The Gym

Since 2010, Muay Sabai Camp owner and lead trainer Kru Natalie Fuz has warmly welcomed amateur and professional Muay Thai fighters, non-traditional athletes, and anyone looking for an inspiring and inclusive sport and wellness environment.

Community is paramount at Muay Sabai. No matter your goals—whether you’re looking to get fit, move better, become more flexible, or even test your skills in the ring—you’ll find a host of engaging, innovative classes, and a committed group of supportive people ready to challenge and encourage you.

Fighters train with beginners, women with men, and egos are checked at the door—it’s what makes the gym a special place to begin your journey. Kru Natalie prides herself on maintaining an atmosphere that’s free of attitude and intimidation, built on trust and mutual respect.

So come learn, work, sweat…and train with a smile!

Gym faqs

Do I need any experience to come to a class?

No! If you’re new, we’ll help you as needed. Just make sure that you come at least 15 minutes early so you can fill out your paperwork, and we can help you wrap your hands. Wear something comfortable and non-restrictive. Shorts and/or leggings are perfectly fine, as well as t-shirts, sports tops, or rash guards. For your first class you need not bring anything—we’ll provide wraps and gloves.

How can I fight for Chok Sabai?

If you’re interested in joining the fight team, talk to Kru Nat! She’ll give you the breakdown of the steps you’ll need to take, and the commitment you’ll need to make.

Do you offer private lessons?

Yes! If you’re interested in one-on-one or semi-private Muay Thai lessons, you can reach out to Kru Nat using our quick contact form (the little envelope icon on the bottom right of the site), email her at info@muaysabaicamp.com, or call the gym at 212.564.2920.

Can I work out on my own or rent the gym?

Members may use the gym during off hours —in between classes. Individual open gym sessions are also available for a fee to non-members.

The gym is available to be rented for training private clients, photo shoots, seminars, workshops, music videos, and films. Contact Kru Nat for rental rates if you’re interested.

How are Muay Thai classes structured?

All classes are for all levels (except for sparring), and emphasize footwork, technique, cooperation and FUN. They start with a dynamic warm-up, jump rope, shadowboxing, and can include some combination of bag work, pad work, technical drills, and conditioning. While certain skills may be emphasized over a period of time, no two classes are exactly the same, so you’ll never be bored!

Everyone is expected to work together—fighters drill with beginners, women with men, bigger people with smaller people—and help each other on their journey.

There is no need to register. Just show up!

How much does it cost to join the gym or take classes?

Your first group class is free, so you can check out the gym with no obligation. Classes, lessons, and memberships come in a variety of flavors, ranging from individual to discounted multi-packs, so you’re sure to find something that fits your budget and schedule.

Call or visit the gym for any questions about specific pricing.

What equipment do I need?

For classes, you’ll need bag gloves ( we recommend 8 to 12 oz.), handwraps, shin guards, and knee pads. For sparring, 16 oz. gloves, mouthguards, and groin protection are mandatory.

 

How do I wrap my hands?

Well, there are lots of ways of ways to do it, but here’s a video of Kru Nat demonstrating her favorite method:

How do I get into sparring?

Participation in sparring classes is by invite from Kru Nat only. By design, it is mixed gender and ability, and the expectation is that while it is indeed competitive, all students are there to help each other grow and improve their skills. Technique, control, and respect are foremost at every session—and expected. We do not “spar hard,” and unchecked aggression, power, intimidation, or overwhelming less experienced fighters will not be tolerated.

What amenities do you have at the gym?

For your convenience, we provide men’s and women’s showers and restrooms, towels, hair dryers, body wash, and a few other bonus toiletries.

Important notes for new (and new-ish) visitors

Whether you’re new to Muay Thai, or you have previous experience, we love meeting new people! Here are a few things to keep in mind when you come to see us for the first time.

Please be at least 15 minutes early.

We need time to process your paperwork, show you around, and if you’re brand new, help you wrap your hands.

If you arrive  inside of that window, please understand that in addition to prepping for the next class, we’re often transitioning from other classes and activities—so we generally cannot include you in that session. Please do your best to arrange to come to your first class on day when you can arrive early.

Need help wrapping?

It can take a few times to get the hang of wrapping your hands. We have an instructional video on our site, but if you’re still learning and need help, please arrive to class at least 10 minutes early.

Our classes are all mixed-level.

If you’re accustomed to split-level classes, please be aware that our classes are structured for all levels.

We spar and drill light.

Our primary focus is technique—range, footwork, balance, and control—and our approach is traditionally Thai. If you are looking throw bombs while you’re drilling or sparring, this is not the gym for you.

Tell us about it.

If you have any injuries, tightness, or any other physical limitations (before or during class), let us know. Muay Thai will get you moving in new ways, so we want to make sure that we’re doing what we can to make sure your experience is fun and safe.