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A Beginner's Guide to Muay Thai: What You Need to Know Before Your First Class

Are you interested in learning Muay Thai but don't know where to start? Muay Thai is a combat sport that originated in Thailand and has gained popularity all over the world. It's a great workout that combines striking techniques with cardio and strength training. If you're new to Muay Thai, here's what you need to know before your first class.

  1. Wear comfortable clothing: Shorts and t-shirt are perfect! Any workout gear is fine as long as your clothes are too restrictive. Loose clothing is perfect for throwing kicks and knees! Muay Thai is done barefoot so no specific footwear is required. Remove your jewellery and tie long hair back. Bring hand wraps and boxing gloves if you own them. If not, we have gloves you can hire.

  2. Arrive early: Arriving 15-10 minutes before the class time is best. That way you have time to get ready for the class, meet your coach and pay for your gloves hire if needed.

  3. Bring a towel and a drink: Towels are used in our Beginners class for our toe opening drill and other drills. It gets pretty hot and sweaty so it's always a good idea to bring a towel and a drink.

  4. Do some research: There are a few Muay Thai gyms in Cairns. Each very different from the other. Our best advice is to have a look at the Pretty Top Team's Facebook and Instagram. You will get a good idea of our culture. We may have a highly successful fight team with World, South Pacific, National and State champions... but we're also a bunch of welcoming and down to earth people. A small % of our members are fighters, most come for the amazing workout and social aspect of our classes. We can cater to whatever your goal is.

  5. Bring a friend: It's always less nerve-racking walking into a gym with our bestie at your side. Although we are extremely welcoming and operate on a no-ego policy; we understand you might feel anxious coming for the first time. So grab your bestie, family member or colleague and train together!

At Pretty Top Team, we offer Muay Thai classes for all levels. Our experienced coaches will guide you through the basics and help you develop your technique. Whether you're looking to get in shape or train for a fight, we have a class that's right for you.

Sign up for a free trial class today and discover the benefits of Muay Thai for yourself

Book your Muay Thai class here:

📍Pretty Top Team, L2 39-43 Grafton Street, Cairns City.

📞 0423 320 604

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