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5.0
from 6 reviews
5.0
(6)
GREAT VALUE
  • 15 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
"I have had such a wonderful experience training with Unicus Fitness. I am an amateur aerialist and I came here after a shoulder injury to try to build my strength back up. (I couldn't even open a door with the injured arm for almost a month after the injury.) I knew that if I kept going on my own the way I was it was only a matter of time before I injured myself again so I went looking for a trainer. I originally picked the place because it was close to work and had good reviews, but Frank's depth of knowledge and experience is astounding. I have learned so much about how my body works, how to push myself without hurting myself and all sorts of exercises I never would have known about if I hadn't come here. He customized my workouts to my specific needs and now I'm back in the air, swinging around with confidence. The gym itself has plenty of space and more fitness equipment than I've seen in one place outside a commercial warehouse store. The workouts are a little different each time as well, you will definitely not be bored. I've recommended this place to several people, the things I have learned here have been invaluable to me, not only just for my general fitness and health but also for my quest to avoid more injury. If you choose Unicus, you will not be disappointed in the results, I highly recommend it."

$50

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 37 reviews
5.0
(37)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 20 years in business
  • 210 hires on Thumbtack
"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

5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
"John is a great trainer and nutritionist. He has taught me everything I know today. He pays attention to detail and will do everything in his power to benefit his trainees. I highly recommend his services. I would not be where I am today on a nutritional and fitness level if I had not been trained by John."

$70

estimated cost

5.0
from 16 reviews
5.0
(16)
GREAT VALUE
  • 11 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
"Dr. Fitness, Mike, is a very knowledgeable trainer, who tailors your fitness program to your needs...a good thing, as I'm over 70. Mike's fitness program for you is dynamic, and is continually fine tuned, as he gains insight into your goals, and your needs based on what he sees by working with you, and discusses with you. Highly recommended for the above reasons, and more, plus he's a good guy, and a fine family person."

$60

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 53 reviews
5.0
(53)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 13 years in business
  • 107 hires on Thumbtack
"Had a really great time here. You feel better about yourself when you walk out. The fitness trainer Chad Roth is a great mentor who really knows how to push you and motivate you."
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5.0
from 11 reviews
5.0
(11)
  • 9 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
"Warzone is a complete fitness destination...with what it offers...boxing classes , mma , yoga , the range of equipment & last but not least the experienced & knowledgable staff available to teach & for one on one fitness needs...classes are fun & people are friendly making it a very unique place..."
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5.0
from 11 reviews
5.0
(11)
  • 10 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
"Don’t be fooled by Bob’s boyish good looks and dazzling smile – he is evil and I mean that in the best way possible! He is extremely knowledgeable in and enthusiastic about all levels of fitness & nutrition. Bob will encourage and challenge you mentally, emotionally, and physically with each individualized session. If you’re serious about getting into the best shape of your life, inside and out, and actually want to enjoy (and look forward to) the pain and suffering of reaching those goals, (you’ll be hooked from the first session) then Bob is your man."
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4.9
from 11 reviews
4.9
(11)
  • 9 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"Working out with Greg was absolutely amazing. He taught me many things and pushed me past my limits where I didn't think I could until now. I learned so many things from him and he's there for you and your needs. I highly recommend that everyone who needs help in fitness come to him. I'm 50 years old and did not think I could move like a 30 year old hahaha so no excuses!"
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5.0
from 9 reviews
5.0
(9)
  • 16 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
"I have been training with LPT for over 7 years! I have trained with both Joe, Mike and Justin. All three are very knowledgeable about nutrition and exercise. Most recently I have been training with Mike twice per week; I have a previous neck/shoulder injury that he has helped me find exercises that I can do to stay in shape without causing pain. I highly recommend LPT to help you meet your personal health goals!"
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5.0
from 27 reviews
5.0
(27)
  • 4 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
"I have had a great experience with Urban Jungle Health & Fitness. Ben is a lot of fun to train with, very knowledgable, and I always get a good workout in! You get to choose where you want to train (indoors or outdoors) and mixing things up makes it even more fun. Overall, I would highly recommend UJF to anyone looking to improve their overall fitness with fun and efficient workouts."
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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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