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Des Moines Personal Trainers

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Complete Home Wellness
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Michael G.
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Working with Patrick was a tremendous help to my weight loss plan. I was able to get on track with my diet and excersise and had a great time with our sessions. I was able to loose 15 pounds and gain decent muscle within 2 months. The weightloss and strength building cut down on pain in my lower back and helped me become better knowledgeable of my health needs. Definately recommend Complete Home Welness for Training and Physical Therapy!

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  • 8 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nancy A.
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Jeremiah is very knowledgeable in all aspects of personal training. From lifting heavy to build mass to knowing the best modified form if you have an injury. He never missed a session in the 3 years we have been training. He is also very knowledgeable on diet, and can assess what you need to focus on. Very professional, well spoken, and motivating. If you are looking for a Trainer, I highly recommend Jeremiah.

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Karlyn Laszkiewicz
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Micah J.
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Karlyn is awesome. She brings a lot of humor to her training and was super approachable with my newbie questions. She was great on responding and being flexible with scheduling.

Fitness with Angie
5.0
from 10 reviews
    Heather H.
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    Personal training is so great with Angie - she's the perfect combination of tough and nice. She pushes you and encourages you, plus she's simply a great person to know. Between the exercise and the healthy eating tips, Fitness with Angie is the only place to go.

    Zach lohner online coaching
    5.0
    from 9 reviews
      Kelsey S.
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      Zach is AWESOME!!!!! I have learned so much training with him. He really knows how to work with what you have and what your personal goals are. He is real and seriously the funniest guy I know. I get compliments almost EVERYDAY on my booty!!! A booty that was built with hard work and dedication and damn it feels good! Best trainer around hands down!

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      Eric Haight
      5.0
      from 6 reviews
      • 4 hires on Thumbtack
      • Top Pro on Thumbtack
      Jessica R.
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      Eric is a very qualified fitness trainer. He has many years of experience ranging from group boot camp classes to one on one personal training. I tried both the group oriented sessions and one on one personal training sessions. His work outs are challenging and bring results.

      MADESTRONG
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
      • 8 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Sharon D.
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      The trainers are amazing and truly care about their clients. They focus on form and injury prevention. They provide education and customize workouts to the individual, whether in a group or personal training setting.

      Jassie M.
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      Mason is a wonderful personal trainer. Before training with Mason, I was an athlete and never had to work out on my own before. And working out with him he has given me a routine I can stick to on my own, and that don't take a lot of time with my busy schedule. He makes workouts personal and exactly what you are looking for. Highly recommend. Anyone looking for a great workout should definitely work out with him, you wont regret it!

      Prehab Performance
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
        Laura T.
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        Michael was the best trainer I have ever had. He is friendly, funny and very good at his job. He motivates you but isn't fake or pushy, just a nice guy who really seems to care about your progress. The best part about training with Mike was how he always kept it interesting, there were always new exercises and stretches to do. Michael would always go the extra mile to ask about my diet and what exercise I was doing outside of the gym too, and when I told him to help me achieve "Michelle Obama arms" he did his very best to get the guns in shape! I've got to say I was very sad to see Mike leave our gym, I couldn't recommend him more highly.

        • 4 years in business
        About

        I am motivated to see all of my clients succeed in accomplishing their health and fitness goals. It is imperative that my clients have initially positive experiences with exercise so that they adhere to exercise programming in the future. My work stands out among other trainers since I build workout programs that actually target individual needs rather than using the one-size-fits-all principle to help people with their health and fitness goals. That being said, I will choose workouts appropriate for the client based on initial fitness assessments and movement screens. Moreover, I employ exercise psychology principles to enable my clients to succeed in their fitness goals; I employ motor control and learning principles to maximize motor learning of a skill, such as how to perform a squat; and I also employ exercise physiology, biomechanical, and functional anatomy principles to develop scientifically-based programs for the client to maximize functional movement for the client.

        About

        Using my background as a registered nurse with an emphasis in nutrition, I recommend programs based on clients' goals and needs. As a member of the National Council of Certified Personal Trainers, I feel confident and competent in recommending strategies that are effective. Add a heaping spoonful of motivation, and you have Let's Be Fit with Bre.

        • 4 years in business
        • 2 hires on Thumbtack
        About

        I offer small group fitness classes and personal training and develop independent fitness and nutrition programs. I have seven years' experience with personal training and have been teaching group fitness classes, from Pilates to boot camp and everything in between. I work with all fitness levels, from the beginner to the seasoned athlete.

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        I've taught all types of fitness, including yoga, Pilates, boot camps, cycling, and strength. I have 11 years of experience. I also have my personal trainer and yoga T200 training certificates.

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        I am a NASM certified personal trainer. I am currently studying dietetics and exercise at Iowa State University, so I have a lot of knowledge in the nutrition realm also!

        • 1 year in business
        About

        Enigma Training provides a Unique and Customizable service to fit YOUR needs. To get the most customizable and full fledged results, train with me online! $100/Month Online Coaching: 1x weekly check in and daily contact availability. In-Person Coaching: $55/Hr. - Travel $50/Hr. - Home $35/30min - Home $40/30min - Travel Specializations: - Lifestyle Modifications - Endurance Running - Muscle Building - Bodyfat Shedding

        • 7 years in business
        About

        I have been a Personal/Group Fitness Trainer for over 9 years and have developed a unique way of combining my knowledge of fitness mixed with creative instruction and a simplified approach for client comprehension (Equational Fitness Theory). My fitness background includes sports and sports-conditioning, weight-loss and weight-training, group training, nutrition, public speaking, and mentoring. I have coached people from ages 8 to 85, with varied fitness difficulties and abilities ranging from autism, arthritis, and obesity; to general fitness enthusiasts, corporate wellness, and elite athletes such as Olympic Female Gymnastics Gold Medalist, Shawn Johnson.

        About

        We work well with our customers, always willing to put as much effort into creating achievements as our clientele is. If your looking for results we promise results in as little as 28 days or your money back.

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        I provide personal training services. Thank you for your interest. Please do not hesitate to contact me for more details.

        • 8 years in business
        About

        Holistic Health Consulting provides personal training, nutrition diagnostic services for at-risk populations, prenatal/postnatal care, endurance athletes (marathon coaching) and body building. I use a natural approach to your holistic health -- mind, body and spirit.

        About

        We are a personal training studio that specializes in one-on-one training and small group training. We also do nutrition coaching for those who are looking to just look and feel better or who want to take themselves to a competitive level. We also sell sports nutrition supplements and vitamins. We have been independent and locally owned since 2003!

        About

        Rachel Kelderman Personal Training offers personal training brought to you to fit your needs and schedule. I am certified through American College of Sports Medicine and have a bachelor's degree in exercise science. I am insured. Specialties include TRX suspension training, kettlebell training and interval training at all levels.

        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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