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Chicago's top boxing gyms, ranked

Chicago's top boxing gyms, ranked
Studio Delcorpo.  | Photo: Cheryl D./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on August 23, 2019.

Want to know where to go when it comes to boxing in Chicago?

Whether you're a newbie or a seasoned pro, the city boasts lots of popular boxing options to choose from in and around Chicago.

To find the top boxing gyms in the area, Hoodline analyzed data from Yelp, Facebook and ClassPass to identify which studios are the most popular. Read on for the results.

(Bonus: You can try them all out if you're a member of ClassPass, a monthly fitness membership that provides access to thousands of different studios, gyms and wellness offerings.)

Hoodline offers data-driven analysis of local happenings and trends across cities. Links included in this article may earn Hoodline a commission on clicks and transactions.

Unanimous Boxing Gym

2764 N. Milwaukee Ave., Logan Square

Photo: Unanimous Boxing Gym/Yelp

Unanimous Boxing Gym is Chicago's favorite boxing gym by the numbers, with 4.9 stars out of 1,341 reviews on ClassPass, five stars out of 12 reviews on Yelp and 2,647 fans on Facebook.

The spot is a "boutique boxing gym for the work-out enthusiast, offering boxing classes to fit all levels," according to the business's ClassPass profile. "Come in and work out like a professional boxer!"

Learn more about Unanimous Boxing Gym's different classes on ClassPass here.

Mind Body Defense

4143 N. Broadway St., Buena Park

Photo: Torriente T./Yelp

Also among Chicago's favorites is Mind Body Defense, with 4.9 stars out of 1,214 reviews on ClassPass, five stars out of nine reviews on Yelp and 151 fans on Facebook.

"Mind Body Defense uses kickboxing and self-defense as a vehicle to unlock the human potential of the modern professional," according to the business's profile on ClassPass. "With this in mind, they were founded to serve those who want to improve their fitness through purposeful action. Moreover, once you achieve your fitness goals and become empowered, they help you protect your new found confidence and quality of life."

"After being discouraged by the lack of focus on technique in many commercial gyms, Torriente Toliver decided it was time to bring his knowledge and training to a wider audience," Mind Body Defense writes on its Yelp page. "Combining his desire to provide self-defense training and his excitement for kicking, Torriente founded Mind Body Defense, a place where people can come to gain valuable physical and mental skills to defend themselves and empower themselves in their lives. Torriente is passionate about helping each person develop individually."

See what people are saying about Mind Body Defense's different classes on ClassPass here.

Chicago Fitness Center

3131 N. Lincoln Ave., Lakeview

Chicago Fitness Center | Photo: ClassPass

With 4.4 stars out of eight reviews on ClassPass, 3.5 stars out of 46 reviews on Yelp and 849 fans on Facebook, Chicago Fitness Center has garnered plenty of local fans.

"We are a family-owned, classic, neighborhood gym open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week," its Yelp page continues. "All the equipment you need to be healthy without any of the hype. We offer over 40,000 square feet of space to work out in."

Read reviews of Chicago Fitness Center's offerings on ClassPass here.

Sam Colonna Boxing, MMA and Fitness

2600 W. 35th St., Brighton Park

Sam Colonna Boxing, MMA and Fitness | Photo: ClassPass

With five stars out of one review on ClassPass, 3.5 stars out of 11 reviews on Yelp and 3,893 fans on Facebook, Sam Colonna Boxing, MMA and Fitness holds its own among the competition.

"Sam Colonna Boxing offers a variety of classes and training in a modern facility," per the business's ClassPass profile. "Classes include boxing, boot camp and mixed martial arts. Led by the experienced instruction of Sam Colonna, students can expect an engaged session that is suitable for all levels."

"Chicago's Premier Boxing Gym perfect for beginners, amateurs, professionals or anyone looking to get in shape. Opened by world-class trainer Sam Colonna, with a history dating back to the historic Windy City Gym. We offer one on one personal training and a wide range of group boxing classes for all ages and skill levels including beginners, intermediate to advanced and youth programs. Other group classes include adult and kid fitness boot camps, kickboxing, muay Thai and MMA. If you're looking for a fun, engaging way to get in shape we're the place. See for yourself and stop by for a free class!" its Yelp page continues.

Take a look at reviews of Sam Colonna Boxing, MMA and Fitness's classes on ClassPass here.

Studio Delcorpo

1115 W. Armitage Ave., Ranch Triangle

Studio Delcorpo | Photo: ClassPass

With five stars out of four reviews on ClassPass, five stars out of 22 reviews on Yelp and 149 fans on Facebook, Studio Delcorpo is another popular local pick.

"One size doesn't fit all," explains the business's ClassPass profile. "Certainly not in the world of health and wellness. What works for one body-one metabolism, one body type, one fitness level and one personality-does not always work for another."

"Opened in 2012 as a bespoke fitness lab and has evolved to incorporate the complete wellness cycle of fitness training, injury prevention, physical therapy and post-physical therapy training," Studio Delcorpo writes on its Yelp page.

Check out reviews of Studio Delcorpo 's different classes on ClassPass here.


This story was created automatically using ClassPass and other local business data, then reviewed by an editor. Click here for more about what we're doing. Got thoughts? Go here to share your feedback.