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Top 10 Affordable Personal Trainers near Bakersfield, CA

5.0
from 9 reviews
5.0
(9)
GREAT VALUE
  • 2 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
"I went in for my consultation with Mathew and he was really easy to work with. He takes the time to get to know his clients and motivates them to want to get better. He has a professional demeanor and is a well trained personal trainer. I look forward to working with him in the future."

$35

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5.0
from 9 reviews
5.0
(9)
GREAT VALUE
  • 23 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
"Kern County, IN MY PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AS A HEALTHCARE PROVIDER, just received the BEST, INEXPENSIVE, COMPREHENSIVE, IDIVIDUALLY DEVELOPED, HIGHEST EDUCATED AND EXPERIENCED TEAM IN THE STATE. I first came to The Fitness Doctor PT in Venice Beach CA, Brandi & Dr. Drake, in January 2013 when they were running their annual New Year's Resolution Promotion. I didn't think it was possible to get exceptionally affordable training combined with a Fitness Manager and Trainer with a Ph.D., personal trainers who had at least a Bachelor degree and top National Certification along with excellent, knowledgeable, diverse and fun workouts Acheiving MY GOAL of 24% FAT LOSS bringing me to 18% by losing 61 lbs of fat and gaining 10lbs of lean body mass, increasing strength, energy level, flexibility, and body sculpting of my arms, abs and hips as well. At first I only had to train 3 days per week with a trainer for 50 minutes combined with a 20 minute prescriptive warm up based on my goals and 20 minutes of moderate fat burning cardio afterwards which I was taught so I wouldn't need to pay for 1.5 hour sessions while modestly changing my diet. Then when ready to bump it up to the next level I added 2-3 days of moderate intensity prescribed homework that was easy to follow and do alone or with a family member trying to be a good influence which incidentally got them to sign up for a PT program of their own. I can't believe I'm 48, in the best shape of my life, and getting there was affordable and the only challenge I had to face was not giving up on their vision for me to reach my maximum yet realistic potential. Lastly, being able to fit into my pre-pregnancy clothing, though out of style, couldn't feel better. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND and Thank The Fitness Doctor!! Sincerely, Sara Brokaw"

$30

estimated cost

5.0
from 7 reviews
5.0
(7)
  • 5 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
"I enjoy the private gym appeal and personal training that I receive. The attention given to each individual to obtain their personal results is rewarding."
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5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 12 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"Amazing instruction.....using various equipment which made it fun. Phil really catered to my personal fitness needs."
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5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
"I enjoyed having Joseph as a personal trainer. He made sure to explain every workout thoroughly and the areas of the body it would affect, as well as provide a demonstration and clarify any questions I had. He worked around my schedule and made the experience enjoyable!"
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5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
"Coach Jennie has been an amazing inspiration. She truly cares to help you reach goals. It has been a blessing to have her in my journey in Crossfit. I have been more confident in my lifts having proper coaching especially in form versus going into a workout and hoping not to get injured. Thank you Jennie for being uplifting to us women who want to improve our physical and mental strength. "
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4.8
from 5 reviews
4.8
(5)
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"I have been working with Dana for several months now. I am over weight and have difficulties doing certain exercises and she has worked with me to do alternative exercises that work out the same muscle. She pushes me when I just don't want to go to the gym/box. She knows what it's like to be "over weight" so it makes it a lot easier to listen to what she has to say! I would highly recommend her for personal training!! ❤️"
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5.0
from 9 reviews
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IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 10 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
"Amazing trainer, very patient and knowledgeable in her field. Works with you every step of the way and helps you achieve your goals"
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5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
"Melba is the epitome of a motivational speaker. I have tried diets before, but now I realize I was reaching for the wrong goal. After her presentation, I realize my objectives should be healthy eating and life style change. Melba didn't just talk the talk, she walked the walk (literally, showing how she lost weight and sometimes walk out her shoes). Her knowledge about weight loss and getting healthy is so apparent. I was so inspired and motivated by her that I ordered my book within days of her lecture and was anxious to start before my book came. I never thought I would be drinking anything green, but the recipe with the fruit helped me. I actually enjoy the green smoothies now. I lost 7 lbs during my first cleanse. This was excellent for me. Once I got the book, I read it twice and still refer to it. Melba was a godsend, because I need to get healthy and get off diabetes and high blood pressure medicine. She shared info about the support you can get online and that is very useful info. I started my second cleanse on 9/19 and I pray this one will be successful also. I believe things happen for a reason, I was supposed to meet Melba on August 27, 2016."
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4.9
from 18 reviews
4.9
(18)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 8 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
"Justin is one of the most knowledgable personal trainers I have had the pleasure of getting to know and learn from. As a professional in the health field it was important to me to work with someone who understands the physiology of the body and could accommodate to my individual needs and goals. Justin is highly relatable and took the time to listen to and get to know what was important for me to achieve. Unlike the work of many other trainers I've seen, Justin had my best interests in mind at all times and was excellent at tailoring a client-specific program for diet and exercise that is unique, especially for me as a vegetarian. I have been active as an avid runner and did not need to make a drastic change, but I wanted a new challenge for myself to get stronger with strength training and he provided that. I felt myself getting stronger after just several weeks of working with Justin and that carried over into my work with my patients. At every session he was encouraging, motivating, varied the type of exercise, and safely forced me to push myself to a point I didn't think I could. He was accommodating to any minor injuries I had and adjusted the exercise regimens around them. Justin will provide the tools necessary to get to your goals, which you will, as long as you put in 100% effort on your end. It's hard work and he's with you along every step of the change. I highly recommend him to anyone at any point in their fitness journey! Had I not started training for another race I would have continued to work with Justin. I continue to implement the information learned from Justin in my daily life as I see fit and am extremely thankful to have had the pleasure to have him as my trainer. "
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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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