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Top Pro
4.9
from 60 reviews
4.9
(60)
GREAT VALUE
  • 9 years in business
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
"Prior to working with a trainer I read a lot of exercise books. I watched inspirational movies. I had gone through several gym memberships. I even went to the gym but found myself doing the same exercises with very little results. I weighed 286 lbs. I felt hopeless. Two years ago I began working with Patrick Durbin. I got results. I lost 112lbs! While in Patrick’s group classes and personal training sessions I learned the tools to lose weight, build muscle, eat healthy, and feel better. I now have the guidance, support and a network of people whom I feel comfortable sharing fitness successes and struggles with. Many times after class we discuss with Patrick healthy recipes/tips with each other as well as upcoming races and events. In his group classes, we all come from different fitness levels but our goal is the same, to be healthier. Patrick is a master at orchestrating a challenging total body workout in a fun environment. His exercise routines keep my body guessing. I’ve tried many different things to find happiness in life. For me, starting with an exercise program and then learning proper diet and nutrition has mentally transformed my life into a more honest and joyful dimension. There have been many people who have helped me become who I am today and I owe a huge debt of that to Patrick Durbin. Thank you! "

$40

estimated cost

Top Pro
4.9
from 39 reviews
4.9
(39)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 27 years in business
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
"I was skeptical about hiring a trainer, but being 182 lbs, having 28% body fat and feeling very unhealthy! I had no choice but to seek out a trainer. I was trying to work out at the gym, (unknowingly the wrong way & wasn't getting any results) I met raven the trainer. Wow this guy kicked my ass that day & said this one is on the house, here's my number. After the soreness went away I called and hired him. Worth ever penny, but you have to work hard. Take it serious and take ravens advice. After two months the results showed big time. I was a different person, more confident and believe it or not; my mind felt sharper and the energy through the roof. Raven taught me how the body really works and you can not out train your diet! By the way, I'm 6% body fat, 150 lbs with a six pack and I'm 38 but look and feel like I'm in my 20's. This trainer has intergity! Thanks Raven for giving me another chance at life!"

$60

estimated cost

5.0
from 15 reviews
5.0
(15)
GREAT VALUE
  • 6 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
"I'm gonna start out by saying "I hate working out". When I turned 45 I got fed up with being over weight and outta shape. I got lucky when I found Chris at the gym. Could have been anyone. His personality gets your attention right away. It's so much easier getting to the gym when your having fun. Right? His session are different every time which helped keep me motivated and I'm a tough client because I have multiple injures which his knowledge of sports science got us around them. Never thought I would be able to lose 35 pounds in six months but we did it. Never thought I'd be able to build muscle at my age but we did that too. Thanks Chris. Couldn't of done it without you."

$55

estimated cost

4.9
from 22 reviews
4.9
(22)
  • 4 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
"I met Jenny about 7-8 months ago when she joined the HIIT training gym I had recently joined. Jenny has amazing knowledge about everything when it comes to working out & nutrition. I was VERY intimidated trying HIIT training but Jenny makes you feel comfortable while also pushing you to jump the next hurdle in your fitness journey. And she listens!! Sometimes I push myself too much all week & I at walk into my last class of the week and ask to just concentrate on my trouble areas and we DO!! I've gone from a size 12 to size 4/6 in less than 9 months- she's the best!!"

$70

estimated cost

5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
"I met Ro through a mutual friend a few years ago. I have been a triathlete for about five years but, the past two years I have given up running and focused more on cycling and swimming. Between teaching a spin class, swimming 3 miles a week, and biking 80 plus miles a week I noticed I just wasn’t recovering fast enough from all the exercise. I sat down with Ro for a one on one consultation. Ro dissected my entire nutrition habits. She took in account for everything I ate from the time I woke up until the time I went to bed, Monday through Sunday. After her analysis of the results she noticed my carb intake was much higher than my protein intake . She introduced me to some foods I never thought I would ever eat like quinoa and tofu. She took my food list and substituted these items for some of the carbs I could take out of my diet. Thanks to Ro I feel my recovery time has been shortened and I can expedite my recovery time. Ro checks in with me on a monthly basis to make sure I’m still on pace. If it wasn’t for this help from Ro I would still be scratching my head searching the Internet for what I’m doing wrong. I owe her a big thanks. Dan T"

$59

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 10 reviews
5.0
(10)
  • 7 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
"Having only just started, I am already impressed with the caliber of workouts I have received as well as the reasoning behind every workout. Alex uses quantitative measures to track success and equip you with the tools necessary to control your outcomes. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to jump start their fitness routine or learn new techniques to achieve success."

$60

estimated cost

5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 5 years in business
"When I met the owner, Rob.. I was welcomed into the facility with a fair wealth of knowledge, and clear explanation of the possible results his gym has to offer. His facility has a "one on one" feel and does not replicate the crowded conditions you find at large corporate fitness centers. Since several sessions, not only have I increased my capacity to do more difficult tasks, I've found myself returning to more physical upkeep at my home and motivated to do so. All in all, I believe the recipe of routines Rob presented, in short order have improved range of motion and flexibility which is where I was struggling. I'll be returning to Going for Greatness for what I feel was an exclusive opportunity."

$50

estimated cost

5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 22 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"So far, I'm impressed - Carla has started this process with the thoughts and tools I need to complete my journey of getting in shape and loosing weight."

$44

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

4.9
from 39 reviews
4.9
(39)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 22 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
"I spoke at length with Ken on the phone discussing my fitness goals and lifestyle concerns. He was quick to respond offering realistic options for me which included flexibility on several levels. He understood what I was trying to accomplish and I can't wait to get started!"
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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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