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4.8
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4.8
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IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"Shortly after I started training with Erin my husband and I found out I was pregnant with our first child. I was thrilled to hear that Erin was pre and post natal certified. I trained with Erin until 2 days before our baby girl was born! I gained a healthy amount of weight, built strength and kept my energy at an all time high throughout my pregnancy. My daughter is 4 months old and I have lost all my baby weight plus 5lbs! Erin is professional and an excellent trainer, I look forward to every workout."
5.0
from 6 reviews
5.0
(6)
  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"Tyce is amazing with my sons They look forward to working out with him"
5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"Josh has been awesome to work with! He has helped me set a plan to achieve my goals and provides me great coaching. He has been flexible with my schedule and we have used video chat to get in workouts when time and schedules are tight. I thought I was pushing myself before with my workouts, but after the first week with Josh, I knew that I was slacking before!"
5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Frank is very informative. He’s very knowledgeable. He stays with you through the whole challenge & helps you with any problem or concerns you have. Frank is very professional. He is an asset to your company & his clients."
5.0
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5.0
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"My doctor suggested that I begin an exercise routine but I'm really not one for going to the gym; probably because I'm not sure of myself. I chose Elev8 1:1 because I wanted someone to teach me in the privacy of my home. I am so grateful for my trainer, Michael, and all that he is teaching me. No gym stress!"
5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 1 year in business
"Love working with my future trainer. She's excellent at scheduling workouts around my busy life, and the variety I get is far beyond what I was able to do on my own. This is really a great program if you want the accountability of a real person plus the convenience of being able to do workouts wherever. I can do workouts when traveling, at home, at the gym. They also customize the workout to the gear I have available, which makes it super easy. It's also great having an app to reach out to my trainer, rather than waiting for my weekly training session to ask questions. Megan's very punctual with responses, and very understanding with all my concerns. Overall this is an excellent service. Much recommended."
5.0
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5.0
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"She is absolutely an amazing coach and trainer. I never thought that I will get such fast results. Every minute of workout with Z obviously is hard, but she is supporting you and keep pushing you to your limits to get the maximum result every workout. It is also shocking how she knows what part of the muscles are weak and needs improvement just after first workout. Future workouts are structure personally for you."
5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 12 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"Jason and Catalyst fitness saved my life. From weighing nearly 260 pounds to now a lean 165 pounds, they transformed my body. I could barely complete one push-up on day one and doing over 100 push-ups in my routine is a daily activity. Jason and the crew have developed a unique blend of cross training, stretching, yoga, Pilates, resistance training and nutritional consulting that is second to none. I thought for years that personal training and consulting was for the elite rich but found out otherwise. The program was reasonable and simple. I highly recommend Catalyst Fitness!"
4.8
from 5 reviews
4.8
(5)
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Working with JoeBFitness has been a successful, educational, and enjoyable experience. I have seen, and continue to see, results from the workouts he has designed for me: I have lost body fat and gained muscle mass. I have also learned a lot about working smarter, not harder in the gym and about the importance of proper nutrition. Joe is very knowledgable about both fitness and nutrition. He is always able to answer questions that I come across in my fitness journey. I believe I have been successful because it is fun working with Joe. He has a great sense of humor and his love of working out is contagious."
4.0
from 1 review
4.0
(1)
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"Providing fitness and nutrition coaching from beginner to competitior. Each program tailored to individual goals."

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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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