How to Start a Boxing Gym

What are the things you need to start a boxing gym? If you would like to start this kind of business, you need to be ready physically, emotionally and financially.

You need to be a certified boxing trainer yourself before you can start your own boxing gym.

Nevertheless if you have a large capital that you can use to start this kind of business you may hire a boxing trainer and start investing boxing equipment.

There are 2 ways we can start our very own boxing gym.

If you are a certified boxing trainer and don’t have the enough capital yet, you may choose an area at home, where you can train beginners and charge them an hourly rate. While doing so, you have the chance of saving your money and purchase new equipments.

Basic boxing requirements that you will need will be boxing gloves, head and body protection, punching and gum shields. All you have to do is to teach them basic techniques for boxing.
You may start advertising your small boxing gym by giving out leaflets within your neighborhood or if you know someone at the near-by schools you may want to ask if you can have time to promote your boxing gym during PE subjects with the students.

If you are planning to invest a large sum of money for your boxing gym, here are the things that you would be needing:

Gym Space and Location. You may want to choose a commercial location where you can start your boxing gym: near offices, schools or any location that does not have any boxing gym yet. You may also want to consider leasing a space or if you can afford to buy a building that will fit to be a boxing gym as long as it has huge windows, high ceilings, wide floor area where you can place the boxing equipments.

Permits, Insurance and Business Plan.

  • Permits will allow you to operate your business legally.
  • Insurance will protect you, your staff, and your gym members if any unwanted physical injury happened while they are in the gym.
  • Creating a business plan will help your boxing gym be successful as it will direct your business to the path that you would like, especially for your financial issues as it takes a lot of preparation.

Staff. You need to hire trainers and staff personnel to assist you in your gym operation. Some will serve as boxing coaches, expert trainers, receptionist at the receiving area.

Equipments. Installing a boxing ring is the most important equipment that you will need. Aside from the rings, here are some equipments and boxing supplies that you may have in your boxing gym: workout mats, heavy bags, speed bags, timing bags, jump ropes, gloves, hand wraps, protective cups, protective headgear, punch mitts/focus pads, weights and benches, treadmills, medicine balls and other workout equipment.

Advertisement and Promotion. You may want to provide posters in some commercial areas, or schools. You may also choose newspaper ads or recommend boxing to a school near your boxing gym, give out brochures through your staff.


  • Anne said on September 19, 2010
    I need your help and guide on starting A boxing gym. Thanks
  • Charles Conwell said on January 6, 2013
    we are planning on starting an ametuer boxing gym in cleveland, ohio. starting from 8- up. need info about grants, laws, and anything else that is useful.
  • Mike Davis said on January 23, 2014
    Any body need an excellent trainer. (Boxing) I do not have my trainers license yet but I am not a disappointment. as a matter of fact, I can not brag enough about how good I am. Taught by Clint Martin. Fought as an ameture and pro. I'm good hepl. Cleveland ohio, Euclid Ohio Use to be Michael, Jumptime THe Boy From Nowhere Davis now I'm Mike
  • Morgan Brose said on October 19, 2014
    my dream is to open a boxing and i'm 16. so starting my plan earlier by planning and making sure to get everything i need.
  • Jean Wright said on December 29, 2014
    I currently workout at Bula Boxing Club, Ashtabula, Ohio. The paying clients are small in number. The owner is talking about closing if the number of paying clients don't increase due to the bills. I'd like to direct/assist the owner to grants, etc. can you give me any information?
  • Ivan said on June 22, 2015
    Hello everyone. I'm Ivan. Originally from Ukrain living north site of Chicago. I have Black belt of taekwondo, kickboxing champion of Ukraine .. I have one pro boxing fight in Miami. And a lot of amateur fights in Florida. I would like to start teaching people in Chicago area.. Except any advices. Thanks
  • Rocky jarnagin said on July 3, 2015
    hello I am a boxing trainer I started my own gym recently I have 15, 8 to 10 year olds and 6 who are over 16 my question is there any kind of funding, grants, anything would help because most of my students for can't afford to pay anything
  • jitesh said on April 18, 2017
    thanks budyyy ......


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