Find a boot camp instructor near La Mesa, CA

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Top 10 Boot Camp Instructors near La Mesa, CA

4.9
from 160 reviews
4.9
(160)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 21 years in business
  • 426 hires on Thumbtack
"I have been coming to Shape Up Studio over a month and I'm totally pleased with my experience. I had a horrible experience with a fitness camp prior to finding out about Shape Up. I love that the trainers really focus on you crushing your fitness goals, rather than filling up classes like a lot of other trainers. The initial consultation sold me from the beginning. Markshane ran a series of evaluations on my diet, muscle strength, flexibility etc to see my current position and help me set goals. The facility is clean with updated equipment. (No out of order signs here). The fitness studio feels more personal with trainers on hand to assist you on using the equipment. No long wait to use equipment either as there tend to be only small groups at a time. I love the diversity of the clientele. There are people of all shapes and sizes, fitness levels, age groups and ethnicities working toward their results. I dropped two dress sizes within my first two weeks and I'm enjoying my transformation with each session. They motivate me to keep going and the results help push the bar each week. If you want to be in a positive energy filled environment that makes your health and fitness goals their priority- Shape Up Studio is the place for you! "

$35

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 75 reviews
5.0
(75)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 16 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
"Rich's style of training is like no other. He's not the yell at you trainer, he's not the clipboard trainer, he's a pure motivator. Rich is an artist in the gym. His training sessions are ever revolving. In the past year, no 2 training sessions have ever been the same. I can't say enough good things about training with Rich, but if you want to change who you are physically for the long term, he's the trainer for you."

$40

estimated cost

5.0
from 9 reviews
5.0
(9)
GREAT VALUE
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"I injured my back months ago and I am finally recovering, this was my first excercise type thing in a long time... Bobby is awesome and so encouraging! He modified the workout so I was able to participate. It felt so awesome to get to do a boot camp even if I was doing a different version. It was intense yet still fun at the same time. I hope to go again! I highly recommend this boot camp- it will push you but it’s worth it!"

$20

estimated cost

5.0
from 12 reviews
5.0
(12)
  • 7 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
"Since working with Cory, I've lost over 30 pounds and am now more toned than I have been since I was younger. After the birth of my children, getting the weight off was always a challenge. I finally decided to text Cory, and she has helped me immensely. I can't say enough about how much she cares for me and my results, and I'm so happy I texted her!"

$40

estimated cost

5.0
from 6 reviews
5.0
(6)
  • 22 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Whether I’m meeting with Reggie at the gym or my house or beach, he is on time and is very very professional. I recommend anybody to have him for a trainer."

$30

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 20 reviews
5.0
(20)
  • 2 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
"Working out with Zack has been awesome.  In just two months I can already see progress and I have more energy.  He really adjusts the workouts to ensure he is hitting every part of my body.  He has had me workout muscles I didn't even know existed.  Zack always takes the time to explain the workout and ensure I have the correct form to maximize every movement. I also really like the gym as we never have to wait for equipment and all the equipment is brand new.  I would definitely recommend Zack and can't wait to continue our workouts."

$40

estimated cost

4.9
from 14 reviews
4.9
(14)
  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"Sara is the best!!! I can't say enough good things about her classes. Fun, energetic, knowledgeable... Sara has me on the path to my fitness goals faster than I ever dreamed. Can't wait until my next session."

$35

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 25 reviews
5.0
(25)
  • 1 year in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
"I've known Jon for a number of years. I met Jon when he was a student athlete at San Diego State University playing football. He's always been determined to be a personal trainer and there wasn't a droubt in my mind that he would reach that goal. When I learned that he was actually training people I had to see what he was doing. So I started following him on Instagram to see him in action. I was impressed with what he was doing with his clients that I called him up and set up an appointment. He stopped by my office (which I appreciated) and we talked about what my fitness goals and objectives were for training and the next week I was at his training facility training. He didn't go easy on me and he didn't let me slack on any part of my workouts. I thought he would take it easy on me but he didn't and I appreciate that. There were times I told him I couldn't do an exercise and that the weight was too heavy but he encouraged me to do it. And I did it. His positive attitude and patience with me makes him an AMAZING trainer. Not only does he care about your fitness journey but he cares about you as a person. Side note he allows me to have fun (telling jokes and singing) when I workout, while still pushing me to get better and stronger. I would recommend that you give Jon a chance and see for yourself what an AMAZING trainer he is."

$40

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 12 reviews
5.0
(12)
  • 8 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"I have learn so much from Beany beyond health and fitness. When I first joined The Boxing Club, I felt intimated the idea of the "gym." I also pretty much ate without any consideration to my health. I knew I was pre-diabetic so I needed to make a change. I started my fitness journey by doing boxing and kickboxing classes. I finally started to feel comfortable going to the gym on a regular basis. However, I was not loosing weight because my nutrition was still not in track. I joined a 3 month challenge to incentive myself to loose weight. I started to make small changes in my diet and saw small results. A month in to my 3 month challenge, I was introduced to Beany. When we started training, we trained twice a week and I received a meal plan. Beany pushed me to my limits every session. I was pushed to limits I did not know I could even achieve, but Beany believed in me. She motivated and helped keep me on track. It was challenging, but the pounds came off. By the end of the challenge, I lost 6.8 percent body fat and 18 pounds. I came in second place and I was so happy all the hard work paid off. I continued to train with Beany and I ended up loosing a total of 35 pounds. Beyond the numbers, I gained so much for that journey. I learned that I was stronger, mentally and physically, than I thought. I also learned to love and respect my body. Beany helped spark this in me. About a year later, I kept this weight off and continue my health and fitness journey."

$35

estimated cost

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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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