Fit is a feeling, not an image. 

Pink Gloves Boxing© This small group fitness program empowers those who identify as women, fosters relationships, and works for all levels of fitness. It is structured similar to martial arts, where members level up (each semester), learning new skills and earning new gear along the way. The program/classes focus will be with the 3 tools of empowerment; Fun, Community and Achievement. The Pink Gloves Boxing workout is comprised of the Warm Up, Shadow Boxing, Conditioning Bouts, and the Cool Down. There is no intentional contact with other members/trainers, but rather a focus on skill development, fitness, and most of all building an empowered community. No experience necessary.             Learn more insight by following us at PGB_WSU on Instagram!

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Spring 2020:

Mondays 4:00-5:00pm Tier IV & V, room 204 Wellness Center

Mondays 5:15-6:15pm Tier I, room 204 Wellness Center

Mondays 6:30-7:30pm Tier II, room 204 Wellness Center

*Tuesdays 12:15-1:15pm Tier I & II, room 204 Wellness Center (*FacStaff ONLY)

Tuesdays 5:00-6:00pm Tier I, room 204 Wellness Center

Tuesdays 6:15-7:15pm Tier III, room 204 Wellness Center

*Wednesdays 12:15-1:15pm Tier III, room 204 Wellness Center (*FacStaff ONLY)

Thursdays 4:30-5:30pm Tier VI & VII, room 204 Wellness Center

Thursdays 5:45-6:45pm Tier II, room 204 Wellness Center

(View the entire semester schedule here)




Each participant will begin in Tier I with their own black gloves, black wraps, member manual, some swag and a bag for it all (fee of $50). When participants test out of Tier I, members will join the Tier II classes the following semester, earning their pink wraps and a chance at earning your challenge coin (fee of $20). 

There are seven tiers within the program, each with a unique set of skill building and challenges. Listed below you will find the "earning" potential with new gear through the participant tiers, but most of all the sense of accomplishment passing each level brings is priceless...

Tier I- Boxer; "Starter Kit" including your personal black hand wraps, black gloves, member manual, bag, key chain, and wristband ($55 fee- $5 increase as of 7/1/19)

Tier II- Puglist; pink hand wraps and challenge coin ($20 fee)

Tier III- Journeywoman; pink gloves ($40 fee)

Tier IV- Contender; pink mitts ($40 fee)

Tier V- Prize Fighter; pink striped hand wraps ($10 fee)

Tier VI- Title Holder; heart of the champion gloves ($55 fee)

Tier VII- Champion; heart of the champion mitts ($55 fee)

To aid in the development and community building of Pink Gloves Boxing all participants begin at the same level with the same Pink Gloves gear. Although participants may already own similar equipment it is crucial that all members begin and develop together. * The fees associated are to ensure that the program and Department of Athletics and Wellness can sustain the program, mainly the equipment purchasing. Fees are processed during registration into the class(es). These class fees are in addition and/or separate from the Group Exercise class fees for Faculty/Staff. After the first two classes attended there are no refunds given.

Throughout your journey in Pink Gloves Boxing, if you ever have the passion to share this with others and join our instructor team please contact Dean Bowen at


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As we build the program/community here at Worcester State University we will continually post information on this page. In the meantime, below are some links where you will find more information when your instructor (Dean Bowen) ran the program at his former institution (Stony Brook University).