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Top 10 Personal Trainers near Glendale Heights, IL

Top Pro
4.9
from 60 reviews
4.9
(60)
GREAT VALUE
  • 9 years in business
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
"Patrick was my personal trainer for about half a year. I started knowing him in a group Core class he taught. His class was tough but fun! I was so impressed that I decided to further my training with him. As a personal trainer, Patrick understands the difference in each trainee. He first assessed my baseline capability and defined the goals. He then carefully designed sessions that would help me meet my goals. Patrick chose a variety of exercises that pushed me beyond my comfort zone but were still manageable and safe. During the training, Patrick monitored my movement closely. He not only made prompt corrections of my mistakes but also provided many suggestions on how to make my exercise more effective. In addition, he shared knowledge on diet and other helpful fitness information. Patrick is a good role model of fitness. He exercises daily and eats healthy. As an instructor, he cares about his students. As an individual, he has a warm personality and a good sense of humor. I would highly recommend Patrick to anybody who is looking for an excellent personal trainer! "

$40

estimated cost

Top Pro
4.9
from 39 reviews
4.9
(39)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 27 years in business
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
"Raven is the real deal folks; a former military man, martial artist, and tricep dip extraordinaire. If you are looking for someone who is going to get you in shape and feeling confident about your body, look no further. With almost 3 decades of experience as a personal trainer he has a lot of knowledge to share with his clients to help them not only look better but adopt a much healthier life style. His coaching has helped me get the gains I wanted and enhance my athletic performance. His workouts are ones he designs himself and are really fun and engaging that promote the functionality of the body. Which basically means his workouts prepare you for movements your body will actually use in real life. Since training with Raven I've learned how to train smarter and eat the right foods for me based on my goals. Once again, very knowledgeable guy, very cool guy, very good friend, and a guy I trust to get me in tip top athletic shape."

$60

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 37 reviews
5.0
(37)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 20 years in business
  • 202 hires on Thumbtack
"Dan has been training me for the past 8 weeks and since we started working together, I've seen an incredible improvement in my strength, and my figure--this week I was able to fit back into my favorite pair of work pants that I haven't been able to fit in, in a year! When I first met with Dan I hadn't worked out in literally 2 years and was really nervous about all of it; however, Dan devoted an entire session to simply understanding me, the current state of my health, my habits, and helped me define where I wanted to be in my ideal future state. Dan then put together a customized program to ensure we could get there. As a woman, my one of my biggest concern was around "bulking up" from weight training as my body type lends itself to this if I'm not careful. I shared this with Dan and despite what I was sure would happen after the weight training, he's somehow made plan that made me smaller and noticeably toned up, and definitely not bulkier! In parallel, Dan has also really helped me with my poor eating habits--I'm a busy executive with little time to care or prepare food that is consistently healthy--and I sure do love Chicago cuisine. But every visit Dan would casually ask me what I planned to eat for the week and then give me directives on best options, grocery store lists, crackpot recipes, how to store my food, when to prepare it, and even where I can stop on the way home to get what I need for the next day :). . Dan has been a God send and reinvigorated my belief that I can take care of my health, actually meet my fitness goals, and truly enjoy it. I've absolutely loved, enjoyed, and seen results from every single session with Dan. I can't rave enough about how great a trainer he is and his attention to every aspect of his clients fitness, and overall well-being!!"

$70

estimated cost

4.9
from 22 reviews
4.9
(22)
  • 4 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
"Jenny is amazing and an excellent Personal trainer to train with . Very friendly & extremely knowledgeable . It has been almost a year now since I have been training and all I have seen so far is only ' Progress' with my weight loss goals . Jenny is a Professional and has the ability to review your current strengths and weakness in order to design a program that not only builds upon your strengths but ultimately helps you to suppress the weakness resulting into exceedingly productive health goals . Extremely knoweldgable with diet , nutrition and personal training which has helped me tremendously to adopt to a healthier lifestyle . Every workout is a new workout ; Every workout is different and you will never get bored with her sessions . Under Jenny's supervision I have succeded in shredding off body fat and gain muscle mass . Personal training , weight loss, weight management ,nutrition , strength training - Jenny scores on all fronts.I highly recommend her and I am sure you won't be disappointed . Thank you Jenny !"

$70

estimated cost

5.0
from 6 reviews
5.0
(6)
GREAT VALUE
  • 15 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
"As a mother of three kids all born through c-section my body was not it used to be. I was skeptical at first to start training since I had heard through other trainers that my body would never be the same, until I met Frank . I started training with Frank and one of his trainers name Lamont . Frank and Lamont gave me their recommendations as to how often to work out and how to diet. They have given me the confidence to push through the workouts to get to my goal. I have been training with them 3 days a week for the past three months and have already dropped weight . My friends and family have noticed a difference and I am very proud of my progress. Thank you guys !"

$50

estimated cost

5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"I've started training with Marco for since January and absolutely love my training sessions. Marco is one of the most experienced and committed trainers around. His workouts are fun and yet challenging. His passion to help clients, his knowledge, and his ability to connect with his clients is very impressive. I look forward to every session and would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to improve their health and fitness."

$70

estimated cost

5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
"Great trainer- keeps me motivated, pushed my abilities to do more. Best trainer I have ever worked with"

$70

estimated cost

4.9
from 8 reviews
4.9
(8)
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"I've had ~6 trainers in the past few years, and Roy is by far the best. He takes the time to get to know you, your goals and where you're starting from so that he can build a plan that's most effective for your individual needs. In workouts focused on teaching proper form, while being very patient and never making you feel dumb. I'd recommend him to anyone!"

$60

estimated cost

5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 22 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"Carla has been nothing less then great. She comes to my house and works with me multiple times a week. She's paid attention to what my goals are, and always has a new work out regimen planned for me. She helps me with my day to day diet as well. I am beyond pleased."

$44

estimated cost

5.0
from 12 reviews
5.0
(12)
  • 10 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"About five years ago I sought out the help of Sam Ziserson for problems I was having with hip and leg pain. Frankly, as a woman in my mid-fifties , I was worried that I was experiencing the inevitable aches and pains of middle age. Sam worked with me, focusing on my specific issues and I am very happy to report, I no longer experience any of the pain I once felt. I am stronger, and happier knowing that my work with Sam prepares me for a healthier future. Sam brings a sensitivity to training that I think is probably pretty rare. His is a whole person approach. He always meets me where I am, but is not afraid to push me just that little bit more to help me achieve real fitness. I would not consider working with any other trainer. After all, how many women my age can say that their twenty year old daughters have complemented them on how they look in a swim suit! One piece of course!"

$75

estimated cost

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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