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Top Pro
4.8
from 73 reviews
4.8
(73)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 8 years in business
  • 143 hires on Thumbtack
"Been training at Fitness Stop for more than a month with Garid, and the results are showing. I decided I needed training after two injuries during long distance running. Garid was able to help me with my flexibility & mobility , and as a result I do not get sore after running like I used to before I started training."

$45

estimated cost

Top Pro
4.9
from 15 reviews
4.9
(15)
GREAT VALUE
  • 3 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
"To put it succinctly for those that don’t want to read this whole review..... Julian, as my personal trainer, is phenomenal!  He is super knowledgeable, well trained, educated, I would say an expert about training the body to get the results you want. He has a great energy, enthusiasm, and passion for getting you in the best shape you can be!  I can't recommend him highly enough. I chose to work with Julian, personal trainer and owner of Prepare for Performance, cause he listened to what my goals were and his approach to over all strengthening fit with me. I love how he mixes up the workouts always focus on engaging my core in everything we do. I have never really exercised or been into fitness because weight was never an issue, until I hit my mid 40s. Feeling really fatigued, bad posture, headaches, gravity.... Working with Julian is so important to me because able to judge my abilities and push them just the right amount. He plans the workout so that I'm pushing my limits every session. While I whine and complain he gets me through it.  Even with all the technology, YouTube ect...these are not workouts I could do on my own.  Every session is different, challenging, and feels wholly customized so I may reach my goals. Working out with Julian may be my best decision of the year.  My posture is so much improved, I have upper body strength *for the first time in my life*, I am able to do things I would never have done before and feel great (while I am still not thrilled with how I look,there are improvements, I actually will take my shirt off and swim. god, I missed swimming!) Working out is still hard and something I would never do if it were not for Julian. He is fun, engaging, smart, and a “hard a#$” when he needs to be. If you are wanting to feel better about yourself, feel stronger, happier, and joining the gym just does not do it for you...Julian will get you into shape!!"

$1

estimated cost

5.0
from 7 reviews
5.0
(7)
  • 19 years in business
"The Perfect Workout is genius! I have been doing this workout for over 5 years now and it has been a staple in my fitness journey. With this workout I have lost over 10lbs within the first few months of doing it, it has completely changed my body composition, AND I was able to do this throughout my entire pregnancy and postpartum journey. The awesome trainers got me down to my pre-baby weight before my wedding and I felt incredible! There is no better workout and you cannot beat the time efficiency, especially as a busy mama! Don't just try this workout, make it a part of your life =)"

$25

estimated cost

5.0
from 7 reviews
5.0
(7)
  • 19 years in business
"The Perfect Workout is genius! I have been doing this workout for over 5 years now and it has been a staple in my fitness journey. With this workout I have lost over 10lbs within the first few months of doing it, it has completely changed my body composition, AND I was able to do this throughout my entire pregnancy and postpartum journey. The awesome trainers got me down to my pre-baby weight before my wedding and I felt incredible! There is no better workout and you cannot beat the time efficiency, especially as a busy mama! Don't just try this workout, make it a part of your life =)"

$25

estimated cost

5.0
from 24 reviews
5.0
(24)
  • 6 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
"Silvia is both a delight to work with and a professional in every sense of the word. She knows her stuff, plans ahead, shows up on time, and is unfailingly encouraging and constructive. I have used her both to help me start a neighborhood fitness class and to give water aerobics training to my disabled husband. "

$60

estimated cost

5.0
from 19 reviews
5.0
(19)
  • 1 year in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
"Joining Leo and his TLC fitness program was one of the best decisions I made in my 36years on this planet,his training methods are outstanding and effective,i lost over 75 pounds in 6 months and feel great!!!! Thank you Leo for helping me change my life TLC 4LIFE"

$50

estimated cost

4.7
from 40 reviews
4.7
(40)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 1 year in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
"I discovered Jenise through thumbtack and by reading reviews about her. I had been seeking for a personal trainer. After my initial consultation, I knew that she was the trainer for me. To give an overview of my fitness level: I am 26. I am a non-athlete. Actually, I’m pretty uncoordinated and clumsy and have never regularly exercised before. I love yoga but I also never got into doing it regularly enough. Its rare to get the motivation for me to get up and go to the gym which is why I chose to seek a personal trainer that can come to me and give me an individualized service. When I contacted Jenise, she offered for a consultation and to see my goals and ultimately see if my schedule will fit in with hers. I should have worn appropriate clothing at that time to do a fitness assessment… nevertheless, after booking she came to me for the assessment, measurements, and weigh-in. We completed 12 sessions in a 1 month period. Just like learning a new skill or a language or an insurance for a healthier life in the future— every penny is worth it. If I could afford it, I would for sure continue working out with Jenise 3 times a week all my life!! But this has been a really great stepping stone to a STRONGER me. The workouts as other reviews mention are different each time although during every session you focus on different parts of the body. Usually you do one session focusing on lower body, one on upper body and one focusing on the core. She makes sure that your workout is high-intensity and always adds new moves or gadgets to the workouts to make it fun. Boxing, resistance training outside in the neighborhood, when the weather is nice, were some of the highlights for me. Even though, I liked the convenience of her coming to me.. I also liked going to her location at the end of the week to top off my workout and get the MOST out of my weekly workouts. Her gym has all the equipment needed to kick butt. She really understands the anatomy and where your weaknesses lie as a unique individual. She builds your workouts according to these and changes the number of repetitions or the amount of weight as necessary during the workout. She watches you closely on your form and ensures you get the most out of every exercise. I personally never liked working out because I never knew how to. I knew I had terrible form and didn’t know how to fix it. Jenise became a teacher to me and showed me how to properly lift. She also always reminded me to breathe when I exerted energy (I tend to hold my breath when I lift .. its no bueno!) Now I see that I have made progress and I have learned proper form, I am keen to continue with it. My 12 sessions came to an end last week. I would 100% renew more sessions with Jenise if it weren’t for my mother looking to join a gym with me. Right now, my finances and time aren’t allowing me to afford both, but I know for certain Jenise and I will be training again in the future. I can tell she has made a STRONGER me and I don’t want to lose any of what I have worked for this past month! If you are hesitant, I get that. Truly. But give it a shot. Jenise is wonderful. Trust her, she knows exactly what you need. I'm so glad I trusted her on this journey. I highly recommend CW3 to everyone!"

$40

estimated cost

5.0
from 7 reviews
5.0
(7)
  • 19 years in business
"The Perfect Workout is genius! I have been doing this workout for over 5 years now and it has been a staple in my fitness journey. With this workout I have lost over 10lbs within the first few months of doing it, it has completely changed my body composition, AND I was able to do this throughout my entire pregnancy and postpartum journey. The awesome trainers got me down to my pre-baby weight before my wedding and I felt incredible! There is no better workout and you cannot beat the time efficiency, especially as a busy mama! Don't just try this workout, make it a part of your life =)"

$25

estimated cost

5.0
from 12 reviews
5.0
(12)
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
"My experience with Angela has truly been amazing. I have been on a fitness journey for many years and have never felt as inspired, hopeful, and determined as I do since starting with Angela. She has a unique ability to push me beyond my (perceived) limits, all while making sure my workout is feasible and appropriate for my fitness level. Angela takes extra time to talk to me about the highs and lows of my week. I feel like I’ve known her forever! Haha. I am terrible with scheduling, and she will also take the time to make sure I am scheduled. I also love the way Angela pays close attention to tailoring a unique workout every time we meet. I don’t know what I’d do without her guidance! If you want to embark on a fitness journey, or you just need an extra push, Angela is the trainer for you!!!!"

$50

estimated cost

5.0
from 7 reviews
5.0
(7)
GREAT VALUE
  • 19 years in business
"The Perfect Workout is genius! I have been doing this workout for over 5 years now and it has been a staple in my fitness journey. With this workout I have lost over 10lbs within the first few months of doing it, it has completely changed my body composition, AND I was able to do this throughout my entire pregnancy and postpartum journey. The awesome trainers got me down to my pre-baby weight before my wedding and I felt incredible! There is no better workout and you cannot beat the time efficiency, especially as a busy mama! Don't just try this workout, make it a part of your life =)"

$25

estimated cost

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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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