Chicago Fight House

Adult Group Boxing Classes
Independence Park
3945 N Springfield Ave, Chicago, IL 60618

Adult Group Boxing Classes

Adult Boxing Classes Resume:  May 2024

We provide adult boxing classes for beginners and competitors seeking Personal Boxing Training and Custom Training Routines for fitness, health, and life.
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Reported Benefits of Boxing at Chicago Fight House

    1. Increased Your Stamina
    2. Best Cross Training That Exists (will help with any sport you are in)
    3. Decrease Bodyfat
    4. Ripped Arms, Shoulders, and Back
    5. Fantastic Anaerobic Workout
    6. Program Tailored to your Individual Needs
    7. Faster & Stronger Punches
    8. Excellent Boxing Defense
    9. Always Evolving Workout – Easy ↦ Rigorous

Group Boxing Training means you work with Lou Storiale, a Certified Level 1 boxing trainer with over 20 years of experience.

      • Custom Training For Your Goals
      • Gain Technical Mastery
      • Rapid Improvement
      • Comfortable Learning Environment (always)
      • Great for Beginners and Competitors

The best training is to have a committed partner assisting you in your goals.

Group Boxing Training means you work with Lou Storiale, a Certified Level 1 boxing trainer and ACSM Certified Personal Trainer with over 20 years of experience.

The best training is to have a committed coach aligned with your goals.

Personal Coaching In Every Class

When compared to other exercise programs you will find that Personal Boxing Training will give you superior results because even in boxing classes, Lou provides personal coaching and training with each person in every class. 

Boxing Location

Boxing Classes

Boxing Classes Resume in May

Sarah's Boxing Testimonial

"During the lockdowns, I, like many others, gained some unwanted weight. I was feeling sluggish and unmotivated. Frankly, I'm surprised I called to inquire about it. I think it was the Jake Paul fights I watched with my boyfriend that motivated me. They had women on those fight cards, so I thought, "Why not try it!"

That's when I decided to try boxing classes with Lou. After 3 months, I noticed I took off some extra pounds, but I also gained muscles. Those boxing drills were difficult, but they worked. My arms, shoulders, and back have started to get the attention of friends and relatives. Even though I took classes, Lou still provides personalized attention and coaching.

His silly sense of humor and dad jokes mixed with a small dash of Army Drill Sergeant was the perfect motivation. Not too hard, not too soft. The workouts were so much fun that I started looking forward to them. Boxing transformed my body and my mindset. I'm more confident and motivated than ever. And I look normal again!"

Thank You, Coach Lou!

Embrace Boxing for a Better Life

Are you feeling stuck in a sedentary routine? Struggling with low energy, stress, or a lack of motivation? It’s time to transform your life through boxing, it certainly did me.  Boxing is a multi-faceted and dynamic sport that offers holistic benefits for your mental, physical, and emotional well-being.  It’s not about punching people, it is about mastering yourself.Physical Transformation: Boxing is a high-intensity workout that torches calories, builds lean muscle, and improves cardiovascular health. After the first month of training and learning the basics, you begin to lose the extra pounds and experience a more confident, energized you. Plus, boxing enhances agility, coordination, and strength, making everyday tasks easier and more enjoyable.Mental Resilience:  You’ll learn to push your limits, developing unparalleled mental toughness. This newfound resilience will not only elevate your boxing skills but also empower you to conquer challenges in all aspects of life. Overcome self-doubt, boost your self-esteem, and gain a renewed sense of confidence.  Not by yourself, but with others that are committed to improvement.Stress Relief and Emotional Well-Being: Boxing provides an incredible outlet for stress release. Channel your frustrations into powerful punches, and experience the therapeutic effects of endorphins. You’ll find your emotional well-being transformed as stress fades away, leaving you with a calmer, more focused mind.  You don’t have to be a professional boxer to receive the benefits of mental and emotional well-being.  One workout can relieve the stress from work, home, and life in general.Boxing isn’t just a sport; it’s a journey towards self-improvement. Call Today (312) 975-9345 and take the first step towards becoming the best version of yourself!

Boxing for Busy Professionals

Most boxing students at Chicago Fight House are working professionals which includes busy schedules, late night hours, and mental stress.Look no further than boxing classes. In the demanding world of business, where time is a precious commodity, boxing offers a holistic solution that can benefit your personal and professional life.  It’s not just about pounding a heavy bag.Stress Relief: Boxing is a powerful stress-buster. It allows you to release pent-up tension, frustrations, and the pressures of the business world in a controlled, safe environment. The intense physical workout triggers the release of endorphins, helping you achieve mental clarity and relaxation after a challenging day.  I’ve had social workers that walked out of their training session a completely different person than when they walked in.  People need an outlet for modern life’s stresses.Efficient Workouts: Boxing classes provide efficient, time-effective workouts. In just an hour or less, you can get a full-body workout that improves cardiovascular health, strengthens muscles, and enhances agility. It’s an excellent way to stay in shape without spending hours at the gym.  Can you imagine spending 3 hours at the gym nowadays.  People have lives to live, things to do, and people to see.  Some of our boxing drills only last 1-3 minutes and will take you to the edge.Confidence Building: Boxing instills confidence like no other sport. Learning self-defense techniques and mastering the art of boxing can boost your self-assurance both in and out of the boardroom. This newfound confidence can help you make better decisions and negotiate with conviction. When you spend an hour slipping real punches in a control environment, those small quips from coworkers playing politics doesn’t seem that threatening.Boxing, like anything in life, requires a small bit of time.  1-3 months of your time to see excellent results.  Investing in boxing classes is an investment in your well-being and success. It’s a time-efficient, effective way to manage stress, stay fit, and build the confidence needed to excel in the business world.   Join a boxing class (somewhere/anywhere) and unleash your potential today!

Runners Should Supplement Their Workouts with Boxing Training

  1. Improved Cardiovascular Endurance:
    Running primarily focuses on cardiovascular endurance and legs.  Boxing offers a different cardiovascular challenge. Boxing involves intense bursts of activity that positively affects your entire body.   Punching (Chest, Shoulders, Triceps, Biceps, Core, Legs), footwork (balance, coordination, lower and upper legs, feet, agility, speed, endurance), and quick movements (the ability to move in an instant is great for the brain and core), which can elevate the heart rate and enhance cardiovascular fitness in a different way than steady-state running. Combining both activities can help runners improve their overall cardiovascular endurance, making you better equipped to handle varying workout intensities and race conditions.
  2. Total-Body Strength and Cross-Training:
    Running predominantly engages the lower body muscles, while boxing is a full-body workout. Boxing requires the use of the upper body, core, and lower body for balance, power, and agility. Incorporating boxing into a running routine can help runners develop more balanced muscle strength throughout their bodies, reducing the risk of muscle imbalances and injuries.   We have all seen, experienced, or heard of long-distance runners developing injuries due to imbalances.  Boxing provides a valuable cross-training opportunity that can give overused running muscles a break while still promoting physical fitness.
  3. Mental Toughness and Stress Relief:
    Boxing training involves mental aspects like focus, discipline, and strategic thinking. It can help runners build mental toughness, which is crucial for pushing through the mental barriers during long runs and races. HIIT training improves cardio output – that’s a fact.  Additionally, boxing can serve as an effective stress relief outlet. The intense physical activity and mental concentration required in boxing can help runners alleviate stress, boost mood, and reduce anxiety, contributing to overall mental well-being.

Inspirational Boxing Testimonials

The Synergy of Jiu-Jitsu and Boxing: A Winning Combination for Self-Defense

In the world of martial arts and self-defense, the practice of Jiu-Jitsu and boxing are two formidable disciplines that have gained immense popularity for their effectiveness and versatility. While Jiu-Jitsu is renowned for its ground-fighting techniques and submission holds, boxing stands out as a striking art focused on punches and footwork. Combining these two disciplines, however, can offer practitioners a comprehensive set of skills that not only enhance their self-defense abilities but also contribute to their overall martial arts proficiency.

Boxing, as a form of martial art, brings several valuable benefits when integrated into Jiu-Jitsu training:

  1. Improved Striking Precision

    Boxing is often considered the science of striking. It hones the practitioner’s ability to land accurate punches with precision and speed. Integrating boxing into Jiu-Jitsu training helps individuals develop striking techniques that are essential for self-defense. Why go to the ground if you don’t have to?  Learning how to throw effective punches and defend against strikes is invaluable when facing real-world threats.  Every jiu jitsu practitioner will tell you it is not always a good thing to get someone in a rear-naked choke.  What if the person you are fighting came with friends.   You are trying to execute an arm bar and their friends are kicking and stopping on your head, neck, face, and chest.  Not a good strategy.  Boxing helps eliminate the need for ground fighting.

  2. Enhanced Footwork and Distance Control

    Footwork is a fundamental aspect of boxing, emphasizing balance, agility, and maintaining the right distance from an opponent. Combining boxing with Jiu-Jitsu not only improves a practitioner’s stand-up game but also equips them with the skills to control the range of a confrontation. Moving in, out, around, creating distance, and getting out of tough spots is a hallmark of a good boxer.   This ability to manage distance can be critical in self-defense situations, allowing individuals to strike when necessary and close the gap for Jiu-Jitsu techniques when appropriate.

  3. Increased Mental Toughness

    Jiu Jitsu practitioners are already mentally tough.  They relax when others would hyperventilate.  But that is just on the ground.  What if you’re standing on a flight of stairs, mud, sand, in the rain, or train tracks, on a bus, or worse – if you’re cornered.

    Boxing requires mental resilience and discipline, as fighters must withstand intense rounds of sparring and maintain their composure under pressure.  Mike Tyson once said in an interview, “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face.”  A bit of boxing training is good for anyone in any martial art.  This mental toughness gained from boxing can benefit Jiu-Jitsu practitioners in self-defense scenarios. It allows them to stay calm and focused when facing threats, make effective decisions, and adapt to rapidly changing situations – when they can’t or shouldn’t go to the ground.

  4. Confidence and Self-Assuredness

    Regular training in boxing builds confidence. Knowing that you possess the ability to defend yourself with striking techniques can boost self-assuredness. This newfound confidence extends beyond physical self-defense skills; it influences the way individuals carry themselves in daily life, deterring potential attackers and conflicts through assertiveness.

The synergy of Jiu-Jitsu and boxing creates a well-rounded self-defense repertoire that equips practitioners with both ground-fighting and striking abilities. While Jiu-Jitsu excels in grappling and submissions, boxing adds precision striking, footwork, mental toughness, and confidence to the martial artist’s toolbox. The integration of these two disciplines not only enhances self-defense skills but also contributes to overall martial arts proficiency, making it a winning combination for those seeking comprehensive self-defense training.

A Journey To Improved Mental Health

Dear Friends,

"I wanted to share how boxing training with Lou has truly transformed my life, and I hope my story inspires you as it has inspired me. A few years ago, I was struggling with my mental health. Stress from work and personal life weighed me down, and I lacked the confidence to face my daily challenges.

Boxing training with Lou became my lifeline. Regular sessions not only improved my physical health but also became a sanctuary for my mind. In the workplace, I found myself better equipped to handle high-pressure situations. Boxing had taught me resilience and focus, and I could approach deadlines with a calm and composed mindset. It made a noticeable difference in my productivity and problem-solving abilities, earning me respect and recognition from coworkers.

At home, boxing training with Lou helped me be a more patient and engaged parent and husband.  I have been handling the chaos of family life with newfound grace. Instead of succumbing to stress, I found solace in a daily boxing routine. It became my "me-time," a chance to recharge and release pent-up tension. I gained the confidence to communicate better with my loved ones, strengthening our relationships and creating a happier, more harmonious home.  With less stress, everything is calmer including me, my household, my children, and my wife.

Today, I stand before you a different person. Boxing with Lou didn't just change my body; it transformed my mental health, reduced stress, and instilled confidence I never knew I had. I hope my story encourages you to embark on your own journey to wellness. Remember, it's never too late to prioritize your mental and physical health. The benefits ripple through every aspect of your life, just as they did for me."

With gratitude,

Brian C
Husband, Father, and now part-time boxer 🙂

The Top 10 Reasons Triathletes Should Incorporate Boxing Classes

Triathletes are known for their incredible endurance and well-rounded athleticism, mastering the disciplines of swimming, biking, and running. However, there’s a hidden gem in the world of fitness that can greatly benefit triathletes—boxing. Adding boxing classes to their training regimen can offer numerous advantages, both in terms of upper body strength and cardio conditioning. Here are the top 10 reasons why triathletes should consider incorporating boxing:

  1. Upper Body Strength: Boxing builds upper body strength, which is often underdeveloped in triathletes due to the dominance of lower body exercises. Enhanced upper body strength can improve swimming performance and overall balance in triathlon events.
  2. Improved Core Stability: Boxing requires strong core muscles for balance and power generation. A stable core is essential for maintaining efficient cycling posture and running form.  Improve your core and you improve everything.
  3. Enhanced Agility and Footwork: Boxing training improves footwork and agility, valuable skills for navigating transitions and technical sections in triathlon races, off-road running, and more.
  4. Cardiovascular Conditioning: Boxing provides a unique cardiovascular challenge that complements the steady-state cardio of triathlon training. High-intensity intervals in boxing improve overall cardiovascular fitness.
  5. Stress Relief: Boxing can be a great stress reliever, helping triathletes manage the pressures of training and competition.
  6. Mental Toughness: Boxing requires mental fortitude, enhancing the mental toughness needed to push through challenging moments in triathlons.
  7. Aggressive Training: Triathletes often have a “grind it out” mentality. Boxing introduces an element of controlled aggression, teaching triathletes to assert themselves when needed.
  8. Improved Reaction Time: Boxing sharpens reflexes, enhancing a triathlete’s ability to respond quickly to race dynamics and changing conditions.
  9. Diversity in Training: Scientific studies have shown that diversifying training routines can reduce the risk of overuse injuries and improve overall performance in endurance athletes.
  10. Fun and Variety: Adding boxing to the mix adds an element of fun and variety to training, keeping triathletes motivated and engaged.

Scientific research supports the idea that cross-training, incorporating different sports or activities into one’s training regimen, can lead to better performance and reduced injury risk. A study published in the “International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance” found that athletes who engaged in a variety of activities showed enhanced physiological adaptations and improved overall performance in endurance sports.

Triathletes who embrace boxing as part of their training will not only gain upper body strength, improved cardio conditioning, and mental toughness but also experience the joy of a diverse and effective workout routine. Mix it up!  By integrating boxing into their training regimen, triathletes can enhance their overall performance and become even more formidable competitors in the world of endurance sports.

John's Boxing Testimonial

"After months of working from home and indulging in comfort food, my weight skyrocketed. I knew I needed a change, so I joined Chicago Fight House's boxing classes and attended 2-3 days per week at Welles Park and then for a short time, Independence Park. The results were astounding. I actually completed some of the workouts without needing extra time for recovery. It took a few months, but I began punching better and for the entire 3 min rounds.

The small class setting allowed Lou to tailor the workouts depending on what level of boxer showed up that day. The workouts were difficult, but just hard enough to push me past were I normally would have stopped at the gym working out on my own. I can honestly say that I've never had this much fun while working out. Boxing not only transformed my physique but also helped my work attitude. I'm motivated, energized, and healthier than ever. I can't recommend it enough!"

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