Empowering Girls, Teens and Women
We are Powerhouse Kickboxing.
Powerhouse Kickboxing (formerly G-Force Kickboxing) is the only all-female studio in Hamilton, Ontario that trains female-identifying girls, teens and women of all ages.
For the past 10 years, we have trained them to jab, cross, uppercut, roundhouse kick and everything in between! It's been an honour to watch our students develop their skills, gain confidence in the process, connect with other people in the class, and create life-long friendships.
If you attend elementary, middle or high school, we have multiple class times that don't interfere with a school schedule. Please view our schedule here. Women are also welcome, regardless of your training level — whether beginner or advanced, we promise you will get a fantastic workout and enjoy all the benefits of a kickboxing class.
Meet your Lead Instructor: Meghan Gilbert
Teaching is at the very core of me. I have been in a teaching role since I was 14 – as a dance teacher, a secondary school history teacher, and now a kickboxing instructor.
I have turned my attention to teaching girls and women because, frankly, there’s a need. There are so many things in the world that erode their confidence, and my job is to build it back up.
After every tiring kick and punch, and through every sweaty class, my students leave with their heads held high, a smile on their faces and a sense of empowerment, accomplishment and confidence. They are a FORCE in this world and I celebrate their achievement every day. Hope to see you in class soon.
B.A., B.Ed. (Intermediate/Senior)
2nd Degree Blackbelt (Karate Canada)
Certified Karate Instructor (Karate Canada)
Certified Kickboxing Instructor (Kickboxing Fitness Canada)
Certified SAFE Self-Defence Instructor (SAFE International)
We run camps, birthday parties,
and corporate team building sessions
We now offer seasonal camps and birthday parties in our studio!
All ages, all levels. Please inquire for availability.
We also offer corporate team building classes and private and group classes for all age groups and events. Let's brainstorm the possibilities!
Provides a sense of agency
Promotes mental health
Is there a class for beginners?No, the classes are for all levels. Kickboxing lends itself to students of all levels working together. Classes are structured by age rather than experience.
What should I wear?Wear something you can move in like workout wear or stretchy shorts and T-shirts. No socks or shoes are needed – we kickbox in bare feet.
Do I need to purchase equipment?Nope. We have gloves you can borrow. If you would like to purchase your own, we can help you find the right pair.
Where are your classes?We have a brand new studio, located at 49 Glen Road in Hamilton, Ontario. Click here for Google Maps.
How often are the classes?For full schedules, please click here.
Is this a fighting class?No. While you will learn many of the same strikes and kicks, there will be no fighting; you will hit the bags and pads only.
Is this a self-defence class?No. While you will learn strikes and kicks that would be useful in self-defence, this class is for strength, conditioning and fun. If you are interested in self-defence classes, please connect with me for options.
You specify the word “girls” but are you LGBTIQA+ inclusive?YES!! A million times yes! We are a safe, supportive space. Kickboxing is for everyone.
Can I try a class for free?Absolutely. First class is free. Come give it a try!
"I feel amazing every time I leave Meghan's class. I'm stronger, more flexible, and proud of myself for how far I've come. Plus, the rest of the group make it so much fun!"