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Top 10 Personal Trainers near Poway, CA

4.9
from 161 reviews
4.9
(161)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 21 years in business
  • 428 hires on Thumbtack
"Over the years, I have had the opportunity to work with several personal trainers and Markshane is the best I have found. The routines are tailored for my body and fitness level and each routine is different. The custom routines, keep you motivated and are targeted for your specific body needs. Markshane is tough, but professional and personable. He takes a special interest in your fitness goals. The recommendation is really in the results and I have seen the results. After just a few weeks, I have lost weight and can see my body becoming fit and tone all over. I am now performing workouts that I did not know I was capable of doing and gaining strength as I watch the positive changes in my body. Shape Up Studio comes highly recommended by me."
$35
estimated cost
Top Pro
4.9
from 61 reviews
4.9
(61)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 5 years in business
  • 105 hires on Thumbtack
"I've been working out with Megan at Every Body’s Fit twice a week since November 2012 and highly recommend her. The workouts are fantastic and Megan really challenges you by making them progressively more difficult each session. Since starting with her, I am seeing significantly more definition in my legs, arms, chest, back, and torso, basically everywhere. Her rates are reasonable, about the same you'd pay somewhere like 24 hour fitness, and you get to work out in a nicer gym. Most importantly Megan is a great personal trainer and she gets RESULTS!!!!"
$30
estimated cost
Top Pro
5.0
from 78 reviews
5.0
(78)
  • 16 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
"This is my first time to have a personal trainer and Rich is the best. He knows exactly what is the right workout for my body and he’s knowledgeable not only with the type of workouts also with nutrition. I have a 30 mins sessions twice a week and although it’s only 30mins, working out with Rich is really beneficial you will have a valuable 30 mins. I totally recommend Rich for beginners because he will start easy workouts so that your body get used to it then goes harder which is prefect for the body. He really cares about his clients, he always ask me through the workout if I feel dizzy or if i’m okay with the weights. Keep up with your diet and Rich’s workouts and you will see fast results."
$40
estimated cost
5.0
from 9 reviews
5.0
(9)
GREAT VALUE
"Oliver is very knowledgeable and professional. He was able to create a workout that catered to my schedule and helped me make the changes that I needed to make to reach my goals. He also made the workouts unique with exercises I hadn’t tried before that really helped shock the body and help create growth. I highly recommend Oliver as a personal trainer. Let the before and after photos speak for themseleves!"
$25
estimated cost
5.0
from 14 reviews
5.0
(14)
  • 7 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
"Cory is the first personal trainer I've ever had, and since our first session together I've been hooked. She listens to your goals and creates a plan that fits for YOU to help you reach them. I have seen so much progress in my body since we started working together, which is such an empowering feeling. I even hit one of my forever fitness goals the other day! She is always quick to respond, uber-punctual, and very professional. You can tell that training is her passion and she really wants to see her clients succeed. If you have any hesitations about affording it - just do yourself a favor and make it work. It's worth it."
$40
estimated cost
5.0
from 6 reviews
5.0
(6)
  • 22 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"I really enjoy having Reggie as a personal trainer. He is the type of trainer who is invested into your goals and wants to genuinely be apart of your fitness journey. He also pushes you without being to aggressive. Each workout pushes your potential for you to be the best version of yourself."
$30
estimated cost
5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
GREAT VALUE
  • 1 year in business
"Amanda is a fabulous trainer. She and I met about 18 months ago at at prior bootcamp style gym. When my schedule changed and I was unable to take classes, she and I began working 1-on-1 and have been working together for over a year. Amanda is amazing and very receptive to what I am looking to achieve with my body, what my goals are and what issues are coming up, physically, mentally and with my schedule between workouts. Amanda lives and breaths health and wellness and is always looking at new and exciting ways to keep me excited about my workouts. I would 100% recommend Amanda as a trainer to anyone looking for the extra boost a great coach brings to the training realm."
$10
estimated cost
4.9
from 34 reviews
4.9
(34)
  • 8 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
"Best personal trainer ever, you WON'T regret it. he's educated smart and fun ,he's way is different than other coaches; I like it cuz I lost weight without even knowing that ,I'm super happy and healthy!! 👍🏾"
$30
estimated cost
Top Pro
5.0
from 20 reviews
5.0
(20)
  • 2 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
"Zack is patient, encouraging, and steady - all the qualities you want in a personal trainer (especially for a beginner like me)! I'd highly recommend Zack."
$40
estimated cost
5.0
from 12 reviews
5.0
(12)
  • 8 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
"I've been training with Beany almost 5years now,and I believe she is one of the most experienced & committed personal trainers around. I started training four times a week, as part of a group session, I really enjoyed the variety &challenge she put into the sessions & then took several one- on- one sessions as well!! I must be a gluten for punishment. Beany is focused on helping with me achieve my goals, and makes every session challenging (& somehow fun). My fitness has increased noticeably I've seen improvements in my ability to complete more sit ups/core exercises,lift progressively heavier weights& generally push myself harder throughout each session. I find I actually look forward to my workouts. She always insures that my technique is always correct to avoid injuries. To anyone looking to improve their fitness I highly recommend Beany is for you. She will become a great friend too!!"
$35
estimated cost

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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 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.

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 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.

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