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Santa Cruz High Intensity Interval Trainers

Browse these high intensity interval trainers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Santa Cruz.

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KCfit
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jackie M.
Verified review

Kendall is an incredible trainer, and I can honestly say she has changed my life over the past six months. She really listens to your goals and helps you achieve them. Kendall knows how to push you without being obnoxious or intimidating like trainers I have often witnessed at gyms. If there is an exercise that I am struggling with, Kendall always knows several variations that allow me to work the same muscle and feel successful and confident while doing so. She really knows what she's talking about and is extremely knowledgable about weight lifting, dieting, and overall health and fitness. Kendall also changes up her workouts so you're not doing the same workouts week after week. We work on all the major muscle groups while incorporating HIIT (High Intensity Interval Trianing) workouts at least once a week which is great for fat loss. She has helped me gain and maintain muscle tone all over! I have noticed great results since I've started working with Kendall. Whether you are trying to tone up and lose just a few pounds, or undergo a complete body transformation, I would highly recommend Kendall Cool to help you achieve your goal.

The Fitness Connection
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Amy W.
Verified review

I have been training with Felipe since 2010. Before I started training with him, my workouts only consisted of high-intensity cardio kickboxing. After training with Felipe, I realized that while I was fit, I was not strong. Now I get a great mix of cardio and strength training. One of my goals was to be able to do a pull-up on my own. Now I'm strong enough to do 5 in a row! I love the workouts that Felipe creates. Every day is different and he is constantly adding new things to keep it interesting. His workouts can consist of hitting a tire with a sledge hammer, pushing a car in a parking lot, lifting weights, or TRX exercises. And that's just a sampling of it. It changes all the time. He is also a big believer in having correct form. Doing the workout correctly is more important to him than how many reps you can do. If you're looking for a personal trainer who is different than most, Felipe is the trainer for you!

Pound 4 Pound Fitness
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Thomas S.
Verified review

Ryan's been my instructor for core and circuit training classes. He does an excellent job of teaching you the basics (i.e. proper form/techniques) and ramps up the intensity & types of exercise as you get into better shape (beginner, intermediate, advanced). He knows when to push you and when to back-off. A great work-out in less than 1-hr.

James Terry Fitness Training
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Suzanne L.
Verified review

James "Intensity" Terry is an outstanding personal trainer, team leader, motivator and educator. James trained me using weights, proper CrossFit exercises, martial arts (under the leadership of my husband, and his Coach, CUNG LE), and his own brand of Intensity training! During my difficult pregnancy James inspired me to do whatever I could and had me back to sumo squats by my second trimester. James leads while jumping in and doing the exercises with you allowing you to go beyond what you have ever done before. Training is about pushing yourself but limiting exposure to injury. James Terry is one of my favorite trainers of all time. My husband, Cung Le, only allowed James to hold mitts for me, when he wasn't able to. That in itself speaks volumes!

UpByOne Training
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Henry L.
Verified review

Rashad took time out to find out my main goals and challenges. One of my concerns was whether I could reconnect to a previous level of athleticism. I played basketball and ran track throughout high school and college. I'm well out those years, but that doesn't mean that I'm any less competitive. Unfortunately, I injured my back two years ago and I haven't quite to back into the groove of regular workouts at a high intensity. Rashad gave me an action plan to ease back into some of this, while also giving me the straight talk about adaptations I need to make and expectations I should keep in mind.

Put Off Procrastinating
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Sarah B.
Verified review

Cheryl is a fantastic trainer. She listens to me but still pushes me to try harder. She is very creative with her workouts and I rarely do the same exercise twice. Most of her exercises don't use machines which I like. Not only is Cheryl a fantastic trainer but she is a very nice person also. I enjoy working out with her.

Start.Live.Fit.
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Sam D.
Verified review

Working out with Joe has changed my life. I am down nearly 40 pounds in 4 months but, more importantly, I am stronger and more fit person today thanks to Joe’s workouts. I have been motivated by his own stories of weight struggle and the desire to live a healthier lifestyle. Joe has been in my shoes. He understands my struggles with eating and exercise. And he’s crafted a lifestyle change plan for me to help me get over my hurdles and stay on track to meet my fitness goals. He has tailored the workouts to my needs, changing it up to keep it fresh, balancing strength training with cardio exercise to maximize my results.. He has pushed me when I needed pushing and scaled back when he would see me struggle - not to the point where I was giving up but rather reducing the intensity of my workout so that I could finish it and not feel defeated. He’s has motivated me and, despite my resistance and my hate of running, has turned me into a runner - first 1 mile, then 1-1/2, then 2. Today, I am running more than 3 miles on my own several times a week and plan to run in a 5K next month. ME... of all people. I highly recommend Joe as a personal trainer. I am on my second 20-session plan with him and plan to sign up for at least one more to get me through the end of the year and closer to my long-term goal. Beyond that, I plan to start attending his boot camp sessions soon as a way of maintaining my weight once I reach my weight loss goals. "

Whole BodyMind Experience
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Helene B.
Verified review

Jared is great! He is fun to work with. I have lost 8 pounds, many inches and feel wonderful. He has a holistic approach and this is what I was looking for. He has a strong background in yoga and I enjoy the mix of strength training, yoga and massages. I highly recommend Jared!!

Personal Peak Fitness
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Michael M.
Verified review

I've been training with Pedro for four months. When I started, I was recovering from workout related back and elbow injuries. Pedro's background experience in kinesiology and personal training were exactly what I needed to successfully rehabilitate my injuries and return to being able to enjoy working out. Pedro's workouts are a balanced mixture of high intensity interval, cardio, and weight lifting for strength training. Highly recommend training with Pedro.

Personal Training with Lara
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Dave M.
Verified review

I am a group exercise instructor and have taken Lara's TRX classes for some time now. Lara instructs well, observes and knows her students abilities and adjusts appropriate intensity and/or movement individually as necessary. I also interact and have observed Lara with clients at the gym. Lara is professional; listens well; has excellent people skills; is a competent certified personal trainer; and is genuinely committed to helping her clients achieve their fitness goals based on what I have observed.

FireFitness Training, Inc.
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Meredith K.
Verified review

For years, my workout regimen consisted of running and Pilates. Running strengthened my heart and legs, while Pilates kept my core muscles strong and flexible. But something was missing, and I found that missing piece when I began boxing with Jeremy. Not only is boxing an intensely demanding physical workout, it is a mentally challenging workout as well. A professional fighter himself, Jeremy teaches technique, movement, and combinations while also prepping his clients with cardiovascular warm ups, coordination work, and strength. Jeremy has the patience, the knowledge, and the passion to empower and inspire any individual at any fitness level to reach his or her full physical potential. After finishing a workout with Jeremy, I feel strong, I feel empowered, I feel like my money has been well spent, and most importantly, I've had a really good time. I've learned how to physically defend myself should the situation ever arise, I've become noticeably stronger in my upper body and core, and my overall workout regimen is more balanced. In working with Jeremy, I've not only gained a great trainer, I've gained an advocate for my overall physical and mental wellness, and a friend. -Meredith van Loben Sels, 35

VT
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Pamela Flynn F.
Verified review

Every Monday and Wednesday a half dozen or so women gather at a local park for an amazing workout/boot camp. The training always includes cardio and core with alternating days of leg work out, arms and whole body. The training is directed and Vanessa pays close attention to intensity and form. She is quick to adjust an exercise if it is beyond an individual's skill and strength! I've been working out with Vanessa for six months and have gotten much stronger! The work outs are fun and never routine. I'm past 65 years old and the rest of the gals are from 35 to 50! Vanessa is amazing in her coaching and training. She is patient yet not afraid to push and challenge! I highly recommend working with her. The only thing that could make it better if she could just control the weather.

Benjamin Lim
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Ray Z.
Verified review

Ben is, by far, one of the most professional and dedicated personal trainers I’ve ever met. For starter, he is always punctual and responsive. (Can’t tell you how many times I’ve had a personal trainer cancelled on me last minute.) More importantly, Ben is extremely knowledgeable in his area of expertise. He actually dedicates his time and energy to tailor personalized workout programs that are not only specifically aim to reach my goals, but also accommodating to my body condition. Throughout each training session, Ben always pays extra attention to my techniques for potential improvements. Furthermore, he always manages to come up with different variations of movements to ensure that I can train in the safest and most effective way possible. I noticed substantially amount of muscle and strength gains after a month of training sessions with him. You honestly cannot go wrong with training with Ben!

De Leon Fitness And MMA
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Chris M.
Verified review

Thomas is a phenomal trainer, I would rate my overall expierence with him as an 11/10. His multi-faceted training approach targets everything from nutrition, personalized training regamines, recovery and supplementation. My sessions have included strength and interval training as well as self defense martial arts. I work in law enforcement and found a necessity to upgrade my hand to hand techniques which Thomas as helped me greatly improve. After several sessions with Thomas I was able to learn his diverse background in the fitness realm, from high school athlete to professional mixed martial artist. His training sessions were very specific to my need, and extremely intense as well. Not only is he an excellent coach that talks the talk with an encyclopedia of knowledge, he walks the walk. It's nice to see a trainer who practices what they preach and puts in the work. If you want an awesome workout and great session check him out.

Sean Nichols Fitness
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Dickon I.
Verified review

Over the past +6 months Sean has transformed my outlook on my health and well being. He his highly professional, always organized with new twists and surprises to mix up the routine. Sean also is a terrific listener, motivator and has adapted to several phases of my transition by being in sync with me and the workouts to help get me to the next level. He balances intensity with achievement. Sean is 1st class! I continue to be energized and look forward to continual improvement. Cheers

Plan For Fitness
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Maryann F.
Verified review

I had just overcome pneumonia and had lost about 10lbs; Dan not only helped me create a reasonable high-calorie diet to regain the weight, but also explained the pros and cons of cardiovascular exercises vs strength training, and how they play into my already high metabolism. His wealth of knowledge in nutrition and fitness was astounding! To the point that I regained the weight in about a month, started taking daily vitamin supplements combined with regular outdoor walking exercise, and included great options for stress management. Due to its success, this has become my health & wellness regime for the past two years.

M Fitness and Health
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Tina B.
Verified review

After attempting numerous methods I found myself unable to achieve and maintain a healthy figure and tone after giving birth to my first child. After spending only a month with Mary Lou I not only saw impressive measurable results but with her guidance and incomparable attention I feel and look great. She helped me regain the confidence I so greatly missed and had such a difficult time maintaining on a daily basis. She instilled a very high level of motivation in me through our sessions and countless moments of conversation and guidance. Her attention to detail and level of intensity is rarely matched I'm sure and one that I hadn't and don't think I'll find elsewhere. Thank you so much Mary Lou!! You made a believer out of me! I have so much energy and motivation, and I hold myself so much higher and I owe it all to you. I hope this review reaches many others like me who are in need of someone with such an amazing skill as you so greatly posses. I look forward to many more sessions and have no plans of looking anywhere else! The rates are worth it ladies! Go see Mary Lou and hope that she can fit you in! Your husbands will thank you! I know mine does everyday! Haha.

Infinity Fitness
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Holiday P.
Verified review

Ayelette is an excellent trainer and personal fitness coach who teaches fitness, diet and overall health. She is personable and genuinely cares about her clients. Her knowledge base is unparalleled and she tailors programs to fit her clients' respective needs. I have done private and group sessions with her, and have found both to be effective and rewarding. Every session is educational, fun, and engaging. As a former Division I athlete, I look for a certain level of intensity to my workouts. Ayelette delivers that in spades. However, she has also been able to design workouts to fit my rehab needs (post reconstructive knee surgery). Since training with her, I feel stronger, more energized, and better about my overall health. I would HIGHLY recommend Ayelette to anyone that is looking to improve their life through physical fitness. Thanks Ayelette!

True Results Fitness
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
David G.
Verified review

I started training with Dylan at a point where I was at 24% body fat and in pretty terrible shape. His training helped me get down to 14% body fat and improve my overall health. He is very knowledgeable and trained me in a variety of workout programs from high intensity interval to heavy weight training for serious gains. The best part of training with Dylan is that you gain the confidence and knowledge to change your lifestyle and make training part of your everyday routine. If you want to make a change in your lifestyle and overall health I highly recommend you contact Dylan.

NorCal Strength Studio
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Eric R.
Verified review

Pat is a very dedicated professional who knows how to craft a fitness program that best fit your need in order to help you achieve your goals. Also the piece of equipment to work out in the studio is one of a kind in the entire Silicon Valley and the quality of service is exceptional with a very reasonable price tag. I highly recommend NorCal Strength Studio to anyone who is looking for results, high quality of service and commitment to customers!

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