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5.0
from 7 reviews
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GREAT VALUE
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"I have taken a few workshops with Veronique. I find her deep understanding of yoga and the asanas very helpful. She is an excellent communicator with a great deal of experience in hands-on adjustments (assists). I value her connectivity to the yoga cannon and postures through her music coordination. She is a gem."
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5.0
from 33 reviews
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IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 3 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
"What can I say about Mariana other than that she is incredible at what she does. She is a fitness expert, amazing human being and someone who has changed my life and my physique in such a short time. I have been working out with her for more than four months and she has been instrumental in getting my life and my health on track. I don’t know what I would do without her. No two workouts are the same, she is tough but fair and an absolute pleasure. Her positivity is infectious and I am so grateful to have found her!"
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5.0
from 10 reviews
5.0
(10)
  • 4 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"Marine is great! She's knowledgeable and friendly. We are currently working on my meeting my fitness goals, and with her help, I have no doubt that I will reach those goals. I would recommend her to anyone in need of a personal fitness trainer. "
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5.0
from 2 reviews
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IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 22 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
"Fern is amazing. She works with you in every way and I already feel a million times better, with more energy and motivation than ever. Highly Recommended. "
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5.0
from 8 reviews
5.0
(8)
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"Kenechi is a genuine person and a pleasure to work with. Dedicated to helping his clients get the most out of their workouts. Very professional and knowledgable. "
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5.0
from 7 reviews
5.0
(7)
  • 19 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"The training is so worth it that I travel an hour every weekend to become stronger, more flexible and a more well-rounded yogi. I highly recommend in any capacity."
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5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 11 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Roger has been the best dance instructor we have ever had. Learning with him is fun and easy. I foresee a lasting friendship in him."
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5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
  • 6 years in business
"I have been trying to get in shape for years but didn't really know what to do or how to do it. April completely took care of all of that. She is the most experienced and motivating trainer I have ever worked with. I have a bum shoulder and she was able to make a program that not only get it stronger but allow me to get in shape while I did it."
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5.0
from 6 reviews
5.0
(6)
  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"Mike is awesome to work with. He has answered any questions and help to guide me get optimal results with my weight loss and strength training. I have started to eat better with his input and he keeps me focused on my goal. I would recommend him to you whether its just to lose a few pounds or athletic training."
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4.8
from 6 reviews
4.8
(6)
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"This obstacle course in training program is not like any other!"
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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 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.

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.

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.

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