Kobox - City


Kobox - City

London, UK

The Kobox Story

Kobox was founded in 2015 by Shane Collins and Joe Cohen, with their first location launching in Chelsea. Their accessible and exciting approach to boxing, along with their famous ‘Fight Club meets nightclub’ tagline saw Kobox gain popularity and expand as London’s boutique fitness scene grew.

The brand was acquired by United Fitness Brands in 2021 with three London locations in Chelsea, City and Marylebone.

How Did Kobox City Score Overall?

The full client experience at Kobox City was impressive, achieving The Fit Guide 4-Star Award.

The class itself was a highlight, winning our highest accolade, the 5-Star Class Experience Award.

The Highlights

The class was outstanding, with our coach delivering a masterclass in how to give a personalized and energetic experience, even when taking care of a full class. The dark, nightclub feel extended from the training space to the other public areas, maintaining a consistent and strong brand experience.

What Our Evaluator Had To Say

“I was really impressed with the coach using my name throughout the session.”

“The punch combos were written on screens throughout the studio and the coach would repeatedly demonstrate the correct technique.”

“I was impressed with the space in the studio and the equipment available, it all worked well to create a real nightclub-esque feel.”

What To Expect From A Kobox Session

Kobox offers a 50-minute high-intensity class that alternates between bag work on water bags with ‘wall’ strength work using bands, wall balls and free weights. For the boxing work, the coach will take you through their signature six-punch combo system, with the sequences projected on the walls.

The nightclub-like atmosphere means you can expect dimly lit studio with spotlights, pumping music and a motivating instructor guiding the class through a mic. Class types include Core, Bodyweight and Full Body, with Kobox Express as a 30 minute lunchtime class option.

Never done boxing before? No need to worry, the coach will take you through the six punch combos and sequences before the class.

The Reception Service

Our pre-visit call to the branch was great, as the staff member was very knowledgeable and friendly when providing us with all the information we required to be prepared for our class.

In the club, the service was satisfactory and covered the bases, but was somewhat routine. We would have liked to have felt more energy towards the concept to get us excited for our first session.

The Class Experience

Kobox City has achieved The Fit Guide 5-Star Class Experience award for an exceptional/outstanding class, putting it amongst the very best in London and the industry.

Our coach was outstanding, making a special effort to learn our name and give us a clear and professional demonstration of what to expect, which is certainly needed for the first time boxer. This took place five minutes before the class start time, so the session stayed nicely on schedule.

He did his best to give everyone personalized coaching and attention, despite it being a busy class. He was passionate, energetic and brought a real positive vibe to the space. All of these elements added up to a strong, five-star class experience.

The Equipment And Studio

Kobox have done a great job of recreating a clubbing environment, which lives up to their famous tagline, ‘Fight Club Meets Nightclub’. The lighting and music added to the experience, and when we got a little confused with the station numbering system, the coach swiftly stepped in to help us out.

The Facilities And Public Areas

Workout and shower towels were provided free of charge. Lockers were provided with number locks. Free water refill stations were available.

As you arrive at Kobox City, there is a strong sense of arrival with screens and branded boxing gloves displayed as you enter. The studio space has a dark, grungy appeal to it, but a few tidiness issues were noticed.

Digital And Technology

The booking process was seamless and the website contained lots of information, including bios on the coaches, a class timetable, as well as descriptions of all the classes on offer. The brand’s social media pages were updated numerous times a week with high-quality content.


Kobox City offers an introductory deal for first-time clients. Newcomers can enjoy three sessions for a special price of £45.

If you’re looking for a longer-term commitment, memberships are available from £76 for four classes per month up to £200 for unlimited classes.

Drop-in sessions are available at £22 per class, with smaller commitment packages also available, starting at a 10-pack for £190.

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