In search of a new favorite kickboxing spot? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places for kickboxing around Miami, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of studios.
1. CKO Kickboxing Miami
Topping the list is CKO Kickboxing Miami. Located at 151 S.W. Seventh St. in Brickell, the gym is the highest-rated kickboxing spot in Miami, boasting five stars out of 47 reviews on Yelp.
This family-owned business preaches inclusivity and a family-like atmosphere. It uses full weight bags to burn fat, reduce stress and tone up with kicks and punches. Each member can work at their own pace because there are both advanced and beginning levels. The famous CKO class is an hourlong, full body workout. Visit the website for more information, pricing and membership options.
2. KO Zone
Next up is the Little Haiti's KO ZONE, situated at 301 N.W. 54th St. With five stars out of 26 reviews on Yelp, the Brazilian jiu-jitsu, kickboxing and muay thai spot has proven to be a local favorite.
Established in 2005, this gym trains law enforcement, pro fighters and the common athlete alike. Cardio classes, MMA, CrossFit and tactical training are all on offer at the hard-core gym. One-on-one personal training and kids' classes are also available. Check out the spot's website for more information.
3. The Cage Boxing Club
Brickell's The Cage Boxing Club, located at 1060 Brickell Ave., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the boxing, kickboxing and Brazilian jiu-jitsu spot 4.5 stars out of 24 reviews.
The website states that "all instructors are professional fighters with a substantial curriculum," and that The Cage Boxing Club accepts "students from all levels of experience, from beginners to competitors."
The popular 60-minute workout burns up to 1,000 calories and participants learn various heavy bag combinations while mitt and pad work is applied to optimize technical lessons and enhance conditioning and endurance. One-on-one personal training sessions are also available, as are boot camps and other physical training classes. Here's the website.