ARE OPEN WORKOUTS PERMITTED?
Shadowbox offers scheduled classes and private training sessions. Walk-ins are always welcome, but please note classes fill up quickly so booking a bag in advanced is highly recommended. Classes can be reserved online, the schedule is updated weekly and Private Training sessions can be schedule by emailing PT@Shadowboxnyc.com.
ARE THERE LOCKERS AT SHADOWBOX?
Yes, lockers are available at all locations in both locker rooms and the common area. No need to bring a lock, all lockers have a built-in digital lock.
WHAT IS THE LOCKER ROOM SET-UP?
Locker rooms are equipped with spa quality showers, complimentary bath + body products, towel service, hair dryers + more!
IS THERE A MEMBERSHIP FEE?
There is never a membership fee at SHADOWBOX. Learn more about our "pay-per-class" packages here.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Wear comfortable clothing and prepare to sweat...A LOT. Make sure to bring supportive sneakers and please note shoes MUST be worn in the bag studio.
WHAT SHOES SHOULD I WEAR?
Most clients sport everyday cross-trainers, boxing shoes are acceptable but not necessary. Please note shoes MUST be worn, bare feet are absolutely not allowed in the bag room.
DO I NEED TO BRING GLOVES + WRAPS?
14 oz. Shadowbox custom gloves are available to rent for $1.00 and 2 sizes of reusable Quick Wraps are available for purchase for $4.00. (Shadowbox Rental gloves are constantly replaced once they begin to wear and Shadowbox Quick Wraps are specially designed for maximum wrist support and knuckle protection without the hassle of traditional wraps).
WHEN SHOULD I ARRIVE?
We recommend newcomers arrive 20 minutes before class. There’s nothing worse than feeling rushed when class is starting. Return clients, please sign-in no later than three minutes before class begins, otherwise all bag reservations will be released to walk-ins at the start of class.
WHAT IF I’M RUNNING LATE?
Please call the front desk and we’ll be happy to hold your bag for up to 8 minutes after the class starts. Late arrivals exceeding this 8 minute courtesy will not be allowed into class. Late arrivals become disruptive to the instructor and other clients so we appreciate your consideration. Sorry, no exceptions.
CAN I BOOK MULTIPLE BAGS?
Sure! Feel free to book as many bags as needed. After a bag is booked, you can assign it to any name you'd like. If you're looking to book a large party, we recommend our Ultimate Shadowboxer packages.
SHOULD I BRING WATER?
Feel free to bring water bottles and fill up with our filtered water dispensers. Bottled water is also available for purchase. It’s important to hydrate before and during class - expect to burn 1000+ calories. Each heavy bag is equipped with a waterbottle pouch.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BOXING?
Boxing is a great workout because it thoroughly engages the entire body and the mind! After multiple session, you will likely see improvements in muscle tone (without bulking), lower stress levels, enhanced cardiovascular endurance, improved coordination and self-confidence, core strength, bone and ligament strength, lower body fat percentage + so much more!
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT DURING CLASS?
A Shadowbox class is broken up into 3 phases; a warmup, shadowboxing and heavy bag work. All class included dynamic bodyweight exercises, core work and various types of combos on the bag. All levels of athletes are welcome. The instructor will guide the entire class through boxing technique and exercises, feel free to modify anything that is outside of your skill level, the most important thing is to have fun!
DOES SHADOWBOX HAVE SHOWERS?
There are multiple showers in both the men's and women's locker rooms, fully stocked with towel service, vanities with hair dryers and complimentary bath + body products from New York’s own C.O. Bigelow Apothecaries.
IS THERE FOOD AT THE GYM?
Shadowbox Flatiron features The Ringside Cafe, an in-studio cafe stocked with carefully curated grab-and-go refueling options, from bars to cold-pressed juices by JUICE | SERVED HERE.
DO I NEED TO CREATE A SHADOWBOX ACCOUNT?
Yes, you will need to create an account before booking a bag. A waiver will need to be signed and an emergency contact will need to be setup; all of these steps can be done online or in person.
IS THERE AN AGE REQUIREMENT?
Anyone under 18 will need to get a parent or guardian to sign a waiver in person; however, children under 12 are not permitted at this time.
WHERE CAN I BUY SHADOWBOX APPAREL?
If you live in the NYC area, feel free to stop by any location to shop the retail wall. We also have an online shop!
WHAT'S THE CANCELLATION POLICY?
To retain class credits - cancel up to 12 hours before the scheduled class.
WHAT IF I MISSED MY CLASS?
Shadowbox has a strict 12 hour cancellation policy. If a class is missed, we are unable refund the credit. No exceptions. Have an uncontrollable schedule? Check out our Flex Packages.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I FORGET OR LOSE SOMETHING AT SHADOWBOX?
Please note any items left at the studio will be put in the lost and found which is cleared out every Friday without exception, so be sure to check accordingly. When in the studio, please remember to lock up belongings. We highly recommend not bringing any valuables to the studio and more importantly not wearing any valuables in the classes as Shadowbox is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
CAN I PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS WHILE PREGNANT?
We are happy to sweat with all shapes and sizes, but if you have any health concerns please always speak to a physician first!