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4.9
from 22 reviews
4.9
(22)
GREAT VALUE
  • 4 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
"Summer is an excellent trainer! I was able to meet with her right away and she answered all my questions and concerns. I decided to hire her and set up my sessions for the entire month. She is very flexible and will work around your schedule so no matter what you have going on, you can easily get your workouts in each week. Before I started training with her I hadn't exercised in 3+ years so I was nervous to start back up. She made me feel comfortable and knew exactly how hard to push me. I love that I can see definition in my arms and legs and it's a huge motivator to keep coming back week after week. I highly recommend her as a trainer and I am so thankful I found her! "

$35

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4.9
from 14 reviews
4.9
(14)
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"Great gym. I can't wait to see what the future has in store for Trivium Personal Fitness! Great opportunity for personal trainers!"

$53

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4.9
from 10 reviews
4.9
(10)
GREAT VALUE
  • 6 years in business
"Tyler is an amazing trainer. His workouts will push you to your limits and are extremely effective. He is very professional and flexible to work with. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a trainer."

$40

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4.5
from 2 reviews
4.5
(2)
  • 11 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"I had a very good experience there. Great deep tissue work and very good over all massage. Thank you!!"

$50

estimated cost

4.0
from 4 reviews
4.0
(4)
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"I had a great experience working with Jolie! She is extremely professional and knows what she's talking about! I had a shoulder injury and she was able to customize the exercises that would best help me to get my strength back. Jolie helped me so much at the gym to gain confidence working with weights and using correct techniques, I'm so happy with my results!"

$50

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Top Pro
5.0
from 33 reviews
5.0
(33)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 2 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
"Jesse is very impressive. He is super responsive to my questions and created a custom plan for me based on my goals. He's a very good listener and follows up regularly. He is extremely knowledgeable about exercise and diet. In our first training session, he has taught me a number of techniques to improve my performance and help me get the most out of my workout. With his background in exercise physiology, he is able to help me work around injuries of which I have a few. I would recommend Jesse to anyone wanting top-tier fitness coaching."
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5.0
from 21 reviews
5.0
(21)
  • 6 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
"I have been with a few personal trainers in the past for a couple months here and there. Now, I've been with evolution Fitness for over a year and plan to continue my 2-3x / week workouts. I'm most impressed with the planning involved before I work out so that each session is different and specifically designed for ME. It makes it fun, exciting, and makes me feel good about my accomplishments. Evolution trainers know what works for me so I can continue to get stronger for myself and for my family. Thanks to Evolution Fitness for your knowledge and encouragement!"
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Top Pro
4.9
from 16 reviews
4.9
(16)
  • 10 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
"We have really enjoyed our couple training sessions with Javier so far. He is attentive, super smart and pushes us enough but not to the point of us feeling defeated. Looking forward to continuing to work with him."
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4.8
from 29 reviews
4.8
(29)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
"I've been working with Vince for a few weeks now and I have to say that I am loving it! He is helping me nurse a previous back injury back to health while still challenging my muscle strength and stimulating muscle growth. He is very personable and attentive. There are certainly personal trainers who only show up, train you, and leave but that is not Vince! He always happily answers my texts and keeps communication open between sessions. Looking forward to seeing my results as the next few months progress and we keep working together."
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5.0
from 11 reviews
5.0
(11)
  • 4 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
"I hired Christine three months ago to help me lose 25-30 pounds, lower my sugar levels as I am a Type 2 diabetic and improve my overall fitness. I was pretty scared when I first agreed to train with her- I'll be honest. I was not overweight, but I was very out of shape and most trainers really push you. The first few workouts were really challenging as expected for me but Christine was amazing. She designed each workout specifically around me, took her time to teach me proper form (which is so important), and pushed me to limits I never knew I could reach. Three months later, not only have I lost some weight and inches, but I feel like a new person. I am doing things and wearing clothes I have not in years. My 6 year old daughter has joined us for most of our sessions and Christine has gotten her to love exercise. Exercise has become a daily routine at our house and that's something no other program or trainer was able to do. Combined with proper diet, her training sessions will transform your body. If you do as she asks, you wont regret hiring her. I promise. =)"
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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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