Get fit and ferocious at these Montreal boxing gyms

It's probably not a coincidence boxing champs Georges St. Pierre and Arturo "Thunder" Gatti fought out of Montreal, which boasts so many fantastic boxing studios. You might think boxing is intimidating, but you can attend a variety of gyms that cater to everyone, including beginners and those seeking a fun way to stay fit. [Image credit: iStock.com/Dangubic]

Monster Gym

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2101, Rte Transcanadienne, Dorval, QC H9P 1J1

Take part in the Grant Brothers Boxing program, which is right above Monster Gym. The owners pass down their strength and conditioning techniques as you work on fundamentals with your hands and feet. Otis and Howard Grant used to represent Canada at the Olympics, Pan-American Games, the World Championships and the Commonwealth Games, so those who arrive at this gym should expect a serious education in boxing.

Hard Knox

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3645, rue Notre-Dame O, Montréal, QC H4C 1P6

Hard Knox Gym, with a variety of boxing courses and fitness programs, offers beginners and advanced fitness/boxing enthusiasts the ability to train at a challenging level. You can try out their boxing programs including youth boxing, beginner, general and sparring classes, while CrazyFit, BodyFit, hardcore boot camp and jump rope programs develop your strength and cardio routines.

Kickboxing Montreal

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303-486 rue Sainte-Catherine O, Montréal, QC H3B 1A6

Located downtown, Kickboxing Montreal is a martial arts club for women who wish to get fit and train in various self-defence techniques. They offer kickboxing and boxing classes for drop-in, as well as one-hour and half-hour classes for private sessions. If you want to diversify your workout, you can also choose to give another discipline a shot, such as Kung Fu.

Club de Boxe Lasalle

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707, 75E avenue, Lasalle, QC H8R 3Y2

As a registered boxing non-profit, Club de Boxe LaSalle's mission is to offer training and development to everyone from youth to experienced competitors. Their main courses consist of recreational and competitive boxing, which offer an exciting challenge for those who have enrolled. You can also try out Krav Maga, which is a martial art developed by the Israeli military that includes moves from many martial arts, including boxing.

H2O MMA

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6045 Boul Monk, Montréal, QC H4E 3H5

In addition to mixed martial arts, Muay Thai kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, H2O MMA runs women's kickboxing courses that take place up to four times a week. If you prefer really intense training, you can join sparring and advanced drills, which are recommended only for experienced practitioners.

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