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Top 10 Personal Trainers near Dana Point, CA

5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"I love everything about Sarah! She is a well-educated young woman in the field of exercise kinesthesiology and yoga and has a sparkling personality. She is able to design exercise routines to fit my changing needs and modify them on the spot if my body presents any new issues. She is friendly and encouraging and keeps me motivated. If I need to reschedule a workout due to not feeling well, she is always accommodating. For those of you over 60 looking for a knowledgeable and personable trainer who can come to your home to help keep you in shape, Sarah is a gem!"

$28

estimated cost

5.0
from 42 reviews
5.0
(42)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 11 years in business
  • 229 hires on Thumbtack
"Kevin is a Very professional and experienced  personal trainer and a great listener, very important when you want someone to really understand your goals.  I have no hesitation in referring anyone to be trained by him.    I would definitely recommend him!"

$45

estimated cost

5.0
from 22 reviews
5.0
(22)
  • 11 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
"Shoshanna is truly an exquisite personal trainer. She is very knowledgeable and knows exactly how to help me obtain great results! I have received several compliments from friends and family about my new physique! I've always been very active and pretty fit, but she has taken me, and continues to, take me to the next level! I finally feel comfortable in my own skin and am able to rock a bikini with full confidence... and this is saying quite a bit from a mommy of two :)"

$50

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 31 reviews
5.0
(31)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 26 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
"I am honored to write a recommendation for Kathleen Lavin. I recently moved back to San Clemente from the Bay Area. I had a 5 month old baby and my mom struggled with dementia. Kathleen was able to put together a workout program that met both of our needs. Kathleen was very flexible with us as far as a workout schedule. She was always on time or early to set up equipment she planned on using for our specific workout plan. I was most impressed with her ability to change exercises on a dime if needed. As we worked out she shared many exercise tidbits with us that we could do in the days we were not with her. She always made sure we had correct posture and position to prevent any injuries. Within a few weeks we noticed major changes. She made each work out fun. I never felt like I was doing the same thing twice so, I never got bored. She is also a wealth of knowledge in nutrition as well. Kathleen is a genuinely caring person who loves what she does and it shows! I would highly recommend Kathleen if you want an incredible personal trainer!"

$65

estimated cost

4.5
from 17 reviews
4.5
(17)
GREAT VALUE
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
"Jacob trained me for 6 months and this being my first experience hiring a personal trainer, I was nervous about the experience. Jacob made me feel comfortable from the start and what I appreciated was the fact that he took the time to educate me about what the excersise or activity will accomplish. In addition, he performs a lot of different activities at every session so you will never be bored of doing routine training. I highly recommend him especially for first timers. I lost a total of 30 pounds and 10% body fat training with him for the 6 months but most importantly felt good about my fitness once again."

$35

estimated cost

5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
"Kaitei is excellent!!"

$36

estimated cost

5.0
from 7 reviews
5.0
(7)
GREAT VALUE
  • 19 years in business
"As a busy mom and someone who values time efficiency and safety, this workout is truly PERFECT. Its pretty incredible that I can get only 2 workouts in a week and get better results than I did when I was going to the gym on my own 5 days a week. I have been doing this workout for 5 years now and it has completely changed my body composition, helped me get stronger & leaner, helped me recover from injury AND I was even able to do this workout throughout my entire pregnancy and postpartum journey. I love TPW and the trainers are exceptional. This workout has truly changed my life."

$25

estimated cost

5.0
from 15 reviews
5.0
(15)
  • 6 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
"Awesome coach/trainer...helping me become stronger."

$60

estimated cost

5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"I have been working out for years and always been in shape. Once I started with RJ it took it to the next level. He made such a focus on form which made a world of difference. I have had trainers here and there but nothing like this. Super happy with my results."

$50

estimated cost

5.0
from 7 reviews
5.0
(7)
  • 18 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
"I finally found a personal trainer that knows the difference in working a woman's body vs. a man's and Greg Chappel is the guy thats helping me get my body back. He is incredibly encouraging, pushes me but knows my limits as I get stronger. I HIGHLY recommend Greg...plus he is the nicest guy you will ever meet. The small gym atmosphere with a few other trainers and clients is cool too as we are all encouraging each other. Well worth my time and money!! Thanks Greg......"

$45

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 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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