A good boxing gym?

Sarah Kuhn at the bagSunny asks via Twitter:

Anyone have recommendations for a #boxing gym in the Capital Region?

We asked if Sunny was looking for boxing that was more fitness oriented, or for actual competitive boxing:

It's for serious fitness I guess--not looking for a foo-foo gym with boxing classes, but not to compete nec. either.

There seem to be a fair a number of gyms that offer some sort of boxing program, but we're guessing they include a wide range -- from the "foo-foo" (as Sunny puts it) all the way up to yep-we're-going-to-hit-someone-in-the-face programs.

So, got a suggestion for Sunny? Please share!

Earlier on AOA: A few years back we talked with pro boxer Sarah Kuhn (that's her in the pic), who had gotten into the sport because she was looking for a better way to get in shape.

Comments

My sons love Schott's boxing gym off Central on Vatrano Rd. It's a super 1 hour workout, not expensive, and definitely not foo-foo. There's no face hitting in the 1 hour fitness classes, but they may offer it in other classes.

http://www.schottsboxing.com/

Schott's Boxing on Vatrano Rd Albany

I think the Emerald Athletic Club might also have it

Maximum Fitness in Troy

Millhouse Boxing in Cohoes is a great workout. It is run by Shawn Miller, the professional boxer from Troy.

Max Fitness in Troy. There are private trainers there teaching at nights (I've never used them), but if you just want to use the equipment it's a great space for a no-nonsense weight training. The trainers don't get in your way or get possessive of equipment.

Rick Sweeney in Delmar. Rick is a great guy and excellent trainer.

Schott's Boxing is by far the best.

Albany Boxing on Quail Street in Albany is also very good. They are known for their youth program, but Coaches Jerrick Jones and Corey Landis are both great, and very willing to teach newcomers. Adults train weekday evenings. Definitely not foo-foo! They don't offer structured classes like Schott's but well worth checking out.

I also recommend Schotts Boxing. Andy Schott knows his stuff and it's a friendly safe enviroment for people of all ages, sexes and sizes.

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