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GREAT VALUE
  • 5 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
"Trainings are short but effective. Feels like I’m getting an hour and a half workout in half the time. Makes the workouts enjoyable"

$30

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GREAT VALUE
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"I loved Heidi's personalized exercise and nutrition plans. She helped me start strength training and establish a solid foundation for future fitness goals. She also helped me lose all my baby weight after my second child. I highly recommend Heidi as a coach. She is motivational and encouraging without being overbearing. She is quick to respond to clients as well. On one particular month I noticed it was very challenging for me to finish all the workouts in a timely matter. I brought this up with Heidi. She asked a few questions to assess the situation, then quickly tweaked my training schedule as needed. As for the nutrition, I still keep her quick and easy meal ideas near by."

$60

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IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"I was fortunate to get Stephanie as my trainer. Her youthful energy kept up my motivation. She took special care in matching a training regime to my older needs and kept written records of each of our sessions; I appreciated that she used that "history" to move forward in my training so, within a short time, I could see and feel strength and flexibility return. I went from feeling mediocre physically and mentally to embracing my health. The variety of challenges made each hour pass quickly. I could always count on Stephanie to be time and work me until the last minute; plus email contact was invariably prompt. If Stephanie worked again at my gym, she would be my trainer!"
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  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"The trainers are top notch. They have experience, very in-depth training, and patience. They have changed my life through their classes. I gained confidence and strength while losing weight. I went from zero exercise to competing in the Tactical Strength Challenge two years later. Whether you're new to a gym or an experienced trainer, you'll fit right in."
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IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 31 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
"In the four years that I have known Gina, I have seen her active lifestyle and overall health consciousness affect others, including myself. She encourages you to stretch your physical and mental limits through exercise and a healthy, balanced diet. When I was worked for her as a student, I felt my cognitive abilities sharpen and my heightened focus helped me work smarter, longer, and more efficiently. It's the everyday little things that end up shaping your long term results, and Gina understands that. She would invite me to marathons, provide the entire office with updated health news articles for our morning read, and promote social outings centered on fitness. I know that these habits Gina helped me develop are the building blocks to a successful, healthy, and happy lifestyle that I will embrace on my journey in law school. "
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  • 12 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"Amazing instruction.....using various equipment which made it fun. Phil really catered to my personal fitness needs."
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"Melba is the epitome of a motivational speaker. I have tried diets before, but now I realize I was reaching for the wrong goal. After her presentation, I realize my objectives should be healthy eating and life style change. Melba didn't just talk the talk, she walked the walk (literally, showing how she lost weight and sometimes walk out her shoes). Her knowledge about weight loss and getting healthy is so apparent. I was so inspired and motivated by her that I ordered my book within days of her lecture and was anxious to start before my book came. I never thought I would be drinking anything green, but the recipe with the fruit helped me. I actually enjoy the green smoothies now. I lost 7 lbs during my first cleanse. This was excellent for me. Once I got the book, I read it twice and still refer to it. Melba was a godsend, because I need to get healthy and get off diabetes and high blood pressure medicine. She shared info about the support you can get online and that is very useful info. I started my second cleanse on 9/19 and I pray this one will be successful also. I believe things happen for a reason, I was supposed to meet Melba on August 27, 2016."
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"Robyn has a delightful personality and a great understanding of yoga. She's my favorite yoga instructor in the area. I always leave her sessions sweaty and feeling great!"
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  • 2 years in business
"I was to nervous to work out with a trainer at a gym, Since Mike was just learning, I felt comfortable with his approach... he listens and really motivated me"
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  • 13 years in business
"Amanda is an outstanding trainer who works very hard to help you get in shape and stay healthy. She is a very knowledgeable personal trainer, has a professional manner, a great personality, and a pleasure to work with. I will use Amanda in the future for all my training and fitness goals. Valerie"
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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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