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Top 10 Bodybuilding Trainers near La Mesa, CA

4.9
from 160 reviews
4.9
(160)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 21 years in business
  • 426 hires on Thumbtack
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"Over the years, I have had the opportunity to work with several personal trainers and Markshane is the best I have found. The routines are tailored for my body and fitness level and each routine is different. The custom routines, keep you motivated and are targeted for your specific body needs. Markshane is tough, but professional and personable. He takes a special interest in your fitness goals. The recommendation is really in the results and I have seen the results. After just a few weeks, I have lost weight and can see my body becoming fit and tone all over. I am now performing workouts that I did not know I was capable of doing and gaining strength as I watch the positive changes in my body. Shape Up Studio comes highly recommended by me."

$35

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Top Pro
5.0
from 76 reviews
5.0
(76)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 16 years in business
  • 71 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
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"I made about three different appointments with different trainers and Bobby was my first apt . After meeting him I canceled all my other appointments!! I Met with him, he slayed me and had me break a sweat base off workouts of my interests and base off my goals. He didn’t waste no time. He Went right into the start of helping me reach my goals. After, we sat down went over my goals and nutrition plan. I left feeling so positive and great that I canceled my other apts. hands down and without a doubt that this is going to be a great training experience for me."

$20

estimated cost

5.0
from 13 reviews
5.0
(13)
  • 7 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"Cory is a great trainer and all-around great person. Her facility is beyond clean, very well organized and well-equipped. Cory is focused on helping physically and mentally, and I'm very happy I chose her as my trainer."

$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

Top Pro
5.0
from 20 reviews
5.0
(20)
  • 2 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
"I've been training with Zack for the past few months, and I'm so pleased with my progress! I have bad knees, and other trainers in the past have not been able to work my legs without killing my knees. Zack makes every workout intense enough to really feel the burn, without pushing my knees too far. He knows how to push me with each exercise, keep me using correct form, and keep me motivated, all without being intimidating. I would recommend him to anyone who wants a great trainer who will give them results!"

$40

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

5.0
from 12 reviews
5.0
(12)
  • 8 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"Beany is the best and so great at what she does! I love working with her because you can truly see the strength in her workouts and how strongly she carries herself. I’ve been working with her for awhile now and am so thankful to have met her. Not only did she get me into working out, staying healthy, and taking good care of myself, but also building a strong drive and focus that positively influenced my work and personal life. Not many trainers can make that kind of impact and impression! I wouldn’t want to work with any other trainer than her in San Diego! See you soon!"

$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

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

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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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