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Top Pro
4.9
from 90 reviews
4.9
(90)
GREAT VALUE
  • 10 years in business
  • 125 hires on Thumbtack
"I was looking for self defense training in order to learn how to protect myself. I found Onyx Fitness Training and it was one of the best decisions that I have made! They went over basic jiu jitsu and striking style techniques and I noticed that my core is a lot stronger! They were very nice and welcoming. I really enjoy training here! They also have a full gym for weight training as well! I am more excited than ever because not only am I learning self defense, but I am seeing drastic changes towards my body as well! Visit their website at www.onyx-fitness.com. Amazing training!!!"
$35
estimated cost
4.9
from 26 reviews
4.9
(26)
  • 8 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
"I have been training with for Mike for 3 months starting the 2nd phase of my workouts and have seen serious gains on and off the field as a professional athlete. With his knowledge as an elite trainer and dietician, I've gained the weight I've needed to and developed the speed I've always wanted. He will work with you to meet and exceed your goals, great motivator, not to mention a great facility. "
$35
estimated cost
Top Pro
4.9
from 23 reviews
4.9
(23)
GREAT VALUE
  • 6 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
"Working out with Brandon has been an amazing opportunity. I've reached my goals for the New Year thanks to him. He pushed me to my limits, but in the end it was all worth it. I've lost the weight I wanted and I've never felt better. Thank You!!!!"
$30
estimated cost
Top Pro
5.0
from 18 reviews
5.0
(18)
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
"I loved working with Dienifer. I lost approximately 13 lbs with her 8 week program, which i am still using and continues to work. As a new mom that didn't have the opportunity to breastfeed I knew my weight loss would take longer the most mom. However, Dienifer created a diet and workout plan that worked for me and that I was able to handle with my new busy life."
$60
estimated cost
Top Pro
5.0
from 23 reviews
5.0
(23)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 3 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
"I started working with Brandon in the summer to train for my military service starting in late fall. He is everything I could ever ask for in a trainer! He is very personable and delivers professional instruction without any “gym-timidation”. He has tailored every work out to meet my fitness goals and easily modifies the intensity to meet or challenge my capabilities. As his company name suggests, Health is Wealth, Brandon not only focuses on the workout at hand but also provides helpful coaching on how to best improve your overall health which will improve your fitness performance capability. With his help I am miles ahead of where I would be on my own. Thank you Brandon!"
$50
estimated cost
4.9
from 15 reviews
4.9
(15)
  • 5 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
"Coach Josh is very knowledgeable and teaches the fundamentals in an easy to understand fashion. He makes training fun and improves the athlete's abilities and confidence. When more advanced or specific skills need to be worked on, he creates plans to meet the needs of the athlete."
$50
estimated cost
5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 11 years in business
"When you join this gym you are not considered a member you are now family! The love and support that Abraham and his team give you will not be found at any other gym. The whole team is fully educated on proper training and dieting. Long story short AFIT is by far the best gym in S FL."
$35
estimated cost
4.9
from 30 reviews
4.9
(30)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 12 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
"I have been in this fitness program for about 5 months and have done Yoga, Yogalates, Pilates, Zumba, spinning, water cardio, kickbox cardio, total body conditioning, boot camp conditioning, HIIT interval training, cardio intervals, and core N more. All trainers are highly qualified and committed and devote enough time to each student to make sure we are getting a proper workout and doing everything correctly. This is a superb program and I highly recommend it to everyone who is seeking to get fit and who needs to motivation to workout. I have lost 8 lbs and toned my body. I feel healthier and full of energy everyday. And get this, you can take as many classes as you want for $69 for month. Can you beat that?"
$60
estimated cost
5.0
from 7 reviews
5.0
(7)
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"Very knowledgeable, I got a really good workout. Felt it for days afterwards. Good job!!"
$45
estimated cost
5.0
from 10 reviews
5.0
(10)
  • 14 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
"Renée is very knowledgeable, patient and understanding. She is training me and coaches me to lose weight, get fit and be healthy the right way. 2 thumbs up Renee!! Thanks a million!"
$44
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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