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Top 10 Boxing Instructors near Hayward, CA

Top Pro
4.9
from 70 reviews
4.9
(70)
GREAT VALUE
  • 33 years in business
  • 192 hires on Thumbtack
"Anthony is awesome. He has great communication, designs tough yet effective workouts, always has a positive, upbeat attitude (even when under the weather!), and he is incredibly supportive! The gym is unique in that it doesn't feel like one of those massive 24 Hour Fitness behemoths that lack in the community department. God's Gym is very community oriented. Everyone supports one another, and it is really nice to see familiar faces every time I'm in the gym. The trainers want you to succeed and are not just in it to collect money. They legitimately want you to reach your goals, and that gets me through the grueling workouts 3 times/week. The equipment might seem obsolete at first glance. However, this is the kind of gym I imagine hardcore, loyal bodybuilding athletes go to train. Rocky Balboa would train at this gym whereas the scary Russian dude would be at Equinox (Rocky wins the fight in the end!). If you are looking for a no-frills, authentic gym experience, God's Gym is definitely a great place to go. I have only been training at this gym, but I look forward to sticking with it in the long run. Plus, they offer multiple training packages for all types, and it's very affordable. I'll see you at God's Gym! "
$22
estimated cost
Top Pro
5.0
from 14 reviews
5.0
(14)
GREAT VALUE
  • 3 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
"Training with Dante has been amazing. Not only does he assist with our fitness goals, he also ensures that we eat the right food by providing us custom nutritional plans. He is knowledgeable, motivating, funny, and most importantly, he makes working out enjoyable. We always have a good time there. Now we are only two weeks in and we are already seeing some early results! Highly recommend!"
$50
estimated cost
Top Pro
4.9
from 71 reviews
4.9
(71)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 6 years in business
  • 150 hires on Thumbtack
"I just started training with one of Evan's trainers, Omar. He and his staff are friendly, professional, and very skilled. I'm excited to work out here! Also, his studio is really nice!"
$74
estimated cost
Top Pro
5.0
from 27 reviews
5.0
(27)
  • 1 year in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
"Dima is very knowledgeable and professional. He is always positive and very attentive during the workout to help me use the correct form to make each exercise effective and to prevent injuries. He doesn’t give me more than I can handle but he also knows how to challenge me to go to the next level. In the past I have worked out in all different ways, from exercise videos on my own to fitness classes and gym memberships. This is the first time I have had my own personal trainer and I have to say that it’s the most effective workout method of all! I have only been training with Dima for two months and I’ve learned so much and can already notice a huge improvement in my strength, endurance, and energy level. I highly recommend Dima!"
$70
estimated cost
5.0
from 13 reviews
5.0
(13)
  • 10 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
"Holly is one-on-one training with my 87-year old mother to help tone and strengthen muscles, develop balance, and increase mobility. She is sweet and kind and my mother adores her. Holly kindly provided me with her assessment of my mother's strengths and weaknesses after their first meeting and shared her goals for future sessions. I am delighted to have discovered her."
$80
estimated cost
Top Pro
4.9
from 12 reviews
4.9
(12)
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
"Gretchen is very pleasant and encourages you through out the training session."
$67
estimated cost
4.9
from 10 reviews
4.9
(10)
  • 5 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
"Adam is a absolutely a great trainer! He is very experienced in variety of physical training as well as nutrition. It was pleasure working and Highly recommend Adam!!"
$60
estimated cost
5.0
from 10 reviews
5.0
(10)
  • 2 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
"Will is by far the best trainer you can get!!! Before training with Will my work out time bad been last on my priority list for years and I was least happy w/ my fitness level. But Will's professionalism, great skills and fun attitude turned it all around for me. His passion and enthusiasm for improvement were so catchy that all the hard work he had in store for me was easy and fun. :) Will's gone above and beyond every time I needed something. I felt treated like a friend not like a client! Will has strengthened my body, mind and will power. I now work out 4-5 times a week and I'm in the best shape I've been in years. He's the best you can get, just trust his advice and you'll get where you wanna be in no time! ;)"
$55
estimated cost
Top Pro
4.7
from 34 reviews
4.7
(34)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 4 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
"John is doing a great job training my 12 year old son who competes in travel baseball. My son really enjoys his sessions and his fitness is improving everyday."
$67
estimated cost
5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"Ron is an awesome trainer and great guy! He challenges you without being intimidating and is actually interested in getting to know you and your needs, then adapting his training plan very specifically to you. He was consistently switching up my workouts to give me variety, as that was one of my main reasons for deciding to invest in personal training. Ron also made it a point to fit me into his schedule, even coming in on his days off to make sure I was able to get my workouts in. He genuinely cares about your well-being and wants to make you better. I also appreciated his always positive attitude and clear motivation for a healthy, active lifestyle. Highly recommended for any health and fitness needs!"
$58
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 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.

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.

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.

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