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Top 10 Boot Camp Instructors near Poway, CA

Top Pro
4.9
from 61 reviews
4.9
(61)
GREAT VALUE
  • 5 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
"I started going to Megan at Every BODY's Fit after trying several other training programs that didn’t work. I stuck to their suggested routines, but I was never able to successfully achieve results. Then, I found Megan and she has adapted my routine to push me to my capabilities. The results are amazing. I have obtained increased strength and weight loss. What the doctors couldn't do, I have achieve the proper exercise and diet. Thanks Megan!!!"

$30

estimated cost

4.9
from 161 reviews
4.9
(161)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 21 years in business
  • 426 hires on Thumbtack
"I have been coming to Shape Up Studio over a month and I'm totally pleased with my experience. I had a horrible experience with a fitness camp prior to finding out about Shape Up. I love that the trainers really focus on you crushing your fitness goals, rather than filling up classes like a lot of other trainers. The initial consultation sold me from the beginning. Markshane ran a series of evaluations on my diet, muscle strength, flexibility etc to see my current position and help me set goals. The facility is clean with updated equipment. (No out of order signs here). The fitness studio feels more personal with trainers on hand to assist you on using the equipment. No long wait to use equipment either as there tend to be only small groups at a time. I love the diversity of the clientele. There are people of all shapes and sizes, fitness levels, age groups and ethnicities working toward their results. I dropped two dress sizes within my first two weeks and I'm enjoying my transformation with each session. They motivate me to keep going and the results help push the bar each week. If you want to be in a positive energy filled environment that makes your health and fitness goals their priority- Shape Up Studio is the place for you! "

$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's style of training is like no other. He's not the yell at you trainer, he's not the clipboard trainer, he's a pure motivator. Rich is an artist in the gym. His training sessions are ever revolving. In the past year, no 2 training sessions have ever been the same. I can't say enough good things about training with Rich, but if you want to change who you are physically for the long term, he's the trainer for you."

$40

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5.0
from 13 reviews
5.0
(13)
  • 7 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"Excellent training program and nutritional plan. Great value and highly recommended."

$40

estimated cost

5.0
from 6 reviews
5.0
(6)
  • 22 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"“Training with Reggie Carter has taken me to fitness levels I could have never reached on my own.” -Brooke"

$30

estimated cost

5.0
from 11 reviews
5.0
(11)
GREAT VALUE
  • 12 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
"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"

$1

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 20 reviews
5.0
(20)
  • 2 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
"Zack is an awesome trainer! As a mother of two and working full time, I don't have a lot of time for the gym. Zack makes our workouts efficient and fun. As a beginner in the gym setting, Zack takes the time to explain the exercise and how to do it properly, making me feel more comfortable for the times I can get to a gym without him. The main reason I enjoy training with Zack is that I feel that he genuinely cares about my success. He always has a lot energy and seems eager to help me hit my goals. Thanks 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
"When I started training with Beany I weighed 246 pounds. I was 45 years old and hadn't really worked out for the last 20 years. I was very nervous and scared. Beany's method of training really worked for me. From day one she always made me feel like I could do it, if I gave my all. She gave me the confidence I needed to get through the hardest workouts i had ever done in my life! She is very creative and comes up with so many different workouts. Her sessions never got boring or monotonous. She also helped me with my nutrition and gave me a lot of helpful tips and suggestions. She is by far the best trainer I've ever had! I truly do feel I could not have done it without her!"

$35

estimated cost

5.0
from 14 reviews
5.0
(14)
  • 8 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
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"Armin is a skilled proficient trainer. An accomplished professional in his trade. He is very versed in all the different training equipment along with a plethora of exercises. He is a great motivator and worked with me to establish shared goals, both long and short term. I look forward to our training sessions and stay motivated to frequent the gym."

$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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