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Top Pro
5.0
from 37 reviews
5.0
(37)
GREAT VALUE
  • 4 years in business
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
"Training with Nadine has been a life changer. In two months I am feeling much happier & more confident about my body and the group environment has introduced me to great new friends & helped with my social anxiety. Nadine's workouts are fun and always changing and she is very flexible and easy to work with! Would definitely recommend!!"
$25
estimated cost
Top Pro
5.0
from 46 reviews
5.0
(46)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 21 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
"I'm in my late 40's , previously fit but had been spiraling downward with regard to diet and exercise. Have been training with d-rock for the last few weeks at my home and it has been a great experience. He has varied high intensity workouts that utilize multiple disciplines: hiit/ sprints / bw exercises/ wt training. He is also working with me with regard to diet and acting as my "conscience" which is needed ( especially at the beginning). On a personal level he is friendly , with an easy manner. He is to focused and interested in helping his client achieve success. Appears that it is more than just a job for him. He is punctual and reliable as well."
$50
estimated cost
5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
"I've been working with Jacob for the past couple of weeks and I am extremely impressed by his professionalism and creativity in creating exciting workouts. His love for mentoring each of his clients is evident in his daily text messages to remind me to eat well and tips for bettering myself. I highly recommend him for anyone, especially those who needs daily motivation!"
$45
estimated cost
5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 2 years in business
"In the short amount of time I’ve worked with Jake my physique has improved so much! He’s a great personal trainer as well as amazing person! I highly recommend working with him."
$40
estimated cost
4.9
from 24 reviews
4.9
(24)
GREAT VALUE
  • 14 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
"Danny and Emma have been amazing to work with. My husband and I train with Danny twice a week in our home (separate sessions). We hadn't been working out recently so Danny was great about easing us into it a bit and then turning up the intensity pretty quickly. The training is incredibly adaptable to the situation - one night I had a fussy infant so instead of canceling or trying to bounce back and forth, he switched up the workout to 'sandbag style' where I could hold her and still get a good workout in (something both my daughter and I enjoyed). He's also honed in on the type of training we really enjoy, for me its boxing, making it fun and productive! I would also be remiss if I didn't mention Emma, his wife and partner in the business. She's been so helpful in working around our crazy schedules, between last minute work trips, out of town visitors and illness, they've both been extremely easy to work with. I would highly recommend Danny to anyone who is trying to get back in shape or push their athletic prowess to the next level. He's fun, easy-going and respectful of your personal needs. "
$45
estimated cost
5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"Emma give great fitness advice, workout tips, recipes and more! I highly recommend her :)"
$50
estimated cost
5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"I have been working out for a short time, but can say that i am already seeing results. All thanks to Jim and Emily whom not only work with me and my crazy schedule but encourage me to keep working hard. They are the people you need in your corner when your trying to reach your fitness goals and i know i will reach mine with there help. Great team!!"
$45
estimated cost
4.7
from 3 reviews
4.7
(3)
  • 18 years in business
"When I started out with Myron my body fat was 32%. My goal was to get my body fat low and healthy as possible in 5 months. With Myron's motivation, encouragement and meal plans I got down to 17%. I am very grateful for Myron pushing me when I thought I couldn't do one more rep/set or go up to a heavier weight and wanted to give up. I will recommend and refer him to anyone that is considing and wanting to change their life to a more healthier life style."
$40
estimated cost
5.0
from 12 reviews
5.0
(12)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 17 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
"I joined Lifestyles Fitness as a total novice about four months ago, but it has taken almost no time at all for me to acquire a truly indispensable repertoire of knowledge and experience from trainers Mark and Drew, whose expertise cannot be overstated. Mark and Drew each have their own take on what makes a good work-out, but despite their (amicable) differences, I was able to learn abundantly from both of them. The variations in their approach to strength training allowed me greater versatility in my workouts. Both Mark and Drew were always happy to discuss different strategies and techniques for working different muscle groups, and their explanations were accessible and very informative. As personal trainers, I cannot recommend Mark and Drew enough; they took my goals seriously and were supportive (but never overbearing) when I hesitated."
$54
estimated cost
5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 6 years in business
"Great trainer, athlete and all around great guy!"
$40
estimated cost

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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 is kickboxing?

Kickboxing is a type of martial art whose basic moves are widely practiced in personal and group fitness regimens. In combat kickboxing, two competitors fight using four points of contact — both hands and both feet — unlike traditional boxing, where competitors are allowed to use their hands. In competitive kickboxing, opponents must remain standing, and no fighting can occur on the mat or ground. Kickboxing has its roots in Muay Thai and other ancient martial arts. Some elemental moves from kickboxing include roundhouse kicks, back kicks, hooks, uppercuts and more.

Modern group fitness kickboxing is practiced in gyms and workout studios across the country. It draws its moves from combat kickboxing, but instead of fighting with an opponent, participants perform jabs, crosses, punches and kicks in instructor-led, choreographed routines set to music. Personal trainers also incorporate kickboxing moves into workout routines, spending time punching and kicking the bag. These strength-building moves, mixed with high-intensity intervals, boost heart rate and increase strength.

Is kickboxing good exercise?

Kickboxing is great exercise. It works your whole body and really gets your heart pounding. Kickboxing combines upper- and lower-body movements like roundhouse kicks and uppercut punches that boost calorie burning. The type of kickboxing you do will determine how much exercise you get. Kickboxing training that takes place in a martial arts studio will involve kicking and punching a sandbag or sparring with a competitor, both of which will sharply increase the amount of exercise you’ll experience in a kickboxing session. Comparatively, a study by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) found that women doing group fitness cardio kickboxing burned between 6.45 and 8.3 calories per minute, or approximately 350-450 calories burned during an hour-long class. This is roughly what you can expect to burn with jogging or similar exercise, but ACE says that cardio kickboxing offers the added benefits of increased strength and flexibility, sharper reflexes, and improved coordination. Whether you’re training to fight competitively, learning kickboxing as a form of self-defense, or taking cardio kickboxing at your local gym, you’ll get a full-body workout with positive health benefits.

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 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.

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