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4.9
from 161 reviews
4.9
(161)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 21 years in business
  • 428 hires on Thumbtack
"Markshane's shape up studio is AWESOME!!! He and his personal trainers take great care and support for each client. I went to Markshane's studio out of shape, overweight, and "afraid" to start working out after so many years of little physical activity. Markshane immediately made me feel comfortable. He is professional, encouraging, truthful, and educated me on nutrition and how the body works with the physical training he has you work thru. Markshane took great care into listening to what i wanted as my goals and is helping me achieve them. All of Markshane's trainers are phenomenal! It feels like a big family there And every trainer comes with so much experience. I have seen results quicker than i ever expected! I am stronger, more toned, and eat so much healthier now. Markshane knows all of his clients on a first name basis and really gets to know you. He keeps in constant communication with me. This was important to me as i know he truly cares about each and every client and their well being versus running just a business. I would recommend Markshanes Shape Up Studio to anyone. You will have to work hard, but the trainers work with you to ensure your safety and to push you so you WILL reach your goals. Everyone is encouraging there. I look forward to each of my sessions and am happy i reached out to Markshane. You will not be disappointed. Whatever your physical goals are, Markshane will get you there!!! "
$35
estimated cost
Top Pro
4.9
from 61 reviews
4.9
(61)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 5 years in business
  • 105 hires on Thumbtack
"I have lost 15 pounds and 20 inches in two months. I had back surgery in the summer and Meagan's training and nutrition was perfect. Karen Joseph"
$30
estimated cost
Top Pro
5.0
from 78 reviews
5.0
(78)
  • 16 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
"Working with Rich was mind blowing! I have always been an athlete but training with Rich took me to the next level. Rich really takes the time to work with you sonyou actually learn how to reach your full potential. It doesn’t matter If your goal is to lose that 10-15 extra lbs or get ready do a bodybuilding competition Rich is the man to go see."
$40
estimated cost
5.0
from 9 reviews
5.0
(9)
GREAT VALUE
"Olly worked with me for an eight week strength training program. In that time, I improved nearly every lifting motion by 20% weight. He was easy to contact if I had a question about a motion or a circuit, and constantly checked in to see how I was doing. He also stayed on me about measuring my macros, something I had never done before but continue to do 6 months later. Great coach, even remotely-- I live in NJ, he's in Cali. He makes it work."
$25
estimated cost
5.0
from 14 reviews
5.0
(14)
  • 7 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
"Excellent training program and nutritional plan. Great value and highly recommended."
$40
estimated cost
5.0
from 6 reviews
5.0
(6)
  • 22 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"“Training with Reggie Carter has taken me to fitness levels I could have never reached on my own.” -Brooke"
$30
estimated cost
5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
GREAT VALUE
  • 1 year in business
"Love that she customized my workouts to do them at home while I have my three kids schedule to work around! She also was able to keep me motivated while even though Im exhausted from not sleeping... she pushes me to get the workout done! She knows how to be motivating yet stern!"
$20
estimated cost
Top Pro
5.0
from 26 reviews
5.0
(26)
  • 1 year in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
"After having an injury related to distance running and switching to a cross fit style workout and getting a lower back injury I was feeling very discouraged. I started working with Jon and could not be happier with the workouts and results. He really takes into account not only what exercises I need to be doing to recover from my injuries, but also what type of training I want to be doing. A lot of trainers will put clients on a plan without considering what the client likes or what type of workouts they would like to do. I’ve really enjoyed progressing with heavier lifts and having the one on one training has been crucial to not becoming injured again. I always have fun with Jon and could not be happier with my expierence training with him."
$40
estimated cost
4.9
from 34 reviews
4.9
(34)
  • 8 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
"Dustin is an amazingly professional trainer that is highly responsive to the needs of his clients and we'll build a custom Training rooting for you based on your specific goals and resources. I met with him this evening at the park and she had me doing several of his high intensity interval routines that's just it my abilities and made it possible for him 2 gauge my aptitudes at this time. The workouts were challenging but not overwhelming and Dustin was very responsive to my needs whenever I was unable complete the set or if I was in pain he was able to switch out the routines to make it more comfortable and always kept a very positive motivational attitude. I'm looking forward to continuing working with him swords my health and athletic goals! To be thorough I am a 37 year old male that is trying to lose 35-45 pounds in body fat and gain a muscular toned physique so we'll see where we can go from here!"
$30
estimated cost
5.0
from 8 reviews
5.0
(8)
  • 2 years in business
"Mike was a great trainer who knows how to get results. He helped me get stronger and fix all my big lifts. He also worked with me on my nutrition and got my training on track. Highly recommend."
$28
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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