At Stanley Boxing & Fitness our boxing and kickboxing programs have a dual purpose; creating champions in the ring, and creating young champions in life. Our program is run by experienced and passionate coaches.  We offer a team-oriented, fun, and safe atmosphere.

Our Youth Boxing/Kickboxing Program is for ages 13-17 and is designed to develop coordination, agility, speed, and strength which is a strong foundation for all athletics and carries over to many other sports, and areas of life.

Boxing and kickboxing have many transferrable life skills and our goal is to instill these values for your child’s athletic and personal development. By using the sport of boxing, as well as a health and fitness-related lifestyle, we aim to help individuals fulfill their broader potential by staying clear of crime and violence and progressing in education and employment.

Membership options:

Youth Boxing/Kickboxing (ages 13-17 years old)
Month to Month Term
6-Month Term
12-Month Term

Adult Boxing/Kickboxing (ages 18+)
Month to Month Term
6 Month Term
12 Month Term

Our Kickboxing/Boxing program trains 4 times a week. Classes run Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 6:30 pm, and Saturday at 10:00 am. Our boxing/kickboxing program is under one membership and you can come to all four classes.

While our program offers a competitive environment, the athlete’s development, experience, and safety are our first priorities. Athletes can begin their training at nine years of age; however, we do not allow them to compete until the age of 11. Our head coach has been involved in the sport for 31 years and considers the athlete’s development his personal responsibility. To ensure the safety and confidence of our young athletes, they are only allowed to compete once they satisfy our offense and defense criteria.

Our coaches are certified and experienced, with Head Coach John Stanley being the only level three coach in the North. Coach John has produced 11 National Champions, five of whom come from Yellowknife. He’s also developed over 35 provincial champions throughout Newfoundland, Alberta, and the NWT.

You do not have to be a champion in our gym, but we will teach you to conduct yourself as one. We are the only active competition gym in the NWT and are affiliated with NWT Kickboxing and Boxing Canada. Our competitive program is designed to develop a complete range of skills while allowing each athlete to develop a style more suitable for them. We focus on the three C’ s of a champion. Coachability, Concentration, and conditioning.

The 3 C’s of a Champion

Improve your child’s confidence, focus, and discipline.

Build a strong work ethic with a proper introduction to fitness.

Develop an open mind and winning attitude.

Will my child be safe?
Yes, all classes will be supervised by experienced and certified coaches. Your child will not be engaging in any unnecessary contact.

What will my child learn?
Your child will learn the fundamentals of boxing which include striking and defensive techniques, proper footwork, and strategy. In our conditioning classes, your child will be progressively introduced to safe and appropriate levels of weightlifting and higher-intensity exercises.

Will this encourage violence?
No, it is actually more common for trained athletes to be more disciplined and well-tempered.


Contact Us


[email protected]
4920 54th Ave, Yellowknife NT

About SBF


With over 50 years of combined experience in the health, fitness, and strength and conditioning industry, we are the North’s most experienced coaches in boxing, kickboxing, strength, and conditioning.