[COVID UPDATE] Kingsway Boxing Club Has Entered STEP-2 PROTOCOLS!

January 3rd, 2022

Another shutdown has been announced by the Ontario Government. This reality is incredibly disheartening for the athletes, coaches and of course us as a small business. However together we must fight on!  Thank you to all of our amazing KBC members, who continue to stick with us throughout such challenging times. Although all sense of ‘normalcy’ seems distorted, your support, along with the immense hard-work and dedication our coaches have demonstrated since the start of the pandemic, has made it […]

The Final Sparring Session of 2021, Photographed by The Incredible Zardasht Abdulkhalegh

December 28th, 2021

THE FINAL SPARRING SESSION OF 2021! For the final sparring session of 2021, Kingsway Boxing had the honour of welcoming photographer, Zardasht Abdulkhalegh, for a front row seat to the action. We got to see him in his element, taking photographs through unique lenses and the results were like never seen before. While this year brought many challenges, this final session was another great success of 2021 and a great way to end the year. Our boxers brought their A-game […]

[UPDATE: WINTER 2022] Programs, Holiday Schedules & COVID Protocols… AND MORE!

December 13th, 2021

Thank you to all of our amazing KBC Family, who continue to support us throughout such turbulent times. Although all sense of ‘normalcy’ seems distorted, your support, along with the immense hard-work and dedication our coaches demonstrated since the start of the pandemic, has made it possible for us to remain in operation through several months of lockdown, outdoor training and ongoing restrictions. With the holidays on the horizon, we wanted to update you with our new programs and special […]

The Self Myofascial Release with Trigger Ball Therapy, with Vanessa Lees

December 9th, 2021

Kingsway Boxing Club would like to introduce its newest program, brought to you by Registered Massage Therapist Vanessa Lees: The Self Myofascial Release with Trigger Ball Therapy See below for more information on her new program, coming Jan 15, 2022. With the use of Yoga Tune Up Balls, we will explore various movement/positions to release tension in your muscles caused by “knots” or contracted tissue. The class will include gentle ways to release trigger points, stretching, yoga and guided relaxation. […]

WARRIOR WOMEN FIT Program brought to you by Professional MMA Fighter, Melissa Karagianis

December 8th, 2021

Kingsway Boxing Club is very happy to bring professional MMA fighter, Melissa Karagianis, back to offering new and exciting classes at our gym. See below for more information on her new Warrior Women Fit Program, coming Jan 9, 2022. 🥊Brought to you by professional MMA fighter, Melissa Karagianis, Warrior Women Fit classes are 45 min and suitable for all fitness levels. These classes are fun , challenging and different then the typical bootcamp class . Melissa has incorporated kickboxing and bodyweight […]

How to Beat Gym Anxiety

November 25th, 2021

Exercising is a great way to deal with both stress and weight issues however, as things begin to gradually open back up after the COVID19 pandemic, many of us are facing difficulties returning to the gym.  Whether this difficulty is coming from the fear of contracting the virus, fear of judgement from others in the gym, not being able to reach your ideal weight goal or general anxiety, we have highlighted a few steps you can take that might make […]

Introducing Kingsway Boxing Club’s Newest Coach, Aimee Lee

November 5th, 2021

The Kingsway Boxing Club has returned to in-person classes and we could not be happier to see all of our athletes train with us in the ring again. As we continue to bring new and exciting classes for everyone to enjoy, our Kingsway Boxing Family grows bigger. Today we would like to introduce you to the newest Kingsway Boxing Club family member, Coach Aimee Lee. When Aimee Lee discovered CrossFit it helped her find strength, both inside and outside the gym. CrossFit has […]


October 15th, 2021

After nearly 2 years out of the ring, Team KBC will be representing at Ontario’s first competition in the Province. Tune in to support our very own Nolan Killeen as he helps the bell ring again on Saturday October 16 at 2:00 pm! Promo Code for 100% discount: BOXINGONTARIO Event Information Boxing Ontario is thrilled to announce that we will be hosting a sanctioned competition on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at the Toronto Don Valley Hotel. The Return to Competition Test […]


October 12th, 2021

From an all new Power4Teens class to Registered Nutritionist and Massage Therapy, the Kingsway Boxing Club is bringing you tons of new and exciting programs over the next few weeks! Please find below a list of all new programs coming your way! ⚠️ IMPORTANT CLIENT INFORMATION: Check out our top 3 options for newcomers, including: 🥊 1 Week of Unlimited Virtual Classes 🥊 5-Class Starter Package 🥊 3 TKO Private Training Package CLIENT CORRESPONDENCE Oct.12/2021 Dear KBC Family, We are […]

Introducing, Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Clare Hickey

October 12th, 2021

As Kingsway Boxing Club returns to in-person operations, we would like to introduce you to our newest KBC Team member, Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Clare Hickey. Clare is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and is in her second year of study to become a Naturopathic Doctor through the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto. Her approach to wellness is centred around simplicity and practicality. She aims to empower her clients to have the nutritional science and knowledge necessary to make informed […]


October 6th, 2021

While our Fight To End Cancer continues, this year’s fight looks a little different! Throughout September and October, visit any Tip Top Tailors, George Richards and Mr. Big & Tall Menswear across Canada to pick up your 2021 Commemorative Fight To End Cancer Key Chain, Lapel Pin or Tie Bar. The Kingsway Boxing Club partners with The Fight to End Cancer to raise funds towards cancer research. This collaboration originated from the passion in entrepreneurship, boxing and entertainment of owner, Jennifer Huggins and has […]

[REGISTRATION REQUIRED] Youth Skills Assessment and Talent ID Session

September 29th, 2021

In order to help give our Youth boxers a better sense of their current technical level and help them take the next step as competition opens up in the province, the Kingsway Boxing Club will be holding Seasonal Skill Assessment and Talent ID Session based on the Boxing Ontario High Performance Criteria. A number of youth boxers have approached us with interest in our competitive program. We have some extremely talented kids in our classes and we’re inspired to help […]

COVID19 Vaccine Verification

September 24th, 2021

Ontario Has Made COVID-19 Vaccination Policies Mandatory for High-Risk Settings For Participants 12+ Thank you so much to those of you who have already verified your vaccine status. We appreciate your support as we continue to navigate the ever changing legislation.  The system will automatically update so you don’t have to verify each time you attend. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us. We’re here to help. To help the verification process, we’ve placed the vaccine verification […]

Registered Massage Therapy – Now, Every Wednesday

September 23rd, 2021

NOW OFFERING REGISTERED MASSAGE EVERY WEDNESDAY Maintaining regular massage therapy appointments at our High Performance Location can be incredibly beneficial. Increasing lymphatic drainage, improving circulation, eliminating or at least reducing bodily pains, increasing joint mobility, and lessening the effects of muscle tension are just some of the ways that massage therapy can help. Massage therapy is used to treat both chronic and acute conditions, such as shoulder and neck tension, headaches, soft-tissue sprains, spinal pain, sports injury. Vanessa Lees, Registered […]

[LAST CALL] Holiday Schedule and Fall Programs 📆 🥊

September 3rd, 2021

Please note that we will be closed for the long weekend.  We will return to regular schedule on Tuesday Sept. 7.  Please see below for important information regarding Fall 2021 class registration, Boxing Ontario Licensing, New class announcement and On-Demand Access ⚠️ IMPORTANT CLIENT INFORMATION: Check out our top 3 options for newcomers, including: 🥊 1 Week of Unlimited Virtual Classes 🥊 5-Class Starter Package 🥊 3 TKO Private Training Package

Welcoming Back Coach Gregory Hull 🥊

August 27th, 2021

Meet The Kingsway Boxing Club’s Senior Coach and High Performance Trainer, Gregory Hull Gregory Hull is a certified boxing trainer, fitness instructor, and personal trainer. His fitness philosophy is rooted in lifelong learning which has allowed him to become a specialist in boxing training, group training, strength training and circuit training. He received his diploma in Fitness and Health Promotion at Humber College and believes a fit and healthy lifestyle is achievable for anyone, no matter the level. Gregory works […]


August 22nd, 2021

FALL 2021 IS BRINGING LOADS OF FUN AND CHALLENGING NEW PROGRAMS FOR EVERYONE! Kickboxing? Yoga? Outdoor Bootcamp? Of Course Boxing… We’ve got you covered! Please see below for more information about our Fall/Winter 2021 programming. Don’t forget to renew your Boxing Ontario Licensing (mandatory in Ontario during Step 3) More Info ⚠️ IMPORTANT CLIENT INFORMATION: BOXING PROGRAMS 🥊 HIGH-PERFORMANCE PROGRAMS 💪 Check out our top 3 options for newcomers, including: 🥊 1 Week of Unlimited Virtual Classes 🥊 5-Class Starter […]

2022 Boxing Ontario Registration Now OPEN!

August 20th, 2021

⚠️ Read Before Proceeding — Important Note: Boxing Ontario Licensing is mandatory for all boxing activities, however if you are not engaging in contact (sparring or competition), you only require the Recreational Licence ($25.00) Buy Now STEP 1: REGISTER FOR ANNUAL BOXING ONTARIO MEDICAL Print the Boxing Ontario Medical form and bring to a licensed physician. If you need us to recommend a doctor please speak to a coach on your next visit. Once medical has been completed by physician […]

Boxing and Pregnancy, Featuring Monica Lerin

August 20th, 2021

When it comes to training while pregnant, there are, often, several myths and misconceptions that circulate the discussion. This is why The Kingsway Boxing Club would like to introduce you to Monica Lerin, a member of the KBC family. 8 months pregnant and continuing to outwork the majority of her classmates, Monica will talk to us about the benefits of training while pregnant and also squash some of the misconceptions around the sport. “People tell you to rest when you’re […]

NEW PROGRAM: Power Yoga Flow, With Kelly Watson

August 20th, 2021

Introducing Power Yoga Flow classes at our High Performance Bloor Studio! Join us EVERY Wednesday at 6:45 am Power Yoga Flow is a 60-minute yoga class that focuses on movement through different poses with ujjayi breath, to draw you out of your thoughts and into the present moment. This practice is not your typical yoga class – it will have you working up a sweat as you stay in continuous movement, transitioning between a mixture of challenging and restorative poses! […]

THE BIG 3… Boxing Is Back And Stronger Than Ever!

August 16th, 2021

The Kingsway Boxing Club, Beaver Boxing Club and Stockyards Boxing Club are joining forces to knock COVID out and bring tons of new and inclusive classes for everyone!  This collaboration is bringing together some of the most remarkable Boxers, who will work together to ensure your boxing experience never falls short.  The experiences between the three clubs is unparalleled with Jill Perry [Beaver Boxing], a National Team Fighter and Head Coach, having worked at the Commonwealth Games. Jennifer Huggins [Kingsway […]

How to Stay Fit While Travelling

July 19th, 2021

With travel restrictions slowly lifting, everyone is looking for a getaway! But many of us do not want to let go of our fitness routines while travelling. Well, you do not have to… Worried about losing motivation to workout on vacation? The Kingsway Boxing Club, partnered with Beaver Boxing Club, has tons of fun and challenging VIRTUAL classes for you to access FROM YOUR HOTEL ROOMS! Travel does not necessarily require putting a temporary pause on your fitness. In fact, […]

WE ARE OPEN! Kingsway Boxing Club Has Entered STEP-3!

July 16th, 2021

After months of Virtual and limited Outdoor Training, we are so happy to finally announce… WE ARE BACK FOR INDOOR TRAINING!!! INDOOR Classes will be limited to a 50% capacity Thank you to all of our amazing KBC members, who have been in our corner throughout such challenging times. Although all sense of ‘normalcy’ seemed distorted, your support, along with the immense hard-work and dedication our coaches demonstrated since the start of the pandemic, made it possible for us to […]

NEW PROGRAM: Total Body Conditioning with Jo-Anne Sheffield

July 12th, 2021

If you’re looking to improve your sport performance, increase your cardiovascular fitness, build muscle and tone your core, Coach Jo-Anne’s TOTAL BODY CONDITIONING class is for you. This class is developed for every age and fitness level and each class is varied so you won’t plateau or become bored with the workout. Working with a combination of equipment like bands, dumbbells and Bosu, this 45 minute class is fun and effective! Workout Includes: ✅ 45 minute sessions ✅ Cardio, strength and […]

Welcoming Danny Ismail to Team KBC

July 5th, 2021

Since the COVID19 pandemic hit last year, Kingsway Boxing Club partnered up with Beaver Boxing, to come to you live through our virtual programming. The Kingsway Boxing Club has moved to OUTDOOR Training, thanks to the Ontario Reopening process, however, we will continue to come to your living rooms LIVE with some fun and exciting VIRTUAL classes. Meet our newest VIRTUAL Training Coach, Danny Ismail! In March of 2020, Danny Ismail was ready to take on his first fight, on just two days’ […]

SUMMER 2021 UPDATE: Kingsway Boxing Club Has Moved Into Step-2!

July 5th, 2021

After months of Virtual Classes, we are so happy to have successfully RETURNED TO OUTDOOR TRAINING! But First, A BIG THANK YOU… Thank you to all of our amazing KBC members, who continue to stick with us throughout such challenging times. Although all sense of ‘normalcy’ seemed distorted, your support, along with the immense hard-work and dedication our coaches demonstrated since the start of the pandemic, has made it possible for us to remain in operation during several months of […]

Punching Above Our Weight: How We’re Keeping Our Community EXTRA SAFE

July 5th, 2021

We have missed training together and are so happy to finally see everyone again! We also acknowledge the prevalent virus and its variants and want to continue fighting for our community as SAFE AS POSSIBLE! In addition to our Boxing Ontario Sanctioned COVID Protocols, Kingsway Boxing coaches are also RAPID ANTIGEN TESTING before EVERY VISIT on location. Although this is not a mandatory requirement, we are facilitating our team with the additional safety measure to help keep our community safe. […]

Book Your Appointment with Registered Massage Therapist, Vanessa Lees, TODAY!

July 2nd, 2021

Each year, the Kingsway Boxing Club Family grows bigger and stronger! Last year may have been challenging but it did not stop us from what we do best: KEEP MOVING FORWARD! This year, our coaching team has added so many awesome new team members so that we can bring your all kinds of new and exciting Virtual AND OUTDOOR classes! One of our newest Team Members is Vanessa Lees. Vanessa Lees has been in the health and wellness field for […]

4 Benefits Of Outdoor Training

June 28th, 2021

Spring is here and so is outdoor boxing and fitness! The Kingsway Boxing Club had been delivering virtual programs to the comfort of your homes for the past several months. It was a challenging time but we all stuck together and made the best of it. Now, as Ontario moves into the 3-step reopening process, we are happy to announce that our OUTDOOR BOXING CLASSES ARE BACK!!! Feeling unsure about leaving your home and getting back out there? This week, […]

Introducing Kingsway Boxing Club’s newest Youth Coach, Kelly Korkola

June 24th, 2021

The Kingsway Boxing Club Team is made up of remarkable coaches and personal trainers, who not only work hard to bring you top-quality training, but have also worked throughout the pandemic to bring VIRTUAL training to the comfort of your homes. As Kingsway Boxing Club gradually returns to in-person operations, we would like to introduce you to our newest KBC Team member, Youth Coach, Kelly Korkola. Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Kelly Korkola became a competitive boxer in 1986 […]

Meet High Performance Instructor & Personal Trainer, Jo-Anne Sheffield

June 22nd, 2021

Are you ready to be held accountable and strive to reach your fitness goals? If you’re willing to break a sweat while challenging yourself to reach new limits, then you’re ready to sign up with High Performance Trainer, Jo-Anne Sheffield! The Kingsway Boxing team is made up of some of the industries top coaches and personal trainers. As we return to operation, we would like to take this opportunity to re-introduce you to one of our most amazing High Performance […]

There’s More to Knee-Pain Than You Know…

June 21st, 2021

Kingsway Boxing Club’s High Performance Trainer, Jo-Anne Sheffield, was diagnosed with Baker’s Cyst and wants to help educate the community about it so that it can be identified and TREATED early. Baker’s Cyst are extremely common, however they frequently go undiagnosed and mistreated. As you know the pain behind my knee was not getting any better and I had originally been told it was: hamstring, sciatic nerve, ITB syndrome, meniscus tear but never Baker’s Cyst. ~ Jo-Anne Sheffield What is […]


June 18th, 2021

Maria Gernega is our newest Coach at the Kingsway Boxing Club. She has a remarkable resume under her belt, including Boxing and HIIT Coach, Mat Pillates and Yoga Teacher 🧘‍♀️ She is a Certified Personal Trainer under The National Academy of Sports Medicine Rain or shine you’ll be put through drills and skills to keep you moving! Maria’s movement classes will light up your mind and heart, get you strong and agile, and inspire you with rhythm + music 🎼 Since the […]


June 16th, 2021

In March 2020 when the COVID19 protocols hit, preventing us from training together inside the ring, we wanted to do something to ensure that everyone is able to train/exercise without any restrictions. The Kingsway Boxing Club partnered up with Beaver Boxing and, more recently, Stockyards Fitness, to offer a plethora of different fun and exciting VIRTUAL CLASSES year-long so that you can stay active, while challenging yourself to reach new limits.  *Read more about the collaboration between Kingsway Boxing, Beaver […]


June 10th, 2021

With rising temperatures, it is extremely important to listen to your body and train accordingly! Finding the motivation to train/workout in the heat can be difficult. You can also be left with questions like, how long should I train for, how can I ensure I don’t pass out or what exercises will be the most beneficial? This article will address all your questions as well as provide tips on how to be equipped for training in the summer! 👇 👊 […]

[KBC UPDATE] Good News… We’re BACK!!!

June 8th, 2021

Dear KBC Family and Friends, After months of Virtual Training, we would like to finally announce that, as of Friday June 11, 2021, KINGSWAY BOXING CLUB IS MOVING INTO STEP 1 AND STARTING OUTDOOR CLASSES AGAIN!!! We will continue to come to you live through our virtual programming, however you can now join us on location throughout various class and enrolment options! 📅 Programs Coming Your Way Summer 2021: Drop-In Boxing Classes (Adult, Youth and Kids) | Various Timings Book […]


June 7th, 2021

This newly added program is brought to you by Fitness Guru and HIIT Coach Maria Gernega at our High Performance Studios (3046 Bloor Street West). Maria’s movement classes will light up your mind and heart, get you strong and agile, and inspire you with rhythm+music! Maria is a boxing, HIIT, mat pilates and yoga teacher (also an illustrator on the side). Expect to work hard from start to finish in her sessions and leave feeling energized + empowered!  ⚠️ LEGISLATIVE […]

Age Is Only A Number… Especially For Boxers!

May 27th, 2021

Getting older something we must all face. But, that does not have to be a bad thing. Through the active choices we make, our golden years can be the best time for new hobbies and great life adventures, rather than a physically challenging time where we find ourselves trying to go up the stairs without back-pain. Whether we chose to part-take or not, we are all familiar with the health benefits that come with sports and exercising, such as quality […]

Want a Healthier, Happier Lifestyle? Start a Routine TODAY!

May 10th, 2021

“Start a routine and watch your life change”. We hear this (or some version of this) phrase so often yet, many of us struggle to maintain, or even begin, a routine.  Some people enjoy having their day planned out; going on that 30 minute walk every evening at 5PM brings a sense of structure and joy to their lives. Others simply shudder at the thought of structure and routine. While it is completely understandable that not everyone’s views align when […]

How To Stay Hydrated Before, During And After Class

April 13th, 2021

Did you know, that the source of many of life’s discomforts, stems from not drinking enough water? That may be an exaggeration! But seriously, water is an elixir that guarantees to help you reach your fitness goals, if consumed the right way. “Entering into an activity with a mere 2–3% level of under-hydration has been shown in research to reduce strength by at least 2%, power by approximately 3% and high-intensity endurance by around 10%,” says Jennifer Novak a strength […]

A Guide To Choosing The Right Workout Program For You

April 5th, 2021

60 minutes of physical activity is the recommended daily minimum to stay fit and healthy! But with so many different options out there, virtually and in person, how do you decide which one is right for you? This week, we will be sharing with you our guide to choosing the right program for you. 1 Are You A Solo Or Group Athlete?  Deciding if you want to workout on your own or as part of a group is the first […]

[KBC UPDATE] Lockdown News And More

March 26th, 2021

Dear KBC Family and Friends, We’ve enjoyed staying connected with our community through our Virtual Boxing Club, however It’s been a very long time since we have actually seen each other. We wanted to take this opportunity to update you on what we’ve been up to and on what’s on the horizon! Lockdown and COVID have been hard on all small business owners, however for us DEFEAT IS NOT AN OPTION! We have used this opportunity to venture into many […]

5 Of The Best Exercises – No Equipment Needed

March 22nd, 2021

Alongside the lockdown extension, our waist seems to be extending as well! Don’t you worry… This week, we will be sharing with you some simple, no equipment exercises that you can do at home. Did you know that body weight training exercise can tone and slim your body while helping you gain muscle? Here are our favourite top five body weight exercises! 1 Push-Ups  Push-ups are one of the most effective forms of bodyweight exercises. They target your chest, triceps, […]

OUTDOOR BOOTCAMP With Jo-Anne Sheffield

March 22nd, 2021

Longing to do an outdoor group workout? Join Jo-Anne Sheffield, Kingsway Boxing High Performance Trainer and seasoned marathoner, in an outdoor group training session. What is BOOTCAMP? Bootcamp will incorporate cardio, strength and drills in a fun 45 minute class. All fitness and running levels are welcome and encouraged. Enjoy an outdoor group program, meet new people, and get a great workout! Workout Includes: ✅ Each session is 45 minutes  ✅ Incorporating drills, cardio, strength training and agility ✅ All fitness levels are […]

How to Create a Home Gym Out of Common Household Items

March 15th, 2021

Still in lockdown or just need to fit that workout in before your next zoom meeting? The pandemic has introduced us to a whole NEW NORMAL when it comes to staying fit! Health and fitness has endured a full 360 as we’ve all shifted to home workouts to supplement our fitness needs. Most of us struggle with space restrictions or simply don’t have the luxury to create a proper home gym. So this week, we will share with you six […]

4 Most Important Factors In Building Muscle

March 10th, 2021

Losing Weight Versus Gaining Muscle… When it comes to losing weight, what we need to do is quite simple: calories intake < calories burnt = the calorie deficit life! However, when it comes to building muscle, things can get a bit tricky. Muscle growth depends on many factors and this week we’re highlighting four simple, but important factors in building muscle. Yes, it is about more than just lifting weights! 1 Consistency You should aim to workout at least four […]

Celebrating International Women’s Day With The Women of KBC

March 3rd, 2021

The theme for the 2021 campaign is “#ChooseToChallenge” and this year we choose to challenge the unconscious bias associated with women in boxing. Today we will feature and celebrate the women of Kingsway Boxing Club and their achievements. This International Women’s Day, we want to acknowledge and celebrate the women of KBC! Their hard work, fierceness and dedication never fails to inspire the community and us! Jennifer Huggins Fight Team Coach | High Performance Trainer Jennifer Huggins owns and operates […]

The History Of Women’s Boxing

February 26th, 2021

Did you know that Women’s boxing can be dated back to as early as the 18th century? This was when Elizabeth Wilkinson fought in London claiming the title of European Championess. She fought both men and women! In those days, boxing allowed kicking, gouging, and other methods of attack that are banned from the sport we know today. Though women’s boxing started centuries ago, it was not until 2012 that women were allowed to competitively box for the first time […]

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Boxing

February 16th, 2021

FACT: Boxing is the KING of combat sports! This week, we’re going to share with you some other fun facts that you didn’t know about boxing. 1 In 1949, an official boxing match between a bear and a man was held. The bear won. An official boxing match between Guis Waldorf and a bear actually took place in 1949. The bear was made to wear boxing gloves and a muzzle to prevent biting. Brutal punches were exchanged until finally the […]


February 14th, 2021

When you’re in need for a little extra motivation, nothing gets you going better than a kick-a$$ boxing movie! Seeing hardcore characters struggle through adversity and overcome their fears through boxing is truly inspiring. The Kingsway Boxing team have compiled their top five boxing movies of all time! If you haven’t seen these then what are you even doing with your life? 1. THE HURRICANE Hate locked him up, but love busted him out. The sad yet brave true story […]