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Top 10 Athletic Trainers near Madera, CA

5.0
from 13 reviews
5.0
(13)
GREAT VALUE
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"My first session with Justin was also my first time going to the gym in a couple of weeks. I used to work out for about two hours a day, 4-5 days a week, until I got too busy with work and school. Training with Justin got me in and out of the gym in a little over an hour, ensuring I had a timely yet efficient workout, hitting all of the muscle groups I told him I wanted to focus on. He is not only knowledgeable in the fields of exercise and nutrition, but is completely confident in being able to implement his own tips into his client’s lifestyle. I would certainly recommend him for anyone looking to change not only their physique, but also their mindset about fitness and nutrition/health in general!"
$50
estimated cost
5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 2 years in business
"I approached Marius about taking on my teenage son as a client. I'd known Marius before this, and knew that his personality was a complete match for my son. Teenagers can be full of excuses and, let's be frank, laziness. At times, so can we as adults. But I needed someone to encourage that teenager to get off the couch, and provide some "Yes, you can do this," and that was Marius. Then, after a couple of weeks, when my son started seeing and feeling progress, Marius increased the workload. But by then, my son KNEW he could do it, and now he's catching up to me! What I like most, is that Marius tells you what you need to hear. This is not always what you want to hear, but if you're paying a trainer to help you improve, you've got to check that ego at the door and listen... and then DO the work. Marius got my teenager off the couch and away from the video games; and now that teenager loves his gym time. That was never something that I've been able to do!"
$50
estimated cost
5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 6 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
"I haven’t had the pleasure to train with Trevor but often meeting with him, I felt secure and comfortable with him and his workout space and inspired!"
$60
estimated cost
Top Pro
4.9
from 43 reviews
4.9
(43)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 18 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
"From the moment she answered my request for a personal trainer, I knew this was my girl. I was really excited to work with her because she just seemed to get me and understand all the changes my body has gone through as a mom. I love the fact that she downloads me with information as to why and how things work the way they do. The studio never has more than a few people at a time training with other trainers and it's super clean. Most times there's no one else but her and I. It's not like a packed sweaty gym with people staring. Becky pushes me to my extremes and I've never worked so hard in my life...but I want it that bad! She's motivating, she checks in on me every few days to keep me accountable, she's informative...and she allows children. I bring my 5 month old daughter with me to training sessions and she watches and cheers me on. I've already lost 5 lbs just following her meal plans and working out 5 days a week. And I've only been seeing her for 2 weeks. I train with her 2 days a week and go to the gym 3-4 times a week. If you're ready to change your lifestyle and need some real help doing so, this is your girl. This is my first time hiring a personal trainer and I just got sooooo lucky. Thanks Becky! You're the best! 😘😘"
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5.0
from 17 reviews
5.0
(17)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 5 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
"Chris is an exceptional trainer. I began going to him in August 2015 and continue to do so. Most of my family also uses Chris for training now also. My wife and son soon followed based on my positive experience and great results. Chris expertise is priceless for any one who is truly serious about getting results. "
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4.9
from 17 reviews
4.9
(17)
  • 8 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
"I’ve been with Kenny for 2 weeks now and he’s great. He works great with my schedule and is very friendly, not like a boot camp. Time flys when training with him. He’s also very understanding and is available anytime I have any questions. Definitely would recommend."
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Top Pro
4.9
from 23 reviews
4.9
(23)
  • 2 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
"I have learned so much about training and dieting than ever before and it's because Christian is so knowledgeable about it. It was great getting the 1-on-1 attention because he helped me correct my form when lifting which has helped me become more aware in order to not hurt myself. If I have a question, I don't hesitate to ask and I appreciate him answering them. He makes it fun and time flies so that helps a lot."
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5.0
from 6 reviews
5.0
(6)
  • 2 years in business
"A truely excellent trainer! Is a perfect combination of diverse training methods, individualed exercises and challenging yet achievable goal setting!! His professionalism, extensive knowledge and enthusiastic commitment to his work and ultimately his clients, provides the perfect scenario for success and sets foundations for a new healthier lifestyle."
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5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"V and I have been working together for a few months now and he's awesome. In a little over the first month I lost 3 inches all over. He knows what he's doing and he does his best to incorporate exercises that his clients enjoy or should be doing to correct issues (i.e. Back pain, shoulder pain, etc) that may originate in other areas. Very knowledgeable. I really enjoy training with him. "
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4.8
from 5 reviews
4.8
(5)
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"Mel is by far the best trainer I have ever worked with. She motivates me and never lets me give up, even when I want to. She's always providing the best workouts and always pushing me "
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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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