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Top 10 Personal Trainers near El Cajon, CA

Top Pro
5.0
from 76 reviews
5.0
(76)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 16 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
"Rich is the first personal trainer I've had and it's been an awesome experience. He's made me more knowledgeable in how my own muscles work and how to properly maintain the muscle I've gained. He's slowly ramped up the workouts so the difficulty is maintained and I've been able to notice myself getting stronger and having a higher output during exercises. I would highly recommend him! He's extremely supportive and helps you to feel confident in your abilities."

$40

estimated cost

5.0
from 9 reviews
5.0
(9)
GREAT VALUE
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"Bobby has an extensive knowledge of personal training and nutrition! He has been my trainer for over a year and he has gotten me into the best shape of my life. He is also good at training you with alternative movements if you have any injuries or pains in your body. I highly recommend him to be your trainer! If you want a taste of his workouts, check out his bootcamps!"

$20

estimated cost

5.0
from 13 reviews
5.0
(13)
  • 7 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"Cory is the first personal trainer I've ever had, and since our first session together I've been hooked. She listens to your goals and creates a plan that fits for YOU to help you reach them. I have seen so much progress in my body since we started working together, which is such an empowering feeling. I even hit one of my forever fitness goals the other day! She is always quick to respond, uber-punctual, and very professional. You can tell that training is her passion and she really wants to see her clients succeed. If you have any hesitations about affording it - just do yourself a favor and make it work. It's worth it."

$40

estimated cost

5.0
from 6 reviews
5.0
(6)
  • 22 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"I really enjoy having Reggie as a personal trainer. He is the type of trainer who is invested into your goals and wants to genuinely be apart of your fitness journey. He also pushes you without being to aggressive. Each workout pushes your potential for you to be the best version of yourself."

$30

estimated cost

4.9
from 161 reviews
4.9
(161)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 21 years in business
  • 426 hires on Thumbtack
"Before coming to ShapeUp, I had tried to work out and eat healthy on my own. However it didn't work. I had tried personal trainers before, but they became very expensive in the long run. Markshane and his team have motivated me to make myself healthy and are always positive when I workout. I feel great going to workout and better after. It's a great price and an amazing workout everytime!"

$35

estimated cost

5.0
from 14 reviews
5.0
(14)
  • 8 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"Armin is no joke. If you want to work hard, have an infinite number of different workouts that are all challenging, which are designed by a knowledgeable provider, this is your Personal Trainer. Armin has helped me work through a number of different nagging minor problems, all successfully. It's great to not to have to continue the search!"

$35

estimated cost

4.9
from 15 reviews
4.9
(15)
GREAT VALUE
  • 6 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
"I did a 2 week trial with Adam, and in just those 2 weeks I could feel a difference in my body. The Workouts he had me doing were great! From rope slams, Trx cables and Bear crawls, Adam had me doing everything I needed to be loosing fat and gain muscle. He also recommends a dietary plan. This was great, he provided a shopping list and snacks that I should eat during the workouts to get the best results. Adam is a great trainer and he knows his stuff! i would highly recommend anyone who is trying to live a healthier lifestyle to get in touch with Adam. "

$25

estimated cost

4.9
from 14 reviews
4.9
(14)
  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"Sarah has been my personal trainer for the last few months. First and foremost, she's is just a doll but don't let her looks and her sweet demeanor fool you! When it's time to work out, she does not play around. She is very focused, and dedicated. She's aware of my limits, and makes sure that if I'm not able to perform certain tasks, she'll find another solution to target my goals. Sarah has also been extremely helpful with her advice on health and nutrition. I recently asked her to come up with a meal plan. I would recommend her to anyone who's in need of a trainer who is 100% devoted to them!!"

$35

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 21 reviews
5.0
(21)
  • 2 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
"Zack has been my personal trainer for only two weeks and I have already seen a noticeable difference in my appearance as well as in the way I carry myself. I feel stronger and more confident than ever. Zack isn’t the type of personal trainer to put you on trendy workouts and just collect money. He customizes my workouts to fit my specific body, personality, and goals. I’m looking forward to seeing my progress over the next few months"

$40

estimated cost

5.0
from 10 reviews
5.0
(10)
  • 2 years in business
"RESULTS! Have had a few different personal trainers in the past but Geoffrey has been hands down the best!"

$40

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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