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"I injured by back deadlifting 10 years ago. It felt like a tiny bubble popped in my back to the right of my spine. I was a little stiff the next day but felt fine and got a massage the next. However, during the massage my entire back spasmed and I could not stand for almost two days. Since then, my lower back has been frequently stiff after sitting or standing for any length of time and it has been constantly weak. The weakness has been threatening to blow out my back for a decade and I’ve also had three more episodes of severe spasm after lifting. I’ve had many treatments which never seemed get to the root cause of the weakness but rather ameliorated the symptoms. Finally, I was recommended to see Justin by a competive bodybuilder. Justin quickly identified a very weak core and disengaged glutes and hams during lifts. As a result, my lower back had to do more of the lifting and was prone to be overworked early in a workout hence my history of injuries. Within 2 weeks of training with Justin, I felt stronger and far more stable inside and outside of the gym. After only 4 weeks these muscle groups fully engaged to support my back which has not bothered me once during squats and deads. Through isolation exercises, each session was focused on getting disengaged and weak muscle groups to engage (they had no bloody choice!). They came back to life to work as a team with the rest of my body and I believe now they have fully integrated. I cannot thank Justin enough for his attention to detail and expertise. I highly recommend Justin to anybody who simply cannot regain their strength after an injury. Sincerely, Gavin Ryan."
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  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"My husband has said many times that the time I spent doing personal training with Michelle Tucker hugely contributed to my ability to go through the labor and delivery of our daughter. Because I’ve never pursued endurance sports, throughout my pregnancy he had genuine concern that the labor process would be unbearable for me. Luckily, with the help of Michelle, that wasn’t the case. Working with her was not only incredible helpful for the last (literal) push of pregnancy, but for every step on the road to delivery day. Michelle showed genuine care and concern for every pain and discomfort I experienced during pregnancy. She assigned exercises and stretches to address each of the ever-changing strains that my body underwent with my developing baby bump. It was amazing to me to encounter all the changes that women’s bodies are designed to sustain as they adjust to the new weight distribution and changing physiology that comes with pregnancy. In my times with Michelle, she seemed to always be a step ahead of these changes, knowing the symptoms and aches I might be experiencing next, and suggested exercises and giving advice for each of them. I really appreciated the way that Michelle described the goal of each exercise she assigned. They ranged in purpose from addressing certain pains to strengthening muscles I would need as my baby continued to grow and eventually for the labor and delivery! Michelle's explanations were great motivation for me to do the exercises throughout the week. I knew the details of how I was strengthening and preparing my body and how I was protecting and caring for my baby! With Michelle, no topics were off limits! It was so helpful to have someone who had been through pregnancy and was unashamed in discussing each part and function of my body. She had great advice and knowledge for even my most awkward questions! Michelle's strength of faith in God and the way she trusts Him daily was very comforting to me, especially in discussing my fears as I looked ahead to labor. It's something I had never been through before, and Michelle was so sweet to provide not only tons of really helpful advice for both the mental and physical side of labor, but to also help me find my confidence in the Lord's strength to bring me through it! I am truly grateful for the time I got to spend with Michelle preparing to have my baby!"
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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.

What is kickboxing?

Kickboxing is a type of martial art whose basic moves are widely practiced in personal and group fitness regimens. In combat kickboxing, two competitors fight using four points of contact — both hands and both feet — unlike traditional boxing, where competitors are allowed to use their hands. In competitive kickboxing, opponents must remain standing, and no fighting can occur on the mat or ground. Kickboxing has its roots in Muay Thai and other ancient martial arts. Some elemental moves from kickboxing include roundhouse kicks, back kicks, hooks, uppercuts and more.

Modern group fitness kickboxing is practiced in gyms and workout studios across the country. It draws its moves from combat kickboxing, but instead of fighting with an opponent, participants perform jabs, crosses, punches and kicks in instructor-led, choreographed routines set to music. Personal trainers also incorporate kickboxing moves into workout routines, spending time punching and kicking the bag. These strength-building moves, mixed with high-intensity intervals, boost heart rate and increase strength.

Is kickboxing good exercise?

Kickboxing is great exercise. It works your whole body and really gets your heart pounding. Kickboxing combines upper- and lower-body movements like roundhouse kicks and uppercut punches that boost calorie burning. The type of kickboxing you do will determine how much exercise you get. Kickboxing training that takes place in a martial arts studio will involve kicking and punching a sandbag or sparring with a competitor, both of which will sharply increase the amount of exercise you’ll experience in a kickboxing session. Comparatively, a study by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) found that women doing group fitness cardio kickboxing burned between 6.45 and 8.3 calories per minute, or approximately 350-450 calories burned during an hour-long class. This is roughly what you can expect to burn with jogging or similar exercise, but ACE says that cardio kickboxing offers the added benefits of increased strength and flexibility, sharper reflexes, and improved coordination. Whether you’re training to fight competitively, learning kickboxing as a form of self-defense, or taking cardio kickboxing at your local gym, you’ll get a full-body workout with positive health benefits.

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