About us

BOX Evanston is a premier boxing and cross-fitness studio located in south Evanston.

We offer a variety of classes to help you meet your fitness goals. All classes are taught by experienced instructors. Whether you are training for a marathon, prepping for a boxing match, or simply wish to achieve a fitness goal, there is a class for you.

Our studio is located next to a parking lot, with plenty of meter parking spots available.

840 Dodge Ave., Evanston, IL 60202

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Client Testimonials

Working with Fernando this offseason was a great experience and overall full body workout that I needed to get myself ready for the season. A mixture of jump rope, squats, pushups, abs, cardio, and the fun of learning about boxing made for an exciting workout every time.

Curtis Granderson
Outfielder, New York Yankees

I have trained under Fernando for the past six months. His classes are high impact and intensive, he adds variety to the sessions, and makes working out exciting!!! As a result of training with Fernando I am a beginner runner. He has done an awesome job training me both physically and mentally!!!

Dr. Dondelayo L. White

I like to change up my exercise routine and boy was this a change of pace for me! The instructors are really nice and very knowledgeable. BOX Evanston offers other classes like yoga, pilates and Combatfit. I haven't had a chance to check out the other classes yet, because I absolutely fell in love with the Combatfit class.

Nadya's class is awesome. It is a fantastic way to get your cardio and core work in for the day. After a long day at work it's nice let off some steam with by coming here and taking it out on the punching bag! Definitely check this place out if you are looking for something new and fun. :)

Tosha J.

Fernando has a great attitude that keeps students motivated. The drop-in classes have a mix of students with different levels of skills and fitness and Fernando is able to work with each student at their level. The workouts are a nice mix of circuit training, boxing technique and bag work that keep the workout fun and engaging. The studio is clean, well-lit and conveniently located a block away from both the El and Metra. There is also a large paid parking lot right next the studio. I work late and have a long commute home, so it's nice to be able to attend classes held later in the day without having to modify with my work schedule. After my first ten sessions, I already see progress in both my form and stamina and I plan to stick with Box Evanston for a long time!

Leon Dragan

As soon as I saw the studio I knew that I would love BOX Evanston. Fernando has pushed me to try new things and step out of my comfort zone with success. He is a master teacher that inspires and coaches with kindness. I already feel stronger and more accomplished! I look forward to running my first 5K and getting fitter and faster. Thank you for all that you do.

Stephanie P.

I have been taking boxing and cross fit classes with Fernando for a several months as part of a wellness program at work. I was afraid at first since I heard that Fernando's classes were really tough. But since I joined Weight Watchers in September, I knew I needed to add some serious exercise to help me firm up. Even though I am probably one of the oldest participants, he has been fantastic at encouraging me to do as much as I can. Amazingly, I have been able to keep pace with others who are over 20 years younger than me. Fernando is the greatest! I look forward to his classes each week.

Nancy Wolf
Evanston Township High School