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Top 10 Personal Trainers near Carmel Valley, CA

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4.8
from 9 reviews
4.8
(9)
GREAT VALUE
  • 19 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
"This was the best massage I’ve ever had. He was on time, professional, listened to my needs and left me feeling completely relaxed. Definitely recommend!"

$35

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5.0
from 7 reviews
5.0
(7)
GREAT VALUE
"Patrick is the one. If you've found your way to Patrick as a personal trainer I would strongly suggest you look no further. I have been active and fit my whole life. Semi-professional sport when I was younger, always stayed in shape and stayed up with health and fitness knowledge. However, it wasn't until I linked up with Patrick that everything seemed to come together and make sense. He got me into the best shape (inside and out!) of my life at 40. Do yourself a favor and workout with Patrick!!"

$80

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5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
"As a life-long athlete from the age of eight, I’ve worked with many coaches, trainers, physical therapists and fitness instructors over the past five decades and feel very fortunate to have found Ariel. She brings a unique set of skills and talents to her role, including an extensive knowledge of yoga, ballet, cycling, aquatics and Gyrotonic, as well as specialized training in more therapeutic practices. Her keen observation and listening skills allow her to quickly assess what you need to do to build strength, coordination and flexibility and how you can adjust your position and range of movement so that it's easier and more joyful for your body to do what it wants to do naturally. On top of all this, Ariel is extremely empathetic and a lot of fun to work with. What more could you ask for in a trainer?"

$80

estimated cost

5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
"Benton is absolutely one of THE BEST out there! If you're feeling overwhelmed with all the options out there in the fitness, nutrition, and personal training industry then you seriously don't need to look any further. His passion for what he does shows and keeps motivation alive every step of the way! "
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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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5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
"Ari is a great personal trainer, who believes in a well rounded workout regimen. It’s not just about lifting weights. He likes exercises that use the body’s resistance, we use bands, and we also cover certain martial arts techniques and breathing exercises. Ari has a pleasant personality and is always punctual. He has a way of being able to push you to achieve your maximum without yelling!"
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5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"I have been a personal trainer for a number of years. I have been helping others learn how to build a better future and take responsibility for where they are now. You can only successfully move forward if you realize that you are where you are because of decisions you have made. I cover time management, attitude, the food you eat, exercise, and relationship. I focus on bringing peace on where you are now and building something better and different according to your vision on how you would like your life to be. I do require a minimum of 3 month commitment with weekly appointments, either one on one or virtual, but this is a life long journey. I want you to succeed and be happy and proud of your life, if you are ready for that let me know. If you are not considering me, please do not answer this message. Thank you"
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5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 20 years in business
"I had a very enjoyable massage from Christina; she was very professional. She is fun and interesting to talk with. For the money this is a very good deal."
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4.8
from 5 reviews
4.8
(5)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"Jeni is a great personal trainer. She makes it fun while helping me to achieve my fitness goals. "
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New on Thumbtack
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"At Future, we believe progress comes from partnership. That’s why we pair you with a world-class trainer who does all of the thinking, planning, and tracking to keep you fit. Visit us: future.fit/thumbtack"
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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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