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Top 10 Exercise Trainers near San Diego, CA

Top Pro
4.9
from 61 reviews
4.9
(61)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 5 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
"I have had trainers before. However, never one like Megan, who cares beyond the workout. Her overall wellness lifestyle is motivating and inspirational. Her classes are filled with support and drive. I like that she is not a pushover or a Drill Sargent. Most of all she knows her stuff. She is always reading and learning, adding more credentials to her resume...and keep classes fresh and different. What she has created is a community of wellness with her blog, videos, and app. I would recommend Megan to anyone who wants to make a positive change in their life. "

$30

estimated cost

4.9
from 161 reviews
4.9
(161)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 21 years in business
  • 426 hires on Thumbtack
" If you have a goal, everyone at Markshane's Shape up Studio will help you achieve it! In March of 2012 I was a 312 pound wife and mother of 4, and I had a lot of health issues. I was on the razor's edge for diabetes and I was recovering from a broken back. I had just finished my 6th round of physical therapy and had been contemplating weight loss surgery. After meeting Markshane and seeing how truley motivated he was to help people (of any level of fitness) get healthy, I scheduled my first appointment. Markshane took the time to figure out my problems with food and scheduled an eating plan for me to kick start my metabolism into high gear. When I started my first workout with Markshane, I was hooked! I Have worked with 4 of Markshane's trainers (Vince, Marcus, Isreal, and Dan) as well as Markshane, and each and every one of them have the same upbeat positivity as Markshane. There is no barking drill seargent trying to intimidate you into doing exercises that you physically are unable to do. Instead, they become your personal fan club. Each workout is another chance to amaze them into cheering you on. In six months I lost 58 pounds and my waist went from 61.5 inches to 42 inches. In 14 months I lost 112 pounds. Thanks to the entire crew of ShapeUp Studio, I was wearing a size 12 for the first time in 20 years! The threat of diabetes is gone and I feel great! When my husband was up for chief, I brought him in to train with Markshane's team. He lost 45 pounds (in 5 months) and is now the fitness leader for his department! "

$35

estimated cost

5.0
from 7 reviews
5.0
(7)
  • 7 years in business
"Lian at workgrindfly is not only knowledgeable about her craft, but she is responsive and trustworthy. I have worked with other nutrition coaches and trainers, and my results with workgrindfly have far succeeded expectations. I have recommended her to my friends and will continue to use her services!"

$20

estimated cost

5.0
from 9 reviews
5.0
(9)
GREAT VALUE
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"Bobby is very professional. Attention to details on each exercise. Very personal and full attention for one on one session. Bobby is very accommodated on locations and exercise scheduling. Jessica is very nice and helpful with nutrition plan. Feels like you got a team duo for a price of one. Very happy with my first week experiences."

$20

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 76 reviews
5.0
(76)
  • 16 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
"Wish I had bitten the bullet years ago and hired Rich. He has not only created a unique experience in each session we've had, but he has also gotten me "out of my head" to be confident and comfortable with every machine, weight and exercise I am doing. In each workout he has ensured I'm focussed and working my entire body so that I'm stronger overall. On top of all of that, I look forward to each session as he drives and motivates me further which is exactly what I wanted from this. Major Thanks to You Rich!"

$40

estimated cost

5.0
from 13 reviews
5.0
(13)
  • 7 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"Cory is a great trainer and all-around great person. Her facility is beyond clean, very well organized and well-equipped. Cory is focused on helping physically and mentally, and I'm very happy I chose her as my trainer."

$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 11 reviews
5.0
(11)
GREAT VALUE
  • 12 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
"Been going to Jon for almost 4 years and couldn't ask for a better trainer. Do you want results? This is your man. He has the knowledge and expertise to help you attain your goals. I started going 2 times a week, but realized I needed one more day, even though I was getting results with just twice a week. If you see results of course your motivation kicks in. Start the year out right with the right trainer, you won't be sorry, maybe just sore."

$1

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 20 reviews
5.0
(20)
  • 2 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
"Training with Zack has been great. I am getting stronger and I have more energy throughout the day. I like that the gym is private, most of the time there are only a couple other trainers so we can use any equipment we need. I look forward to more sessions with Zack!!!"

$40

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 25 reviews
5.0
(25)
  • 1 year in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
"Jon has a great knowledge on different training modes great for the variety of clients that he's getting. His dialogue is very to understand from a training standpoint. He takes the time to teach form first over everything. Not only is he educated in the training aspect of fitness, he has a very good knowledge of diets that help his clients. A very versatile trainer, how trainers should be. Highly recommend."

$40

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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