Getting Started


Be prepared to get into the best shape of your life!
Getting started in your Muay Thai training is fun and exciting if you are in for an active lifestyle. The energy in each work out brings the best out of you presenting challenges and overcoming them, building confidence and an appreciation for your body. Muay Thai or Thai boxing (as it is known to us in North America) is a martial art defense system that originates from Thailand. At Southside we strive to preserve the traditions and culture of the sport through our classes and instruction. Included in our work outs are basic thai styles and origins of each style, thai style cardio work out and warm up, dynamic and static stretching, partner and group drills on the bag and pads and technical sparring (even for beginners). We emphasize core body work outs and muscle development in our strength training.

If you are new to the sport of Muay Thai you are going to need a few things before beginning your training. Here is a quick checklist to help you get started for you first class.

  • Thai Shorts (or regular shorts)
  • T-shirt
  • face towel
  • skipping rope
  • boxing gloves
  • hand wraps
  • mouth guard
  • gym bag

If you are an experienced beginner and want to continue to excel in your training you are going to want to invest in a few more things

  • A few set of hand wraps ready at all times
  • track suit for running as well as good running shoes
  • liniment and foam roller
  • shin guards and shin sleeves
  • head gear
  • bag gloves and sparring gloves should be seperate
  • groin shield
  • Odour Aid or other cleaning/disinfecting agent

If you need assistance most of the equipment required for class is available at the front desk. If we are not in stock, simply place an order and your item will be ready within a week.

We also offer rental equipment including gloves, shin guards and shorts.

**If you are under 18 years of age you will require a parent or guardian to sign and complete a waiver form.

You can download the waiver here .

**If you are coming to visit from another gym it is critical that you consult with your Kru or Instructor first before attending.

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