The small print.

It’s all in the detail. Answers to everything you need to know about BoxBarre.

OUr Workouts

WHAT DOES A TYPICAL WORKOUT LOOK LIKE AND HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?

We have 3 Box workout formats and 3 Barre workout format sat Box Barre:
BOX SIGNATURE | BOX SWEAT | BOX POWER BARRE SIGNATURE | BARRE SWEAT | BARRE SCULPT Each workout is 50 minutes and for more details on each, check out the WORKOUTS here.

I’M NEW TO BOXING/BARRE, CAN I ATTEND?


Absolutely. All of our workouts are structured to allow people to work at their own pace. If its your first workout, you must attend the pre-workout 5 minutes beforehand where the trainer will guide you through the 6 punches and the format of the workout.

I DON’T THINK I CAN DO ALL OF THE EXERCISES,CAN I STILL ATTEND?


100% YES. Our trainers can offer modifications/options to any movements that you are unable to perform. Just be sure to inform the trainer before the workout of any injuries/restrictions.

DO YOU OFFER A BEGINNERS WORKOUT?

No. Our easy to follow workout structure allows everyone from beginner to professional to sweat it out side-by-side.If you would like some individual instruction or want to brush up on your technique, we do offer 1 to 1 training. Contact us for more information.

WHAT ARE HAND WRAPS AND DO I NEED THEM?

Yes. Hand wraps are essential to protect your wrists/knuckles/thumbs, you can purchase quick wraps from our merch display in reception (£15) or bring your own. No wraps = no entry. Easy gel hand wraps are included free when you purchase our first timer box package.

DO I NEED TO BRING GLOVES?

Yes. We have gloves available for purchase from the merch area in reception, but if you have your own, feel free to bring them. We advise velcro fastenings as you will need to remove your gloves for fit bench and track area work.

NOTE: MMA/open fingered gloves are not permitted.

IS THERE A MINIMUM AGE LIMIT TO TAKE A WORKOUT?

You have to be 16 or above to take one of our workouts, but we do offer 1 to 1 training for under 16s. Contact us for more information.

EMAIL THE TEAM: getfit@boxbarre.co.uk

OUR STUDIO

WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?

Box Barre is located at 844 Ecclesall Road, Sheffield S11 8TD. We are in the former Napoleons Casino, underneath the Wildcard Bar & Grill Sports bar. Check out our Google Map location for directions.

DO YOU HAVE PARKING?

Yes there is ample parking on Ecclesall Road, free from 9:30am - 4:00pm and 6:30pm - 7:30am Monday - Friday. Weekends are free parking all day on the stretch of Ecclesall Road immediately outside our gym. There is also a car park directly opposite at the CO-OP, free for 45 minutes and metered for stays over that time.

DO YOU HAVE LOCKERS?


Yes. We have plenty. They can be found in our changing room areas and some smaller short-stay lockers in our waiting room area.

CAN I SHOWER AFTER WORKOUT?

Absolutely. Our luxe changing rooms are stocked with Maria Nila, Neom Organics and Redken prestige products, GHD hair styling tools and all the amenities you need to get ready for a day at the office - or a night on the town!

DO YOU SELL WATER, OR DO I NEED TO BRING MY OWN?

In an attempt to be more environmentally conscious, we don’t sell plastic bottles of water. However, you can purchase an bkr water bottle (or bring your own), we have a filtered water filling station in both our reception and waiting room areas.

DO YOU SELL PROTEIN SHAKES/COFFEE?

Yes we do. Our Juice Barre sells protein shakes which are perfect for a post-workout re-fuel. We also have health conscious freshly squeezed juices, herbal teas and our “Superbowls” - a meal in itself! All dairy-free and vegan proteins available and all served in eco-friendly, fully compostable container ware. We have left the coffee to the coffee professionals next door at Marmadukes!

EMAIL THE TEAM: getfit@boxbarre.co.uk

BOOKING Workouts

DO I NEED AN ACCOUNT TO BOOK WORKOUTS?

Yes. But it takes less than 2 minutes to create your account. Head to the PACKAGES area of our site and follow the instructions. Remember if it is your first time to a boxing workout or a barre workout, make sure to book the FIRST TIMER package to receive a free pair of hand wraps or barre socks.

DO I NEED TO PURCHASE A PACKAGE OR MEMBERSHIP?

No. You can purchase single workouts if you like. Purchasing a package is more cost effective.

HOW MUCH IS A MEMBERSHIP?

You can purchase a package of 4, 8, 12, or 24 workouts and they have an expiry from date of purchase. We also offer monthly memberships, currently available in 8, 12 or unlimited workouts per month options, they come with a minimum contract and you can freeze for a vacation period. Check out your options on the PACKAGES page. We still have some Founder Member spaces available at an incredible presale price.

WHAT IS THE FIRST TIMER PACKAGE?

Our First Timer package is £30 and includes 2 workouts and a free pair of boxing hand wraps or ballet barre socks depending which workout you book on to.

HOW FAR IN ADVANCE CAN I BOOK A WORKOUT?

You can book up to 2 weeks in advance, and our workout schedules are released every Sunday at 9am. Our monthly membership subscribers have access to exclusive features such as early access to workout booking and waitlist priority.

I’M ON THE WAITLIST, HOW DO I KNOW IF I GOT A SPOT IN THE WORKOUT?

If you are on the waitlist, we will call you if a spot opens up.If we cannot reach you, we will offer the spot to the next person on the waitlist. Even if you don’t hear from us, we encourage you to still come to the studio, as we may be able to accommodate you.

EMAIL THE TEAM: getfit@boxbarre.co.uk

BEFORE WORKOUT

WHEN SHOULD I ARRIVE AT THE STUDIO?

We always recommend to arrive at the studio 15 minutes before workout, so that you have time to check-in, order your juice, grab some water, mingle and get your hands wrapped or your barre socks on. If it is your first time you will need to be in the studio at least 5 minutes beforehand.

DO I HAVE TO CHECK-IN AT THE STUDIO?

Yes. When you arrive, say hi to our front desk team (they are awesome), they will make sure you get everything you need.Please ensure that you are checked-in a minimum of 5 minutes prior to the workout start time.

I’M RUNNING LATE, WHAT DO I DO?

First off, make sure you let us know. If we don’t hear from you, we will release your spot to a person on the waitlist at the scheduled workout start time. For safety and as courtesy to others in the workout, you will not be allowed entry if you are more than five minutes late.

I CAN’T MAKE IT AND NEED TO CANCEL, WHAT DO I DO?

You can cancel your workout up to 6 hours before. However, if something last minute comes up, you can switch to another workout in the same day (please email us or call the studio directly to switch your workout). If you do not show up for your workout or attempt to cancel within 6 hours of the workout start time, you will lose your workout credit. If you are on an unlimited membership you will be charged a flat rate of £10 for a no-show.

EMAIL THE TEAM: getfit@boxbarre.co.uk

DURING Workout

WHAT DO I WEAR DURING THE WORKOUT?

We suggest wearing whatever makes you feel comfortable,as long as its sportswear. We have a gorgeous range of Varley designer active wear available for purchase from our merch area in reception.

DO I NEED SPECIAL SHOES?


Not for boxing workout. Any regular training shoe will do. If you have boxing shoes, you might get some extra brownie points. For the barre workouts you will be required to wear socks, we advise ballet barre socks which have gripped soles. These are included free in all barre first timer packages and we have some fancy ones available for sale too!

NOTE: footwear must be worn. Barefoot training is not permitted in the studio.

EMAIL THE TEAM: getfit@boxbarre.co.uk

AFTER Workout

DO I NEED A TOWEL?

Not at all. We offer bath towel rental for just £1 and we freshly launder our towels locally everyday. Towel rental is one of the perks included in our unlimited membership packages.

DO I NEED A HAIR DRYER?


Our vanity areas are equipped with GHD hairdryers, straighteners and curling wands. We have luxury vanity products to make sure you have everything you need to get ready for a day at the office (or a night on the town).

DO YOU SELL FOOD?


No, but we do make “Superbowls” - a meal in themselves! A delicious blended bowl of goodness with pretty toppings and totally instagrammable. Just as good for you on the inside as they look on the outside. Our Juice Barre has a full menu of customised protein shakes, which are perfect for a post workout refuel and freshly squeezed juices for a healthy refreshing pick-me-up.

EMAIL THE TEAM: getfit@boxbarre.co.uk

BOXING QUESTIONS

HOW MANY CALORIES DOES BOXING BURN?

According to a 2011 study in Medicine & Science in Sports and Exercise, boxing workouts burn an astonishing 12-20 calories per minute (that’s up to 1.5x more calories than interval-based running, indoor cycling, or high intensity rowing). That means boxing is THE best bang-for-buck workout out there, burning 600-1000 calories in every workout.

WILL BOXING MAKE ME BULKY?


Absolutely not. Due to the high-intensity nature of the workouts, you will not increase muscle mass, instead you will shred fat and shape lean muscle, in particular your upper body and core.

WHAT OTHER BENEFITS DOES BOXING OFFER?

Increased metabolism, rapid fat loss, improved muscle tone,improved core strength, reduce stress, better hand-eye coordination, increased self-confidence…and abs to die for.

CAN I TAKE WORKOUT IF I AM PREGNANT?

That’s something that you should really discuss with your doctor, however it is possible to train right up until your due date.

DO I REALLY NEED WRAPS?

Yes. Wraps are required in the bag room. They protect your knuckles, thumb and wrist when striking the bag. You can purchase quick wraps from reception for £15, or you can bring your own. First timer packages include a free pair of easy gel hand wraps. No wraps = no entry.

NOTE: due to time constraints, trainers cannot assist in wrapping hands with traditional hand wraps prior to workout.

WHY DO YOU USE AQUA BAGS INSTEAD OF TRADITIONAL PUNCH BAGS?

Aqua Bags offer many benefits over a traditional punch bag.When you strike the Aqua Bag, the bag ‘absorbs’ the impact of the punch, reducing the impact on the joints, tendons and ligaments. The teardrop shape allows you to throw uppercuts,which you cannot do on a traditional bag, and the shape also makes it easier for the trainer to see you, and you to see the trainer. We are also installing the newly released Aqua Bag Training Sensor, which has an app directly connecting you to your punches and work rate to really monitor and track your boxing progress.

EMAIL THE TEAM: getfit@boxbarre.co.uk

COVID-19

IS IT SAFE?

Absolutely. We thoroughly deep-clean, disinfect and sanitise all equipment daily,. You will be provided with a disinfectant spray and a microfibre cloth to wipe down your workout station after every use. Simply toss the cloth into the laundry bin on your way out of the studio.

TRACK AND TRACE?


Our QR code is displayed on entry for you to scan using the NHS track and trace app. Our front of house team maybe required to check your temperature when signing into workout.

SOCIAL DISTANCING?

All of our equipment is already spaced safely so you don’t need to worry about measuring your distance in the studio,you will be working out in your own individual zone.We advise common courtesy in communal areas where any corridors are narrow or where you cross paths with other members. Allow others using lockers, wash hand basins, etc to finish and move away before taking your turn.

DO I NEED TO WEAR A MASK?

On arrival you will need to wear a mask in our reception and Juice Barre area (unless seated). You will need to keep your mask on whilst waiting for the workout to start and then again when leaving our premises. You do not need to wear a mask in the gym studio itself.

ARE THE CHANGING AREAS IN USE?


Yes, all changing areas, lockers, showers and toilets are in use and accessible.

EMAIL THE TEAM: getfit@boxbarre.co.uk

DISABLED ACCESS

CAN I TAKE PART AS A WHEELCHAIR USER?

Absolutely. All of our workouts accommodate all abilities,some of the spots in the room are more wheelchair friendly than others and these are indicated on the booking platform. Any exercises that are not suitable for your disability will be adapted for you by our fitness professionals. Our ballet barre has double barres at 2 heights, we can also lower our boxing bags for wheelchair users. The fit bench element of the workout can be conducted from your chair easily.

SHOULD I ARRIVE ANY SOONER?

Yes, we would advise arriving at least 20 minutes beforehand,our front of house team will escort you to the rear of the building where our access lift will bring you into the basement and to our disabled changing and wet room. This could take a few extra minutes so we advise ample time.

WHAT IF I WANT TO ORDER FROM THE JUICE BARRE?

You can order directly through the app, online or in person with one of our team and they will have your juice ready for you post-workout in the basement to enjoy in our waiting area or to take away with you.

EMAIL THE TEAM: getfit@boxbarre.co.uk