1324 Quincy St. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

How Do I Start Training At Uppercut Gym?

(The following is for the Adult Program 18+. Learn more about our teen boxing program.)

beginner boxing class

How do I start?

If you have never trained in boxing before, then you are required to take an Intro Class.

This class will show you the basics of amateur boxing beginning with your fighting stance, jab, cross, hook as well as some basic defense. The Intro Classes runs selected Wednesday's at 6:30pm and once a month on Saturdays at 10:30am. Please check the home page of the website for all available intro dates. To pre register call the gym at 612-822-1964  or pre-register through our Contact page. There is no charge for this class.

Do I need any special equipment?

No, wear whatever you are comfortable working out in. Equipment will be explained after the Intro Class.

What happens after the Intro Class?

You qualify for the following classes: Bag, Circuit (CT), Instructors Choice (IC), Kick, Build & Burn (B&B); all other classes require an instructors approval. You do not have to pre register for the other classes, you can just show up. Please refer to our schedule page for the current class schedule and class descriptions.

I do not want to compete; can I still come in and train?

YES! The program was designed for just that reason. Uppercut has also found some of our best amateur boxers in our classes, so you never know.


Uppercut does offer a kickboxing classes (please check the schedule on our website or download our app). Once again, if you have not trained in boxing or kickboxing, sign up for one of our Intro classes to get the basics, then you can try the kickboxing and other classes.

What about membership?

Again, check our membership page. Look at it as the more you buy, the cheaper it is per class. 

Things To Remember:

  • The trainers will train you as though you are getting ready to compete, so pace yourself!
  • The success of boxing is in the repetition and conditioning. As with any successful sport/exercise program, the individual is encouraged to start slow and build at their own pace.
  • Be on time for class! You have a 5 minute grace period, after 5 minutes-there will be no admittance in class.