Kanthaka Personal Trainers and Yoga Instructors
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I really enjoyed my experience with Kanthaka! I had my first session with a personal trainer and it was not only seamless but taught me a lot about proper techniques (which is something I am always worried about). My trainer, Liz, chatted with me beforehand so she knew exactly what kind of workout I wanted to do (I decided on a full body strength training session). Liz came to my gym at work, showed me how to use the different equipment properly, and went through an extensive and full body workout with me. The workout was great and I feel so much more knowledgeable now! I will definitely be using Kanthaka again.Mar 3, 2020
This will be a long review, here's the key points if you want to read less. Kanthaka: 1. Is more affordable than I thought (cheaper than a gym membership) 2. Produced the best workouts I've ever had, adapted to my fitness/health goals 3. Is a lot safer than just hiring a solo trainer 4. Is not good if you are looking for the social environment of a gym membership (but great if you prefer workouts away from ogling or judgement) 5. Is stupidly easy to use, and the platform has great customer service In short, it is an amazing value if you're looking to get in shape and value real human interaction with an expert who will respect your goals/limits. It would likely not be useful if you prefer to go to the gym to meet people more than work out (a legitimate gym purpose, not trying to be trite). Details: I was somewhat leery to hire a personal trainer, it seemed like an expensive and needless thing. I was a college athlete and have run my entire life. I hit middle age, and find my health goals are, well, sub-optimal, but I hate the thought of going to a gym that seems to have a meat-market feel and is expensive when you add in trainers on site (membership plus trainer fees add up). I didn't think hiring a trainer would really help me get in shape, and would be a needless and expensive folly. I was wrong. I booked on Kanthaka for an early morning session. I workout between 6:30 and 7:30 before work, using a small gym and showers in my office building. My trainer met me there and was early for our appointment (note: you'll find some trainers are always early, some always on time, and some struggle, so get into a good routine with one you like). She worked me over like a red-headed stepchild. I wanted to strengthen my core (I'm a runner, all leg). She responded with what I needed, and I was amazed at how small changes in my body stance, mechanics, et cetera, made my workout challenging to say the least. I was gleefully sore, and now see the value of a trainer. A couple of unforeseen plus items: 1. Trainers will come to you and bring all necessary equipment for the workout you're looking for. This is a big plus if you don't want to buy a gym membership or a bunch of stuff that will be sitting around your house. 2. The actual cost of using a trainer once a week is less than a gym membership at most gyms. 3. I'm married and prefer going with a personal trainer so I can avoid feeling like I'm being ogled-over or judged for my weak core strength in a public place (read: gym) 4. Using a trainer from the platform comes with insurance and coverage if, heaven-forbid, something happens. It is nice to know there is a company behind the people I'm inviting into my home. They screen and vet people, plus I can see reviews to know who sucks before I invite them over. I'm sure it's not a perfect system, but it sure beats the alternative. Katakana makes me feel safe. The challenges are: 1. Finding the trainer that works for you. I got really lucky on my first trainer, she is a gem, and I plan to stick with her. I did schedule with a different trainer, and he cancelled the day before (idk why) so I booked a new trainer for the same time and everything worked out. A friend had to try a few trainers on Kanthaka before she found the right match for her. Not a deal killer here, just manage your expectations going in. There are amazing trainers on the platform, find the one that works for you. Pro-tip: respond to the emails you get and ask for help if you don't like your trainer, they will help you and have customer service that is WAY better than I expected. 2. I know a lot of people who love going to gyms to meet people and workout. Nothing wrong with that. If that is important to you, then by all means, do so; this app isn't for folks like you (unless you still value the training part for your fitness goals away from the gym, of course). Sorry for the long review, hope you find this helpful.Mar 6, 2020
So far I've used Kanthaka twice -- once doing yoga in the park and one doing weights at my office gym. Both times I brought a friend, and the instructors were very good about providing quality instruction to my friend and I to fit our different levels of experience. I love the flexibility of meeting the trainer wherever, whenever. It's a great way to get a personalized workout in nature or in a place that's just really convenient. Would highly recommend!!Mar 3, 2020
Private Yoga Instruction
They contacted us promptly and are enthused to work with us.Apr 21, 2020Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?1 hour session is $50, 45 minutes session is $42.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Clients download the Kanthaka App in the App Store and book a personal training, yoga, pilates or boxing session anywhere they want (apartment gym, hotel gym, office gym, home) with just a few taps on our App.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?All our trainers are certified and insured, plus interviewed and vetted on regular basis.