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Top 10 Fitness Trainers near San Marcos, CA

Top Pro
4.9
from 61 reviews
4.9
(61)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 5 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
"I highly recommend Megan for anyone looking to improve their fitness. Megan's personal training had a major impact in my life. I took yoga lessons for her for 6 months. Through her instruction I was able to balance my mind, body and soul. I also literally improved my balance skills which helps out on my favorite activity...downhill longboarding. Megan is extremely dedicated to and knowledgeable about personal training and fitness."

$30

estimated cost

5.0
from 7 reviews
5.0
(7)
  • 7 years in business
"By far the best fitness training I've ever received. Lian is incredibly detail-oriented, knowledgeable and attentive. As a busy working mom, I started struggling with making good fitness and nutritional choices. Lian changed that entirely for me. She taught me how to incorporate proper exercise and nutrition into my daily life, which made staying fit and healthy totally attainable and sustainable. I never once felt hungry, unsatisfied or bored. Her meal plans had limitless options, and her workouts were fun, challenging and always changing. Her bright and positive personality made our communications uplifting and motivational. She has your back the ENTIRE time and will make sure you achieve the results you are looking for. She will restore your self-confidence, blow your mind with her endless knowledge, and give you the tools you need to live your happiest and healthiest life. Highly, highly, highly recommend."

$20

estimated cost

4.9
from 161 reviews
4.9
(161)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 21 years in business
  • 426 hires on Thumbtack
"I have been a member of Shape Up Studio Personal Training and Markshane Malone for over 2 years now and have never felt better! I know I can always call/text him when I have any questions at all. All of the staff at Shape Up Studio has been amazing throughout my weight loss journey! And the new updated gym is out of this world! You won't be disappointed if you choose to go here!"

$35

estimated cost

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 9 reviews
5.0
(9)
GREAT VALUE
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"Bobby has an extensive knowledge of personal training and nutrition! He has been my trainer for over a year and he has gotten me into the best shape of my life. He is also good at training you with alternative movements if you have any injuries or pains in your body. I highly recommend him to be your trainer! If you want a taste of his workouts, check out his bootcamps!"

$20

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 76 reviews
5.0
(76)
  • 16 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
"Rich has the rare combination of passion and patience not often seen in the fitness and training world. In my many personal ups and downs in my ongoing battle with my weight, Rich was the one trainer who knew how to push me, yet keep things fun and interesting. He never allowed workouts to get stale or repetitive and knew that perfect balance to push you to the limit without breaking you. The best part about Rich is that he is a normal guy's guy and doesn't look down on anyone. He knows how to relate complicated nutrition and training principles to a lay-personwho doesn't understand the first thing about any of it. My only complaint is he no longer is local so I can't train with him anymore! However, I recently lost 40lbs implementing those many little tricks he passed on to me years ago. As I said, he knows how to relate the information in ways that are easy to remember and so that you won't forget. Do yourself a BIG favor and train with Rich today!"

$40

estimated cost

5.0
from 6 reviews
5.0
(6)
  • 22 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
""Following the Blu Fountain Fitness program has helped me to lose 65lbs. I have struggled to lose weight for so long. But with guidance, persistence and motivation from Reggie the weight just kept falling off. This journey has been remarkable!" -Angela"

$30

estimated cost

5.0
from 11 reviews
5.0
(11)
GREAT VALUE
  • 12 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
"Jon is very thorough, incredibly knowledgeable, motivated, and genuinely cares about doing his very best to ensure that his clients succeed. His nutrition plan is simple, realistic, and effective. His workout plan is similarly customized to match my goals. In the end it's my responsibility to make sure I'm doing my part (which I am!) but at the same time Jon gives his 100% to make it a truly remarkable personal training experience. "

$1

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 20 reviews
5.0
(20)
  • 2 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
"I've never worked out in a gym; I'm more of a group class person. Back in September, I transitioned from Pilates to weight training and have really enjoyed working with Zack. In this short time, I feel much stronger than I ever have and can see results, both of which motivate me to continue my workouts. I can honestly say not once have I tried talking myself out of going on days I'm tired or don't feel well like I've done with previous classes. Zack is a great coach who consistently pushes me and holds me accountable to my goals in a positive way."

$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

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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