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4.9
from 10 reviews
4.9
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  • 3 years in business
"Genevieve is a very warm and welcoming person while a the same time remaining the consummate professional. It is not easy for people to admit that food is part of their health problems and even if we do admit it, it is just as hard to take the steps necessary to correct them. I sought out Gen's help because of a fairly serious car accident I had in China. I needed to recover and under the doctor's strict advice, I needed to lose weight in a healthy way and keep it off if I was going to still be walking when I am 60. My knee and lower back were injured in the accident which made exercising difficult. Even with physical therapy, I wasn't losing weight. I needed to face that fact that my diet was crap. That is when I found Gen. As I said, she is warm and welcoming which made it so much easier ask her for help. But she wasn't just here to make me feel better. She took all the information the doctors gave me, fully analyzed my situation, my PT schedule, my current diet, and my goals. She did a lot of research into my injuries and what kind of nutrition I would need to recover from them while also balancing my need to lose weight so I can enjoy an active life when I'm retired. After several weeks of consultations with her (all remotely as I am still in China), I now have a very long list of recipes that I enjoy cooking and eating, a way to calculate changes to my diet as I increase my exercise regimen, and most of all a very knowledgeable and exceptionally caring friend at hand to answer my smallest questions any time I need it. I still have a long way to go, but with Gen's help I am now 22 lbs lighter than when I started, I can run 10Km races without a problem, and my range of motion has gone from barely being able to tie my shoes to now doing 45 minutes of yoga 3 days a week. And all of this in just a year and a half after my accident. I feel better, think more positively, and the hankering for a huge cheeseburger for lunch has all but disappeared. It sucks it took a car accident for me to face the fact that I wasn't living a healthy life, but I am so glad that it led me to work with Gen."
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5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
  • 11 years in business
"My goal was to lose an extra 20 pounds in order to be a kidney donor for my little brother. With Chabala’s training, support, and advice she helped me reach my goal. I will always be grateful to Chabala. She is very patient and understanding. Chabala is an amazing trainer and will be a great access to your company."
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5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 7 years in business
"She kept me motivated, I needed help focusing. Fun work outs but very challenging which I needed. We did a lot of different workout with TRX and kettle bells. Highly recommend!"
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5.0
from 6 reviews
5.0
(6)
"Been working with Jake for a couple of months now. He has helped make the gym a less intimidating place for me and actually makes me look forward to going. He’s a great trainer and motivates me to push myself and not give up. Highly recommend!"
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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."
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5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
"I had to give up running due to lower back issues. Then, I had the good fortune to meet Laura. I explained to her the issues I had been having. She offered a free consultation, and am I glad I accepted her invite! Nine months later, I completed my first half marathon at the age of 52. I couldn't have done it without her guidance and support. I don't think there is a personal trainer that cares more about their clients than Laura. Do yourself, and your body a favor. Give her a call. Let her help you change your life for the better!"
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5.0
from 8 reviews
5.0
(8)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
"Jordan is the best personal trainer I've ever worked with. His knowledge of fitness and nutrition is top notch. His easy going personality and his will to make you reach your fitness goals is uncanny. I'd recommend Jordan 100 times over."
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4.7
from 9 reviews
4.7
(9)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 15 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
"Amazing massage. Arrived on time. Professional and knowledgeable person. I will definitely schedule with her again and recommend for everyone."
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5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Reliable service and good craftsmanship and knowledge."
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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 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 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 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.

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