Getting Started

As a new member of The Locker Room, here’s a few things you need to know to get you started. Don't dress to impress. It’s a gym, not a fashion show. Wear clothing that is comfortable and breathable. If you’re not soaking wet by the time you’re done, you’re not done. We are proud of the fact that we have created a very friendly, non intimidating club atmosphere. Remember the Golden Rule, "Do unto others as you would have others do unto you."

Correct footwear is a necessity so ensure you wear trainers that are comfortable and more importantly supportive, if you're boxing then boxers traditionally wear boxing boots because it makes it easier to move around the canvas ring. If you're not sure, ask? If partaking in boxing or orther martial arts based classes you’ll need to buy your own wraps and learn how to wrap your hands. One of the trainers will teach you how, and then you can follow this video to practice at work or college, preferably when the boss is watching!

We don’t require that you buy your own boxing gloves, but I highly recommend it. A good pair of gloves will cost approx £50 but it’s well worth the investment. Decent gloves can last up to 5 years or more. You can either buy gloves at the gym or we can tell you which ones you can order online. DO NOT BUY GLOVES AT THE LOCAL SPORTS SHOP IN THE HIGH STREET! They’re great for decorating your office or home but little else.