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Top 10 Personal Trainers near DeKalb, IL

5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 1 year in business
"Such a humble guy great workouts professional.caring i would recommend."

$10

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4.7
from 26 reviews
4.7
(26)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 9 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
"Josh is great to work with for your fitness needs. My husband and I hired him for at home personal training. He uses customized exercises to help my husband and I reach our fitness goals. Additionally, he has a great positive energy that helps us get in the right mindset. His educational background is a plus as he can tell you the "why" behind your needs and exercises which I greatly appreciate. I would highly recommend to anyone who is looking for a personal trainer."
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5.0
from 27 reviews
5.0
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IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 4 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
"I've been working with Ben for two months and it's been a real pleasure! My body is going through a transformation I've never had in my life. I've gained muscle and lost weight, and also feel stronger inside. Ben is an outstanding personal trainer, as well as a reliable and interesting friend. That is to say, he designed workout sessions with great care and progressed them week by week, while at the same time making each workout fun and enjoyable. I recommend Ben to my friend and she also speaks highly of him. In a nutshell, he's the kinda personal trainer that you hope to work with in a long run."
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4.6
from 15 reviews
4.6
(15)
  • 8 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
"I contacted South Shire to change the plumbing under the sink in the kitchen of one of my rental properties, they were very professional in going at the requested time, meeting with my tenant, and offering an amazing job for a value I could not even get another handyman company to come look at the initial job."
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5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
"Brian has been my personal trainer for 3 months. Working with him has been a great experience. I have worked with many personal trainers in the past and have not noticed results until I started working with him. He took the time to develop a detailed work out plan and was designed to reach my goal (to build body mass). His optimistic attitude is contagious. I look forward to his work out sessions because they are focused and designed to what I want to accomplish. His professionalism and attitude are impressive and will not let you give up. "
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5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 1 year in business
"Love working with my future trainer. She's excellent at scheduling workouts around my busy life, and the variety I get is far beyond what I was able to do on my own. This is really a great program if you want the accountability of a real person plus the convenience of being able to do workouts wherever. I can do workouts when traveling, at home, at the gym. They also customize the workout to the gear I have available, which makes it super easy. It's also great having an app to reach out to my trainer, rather than waiting for my weekly training session to ask questions. Megan's very punctual with responses, and very understanding with all my concerns. Overall this is an excellent service. Much recommended."
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"I am a nurse who has worked with a variety of chronic patients with heart disease- hypertension, diabetes, depression, weight concerns, emotional difficulties and can motivate you for a better health and wellness and assist you in making steps to your wellness goals. Our coaching practice is over the phone, as scientifically proven with best results. I consult you about best research based practices in the field for your chronic condition. Best practice for weight loss is low caloric diet and healthy nutrition, accompanied by an active lifestyle. In our regular wellness coaching conversation: we evaluate your wellness vision and goals, priorities ; I have a multidimensional holistic approach integrating mind body and spirit- with physical-emotional, spiritual , occupational dimensions; we create a wellness objective ,plan and a follow up; you will create a wellness diary and a food diary; My business, Wellness Alliance is an American-based company that promotes health and wellness education and coaching based on the latest scientific research. Wellness Alliance offers health and wellness coaching to individuals with chronic problems . Wellness Alliance serves companies to improve the well-being of their employees. Wellness Alliance offers both wellness consultancy regarding space, measures, routines and activities, to predispose wellness as well as health coaching."

$30

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5.0
from 14 reviews
5.0
(14)
  • 8 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
"If I could give Gabe's Paver & Irrigation a 6t I would! They were outstanding! They were the very first company to respond to my request, the first person to show up when they promised to give a quote & the best price!! My job was a little tricky near power lines and they did a very professional, safe job. The work was completed promptly and everything cleaned up. My neighbors have already asked for their information!"
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4.9
from 18 reviews
4.9
(18)
  • 4 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
"I couldn't be happier with the way my project turned out. I had shower and bath faucets installed and had my caulking done. He was very professional, kind and knowledgeable about what he was doing. He was very clean, respectful and patient. I had wonderful experience and I would recommend him to everyone. Having someone you can trust to do honest and great work is hard to come by these days. He proved it on this project. A wonderful job well done. I will definitely hire again in the future."
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5.0
from 7 reviews
5.0
(7)
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"I’ve been taking Amy’s Yoga Sculpt, Ashtanga Yoga and Cardi-yoga classes since August. Her classes are always fun and challenging. Each class is always different w/ the exception of Ashtanga as that is a class follows the traditional Ashtanga sequence. More recently Amy has become my personal trainer. She provides me with daily workouts and motivation. The workouts she has planned have been fun, diverse, demanding and range from 15 minutes to 45 minutes typically. They always use easily assessable equipment (i.e. stairs, etc). I have definitely begun to see results! I highly recommend Amy as a personal trainer and Yoga instructor."
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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 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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