Frequently Asked Questions
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Do you offer a beginner class?
All our Boxing Classes are designed with all levels in mind. From a beginner to an advanced boxer. We see Onyx as an individual workout in a group setting.
No exercises are performed for reps but instead are time based. This allows each individual to compete with themselves and the clock.
Each boxer has their own aqua bag which allows for each person to experience their own individual workout in a group setting.
What are Aqua Training Bags?
The Aqua Training Bag harnesses the power of water by utilizing water in place of sand or other heavy bag contents, everyone from fitness beginners to professional fighters can experience cardio boxing without sacrificing power or risk of potential injury from hard spots.
Our bags help users train longer and harder without the risk of injury or pain. No more holding back to avoid injuring knuckles and joints.
Are the Workouts Intense?
Aqua Training Bags provide the perfect platform for everyone to challenge their inner fighter, no matter what their experience level is. Whether you're a boxing veteran or beginner you will be able to train at your intensity level. Onyx Boxing is an Individual Workout in a Group Setting. This allows for each class to be challenging for all skill levels. We Train up which allows each individual to train at a high level or you may need to pace yourself.
What if I have never Boxed before?
We specialize in taking someone with no boxing experience and turning them into knowledgeable experienced boxers.
We also offer private training to brush up or get familiar with the technique and movements given in class, but that is not a prerequisite.
Is Boxing considered a full body workout?
Boxing is a sport. As with most high impact sports, it requires the legs, core and upper body to perform together.
Our 7 minute warmup consists of body weight squats, lunges, push ups, situps, and mountain climbers.
At the end of either our 8 or 10 rounds of boxing you will finish with 7 minutes of CORE or Booty Band Glute exercises.
What is ONYX BOXING?
It’s an intoxicating experience with 8-10 Rounds of Boxing for EVERYONE! We start with a 7 minute warm up which includes shadow boxing to help get your mind right. You will go through :15 seconds of Active Rest exercise in-between rounds that will keep you on your toes and sweating. The atmosphere will be electric from the playlists, to the lighting and the energetic coaches guiding you through the best 45 minutes of your day!
What do I need?
Handwraps & Boxing Gloves are required to attend classes and during any training session. We have traditional hand wraps which can be purchased at our Pro Shop! Boxing Gloves can be rented for free or find a dope pair to purchase at our Pro Shop!
What should I wear?
Whatever makes you feel comfortable and powerful! Any running or training style shoe is recommended for class but if you own a pair of boxing shoes you will definitely catch the coaches eye!
Think flat sole shoes.
What if I'm on the waitlist?
When a spot opens up, you will be automatically pushed into the class and you will receive an email confirming your space in the class. If you're not able to make the class once notified, just cancel your class and we’ll handle the rest.
What if I need to leave class early?
Not a problem. We understand life can be busy. Just let your instructor know before class begins and do your best to book a bag close to the boxing ring or front area. Please try not to disturb other guests when leaving.
What if I'm running late?
We strongly believe it's better late than never! But we do require our members and guest show up 15 minutes prior to class start time. During low volume class times there may not be entry after class begins.
Can I throw a party at ONYX BOXING?
Yes we will host anything from a team building corporate event to a bachelorette party at our facility! Or for an off site event please email email@example.com
Do You Offer Early Morning Classes?
Early bird gets the worm. We offer a 6:15am class Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
If you hit that snooze button and want to sleep in a little longer we offer a 7:30am class Monday, Wednesday, and Friday as well!
For those that have a late start to the morning or maybe once you get the kids off to school and have the mid-morning to yourself we offer a 9:15am class Monday through Friday.
Are you Real Boxing?
Onyx is not your typical fitness club, studio or gym. We pride ourselves in providing the most authentic boxing experience in Scottsdale, Arizona.
You wil not only learn to box, but have fun and get a great workout.
We offer Fight Camps which takes an individual through a 6 week daily program.
We offer Sparring Classes.
What makes Onyx authentic boxing?
This is not your grandma's Tae Bo. You get to HIT and not get HIT... unless that is your intention - in that case, we offer sparring classes. We teach you how to throw proper Jab, Cross, Hooks, and Uppercuts. Along with advanced defense Slip, Roll, Step Back, Fades, Pivots, Cus D'Amato Shift, Lomachenko Footwork, Blocks, Catches, and Mike Tyson style Peek A Boo fighting. These are all taught in our group boxing classes and One on One Private Training.
Are your trainers Boxing Certified?
Yes. All our trainers go through an extensive 12 week internship program with the Founder and Certified USA Boxing Coach Steve Murbach. After graduating through our internship program, all our trainers test to become Certified USA Boxing Coaches. Inquire about becoming a certified trainer at firstname.lastname@example.org
What if my knuckles and wrists hurt?
We always advise to consult with your doctor prior to boxing and after if you developed any injuries.
Most injuries are preventable with proper technique and sound advice from experienced trainers.
All Onyx trainers are trained and experienced to teach proper technique from turning your punches over, snapping your punches, knuckle placement, and pivoting.
Do you offer Training Camps and Sparring?
Yes. We are constantly evolving as The Premier Boxing Studio of The Valley.
We offer weekly group SPARRING CLASSES designed to take beginner, intermediate and advanced individuals and teach them how to fight in the ring. We teach proper footwork technique, how to throw punches and how to take a punch from an opponent. Once a week for 60 minutes you will be taken through skill-building drills and partnered up for live sparring!
Women's Sparring - Wednesday 5:30pm
Men's Sparring - Wednesday 6:30pm
6 Week FIGHT CAMPS
What Makes Aqua Training Bag Safer?
The teardrop shape and water-filled interior absorbs the impact of each strike, giving you an intense workout and overall enhanced training session. You'll never want to train on a traditional heavy bag again.
How Comfortable is the Onyx Boxing Environment?
With our classic 3 ft. high 14 ft. boxing ring, climb through our 4 ropes and glove up! Do it all at Onyx Boxing with our state-of-the-art facility and fully certified trainers. You can comfortably get the best boxing experience from our 17 Spots available in the Group Classes, Private 1 on 1 Mitt Work, Limited 8 person Sparring Classes, and 45 day Fight Camp Programs!
How Safe from COVID-19 is the Onyx Boxing Environment?
Commit to a higher standard of clean with science-based technology that actively reduces 99.8% of SARS-COV-2 and hundreds of other airborne pathogens. Unlike common air purifiers that wait for harmful particles to run through them, ScentAir ION Protect purifiers seek out pollutants in the air. Patented NPBI technology releases ions into the air that attract health hazards and disable them.
How do I become a Boxing Coach?
Onyx Boxing offers Internship Programs designed to develop individuals into the best Boxing Coaches. We have had trainers go on to become top trainers at Rumble Boxing, Mayweather Boxing + Fitness along with other boxing studios across the country. It's a 12 week Internship Program. What you will learn at Onyx is how to provide the most authentic boxing experience all while making it a Fun, intense Workout and Teaching people how to box.
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