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Top 10 Affordable Personal Trainers near Lake Forest, CA

Top Pro
5.0
from 9 reviews
5.0
(9)
GREAT VALUE
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
"Since I've never worked with a personal trainer to help achieve my weight loss goals, I was nervous before meeting with Vanessa. However, her personality and energy is very welcoming and motivating. I could definitely see myself achieving my goals with her guidance. Definitely recommend Vanessa to everyone!"
$25
estimated cost
5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires 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 8 reviews
5.0
(8)
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 42 reviews
5.0
(42)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 11 years in business
  • 230 hires on Thumbtack
"Hiring Kevin as my personal trainer has been the best decision I have made for my health and fitness. Kevin knows exactly how to push you but is mindful of your needs at the same time. He is very knowledgeable and shares his wealth of information regarding fitness and nutrition which has been very important for me. He is also a really good motivator. The combination of fitness, nutrition and motivation that Kevin instills in me has allowed me to finally be successful with the goals I am trying to accomplish. I highly recommend Kevin. "
$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
4.8
from 20 reviews
4.8
(20)
  • 2 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
"With all the BS in the fitness industry with all the personal trainers selling the same cookie cutter program, Issac keeps it real with you working 24/7 with you to get you real results! If you’re serious about making a change in your fitness journey I HIGHLY recommend his service 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼"
$40
estimated cost
Top Pro
5.0
from 31 reviews
5.0
(31)
  • 26 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
"Kathleen is a really dedicated and skilled personal trainer. She has so much experience and knowledge that goes beyond work out planning. She is super careful to make sure I get a great work out but also remain injury free, which a lot of trainers out there, seem to be lacking. She makes you feel at ease right away. She's the perfect balance of personability, ability and challenges me to do my best. I highly recommend her for anyone who values substance over hype."
$65
estimated cost
4.5
from 17 reviews
4.5
(17)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 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
4.9
from 11 reviews
4.9
(11)
  • 14 years in business
"I love this Gym! Very clean and it feels like everyone is family there. Trainers are excellent and they keep me accountable. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this Gym!!!"
$35
estimated cost
5.0
from 10 reviews
5.0
(10)
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
"Franny is my trainer for life. She has an ability to not only listen but she hears you as well. I love working with Her and I refer all my friends looking for her service. Thanks for all your help Franny."
$50
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.

What is kickboxing?

Kickboxing is a type of martial art whose basic moves are widely practiced in personal and group fitness regimens. In combat kickboxing, two competitors fight using four points of contact — both hands and both feet — unlike traditional boxing, where competitors are allowed to use their hands. In competitive kickboxing, opponents must remain standing, and no fighting can occur on the mat or ground. Kickboxing has its roots in Muay Thai and other ancient martial arts. Some elemental moves from kickboxing include roundhouse kicks, back kicks, hooks, uppercuts and more.

Modern group fitness kickboxing is practiced in gyms and workout studios across the country. It draws its moves from combat kickboxing, but instead of fighting with an opponent, participants perform jabs, crosses, punches and kicks in instructor-led, choreographed routines set to music. Personal trainers also incorporate kickboxing moves into workout routines, spending time punching and kicking the bag. These strength-building moves, mixed with high-intensity intervals, boost heart rate and increase strength.

Is kickboxing good exercise?

Kickboxing is great exercise. It works your whole body and really gets your heart pounding. Kickboxing combines upper- and lower-body movements like roundhouse kicks and uppercut punches that boost calorie burning. The type of kickboxing you do will determine how much exercise you get. Kickboxing training that takes place in a martial arts studio will involve kicking and punching a sandbag or sparring with a competitor, both of which will sharply increase the amount of exercise you’ll experience in a kickboxing session. Comparatively, a study by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) found that women doing group fitness cardio kickboxing burned between 6.45 and 8.3 calories per minute, or approximately 350-450 calories burned during an hour-long class. This is roughly what you can expect to burn with jogging or similar exercise, but ACE says that cardio kickboxing offers the added benefits of increased strength and flexibility, sharper reflexes, and improved coordination. Whether you’re training to fight competitively, learning kickboxing as a form of self-defense, or taking cardio kickboxing at your local gym, you’ll get a full-body workout with positive health benefits.

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