FAQ

Everything you need to know before you get started!

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the 2-Week Free Trial work?

Sign up for our 2-Week Free Trial online, print out your coupon, and come into the club 15 minutes early for your first class. We’ll get you set up with hand wraps and gloves (these are free rentals but must be returned to the front desk at the end of each class). We have many classes to choose from and for you to try, free of charge, for 14 days. No obligation. No catch. We believe seeing is believing, and we encourage anyone to try kickboxing and see what it’s all about!

Can anyone train at Family Kickboxing?

YES! Anyone can train here. You don’t have to be a professional or aspiring fighter. We pride ourselves on teaching any experience level from the first day beginner to those that want to compete.

What is the minimum age to join Family Kickboxing?

We love to see families come to our club and train together—it’s a blast! Typically the youngest age is 12, but we decide on a case-by-case basis too. Come to the club, and let’s have a chat! We don’t want age to stand in the way of the excitement of kickboxing!

Is your class a “cardio kickboxing” class?

Our class is not a “follow the leader/punch the air” cardio class. It is a well-balanced workout consisting of cardio training, some weights, and resistance training to help you burn fat and tone muscle in a short amount of time.

How many people are in a class?

It fluctuates depending on the season, but in a Beginner or Cardio Blast class you can expect anywhere from 20–40 people working out. More advanced classes tend to be less full.

Will there be other beginners in my class?

Absolutely. There are always beginners in class. Plus, the advanced students are always eager to help you get you on your way! That’s what Family Kickboxing is all about!

What kind of clothing is appropriate?

We prefer our members to train in loose-fitted t-shirts and pants. No shorts or tank tops, please. (If you’ve ever done leg raises with a guy wearing shorts, you’ll understand why!) We have a variety of club t-shirts and kickboxing pants in our shop—come have a look!

What kind of gear do I need?

Gloves and hand wraps are mandatory to participate in class (with the exception of those participating in our 2-Week Free Trial). If you were to join a hockey team, even if it was free, you’d need to invest in skates, a stick, and the appropriate uniform to participate—this is no different. Remember to bring a bottle of water with you as well! Our classes will get you moving and make you sweat!

What are wraps and why are they important?

Wraps are very long strips of cloth that you wrap around your hand, knuckles, and wrists to protect them from the impact of hitting. Wraps are highly recommended to give more support and protection to fighters’ wrists. The other benefit of wraps is that you can take them home and wash them between sessions, and protect the inside of your gloves from all that sweat!

Why do a lot of club members train in bare feet?

Freedom of movement is important. Shoes have a tendency to catch the bag while kicking, so a lot of our members have opted to go without them. The first major benefit of going shoeless is that it helps strengthen our feet, which are the foundation of our bodies. Exercising without shoes (or in minimal footwear) keeps the arches and ankles stable while strengthening the stabilizing muscles in our feet. This improves balance – a key component of improved athletic performance.We aren’t doctors, so we leave it up to you to decide whether you want to wear shoes, socks, or go bare foot while training.

How many classes per week should I attend?

We encourage our members to embrace rest days. We don’t want you to go hard and burn out. Do what your body allows.

I have knee/hip/joint problems, can I still do the classes?

The first person you should ask is your doctor! They know your medical history, recovery, and what your fitness program should look like. However, many of our moves can be modified for common injuries, and your instructor can always give you something else to do if there are certain moves you need to avoid.

Will you help me with my nutritional as well?

We have specific programs designed for those who need whole fitness and nutritional conditioning. Ask us about our programming for when the next one opens up! Aside from that, please sign up for our newsletter—we share nutritional tips all the time!