UFC Gym

UFC Gym takes over LA Boxing

Not that much has changed at this waterfront fitness center in Hoboken, but LA Boxing was recently acquired by UFC Gym.

“Get ready, Hoboken — the ultimate fitness experience has arrived, located near Sinatra Dr and 3rd St. This is UFC Gym – the only fitness facility of its kind, and the only one inspired by the world’s absolute undisputed leader in mixed martial arts. Whether it is boxing, kickboxing, jiujitsu or one of the hundreds of classes offered, you are guaranteed a complete workout experience – strengthening and toning while building endurance and functional fitness. We’re proud to offer our members and guests the finest training available, giving individuals of all ages and fitness levels the opportunity to train different than ever before. You’ll feel the burn with The Workout™ –an ultra training session, proven to blaze through 800-1,000 calories in a single hour! State-of-the–art equipment for weight training, cardiovascular endurance and more – in a striking facility designed to inspire.”

UFC Gym Hoboken NJ

Description: Fitness studio centered around boxing, kick-boxing and Jiu Jitsu. Includes the 1000-calorie “The Workout.”
Address: 316 Sinatra Drive, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Website: http://www.laboxing.com/hoboken www.ufcgym.com/hoboken
Phone: 201-332-IBOX (4269)

6/27/2008 Update:

In case you’re feeling frustrated, and want to “punch” stuff, a Hoboken411 reader indicated that L.A. Boxing is opening up tomorrow.

Knock ’em out!

4/23/2008 Update (or lack thereof):

It’s been over six months since the last update, and it appears that LA Boxing is stuck in the mud (or corner if you want to be punny). There are “Now Open” signs in the windows, but the inside is still gutted with much left to do… wonder if they’ll ever open?

10/1/2007:
LA Boxing is coming soon to Hoboken, offering residents another way to get into shape!

Moving in near the Cort Furniture rental store, they have nearly 70 locations nationwide (with 27 in California, naturally). Franchise fees seem normal, at about $150k to start up. It seems to be a similar kind of workout to what Club-KO has to offer.

Good luck LA Boxing!

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la-boxing-logo-hoboken.jpg“Our philosophy is a simple one: Provide the very best training and workouts in a safe, healthy and fun atmosphere. LA BOXING provides you with a new way to approach personal fitness.

The equipment requirements are elementary: a bag, gloves, jump rope, timer and music. And you’ll get a workout that doesn’t miss a spot: a 1,000-calorie-an-hour cardio bomb and a superb all-body tuner that builds shoulders and forearms and works legs, hips, abs, upper back, triceps, biceps and lats. (Want to blast your delts? Try holding 16-ounce gloves at chin level for two rounds.)

Our instructors are all boxers, kickboxers and mixed martial artists that have gone through rigorous training and know the best way to challenge the body to its ultimate shape.”

100 Responses

  1. Easy-E says:

    [quote comment=”114574″][quote comment=”114563″]I went to try a class and I got to say that it is the best workout Ive had in a long time. Their facility is great! I was always intimidated of stepping inside a boxing ring, but during the class, they brought us into the ring and it was awesome! Great Location , Great class, Great Trainers! Definitely joined![/quote]

    I always wonder when you have the 1 post types of people who come in and praise (or bash) a specific Hoboken establishment. Are they for real or someone working for (or against) the business? :mrgreen:[/quote]

    I will be going this week, I’ll let you know what I think. I’ve spoken to one of the owners, looked around the place, and I like what I saw/heard. I have a feeling I’ll be dropping my Club H membership as a result. I need more than just lifting to hold my attention anymore…

  2. yellowsubmarine says:

    can you get a free week to try it out here (sorry, don’t have time to check back in the thread)…i’ll try it out and let you know, too

  3. Easy-E says:

    So I tried out a Boxing class.

    The instructor, Hans, first of all, is the real deal. This guy is a fighter. He has great technique, moves like he’s been doing this for a long time. He made a concentrated effort to teach proper technique, which is something I have been looking for.

    The combinations were pretty simple, building up from a jab, to jab-cross, then jab-cross-hook, and a couple variations based on that. Plenty of pushups and squats in the beginning made me feel like jelly. He gets on your case if you’re slacking. He’s not a jerk about it and he doesn’t come across as someone who has a huge ego. I thought he was a good instructor, likeable, and approachable, answered my questions without a problem.

    It’s not a cardio-kickboxing gym like Club KO primarily is. If you just want a workout and hit a bag, you would probably be fine just going to Club KO. If you would like to learn proper form and technique, and have access to classes that teach Boxing, Jiu Jitsu, Kickboxing (they’re adding Muay Thai too I think), and you want to train somewhere there are people who are serious about it, you should check it out.

    I’m going to join… Goodbye Club H.

  4. Hudson St. says:

    thanks for the excellent review easy! i hope to make it down sometime in the next two weeks. from your review it sounds like exactly what i envisioned it to be. think my money is going to stay at club ko though they are doing some great new things there.

    is that blond from all the promotions hanging around the gym? able to confirm any costs?

  5. Easy-E says:

    [quote comment=”115308″]thanks for the excellent review easy! i hope to make it down sometime in the next two weeks. from your review it sounds like exactly what i envisioned it to be. think my money is going to stay at club ko though they are doing some great new things there.

    is that blond from all the promotions hanging around the gym? able to confirm any costs?[/quote]

    I’ve seen a few ladies in there, but I only recently joined.

    I went for month to month, which is about $84, much cheaper if you buy a 3 month block or a year in advance.

    Well all I can say is try a class out, see if you like it, doesn’t cost you anything after all.

  6. MidnightRacer says:

    Hoboken411, where did you find info on the franchise fee and set up fees of $150,000?

    Easy, you should consider opening one of these up instead of buying a condo.

  7. Easy-E says:

    [quote comment=”117626″]Hoboken411, where did you find info on the franchise fee and set up fees of $150,000?

    Easy, you should consider opening one of these up instead of buying a condo.[/quote]

    Ha!

    I’m not buying a condo anytime soon. Not in this town. People are still trying to sell units I saw 2 years ago. Let’s not forget taxes.

  8. MidnightRacer says:

    Which is why I said you should put your omney in one of these and buy a home later.

    Maybe in Edgewater – kind of boring, still, over there. Put one in the strip mall near Barnes and Noble.

  9. Easy-E says:

    [quote comment=”117641″]Which is why I said you should put your omney in one of these and buy a home later.

    Maybe in Edgewater – kind of boring, still, over there. Put one in the strip mall near Barnes and Noble.[/quote]

    Coincidentally, I have some friends, and my instructor toying with the idea. Not an LA Boxing franchise, something similar in combination with a traditional martial arts dojang.

  10. Easy-E says:

    …not in Hoboken.

  11. carrie says:

    I took a class last night! Absolutely, the trainers worked on technique! I was a member of club KO and then I followed Nancy to Sky Club and now looking to follow her to LA Boxing.. Believe me, the class is intense, but I am looking for more then a beginners class.. I would like to go to a trial class again, but not sure they will let me.. I did the boxing class and want to check out the Kickboxing class.. The schedule did say kickboxing, but there wasn’t any kicking at all.. The manager said it was a boxing class.. Confusion already?? Anyone know if the there are more advanced classes??

  12. Easy-E says:

    [quote comment=”118393″]I took a class last night! Absolutely, the trainers worked on technique! I was a member of club KO and then I followed Nancy to Sky Club and now looking to follow her to LA Boxing.. Believe me, the class is intense, but I am looking for more then a beginners class.. I would like to go to a trial class again, but not sure they will let me.. I did the boxing class and want to check out the Kickboxing class.. The schedule did say kickboxing, but there wasn’t any kicking at all.. The manager said it was a boxing class.. Confusion already?? Anyone know if the there are more advanced classes??[/quote]

    Not sure what you mean by advanced class.

    If you can last a whole workout with hard punches and good form, you should try sparring. It’s the next logical step after all. They have a sparring class at 12 on Saturdays.

    Not many people (myself included) have great form and stamina at this point. I have seen a couple people who are obviously experienced, who knows, maybe you’re one of them. Hans really kicks your ass (in terms of intensity that is).

    They also have the MMA and Jiu Jitsu class. Wouldn’t be a bad idea to learn some grappling for self defense. Ground work makes you tired in ways you can’t possibly understand unless you’ve done it. It’s all core strength. Don’t be intimidated, women do that too. A buddy of mine is a blue belt at Renzo Gracie’s school in NYC. He’s also black belt in Judo. I watched him get submitted a couple times by an average sized young woman (and a purple belt) a couple weeks ago. Girl power indeed. 😯

    I know for a fact that they would really like to have more women join. There’s several I have seen on a daily basis, but it could even out a bit more. The owners and trainers are very friendly and approachable. So keep that in mind if you are considering it, you’ll definitely be welcomed.

  13. dlost19 says:

    LA Boxing is great and it’s much much much cheeper then Tiger Schulman’s. And the trainers are better too they are real MMA fighters not these fake chumps from Schulmans :mrgreen: so Join LA Boxing!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. Biff McFly says:

    What’s this 3 month package they are offering? DO they provide the gloves too or do I have to buy them?

  15. yellowsubmarine says:

    i know a girl who just joined for 1 month and it was around 80$–it’s probably cheaper for 3, though.

  16. ymail says:

    be careful with prepaid memberships, the location in secaucus just closed.

  17. carrie says:

    I am going to go tonight! Nancy from club KO and Sky Club teaches there now and well, I am a Nancy junky.. Gonna be a tough class.. I am going to join there, since the “Sky Wellness Center” aka GYM seems to be falling under.. That would be real cool.. “My gym can kick your gyms but” sky wellness, blah, blah..

  18. Easy-E says:

    LA Boxing is having a fight night for the American Cancer Society Friday night May 16th. Tickets are $25 for ringside seats, $20 for general admission. You can purchase ahead of time or at the door. Opens at 6, fights start at 7.

    I know several of the guys fighting, should be some good bouts. It’ll be a mix of Muy Thai/Kickboxing and Boxing. I’m pretty sure the competitors are coming in from another LA Boxing gym.

    It’s for a good cause and it’s happening right here in Hoboken, come down and show some support for our guys!

  19. Easy-E says:

    LA Boxing is having another fight night for charity tonight. Doors open at 6, fights start at 7. Kickboxing and boxing.

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