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Top 10 boxers near Lake Forest, IL

4.9
from 14 reviews
4.9
(14)
GREAT VALUE
  • 4 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Online now
"What can I say-Chris is amazing! He will help you identify your goals and then reach them. He not only pushes during the work out, but also makes suggestions of fun cardio alternatives. Having worked with several trainers in the past, I can definitely say Chris is the best. He is pleasant (even at 7am, which is more than I can say), friendly and dedicated. If you have a goal, you will reach it with Chris and do it with a smile!"

$60

estimated cost

5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
"I went to John after a few injuries looking to get stronger in my 3 main lifts; squat, bench, deadlift. He put together a simple, yet challenging program to correct my imbalances, build my weaknesses, and reach my platform goals. I felt the program was personalized for me and my abilities to grow as an athlete. He is very knowledgeable and aware of the mechanics needed for each lift with a willingness to try new training techniques. He also keeps track of reps, calculates the weight on the bar correctly, and always catches the barbell when I fail. (Thank you)"

$70

estimated cost

5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 16 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Geoff is truly a great personal trainer who really cares about his clients. He not only guided me through workouts, but also thoroughly explained why we did certain workouts a certain way. He has incredible knowledge about the art of bodybuilding, and shares that knowledge during workouts to make them a lot more fun and informative. He did a great job in getting me out of my comfort zone and pushing me past my limits during our workouts together. He is also very prompt, courteous and considerate. Throughout our time together, I got to know Geoff quite well, and can say I’ve made a friend for life! Overall, I would definitely highly recommend Geoff as a personal trainer!"

$70

estimated cost

4.9
from 8 reviews
4.9
(8)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"I have had an amazing experience working with Roy. Since our first training session I could tell he was going to help me reach my specific goals; I wasn't just a generic PT client like you find at a lot of those big gyms, he really listened to what I wanted to achieve. Every time we work together I know I'm going to get a great workout and keep making progress toward my goals."

$60

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 12 reviews
5.0
(12)
  • 10 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"I began training with Sam while I was a sophomore in high school. As a competitive tennis player, I was hoping to gain an extra edge through strength training. Sam is unbelievable at helping you achieve your goals. I was able to add muscle mass, shed fat, increase my speed, and ultimately achieve a healthier lifestyle. I am a junior in college now and still train with Sam to this day. Sam is personable, funny, and most importantly an expert in his field. I highly recommend training with Sam – as it had fundamentally changed my life."

$75

estimated cost

5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
  • 10 years in business
"I loved working with Danny. He is passionate about his work and helping others and made my sessions enjoyable and a great experience. He is professional in his work and made me feel comfortable and develops individual plans for each client. He has a great sense of humor which makes the class more exciting and makes me want to come back. I cannot wait for our next session and recommend him to anyone!"

$85

estimated cost

5.0
from 16 reviews
5.0
(16)
GREAT VALUE
  • 11 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
"Mike has been an amazing trainer. I had a 4 level spinal fusion which left me in more pain than before surgery. I haven't had a life for 3 years since because of the pain. I found Mike who not only has a bazillion fitness certifications but also has a medical degree. Within the first couple months I lost over 10 pounds and reduced the amount of pain medication by half! And the weight loss is without cardio yet because we have to fix my back issues first (he won't sacrifice safety for results which was the one big thing I was looking for) I am amazed. My quality of life has increased significantly and continues to every week. I literally had no hope but Mike really listened to my issues and put together a plan that works. He gave me an assesment with goals and where he believes he can get me with weight loss and pain management and how long it will take. He truly cares about his clients and stresses the fact that he just wants to help. He makes you feel comfortable. No intimidation like with some trainers. He is honestly saving my life. I've tried absolutely everything from physical therapy to chiropractors to a medical device inserted into my spine. His simplistic approach and high motivation is all I ever needed. I only wish I would've found him before I had surgery so I could have avoided the 3 years of my life spent in my house in excruciating pain. But, I've got him now and I look forward to the continued progress I am confident I will have with him as my trainer. I'm finally excited about something and have hope and it's all due to Mike Rundell. I highly recommend him and wish you all great success."

$60

estimated cost

4.0
from 1 review
4.0
(1)
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"16 years of Happy, healthier customers. Weight loss,bodybuilding, sports specific"

$70

estimated cost

4.8
from 26 reviews
4.8
(26)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 8 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
"Chaun is a great trainer. He is educated and really understands the human body. Not only does he teach you what to do - he pushes you to never give up. I am blessed to have the opportunity to work with such an amazing individual! He truly cares!"
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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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