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Top 10 Boot Camp Instructors near Palatine, IL

2. Raven Flores Ph D. Personal Trainer, Nutritionist
4.9
from 42 reviews
4.9
(42)
4.9 (42)
In High Demand
In High Demand
  • 28 years in business
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Palatine, IL
"Hello, I'm a successful Business Development professional who has reach many goals in my business life along with my personal life. I've come to a place in my life where I realized my health has been slowing down my progess. I set a personal goal to live a healthier life. My future and my employees future is important to me. I've decided to invest in my health. For an even brighter future to come. I've been training with Raven about two months now. His training has been transforming my body. With my eating habits in place along with Ravens awesome training sessions, I've been able to see by body shred off body fat and gain muscle mass. Please remember, in order to be successful in living your life healthier, you have to vigorously follow Ravens recommendations and truly be dedicated to working out hard during his awesome training sessions. My body has become a fat burning machine. I'm burning on an average, 3200 calories a day even on days I'm not working out. This is all because of the training I'm receiving with Raven and the dedication I have to reach my health goals I've set for my future. I recommend anyone who is looking to reach a healthier life to contact Raven and begin to reach your goals together. A happier, better feeling customer, Vince Ciraulo"

$70

estimated cost

$70

estimated cost

5. Daniel Chisholm LLC
4.8
from 62 reviews
4.8
(62)
4.8 (62)
In High Demand
In High Demand
  • 21 years in business
  • 260 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Palatine, IL
"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

$70

estimated cost

7. FIT 4 LIFE
New on Thumbtack
New on Thumbtack
New on Thumbtack
  • 19 years in business
  • Serves Palatine, IL
"I am a trainer with 18 years of experience, working with a wide range of clients from athletic/non-athletic teens to the elderly. I pre-write my client’s programs before we meet so I’ll have everything laid out and ready before each session. My clients love the creative and fun challenges I meet them with during their sessions. People who have worked with trainers before find my routines to be new and refreshing. I train teens in their perspective sports and help others become more active and motivated in this digital age. I’m also great with the elderly and functional training to improve their current conditioning and functionality. I am an excellent trainer but there’s nothing like experiencing it first-hand and seeing if I’m a good fit for you. That’s why I offer a free first session to those considering taking up training. Please contact me to discuss your goals and set up your first session! I do home and gym training. For my home clients, I bring everything out to you that we will need for the session A Complete Fitness analysis- we will look at your current condition and discuss your goals We will put together a plan to progress you to levels that reflects your goals and ambitions Education that will last a lifetime- learn more about fitness and how to keep up your new condition on your own Periodic fitness assessments measure your progress and show you how far you’ve come along Accountability factors (calls, emails, etc.) to keep you on track along the way"

$80

estimated cost

$80

estimated cost

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Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

What is kickboxing?

Kickboxing is a type of martial art whose basic moves are widely practiced in personal and group fitness regimens. In combat kickboxing, two competitors fight using four points of contact — both hands and both feet — unlike traditional boxing, where competitors are allowed to use their hands. In competitive kickboxing, opponents must remain standing, and no fighting can occur on the mat or ground. Kickboxing has its roots in Muay Thai and other ancient martial arts. Some elemental moves from kickboxing include roundhouse kicks, back kicks, hooks, uppercuts and more.

Modern group fitness kickboxing is practiced in gyms and workout studios across the country. It draws its moves from combat kickboxing, but instead of fighting with an opponent, participants perform jabs, crosses, punches and kicks in instructor-led, choreographed routines set to music. Personal trainers also incorporate kickboxing moves into workout routines, spending time punching and kicking the bag. These strength-building moves, mixed with high-intensity intervals, boost heart rate and increase strength.

Is kickboxing good exercise?

Kickboxing is great exercise. It works your whole body and really gets your heart pounding. Kickboxing combines upper- and lower-body movements like roundhouse kicks and uppercut punches that boost calorie burning. The type of kickboxing you do will determine how much exercise you get. Kickboxing training that takes place in a martial arts studio will involve kicking and punching a sandbag or sparring with a competitor, both of which will sharply increase the amount of exercise you’ll experience in a kickboxing session. Comparatively, a study by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) found that women doing group fitness cardio kickboxing burned between 6.45 and 8.3 calories per minute, or approximately 350-450 calories burned during an hour-long class. This is roughly what you can expect to burn with jogging or similar exercise, but ACE says that cardio kickboxing offers the added benefits of increased strength and flexibility, sharper reflexes, and improved coordination. Whether you’re training to fight competitively, learning kickboxing as a form of self-defense, or taking cardio kickboxing at your local gym, you’ll get a full-body workout with positive health benefits.

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.
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