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GREAT VALUE
  • 2 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
"I will be the first to say that I was very prideful and refused to ever go to a gym. Didn't really like all the people and also felt it was unnecessary to pay but working with Mario changed my perspective. Mario took me back to school and taught me the importance of a balanced diet (tracking food which I still need to work on) mobility stretching and proper technique. We aren't always doing the same workouts and many of them are fun."
$45
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5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"I started working-out with Austinn about 2 weeks ago and I am very pleased with the style and quality of his workouts. Every day we are doing something different and he explains each exercise to me before hand. Austinn is very attentive to body form and speed, correcting me throughout each exercise. I would recommend Austinn to anyone."
$25
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5.0
from 13 reviews
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GREAT VALUE
  • 11 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"I have been working out with Peter for over 5 years. In that time he has helped me change my body, my strength, my flexibility and my understanding about body alignment. Our workouts are not all about how much I can sweat -- they are about what my body needs (be it cardio, strength training or stretching) and he has helped me to understand the importance of consistent movement --even on the days when working out feels hard. He follows up with me after workouts to see how I am feeling and he checks in during the week when we are not together. Peter goes the distance to ensure we get our time in each week -- even when the schedules get a little crazy. I feel I am in good hands with Pete. His energy and enthusiasm during our workouts make the time fly. "
$60
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5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 1 year in business
"Great trainer, very friendly and kind. Highly recommend!"
$75
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5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
  • 12 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"I started with Leslie 5 years ago, I wanted more strength training, started just once a week, moved to twice a week, now three times a week! She always makes it interesting, she is extremely aware of doing things right, she pushes me but is careful that I remain injury free! She works with my issues and has fixed most of them! She really knows what she is doing and is totally committed to making her clients the best they can be. I feel blessed to have her expertise working for me!"
$75
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5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"We are taking our time in getting to know each other and our last workout was great! I am grateful for her willingness to come to my home and feel confident that we will settle into an excellent routine. Noreen is very nice and seems to be a wonderfully compassionate and understanding person. She certainly wants to be of help to me and she is!"
$80
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5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 4 years in business
"Love Joshua! Lost 34 pounds and counting!!!!!! Diet plan is easy to follow!!! And I love how he has his own gym!! Great trainer! 💪💪💪"
$40
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5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Hi I've been a personal trainer for the past 23 years I've worked for several big box companies. I'm well-versed in anatomy and physiology, and proper biomechanics. I love sharing the knowledge and experience that I've accumulated over the years for individuals such as yourself that are trying to make a change for the better and long lasting."
$35
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5.0
from 34 reviews
5.0
(34)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 8 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
"Eric is a trainer for my daughter. His is assisting her with conditioning and weight loss. He is very professional, mixes up the exercises to make it interesting and effective, is always punctual, knowledgeable and EASY to work with. I would highly recommend him."
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5.0
from 5 reviews
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(5)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 29 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"Honestly, Lisa is the best trainer I have ever used. She understands the body thoroughly and when I had problems with my knees she knew just what to strengthen. She is also proficient in yoga and nutrition as well as weight workouts I highly recommend Lisa for all of your fitness needs"
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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 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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