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Oceanside Personal Trainers

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  • 21 years in business
  • 428 hires on Thumbtack
Sheri R.
Verified review

I have been a member of Shape Up Studio Personal Training and Markshane Malone for over 2 years now and have never felt better! I know I can always call/text him when I have any questions at all. All of the staff at Shape Up Studio has been amazing throughout my weight loss journey! And the new updated gym is out of this world! You won't be disappointed if you choose to go here!

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Visualize Fitness
5.0
from 78 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chris B.
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Rich was such an amazing investment in my life. I was 60lbs overweight and needed motivation and expert guidance to get this fat off! I am an ex college football player and figured I knew how to workout but just needed that push. So, I met each through a friend and let's just say what I thought I knew, I didn't. He showed me so many different exercises and the proper and safe way to reach my goals. His routines were ever changing and he kept it fun. His personality is great, he truly becomes your friend and coach. I lost the 60lbs in 8 months and I feel amazing. He truly is a life changer. His mind for training is one of a kind. The way he combines and create routines is something else and I have learned so much from him. I highly recommend him if you're looking for a trainer who will guide you step by step and give you the proper nutritional advice to reach your goals. He is a great person and trainer and you'll have so much fun along the way!

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Every Body's Fit
4.9
from 61 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 105 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Harry J.
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I have lost 15 pounds and 20 inches in two months. I had back surgery in the summer and Meagan's training and nutrition was perfect. Karen Joseph

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Fitness Comes First LLC
5.0
from 41 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 121 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lindy G.
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One of the better decisions I have made for myself. All my long life I have loathed exercise but find myself coming back for more with Jobi's training. He is so knowledgeable about Fitness and health.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ashley S.
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eric cruz is an absolutely incredible trainer. professional, consistent and ALWAYS willing to help. i have been training with him nearly a year and am so happy with my results. i feel amazing, have more energy and my almost weekly occurring headaches have disappeared entirely. cannot say enough great things. give him a shot! he will change your life!

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On the Mat with Allison
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Natalie F.
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I hired Allison to work with me on flexibility and pain management. I have very tight hips and several injuries from running and she designed a program for me that was both safe and effective. Her teaching style is down-to-earth and accessible and she has been very encouraging as I make progress. I highly recommend Allison for her positivity and emphasis on form and alignment.

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  • 26 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Fred M.
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She is very knowledgeable and take the time to analyze my strengths and weaknesses before we start our training..which are very helpful. It's not about how many reps..it's about the posture. I'm tried of getting hurt at the gym. She taught me how to workout safely and effectively.

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  • 9 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chris M.
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I hired Tom initially to get in shape for my approaching wedding in Hawaii, which I then continued for 3 months after as the results were excellent. Tom pays attention to your goals, habits, metabolic type, and physical abilities. His diet suggestions and diversity in workout routines kept things interesting and fun (as fun as working out can be at first!) Tom's knowledge of CrossFit training, weights, and various other disciplines set him apart from your typical 24hr fitness trainer. He was willing to be flexible with my work schedule and was always available for a quick call or text. Tom provides encouragement, support, and puts together a solid plan to achieve your goals. I would highly recommend Tom for anyone hesitant or intimidated by the gym and or initial commitment of getting in shape.

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BRITTFIT SD
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michelle M.
Verified review

I've been doing personal training since 2010 through many different trainers, my all time favorite was with Brittany. I went through a phase where I wasn't conditioned to training, had gained weight and wasn't use to lifting weights. The first time we trained together, I thought it was really weird but she made it of importance about my breathing and posture and didn't just get right back into lifting like I use to. A couple sessions later, I really actually felt a difference because she made it important to recondition myself and make sure that I breathe properly while I train! She not only made me feel physically fit, she was a great person to talk to, and made me feel great while I worked out and constantly pushed me to be a better person. I wouldn't ever want another trainer, and when I'm done with my break from training, Brittany and I are going to be back out there hitting those new PR's!

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Jon Sanchez - Fitness Coach
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
SaBrina W.
Verified review

I've known Jon for a number of years. I met Jon when he was a student athlete at San Diego State University playing football. He's always been determined to be a personal trainer and there wasn't a droubt in my mind that he would reach that goal. When I learned that he was actually training people I had to see what he was doing. So I started following him on Instagram to see him in action. I was impressed with what he was doing with his clients that I called him up and set up an appointment. He stopped by my office (which I appreciated) and we talked about what my fitness goals and objectives were for training and the next week I was at his training facility training. He didn't go easy on me and he didn't let me slack on any part of my workouts. I thought he would take it easy on me but he didn't and I appreciate that. There were times I told him I couldn't do an exercise and that the weight was too heavy but he encouraged me to do it. And I did it. His positive attitude and patience with me makes him an AMAZING trainer. Not only does he care about your fitness journey but he cares about you as a person. Side note he allows me to have fun (telling jokes and singing) when I workout, while still pushing me to get better and stronger. I would recommend that you give Jon a chance and see for yourself what an AMAZING trainer he is.

Colby Lefebvre
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Derek N.
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I did a lot of research on the internet on Fitness Trainers before deciding on Colby and was thoroughly impressed & satisfied with the training program he set out for me. I loved the professionalism of the whole experience; his knowledge, work ethic, the FACILITY & STAFF. It was not a "meat locker" but people with a common purpose working hard to attain it. What I love was Colby was 100% on me in training ... no wandering eyes, answering phone with other clients and NEVER gave me the sense he was board with what he was doing. Always encouraging and keenly aware of what I was going thru mentally as well as physically. Though I have moved out of the area, I still hitting him up with advice and help & he always responds ... he is the man! Try that with some of the other trainers after your contract is up! Highly recommend him to anyone that is serious about their training on ALL levels. I am no pin up model lol. Thanks Colby!

  • 8 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin S.
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I’ve been training with Armin for several months and I’ve been very happy with the progress I am making. When I started with a few goals in mind, he put together a regiment tailored to exceed those goals and has also changed the routines to keep the workouts challenging while focusing on different muscle groups. I have enjoyed having Armin as a trainer because not only does he keep me motivated, but also helps keep me accountable for working out every week and even has helped motivate me to stick to my diet.

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Coach Iwuaba
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Abby T.
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“Amanda Zizzo is a beast! She is tough, competent, determined, and enthusiastic. She’ll push you mentally, physically, and emotionally. Because of her guidance and help, I’ve lost weight, I’m stronger, I have better stamina, and balance. I’m more confident and healthier than before. Amanda, thank you for being you! She believed in me when I didn’t believe in myself. She is one of a kind!” Abby was set up on a two-month program with me and once we started training, the transformation had begun! She consistently worked out 4-5 times a week and followed the plan I had given her. On top of the workouts, she maintained a healthy diet by following her macro count and nutrition guidance. Abby made sure to stay on top of her cardio program as well, which was 3-4 times a week, including some HIIT (high-intensity interval training) cardio. She is so driven, and has put a lot of effort into her fitness journey. She began to have more energy and strength, wore a bigger smile on her face, and had more confidence. With her positive mindset and dedication to the workout program, she has dropped 15 pounds. I am so happy that I could help her with her transformation, and guide her throughout the experience. The greatest part is that this is only the beginning of her fitness journey! We are still training to this day, and she continuously strives to be better. I am so excited to see what goals she can achieve and how far she can go!

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  • 23 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Billie G.
Verified review

Working with John is great! He's very knowledgeable on strength training and nutrition. And he comes right to you! (I can work out conveniently at the fitness center in our condo community.) Also, his price is very reasonable.

FitXcursions
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Ona R.
Verified review

I have worked out in group training classes with Dara for several years. She provides an intense full body workout and keeps me moving and challenged. Dara is very knowledgable, motivating and helped me reach my goals. My results keep me coming back for more!

ELITE CONDITIONING
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Ali B.
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I started working with Jon and Elite Conditioning in January of 2018. I have been an athlete most of life and lifted weights for about 8 years now. I have had a goal to compete in NPC bikini for a few years but put it off while I was finishing school. Then, in 2017 I was in a car accident that left me with ligament damage in neck. I spent a few months rehabbing my neck and then decided it was time to get serious about competing, so I started looking for a coach. When I first met with Jon for a consultation, he went over my training history, my goals, and his background/expertise and how he could help me reach my goals. I decided a few days later to hire Jon and he created a custom plan that would help me get my strength back and build muscle so that I could reach my goal of competing. Every week we check-in and he adjusts my plan for me based on performance and results, and also checks in to see how I feel and if I need help with anything. He's always been available to answer any questions when I text or email him, and he answers my questions in depth. 9 months later I am still working with Jon and Elite Conditioning, and I am 4 weeks out from my first NPC competition. I couldn't have done it with his guidance and expertise and I know that I will be working with Elite Conditioning for a long time to come. #TEAMEC

  • 4 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Vanessa L.
Verified review

I have had a few different trainers before finding Brittney, and I didn’t have a great experience with them. I felt as if the meal plans that I was recieving were pre-made and not really for me. Training with Brittney, she’s provided me a meal plan that works for me! There’s certain things I cannot eat and she makes the point to form the plan around my tolerance and still achieve results. I have lost 10 pounds in two months of training with her AND gained 5 pounds of muscle! I feel amazing. I am still training with her and plan to. With demanding job as photographer, I find it really easy to get the work done and it’s all explain for me in the app. Best trainer I have ever had! Thank you for all your hard work! 5 out of 5!

Bobby's Bootcamp
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Chris H.
Verified review

Bobby has an extensive knowledge of personal training and nutrition! He has been my trainer for over a year and he has gotten me into the best shape of my life. He is also good at training you with alternative movements if you have any injuries or pains in your body. I highly recommend him to be your trainer! If you want a taste of his workouts, check out his bootcamps!

Olly Warner Self Made PT
5.0
from 9 reviews
    Sean T.
    Verified review

    Olly worked with me for an eight week strength training program. In that time, I improved nearly every lifting motion by 20% weight. He was easy to contact if I had a question about a motion or a circuit, and constantly checked in to see how I was doing. He also stayed on me about measuring my macros, something I had never done before but continue to do 6 months later. Great coach, even remotely-- I live in NJ, he's in Cali. He makes it work.

    MD Strength Methods
    5.0
    from 8 reviews
    • 2 years in business
    Jill S.
    Verified review

    I trained with Mike (MD) for over a year at small privately owned Gym. We did one on one training. Mike listened to me and designed programs for me that helped me grow and kept me coming back for more training. He was sensitive to me and my health and fitness situations. I am a 62 year old woman with 2 hip replacements with some bad habits, and have not had a regular fitness plan for a long time. Mike provided me physical and strength training but also offered programs for weight loss, balance, endurance, heart health and more. Mike knew and understood the exercises and how I should execute the movements/workout so I would not injure or hurt myself. He would ask me during the training if I was OK, but he would not let me wimp out when he knew I could do more. I never felt intimidated or embarrassed regarding my lack of fitness. I grew stronger and confident and felt encouraged to come back for the next training. Mike encouraged me to be/do better. I would refer Mike (MD) and his methods and his responsive nature to my friends, family and colleagues. He became my friend. Sincerely, Jill Sattel REALTOR

    Thrive Well
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 5 years in business
    • 7 hires on Thumbtack
    Merrill S.
    Verified review

    Shelley has a wonderful work ethic. Always on time. Has a wealth of knowledge on fitness and nutrition. She helped me get on track with fitness and losing weight. She helps you with recipes and what to eat. Thank you for all your kindness and help. Merrill

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    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    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 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.

    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.

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