $35.00
60 MINUTE - $65.00
8 PVT. SESSIONS 30 MIN. - $250.00
8 PVT. SESSIONS 60 MIN. - $470.00
OPEN GYM - $60.00
OPEN GYM (RECURRING) - $55.00
MONTHLY UNLIMITED GROUP CLASSES - $160.00 INCLUDES OPEN GYM
DROP IN GROUP CLASS - $20
DROP IN OPEN GYM - $15
ANNUAL UNLIMTED GROUP CLASSES AND OPEN GYM - $1,500
GROUP SPARRING CLASS – CHECK WITH US
MONDAY: 7:00AM - 8:00PM
TUESDAY: 7:00AM - 8:00PM
WEDNESDAY: 7:00AM - 8:00PM
THURSDAY: 7:00AM - 8:00PM
FRIDAY: 7:00AM - 8:00PM
SATURDAY: 9:00AM - 3:00PM
SUNDAY: 9:00AM - 3:00PM
MONDAY: 7:00AM . 9:00AM . 12:00PM . 3:00PM . 5:00PM & 6:30PM
TUESDAY: 7:00AM . 9:00AM . 12:00PM . 3:00PM . 5:00PM & 6:30PM
WEDNESDAY: 7:00AM . 9:00AM .12:00PM . 3:00PM . 5:00PM & 6:30PM
THURSDAY: 7:00AM . 9:00AM .12:00PM . 3:00PM . 5:00PM & 6:30PM
FRIDAY: 7:00AM . 9:00AM .12:00PM . 3:00PM . 5:00PM & 6:30PM
SATURDAY: 9:00AM . 12:00PM & 2:00PM
SUNDAY: 9:00AM . 12:00PM & 2:00PM
SUNDAY OPEN SPARRING 12:00-1:30PM
Is there a free trial period?
Your first class is free. In addition, we offer a discounted first-time one-hour private training session for anyone who is: 1.) Hesitant to jump into a class or; 2.) Has attended a class and wants to jump start their progress. The cost of your first one-hour private is $35.
Do I need to sign-up for my first class online?
You CAN sign up online using Mindbody. But you don’t NEED to. Newcomers are welcome to show up 15 minutes prior to any class: We will have you sign the new client information sheet/waiver, help you wrap your hands, and let you know what to expect.
Can I visit the gym and/or take a tour?
You are welcome to come to the gym anytime to see the facility, talk with the trainers, watch a class, etc. We will do our best to answer any questions you may have. Click here for our hours of operation.
What do I need to bring to a class or private training session?
All you need to bring to your first class/private is workout clothes and shoes. We provide hand wraps and gloves. We have filtered water and cups. We do recommend that members ultimately purchase their own hand wraps.
Do I need to have my own gloves and wraps?
No. You can borrow ours. We do recommend that people ultimately buy their own wraps and gloves. We sell them or can point you in the right direction.
Are the classes suitable for beginners?
All of the classes, with the exception of the “Advanced Classes” are open to beginners and first-time boxers. If we have a large class and/or additional staff on hand, we may pull new-comers aside at the start of the class to help them get up to speed with boxing fundamentals. We have newcomers every day and are used to accommodating first-time boxers in our classes. Don’t be scared or intimidated: We pride ourselves on being a welcoming place for boxers of all skill and fitness levels.
Do you train kids?
Yes! We have two dedicated coaches who lead our youth program every Saturday from 10:15 AM-11:00 AM. Our youth program caters to kids ages 5-12, and we provide all the gear they will need! Click here or give us a call for more details.
Do I have to get hit?
Do you have sparring?
We have open sparring every Sunday at 12PM. All levels are welcome and the sparring is controlled by a coach. Feel free to come watch.
Do I have to be a member to take private lessons?
You do not need a monthly membership to schedule a private training session. If you plan to use the gym on your own (i.e. in addition to the private sessions), we ask that you pay for an open gym membership or daily drop in fee.
Do you have showers?
No. We wish we did.
Can I/we use your gym for filming/photography/special events?
Possibly. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-658-3114.