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Top 10 Fitness Trainers near Menlo Park, CA

5.0
from 13 reviews
5.0
(13)
  • 10 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
"Holly is an amazing and well trained fitness trainer ! Holly creates great workouts targeting each person specifically that push you to excel and reach your best fitness level ever, leaving you looking and feeling your best ."

$75

estimated cost

5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Jenene is excellent. She listened to me and modified exercises to make sure my needs were met. She asked the right questions and designed work out to help me achieve the results I was most interested in. She was very quick on responding and always confirmed her appointment day before. I definitely recommend her for people who want a motivational coach who listens to your needs. Her workouts are fun and enjoyable!"

$50

estimated cost

5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"I did lots of research on personal fitness trainers in the south bay area. I found Ron’s website, researched his training program and emailed him in regards to more information. He returned the email promptly and within the week we were meeting and discussing my goals and starting my training sessions the next week. Ron provides a complete package that is easy to follow yet aggressive to the goals that you are wanting. I have been with him for 9-weeks now and he has exceeded my expectations in a trainer. He is there by your side correcting your techniques; assist when needed but never lets you gives up. Each session he challenges you and provides positive reinforcements to keep you motivated. I am moving forward meeting my goals and Ron has helped provide me with that. Great trainer, very knowledgeable and a great mentor for getting yourself where you want to be physically and mentally. I would recommend him to anyone no matter what stage of fitness you are. He has set a great foundation for my future goal. Can’t thank him enough. If you need to improve your health and fitness Ron is your guy."

$50

estimated cost

4.9
from 10 reviews
4.9
(10)
GREAT VALUE
  • 5 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
"Adam is simply outstanding. Having struggled with back problems himself he is very observant and watches me closely to make sure I don’t injure my own weak back. I would highly recommend Adam to anyone that is recovering from injuries or has disabilities. I have been thrilled with my growing strength and fitness. Thank you Adam!"

$60

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 20 reviews
5.0
(20)
GREAT VALUE
  • 2 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
"I have worked with Justin for the last few years. Not only does he assistwith my fitness gos, but he ensures I have my food right by providing me custom plans and works with me on things like breathing techniques, etc. I have enjoyed my experience with Justin and Kula Wellness and highly recommend them both."

$70

estimated cost

5.0
from 14 reviews
5.0
(14)
  • 5 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
"I have never been much of a fitness fan. In fact the idea of getting back into shape after a long time of unhealthy habits scared me tremendously. When I met Ana I was hesitant, but all those fears quickly washed away. Working out with Ana is both challenging and fulfilling. Ana is hardworking, fun loving, and takes a unique and creative approach to her fitness routine. She caters to your specific needs, and goes beyond the call of duty to make sure you produce results all while keeping you comfortable. One quality that is a constant is Ana's reassurance and praise. She will celebrate your successes and stand along side of you while you pass new milestones. Kelsey and Ana make a great team in their immense knowledge of how to treat your body right. They are always helping their clients with the proper stretching and nutritional tips to maximize your workout and produce results. Since beginning my training with Ana, I have no doubt gained more self confidence, but also a lasting friendship."

$75

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 15 reviews
5.0
(15)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
"Benjamin Lim is a treasure !! Very professional and knowledgeable about all aspects of fitness training. Super good bargain too. Ben's technique is based on science, not the usual mumbo jumbo. My fitness level is improving dramatically thanks in large part to Ben, though I do also have other personal trainers. If you can only get one trainer, get Ben. Don't waste your time investigating other trainers. You won't find someone better, especially at that price. In case you suspect this review is unreal or biased, it isn't. I never met Ben until he started training me a couple months ago in my home."

$75

estimated cost

5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"Heather is by far my favorite trainer! She has a very strong knowledge base, has the results to back up what she is teaching, super friendly, professional and adapts exercises to what your body needs. She gives the perfect amount of push (and fun) to ensure you get the most out of your personalized workout! I HIGHLY recommend her for ANY personal training goals from beginners to more experienced and specific workouts!!"

$70

estimated cost

4.9
from 16 reviews
4.9
(16)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 3 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
"Training with Cat is motivational, educational and most of all fun! We work hard, and I look forward to every single session. Cat is incredibly knowledgeable not only in fitness, but also in nutrition and well being. I could not recommend her enough."

$110

estimated cost

5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Hi, my name is Christa and I have been working with Tonya for 3 months. Before working with Tonya, my wife and I hated stepping foot into the gym! Tonya has motivated us and given us a fun and realistic fitness routine that fits in with our busy work schedule"

$75

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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