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4.9
from 25 reviews
4.9
(25)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 32 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
"He’s very easy going and keeps up with our set goals. I get great motivation from training with him."
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4.9
from 30 reviews
4.9
(30)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 26 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
"I have continually searched for a trainer that understands my limitations due to having very little cartilage left in my knees stacked with patella femoral syndrome. David has not only been patient with those limitations but has provided me with proper knowledge and techniques (some of which I've never been shown with previous trainers) that took the pressure off of my knees and yet still helped me with burning fat and building lean muscle without further damaging my knees. He is flexible, encouraging and extremely knowledgeable about alternative exercises tailored for my specific goals and needs as well as other training methods. I've never had a dull workout. I would definitely hire him again!"
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5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 13 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"Michael did a great job! He was on time, great with the guests, and went above and beyond! "
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5.0
from 6 reviews
5.0
(6)
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"Ben is always on time and always true to his word. His passion is to train people and for them to gain results! His the best priced trainer in our area, but he doesn't lack in quality. I feel I probably get better training from him than I would from someone who cost twice as much. It's because of Ben's passion for what he does."
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5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"Mark Jenkins is an excellent trainer, he help me to lose a 8 pounds in just 3 months. Now he is helping me to get a good shape. If you want start to workout and change your life Mark Jenkins is the best trainer you can get. Excellent Trainer"
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5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 5 years in business
"I love the classes Petey teaches, then I decided to do some personal training and he has been very helpful trying to get me in shape. He is very encouraging , works me hard, but knows my limitations. "
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5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
"Johnny is one of the most capable trainers I know. He is attentive to his clients needs, and knows the science behind building an individualized program. His professionalism is unmatched! I'd highly recommend his services."
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5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
"Jennifer is very knowledgeable and easy to work with. A great listener and mentor. Redirects, if needed with a vast amount of knowledge to support. Able to customize a plan that will work for you. Walks the walk in her life."
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4.5
from 8 reviews
4.5
(8)
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"Reggie created a weight lifting program and exercise program for me. He is very knowledgeable and professional. The fitness training he received as a college and professional football player is reflected in his training ."
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  • 5 years in business
"The fitness industry challenges me and empowers me to teach others health and fitness, to encourage and change lives."

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Is kickboxing hard?

Kickboxing is as intense a workout as you want it to be. As with any fitness regimen, the more effort you put in, the more results you will get. The type of kickboxing you do will determine how physically challenging it is. Combat or self-defense kickboxing, where you train in a martial arts studio with sandbags or spar against combat partners, can be an intense physical workout. Group kickboxing classes that use sandbags as part of the workout will also elevate the degree of intensity, because of the level of exertion punching and kicking the bag requires. Cardio kickboxing group fitness, which employ kicking and punching moves but no sandbags, has comparable intensity to jogging but works a wider range of muscles while increasing strength, flexibility and coordination. Here are some of the core kickboxing moves:

  • Cross: A straight punch that you throw slightly across your body, using your dominant hand.
  • Jab: A quick, straight, face punch. Usually thrown with the non-dominant hand.
  • Uppercut: A punch thrown up from the midsection (using either hand) that connects with the underside of your opponent’s chin.
  • Hook: A curved punch (using either hand) that connects with your competitor’s jaw or chin.
  • Side kick: A kick delivered when your competitor is at an angle to you. Raise your leg to the side, then bend at the knee to deliver the kick.
  • Front kick: A kick delivered straight on while you are facing your opponent.
  • Roundhouse kick: A kick delivered by swinging a leg up in a clockwise or counterclockwise motion (depending on which leg you’re using) with momentum to strike the opponent with the instep of the foot.

What should you wear to kickboxing?

What you wear to kickboxing can vary based on the setting. For kickboxing group fitness classes that are part of a gym’s cardio class schedule, standard fitness attire is appropriate. Athletic sneakers, pants or shorts that you can comfortably kick in without getting tangled or flashing anyone, and a top that allows for easy movement when punching and jabbing are all good choices. You won’t need protective gear or gloves, as most cardio-based kickboxing classes do not use punching bags.

Kickboxing training that takes place at a martial arts studio typically requires protective gear. You may need boxing gloves (beginners may want 12-ounce or heavier gloves for more cushioning) and hand wraps that protect and support your hands under the gloves while you punch the bag. If your kickboxing training includes sparring with opponents, you’ll need a mouthguard and any protective head and body gear your studio requires. Always be sure to bring plenty of water, too.

What is a boot camp class?

Fitness boot camps are a heart-pounding way to boost your fitness level. Boot camps are led by a fitness instructor and are based on the concept of military boot camps — intensive workout programs to get new recruits into shape, quickly. Fitness boot camps encourage camaraderie, and the group momentum helps participants get through fast-paced intervals of cardio, isometric training, strength training and endurance drills. Classes may range anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes, and usually meet multiple days per week. Boot camps often run a specific duration of time, say four to six weeks, which creates a team-like environment for class members. Other boot camps run year-round and students purchase package pricing for classes, similar to subscriptions that allow them a set amount of classes per week or per month.

Boot camps can be held indoors at a gym, outdoors in a park or on a beach, in a backyard — anywhere there’s room for running, jumping and sweating. Some instructors also provide DVD and online boot camps. You can also find boot camps tailored to your heart’s desire, such as bikini boot camp, or boot camps for new mothers. Boot camps offer an intense workout and are usually led by energetic instructors pushing you to do your best, but unlike military boot camp drill sergeants, fitness boot camp instructors typically don’t use intimidation or punishment to spur you on. Check with your doctor before starting a boot camp if you have health concerns, and always let your instructor know ahead of time if you have injuries.

What do you need for kickboxing?

What you need to bring to kickboxing depends on where you are working out and what your goals are. For a gym or fitness club’s cardio-based group kickboxing class that does not use punching bags, you generally need only appropriate workout gear and enough water. For kickboxers who are training in a martial arts studio, working one-on-one with a trainer toward a specific goal or sparring with competitors, you will need your own boxing gloves (12- to 16-ounce gloves provide more protection for beginners) and hand wraps (to protect and support your hands under the gloves, as well as keep them dry). If your lessons are in a martial arts studio, you may not be permitted to wear shoes, so bring clean socks if you don’t like to go barefoot. If your training includes sparring, you may be required to wear a mouthguard and/or protective headgear. Whether you’re in a group fitness class or hardcore training session, bring a sweat towel for your comfort and the comfort of people around you.

How much is a boot camp?

The cost of fitness boot camps depends on how often you go, the package you are purchasing (or if you are paying a drop-in fee), the location of the bootcamp, the equipment the instructors provide, and the background and reputation of the instructor. Smaller towns and areas with a lower cost of living typically have lower rates for boot camp services than big cities and regions with a higher cost of living. If you’re paying per class on a drop-in basis, expect to pay anywhere from $12 to $25 or more, depending on the region and the instructor. When you purchase a package of classes, typically the more you buy at one time, the cheaper each class is. The same boot camp class might be $20 for a drop-in student, $15 for a student who pays for 10 classes per month, and $10 for a student who pays for 30 classes a month. Studio space can also affect costs, so if your boot camp takes place in a high-end gym with top-of-the-line equipment, the prices will likely be higher than a class that meets in an outdoor space with limited or no equipment. Shop around to find the right type of boot camp class and the right instructor for you.

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