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Top Pro
4.9
from 70 reviews
4.9
(70)
GREAT VALUE
  • 33 years in business
  • 192 hires on Thumbtack
"I have had a wonderful experience training with Anthony at God's Gym! He tailors each work out to my abilities, challenges me to incrementally work harder to build strength, but does not push me beyond my abilities or risk injury. Work outs are challenging, get my heart pumping and leave me with the "good" muscle soreness for a few days. There is minimal downtime in the 30 minute sessions, thus there is no wasted time. This contrasts to my experience during training sessions at other gyms. I feel that these sessions are consistently higher yield compared to my other gym experiences. Anthony, himself, is awesome. He is kind, patient, has a great sense of humor. He is VERY encouraging. He provides nutritional guidance specific for your goals. My schedule can be quite variable, and he has consistently accommodated this so that I could make as many training sessions as possible. The entire team at God's gym is very welcoming and supportive. A great environment, and an amazing community that I am now happy to participate in! Also, I would recommend that those considering this gym should not be "turned off" by the name if they are not religious, people of faith, Christian, etc. This is a comfortable and welcoming place for ALL people to train. :)"
$22
estimated cost
Top Pro
4.9
from 71 reviews
4.9
(71)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 6 years in business
  • 150 hires on Thumbtack
"I have been training with Evan for a little over a month-3 times a week for weight loss. On my first weigh-in I lost 8 pounds and inches in various parts of my body! He is AWESOME!!! the sessions are never dull and he keeps me motivated. He has a great disposition- easygoing and friendly. Since I have back issues, he is very cautious and will modify the exercises so that I still get the same benefits. I'm doing exercises I thought I could never do! I initially signed up with Evan for 30 sessions but because he is exceptionally outstanding I have decided to sign up for another 30 sessions. I am very confident that with Evan I will reach my desired weight goal and in addition I will have a stronger core and better coordination. Each training session is unique so I never feel bored. I looked forward to each session because when I finish I feel energized and exhilarated!! "
$74
estimated cost
4.9
from 27 reviews
4.9
(27)
  • 7 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
"My name is Derrick and I am a NBA referee, and ever since I met Xavier I have a deeper understanding about Health and Fitness. He has taking my training to another level of confidence. He has been dedicated to helping me reach the best condition I have ever been in. I would say that he is one of the best trainers out there and I will definitely continue to use him."
$60
estimated cost
Top Pro
5.0
from 57 reviews
5.0
(57)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 18 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
"I have been training with Gerard Pommier for the last 3 weeks and love that he always keeps the work outs fresh with a variety of workouts that keep me engaged and looking forward to the next training. It's never the same boring routine. I have enjoyed his workouts so much in NorCal that he also is traveling to train me in SoCal in preparation for my wedding day. Highly recommend. He's a great person and trainer. "
$100
estimated cost
4.9
from 42 reviews
4.9
(42)
  • 13 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
"I was looking for a personal trainer for my SO as a Christmas present since he was having trouble getting motivated to get back into shape. This was my first time using Thumbtack and by some stroke of luck I found Aaron – he was exactly what I/we needed! Aaron was able to train with him over the course of a few months and was very flexible with my SO's busy schedule. He also was able to meet at a public park near our flat so everything was super easy and convenient (no excuses!) My SO is diabetic so it's very important for him to look after his diet and general health and Aaron definitely helped steer him in the right direction with advice on both diet and exercise. He also pushed him the right amount in terms of physical ability. I think the best part about training with Aaron is that my SO was able to learn a lot about his problem areas (flexibility, etc.) and use those lessons outside the personal training sessions. I would definitely recommend Aaron, he's a nice but tough guy!"
$75
estimated cost
Top Pro
5.0
from 16 reviews
5.0
(16)
  • 4 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
"Shawn is a great trainer! She's personable and makes training fun. She also gives an awesome workout! I highly recommend her for all levels."
$90
estimated cost
5.0
from 11 reviews
5.0
(11)
GREAT VALUE
  • 15 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"I was lucky enough to have Fana Fuqua as a personal trainer. Fana, listened to my goals, created a program that was within my abilities and pushed me hard enough to improve my overall fitness and stamina! She is kind, patient, inventive and very professional. She is acutely aware of body position and would quickly re position me to improve my stance and avoid injury. My sessions with Fana left me stronger and healthier. I would highly recommend her to help you attain your goals and create a healthier you!! One of my favorite takeaways from her training was to be reminded BREATH! It is amazing how often we hold our breath when we are working out! I hear her voice every day in my current workout regime. "
$55
estimated cost
5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Been doing pair training with her for six months, and Ugochi is easily the best personal trainer I've ever worked with. Firm but responsive, always monitoring and moving us on to heavier weights, more complex moves, more challenges. Best of all, she's lovely. Delightful and funny and a joy to work out with, even at 7am. :)"
$65
estimated cost
5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
"When I started working with Contra Costa Fitness it was to increase my core strength so that I could start taking Brazilian jiu-jitsu without dying. I was working out on my own at the gym but couldn't figure out how to maximize my workout and get stronger. Brandon broke my workout down and built me up to a full TRX regimen, basic mobility exercises and taught me how to increase my core strength. At 41, I'm the strongest I've ever been. I'm now a 1 stripe blue belt in BJJ, and I have no plans on slowing down. It all started with Cntra Costa Fitness. Brandon's enthusiasm pours through his work, I highly recommend this service for anyone who needs to change their daily routine for the better"
$60
estimated cost
5.0
from 8 reviews
5.0
(8)
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Jordan and I have been working together for years. He has successfully taken me through stability training, working on my core, posture and flexibility. The training has segued from light weight, high rep all the way to 1 rep maximum power training. I’m strong, lean and injury free, all of which are important the older one gets. I highly recommend him for any training goal, as I have had many."
$75
estimated cost

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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How do I become CPR and first aid certified?

You can earn CPR training and receive first aid certification in a number of ways. Choose an online course to learn the materials remotely and then find a testing location to complete the certification process with an in-person demonstration of your knowledge and skills. Encourage your workplace to host a first aid and CPR training so employees can learn what to do in case of a workplace emergency and how to respond with lifesaving techniques. You may also be able to take a CPR or first aid class in your community. A basic CPR training may run four to five hours. After receiving CPR training, you’ll know how to respond if an adult or a child goes into cardiac arrest or stops breathing. You’ll learn how to use chest compressions to keep blood pumping to a person’s organs, which can keep them alive until an emergency responder can arrive. First aid and CPR training can also include education about how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED).

What is CPR training?

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (better known as CPR) is a lifesaving manual technique that pumps oxygenated blood back into the body’s organs if someone’s heart or breathing has stopped. A variety of CPR training is available to community members, employees and healthcare providers. CPR training may last two to five hours or more, depending on the content and the target audience. During the training, students will learn how to recognize and respond to an emergency situation. There are different CPR techniques for adults and children, but with both you will learn how to determine whether the person is conscious before administering chest compression. During the training you’ll learn chest compression techniques for adults and different techniques for children between the ages of 1 and 8. Students learn how to properly administer chest compressions, when the technique is appropriate and when it is not, and how long you must perform rescue measures. Students also learn what an automatic external defibrillator (AED) is and how to use it if necessary to shock a patient before administering CPR chest compressions.

What is first aid training?

With first aid training, you may be able to help save a life. First aid training can teach people who are not medical professionals how to help a sick or injured person in crisis before an ambulance arrives on the scene. Most commonly, first aid training helps teach you how to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use automated external defibrillators (AEDs).

First aid training can teach you how to respond in a variety of emergency situations, including:

  • Asthma attack
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Burns
  • Choking
  • Diabetic emergencies
  • External bleeding
  • Heart attack
  • Poisoning
  • Neck, head or back injury
  • Stroke
  • Seizure

First aid training classes may be offered by professionals who are affiliated with the Red Cross, which offers online, in-person, and blended training classes. First aid classes are also often offered through local recreation centers, city services, schools, hospitals and private companies.  

What can you do with a first aid certificate?

People with a first aid certificate are trained to respond quickly and appropriately in life-threatening situations. Although a first aid certificate alone isn’t enough to secure a job, it can make you more attractive to certain types of potential employers. When you have a first aid certificate, you’ve proved that you know how to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), use an automated external defibrillator (AED), and handle emergency situations like choking, heavy bleeding, a heart attack or stroke, or anaphylaxis. Most parents prefer babysitters and lifeguards with first aid certification. Many professionals, especially those who work with children, are required to have first aid training, including teachers, coaches, counselors and therapists, firefighters, and social workers. In addition to adult and pediatric first aid plus CPR and AED courses, you can take first aid training specifically designed for babysitting and child care, for health care settings, and for swimming and water safety situations..

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.
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