Unit 1 Gym, Kempson Way,

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP32 7AR.

T: 01284 760468  

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Welcome to Muay Thai & K1 Kickboxing at Unit 1 Gym

Muay Thai (Thai Boxing) is an exciting and dynamic full contact ring sport that is gaining huge popularity across the globe. Some choose to compete, but many people have also turned to the sport as a fun, challenging and exciting way to improve their fitness, lose weight and gain confidence.

Whatever your goals, at Unit 1 Gym we provide professional Thai Boxing training for all, from complete beginners and fitness focused students to world class amateur and professional fighters.

We offer group classes for Kids (5-9), Youths (10-15), Adults (16+) and Ladies only as well as Private sessions for all.


Kids Thai Boxing -  classes especially for those aged 5-9yrs!

Schedule & Costs:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 17:00 - 18:00, Cost (see all Prices here)

These fun, high energy martial arts classes promote physical qualities such as fitness, strength and co-ordination as well as providing essential life skills including confidence, focus, respect, and learning to be part of a team. Regular competition is available for those who wish to test their skill.

Our timetable is very flexible and you can bring your child to any class, no need to stick to a certain night! We have a seating area for parents to watch and free WiFi for you to use whilst your child trains!

A typical class includes a fun warm up, technical drills, pad work with a coach, bag work, light controlled sparring and clinch play.

Our gym provides a safe physical environment, children are heavily supervised, normally by our 2 head coaches plus 2 assistant coaches, and we promote a friendly, anti bullying, no ego atmosphere.

All juniors are entitled to 2 FREE trial classes, please feel free just to turn up and try it out! Click here to for our location

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Youth Thai Boxing - classes especially for 10-15yr Olds

Schedule & Cost:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 18:00 - 19:00, Cost (see all Prices here)

These sessions are fun and challenging with a typical session including warm up, technique practice, pad work, clinch, sparring and conditioning, all over seen by our experienced professional coaches.

Competition is popular amongst this age group and we actively encourage and support those that wish to compete. Those on our fight team will need to commit to a very minimum of 2, but ideally 3 or 4 sessions a week with additional fitness training in their own time.

Muay Thai competition is demanding, but highly rewarding for those willing to put the effort in! Our youth team travel across the UK competing, making many friends along the way! The really committed have competed as far afield as Scotland, Turkey, Latvia, Greece and even Thailand!

Join now to start an exciting Muay Thai adventure!

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Adult Induction Class - for ages 16+

Schedule & Costs:

Monday & Wednesday 20:15 - 21:15 - No booking required, just turn up! (see all Prices here)

Small group classes for those in there first few weeks of training. Your coach will advise you when you’re ready to join the general classes.

Adult Fighters Session (16+)

Schedule & Costs:

Monday & Wednesday 19:00 - 20:15, Friday 18:00 - 19:00, Cost (see all Prices here)

A more intense training session for those looking to compete. This class is includes pad work, sparring, clinching and conditioning. You should have a good grounding in the basics and a reasonable level of fitness before attending this session.

Ladies Only Class (14+)

Schedule & Costs:

Sunday 11:00 - 12:00, Cost (see all Prices here)

Suitable for all ladies aged 14+. A fun, fitness focused session utilising Muay Thai training. No induction required, just come along!

Rich Gent

07782 103804

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Prathet Kaewmala

07473 349485


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Joe Le Maire

07583 788347

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Hannah Turner

07517 852296

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Private Coaching

Private Muay Thai coaching is popular at Unit 1 Gym, with people of all ages and abilities making the most of the gains to be had when working 1 on 1 with an experienced coach.

You can utilise private coaching on its own, or to supplement the group sessions. Many people choose to complete their intro course on a private basis, either because they are unable to make it at the time of the group intro session, or simply because they are happier in a 1 to 1 scenario whilst they learn the basics.

Private sessions are also popular with our fighters, as the extra attention to detail makes all the difference come fight time!

We also have clients who use 1 to 1 Thai Boxing training simply as a great, fun way to get fit and lose weight. We can even mix in some functional gym training, as one of our our head Muay Thai coaches is also qualified personal trainer.

Private coaching can be shared by groups of up to 4 people, at no extra cost.

What ever your goal, private coaching is fun, effective and affordable, with 2x 30-minute sessions a week being the most popular training schedule. Contact a trainer directly to book…


How do I get started? Everyone completes a few induction sessions before joining our general training class. You can join timetabled group inductions or book private sessions. Teens & Juniors can come to any of our Teens or kids classes or take private lessons.

I’m really unfit, can I still join? Absolutely! We cater for people of all fitness levels! Just try your best, but take things at your own pace, your fitness will soon sky rocket!

At what age can children start? We will teach children of any age on a 1 to 1 basis. For group sessions we generally say 5 years, but it depends on the child, if they can concentrate in a group environment then we will take them from 4 years.

At what age do teenagers move to the adult sessions? Teens switch to adult classes from their 16th birthday, or sometimes earlier for advanced students.

What equipment do I need? You do not need any equipment to get started, everything is available to borrow. Eventually it is nice to own your own gloves, shin guards, a groin guard and gum shield. You can purchase your equipment online or order at reception. We also offer club shorts, pick up an order form at reception.

Do I have to spar? No, free sparring is always optional. Just Let your instructor know if you’d rather opt out.

Can I compete? Yes, but you must train regularly if you wish to prepare for competition. We also recommend some private lessons in addition to group classes to best prepare you for competing in Muay Thai. Everyone starts out in Non-decision interclub bouts before progressing on to amateur or N class bouts.

Can I pay as I train? Yes, if you’re over 16 we have day passes available or 1-month unlimited training passes. It is a little more expensive, as we offer a cheaper rate to those who are willing to commit for a longer period. All u16s are membership only.

Am I too old? Never! As long as your young at heart you welcome to train in Muay Thai at Unit 1 Gym! Our oldest ever fighter was 53 years old! We have people older than that training for fun and fitness. Even if you too old to compete, you can always get involved in the sport helping others, coaching, cornering or even by training as a judge or referee!

Do you have parking? Yes, there is a free car park right outside the gym and spaces on the road if it’s full. Please avoid parking in other businesses allocated spaces.

Question not answered? Please contact us and we’ll be happy to help!

Adult General Class (16+)

Schedule & Costs:

Monday - Friday 10:00 - 11:15

Monday & Wednesday 20:15 - 21:30, Tuesday & Thursday 19:00 - 20:15, Cost (see all Prices here)

This class is suitable for all, a general class that caters for all levels of ability though complete beginners must complete a few induction classes first. Class includes technique, pad work, bag work, drills and fitness. There is no free sparring on these classes.