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Top 10 Boxing Instructors near Stamford, CT

5.0
from 6 reviews
5.0
(6)
GREAT VALUE
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"When I met Graeme I told him of my concerns for my health. I had constant back pain...knee pain..and severe inflammation. I wanted to work on my core strength along with loss. Graeme listened to me and my workouts were and still are right on the money....He has helped me on this journey with his knowledge of training and good health."

$50

estimated cost

4.9
from 15 reviews
4.9
(15)
GREAT VALUE
  • 11 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
"Keith is a fantastic trainer who really knows what he is doing. Aside from being a trainer, he also gets to know the person he is training very well. Overall, I would definitely recommend Keith to anyone looking for a personal trainer."

$50

estimated cost

5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"Very promptedly responds & knowlegable about what I want from her fitness training. Can’t wait to work with her!!"

$60

estimated cost

5.0
from 13 reviews
5.0
(13)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 11 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"I have been working out with Peter for over 5 years. In that time he has helped me change my body, my strength, my flexibility and my understanding about body alignment. Our workouts are not all about how much I can sweat -- they are about what my body needs (be it cardio, strength training or stretching) and he has helped me to understand the importance of consistent movement --even on the days when working out feels hard. He follows up with me after workouts to see how I am feeling and he checks in during the week when we are not together. Peter goes the distance to ensure we get our time in each week -- even when the schedules get a little crazy. I feel I am in good hands with Pete. His energy and enthusiasm during our workouts make the time fly. "

$60

estimated cost

5.0
from 7 reviews
5.0
(7)
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
"I've been training with Tristan for about a year now and if it wasn't for him I would have never been able to reach the level of fitness I'm currently at. With the personal attention given during my training sessions I have been able to reach goals I never knew were possible. Tristan makes each workout challenging and rewarding at the same time. He always keeps a positive attitude/outlook and will always believe in your even when you don't believe in yourself (my biggest downfall when it comes to training) I would recommend T to anyone in a heartbeat. If you sign up with Tristan you won't regret it, trust me-except maybe when it's leg day. "

$51

estimated cost

5.0
from 27 reviews
5.0
(27)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 28 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
"My time training with Lisa was amazing. We spoke about my problem areas and what I wanted . I mentioned to Lisa that I had a small handicap. We worked around this and actually infact I did see progress with the handicap that I have. Lisa was motivated to work with me and I was with her. Thank You Lisa"

$85

estimated cost

5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"Sam is one of a kind. So motivating and knowledgeable! I highly recommend her services to those looking for a GREAT personal trainer. Five stars all the way. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟"

$50

estimated cost

4.4
from 9 reviews
4.4
(9)
  • 28 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"Gloria really knows her stuff! Very experienced, I was very impressed with all her certifications and years of experience in fitness. She created a terrific workout for me and she's very motivational."

$75

estimated cost

5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"WillPower is one of the best parts of my day. Will has learned enough about me to be able to challenge me appropriately in so that I become a little better each day not only physically, but mentally, as well. I am able to push myself harder and do things that in the past I would tell myself I could never do. He is a great coach and motivator, and he really wants you to succeed in all of your goals - and not only have I met my goals, i have set new ones that I look forward to reaching little by little each and every day. He always tells me “keep chipping away” - and he couldn’t be more right. Thanks WillPower! Signed, - Fittest I’ve ever been"

$60

estimated cost

5.0
from 6 reviews
5.0
(6)
  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"I have interviewed a number of trainers. Greenwich Integrative Wellness meets all of my requirements: emphasis on health, strength and flexibility. The session is well thought out and consists of a series of exercises to promote health as well as a workout. Superior!"

$70

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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