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Top 10 Fitness Personal Trainers near Mira Mesa, CA

Top Pro
4.9
from 61 reviews
4.9
(61)
GREAT VALUE
  • 5 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
"I highly recommend Megan for anyone looking to improve their fitness. Megan's personal training had a major impact in my life. I took yoga lessons for her for 6 months. Through her instruction I was able to balance my mind, body and soul. I also literally improved my balance skills which helps out on my favorite activity...downhill longboarding. Megan is extremely dedicated to and knowledgeable about personal training and fitness."

$30

estimated cost

4.9
from 161 reviews
4.9
(161)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 21 years in business
  • 426 hires on Thumbtack
"Working with Markshane and all of his trainers at shape up studio has been the best fitness experience I've ever had. The first meeting with Markshane was a "get to know" you session and I could tell he really cared about me and my goals. When I came in for my first training session after the consultation, I could tell he listened to what I liked and wanted because my favorite exercises were sprinkled throughout the 30 min session. If you are hesitating to begin your fitness journey because you are uncomfortable in your body or with your current fitness level, don't be. The trainers at Shape up studio are kind, compassionate, and really want to see you succeed. I'm really glad I took the first step and started working out here. I have no doubt that Shape up Studio will get me to my fitness goals!"

$35

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 76 reviews
5.0
(76)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 16 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
"Rich has the rare combination of passion and patience not often seen in the fitness and training world. In my many personal ups and downs in my ongoing battle with my weight, Rich was the one trainer who knew how to push me, yet keep things fun and interesting. He never allowed workouts to get stale or repetitive and knew that perfect balance to push you to the limit without breaking you. The best part about Rich is that he is a normal guy's guy and doesn't look down on anyone. He knows how to relate complicated nutrition and training principles to a lay-personwho doesn't understand the first thing about any of it. My only complaint is he no longer is local so I can't train with him anymore! However, I recently lost 40lbs implementing those many little tricks he passed on to me years ago. As I said, he knows how to relate the information in ways that are easy to remember and so that you won't forget. Do yourself a BIG favor and train with Rich today!"

$40

estimated cost

5.0
from 13 reviews
5.0
(13)
  • 7 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"Cory is the first personal trainer I've ever had, and since our first session together I've been hooked. She listens to your goals and creates a plan that fits for YOU to help you reach them. I have seen so much progress in my body since we started working together, which is such an empowering feeling. I even hit one of my forever fitness goals the other day! She is always quick to respond, uber-punctual, and very professional. You can tell that training is her passion and she really wants to see her clients succeed. If you have any hesitations about affording it - just do yourself a favor and make it work. It's worth it."

$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 21 reviews
5.0
(21)
  • 2 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
"Zack is patient, encouraging, and steady - all the qualities you want in a personal trainer (especially for a beginner like me)! I'd highly recommend Zack."

$40

estimated cost

4.9
from 14 reviews
4.9
(14)
  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"Sarah is an excellent personal trainer with many years of experience. She was able to quickly assess my areas of weakness and what I needed to work on to improve my overall strength and health. She makes great, fun workouts both inside the gym and out in the park, and always shows she is genuinely interested in helping. I cannot recommend Sarah enough as a trainer!"

$35

estimated cost

5.0
from 12 reviews
5.0
(12)
  • 8 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"I've been training with Beany almost 5years now,and I believe she is one of the most experienced & committed personal trainers around. I started training four times a week, as part of a group session, I really enjoyed the variety &challenge she put into the sessions & then took several one- on- one sessions as well!! I must be a gluten for punishment. Beany is focused on helping with me achieve my goals, and makes every session challenging (& somehow fun). My fitness has increased noticeably I've seen improvements in my ability to complete more sit ups/core exercises,lift progressively heavier weights& generally push myself harder throughout each session. I find I actually look forward to my workouts. She always insures that my technique is always correct to avoid injuries. To anyone looking to improve their fitness I highly recommend Beany is for you. She will become a great friend too!!"

$35

estimated cost

4.9
from 15 reviews
4.9
(15)
GREAT VALUE
  • 6 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
"Everything was straightforward, I felt no pressure to commit. He is very mindful of my fitness goals and limitations."

$25

estimated cost

5.0
from 14 reviews
5.0
(14)
  • 8 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"Armin is a professional in the fitness field. I’ve met with him once and I really am looking forward to working with him. He is amazingly easy to reach and he will respond within a couple minutes if he’s not occupied. He has several affordable payment plans to offer. He will work with your schedule too. Definitely an excellent Personal Trainer."

$35

estimated cost

Q & A

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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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