These days fitness, wellbeing and health are on most people’s minds. People are running more, swimming more and just wanting to get moving! But sometimes it’s nice to escape the weights and treadmill to try something different or develop a new hobby. One of these great workouts is boxing, which develops your coordination, your overall fitness and ability to kick-ass. Luckily, Edinburgh has some great boxing centres in and around the city for you try it out or – if you’re already into boxing – hone your boxing skills in dedicated clubs.

Port O’Leith Boxing Club

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On Craighall Road in Leith is a new boxing gym, Port O’Leith Boxing Club. Their boxing and fitness classes run seven days a week, with multiple classes and courses to choose from! Whether you are a first-time puncher or a have been sparring for ages, Port O’Leith Boxing Club is the place to go!

They even run a class called Post-Natal Punchers, for post-natal mums, which has a childcare feature built into the schedule. An adult membership costs £70.00 per month or £780.00 per year. And if you have never boxed before, they run a four-week introductory course into boxing!

Daniel Juma-Phiri’s Boxing Academy


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Additionally, head to Craigmillar for one-on-one boxing classes at Daniel Juma-Phiri’s Boxing Academy! They run beginners’ classes, ladies only classes and additionally offer training packages to elite level boxers. Membership runs on a bronze, silver and gold membership schemes, whereby bronze membership costs £8.00 per class with one class per week. However, for those who are truly dedicated, the gold membership costs a total of £104.99 per month, with unlimited classes per month. It might be one of the pricier boxing centres in Edinburgh, but it’s definitely one of the best.

Hanuman Thai Boxing

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For a different kind of boxing, try out Hanuman Thai Boxing centre! With training from martial arts and fitness to basic self-defence, Hanuman Thai Boxing provides a safe environment for its members. A day pass to the gym is only £15.00, although if you are looking for a more dedicated regime a full membership will cost you £70.00 per month. This provides you access to unlimited classes and also works out at £4.38 per class if you attend four per week for the month.

Combat Solutions

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Combat Solutions is a vastly expanding kickboxing and combat-inspired centre on Chalmers Street. Always listening to the requests of customers, they are expanding to include yoga classes and street self-defence, on top of their popular kickboxing classes! Your first class is free at Combat Solutions and with classes six days a week, this a great place to kick off some steam!

Endangered MMA

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At Endangered MMA, the main customer goals are to improve fitness, provide a space for personal growth and develop community spirit. One of Edinburgh’s fastest growing MMA gyms, Endangered MMA provides both beginners and advanced fighters with the chance to develop their skills and fitness. Their standard monthly membership, for use of their state-of-the-art gym and classes, costs only £50.00 per month. However, if you are a student, you get £15.00 off, costing only £35.00 per month!

Martial Fitness

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In the heart of Bruntsfield on Gillespie Place is Martial Fitness. Providing an elite standard of training to all levels of experience, Martial Fitness allows its members to fulfil their potential through carefully crafted training plans. Alternatively, you can sign up for their online coaching which allows you to take control of your own training, anytime, anyplace.

If you’re interested in other types of fitness, Edinburgh has lots on offer. From the best parks to run in, the best climbing centres and the best running clubs, you’ll be spoilt for choice.