Back Bay Boxing is a boxing gym dedicated to coaching correct boxing technique, improving your boxing form and skills while increasing your fitness levels. Founded in Boston, MA and now with a new location at 484 King Street, Charleston, SC. Back Bay Boxing is a boxing gym that stays true to the principles of boxing coaching.
Classes are run by #TeamBackBayBoxing with USA Boxing Certified Coaches and Certified Personal Trainers. Our classes are accessible to new and experienced boxers where beginners are always welcome. Classes focus on focus mitts work (pads work) with a partners and fighter conditioning strength and conditioning cardio.
Back Bay Boxing was founded in 2014 by Irish Boxer and Fitness Coach Johnny Murray. After working in numerous fitness facilities and boxing gyms in both Ireland and the USA, Johnny felt that the boxing coaching world had changed and technique was no longer the main focus of most boxing gyms. It became his endeavor to bring boxing technique back to the fore and make it the foundation on which all his classes and run.
'Too many boxing gyms have sold out and are content to run large 'boxercise' style of heavy bag classes with no focus on technique. There not even coaching them to hit the heavy bag correctly! People hit a heavy bag and think they're boxing. I see it all the time, people come to me from boxing gyms and when you ask them to put themselves into their boxing stance they look at you confused and square up to you like they are ready to hit a bag. Cardio boxing classes are killing the art of boxing and it's really the responsibility of the gyms to resolve the issue.
We don't have heavy bags at the gym as all we were seeing was bad technique. There's a real inability to coach and lack of coaching going on and we're here to ensure that anyone who wants to learn has an opportunity to learn! If you want to pound away on a heavy bag, we're probably not the gym for you, but if you want to learn and maybe someday have an amateur fight, you've found a home with us!
You can get away with poor technique for a while, but as time progresses, and you tire, which you will, poor technique becomes your enemy.