|I can say that it may seem like a little place in terms of square footage but we have done the biggest work of our lives in there.
I just want thank you and everybody who works at Cappy's! Because of my Cystic Fibrosis, I have never been big in working out, but my lung function was beginning to decrease. So, my doctor told me that if I would workout it would help keep my lungs clear and also help maintain and maybe even increase my lung function.
I thought that boxing would be a fun and challenging workout, so I looked up gyms and found Cappy's. When I first started coming to Cappys, I was a little worried. I did not know how I was going to do, and how people there would look at me because I cough a lot when I exercise. But I could not be more grateful to everybody involved! The staff is so encouraging and they make me feel welcome. I especially like how everybody learned my name right from the beginning and during class would encourage me during my workout in a personal way by using my name. Also, because everybody is so encouraging and involved, it makes it harder to skip class because I feel that all of the staff is invested in my health and I don't want to let you or me down.
I have been coming here for about two months now and could not feel better! I have more energy and my tolerance for exercise has increase exponentially!
It is because of this great experience that you have given me at Cappy's that I will help you out anyway I can. Whether you need volunteer for events or money donated, I will always do whatever I can to help.
After being away for over 4 years, I moved back to the neighborhood closer to Cappy's. The staff welcomed me back, remembered my name (amazing), and are just as friendly and helpful as ever. This is a great gym, great workout, great value.
Great local boxing gym in the CD area of Seattle. I went to my first boxing fitness class yesterday and it was a very friendly and chill atmosphere. First class was just $5 and includes everything you need - help getting your hands wrapped, coaching/guidance, gloves, and a circuit that will kick you in the behind! I was exhausted after, but felt great. I've played many sports, done the traditional gym thing, hot yoga class, crossfit, etc. etc. and this was defintiely something new and exciting to add to the repertoire! People are not uptight, the coach was awesome, and I hope to be back soon!
Cappy's is a great place for any experience level boxer or people just wanting a good workout. The class is a great mix of all skill levels and everyone should be comfortable there. I've been going to Cappy's for almost two years now, and the class never gets boring. Between the four coaches, each class session could be different. Also, I've noticed that each coach has a certain style to the classes they teach, so I'd recommend attending at least one class taught by each instructor.
I drive all the way from Everett in rush hour traffic twice a week because it is definitely worth it!
The inspiration, motivation, and warm family atmosphere that leaks out of Cappy's Boxing Gym ferments into the pit of each client's stomach, and molds into a supercharged magnet; always pulling back to the humble red building on 22nd and Union.
[There is] a personal connection with at least one coach has been established even before any shoes have been laced, wraps have been wrapped, bells have rung, or jump ropes have slapped the floor.
Whether the comment directed towards you in each 3 minute round is of an encouraging or corrective nature, it is sure to channel the immediate appreciated feeling into strengthening the mid-gut magnet.
The fact that these coaches so wholly believe in and are dedicated to the work they do at Cappy's finds a way to push me to complete more mountain-climbers or rapid-fire punches than I ever thought to be physically possible.
So when I look over the log that I kept of hours spent working out at Cappy's between July 6th and September 7th this summer, it comes as no surprise to me that it totaled just under 80 hours-equaling a most wonderful 19% of my summer. Aside from the large smile that each class put on my face, and the friends I looked for each time I stepped into the gym, I would like to recognize that among other things, I gained both internal and physical strength, a better understanding of myself, and a new kind of confidence.
I want to thank each of the 5 coaches for providing me with different types of encouragement and guidance in both my workouts and my life. I could not appreciate more the level of comfort which I have continuously felt at Cappy's since I first walked in the gym door in 2007, and I know that you 5 coaches are the reason for it.
From the bottom of my heart: Thank You.
I came across the article on they gym in last Thursday's Wall Street Journal and some of your other recent press. It fondly reminded me of my time at the gym in 2005-2006, and how much that experience helped me during a bumpy time in life and positively impacted my way of thinking, which is something that continues to make a difference today.
I was a graduate student then and only made it to the gym 1-2 times a week, but always looked forward to those workouts and felt like a better person for it, physically and mentally. I moved to Moscow, Russia, after getting my degree and did a bit of workout boxing there, and now live in Washington, DC, where I tried out one of the local gyms, but it was certainly nothing close to my experience at Cappy's.
Anyway, I know a lot of people go through your gym, but reading about it again made me want to send an overdue note of thanks to you (and also Trish) - many years later - for that experience, and all the encouragement and training that has made a difference. It actually has me motivated to try to find another gym here and pick boxing back up again!
Thank you again and congratulations, too, on the gym's growth and your success!
Jason Jarrell (gym 'member' 2005-2006)
Kiril just made the Seattle United Select Soccer Club. He wanted to say thank you for all the training. His athleticism and coordination definitely improved after the Personal Coaching Sessions and Youth Program in the summer and early fall. He has been trying out for the last 3 years and finally made it this year.
Philip and Kiril Palaveev
I haven't punched anyone or anything since I was nine years old. And I apologized to my brother, as the full extension of my first into his nose truly was an accident. So imagine my surprise when I discovered just recently that I love boxing.
Not the kind where you hit and get hit; that scares me. No,I love the boxing you do in a one hour circuit training workout that involves various kinds of cardio torture followed by three minute rounds with the bags. Speed bags, uppercut bags, heavy bags, big brown bags. I love them all.
The first time I walked in the boxing gym my fear was twofold. I was out of shape and I didn't know jack about boxing. Last week my coach told me that my skills were really improving and that I should consider sparring in the ring. Wow! I declined citing my lack of passion for getting hit in the face, yet I couldn't help but notice that the rest of my workout was way more focused. I kinda felt like a boxer!
As I evaluated my progression from klutz to Championship Belt (ok a little over the top) I recognized the brilliance of my trainer. Her methodology is a terrific lesson in coaching. She explained the reason for a technique, demonstrated the technique, waited until I got that one down before introducing another, and encouraged me from class to class.
But what was really impressive to me was her lesson in leadership. When she suggested that I spar, she made the next step accessible to me by making it possible in my imagination. When she stepped forward and asked me to follow, she led me to the confidence I needed to elevate my game. Because of her encouragement and skillful guidance, I now work a lot harder every time I am in the gym.
In a nutshell, the coaching steps were explain, demonstrate, correct, add more, and encourage. The leadership was an invitation.
Mary Anne N.
Sorry this has taken me so long and it is in email version. I have been intending to write an old school thank you note but can't seem to find the time. Just wanted to say a gigantic thank you for my classes and the YEARS of hard work on your part and making Cappy's a place where ALL kinds of folks can feel safe and supported. That is no easy feat! You guys have had a profoundly positive influence on my life and own teaching path and countless others. I put my certificate up in my classroom and the students LOVE that I do boxing:)
I think there are some of us in life that need to branch off from our biological families and create our own logical families. I am proud to say that Cappy's most definitely is a part of my circle of logical family that has and continues to help me grow and access more joy!
This gym changed my life! In the past 4 years I have been coming here I have never done the exact same workout twice, I feel so much better about my health and wish I would have started exercising sooner. The Staff is wonderful, remembers each Guest personally and takes a genuine interest in improving your fitness game. Highly recommend and completely worth the money
Cappy's is the real deal.
I started boxing lessons two weeks ago, and this is by far the most amazing hour and a half workout I've ever endured, but it's so much more than just a workout. You learn real technique, practice with all the right equipment, and spar with the right kind of people. The instructors are friendly, helpful and encouraging, and good at pairing people of different experience levels.
I used to train kickboxing, but a new job and schedule made it impossible to make it in time for classes and I've been looking for a viable replacement. I found something even better at Cappy's.
One thing you'll get here that makes it incomparable to other gyms is the full contact sparring. You'll learn proper defense, and re-train your body to react the "right way". This will do amazing things for your confidence.
If you're not into the idea of punching people or getting hit, there are non-contact fitness classes too. Check out the site and give it a shot.
This is overdue, but Cappy's Boxing Gym was critical in my rehab after an injury in the Army. Cap and Tricia did more for improving my gait (walking), balance, and general body awareness than all of my previous rehab specialists and prosthetic techs had done. They will teach you how to box at any level you want aspire to; but even more importantly, they will help to improve your fitness for everyday life. Not many boxing gyms will do that. Cappy's is the BEST!
Working as a Loss Prevention agent at a major retailer has given me the opportunity to apply many of the things I have learned at Cappy's in my day-to-day life. While my self defense skills have improved immensely, the biggest change I have noticed in myself is an increase in confidence. That confidence that I now project has proven itself to be very valuable at work, as people now take me more seriously, especially those I must deal with in a confrontational manner. The assertiveness I now have puts an end to potentially bad situations before they even have a chance to start.
I had been working out at Cappy's Boxing Gym for over 2 years when I learned I was pregnant with my fourth child. I loved going to the regular fitness classes at 6:15 AM and wondered if I would be able to continue, being pregnant. While some days were more grueling than others, I was thrilled that in fact, I was able to workout all the way up until I delivered the baby. Quite literally at 9 months pregnant, I participated in the Monday morning fitness class and 12 hours later, was in active labor!
Throughout the pregnancy, the coaches were amazing in providing alternatives as needed to modify my workout, and the classes are such that you can do your own self-regulation as well. I feel strongly that my workouts throughout my pregnancy improved my stamina for the pregnancy and for the birth. And after some much needed recovery, I was welcomed back at Cappy's just six weeks after delivering my baby, having lost all of the weight and feeling stronger both mentally and physically for my active baby.
Cappy's was a great place to workout before I was pregnant, and it continues to be my e2;P c;go-toe2;P d; exercise and sport. Having experienced firsthand how flexible the coaching and classes are, it's a great choice for anyone!
I've been a member of Cappy's Boxing Gym for 4 months and have a new appreciation of hard work with noticeable results. The circuit training is challenging and focused on a specific muscle groups and boxing strategies. Being paired with a partner is great. It allows us to challenge each other, improve our technique and focus on working as a team. I really like the engaging environment of the gym, men and woman of all abilities work out to their full capability, while being coached by a knowledge coach. Each coach spends time on boxing instruction, defense techniques and skill to motivating you to workout hard; even Cappy coaches' classes. I've done the gambit of fitness classes and programs over the years and Cappy's boxing classes provided a full body workout, confidence building, boxing techniques and are focused and fun. What is also special about the Cappy's gym is that staff knows each persons name.
I went to Cappy's to take one of their boxing lessons. Watching all that Ultimate Fighting Challenge really got the best of me. Fortunately, Cappy's let's you try out their gym for a nominal fee. The first boxing lesson is $10 and the first boxing circuit training session is $5, so you can choose what type of workout you want. However, both are very similar, it's just that the boxing lesson is half an hour longer and they actually give you boxing tips after all the circuit training work during that last half hour.
What I liked most about Cappy's was their flexible pricing plan. I'm not willing to give up my regular weightlifting workout at my local gym, so it was awesome to know that I could still get a boxing lesson plan where I can just come on Saturdays and practice what I learned on my own on my off-boxing days.
Also, Cappy's is not one of those "hardcore" Rocky Balboa gyms where you walk-in and all the guys stare at you wondering what the heck you're doing there. It's a pretty friendly environment and Cappy is a really friendly guy. His other trainer is equally, if not more, friendly, so overall your first experience will most likely be great. However, it's "hardcore" enough where you'll meet seasoned boxers who have been in the ring for matches.
Overall, if you're looking to learn to box and also have a great cardio workout at a great pricing plan, you should check out Cappy's.
I went to Cappy's today and I realized that I really loved this workout. The scary thins is I loved punching the bags. I was very skeptical when I went and almost chickened out at the last minute. I never like to do things I am not good at in front of other people but when I walked in I was met by friendly people who made me feel welcome immediately.
The first part starts with jumping rope, I was seriously afraid I was going to hit someone with my rope but everyone jumps at their own pace. It is going to take a while to get the toe bounce jumping down.
Then the boxing and what I realized is I love punching things and I wanted to hit the bags really hard. You do circuit type training from one bag to the next with cardio in between. This is the most fun I have had in a workout class ever. I was pumped and having a blast. Now don't get me wrong this workout kicks your ass, but the instructors allow you to go at your own pace and are extremely helpful and seem to really care to make certain you are keeping your form etc. The music is great and really gets you motivated.
I am going to sign up for more classes, the first one is only $5 so you can see if you like it than $23 a session or you can do month unlimited. This is nothing like a kickboxing class. You rotate from station to station and get an amazing workout and have a lot of fun doing it!
LOVE this gym! Started coming to "boxing fitness" classes once a week during the summer. NOT to be confused with "kickboxing". This one hour class consists of cardio (jump rope), strength and toning exercises, and you get to put on gloves and punch the bags. The instructors are great, they provide motivation and helpful feedback. The music is also very energizing. After going to a boxing fitness class, I am "done"; An awesome workout plus I get to take any frustrations out on the punching bag. Recommend any one looking to get in shape try a class (first one is only $5). It's fun and an hour goes by so quickly, although there are times when I am dying and watching that clock! Happy with the results that I've seen so far.
They also offer boxing lessons - for youth and adults.
I have been looking for a boxing gym for about three months. I've been to the cardio kickboxing places and really don't find kicking things very gratifying. Punching however...that's more my speed. There's something satisfying about punching a heavy bag but I couldn't find anywhere to go that would allow me to punch a bag and not require me to spar or enroll in boxing lessons. I don't want to hit people or learn to fight in the ring...I just want to destress by punching heavy bags. :o)
I found Cappy's on a google search and was so excited that they had just what I was looking for (I'm a beginner) a boxing fitness class! So I emailed my good friend (the friend that's tried belly dancing and crew with me - up for any class - everyone needs a friend like that) and asked her to go with me.
True to the other reviews here on YELP the class started with jump rope, jumping jacks and mountain climbers. Then we went into circuit-style training moving from station to station. Also true - this class kicks your butt, but it's fun as hell! Oh, and the instructor was amazing. I wish I could remember her name. She was incredibly attentive (as she could tell we were pretty lost) and took the time to show us what to do at every station we moved to. She also made us feel completely at ease and answered all our questions and walked around correcting people's form.
It really is a great class and I highly recommend it to all levels (seriously -there was this guy there who was obviously incredibly advanced - somewhat scary but amazing). There were times I had to take a break (hopefully that will go away and I can make it through the hour) and I have to say that I never felt like the "idiot just standing there catching my breath". Everyone really does go at their own pace. Oh, one piece of advice - be sure you bring water...lots and lots of water.
Sorry for the long review - I just got back and I'm excited.