In a fit of post-Christmas fitness, I've joined a gym (I'd been planning to anyway, but I'm lumping it in with New Year Self-Improvement so I've got an excuse when I give it up in February...)
Anyway, my local gym is an amateur boxing club - that just happens to do a regular fitness class. It's a lot more 'sweaty realism' than 'Well-lit, mirrored boxercise to high tempo tunes'. There's one CD on constant replay and it's run by an ex-boxer.
Anyway, there's a mix of aerobic exercise (running, floor stuff etc) and punchbag stuff, with occasional light sparring. There's a selection of quite grungy old boxing/bag gloves to borrow, but many are splitting, or worn, or just plain gross There are proper gloves to borrow, but I'm after whatever's going to be best for a bit of hitting bags and stuff.
I'd like to get some gloves to take along and use, but being a complete noob, I don't want to be the boxing equivalent of a first time mountain biker on a £50 supermarket bike in the Peaks, or on a £4K bike in the Peaslake car park.
Anyone have any suggestions? There seems to be a large price range, along with many weights, quality and so on...