San Diego's top boxing gyms

San Diego's top boxing gyms
Photo: BoxFit/Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on November 06, 2019.

Want to know where to box in San Diego?

Luckily, there's no shortage of places to practice your pugilistic skills in and around San Diego.

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.)

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Xplicit Fitness

4780 Mission Gorge Place, Grantville

Xplicit Fitness | Photo: ClassPass

Open since 2010, Xplicit Fitness is San Diego's favorite boxing gym by the numbers, with 4.9 stars out of 426 reviews on ClassPass, five stars out of 108 reviews on Yelp and 1,755 fans on Facebook.

"Xplicit Fitness is a high-intensity training facility with an emphasis on boxing," per the business's ClassPass profile. "Whether you are a couch potato or seasoned athlete, they have a program to fit your needs and guide you safely to a better body and mind. Their program uses functional, full body movements to increase your balance, coordination, performance, metabolic rate, and lean body mass."

Owner Chad Yarvitz is an amateur and professional boxer with than 10 years of fitness experience, according to the business's Yelp page. "He has the knowledge and ability to take students as far as they wish to go. His goal is to motivate and educate individuals with passion to learn and achieve professional athletic ability."

See what people are saying about the selection of classes at Xplicit Fitness on ClassPass here.


4101 30th St., Unit B, North Park

BoxFit | Photo: ClassPass

Also among San Diego's favorites is BoxFit, with 4.9 stars out of 3,131 reviews on ClassPass, five stars out of 51 reviews on Yelp and 247 fans on Facebook. It's the top boxing gym in the entire San Diego metro area, according to ClassPass' rankings.

"Mike Reeder developed BoxFit," explains the business's ClassPass profile. "Mike is a NASM certified personal trainer, Level 1 USA Boxing Competition training coach, TRX certified and Box 'n Burn certified trainer. BoxFit provides a safe, stimulating and fun environment to engage in boxing fitness."

On its Yelp page, the business says, "Beginning with our passion for fitness and boxing, we created an hour workout to open the boxing gym experience to everyone. Whether putting gloves on for the first time or you're a seasoned veteran of the fight game, BoxFit challenges all fitness levels."

Learn more about the different classes at BoxFit on ClassPass here.

Manna's Martial Arts

12285 World Trade Drive, Carmel Mountain

photo: brian m./yelp

With five stars out of 11 reviews on Yelp and 390 fans on Facebook, Manna's Martial Arts has garnered plenty of local fans. The academy's offerings include kick boxing.

"Manna's has been a pillar in the martial arts community for over three decades," explains the business's ClassPass profile. "It offers age-specific classes for families and individuals to enjoy the benefits of physical fitness with self-defense training."

Learn more about the classes at Manna's Martial Arts 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.