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935 North Harrison Ave, Cary, NC | Directions 2751335.801171 -78.782994
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Terrible, Terrible, Terrible... Had to quit in April due to job loss - they continued charging me. Months later they tell me I didn't quit, that I only handed termination paper for my son (who they were not continuing to charge). Months after that they take my 8 year old son to collections apparently changing their minds that they received his quit papers. Will not reimburse. Now taking it to bank for charge back - if bank will not, local courts. Nice job LA Boxing - you had a customer in a bad spot and you dumped on him and his son. I was coming back once I got a job but now we have to sue you and give you all the bad publicity I can conjure in my free time which is plenty-some right now.
Amazing workout, friendly staff – I would actually give this 5 stars, but for some reason the computer is not letting me*****
I've been a member of LA Boxing for over a year and have only had a good experience. No workout I've done in the past comes close. I wanted to try cardio boxing/kickboxing because while I was in shape to begin with, I wanted to push myself to the next level. I started with a one month trial to make sure I liked it (so no need to sign a long contract if you don't want to) and I've never looked back. I bought a pair of gloves for about $40 at Dick's and I still use the same pair today.
The pros about this gym/the workout:
- Knowledgeable and personable instructors who sometimes walk around the class so you can hit the mitts instead of the bag (depends on class size). They work with you on your technique even though I have no desire to ever actually fight anyone. They also help encourage/push you to keep going.
- Sure, you can slack off in the workout and take breaks if you need to. But if you push yourself and do the whole thing you will sweat and feel physically exhausted by class end. Which I like. As a reference point, an easy workout for me is running 4 miles at a 9 minute pace.
- Each instructor's class is a little different so you get some variety
- Good core work
- I get compliments on my arms from complete strangers. You really can't beat the toning from the boxing and all the push-ups!
- I was out of town for several months and it was no problem to put my account on hold until I came back
- There is "regular" gym equipment in case you want to lift weights or bike or use kettlebells
I don't participate in the boxing team or MMA aspects of the gym so I can't comment on those.
- The floor under the carpet is concrete. Since there are quite a bit of impact drills (jumping jacks, frog leaps) during class, I developed shin splints early on. Once I started using the blue mats at the gym the problem resolved.
- No lockers, just cubbies, so don't bring in valuables (though I've never had a problem)
- There's only one Saturday class so it can get really crowded
- There is some stretching, but it varies by instructor and is sometimes basically nonexistent. It's pretty much like any other group fitness class I've done at several other gyms, but since the rest of the workout is so great, I'm being picky. Ideally they would tack on a full body stretch with at least 20 second holds to aid in gaining real flexibility and minimizing injury.
Go try it! Bring a water bottle :)
You take out what you put in – I've been an athlete all my life, and a member of dozens of weightlifting and martial arts gyms in the US and around the world in the Army. With the possible exception of HS wrestling or the US Army Master Fitness school, the LaBoxing workout is the toughest 1 hour workout you will find, I promise you. The "standard" instructor-led workouts that they offer 3-4 times a day are like a combination of military PT, PX90, and boxer's workouts with a focus on high intensity cardio, functional/core strength, plyometrics, and flexibility.
I've been a triathlete and marathon runner for over 15 years but my bodyfat has never been lower than it is now. I finally have flexibility, and my core strength is off the charts - This has translated into making me a better mountain biker, snowboarder, and recently helped me win gold at a Jiu Jitsu tournament in NC. - A fighting skill that I learned from the Iron Lion BJJ team that trains in the LaBoxing gym in cary. There are other members that have become ranked amateur MMA fighters and the BJJ medals are filling up the gym walls. Sorry haters, this gym is the real deal!
Anyone who has seriously trained in boxing or mma knows that you only get what you put into a workout. The trainers are all fighters, very knowledgeable, friendly and their attitudes are contagious! - But you have to put in your work. Getting into "fighting shape" is not easy, and I suspect that he people who posted negative reviews simply could not hang and had "buyers remorse".
Yes on any given day you will find a high percentage of women and people in less than fighting shape at one of the standard workouts. But I guarantee those people will have transformed their bodies once they catch the bug and stick with it for 4-8 months. I guess thats what's great about LaBoxing. They have something for everybody, and will help you meet your goals - whether that goal is lose weight, improve endurance, relieve stress, or learn real fighting arts in boxing, MMA or Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, you can do it in a safe, clean, fun, environment.
Worst Gym in Triangle! – Like the previous review, I also had a bad experience with LA Boxing. Thankfully, I opted to pay per month instead of a yearly contract. I even tried to get my monthly fee back 2 days after starting. Its really THAT bad. I was lied to about the gym being a real boxing gym. In reality it is just a regular old gym that charges $75 a month and tries to nickle and dime you for everything. They don't teach ANY boxing unless you pay some huge HOURLY rate. Its ridiculous. As if I thought my gym couldn't get bad enough, look at this email I just got from the gym manager.
As of Monday May 24th we will be charging a $3.00 rental fee for the use of gloves. We will be offering you gloves at a discount of $64.99 until the end of May. As of June 1st our gloves will be the regular rate of $84.99. A $20.00 savings if you buy now.
Our loaner gloves are only meant to be used for the first few classes. If you have any questions please feel free to ask us. We look forward to seeing all of you in the gym on a consistent basis reaching your goals.
LA BOXING of CARY
WOW. This gym is now CHARGING for the use of boxing gloves. As if the $75 a month wasn't enough, now you must pay to use gloves. I mean, do they even want customers? This is equivalent to a fitness gym having a quarter slot to use the elliptical.
Just for reference, the gloves they charge $85 for, you could easily get for under $20. Here are some for $18. Not great gloves, but definitely better than their $85 crap. If you want good gloves, buy Ringside IMF gloves. They will run around $60. Very very high quality.
Back on this gym. This place is a joke. As you can see form their penny pinching and other reviews, their interest is in making money and not customer service. Stay far far away.
Fraud Company. Not true boxing gym. LA Boxing is a joke – LA Boxing is a fraud. I moved to NC recently and was looking for a new boxing gym to replace mine in Virginia. The only thing I found available was "LA Boxing". LA Boxing promised a true boxing gym with sparring sessions every night and personal one on one teaching from boxers. I was wined and dined into a 1 year contract.
Big mistake. This place is a joke. LA Boxing isn't a boxing gym. Its a glorified women's fitness center. The sparring sessions I was promised? Yea, they only happen once a week during an ackward time. What about the one on one teaching? Oh thats $50 for 30 minutes.
Worst of all. Within two months of starting my membership, I bought a new house 20 miles away from LA Boxing. In Raleigh/Durham Traffic, 20 miles can take upwards of an hour. So pretty much I couldn't go to the gym anymore. I politely talked to the manager at LA Boxing to see if we could work out a deal. They didn't want to. All they would repeat is "You signed a contract". Wouldn't work with me at all. I even offered to pay half my contract(I had 10 months left). Half my contract was $400. Thats a good chunk of change to NOT go to a gym. Nope. They wanted the full $800 of the contract and weren't budging. Their contract stated I would have to move 25 miles. I was 20 miles. They didn't care I couldn't come. They just wanted their money.
I understand we all need money to get by. I understand they can't just let people get off their contracts for no reason, but when you move 20 miles away and have proof of actually buying a new house, I would think that would be enough resources to get out. Not in LA Boxing's opinion. They care nothing about people. They lied to get me into their piece of crap gym and now even when I can't use their crappy gym they still want my money. Have fun with the bad publicity!
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