6 Best Muay Thai Gyms in Philadelphia


Posted By: Pamela Toy

Muay Thai is a Martial Art that involves all “8 limbs” where you can throw kicks, punches, elbows and knee strikes. It is a really great workout that can help to tone, strengthen your body and improve your overall flexibility. Muay Thai can also improve your cardio a lot.

We have reviewed the best Muay Thai/Kickboxing gyms in Philly.

Let’s go ahead and jump in.


1. 8 Limbs Academy


8 Limbs Academy
8 Limbs Academy provides a clean and safe training environment open to all. Their goal is to empower you with the confidence to achieve your goals. This can range from getting into great shape, learning a martial art, testing yourself or just growing mentally/emotionally.
Phone Number: (267) 292-2909
Address: 5111 Chancellor St. Philadelphia PA 19143 US


2. Heavy Hitters Thai Boxing


Heavy Hitters Thai Boxing
Owner and Founder, Michael Rakay has been training Muay Thai for over a decade. He was over 300lbs when he decided to make a lifestyle change and take up Muay Thai. He has competed in some big titles for some of the East Coast’s biggest promotions.

Michael founded Heavy Hitters Thai Boxing to spread his passion for Muay Thai to the city of Brotherly Love. They offer classes for beginner, intermediate and advanced level students.
Phone Number: (215) 330-4410
Address: 1516 N 5th St. Unit#115 Philadelphia, PA 19122


3. Juniper Muay Thai


Juniper Muay Thai Gym
Juniper Muay Thai Gym is South Philadelphia’s only Kickboxing and Muay Thai Gym. They are located just off Passyunk Ave and offer Muay Thai, WOmen’s Kickboxing, Fitness and Kids Martial Arts. Whether you are a beginner, just looking to get into shape or an active fighter striving to improve, Juniper covers your needs. Owners Logan and George Pitsakis teach applicable and authentic techniques.
Phone Number: (267) 764-2112
Address: 2019 S Juniper St floor 2, Philadelphia, PA 19148


4. Balance Studios


Balance Studios
Balance Studios is the source of safe and authentic Muay Thai in Philadelphia. Kru Andy Russell and Phil Migliarese have been practicing Muay Thai for over 10 years. They teach in a step-by-step process that will teach you to be safe in a striking confrontation.

Their program emphasis good footwork, defense, angles and proper stance. Fun fact – Kru Andy Russell has had the pleasure of working with top-level fighters like former UFC Champion Benson Henderson.
Phone Number: (215) 988-9347
Address: 1314 Frankford Ave Philadelphia, PA 19125


5. Burning Spirits Muay Thai Boxing


Burning Spirits
Burning Spirits Muay Thai Boxing is an authentic gym located in Fishtown. Whether you are looking to learn a martial art, self defense, or just improve your physical well-being, they offer classes for all. Their coaches are very passionate about Muay Thai and fitness and have trained at some of the best gyms in Thailand.
Phone Number: (215) 805-4285
Address: 2011 Amber Street, Unit 1, Philadelphia, PA 19125


6. Broad Street Kickboxing


Broad Street Kickboxing
Proud Partner to Osagame, Broad Street Kickboxing is located in the Osagame Martial Arts & Fitness gym. Their instructors bring over 50 years of combined experience in Kickboxing and Muay Thai. Head Instructor Jake Skelly has also cornered over 50 amateur and professional fighters.
Phone Number: (267) 356-8902
Address: 1168 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19146


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