Here at World Fitness, we love boxing. Not only because it’s a great addition to any workout regime, but also because everyone, regardless of age, gender and fitness level can get started anytime and enjoy the huge range of benefits it has on the mind and body.
When you think of cardio, it's fair to assume you see treadmills, ellipticals or stationary bikes. And when you think of strength training, weights and barbells probably come to mind. What makes boxing so special is that, unlike other workout alternatives, it allows you to improve your endurance, build strength and develop an unstoppable mindset all at the same time.
If you already love to box, but your sparring partner isn’t available, or if you want to change up your current training regimen and give boxing a go, a boxing bag might just be for you. At World Fitness, we offer a variety of free-standing, hanging and commercial heavy boxing bags, as well as speed-balls - all of which are guaranteed to meet your boxing needs.
A heavy boxing bag is a weighted bag that can be easily attached to a strong ceiling support or held up using one of our boxing bag stands. They allow you to practice striking with force while also challenging your endurance and cardio. As a hanging boxing bag option, they move, forcing you to incorporate technical footwork, which ultimately helps improve balance, coordination and stability.
Unlike heavy boxing bags, our free-standing boxing bags are typically attached to a base filled with sand or water which keeps them weighed down. Compared to their hanging counterparts, they tend not to move as much, so you have to be more conscientious about your footwork. However, they’re often a top choice for home gyms as they’re more space-efficient.
All of our boxing bags are made to withstand frequent punching, kicking, kneeing, and any other combo moves you might have, so you can have peace of mind knowing no matter what you throw at your punching bag (figuratively and literally), you’ll always be able to enjoy an intense and challenging solo boxing session.
Boxing Bags FAQs
What are boxing bags filled with?
Boxing bags can be filled with a range of different materials, including sand, grains, rags or other materials. At World Fitness, we stock a variety of punching bags from brands such as Everlast and VIP, many of which are professionally packed with shredded reg for optimal shock absorbency and results.
What should I look for when buying a punching bag?
When you’re buying a punching bag, the most important thing to consider is what type of punching bag is right for you. This will generally depend on a variety of factors, like your boxing skill level, your size and weight, the amount of space at your disposal, and the type of boxing workout you want to have.
Do you need gloves for a punching bag?
In short, no; you can hit a heavy bag both with and without any type of hand protection. However, because the bones in your hand and wrist are so fragile, if you’re not an experienced boxer or fighter this is not recommended. If you don’t wish to use boxing gloves, MMA gloves and hand wraps are other viable options, however, as these offer less protection, you need to take care you don’t punch too hard as this can lead to serious injury.