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Top 10 Personal Trainers near Shelton, CT

5.0
from 7 reviews
5.0
(7)
GREAT VALUE
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Graeme is my personal trainer. He helps to keep me motivated. He knows just the right amount of push to help me achieve my goals."

$50

estimated cost

5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"Got a trainer on a whim and it was the best decision I ever made. Jacqi (my trainer) got back to me the same day I reached out and we had a session scheduled easily and quickly. Once started Jacqi made sure I hit, and exceeded my resolutions!! I've tried other trainers and, don't get me wrong they were good, but Jacqi offers not only amazing motivation and support, but she checked up on me regularly and that's amazing customer service. 10/10 recommend!"

$60

estimated cost

5.0
from 13 reviews
5.0
(13)
GREAT VALUE
  • 11 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"I began Keep Moving Fitness with a major spinal injury sustained in the military. This injury had been limiting me substantially from staying actively fit for nearly two years after the incident; The techniques & workouts Peter Gesswein had introduced to me, along with being my personal trainer along the way has miraclulsly healed the pain and has Increased my strength, mobility, and stamina more than any physical therapist or personal trainer I've ever worked with. The professionalism, knowledge,experience, and guaranteed growth in fitness and personal health has guaranteed Keep Moving Fitness and Mr. Gesswein as the only business I'll ever work with in the fitness industry. "

$60

estimated cost

5.0
from 27 reviews
5.0
(27)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 28 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
"Lisa began working with me just after my second pregnancy and throughout my third pregnancy. (Diabetes, hypothyroidism and back to back children) I'm almost 42, with 3 children, and look better than I did at 21! The best part was that it was challenging but FUN..... ...it doesn't seem like work when you're with Lisa because she has a great sense of humor and will keep you laughing and positive. She is also knowledgeable about nutrition and assorted other health issues and has been a wonderful source for information. I highly recommend Lisa as a personal trainer."

$85

estimated cost

5.0
from 8 reviews
5.0
(8)
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"Casey is a great personal trainer. I worked out with Casey for almost 3 years, until he moved from Chicago. Casey is a very attentive and knowledgeable professional who knows exactly what each individual needs, and he is pushing everyone to get to their goal. Casey created a workout plan for me and adjusted it as I progressed. Overall, I think Casey is a great personal trainer and he brings results to people who are working with him."

$65

estimated cost

5.0
from 6 reviews
5.0
(6)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"Excellent personal trainer , totally committed and very professional. He exceeded my expectations of a personal trainer. Totally recommended!"

$70

estimated cost

5.0
from 9 reviews
5.0
(9)
  • 2 years in business
"I have been training with Adam on a weekly basis for almost two years. He is a fantastic trainer. I have seen noticeable results and I am definitely more fit than before. I highly recommend him."

$85

estimated cost

5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
"After years of battling depression and diabetes, I signed up at the Edge and Fearfully asked for help and support. It was then I was assigned to Noah as my personal trainer and my Journey is one for the books. With his patience and compassionate heart he guided me through proper nutrition, understanding proper supplement intake and always answered my questions. Through Noah's positive and don't give up attitude I was able to loose over 50 pounds and loose over 10 inches around my waist. As we continue to work and improve on my physical strength and stability. I am also learning new ways to grow from the inside out positively. I love my new healthy life style and thanks to Noah I found the courage and strength to live life Fearlessly!""

$70

estimated cost

5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
  • 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 10 reviews
5.0
(10)
"I have had many personal trainers, in London, New York, Cape Town. They were exceptional. But he is the best. 7 years so far of always caring, always pushing, always ensuring I enjoy it. His knowledge of what each individual needs is first rate."

$110

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 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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