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Two locations:
25 Park Place, Lower Level
New York NY 10007

52 Walker Street, 2nd Fl
New York NY 10013

Over 100 Boxing, Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Boot Camp, Jiu Jitsu and Krav Maga classes per week; personal training; one-on-one instruction.

Reviews (137)

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Sonny Mitchell

29 August 2019

Love it, it’s encouraging, motivating, friendly staff, great classes, truly great gym, I like it better then work train fight.

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Sam H

28 August 2019

Grimey, no bs, no gimmicks fighting gym. For the Muay Thai class, I like that there’s about as many women as men. The coach gave me feedback on my kicks and stances as I went through the workout. And while it was painful, I want to do it again! More...

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Gabriel A.

26 August 2019

I just started here. I’ve never boxed at any gym ever. And although I’m surrounded by tons of experienced people, I’ve never felt left out. If you’re thinking about joining, at least go visit one of the gyms and see how non-corporate, down to earth the facilities are. It’ll be worth your time. More...

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Kevin Ruiz

22 August 2019

Top notch training

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Dalton White

30 July 2019

This gym is truly amazing. Feels like you joined a welcoming community on day 1. Great trainers and great workouts.

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Weimin T.

28 July 2019

The best and most intense workout of all.  This is real, intense fight style training and levels above what you get at the typical gyms.I do muay thai privates with Chris, the Sat muay thai class and 7am bootcamp classes by Lee.  Have been doing it for 5 years.  It's similar to HIIT but for a whole hour, non stop.  This high intensity "bursts" training is what makes you more cut and increase metabolic rate.Very friendly staff.  Highly recommend. More...

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Dia Alqalisi

23 July 2019

Once you settle and get used to the rhythm of the classes and facility, it’s a great experience. p.s for newcomers: don’t be intimidated on your first day. The coaches will make you work hard and sweat hard, just keep pushing . More...

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Ogo Mbamalu

23 July 2019

Nice spot excellent workout

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Nicky Kouveras

22 July 2019

Have been attending classes at the Walker St location for a few months.. great workout!

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Moulton Vogane

16 July 2019

Energetic and motivational environment, friendly and attentive staff. large set of equipment's are available for your fitness exercises.

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Saramarie Colandra

16 July 2019

Boxing- all levels with Maurice! Absolutely loved this class, it was my first time at the gym and a great first class, I really learned so much. It was the perfect mixture of conditioning, mitt work, heavy bag technique, defense, and footwork, all within an hour. I appreciated his pointers and coaching throughout. The gym felt like a safe space to make mistakes and learn etc, which I’ve been seeking out in other gyms. I will definitely be back! More...

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Mira Chen

9 July 2019

Had my first Must Thai class here and it was so much fun!! Highly recommend

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Nicole Minassian

2 July 2019

Loved the vibe of this gym

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Jess Souza

12 May 2019

ZEV IS THE BEST TRAINER. He is VERY hard but cares about your form and pays close attention. I felt a lot more confident after his 7:30 class at Walker Street.

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Mira C.

12 May 2019

I went to a free trial class with Kenny and I can see why other people commenting that the classes here are kind of random. Kenny casually mentioned things to do which didn't seem very structured. However, I checked my fitbit heart rate tracking and this "unstructured" class got me more workout done than other structured boxing classes. Also, I really liked that Kenny would watch and pick up things that I didn't do correctly and taught us basic things because we are beginners. He was very friendly and the class was extremely challenging. Even though I wish there were more amenities, I liked that the environment felt like the boxing gyms in Creed and other movies! There were real boxers practicing everyday instead of just people coming to the classes for fitness only. More...

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RoShawn F.

27 April 2019

Best Boxing gym in NYC hands down. I have been Boxing for 10 years, from LA. It took me a month of making my rounds checking out different gyms all over NYC to finally land here at Church Street. Great people here, Genero is a class act owner, Lee is a phenomenal trainer and all around fun guy, and Nicco is top notch trainer that will keep a smile on your face as well! I have just saved you yelpers a month of searching! More...

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H B

26 April 2019

Love this place! You are guaranteed a serious workout here. If you come here consistently and aren't getting into better shape then you are absolutely doing something very wrong. Love training with Scrap, you can tell he is passionate about his craft and teaching others. See you on the bag! More...

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Sheila Pierre

26 April 2019

Challenging classes, great instructors, friendly members. I love it!

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Alexander Wang

26 April 2019

Solid traditional boxing gym layout. Gritty feeling. Real boxing. Totally worth it.

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Matthew Dagrosa

26 April 2019

Great feedback, only been doing this for 3 months already feel like I've learned a bunch in that short time.

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Daniel Techy

26 April 2019

Amazing atmosphere! One of the best boxing gyms in NYC!

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Peter Kaljevic

15 March 2019

real boxing glory kickboxing mma all the fighters from all around the world they visited and train here ! Pride Glory K-1 Bellator UFC and others!

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Sarah Sisneros

25 February 2019

I enjoy the environment and the people. I signed up for 6 months and no one have reviewed the benenfits thus far.

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Most Passionate One

25 February 2019

Better than the UFC Gym nearby Facts

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Gabriel Drekou

26 January 2019

I always thought Church Street Boxing was a landmark or some historical place because I grew up in NYC. When I finally trained there for the first time recenty, I realized it is amazing place to train and develop being in an actual boxing ring.Luved it and will be back for sure!

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Jethro Funk

26 January 2019

Proper Boxing gym! Has good coaches and all the equipment you need.
My favourite classes were those run by a gentleman called Jay.

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Ashfaque Sakib

26 January 2019

Amazing place with amazing trainers, not one of those watered down gyms for soccer moms.

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Elvis Ferrando

25 January 2019

Do it. Bring it.

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Adam C.

15 January 2019

Trying to get back in shape and BOOM! I got destroyed today and loved all of it. Can't wait to continue. It's definitely a no frills gym, nothing near crunch or anything but I liked the size of the classes(6 people were in my class)

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Fanuza Gareeva

27 December 2018

Great place! Great stuff! Was a pleasure to talk to Shanon Mora who explained everything very well, about both locations, holiday deals, classes. She made me feel to come back to this place and we are definitely coming back soon. They have all types of classes and great personal trainers (recommending Justin).Highly recommend! More...

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Harry B.

27 December 2018

Love this place! You are guaranteed a serious workout here. If you come here consistently and aren't getting into better shape then you are absolutely doing something very wrong. Love training with Scrap, you can tell he is passionate about his craft and teaching others. More...

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C D.

7 December 2018

My 14 yr old son and I were in NYC and going to miss our usual boxing night back home in Canada. we looked around the hotel on google and found this amazing gym. We were made to feel very welcome. It felt just like we had been here before. Amazing staff and a great venue. We will be back when we visit again. Thanks, More...

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Jia L.

10 November 2018

This is a place where you can learn how to actually box and have a good workout at the same time. EVERY staff is extremely nice and helpful. I've taken almost all the trainers classes and I absolutely loved every one of them. One on one with Scrap has been helping me build foundations and fighting skills significantly. He pushes me to work hard in every class and I LOVE it! I saw some comments about the gym is not clean, etc. Again this is a boxing gym, where people put their sweat and hard work in, things get dirty when you fight. If you are looking for a nice place to get a regular workout then crunch at Fidi or Equinox May be a better option. Church is more than a gym, it's a community where you get to see people with all backgrounds that come together to be better themselves. More...

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Celia Cohen

18 October 2018

Really fun workouts that are hard but still extremely enjoyable. Plus you learn somthing new each class!

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Carly Weil

21 September 2018

Love it here! No frills, but you will be worked. Feels amazing when you come out the other side of class.

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Uchida Takaya

31 August 2018

I really like how everyone here is serious about working out and boxing. The trainers are great and I am very satisfied with joining this gym.

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Lucas Ebel

26 August 2018

Excellent gym. All the coaches are very friendly, but will work you hard. Don’t come if you’re not going to put in 100%

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Naser Halili

23 August 2018

Fantastic place to get in shape, for goodness sake let's eat some cake.

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Vikram Sai

23 August 2018

best boxing gym in nyc. great staff and trainers. no fake sh*t, this place is gritty the way a boxing gym is supposed to be.

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Roberto Linares

23 August 2018

Trainers for the kids programs and so amazing, my son is having a great time and loving it :)

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Mookie Spitz

23 August 2018

I get my ass kicked here on a reg'lar basis. Greatest gym on the planet! Genuine MMA guys literally show you the ropes. Love it here! #realdeal

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Martinez Itali

23 August 2018

THE BEST. I'm a professional fighter and it is hard to find real boxing gyms but church street boxing � it is just the 'BEST' not only to pro fighters but also for amateurs, beginners and people that just love to workout great aura great people.

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Sanjoin Gong

23 August 2018

fantastic vd

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Mark Matthews

23 August 2018

Good energy and work from the second I walked in doors. Good coaching and all members I encountered were cool cats. Everyone was focused on their work..... I'll be back. Often.

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Sam HaiNe

23 August 2018

This is my go to gym. Authentic. Old school. Everthing you need is here. A definite location for anyone with boxing experience or anyone looking to jump into the real deal.

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Jay Lippa

23 August 2018

Church street Boxing gym is THE fight gym in New York City . The staff are fantastic and friendly and there is a communal feel that is unusual for a fighting gym. Everyone enjoys the workouts and the classes are tough and diverse in the martial arts . More...

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Shawn Mc Fadden

23 August 2018

We actually came to New York City to fight in Brooklyn at Gleason's , in a Masters world tournament but there was no way we could leave without visiting the world-famous Church Street gym it was awesome!

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Katelyn Kope

23 August 2018

Church Street is so welcoming and helpful at any level you are at. If you're serious about working out and learning this is a solid place and environment to do so.

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Andrea Alfonso

23 August 2018

It's a true old school boxing gym feel and I felt right at home my first day.. It's got something for everyone from boot camp style circuit classes, boxing both contact and no contact, Muay Thai, bjj and mma! Each coach offers something different so I always feel challenged! �� More...

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Ricky Ray Taylor

23 August 2018

Church ST was my "2nd" boxing training gig upon moving to NYC in '00 - I learned the crossover from boxer to trainer here and looking back, there couldn't have been a better environment for this type education - CSBG is the ultimate white collar haven with a decent enough mix of competitive amateurs and pro's scattered around to make it feel legit - I still swing by through the week to do sessions there for old-X's-sake.

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Hussein Harajli

23 August 2018

CSBG is an exceptional place and a genuine boxing experience that keeps you coming back for more. Staff is friendly and professional, trainers are fantastic and every time you step inside you feel among brothers and sisters. I highly recommend it!!

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Rodney Craig

23 August 2018

Church Street Boxing is my sanctuary..been in and out of boxing gyms all my life. Church Street by far has the best vibe of them all. Friendly and welcoming to those new to the sport,..and yet they maintain that grittiness, and toughness for hardcore and ol' school guys like mysef...absolutely amazing balance of both..The trainers are the best you can find anywhere Jenaro, Nicco, Jason,Scrap, Jackson, Steve Frank, Abbie, Josh, Mike, Paul, Lee, Marco,Jonathan, Moe, Kalief, the Marinez brothers Itali & Chico, Victor...Chris,Andrea,Freddy, Sid, Max and so many more to numerous too mention ..(apologies if I didn't mention you) you just won't find a better stable of trainers anywhere..They are committed to helping you achieve your goals at what ever level whether you're looking to compete at the highest level, amateur level or just looking to get in shape...Also have to mention Raquel(Rocky) and her staff that keep things running smoothly, being attentive to members needs.and always making sure that you feel at home. Do yourself a favor become a part of the Church Street Family ...you'll be glad you did More...

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Wei Min Tan

23 August 2018

The best gym in NYC with the toughest workouts and kickass trainers. This is where I start my day, checking in at 6:30am, with the best coaches Nicco for boxing/boot camp, Chris for muay thai and hardcore buddies, who push me beyond what I'd do myself. Each minute seems to last forever. It's the hardest part of the day, losing 2 lbs of water weight. After that, everything else is easy. More...

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David Tan

23 August 2018

This is a true boxing gym where you rub shoulders with pro fighters and amateurs from all walks of life. All have on goal, to improve and aspire for betterment.

Other than physical workout, this is also a great community. Trainers are very
professional and members are courteous.

I had previous boxing training and have been there for almost two years. Love the place.
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Andre Cirilo

23 August 2018

What an amazing experience!! There's no place else in the City like CSBG... Crossfit Training, Kettle Bell workout, Treadmill Work, Jump Rope, Hit the Bags, Shadow Box, Group Fitness Classes or, like I do for at least 10 minutes after each workout, sit and watch the skilled staff run through drills with boxers of all levels... Come down and experience Church Street Boxing Gym. You won't be disappointed! More...

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Michael Villaraza

23 August 2018

I am a tourist visiting New York, while passing/touring the World Trade Center area I decided to take the morning 11am boxing classes at Church's. Even though my experience here was mainly one class. I had a great workout, learned a lot of new drills and a great crowd in the class as well. When I do return to NY in the near future I look forward to training here on my trip and recommend to newcomers interested in pursuing their training at Church's! More...

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Nicco Diaz

23 August 2018

This was the first boxing gym I've ever stepped into back when it first opened up. This is the gym I fight and train out of. This is my home away from home, everyone here is like family. Hard work and great times! More...

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Carly W.

20 August 2018

So glad I tried out their free trial. Every single person at this gym is so positive and motivating. They truly want you to succeed. You'll get your ass whipped but you'll love it. Jonathan in particular is an awesome trainer; he knows how hard to push each person and explains the moves well. No frills, but everything you need. Don't forget to bring your own towel.Also, to clarify a number of negative reviews regarding the trainer Le - his classes are specifically labeled as "bootcamp" sessions. If you are looking for a more traditional boxing class focusing on technique, I would recommend booking the pure boxing classes. More...

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H B

9 August 2018

Love this place! You are guaranteed a serious workout here.

If you come here consistently and aren't getting into better shape then you are absolutely doing something very wrong. Love training with Scrap, you can tell her is passionate about his craft and teaching other.

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I'll Pass ..

20 March 2018

Update... UPDATE! *Earlier today as I stumble through the door at home: "So this is what it feels like for guys with no girlfriends? Dude, my f*cking arms are soooo sore!"I'm still amazed that some people who take classes at Church St expect some baby powdered, bourgeois experience. It is a goddamn BOXING gym; not a spa. For the people who need mats to do pushups on a "dirty" floor, go on ahead and take your asses elsewhere. With their (still exorbitant) prices, Church St obviously doesn't need your type of clientele- nor do the trainers who teach classes there. And not for nothing, but uhh, you acting sadity pisses off the trainer teaching the class, which in turn makes the class harder, WHICH IN TURN makes me rent a Jazzy Jet the next day because my muscles are dead and I can't f*cking walk. And now... the reason... for my... 5 STAR review...I had one of the BEST workouts that I've had in quite some time; thanks to Le. The energy that Le has exuded throughout every single class that I have taken with him so far, has been far beyond my unrealistically high expectations of people. I sh*t you not, the guy is a touch psycho, but it's all for the greater good. He's high energy, doesn't accept excuses, changes up the exercises each class and has me sweating more than my (ahem ahem) ex. Seriously, if someone comes to this gym, takes classes from either Le, Gardea, Jonathan or Sidney and is complaining about how they run their class, then bless your heart, but take your b*tch ass elsewhere. They are all doing a phenomenal job.*And just a little note to Church St... I still stand by my initial 1 star review about the price change earlier this year. As it so happens, I have spent my entire tax return on scratch offs, male hookers and economy sized boxes of Big League Chew. What better time for you to run a sale on classes! More...

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Steph J.

27 February 2018

Joined this gym in January & have been enjoying it. Many different classes for different levels & youre bound to find a trainer you like! Very glad I joined. I've been boxing for just two months but have definitely seen an improvement in my form & punches. If you join the gym, you'll be using the mindbody app to schedule classes & they never charge a fee for late cancellations--I appreciate that! More...

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Analise S.

13 January 2018

Such a great work out. Really awesome atmosphere. Competitive but welcoming. Can't wait to get in shape

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Giuseppe D.

7 January 2018

This is an incredibly challenging gym with an amazing group of knowledgabible staff members that can accommodate any expertise of boxing.

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Jason P.

3 November 2017

Lots of inspiration in that gym. Hardest workouts but the instructors and everybody get you through it

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Lynda B.

28 September 2017

I found Church Street through CP and the first class that I attended was Boxing with Le over at Walker Street. I ran a bit late because of train delays, but I was thankful that the desk team still allowed me in past an acceptable grace period. It may be my own expectations, but I wasn't a fan of Le's teaching style which I found a bit brash. We also ran twice through the busy streets of that area for laps which I found really inconsiderate to the class and to the people on the streets. However, it was still a good workout, which is why I'm not taking away any stars and it didn't deter me to try more classes/consider membership.And man, I'm really glad that I wasn't deterred! I tried Andrea's Kickboxing and Michael's Boxing after my first class and both instructors have good energy, are patient, focus on technique, and I left both classes feeling more skilled and stronger. I've also taken every class after my first at their Park Place location which I find to be more authentic and welcoming of a space than Walker Street. I now try to take kickboxing with Andrea at least once a week and it's a class that I really look forward to and kicks my ass every time. I'd recommend if you want to learn to box in an authentic space with authentic instructors! More...

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TRIBECA t.

3 September 2017

The classes are incredibly Challenging and will push u past your limits! Will come out feeling accomplished! Absolute killer workouts!

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Mike B.

16 June 2017

At 150+ classes in, I had to write a review. I can't say enough of how great this underground boxers paradise is. You will get in a great workout every time...guaranteed! CSB is located in the heart of the Financial District a few blocks from WTC (Walker St / Broadway location as well) easily accessed from many public transportation options. For all the low reviews on here dissing the instruction...don't come to a class and expect one on one training. You will learn the more you come but you have to self train when not doing the classes and come prepared with some knowledge unless you want private training which is available. If your looking for private sessions I recommend the guys who run the classes: Jayo, Steve, Mike, Kalief, Maurice, Kenny, Marco. Check yourself at the door and don't try to learn to fast...proper technique takes alot of practice. If you continue this like I did you can step into the ring for open sparring and take your skills to the next level. More...

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Alexandra Paige B.

2 March 2017

I singed up for the boot camp boxing class on ClassPass on a whim and couldn't be happier that I did. I work out frequently and this was far and away the most challenging class that I've ever done. It really, really pushes you to your limits. It will work every muscle in your body and you'll come out feeling extremely accomplished. The instructor was great, the atmosphere was great, and the class was amazing. In short,I can't wait to go back. More...

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Tina K.

4 January 2017

I have been member for about 5 months now. And I absolutely love it. The trainers are super chill and easy to get along with. The people who come here are extremely friendly. The front desk staff are all so nice. I'm especially thankful Demetri because he is literally one of the main reasons I decided to stick with this gym. This past summer, I was hopping around different boxing gyms to find one that fits me. Every single gym would try to pressure me to sign up immediately after class. They would throw all these one time deals at me and keep me from leaving. It was always a turn off. The first time I came to CSBG, Demetri kindly recommended that I take some time to think about it before signing up for a 3 month membership. He was such a nice breather from all the pestering I received from all the other gyms. I literally went home and signed up for a membership that day! Thanks Demetri~ If it weren't for you, I may never have signed up for a membership and I would have completely missed out on all the wonderful people and community you got here. More...

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Paul M.

25 July 2016

Great place all around ! The atmosphere is that of a gritty boxing gym. The trainers are knowledgeable and also hard nosed I think most of them actually compete which makes a huge difference for us the client learning wise. I enjoy going to the Tuesday and Sunday classes in the morning it's convenient towards my schedule and also the instructor is very welcoming yet big on getting right too it. I LOVE IT! More...

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Richard A.

9 May 2016

A very professional gym. Instructors are very knowledgable and have lots of experience in fitness training. I took the bootcamp class 2-3 times a week, such a blast. I learned alot about boxing techniques and how it incorporates to bootcamp fitness, I had such a time of my life working out and learning many new things. Many of the clients that workout next to you, seem like such friendly folks and they cheer you on and motivate you so much. I highly recommend this gym if you want one hell of a workout and also learning many disciplines of boxing. More...

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elana b.

26 March 2016

I'm somewhat loathe to write this review since I selfishly don't want classes to be more crowded but this place is the best. The teachers are badass, knowledgeable professionals who push you to WORK without making you feel like a bad kid getting in trouble like at some HIIT gyms. It has a community vibe and reasonable pricing. Thus far, gym is delightfully free of people who like to Instagram their workout, divas and jerks. Yes the bathroom is not a five star spa but who the hell goes to the gym for that? More...

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Kim M.

22 March 2016

First time taking boxing ever today and it was a great experience at Church Street. I had never worn boxing gloves or punched a bag and Paul was great with showing me how. He got us started running (I didn't have a sweatshirt so I did treadmill) and everyone went outside to run and do burpees by the river to warm up. He then set me up with gloves and a bag, and showed me how to stand and jab. After he invited us in the ring two at a time to spar with him, then with each other. It was a great workout-- will definitely come again. Note - there are showers, no towels though. More...

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Stephanie B.

3 March 2016

I fell in love church street boxing from the moment I walked in . No frills no BS just hard work. You have to try Jared's kickboxing class and Jonathan's boxing classes. Also private lessons with Jared were extremely affordable and worth it. It may not be the prettiest cleanest place but it'll get you sweating and doing some serious work ! More...

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Roxana F.

26 August 2015

Awesome old school boxing gym. You should have some knowledge of boxing, punches, footwork etc before taking a class here but when you do it will kick your ass. My class started with a decent warmup with stretching and some bodyweight exercises (burpees!) then some "cardio," including stairs and running around the block. By this time I was already wiped but alas, there's more! We did some combinations both on the bag and with mitts (held by the coach). You'll want to bring a water bottle and be ready to sweat...not just because of the workout but because this place is in the basement and could use some better ventilation. There's a small area to lift weights and one ring. Bathrooms are pretty basic/little outdated, toilets with showers and some lockers. No crazy amenities. If you want an awesome workout and want to up your boxing game, and are ready to forego the bells and whistles of most NYC gyms, this is your place! More...

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Matthew A.

4 August 2015

Old school boxing gym. Jenaro, Jason and thier team are just great trainers and there are some very good people here.  Don't expect Equinox here, this is gritty professional boxing gym with great training.  These gyms are a dying breed in New York now so enjoy it while you can. I love this place. More...

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Samantha G.

26 July 2015

If you are a ClassPass user AND you never have taken a boxing class, I don't recommend going here. I suggest signing up for a class geared towards beginners to go over technique and basic combos.However, if you have had some experience with boxing, by all means try a class with Church Street Boxing! They do not mess around here. The first part of class was a warm up that kicked my ass: Lots of jumping jacks, burpees, high knees, fast feet, push ups, jumping squats, a couple of laps around the block, rinse and repeat. That made me regret having a late night out before taking a morning class here. Once we finished the warm up we did punching drills individually on the bags, then got partnered up to practice punch combos/blocking. I enjoyed the latter portion since you definitely have to focus a lot more with a partner than punching a bag.While I felt like I was gonna die during the warm up, I did feel  very accomplished after the class and now motivated to take more boxing classes. I do have to mention, the people here are friendly and not intimidating. Nico (the instructor) will work you hard and he's cool to chat with. More...

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Phill N.

8 June 2015

The best boxing / kickboxing gym in Tribeca. Really experienced trainers. Authentic old school style gym. You're gonna learn how to fight here and get in shape.

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Morgan J.

13 May 2015

Went here today for Class Pass. I was extremely intimidated as a small woman and having never tried boxing before, but Hector was very helpful! If you are going for the first time, just make sure to tell him right away and he will set you up to learn. It was a great workout and I felt like I got better already in just an hour! FYI the showers do not have soap, shampoo, or towels. I really liked my class here and would definitely go back. Ladies, do not be intimidated, go for it! More...

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Kevin P.

27 April 2015

I started going to Church Street a few weeks ago.  Really great experience.  Extremely nice, completely understanding if you've never done boxing before, and a great workout.  Glad I finally signed up.

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Gardea C.

21 April 2015

Old school gym feel. Posters plastered on the wall, leaky pipes, sweat condensing, basic dumbbells and bench press, heavy bags, speed bags, mirror and requisite ring. This is the gym of the Rocky movies; the stereotypical boxing gym. This gym gives you the necessities and is for those who want to put in the physical work required for a physically fit body or for a talented boxing session. The trainers are hard nosed and do not pity those who cannot. This is a no excuse gym and is not for those who need constant praise. You workout here because you know you need to improve and need and want someone who will show no mercy. More...

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Jason L.

20 April 2015

Church Street Boxing Gym is awesome! Like others have said, this is a real boxing/kickboxing gym. I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to get in shape or learn to fight. Yes, the locker room is small - but that means you're rubbing elbows with real fighters training for real fights. There's an intensity and purpose at this gym that's inspiring. It makes you push a little harder even if you're only doing group classes. The trainers here are all encouraging and supportive. They tend to focus on new people in the classes so they learn proper technique. They push you but also understand that people are at different levels so if you need to slow down or take a break, they understand. I guess there was a trainer there a while back that was really verbally abusive but he's been gone for a couple of years now. Yes, I've seen the videos online but the trainers who are there now are nothing like that. I would ignore any review that refers to Eric Kelly or is more than a couple of years old. I've tried other gyms (Crunch and NYSC) before but quickly got bored with their workouts. I felt like I was working out just for the sake of working out. But at Church Street, I feel like I'm in training and learning a new skill. That keeps me motivated and keeps me coming back. And really, when considering a gym, isn't that the only thing that counts? More...

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Alexander P.

17 February 2015

This is my first time posting a review on Yelp so that should speak volumes. Entire staff, from the front desk to the trainers to the owners are all a class act. This gym is not for the faint of heart. If you're looking for some vanilla routine that you'll fade out of in a month then don't come here. Every session is a different change of pace. These trainers will help your results exceed expectations in half the time. If costs are an issue then wait for their generous promotional packages. More...

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Phillip B.

16 February 2015

Staff is super friendly and professional. Great space for a pretty decent price. If you're new to the sport, don't be intimidated! Come check it out!

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Steven P.

3 February 2015

This place is the real deal. For MMA fighters, boxers, or those looking to get in ultimate shape. I am a novice and the trainers (no two are the same) are patient yet push you to your edge.

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Weimin T.

11 December 2014

Church St is a great gym where I brought my fitness level up and bodyfat down to the level I now have a clear six pack.  It's a fight gym which means it's not the gym for fancy showers and towel service.  It's gritty, not too clean and real.  I have been going to Equinox and still do.  Now, I go to Church St to for a hardcore workout and to Equinox across the street to shower.  Jenaro and Nicco are absolutely the best trainers.  I say this with having attended Equinox and NYSC.  The intensity of the Monday, Wed, Fri 7am/8am classes is amazing.  The negative reviews are because of a former trainer whose brand was to abuse members.  He is no longer there so no worries. More...

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Chris L.

7 November 2014

I have been going here for 3ish years and really have nothing bad to say about it.  I only do Muay Thai for the most part but I do use some of the weights and have taken both boxing classes and cross training classes.  I guess I would say that I would more Muay Thai classes offered but that's because I like them so much.  The instructors are very good, have a ton of experience, and are currently training both amateurs and people fighting for world championships.  Some of them are still competing themselves.  The owners are there and very passionate about the place, they actually care as opposed to a lot of other gyms whose owners are not there and probably only care about making money.  These guys have been very accommodative and willing to work with me as things have come up. There have been a lot of changes recently which has made the gym a nicer place to visit but to be honestly miss the edge it used to have a little.  I have maintained an excellent level of physical fitness here and have developed some skill too.  Whether you are looking to be fit or especially if you want to compete this is a great gym. If entering this gym you think that it's going to smell like Equinox or a rose garden you are sadly mistaken this is a boxing gym people hit things and sweat profusely. More...

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Simone P.

25 June 2014

I'm surprised at the amount of negative reviews for here, but a lot of them seem pretty old! I had a great one-time experience at this gymMy girlfriend and I had been wanting to take boxing classes -- real boxing classes, not at Equinox or NYSC. We work at a bar behind Church Street and when the owner came in one day and told us he had a gym we were sold! We came in for a group class on a Monday, everyone was super nice and accommodating. One of the receptionists gave us a tour of the facility and got us started jump roping. The place is pretty much what I would envision as a boxing gym, which you can see in the pictures. Not a bunch of fancy machines but everything you need to train. We were also happy to see that there were women in there and there were no lewd or uncomfortable looks from guys.The class was great! I believe our trainers name was Jonathan. He kept the newbies in the front and more experienced in the back so he could teach us simultaneously but give us different, appropriate instruction. We warmed up and then learned all the basics -- stance, punching technique, etc. We worked out super hard but were also able to keep up with the class (super proud of myself!) The instructor was able to go around and give individualized attention which I think was super important. He was also great at pushing us really hard and challenging us without being a complete jerk.My body was sore for at least 3 or 4 days, but I felt great! Definitely will be back for another class ASAP. More...

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Mike S.

10 June 2014

Excellent. Work ethics and training is top notch with excellent trainers and coaches. I love this spot and has a dirty basement feel that I love. Rates are good also and cheaper than a lot of mma places or gyms in the area. More...

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Sheldon A.

4 April 2014

Thanks !Left my head gear there on Tuesday. Its Winning Head Gear, cost like 400 bucks. Definitely in high demand. Went back today, Friday, and it was in lost and found. Nobody had stolen it, I was sure someone would. But that is just how awesome Church Street is. Much appreciated. Ryan Bloch More...

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Arvee E.

28 March 2014

I started boxing at this gym around 2007 and it was a different format and owner back then. Then I met my wife a year in and sad to say I gradually stopped going. I started to go for a short stint a few years later with no avail. But enough about me and lets get to the gym review!First off I have gone to a few different boxing gyms and this might be one of the more spacious facilities. It can get a little crowded during after work hours (5:30pm onward) but that just means the gym is good and new clientele is always coming through the doors. There are classes daily on 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 I believe so you can always catch a class depending on what time you get off work. I get off work at 4pm and get there around 4:30. There are probably only about less than 10 people in there by that time. It's always good to come a little early so you can warm up, jump rope, stretch and reserve a spot on the class just in case it gets too crowded.*** There are also kids classes here if you are interested on getting your kids into boxing or muai thai. ***Second, the facility has all the basic necessities of a boxing gym. From a ring, heavy bags, speed bags, double end bag. You might need to wait on the double end bag since there is technically only 1 good one in the gym but you can always do other activities. Also if you have your own speed bag, you can just attach it (just make sure you have all the hardware). There are a good amount of lockers in the gym but they are required to be rented out for about $25 monthly. It's a definite plus if you don't want to carry all your boxing gear daily and have spare clothes, wraps etc on days you want to work out on the spur of the moment.They also have a full weights rack, bench press, squat station, 2 treadmills and a few sit up benches.Third, the trainers, owners and faculty. These guys are amazing! I love the people who work there. They are very friendly and are always willing to give you a few pointers and advise if needed. My current trainer Jonathan is great! His style of boxing is something I want to achieve and that is one of the reasons why I chose him to be my trainer. (Just a FYI, if you are serious about boxing and want to fight. Find a trainer that fits your style of fighting and see how they interact with their clients. Not all trainers are the same and its always good to do research beforehand).Jenaro who is one of the owners and his son Nicoo are genuinely one of the nicest people I know but you won't know that by taking Jenaro's classes. I feel drained just watching his class. Probably one of the best classes out there.Jaime (front desk manager) is one cool cat, he is very helpful and I was suprised myself that he even remembered my name after years of not being there, Raj I believe is now the person on the front desk... he too is a cool guy and can help you with any information you need about the gym and membership. Got to give props for that. If you need any info about the gym he's a go to guy (plus the other employee's they have now in the front desk).Now the locker room.The locker room has been renovated and is 100x better than it was when I first started. Haven't used the showers recently but I'm guessing it still spews water. Hehe. Now as I have said before about boxing gyms:"If it doesnt smell bad it's probably not a real boxing gym." Now this gym is more tailored to white/blue collar clients but if you are not sweating your butt off on a boxing gym  you might as well just take a class in NYSC or Bally's. I presonally love to sweat while working out, I feel like I am accomplishing something. But smelling like a butcheek is a whole different story.As far as prices go this place might be a little cheaper than other places. At least you can take unlimited classes for about $149 a month. In some places that just a gym membership, no classes, no nothing. I believe its about $99 a month to just use the facility monthly and that's not bad at all if you just want to work out on your own and hit the bags/spar.side note:Currently (it is 03/28/14) I am a month away (05/02/14) from my first amateur fight and I have lost over 15lbs so far since i started training over 2-3 months ago. I am excited! Win or lose... I couldn't have done it with the help of my trainer and Church Street Boxing Gym. Feels good to train at a great enviroment with positive energy. More...

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T R.

18 March 2014

I really like this gym. The classes are HARD, but if you're really into fitness/boxing/muay thai you will appreciate the instruction and guidance. The coaches are sweet and knowledgeable. More...

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James O.

30 January 2014

I have no previous  boxing/fighting experience except a dozen black eyes/fat lips. Not really sure what all the negative reviews are for about this gym. I used the free trial night and enjoyed every second of it. The instructors weren't negative at all. A little banter here and there but that's what should get people going. The workout was very cardio driven and i definitely felt it towards the end. As for instruction, any question I had was answered. Never had to rate a gym before but after reading the negative reviews I figured I would show it's the complete opposite. Definitely signing up next week. More...

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Barry Uy

5 October 2013

Love this place.

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Max Geller

3 July 2013

Church Street is la "crème de la crème" as we say in France. Top trainers, top classes, top spirit !

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Chris F.

9 May 2013

I did a private lesson with Steven (Scrap) this past week. It was a killer workout - and a good mix of conditioning and boxing technique. We did a ton of work on the pads, and lots of defense and footwork. And I was drenched and dead tired by the end of the session. Definitely would recommend him. More...

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A H.

7 May 2013

I've been working out at Church Street for nearly two years and I cannot recommend it enough.  As someone who hated going to the gym, it pains me when I have to miss a session.  I train with STEVEN and he is the one trainer I have found that will push me to the limit while still making the process fun.  Not only that, he'll actually teach you to box and to box well.  He's genuinely interested in working with you and is as patient as hell with people (like me) who are not naturally athletic.  Also, he teaches a kids class and I am constantly amazed by how good he is with the kids.I've read a lot of criticisms of the place and they just don't make sense.  Yes, it might be hot, yes, it might not smell like fresh cut grass, and yes the trainers might use colorful language and mock some folks.  If that's a problem for you, then there is an Equinox down the street.  Church Street is a BOXING GYM and if you want to learn to box and are willing to work hard, you'll find that you'll love it. More...

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Kirra M.

3 May 2013

I love this place...! If you want to get in an awesome workout, learn technique and have a laugh, then this is the gym. I've trained with both Steve and Eric. Both will make you work and sweat your ass off. They are the right amount of tough (and Steve is funny as hell), so you'll enjoy yourself during the session... Though you may walk out of there looking like you just bathed in your own sweat.I was a little nervous when I first started, a little intimidated by joining a boxing gym where it's typically mostly men, but I felt totally comfortable from the minute I walked in... Love this place and possibly a little obsessed with it. :D More...

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Andrew G.

3 May 2013

Church Street Boxing Gym has been a great experience from the first time I walked in there a year ago. It is exactly how you would envision a boxing gym: its rough, sweaty, smelly and you get a great workout every time. I have worked with a couple trainers in my time there: Eric Kelly and Stephen "scrap".  Eric is the celebrity of the gym and runs his mouth like it is his job, but the dude is hilarious and he definitely knows how to motivate people. You can see he focuses more on the strategic aspects of boxing and less on basic techniques. Stephen is a great instructor for technique and really pushes you to and past your limit. I had a personal session with him today for the first time and felt like I really learned a lot in a short period of time. He is quite a character as well. Bottom line: the gym is great and if you want to work with people who know what they are doing hit up Scrap and Eric Kelly...these guys are legit and keep it fun. More...

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M. R.

1 May 2013

I've been taking lunch time boxing classes with Steve (aka Scrappy). He's a lot of fun and the class is a great break in the middle of the day. They offer a variety of classes and packages, so you can basically make it work for you. More...

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Lauren C.

27 April 2013

I don't know what else to say but get your butt into Church Street Boxing Gym right now!!! I used to be a runner for many years and recently began having knee problems. I've never liked gyms and lacked the motivation to go to a place where, as Bette Midler once said, "You climb and you climb and you don't get anywhere!" My first class was with Eric Kelly (who I hear gets less than satisfactory reviews), and he kicked my scrawny tuchas. After that, I signed up for a year. That evening I received an email from Marc Sprung welcoming me, and I continued to get motivation from him as well as Eric, Jonathan and Scrap (just to mention a few). Today was my first day meeting Scrap, and he worked me out longer than the class time, which was amazing and painful. He is a brilliant instructor.For anyone that wrote in saying that they didn't feel like they got a good work out, I doubt that they told their instructor/trainer. If you want to be pushed: THEY WILL PUSH YOU. It hasn't been long, but already I'm feeling stronger, more confident, and my posture has improved dramatically. It's a stinky, SWEATY, serious boxing gym with a familial atmosphere. If your family is filled with trained fighters who whip you into shape. I can see why it would turn some folks off, but I've found my work out home. More...

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Rich G.

24 April 2013

I just finished a 10-pack at Church Street Boxing and came away as pleased as one would hope for with the experience. Heading to an established boxing gym with no experience can be a daunting endeavor for anyone. Church Street handles it beautifully. The instructors really do a terrific job of getting beginners in the mix from the first class. The classes do a nice job of giving you the boxing training experience (read everything but getting punched up in the ring). You start with jumping rope and then go through a nice progression of shadow boxing, bags mixed with push ups, etc, and then finish with cardio or strength training. In one hour, you definitely put in a good workout. The classes are always good, but can be great if you get Jon as an instructor. He has a true talent for somehow attending to the 10-25 people per class and making it worth their while. The last thing I'll note is since I started going to when I finished I saw some upgrades (gloves to locker rooms) around the gym, which is a definite positive when you are going to a gym that is tested by a good amount of traffic. More...

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Suman R.

31 January 2013

Steven "Coach Scrap" Mandolfo is a fantastic trainer.In my mind, Steven does two things very well: gives pointers on technique based on how it feels, and scales the workout to make you push yourself. The former is really important because, while it's easy to point out other people's mistakes as an observer, it's really hard, while boxing, to figure out what mistakes you yourself are making. A lot of trainers will tell you what you're doing wrong, but it's oftentimes really hard to implement the change because you don't know what the correct technique feels like. Steven does a fantastic job on telling you how correct form should feel. An example: coming from a Muay Thai background, I have a tendency to flare out my elbows, which is a bad idea for boxing (since it leaves you open for body shots), but I never really corrected my mistake because I couldn't really feel the difference between correct and incorrect form. Steven suggested that I should feel my triceps by my body if I have the correct form, and voila, problem fixed. What the suggestion seems very simple, trainers often communicate in such a manner that it's hard to make the change over the long term. Steven does not suffer from this problem.The second thing Coach Scrap does really well is scale workouts well. When you hear him say, "I'm going to cripple you you dumb motherf#*!!&er", and know he has your best interests at heart, then you know you have a good coach. From my experience, he knows when to push and when to pull back, even in group classes when it's generally hard to get attention from the trainers.Although I'm not from NYC, anytime I'm there, I won't hesitate to drop by Steve's class. He's just that good. More...

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Gia R.

11 January 2013

Church street is like an old world boxing gym that mainly offers traditional boxing, in addition to muay thai and ju-jitsu.  You can buy individual classes, as well as a general membership, which allows you to use the facilities without taking classes.  The classes tend to be small in size, which is nice, and I found that people here were very friendly and very quick to help out the new person.  The style here is less about instruction, and more about making you jump in and do it, so don't expect to much individual advice about form. There are limited time slots for muay thai, only in the evening. More...

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Kristen B.

27 December 2012

I almost don't want to write this review for fear that I will ruin Church Street Boxing Gym's best-kept secret: they offer 45-minute lunchtime yoga classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays! I was doing a random Google search for fitness classes near my office, and lo and behold, I found out that yoga instructor Sandi Boerum teaches classes here twice a week. You don't have to be a gym member to attend.The yoga class took place in the private back room, and there were only a handful of attendees, so we got a lot of individual attention and helpful corrections. Her lunchtime class was perfect -- I barely broke a sweat, which was great, because of course I had to return to the office immediately afterwords. I DID leave feeling relaxed and like I got a good workout.(Church Street Boxing Gym's website doesn't have a lot of information about the yoga classes, though it is mentioned on their schedule...I found the info on Sandi's website: yogigirl.com/om/churchst…)I can't really speak for the boxing portion of the gym, obviously. It did look a bit gritty. The guy at the front desk was very nice; he did seem a bit surprised that I was there for the yoga class. I take it they aren't usually very well attended. Of course, that may change once everyone finds out about them! More...

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elisa H.

5 August 2012

I tried several boxing classes and a Muay thai class here recently.   Yes, it's a bit hot and a bit smellier than a standard gym but I love it.  I'm a woman in my 40's in decent shape who is not likely to take up professional boxing any time soon so I cannot comment on that level.  However, I like that it is no frills, no outfits, no judgmental attitude and hard work outs that leave me exhausted and happy at the end, even when I'm not able to keep up.  When there are too many people in the class it can be less enjoyable, but it's still fun and a great work out.   The trainers are all nice and funny .  It's probably not a great gym for someone who is easily embarrassed or extremely shy.  The first class is free, so it's a pretty low-risk investment. More...

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Aaron B.

30 July 2012

Current member of this wonderful gym.Upon entering you are assaulted by the smell of sweat and leather and there is no better smell when you want a truly badass workout.Walls are covered with boxing related clippings and the equipment, while obviously not new, is still very much usable.I do the 8am classes with Jose and the man is merciless in a great way.  He will push you to the point when you're not sure you can go any further but then that lizard brain kicks in and you keep going until you drop.  If you want tough love Jose is the trainer for you.I am getting into the best shape of my life thanks to Jose and I can't wait to get to a level where I can spar with him even though he's most likely going to kick my ass.The classes are usually very small in the morning, averaging about 3 people including myself.The men's locker room has 3 shower stalls which are cleaned throughout the day.Lockers are available in the gym main area on the mezzanine. You can use them while you're there but unless you are renting one no overnight storage is allowed. More...

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Lucia M.

27 June 2012

I LOVE church street. I was a total boxing novice when I walked in a few months ago. yes, it can be intimidating. yes, there's a lot of trash talking. but it's not cruel--it's verbal sparring. so just give back as good as you get, or tell people to stop running their mouths and train.  the classes don't fit my schedule, so I just train in the mornings, with Cana, the AM on-duty trainer. he kicks my ass, runs his mouth, and kicks my ass some more, and yes, everything I do is "no good," but every once in a while I get it right and it feels awesome.  the more seriously you take it, the more seriously they take you.  if someone--be it another trainer or another member--sees you doing something incorrectly, they'll drop a hint and help you fix it.  I love that I see the same handful of people every time I go (3-4x a week in the mornings), and that I can spar, work the bags, work the mitts, and do footwork and cardio drills all in one (long) session.seriously, everyone here's been great.  yes, the bathrooms need a reno, but everything's very clean (I watch it get sprayed down).  and yes, this is a boxing gym, which means no air conditioning. deal.  you think it's hot in there, just imagine what it's like under ring lights. More...

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Ted P.

18 June 2012

I was in need of working out but have very little time, basically only in the morning between 8 and 9am. I found this gym that was very close to my job and kind of jumped on it just from there. This is a terrific place if you can bare aspects of it. If you are looking for a great workout without any of the glamour of the more expensive places, this is the place to come. It has it's problems and as a male beginner at boxing, I have felt put down at various times by the trainer; still it has only pushed me into trying to perform better. Still, though, I came here to workout mainly and learn boxing secondly. You won't really find many places like this. I am sure that with time and effort I can change things and have. I have gotten better overall and so has my stamina and yet the better I get the more intense the workout and training. Boxing gets harder as you get better and can perform more complex combinations and exercises.  Also, to repeat: it is an amazing and intense workout!Update: Finished my three month membership and signed on again for 6 months. For one, I am absolutely astounded by the amount of progress I have made in the last few months alone. It is fantastic. I feel and look in better shape than in the years I have worked out on my own. The trainers are also more accommodating and friendly as you continue to go. It has become something that really brings my morning to life (I have to wake up extra early to go since the commute from my house is pretty long and yet I have never had trouble getting myself up). Honestly, this was one of the best decisions I have ever made and am actually hesitant about recommending this place since I don't exactly want it to be filled up (:P) but it is definitely a great place. Yea, it is stuffy and hot and yes the lockers certainly do need an upgrade, but I cannot argue with results. What matters is that I am being pushed to the edge and loving it. Everything else is secondary.Update: New trainers are fantastic. Morning classes have gotten a lot better recently. There is a big difference though: classes used to have 3-4 people max in the past, today even the morning classes can have as many as 8-9 people. The classes have become less boxing intensive and more conditioning. They are far far more intense in the past, but the large number of people that come means that there is less individual focus on boxing method, kind of a downer I think. The classes are still fantastic, however, and the new trainers do a lot more with less. More...

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Amanda L.

19 May 2012

I'm still at Church Street, I renewed my contract a few months ago.  Most of what I said in my original review still stands; it's overall a great place to train, there isn't a lot of hand holding and I don't feel uncomfortable at all being a woman here.  After being here for a while I think that the thing I would now tell people who are new to the gym or thinking about checking it out is that it can be an intimidating place but everyone is very friendly.  I've brought several friends to come check out the classes and from that experience I realized that as someone who is new it can be a little crazy to walk into a room full of fit people who take the classes all of the time. You should remember though that we were all new once and that most people are really just focused on their own work out so don't worry, no one is judging you.  In fact, half of us are waiting for you to ask a question so we can help or tell you how much we like it here. More...

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Chris C.

17 May 2012

Gotta love church street. Been going for nearly a year now and get a great workout every time I go in there. I've been training during the day with Steven, generally try to catch his 4 oclock class. Day classes aren't too big and you get pretty personalized training. Steven is a great trainer - he gives a tough workout and always makes sure I have the fundamentals down and good technique. Definitrly feel like im improving. If I had the time I'd go everyday. More...

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Pink C.

17 May 2012

I am a woman and I LOVE CHURCH STREET BOXING GYM!! This gym is EXACTLY what I'm looking for!  First, I'll talk about my fave trainers, then I'll respond to some of the other reviews. Eric Kelly is the man! He is the first boxing trainer I worked with here and I continuously work with him when I go to the gym on nights and weekends. I read one review from a lady who didn't like him. Hello! Its a fucking BOXING gym! You go through a lil' abuse here and there. Get your panties out of the bunch! If you need your hand held , you need to take that ass over to Equinox or something. When Eric sees you're there to work, he is VERY encouraging, even if you totally suck! That's the way it was my first month. He'd make fun sometimes, but he would always take the time to show you how its done. Celebrities train with the guy, come on! The most pampered people on the planet LOVE him! So, come on, people!  Also, Steven Mandolfo! He is my homie! I LOVE him! He teaches the fundamentals and there's LOTS of conditioning. You get into some amazing shape! He teaches during the day which is when alot of the ladies show up and he's really good. He doesn't baby you just because you're a girl, and he's encouraging, but he'll let you know if you're fucking up as well. Did I mention how awesome of an artist he is?I would ESPECIALLY recommend him to the beginners and the women. He really is awesome! Jose, to me, if you really wanna learn some fighting skills, like combos and the sort, is the best for that. If you don't know Spanish or can't understand an accent (how the hell could you live in NYC and not know Spanish), then you might get frustrated as some of the other reviewers have said, but honestly, you'd have to be an idiot to not understand 'right, left, hook.' Jonathan is also a damn good trainer as well. Muay Thai here is the shit all around! Here's the thing. You have to keep in mind that this is a down and dirty old school boxing gym! You're gonna get shit from the trainers every now and then. Just give em shit back and show them that you are there to work and you mean business. Other reviewers said they didn't get to learn the basics and felt they were just doing cardio. BOXING IS A LOT OF DRILLS AND CARDIO, PEOPLE!!! Its not like in the movies with those montages and what not. The trainers are fighters themselves, they know what they're doing. And if there is something you really want to learn, it is called, ASKING YOUR TRAINER! I've done it many times. They will help you out either before class or after class to spruce up on certain aspects you might have questions about. Also, you're paying for a CLASS not a TRAINER. The trainers there do give one on ones, if ya'll decide you wanna not be cheap and pay them for the time to really train you in the boxing that you think you want to know. Anyway, this place is awesome! If you want the real deal, this is where its at! Kelly and Mandolfo all the way! More...

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Jay B.

24 October 2011

Well it's been more than 5 years here at Church and a LOT has changed since my review in 2009. When Jason took over partial ownership, he envisioned a lot of changes. Sure enough, new classes including brazilian jiu jitsu and wrestling are now available.  There are talks of an MMA class that would bridge the gap for those separately training BJJ and Muuy Thai. The bathroom and locker rooms have been updated. He also has plans to make the entire backroom padded floors with heavy bags which allows for more training space. I have to admit that I'd rather not have people join so I can selfishly enjoy the training and facility to myself.  But the right thing to do is support a gym, its ownership, and staff that provides top notch training in a great supportive atmosphere. More...

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A M.

8 July 2011

Excellent gym to get in shape or hone your fighting skills. The front desk staff (Jaime and Cory) are friendly and didn't pressure me to sign up for a membership, which I appreciate. I take mostly muay thai classes with Jason who makes it fun and at the same time gives a really good workout/butt-kickin' if you want it. He knows his stuff and has the ability to transfer his knowledge to students in a way it's easy to understand. Chris is also an excellent instructor and gives the class an intense workout. I'm happy to be a member at csb. Locker rooms could use some tlc but that's about it. More...

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sarah g.

26 March 2011

I am a fan of the authenticity that Church Street Boxing gym has to offer it's members.  Immediately when you walk in to the joint, you are bombarded with  pics on the wall of all the Pro Boxers that use Church St. as a training facility as they prepare for their bouts, along with pics of amateur fighters that the excellent trainers here bring to the Golden Gloves and WKA World Championships.  Pretty inspiring.  If you're lucky...you may even see the Pacman breezing through for a photo shoot....Anyhow...Any person that complains aboutt the ammenities that CSBG is lacking should consider checking out a cardio boxing class at Equinox.  I  do not train in a facility bc of it's bathroom tiling or it's showerheads.  I chose CSBG bc of it's knowledgable training staff headed off by owner Jason Strout.  If you show your heart and dedication, you will be taken seriously in this gym.  I have made some great friends during me 3+ years training at CSBG, including many women who are training to compete and those just getting in great shape.As a female training in any gym, there will always be members undressing you with your eyes, but I have never had any problem gaining respect by the trainers at Church St due to my ability to focus on the reason I am there.  Whether you want to get in to great shape or jump in the ring (i have done both), Church St is a great place to train! More...

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Eliana A.

4 January 2011

This place was a bit of a mess when I first started a couple years ago, but things have gotten a lot better since head trainer Jason took over.  New showers, new classes are just some of the perks I'm glad I stuck around for.I  mostly take classes in the back gym including wrestling and Muay Thai, and I box competitively on Jason's fight Team, Team Strout.  If you are lucky enough to have him as your coach he will manage to teach you no matter how much you suck!  Overall, the people at the Church are really awesome and there is a great balance of active fighters and people just working out. The space is really cool too, and big enough to handle the after work rush. More...

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Lmatt

2 March 2010

This place rocks! I saw the add saying ""Face it, you're gym sucks"" and you know what,? Mine did! I was totally uninspired where I was before heading to Church Street. The trainers are great and the live DJ is an awesome touch. More...

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Michael Crown

1 March 2010

I've been to a couple of different boxing gym's in town and I've got to say that Church St. is head and shoulders above the rest. It is the real deal but there's no attitude. I thought that I might be intimidated training alongside competitive fighters but not at all. Great place & highly recommend it!. More...

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dan c.

14 January 2009

OK, here's the deal: I was fat. I mean real fat. Like "my heart cries every time I switch positions on the couch" fat. But that wasn't always the case. I swam and played rugby in college but also remained active and competitive for years in softball, dodgeball and basketball leagues. When I moved to New York, I stopped participating in league competitions and thought I could replace my activity level with gym memberships. Not so much. I got out of shape and, as previously mentioned, fat. After 2 memberships in 3 years, I gave up the gym and tried a new activity to get me back in shape: boxing. Church St. Gym was my one and only stop to get me on the right path. I started with a class two nights a week and then continued with a membership. I haven't looked back since. Josh, Moses, Jason and the rest helped get me started not just on an exercise program, but more importantly, an eating program. It helps that I want to actually fight. Best of all, they treat me with the same respect and attention as if i was an aspiring fighter. As a result, I lost over 50 pounds in about 6 months thanks to their training and regiment. And best of all: it never gets old. I still enjoy going 3-4 times per week, which is about 3-4 times per week more than I ended up going to my old gym.Like any gym, it can be intimidating to hit the floor right away, so I recommend the class. However, you'll soon realize that there are people of all levels, ages, and, yes, both sexes. It will feel like you belong, even if you don't want to hit the ring. More...

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iwasoncearockstar

26 August 2007

I was looking for a gym to get back into shape, but I didn't want any anonymous chain either. I was slightly apprehensive to start with - boxing wasn't my thing. However, my reservations were totally unfounded - Church Street is a friendly place, the staff are great - knowledgeable too - and made me feel completely comfortable. I'd recommend the gym to anybody that wants something slightly different from treadmills and bikes or somebody who's looking for a great workout...this is it. Lots of trains nearby too, so you don't have to live/work nearby. Great value too, especially for Manhattan!! More...

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gary l.

16 October 2006

I was trained in church st boxing gym by a boxer trainer named RICKY RAY TAYLOR back in the day. He showed me plenty about boxing and how to carry myself inside and outside of the ring like boxers do. I'm not sure if he's still there but he was the best one they had though.PROS: Ricky Ray Taylor
CONS: He may not be there anymore.
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meffi

21 August 2006

Church Street gave me one of the best experiences of my life they trained me for a fight - everybody was helpful supportiv and friendly - love the atmosphere if you want to feel the real workout go to Church Street - definitely a important landmark in NYC

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bor i.

18 August 2006

I love this Boxing Gym. What an awsome idea to allow people to exersise without boring gym equipment. This fitness salon is really meant for people that are serious about working but do not want big boring bulky equipment to steer them along.When I lived in New York, I belonged to this place for a year and loved it. If I did not move, I would still be there! More...

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eisk7777

6 August 2006

Here is what you get: 1- Clean gym and locker areas 2- Excellent staff/trainers... always looking to help with a smile 3- Awesome members... also looking to help out any way they can 4- Friendly environment 5- Respect for personal goals... whether it be health/fitness... or a pro/amateur title Here is what you won't see: 1- Sharks looking to make the quick buck 2- Bad attitudes from members/staff (you're not going to see any locker room fighting at this gym) 3- Un-knowledgeable staff (they are either pros or amateurs still looking to make the pros) I've been at this gym for almost 3 years... and I ain't looking to go anywhere else. More...

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jky4

14 April 2006

i was intimidated when i first stepped in since i had no experience, but as soon as i started, that was all gone. the staff is incredible in their teaching, the amount of time they give you, their effort, and their attitude. huge range in terms of experience of people there, but all are so welcome. amazing workout; i am absolutely addicted. More...

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ozzie5

13 February 2006

I had never tried boxing before I came to Church Street so I was a bit concerned that I might be a bit intimidated. I shouldn't have worried. The staff are amazing the membership program they have is really great for all levels - they have beginners right through to people fighting in the Golden Gloves - that will be me next year!! Just join up!! More...

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jainstein

12 February 2006

I LOVE Church street boxing gym. I have tried many gyms and workouts in NY (including many famous high-end gyms) and this gym is my favorite!!! Among many workouts I have tried, I found boxing/kickboxing is one of the most effective ways to tone/train your body. The program in this boxing gym is not like ""group exercise classes"" in boxing/kickboxing/cardio kickboxing at other standard gyms. You will get individual attention & instruction from extremely professional staffs (they are former pro-boxers). Check out M+I program at church st boxing gym website. Boxing gym might sound a bit intimidating at first, but I found the atmosphere is very comfortable and friendly. This gym is for everyone (I'm a female, btw)!!! I've never enjoyed my workout this much and now I am in the best shape in my life!!! This place is AWESOME!!! More...

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panthergirl

4 January 2006

Love the kickboxing lessons especially. Friendly staff and management. Always leave feeling like I've gotten enough attention and a great workout.

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nblair

15 December 2005

Not your typical chi-chi gym. Great workout and can kick your but. Moses is the best trainer. He kicks my but, in a good way.

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stevekings

15 December 2005

i've been exercising for more than 15 years, and Church Street Gym is the best. The staff are expert in making my workout interesting and i've never been in better shape than i am today. It's a great place for anyone that wants to learn to box and/or just enjoy the workout. There's unlimited instruction for members, any time, any day, and the instructors are professional boxers. Where else can you get that. You've got to come down and see it. There is a special $5.00 friday to introduce you to the gym. It's worth the trip. I can't get over it. It's definately the best gym I've ever joined. More...

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Jenny Z.

6 November 2005

This gym is definitely one-of-a-kind - instead of treadmills and weight equipment that you might not be using properly, straining your body and causing damage to it, this focuses on boxing. You can take classes for beginners, intermediate, advanced, etc. from highly knowledgeable trainers that will teach you how to box properly and give a terrific workout for your body. You'll be in the best shape of your life at this gym and always on your toes, getting a proper workout that promotes your well-being. Check out this gym - you won't regret it! More...

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howdengirl

16 October 2005

While on an extended stay in New York, I was fortunate to find The Church Street Boxing Gym. The staff are helpful & enthusiastic. They are really encouraging & I was soon hooked on this all 'round workout. I would strongly recommend Church Street & hope I can find somewhere as good back in London. More...

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edbrody

26 September 2005

I was looking for a way to get back into shape after having a baby and this gym was a great find! Everyone is very friendly, trainers are great motivators and it is very affordable. Also I was not intimidated (being a woman) as it is friendly to both men and women of all experience levels (I did not have any) Overall a great experienece! More...

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vincentcorrado

25 September 2005

They have a really easy atmosphere to train in and they got me into great shape. Boxing is as hard as it seems, but the trainers are great and it is awesome to train on the same floor with the professionals.

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leroydeluxx

25 September 2005

I've been going to Church Street for the past nine months and have gotten into the best shape of my life. They keep you motivated and focused on working out - this is a serious gym. I used to work out at another boxing/karate gym in the city and gave up on it because equipment was always missing/broken and no one seemed to care - staff turned over way too quickly. At Church Street the setting is fun but focused - everyone is there for the same purpose and the staff/management reflects that. The cool thing is you've got Golden Glove boxers training alongside average-Joes - its hard to slack off in this enviroment but I also found it to be welcoming to newcomers as long as you're there to put your work in. More...

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buffnewyorker

25 September 2005

I LOVE Church Street. Where do I start..the workout is incredible, I've never been pushed so hard but enjoyed it so much. The gym is so welcoming, I was worried as a girl going into a boxing gym, but I can honestly say I feel completly safe and at home - there are not many gyms where you'd feel safe leaving your bag on the floor. The Membership with Instruction program is such good value for money - I did my research and this really is SO MUCH cheaper than other boxing gyms. But the best thing is this is a REAL boxing gym, not just one of those ""pretend"" tough places, you really may be jumping rope next to a professional boxer, it's exciting. One last thing..you have to check out the events they put on - boxing, dj's, beer - it's a great place to meet new people! More...

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delemitri

19 September 2005

You have to go to Church Street. I don't remember ever enjoying a workout so much. The staff are all knowledgeable, experienced and friendly. The gym itself is clean and well equipped. The membership package is well worth the money in fact I checked out other gym's in NYC and this really is the most reasonably priced. Try it, you'll love it! More...

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