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Sparta Academy
4.9
from 73 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 122 hires on Thumbtack
Jillian P.
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I am an athlete at heart and I found myself completely unhappy with my body and health about a year ago. After trying to work on my self esteem first, I decided in September it was time to get back into fitness like I had been my whole life. I came on thumbtack and scheduled meetings with five different trainers. I met with JJ first and cancelled the rest before I even had a workout with him. Honestly I hired him only based off of his personality and game plan for for getting me back into shape. He literally is one of the funniest people I have met. However he doesn't mess around when it's time to work. And each workout I find that he can push me to limits I didn't know I had. I have lost 24 pounds so far but have become so much stronger and healthier. We weight lift, do cardio, and he has taught me personal defense. I was skeptical paying money to get fit but I'm investing in my health and it truly makes me happy. (He is going to make fun of me for getting sappy on this but whatever he deserves it)

  • 35 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
Madeline S.
Verified review

You know you have a good trainer when you leave your first (free) session feeling a confidence and a preparedness that you never knew you should have. Vinny is the type of teacher who makes sure you get the most value out of every lesson by teaching you how to "flow" with your movements so that it becomes innate and personal to you and whatever situation may arise. Every time I leave I feel stronger, sharper, smarter and more confident in not just physical self defense but your overall attitude. Not only is Vinny obviously experienced and a great teacher who makes you understand but he is a really good person too. I highly recommend him.

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fitnfight
4.8
from 26 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer M.
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Margo is a great trainer and really caters to the results you want to see. He makes working out fun. Highly recommend for anyone who wants to learn self defense skills and wants healthy long lasting results.

Fit by Rose
4.7
from 14 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa E.
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i have been working with Rose for close to year. when i submitted my quote request, she was the only individual of the 5 responders that actually took the time to read the request and respond specifically. all of the others submitted automatic responses. i have fibromyalgia and, 3 months after i began working with Rose, was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer. the fibro is a nightmare & the bc surgery & treatment has made it 10 times worse. if not for Rose's work, i truly believe i would have lost my livelihood and gone underwater in my life. she has not only strengthened my body, but is well-versed in nutrition and has guided me towards major changes in my diet that enable me to cope with my illnesses. friends, she saved my life. if you're seeking a non-self-absorbed personal trainer who knows her stuff and is deeply serious about health, she's the one for you.

Jorge Merlos
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Roberto M.
Verified review

I take a self-defense/kickboxing class with Jorge twice a week. He's an amazing instructor, able to teach practical self-defense and kickboxing concepts while giving me a great workout! The power, speed, and technique of my kicks and punches have improved drastically since training with him. Jorge, thanks so much for your guidance and knowledge. Let's hit those mitts again soon! You rock!

Reality Combat System
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Adriana D.
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If your looking for a great place to learn self defense techniques with professional instructors this is a great place to attend. Carlos and Omar work with you step by step until you understand the method they are teaching. They make you feel comfortable during training and put you in real life situations. The coaches pay attention to detail and correct you. This place is AWESOME..I would recommend RCS to anyone!

OC Practical Self Defense
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Doug W.
Verified review

Mr Hall came into my studio to give a self defense demonstration to my students. The lesson was educational and very detailed. He did an excellent job explaining the concept of each applications. I walked away learning quite a bit in only 1 session.

Personal Defense Associates
4.7
from 7 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

We had a great experience with Personal Defense Associates. Robert was timely, professional, friendly, and overall did a fantastic job! We will definitely be calling Personal Defense Associates for any of our other needs. Thank you again! ​

Absolute Self Defense
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 50 years in business
Michael M.
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Master Robert Bombalier of Absolute Self Defense is a representation of unbridled professionalism in every sense of the word. While other schools of martial arts may focus on basics, sparring, or endurance testing, Master Bob's versatile knowledge of varying styles combines to create a more extensive and practical understanding of modern self-defense, as well as a better method of learning and practicing the martial arts. With an extensive knowledge of kinesiology, Master Bombalier has the unparalleled ability to fine tune your self defense training to a personal level. Robert Bombalier's teaching style instills lessons of respect, discipline, and beneficial personal development through all aspects of life. For me, starting off with martial arts as a young child, and continuing to study the ways of self defense into young adulthood, I can certainly say that Master Bombalier's influence and guidance in my training remains impeccably beneficial. For example, an extensive amount of my training went into dealing with anxiety, controlling fear, and handling my day to day struggles with asthma, of which all I have been given the chance to manage thanks to his service. In my time with Master Bob, I have watched as people from all walks of life come together to learn how to strengthen themselves in the realms of self defense, prepare themselves in case of emergency, and most importantly better themselves in the process under the guidance and instruction of this professional martial artist. Martial arts requires key, inherent characteristics of those in participation including effort, etiquette, character, sincerity, and self-control, and no-one I have ever studied under embodies these beneficial qualities more than Master Robert Bombalier of Absolute Self Defense.

Miguel Angel
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Zhanna M.
Verified review

I completed the course Escape to Gain Safety with Miguel and I feel so good about it! I feel stronger and more confident that I can protect myself. Self defense isn’t just good for ladies, I saw many men in the classes that were strong but needed to know the proper techniques. Thanks Miguel!!!

  • 20 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Paco R.
Verified review

Working out with Adam help me get my self confidence back he's personalized service is above the competition if you looking to fight or just get in shape he's the man to train with

Ron T.
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Very straight forward, real world applications, which is exactly what we need - just get right down to it. We have tried other self defense courses which spend a lot of time on learning discipline and self control (which is great if that's what someone is looking for) but this jumps right in and we're learning real world techniques in the first minute. Highly recommend and looking forward to the next session.

  • 11 years in business
Jason F.
Verified review

James was very professional. I really like his attention to detail and his passion for Jiu Jitsu.

Self Defense Fit Lab Inc.
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Rochelle O.
Verified review

Wow! An hour goes so fast and I get a good workout plus learning Krav Maga. It is a friendly helpful environment that you are only in competition with yourself. Always encouraged to push yourself to do your very best. Lots of one on one because the instructors walk around the students when doing the drills/exercises and make suggestions and corrections as needed. (In Orange county I was charged $100.00 for 45 minutes for a one on one.) They have a wide range of people from children’s classes to adult classes with ages from teens to 70s. The common thread seems that everyone wants to learn Krav Maga, build self-confidence, get stronger and more fit while having fun. Can’t bet that!

SERT Group International
5.0
from 1 review
    George L.
    Verified review

    Mr Sheldon and his associates are a tremedous asset in the field of tactical solutions. Some schools train armchair marksman. With real world professionals, SERT Group grooms effective fighters, while keeping yourself and your teammates safe and ultimately, ALIVE. My recommendation to my colleagues is to always maintain quality, effective training. My yardstick for measuring quality? I get to come home and write about it!

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Kaight L.
    Verified review

    Everything was great! I learned a lot and feel confident in my ability to handle a gun properly in front of camera for filming. The added self defense was a huge bonus! I recommend this instructor. Very knowledgeable and helpful!

    About

    Learn self defense at home. We offer a mobile service. We will come to you and train you in the most effective form of self defense. This is not sport fighting or MMA. It is straightforward, using leverage, timing and distance, kicks , punches, joint locks and the fighting mentality . You learn how to use sticks and knives, as you learn the hand-to-hand techniques. We will need a small room or carpeted area to train in. Private lessons will run about 45 per hr. Similar to krav maga and many other arts as Kung fu San Soo is one of the oldest martial arts in the world. Now contracted to teach class at the community center at 1st st. in yucaipa. It is better if we are training 2 persons at a time. We will train large groups if needed. Price is per person. My experience in self defense is (verifiable).

    About

    Practical experience, pure and simple. I have worked in every realm of personal protection. Over the last 23 years I have bounced in some of the toughest bars as well as been one of the most prominent celebrity bodyguards in the field. I have trained and taught all over the world and I know what works.

    About

    Our services include: - Kodokan Judo - Zen Budokai Aiki Jujitsu - Aikido - Shotokan Karate - Rape Defense - Weapons Defense All are taught in a traditional style. We have 44 years of martial arts experience. We have 6th dan jujitsu, 2nd dan judo, and 3rd kyu aikido ranks. Our classes occur at the Drayson Center Gymnasium of Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA. We provide adult classes (12 years and up).

    About

    Made to be learned quickly most students advance quickly and learn valuable self defense techniques in a matter of weeks. The student will begin to learn these self defense techniques starting with the first class. Successful execution of defending oneself does not depend on the strenght of the practitioner, rather it is the method that is applied. The techniques that are taught are simple, straight to the point and easy to learn. My teaching method is very hands on with a great attention to detail, the student is built up with each class session. I offer quality martial arts self defense training at a reasonable price, more expensive does not always mean something is better. The greatest reward I receive is watching someone grow in the art and gain confidence knowing they can protect themselves. In the class I am very approachable and all questions are answered.

    • 8 years in business
    About

    Body Elite Fitness strives to revolutionize fitness through the dynamic exercises and the extensively detailed nutrition. We aim to provide all our clients with the most knowledgeable personal trainers in the area who suit not only the goals of clients but also the bonding relationship that a client builds with the trainer. With dedication, aspiration, and motivation, anything is possible. We will give you the keys to success to achieve the physique you want. Please see the following for information about the founder: * Name: Albert Oganesian * National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) * Fitness Nutrition Specialist (FNS) * 2010 NPC Pacific USA Body Building Championship (Teen Men), first place * GNC 2009 NPC Pacific USA Body Building Championship (Teen Men), first place * Mr. and Mrs. Muscle Beach 2009 (Teen Men), second place * Muscle Beach Championship 2009 (Teen Men), second place * GNC NPC National California 2010 (Teen Men), fifth place * Sponsored by Muscle Tech Athlete Albert Oganesian a two-time Teen USA Natural national champion who has been in the fitness industry for over five years. He's been in the limelight for quite a while now, coming into the bodybuilding scene and taking it by storm. Albert, being a multitalented athlete, is an expert in Muay Thai and kickboxing. He has been practicing the art of martial arts for 10 years. Coming into the football scene at the age of 15, he played for John Burroughs High for four years as a left guard and a defensive end. Being elusive, cunning, and quick, he got on the field and did his job beyond exception. At the age of 16, Albert started bodybuilding, never thinking he would be anything in the sport. Weighing 145 lbs., he went up to 216 lbs. His first show was the Muscle Beach Venice show. Never thinking how great he would do, he came in as the underdog with no expectations. He went on the stage, blowing the crowds' minds at the age of 16. Even though he took second, he became hungry and got the drive and perseverance to come to his next show and take the win. He never faltered and never quivered. He came to the Teen USA Natural Nationals, hungry for that first-place trophy. Nevertheless, he got what he was hoping and working so dearly for. Taking the first-place win was one of his biggest accomplishments. He went on to win the show again in August of 2010, being the last show he has competed in since. Now, Albert has specialized in bringing the best quality of training to every individual who needs it. Being one of the youngest in the sport, Albert teaches the art or Muay Thai, kickboxing and self-defense. Albert specializes in giving the best nutritional guidance to all athletes to achieve their goals, either to gain or lose weight or build muscle or strength. Utilizing both functional and improvised techniques to give the athlete the best quality of nutrition and training out there, Albert takes pride in the success of his clients and the results he provides. Albert always says that "With dedication, motivation, and aspirations, anything can be achieved, so what's stopping you? It's time to train!"

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