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Top 10 Boxing Instructors near Upland, CA

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5.0
from 9 reviews
5.0
(9)
GREAT VALUE
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
"I am a mom of 2 and I was really having a hard time finding time to work out. Vanessa has helped me by creating a workout plan I can do at home. She got me started on the online program which is so great! It shows me videos of the strength training exercises so I know exactly how to do them. She also meets with me once a week at the gym which has helped tremendously since I have never used weights before. The meal plan is also great, she is showing me what good foods to put into my diet to get the best results. Overall, I have really enjoyed my time with Vanessa she is always available and answers all of my crazy questions and her price is unbeatable. I really can't imagine training without her."
$25
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5.0
from 15 reviews
5.0
(15)
  • 2 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
"I have been training with Mario for about 7 months, and he has really pushed me to better myself throughout this whole experience. He has pushed me to do things I would not normally do and definitely gotten me out of my comfort zone. I have seen such great results since I have started training with him. He is the best!"
$40
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5.0
from 42 reviews
5.0
(42)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 11 years in business
  • 230 hires on Thumbtack
"Just one month into training and learning a lot. Kevin is a wonderful trainer. "
$45
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4.8
from 20 reviews
4.8
(20)
  • 2 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
"Excellent experience so far - he’s a professional and experienced professional trainer. I’m happy I sourced him."
$40
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5.0
from 12 reviews
5.0
(12)
  • 7 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
"My experience with Emmett overall has been great and I got to say he has made fitness into a lifestyle for me. I reached out to Emmett when I knew I had fallen off my fitness routine. When I started training with Emmett I didn't have much muscle mass. I got to say after training with him the first month not only have I seen improvements on my legs and back strength but overall putting on some weight. From that month on, I got my cut and lean around my body and he helped me clean up my diet. I am very thankful for his help and highly recommend him!"
$45
estimated cost
5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 11 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
"Derek is an amazing fitness coach! He will customize workouts to your specific needs and assists you in nutrition as well. He mixes up your workouts so your challenged and never bored! I recommend him to anyone!"
$35
estimated cost
5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
  • 3 years in business
"I have been working with Jeremy for a year now . His training style is motivating and effective to achieve results. The workout regiment is switched up in order to prevent boredom and for your body to engage in different kinds of exercises . I highly recommend him for meeting your fitness goals"
$40
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4.5
from 17 reviews
4.5
(17)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
"I just want to start off by saying thanks a lot for the great workout Jacob! My arms and legs feel like noodles! Jacob has a great attitude and made the time he was training me enjoyable, even tho I was sweating and my body was feeling the burn! Jacob used a variety of different workouts that I've never tried out. I will be going back to workout with him again and see what level he can take me to. Thanks again Jacob!"
$35
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4.9
from 11 reviews
4.9
(11)
GREAT VALUE
  • 14 years in business
"First session today with my friend Bonnie... I do not exercise and was scared to death and we didn't know what to expect!!! The owners are awesome... First day went smoothly, and had made me excited to go to the next session. I can't wait!! I highly recommend this indoor boot camp and gym, you won't regret it.. I will update my progress"
$35
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5.0
from 7 reviews
5.0
(7)
  • 6 years in business
"Adriana is an all around amazing trainer. She took me under her wing when I was at my lowest point in my life and completely changed my life. She was always there when I needed support in any aspect and made sure I stayed in the right mindset. She pushed me to do things I never thought I could accomplish and helped me exceed all my fitness goals, mentally and physically. Not to mention, she would kick my butt in the gym, but when it was all over, it was the best feeling. If you are looking for a trainer who is devoted and going to give it their all, she is most definitely the one to go to!"
$52
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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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