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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.

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.

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.
Reviews for Noe Valley fitness personal trainers
Jin Z.
I have been training with custom fit studio for a few months. I enjoyed with my personal trainer and have gained more muscles and got more fit.
Custom Fit - Personal Training & NutritionCustom Fit - Personal Training & Nutrition
Jenn K.
David is a great trainer! He is extremely knowledgeable and experienced in matters relating to personal training, human anatomy, exercise physiology and nutrition. He will assess your fitness level and customize workouts to help you achieve your goals. Also, very punctual, responsive and flexible with scheduling.
David ScottDavid Scott
Thumbtack Customer
Zach is the best personal trainer. He's super knowledgeable about fitness, and really takes the time to get to know you and customize a complete workout plan that meets your needs. His approach is more than just losing weight and gaining muscle he will teach you a new way of approaching fitness. He constantly inspires you to do your best. I highly recommend training with Zach you will not be disappointed.
Revolutionary Health Personal TrainingRevolutionary Health Personal Training
Thumbtack Customer
Evan's a fantastic personal trainer. I've been working out with him for about five months, and he's helped me make more progress on strength training than I ever had before. Evan developed a training program suited to my needs and was really attentive in helping me find the right gym and right equipment to train with on the days that I'm not with him. He also made some recommendations to make sure my diet was conducive to muscle gain. Evan is also super knowledgable; whenever I have a question about a certain exercise he's recommended, he has a good answer for me, stemming from his years of experience in fitness. Overall, I'd definitely recommend Evan for whatever fitness goals you're working on. He's smart, professional, and detail-oriented, exactly the traits that you want in a personal trainer.
Custom Fit - Personal Training & NutritionCustom Fit - Personal Training & Nutrition
Thumbtack Customer
Evan is very knowledgeable and his gym is BEAUTIFUL. I unfortunately couldn't continue after my trial session due to a life change (moving to another state) but I HIGHLY recommend his services for anyone looking for a serious custom fit to their personal training.
Custom Fit - Personal Training & NutritionCustom Fit - Personal Training & Nutrition
Thumbtack Customer
I had Maria come into my office's gym in SF for personal training. I'm pretty out of shape, and I wanted to get back into it. Her sessions are 1 hour long, and she doesn't cut it short. Very patient and will modify her workout to your fitness level :)
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Tiffany P.
Sam is a personal trainer whose very knowledgeable and an expert in fitness and meal prep. I was skeptical about the whole online process but right from the start it was very simple and straight to the point. Sam was very tentative to my needs, wants and fitness goals. He continues to keep my workouts fun, exciting and creative, working around my busy day to day schedule. Thanks Sam!
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Andrew Y.
My first few sessions with Custom Fit have been awesome. I had a great first consultation where I got to develop my fitness goals while learning more about how to maximize my experience with a personal trainer. I’m now in full swing and really enjoying the sessions and how I feel afterwards. Looking forward to keeping this up weekly and seeing the results!
Custom Fit - Personal Training & NutritionCustom Fit - Personal Training & Nutrition
J. Z.
I've been working with Evan and his team for quite some time now and would definitely recommend them to anyone. I've worked with several trainers in the past at other gyms or studios but have to say this has been the best experience. It's obvious all of the trainers here know fitness and teh facility is top notch. It's a very welcome and low key environment. I've seen several people in their 80s train here which has been great to see! It's never too crowded and only personal training. Would definitely recommend to anyone needing instruction on weight training or looking to get into shape.
Custom Fit - Personal Training & NutritionCustom Fit - Personal Training & Nutrition
Thumbtack Customer
Evan is great personal trainer! My core is the strongest it's ever been, which has helped me tremendously with my horrible posture.  I initially took him up on his introductory offer and have continued training with him since. He's extremely knowledgeable about fitness  and really cares about your goals. He seamlessly incorporates exercises, nutritional advice, and fun conversation into every workout.  I would definitely recommend him.
Custom Fit - Personal Training & NutritionCustom Fit - Personal Training & Nutrition
Thumbtack Customer
I've spent years trying to find the right personal trainer in San Francisco. SF, land of health and fitness! You'd think it would be easy. Not so. Until I met Aaron and his team. He's the perfect combination of experience, knowledge and caring. I'm achieving all my goals and look forward to every session. He keeps it fresh and interesting. And always, personally rewarding.
TRAINER San FranciscoTRAINER San Francisco
Thumbtack Customer
I have had Personalized training from Evan and he has been outstanding. He tailors the workout routines according to your fitness level and also is very conscious of your injuries. I had a ACL surgery on my knee a couple of years back and he was very mindful of that and making sure that I don't injure myself. He also gave me good nutrition guidance which I did not have before. That along with the workouts have brought considerable change in my fitness level. He is very motivating and good at pushing you by the right amount. I would highly recommend Evan to anyone looking for a personal trainer.
Custom Fit - Personal Training & NutritionCustom Fit - Personal Training & Nutrition
Thumbtack Customer
I started training with Evan over a year ago to get in wedding shape. I've had a few experiences with PT in the past, and I immediately recognized Evan has a consistent and effective approach. He focuses on building core strength through increasingly challenging and varied routines. My wife and I co-trained with him and collectively both of us got below our target weight well before our wedding. Evan is a pleasure to train with, personable, yet focused on form and your feedback on aches and pains. I've continued to train with him in the months after our wedding as I've found a side benefit of the core strength has been significantly less back pain. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Evan as an excellent personal trainer for a wide variety of fitness goals.
Custom Fit - Personal Training & NutritionCustom Fit - Personal Training & Nutrition
Stephen W.
Anthony is an incredibly talented trainer (and great guy). For anyone who has ever been on the fence about an investment in personal training, let me tell you this; DO IT. After training with Anthony for 2 months my investment is paying off in spades in the way of improved fitness, muscle mass (I want to get stronger and bulk up), energy and confidence. I've tried getting in shape on my own and working with other trainers in the past (mostly unsuccessfully), but since starting to train with Anthony my experience (and results) have been very encouraging. Anthony is a truly superb trainer, and I’m continually impressed by his knowledge, professionalism, commitment to clients and amazing attitude. On top of that, God’s gym is a very special place. I’m lucky to have found a gym with such a positive, nonjudgemental atmosphere that at the same time has such a committed and experienced staff. I’ve done 20 sessions so far and I’m about to sign up for another 20. It’s worth every penny!
Anthony Navarro FitnessAnthony Navarro Fitness
Thumbtack Customer
I've been training with David for about 5 weeks now. I decided to train with David initially because I felt like he listened to my goals and he sounded like he had a lot of experience. He was the first person I interviewed but I remembered that he was the most humble and down to earth, and I had a feeling I'd be comfortable training with him. All the men trainers I interviewed talked to me like I had two brain cells, and I found David to be the most up front and honest. My goal is to lose weight, tone up and to strengthen my left shoulder for outrigger canoeing. So far, I am noticing a huge difference with my left shoulder. Its stronger and it no longer bothers me when I go paddling or perform certain exercises. Its still not 100% in strength but has gotten a lot stronger through training. All our sessions are pretty different and varied. I never know what to expect from David, which is good. I get bored at the gym because I love the outdoors, but David keeps it interesting. David pushes me when he thinks I'm slacking off, which often times, he is mostly right about.... I need someone to push me or I will slack off, which is probably a good reason to hire a trainer. David goes out of his way to make it work for his clients. He genuinely cares about his clients and loves what he does. I can tell by the excellent service he provides for his clients. My personal belief is that its important to practice what you preach, and David is a trainer that is in great physical condition, and knows what he is doing. I personally did not want to hire a personal trainer at the local gym that looked like they needed training themselves... I highly recommend David as a personal trainer. Due to his diverse background, I believe he would be a great fit for many.
David ScottDavid Scott
Andrea H.
I've met with Todd for about 2 months. He shows up at my apartment at 5:15am for personal training sessions and is always on-time. Todd is professional, helpful, very knowledgeable about nutrition, and makes sure to coach and encourage you through your fitness journey. He is also very receptive to changes you suggest (i.e. more focus on different parts of the body, etc.) so that your workouts are tailored to you and your goals. I've very much enjoyed working with Todd. Hire him!
Todd Fitness Personal TrainingTodd Fitness Personal Training
Thumbtack Customer
Baron is an exceptional personal trainer whose passion for health and fitness is inspiring. I've been training with him for the past 5 months and each session is so much more than just a killer workout. He challenges my mental limits by pushing me beyond the edge of my (perceived) physical limits. He thoughtfully fine tunes his extensive knowledge of fitness / body mechanics in order to meet specific individual needs. He is very patient with me - and if a new technique seems intimidating, he will take the time to explain and answer any of my questions. One of his many skills is knowing how to push without being "pushy" - to motivate without being demanding. And he always knows exactly what I need to hear to get me through the "I can't" moments. Baron is professional, engaging and genuinely cares about his clients' success. I highly recommend him.
Top Tier FitnessTop Tier Fitness
Thumbtack Customer
I first started my fitness journey after learning my body fat percentage had hit a personal high of 27%. It was then I decided to make health a priority in my life and start taking exercise and nutrition seriously. I signed up for Thumbtack and put out a request for a trainer near my home. John was one of the first to respond. We spoke on the phone about my goals and then scheduled a free consultation where we practiced a few basic movements and took my measurements. After our consultation, I committed to 20 personal training sessions. In each session, John tailors exercises with my goals in mind, and pushes me beyond what I think I'm capable of. He is always mixing up exercises to keep things interesting and my body guessing. John has me training with everything from kettle bells and cables, to rowing machines and TRX. In addition to the challenging workouts, John is consistent and reliable. He sends calendar invites for our scheduled training sessions and lets me know in advance if he needs to reschedule. It's now been nearly 18 months since we first started training. I've lost inches of body fat and gained confidence and energy. I look forward to our training sessions and even have my boyfriend hooked on couple workouts with John. :) I cannot recommend him enough for those ready to commit to a healthy lifestyle.
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