The Cambridge YMCA is equipped with a full boxing gym, complete with full size ring, punching bags, speed bags, mirrors for shadow boxing and high ceilings for jumping rope.  Our boxing department consists of licensed and knowledgeable trainers as well as engaging classes open to all levels of experience.  We are the home of boxers with a wide range of experience but also a destination for those that are just beginning to explore the sport. Our boxing facility is only available for members of the Cambridge YMCA.

For more Boxing information, please contact our Fitness Coordinator, Brian Beaudoin


The Cambridge YMCA Boxing Department is also the home of the Cambridge Boxing Program which is free for kids ages of 13 and up with individual workout times running from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays followed by group training from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information, visit our Youth Boxing Page


Boxing Class Offerings

Beginner Boxing: Come learn the boxing techniques while getting in a high intensity cardiovascular workout.

Boxing Conditioning: This is a one-hour, non-contact class that focuses on the superior conditioning that is unique to a boxing workout. The class will incorporate calisthenics as well as boxing specific drills such as hitting the bag, which by the way, is one of the best arm-toning exercises. The circuits will utilize the classic boxing interval of three minutes of work separated by one minute of rest. There is no experience needed. Due to COVID guidelines you will need to bring your own gloves/wraps to class.

Lion Zone Boxing - Extreme Cardio: This is a fast-paced boxing workout suitable for beginners and experienced boxers, alike. The training session begins with dynamic warm-up designed to elevate the heart rate and prep the body for a boxer’s training regimen. We transition to realistic offensive and defensive drills consisting of a variety of punching combinations, blocking techniques and evasive movements. (Participants will choose a partner or be matched with someone of a similar skill level.) During the drilling portion of the class, we will also spend a few rounds on intense strength and cardio training on the heavy bag. The drills may also be interspersed with (or followed by) sport-specific upper and lower body calisthenics in addition to muscle-confusing core routines.