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Top 10 Fitness Trainers near San Mateo, CA

Top Pro
4.9
from 70 reviews
4.9
(70)
GREAT VALUE
  • 33 years in business
  • 192 hires on Thumbtack
"I've worked out with trainers before, even one that I loved, and the experience with Anthony has still been on a different level entirely. For the last 5 weeks, I have had the pleasure of having Anthony as my trainer. I have found capacities in my body that I didn't know existed. Anthony is hardly summed up by a five star review. Anthony has one of the sunniest and positive personalities you'll never meet. The workouts are different every day and are fun and enjoyable and never boring. The gym environment is also great. From other trainers and other gym goers, everyone is kind, supportive, and encouraging. Expect to be greeted by everyone when you arrive. Since my first day, the atmosphere has been nothing but positive. I feel very welcomed and extremely comfortable. I've been very impressed with my experience thus far. I love the that God's cultivates a great mix of clientele. I see both men and women (regardless of age, level of fitness, or experience) working on their goals."
$22
estimated cost
Top Pro
4.9
from 71 reviews
4.9
(71)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 6 years in business
  • 150 hires on Thumbtack
"Very experienced, super clean gym with lots of equipment. Structure of the fitness program is amazing. I can't wait to go back again."
$74
estimated cost
Top Pro
5.0
from 27 reviews
5.0
(27)
  • 1 year in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
"Dima is very knowledgeable and professional. He is always positive and very attentive during the workout to help me use the correct form to make each exercise effective and to prevent injuries. He doesn’t give me more than I can handle but he also knows how to challenge me to go to the next level. In the past I have worked out in all different ways, from exercise videos on my own to fitness classes and gym memberships. This is the first time I have had my own personal trainer and I have to say that it’s the most effective workout method of all! I have only been training with Dima for two months and I’ve learned so much and can already notice a huge improvement in my strength, endurance, and energy level. I highly recommend Dima!"
$70
estimated cost
5.0
from 13 reviews
5.0
(13)
  • 10 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
"Holly is an amazing and well trained fitness trainer ! Holly creates great workouts targeting each person specifically that push you to excel and reach your best fitness level ever, leaving you looking and feeling your best ."
$80
estimated cost
4.9
from 11 reviews
4.9
(11)
  • 5 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
"Adam is simply outstanding. Having struggled with back problems himself he is very observant and watches me closely to make sure I don’t injure my own weak back. I would highly recommend Adam to anyone that is recovering from injuries or has disabilities. I have been thrilled with my growing strength and fitness. Thank you Adam!"
$60
estimated cost
5.0
from 10 reviews
5.0
(10)
GREAT VALUE
  • 2 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
"I’ve been working with Will for 2 1/2 years and I can’t express enough how grateful I am for him and his knowledge of fitness. I have two bad shoulders one with a labrum tear. When I came across him I had very poor mobility and strength. He brought me back from painful sleepless nights to front squating and dead lifting. He helped me get on track with my eating and holds me to it. He pushes me through my workout to very last second. He takes the time to do a cool down with me focusing on my shoulder so it can recover properly. If your looking for a trainer who will work with an injury and or you’re trying to reach a fitness goal Will is your man!"
$55
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."
$58
estimated cost
4.9
from 42 reviews
4.9
(42)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 13 years in business
  • 80 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
5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"I can run! I've been working with Cindy and her company, Active Break since March of 2014. When we first started, she came and worked out with me at a gym in my office's building. Later, our office moved to a gym-less building, so I started going to her studio. I was really, really out of shape. I was able to get myself to the gym on my own for a while, but then I threw my back out, got sick, and just stopped going. I had spoken with doctors and one of those trainers that they have meet with you when you start at new gym. What I gathered from the doctors and gym trainers was that I shouldn't do any high-impact exercise, especially running, as it could hurt my knee and back further. Cyndi worked with me to strengthen my leg and lower back to the point that I was able to complete my first 5k a few months ago. I ran around Lake Merrit this morning and last night. I'm still amazed. She challenges me to do things I don't think I can do. Then a few weeks later those things become normal, they get easier, I get stronger, and she challenges me to do something else. She's simultaneously tough and kind. She's changing my life, really. I'm really, really grateful to be able to work with her. She's got me doing "Power Cleans" with bar bells (though I don't know why they're called Power Cleans), Squats with weights, Kettle Bell swings, various crawls (ouch), free weights, burpees, and much more. I feel like I have control over my body. I've got a ways to go before I'm at a weight that I'm happy with, but I know it's possible. If I followed her nutrition advice like I should, I'd be a lot closer to my goal, but with her help, I'm a lot closer than I started. She focuses on an overall lifestyle change, not crazy diets and killing yourself to fit into a certain size or to get ready for a wedding, although she does train for and compete in fitness competitions herself. She keeps telling me she's gonna put me in a fitness competition. I roll my eyes, but she'll probably wear me down and then I'll thank her for it. Thanks, Coach Ugochi! Thanks, Active Break!"
$65
estimated cost
Top Pro
5.0
from 16 reviews
5.0
(16)
  • 4 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
"I am SO lucky and happy to have found Shawn. She is inspiring, dedicated and super fun! She has helped me gain strength, fitness and confidence at a time in my life when I had given up on a variety of activities e.g. Mountain biking and train-running. She is incredibly thoughtful and caring, and adapts her program based on how you are feeling and the type of day/week you are having. I could not recommend her more!"
$90
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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