Find a fitness boot camp instructor near Redwood City, CA

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Top 10 Fitness Boot Camp Instructors near Redwood City, CA

Top Pro
4.9
from 69 reviews
4.9
(69)
GREAT VALUE
  • 33 years in business
  • 191 hires on Thumbtack
"It was a pleasure working with Anthony. He was on point from his emails to the diet and the workout regiment. It was wonderful waking up knowing that it wasn't like boot camp, but rather an exercise session that kicked your butt and made you feel good. He never pushed us too hard, but gave us enough motivation to drive us through each set. It was a great monetary deal we worked out for our "honeymoon body", but wished the price was more reasonable so we could continue as something that was a part of our lives. It was a real treat seeing familiar faces and waking up to the morning routine! We highly recommend Anthony and God's Gym."

$22

estimated cost

Top Pro
4.9
from 69 reviews
4.9
(69)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 6 years in business
  • 147 hires on Thumbtack
"Evan has a ton of knowledge on fitness. He kept the workouts new & challenging. Great attitude & support to reaching your goals!"

$74

estimated cost

5.0
from 11 reviews
5.0
(11)
GREAT VALUE
  • 18 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
"I've been working with Andre for 7 months now. In that time, I've lost 22 pounds and have increased my overall fitness level. Most importantly, I've kept at it for 7 months ... something I was not able to do on my own. This has been an excellent use of my time in a very busy work week."

$59

estimated cost

5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"I did lots of research on personal fitness trainers in the south bay area. I found Ron’s website, researched his training program and emailed him in regards to more information. He returned the email promptly and within the week we were meeting and discussing my goals and starting my training sessions the next week. Ron provides a complete package that is easy to follow yet aggressive to the goals that you are wanting. I have been with him for 9-weeks now and he has exceeded my expectations in a trainer. He is there by your side correcting your techniques; assist when needed but never lets you gives up. Each session he challenges you and provides positive reinforcements to keep you motivated. I am moving forward meeting my goals and Ron has helped provide me with that. Great trainer, very knowledgeable and a great mentor for getting yourself where you want to be physically and mentally. I would recommend him to anyone no matter what stage of fitness you are. He has set a great foundation for my future goal. Can’t thank him enough. If you need to improve your health and fitness Ron is your guy."

$50

estimated cost

4.9
from 14 reviews
4.9
(14)
  • 6 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
"Christina is an amazing trainer! I hadn't worked out in a long time and Christina made getting into shape fun. She pushed me just the right amount and I reached my fitness goals by training with her!"

$80

estimated cost

4.9
from 10 reviews
4.9
(10)
  • 5 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
"Adam is a real pro. Adam makes sure our boot camp is fun and challenging."

$60

estimated cost

5.0
from 8 reviews
5.0
(8)
  • 2 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
"AP Fitness trainers are really good. I have been working out with them for a while. Every workout is catered to what you want to achieve. My fitness is not at par and he understands that and so he started slow with me. He will push you just the right amount so that your body is always in the zone to be confused and you keep growing. He also provided measurements of body fat and lean muscle and how to maintain that."

$60

estimated cost

5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Jenene is excellent. She listened to me and modified exercises to make sure my needs were met. She asked the right questions and designed work out to help me achieve the results I was most interested in. She was very quick on responding and always confirmed her appointment day before. I definitely recommend her for people who want a motivational coach who listens to your needs. Her workouts are fun and enjoyable!"

$50

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 20 reviews
5.0
(20)
  • 2 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
"Kula Wellness is an awesome group to work with. Justin has so much knowledge of how the body works as a whole and how to work all the small pieces to support the larger goals. In addition, he provides great nutritional advice to support your fitness goals, over and above the training aspect. I loved working with him to lose weight and tone areas that I've always struggled with. He is extremely patient, caring, and understanding, and there is never any doubt that he absorbs everything you ever say to him and takes the time to get to know you."

$70

estimated cost

4.9
from 41 reviews
4.9
(41)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 13 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
"I was looking for a trainer to work with me occasionally to create workouts I could do on my own at my gym. My goal was to do those workouts for 3-4 weeks and then circle back with the trainer to learn more exercises. And Aaron delivered! He listened to what I wanted, and during our first session, he took time to learn my workout habits and assess my fitness level. The workout he created was perfect for me. I'm so excited to continue working with him! (And his gym space is great!)"

$75

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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