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Top Pro
4.8
from 78 reviews
4.8
(78)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 8 years in business
  • 147 hires on Thumbtack
"Been training at Fitness Stop for more than a month with Garid, and the results are showing. I decided I needed training after two injuries during long distance running. Garid was able to help me with my flexibility & mobility , and as a result I do not get sore after running like I used to before I started training."
$45
estimated cost
5.0
from 8 reviews
5.0
(8)
  • 19 years in business
"The Perfect Workout is genius! I have been doing this workout for over 5 years now and it has been a staple in my fitness journey. With this workout I have lost over 10lbs within the first few months of doing it, it has completely changed my body composition, AND I was able to do this throughout my entire pregnancy and postpartum journey. The awesome trainers got me down to my pre-baby weight before my wedding and I felt incredible! There is no better workout and you cannot beat the time efficiency, especially as a busy mama! Don't just try this workout, make it a part of your life =)"
$25
estimated cost
5.0
from 8 reviews
5.0
(8)
GREAT VALUE
  • 19 years in business
"The Perfect Workout is genius! I have been doing this workout for over 5 years now and it has been a staple in my fitness journey. With this workout I have lost over 10lbs within the first few months of doing it, it has completely changed my body composition, AND I was able to do this throughout my entire pregnancy and postpartum journey. The awesome trainers got me down to my pre-baby weight before my wedding and I felt incredible! There is no better workout and you cannot beat the time efficiency, especially as a busy mama! Don't just try this workout, make it a part of your life =)"
$25
estimated cost
Top Pro
4.9
from 15 reviews
4.9
(15)
  • 3 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
"To put it succinctly for those that don’t want to read this whole review..... Julian, as my personal trainer, is phenomenal!  He is super knowledgeable, well trained, educated, I would say an expert about training the body to get the results you want. He has a great energy, enthusiasm, and passion for getting you in the best shape you can be!  I can't recommend him highly enough. I chose to work with Julian, personal trainer and owner of Prepare for Performance, cause he listened to what my goals were and his approach to over all strengthening fit with me. I love how he mixes up the workouts always focus on engaging my core in everything we do. I have never really exercised or been into fitness because weight was never an issue, until I hit my mid 40s. Feeling really fatigued, bad posture, headaches, gravity.... Working with Julian is so important to me because able to judge my abilities and push them just the right amount. He plans the workout so that I'm pushing my limits every session. While I whine and complain he gets me through it.  Even with all the technology, YouTube ect...these are not workouts I could do on my own.  Every session is different, challenging, and feels wholly customized so I may reach my goals. Working out with Julian may be my best decision of the year.  My posture is so much improved, I have upper body strength *for the first time in my life*, I am able to do things I would never have done before and feel great (while I am still not thrilled with how I look,there are improvements, I actually will take my shirt off and swim. god, I missed swimming!) Working out is still hard and something I would never do if it were not for Julian. He is fun, engaging, smart, and a “hard a#$” when he needs to be. If you are wanting to feel better about yourself, feel stronger, happier, and joining the gym just does not do it for you...Julian will get you into shape!!"
$40
estimated cost
5.0
from 8 reviews
5.0
(8)
  • 19 years in business
"The Perfect Workout is genius! I have been doing this workout for over 5 years now and it has been a staple in my fitness journey. With this workout I have lost over 10lbs within the first few months of doing it, it has completely changed my body composition, AND I was able to do this throughout my entire pregnancy and postpartum journey. The awesome trainers got me down to my pre-baby weight before my wedding and I felt incredible! There is no better workout and you cannot beat the time efficiency, especially as a busy mama! Don't just try this workout, make it a part of your life =)"
$25
estimated cost
5.0
from 8 reviews
5.0
(8)
GREAT VALUE
  • 19 years in business
"The Perfect Workout is genius! I have been doing this workout for over 5 years now and it has been a staple in my fitness journey. With this workout I have lost over 10lbs within the first few months of doing it, it has completely changed my body composition, AND I was able to do this throughout my entire pregnancy and postpartum journey. The awesome trainers got me down to my pre-baby weight before my wedding and I felt incredible! There is no better workout and you cannot beat the time efficiency, especially as a busy mama! Don't just try this workout, make it a part of your life =)"
$25
estimated cost
5.0
from 10 reviews
5.0
(10)
  • 11 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
"So far, so good! Casey and his trainers are very knowledgable in fitness training. I would highly recommend!"
$55
estimated cost
4.4
from 129 reviews
4.4
(129)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 7 years in business
  • 371 hires on Thumbtack
"I joined Svetness Fitness in Leesburg about 3 months ago. I’m a 66 year old Grandma who needed to get in shape to keep up with the grandchildren 😊 I’ve always known that strength training is very important but I always ignored that fact and just got my cardio. But realizing how weak I’d become, I decided to try it. The people were very friendly and helpful and didn’t make me feel bad when I would poop out....they only encourage me to keep on. Jesse, my trainer is excellent!! He’s very understanding but at the same time he pushes me and I’ve seen so much improvement in my strength! I know I wouldn’t do this on my own....I needed Jesse to show me how and keep me going, all the while feeling improvement. If you’ve ever considered getting a personal trainer, go to Svetness Fitness and see Georgi and Jesse! You’ll be glad you did!"
$60
estimated cost
Top Pro
5.0
from 73 reviews
5.0
(73)
  • 3 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
"I have had a great experience with ELIN Personal Training. They have created a fitness program to help challenge me and provide the coaching & motivation that I needed to meet my fitness goals. Highly recommend!"
$75
estimated cost
4.8
from 29 reviews
4.8
(29)
  • 5 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
"I’ve been working with Anthony for the last 2 months and he is simply amazing! There are times when I feel like giving up and he always encourages me to keep pushing through. His knowledge in various styles of fitness which includes: MMA, Jiu-Jutsu, Weight Training, HIIT, etc. The biggest thing I love about Anthony would be his heart for his clients. I’ve gone to many fitness “professionals” and they are just not involved as Anthony is. I can come to a session and talk to him about anything. I love the work we have done and I’ve lost a total of 16lbs now! If you want a great trainer, Anthony Rowland is your guy!"
$70
estimated cost

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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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