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Zion Health and Wellness
4.8
from 89 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 283 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Siddharth B.
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I had never been to a gym before. I found my best Fitness Instructor - George , thanks to Thumbtack. He helped me envision and attain my short term goals over a significantly short period of time. I had my wedding 60 days ahead from the day i started.I started my training the beginning of October and my the time I had finished i felt i had attained muscle and shape. George has innovative progressive build methods encouraging good habits and techniques. I will continue to work with George upon my return.

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Top Tier Fitness
4.9
from 74 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 171 hires on Thumbtack
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Arush S.
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I've had many trainers over the years and I've never had anyone as professional, knowledgable, kind yet applying the right amount of motivation as Marcos: he's trained me for 8 months now and we've exceeded all my goals for weight loss and lean muscle WITHOUT ANY INJURIES. Marcos knows exactly when the mind needs to push and when it is time to stop. He's genuinely a lovely person and he's changed my life. You can see our body transformation photos on the Top Tier Fitness Instagram for proof :)

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God's Gym
4.9
from 72 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 195 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tahisha V.
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I've worked out with trainers before, even one that I loved, and the experience with Anthony has still been on a different level entirely. For the last 5 weeks, I have had the pleasure of having Anthony as my trainer. I have found capacities in my body that I didn't know existed. Anthony is hardly summed up by a five star review. Anthony has one of the sunniest and positive personalities you'll never meet. The workouts are different every day and are fun and enjoyable and never boring. The gym environment is also great. From other trainers and other gym goers, everyone is kind, supportive, and encouraging. Expect to be greeted by everyone when you arrive. Since my first day, the atmosphere has been nothing but positive. I feel very welcomed and extremely comfortable. I've been very impressed with my experience thus far. I love the that God's cultivates a great mix of clientele. I see both men and women (regardless of age, level of fitness, or experience) working on their goals.

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  • 6 years in business
  • 155 hires on Thumbtack
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Ilona R.
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Very experienced, super clean gym with lots of equipment. Structure of the fitness program is amazing. I can't wait to go back again.

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Evolutionary Fitness
5.0
from 57 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Janet F.
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Gerard is great. He provided a number of terrific resources for making lifestyle changes to support my daughter's goals. My daughter has a unique set of challenges and I was very impressed how effortlessly he designed a program to her fitness level and capabilities. He is easy to work with and a consummate professional. Dont miss the chance to work with Gerard!

  • 10 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Isabel C.
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I have been training with John for 2 months now. It has been a very pleasant and positive experience. He teaches me everything I need to know on fitness and how to live a healthier lifestyle. He is always very positive and I will definitely recommend him.

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John Pangan Fitness
4.7
from 34 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
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Sarah C.
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John is doing a great job training my 12 year old son who competes in travel baseball. My son really enjoys his sessions and his fitness is improving everyday.

YouniquelyFit San Francisco
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
Neha A.
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This is the perfect place to come to get fit. My usual MO is sign up for fitness classes or trainers, get pushed really hard and give up in a week or two. Youniquely has a different style from other trainers, bootcamps and fitness classes I have taken. The training is truly uniquely fitted to your needs and accelerated or decelerated based on how you are doing and whether you want to or not. This is the difference between buying a dress that is mass-produced vs getting a custom fitted gown!!

  • 7 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa T.
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If you are looking for someone to take the level of your fitness to another level - then call Xavier! He is an EXCELLENT trainer and will work with you at your current level of fitness. The results that you see will be absolutely amazing. I am a very busy executive, but I have committed to three times a week sessions and have no regrets for doing so!!! Xavier is an extremely dedicated and knowledgeable fitness professional. In closing, set a fitness goal for yourself and partner with Xavier to help you achieve it! I guarantee that he is more than capable to ensure that you reach your fitness goals and objectives. Wishing you success---knowing firsthand that it won't be easy there will be times when you will hate him, because he has pushed you to physical limits that you didn't know existed within you. :-) But I assure you that it will be well worth the experience.

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Dima Rumanov
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kasandra R.
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Dima is very knowledgeable and professional. He is always positive and very attentive during the workout to help me use the correct form to make each exercise effective and to prevent injuries. He doesn’t give me more than I can handle but he also knows how to challenge me to go to the next level. In the past I have worked out in all different ways, from exercise videos on my own to fitness classes and gym memberships. This is the first time I have had my own personal trainer and I have to say that it’s the most effective workout method of all! I have only been training with Dima for two months and I’ve learned so much and can already notice a huge improvement in my strength, endurance, and energy level. I highly recommend Dima!

Forever Fitness
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Adrienne W.
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Nicole is a sensitive woman with a great ability to inspire and a lot of knowledge about fitness and nutrition. I look forward to her visits. I never feel overwhelmed, just challenged. And I almost immediately started to lose weight! Instead of hiring a drill sergeant, hire a woman who gets - hire Nicole.

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The Fitness Connection
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rich S.
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I've been training with Felipe Ruiz of Fitness Connection for a couple of years. He makes my workouts fun, challenging and never boring. The workouts are always imaginative, oriented to bodyweight strengthening exercises rather than machines. Workouts can be indoors or out. When I go to a workout with Felipe I'm usually in for a good surprise. And I feel a lot of personal accomplishment when they're done.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
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Scott B.
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Jared has it! He's professional, knowledgeable, inspiring and most of all caring. He has many disciplines in the health, fitness and spirituality space which is a huge plus for me. I feel fortunate.

On The Go Fitness
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Somya M.
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Marcos is a great trainer whether you are beginning your fitness journey or are a pro and want to take things a notch up. The best thing about him is he works on both your weakness and strengths. Extremely invested in making a routine that works for his clients he is awesome at improvising on the spot to meet your needs at the moment. Great working with you Marcos and all the best for the future!

  • 6 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Ruheene J.
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The service Christina provided as a fitness instructor was excellent- she catered to each individual's fitness level and made every routine fun and interesting. She was also motivating and encouraged everyone in class to stretch themselves and reach their maximum potential.

Holly Roser Fitness
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Trinity L.
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The energy, positive attitude, sense of humor and encouragement are priceless! I'm not only motivated but enjoy the experience in every interaction... I highly recommend Holly Roser in your fitness and health journey!!

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Fitnatixx
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
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Freddy M.
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Man, where do I begin. Since day one Dante has always followed through on his promises. His words were, "in two weeks you will feel it, it four weeks you will see it, and in six weeks you will hear it!" When I heard someone tell me that I'd lost weight, that's when u knew I had invested in myself! I've been working out for years on my own, since I played football in high school actually. I know a lot, but Dante showed me a new world of fitness, and a whole new way of life in the gym. His workouts never repeat, and his exercises are his own. He's definitely a coach and a motivator. He pushes you! That's exactly what I needed. A push! I would never push myself the way he pushes me. I highly recommend him as you're coach.

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Ferox Yoga
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
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Ray L.
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Claire was awesome, she has great energy, very calming, and is simply very uplifting! Would definitely recommend her as a yoga instructor!

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GK Fitness
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nell B.
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Gretchen is very pleasant and encourages you through out the training session.

Total Fitness Master
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Errin M.
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It takes a certain caliber of trainer to be able to deal with my resistance. Jason is one of those few individuals that has been able to get me to preform even admits An exorbitant amount of bitching. He has and amazing personality and his sessions Will save you a tone of money on therapy. Not only am I more physically fit my mental well-being has vastly improved as well. Offers a ton of fitness knowledge and makes totally Achievable accommodations for more difficult exercises in the beginning. For instance my wrist gives me some pain and he works out a routine that very minimally affects it. I originally signed up for 24 session and have since continued to his group sessions because I recognize the value in his service. Each session brings me closer to where I’ve set my goals. If your looking for someone to help you reach your goals I highly recommend Jason. Amazing gym it is kept very clean which is key to keep me coming. I watch trainer wipe down every machine at the end of our sessions. Top of the line equipment and very functionally placed. They have towels and complementary water which is also a plus because I always forget mine. I totally recommend training There!

Yoga with Denelle
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Micaela K.
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I stumbled upon Denelle’s class and, for the first time since moving to Denver, felt like I was home. Denelle’s style is grounded in yoga theory with sequences that are meaningful, creative, and challenging without feeling like an aerobics class. Each movement and pose that Denelle chooses for her class has a purpose. Denelle’s love for yoga and her students is so clear, and it is contagious. After each class I attend with Denelle, I feel physically strong, mentally clear, and emotionally connected to the world around me. With humility a heart full of gratefulness, Denelle shares love and wisdom with her students. I’ve taken dozens of yoga classes that take students through the marriage of poses and breath. Denelle takes her classes to another level, infusing them with purpose and urging students to grow and explore through the movements of their practice.

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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 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.

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.

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.

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