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Top 10 Affordable Personal Trainers near Norwalk, CT

5.0
from 14 reviews
5.0
(14)
  • 25 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
"Barry is a very effective personal trainer with lots of experience. He is flexible in designing a workout schedule based on your needs. He pushes you when needed and makes working out a joy. "
$65
estimated cost
4.9
from 15 reviews
4.9
(15)
GREAT VALUE
  • 11 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
"I have worked with many personal trainers in my life and Keith is one of the best I have worked with. His knowledge of fitness & nutrition is at the highest level! Most importantly his level of dedication to teaching and working with you (as the client) to reach your goals is better than you will find anywhere else! Keith is awesome! "
$50
estimated cost
5.0
from 27 reviews
5.0
(27)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 28 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
"There are many factors to consider when choosing a personal trainer. Will they understand my goals? Will they truly want to help me or am I another face at their job? Are they really going to listen to me? I will admit that when I chose Lisa as my personal trainer, it was mainly because I thought to myself "THAT'S who I want to look like". I have always believed that you have to "walk the walk" so to speak...meaning, Lisa works herself harder than she works her clients. That was my (perhaps shallow, but truthful) reason for choosing her. My reasons for carrying on and knowing I made a GREAT choice were many. - Lisa took the time to listen and understand my limitations, and always had ways to adjust my exercises and workouts to specifically fit what I needed, and still be challenging. - RESULTS. I chose short sessions, but whether we saw each other weekly or bi weekly, I SAW results and felt great. - Lisa cares about her clients well being fully, which goes beyond workouts. Her knowledge of health, food, nutrition and general well being was so impressive, and I learned so much from her. I have nothing but positive experiences and have become healthier and wiser thanks to Lisa, I could not recommend her enough! -Linda"
$85
estimated cost
5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
"She is always on time and her work ethic is outstanding!"
$60
estimated cost
5.0
from 11 reviews
5.0
(11)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 20 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
" Best personal trainer I've ever had, great gym knowledge. Knows his stuff. "
$80
estimated cost
5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
  • 16 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"Mike has been training my teenage son for years and he is professional and provides a varied and strenuous work-out session every time. I would highly recommend him to friends and family!"
$65
estimated cost
5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
"I have been training with Noah for approximately 5 months. He is undoubtedly one of the best trainers I have worked with for a number of reasons. First of all, I have a very busy and unpredictable schedule and he has been extremely accommodating and understanding. I have not missed a week since I began in February. He has created a plan that fits my needs and my age very nicely. He is able to get the most out of me, knowing exactly how far I can go. There is no way I would be able to do the same on my own. He is creative in his workouts, which I love because you never get bored. We work a new exercise or two into each session, which is great for the mind and the body. He is absolutely committed to getting me to my goals and knows how to create and execute a clear path toward achievement of those goals. Noah is a student of human physiology and he understands the importance of stretching, which is critical to a person my age. He has introduced me to new stretches which I am able to also do on my own. Last month, I has lower back spasms and he spent an entire hour stretching me in the right places which provided immediate relief. In short, Noah is a committed and reliable trainer who has been the perfect work out partner for me from every perspective. I would recommend him highly to anyone looking to get in better shape, and do it in a safe and appropriate manner."
$70
estimated cost
5.0
from 9 reviews
5.0
(9)
  • 2 years in business
"Adam and I have worked together for about six months. He is motivating and pushes me beyond my limits which not only has a physical impact it also puts me in a better mental state. He is friendly and professional. When I need to switch my sessions, he is accommodating and flexible."
$85
estimated cost
5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
GREAT VALUE
  • 1 year in business
"I am happy to be able to say that Karl Avdek is the first person to put me on a horse,some 35 years ago. I was fortunate that after training under him for some time he took me on as a "trail hand" and was able to put together everything I had learned from him in a practical way. And so started a lifelong love and appreciation of horses that I was able to pass on to my children. I was taught in a very sensible, no nonsense way that led me to go on to training my children in everything from the "softener hand in training and backing" of my own Wild Mustang" and to be the trainer of special needs children. I know that I will never stop learning from Karl Avdek, as long as I can still get on a horse. Thank you Karl, from the bottom of my heart for giving me the tools to be able to share the joy of Horsemanship with my children and the many children I went on to instruct."
$60
estimated cost
5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 1 year in business
"Rob is ahead of his time. He truly understands the client’s needs. He will use his knowledge and experience to transform your body. A few of my friends train with him. They appreciate his approach and had amazing results."
$60
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 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.

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.

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