This is the most challenging, addicting, and self-respect building workout in Highland!


Get ready to leave your comfort behind and do something awesome. We know you're nervous about your first class but worry not, people a lot more unfit and uncoordinated than you have taken up boxing and are now in the best shape of their life. Read our Facebook and Google reviews if you need proof.


Be 15 minutes early so we can wrap your hands and give some instruction. We have all the gear to loan if you don't already own gloves, wraps, etc.

Here is a good video of what you are in for

This is the gear to put in your bag for class

Just Trying the Class: Water bottle and sweat towel. We can loan all necessary boxing gear you need.

Day 1 Beginner: Handwraps (you get a free pair when you join)

Day 15 Beginner: Boxing gloves, jump rope (read the gear information below)

Amateur level: Punch mitts (for catching), boxing shoes, punch tracking wearable (like Corner)

AlphAs Fight Team: Mouthpiece, headgear, rib/groin protection

Boxing Gloves (the most important gear investment)

The simple fact is new boxers will have some sore hands the first few classes as some "toughening up" is required. This is totally natural. Having the right gloves will help A LOT to minimize any pain/soreness.

I wear the Ring to Cage C17 2.0 hook and loop 16oz. glove for bagwork and sparring. Whatever glove you choose I HIGHLY recommend you do some research and plan on spending at least $50. Travis can recommend a glove based on your budget.

To help, this is a very comprehensive glove review from one of the best boxing instructors on the planet.

Again, I know I'm asking you to spend a fair bit of money on your gloves but please know you are making the right decision. Runners spend big money on shoes. Baseball bats can be stupid costly. This sport is the same.

Learn the Boxing Punch Numbers

Learn How to Wrap Your Hands

Combos we use all the time for you to practice...

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The AlphAs Fight Team

If you want to learn the sport of boxing you won't find a better facility, staff, or Team. We learn together with no ego and push each other to improve. Let Travis know if you are interested in sparring, and eventual amateur matches.

We are the only Guns & Hoses approved gym in Illinois and host the Battle of the Badges Metro East