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Top 10 Personal Trainers near Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

5.0
from 41 reviews
5.0
(41)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 14 years in business
  • 122 hires on Thumbtack
"Paul Harvey and Donna Milazzo are dedicated, empathetic, intelligent, intuitive, personable, knowledgeable, and competent trainers. Their commitment to personal training is unsurpassed and their skills are superb. They are committed to treating your needs through a prescribed program which each personally tailors to each individual. They design an intensive program for whole body training.The results are phenomenal! "

$50

estimated cost

Top Pro
4.9
from 17 reviews
4.9
(17)
  • 16 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
"Donna has been my personal trainer for about five years. It's the best investment I've ever made in health an well-being! This month was my 83rd birthday, and I've never felt more fit, flexible, or strong. She pays close attention to my particular needs and abilities, and is always concerned with safety. The gym is small, friendly, and devoted to personal training."

$55

estimated cost

5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
GREAT VALUE
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Started training with Mamacita fitness and absolutely loved each of my training sessions. I have a great trainer who truly understands my needs and knows how to motivate me! Definitely recommend !"

$35

estimated cost

4.9
from 12 reviews
4.9
(12)
  • 9 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
"Dimitri is incredibly knowledgable, helpful and overall an amazing human being. Alaways on time, and responsive to messages and questions. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a worldclass personal trainer."

$40

estimated cost

5.0
from 17 reviews
5.0
(17)
  • 28 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
"Dede is an excellent personal trainer who knows exactly what to do to bring strength and flexibility to areas that particularly need it. Of all the personal trainers I have tried over the years Dede is by far the most professional, reliable and knowledgeable about strength and overall wellness. I wholeheartedly recommend her."

$45

estimated cost

Top Pro
4.9
from 10 reviews
4.9
(10)
GREAT VALUE
  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
"My experience with Kennetic-Fit and Wellness was amazing! Kennon worked with me professionally and effectively and didn't over push me past my limits. I was able to get a great workout, be educated about how the body works, and also things I can do at home to keep healthy as far as eating cleaner. We discussed my diet and certain cleansing methods that would be good for me to really detox my body as well. Kennon not only trains you but also helps you change your over all being when it comes to your health and body. I highly recommend and I will continue to come back!"

$25

estimated cost

5.0
from 9 reviews
5.0
(9)
  • 1 year in business
"Ricky has been our personal trainer for about two years now. Me and my wife have an excellent experience training with him. He helped us get fit through diverse workouts and learned to start lifting. He is always helping us with our forms when lifting and achieving our goals. He kicks our butts every session, that’s why we have a love and hate relationship with him. But seriously we are grateful for everything that he has done for us and making us feel like friends not just clients."

$45

estimated cost

5.0
from 6 reviews
5.0
(6)
  • 1 year in business
"Dijon is an exceptional trainer who is attentive and assertive to your wants and fitness goals. He’s a trainer who pushes you beyond what you think your limits are and encourages you every step of the way. He’s extremely professional and has gotten me to my fitness goals faster than anticipated!"

$50

estimated cost

5.0
from 8 reviews
5.0
(8)
  • 19 years in business
"As a busy mom and someone who values time efficiency and safety, this workout is truly PERFECT. Its pretty incredible that I can get only 2 workouts in a week and get better results than I did when I was going to the gym on my own 5 days a week. I have been doing this workout for 5 years now and it has completely changed my body composition, helped me get stronger & leaner, helped me recover from injury AND I was even able to do this workout throughout my entire pregnancy and postpartum journey. I love TPW and the trainers are exceptional. This workout has truly changed my life."

$54

estimated cost

4.9
from 73 reviews
4.9
(73)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 21 years in business
  • 122 hires on Thumbtack
"Prior to working with JJ, my lifestyle wasn't very active. I knew i needed a personal trainer to help with my exercise routine, and JJ was the perfect guy. Since I started working with him 2 months ago, I am now definitely stronger, and he'll push you during training but still make it enjoyable. He also pointed out the things I needed to maintain during my off days, such as cardio. I definitely recommend him to help anyone who wants to start an active lifestyle."

$85

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 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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