What equipment do I need in order to train?

All you need to bring is comfortable shorts or any athletic wear you feel comfortable sweating (a lot) in, and a water bottle.

However, if you're experienced in Muaythai, we highly recommend you wear muaythai shorts, a pair of gloves, handwraps, as well as mouthguard and shinguards if you plan on/have been invited to spar.

We also sell team branded gear at the gym

However, stock is limited and subject to our ordering process, here are some other recommended options:

Do I need any experience to join?

Not at all, our classes are set up so you can hop in and start working out right away. We have some classes that require a level of fitness and experience, those can be found on Our Schedule

Do I need to be in shape to do muaythai?

That depends on your goals, for all intents and purposes, the answer is no. Come in, have fun hitting stuff, and watch yourself get in shape while you learn a new skill!

If you're looking to compete, know that being in shape is a baseline requirement. Practicing muaythai is quite safe, but competing can be quite dangerous if you're not ready to defend yourself.

Are there any age restrictions to practice muaythai?

We recommend a minimum age of 8 years old. We do not have a maximum age limit, but we do require you to sign a safety waiver. Please let your instructor know if you have any health concerns regardless of your age!

Can I compete? How long does it take?

We love it when members want to take the dive into competition! Ask your instructor about timelines and advanced classes for competition.

You can definitely compete with Westside Muaythai, but note that you're representing our team, so it's up to the coaches' discretions if you're ready skill-wise and preparation-wise for a fight.

Typically, we recommend that at least 6-8 months of training 3-5 days a week (at a minimum) before competing if you have no martial arts experience. Remember that combat sports can be dangerous, so we set these timelines for you safety as well as in respect for the active competitors who put that time and effort in at the gym.