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Avatar for Power Up Personal Training and Martial Arts Takoma Park, MD Thumbtack
Avatar for Power Up Personal Training and Martial Arts Takoma Park, MD Thumbtack
4. Power Up Personal Training and Martial Arts
5.0 from 15 reviews
5.0 (15)
5.0 (15)

Personal Training, Private Self Defense Lessons

Responds quickly
Offers remote services
Discounts available
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Working with Nick has been great. He made a point of easing me back into things during our first workout while observing closely. He strikes the perfect balance between pushing me outside of my comfort zone, motivating, but also adjusting on the fly when he sees I’m struggling. I enjoy the mix of our workouts where we start with some lifting and cardio then transition into BJJ training. It’s a great balance for me to keep things interesting, but I also get the sense that Nick takes the time to talk to each client and tailor things based on their own personal goals. Everything Nick does from arriving early to checking in via text during the week shows the utmost professionalism and he seems to genuinely care and take pride in helping me. I recommend Nick highly!See more

$65

estimated cost

$65

estimated cost

Working with Nick has been great. He made a point of easing me back into things during our first workout while observing closely. He strikes the perfect balance between pushing me outside of my comfort zone, motivating, but also adjusting on the fly when he sees I’m struggling. I enjoy the mix of our workouts where we start with some lifting and cardio then transition into BJJ training. It’s a great balance for me to keep things interesting, but I also get the sense that Nick takes the time to talk to each client and tailor things based on their own personal goals. Everything Nick does from arriving early to checking in via text during the week shows the utmost professionalism and he seems to genuinely care and take pride in helping me. I recommend Nick highly!
Avatar for ELIN Personal Training Redefined® Alexandria, VA Thumbtack
Avatar for ELIN Personal Training Redefined® Alexandria, VA Thumbtack
6. ELIN Personal Training Redefined®
Top Pro
5.0 from 95 reviews
5.0 (95)
5.0 (95)

Personal Training

In high demand
Offers remote services
Discounts available
  • 131 hires on Thumbtack
When looking for a personal trainer, it struck me exactly how hard it is to find quality in any service. Most people are bad at most things, and people that take their work seriously are rare. I signed up for some classes with a trainer at my gym. Paid a reasonable amount. Got terrible advice and hurt myself. The trainer was probably trying his best but just didn't have the experience or knowledge to help me learn correctly. I was afraid to make a more serious financial commitment with no guarantee that I'd get better results... but I tried out ELIN, and I'm glad I did. I got a phone call from Elin and was immediately impressed with his knowledge and his ability to communicate effectively about critical aspects of getting in shape. It was clear this was a no-bs trainer that was interested in actually providing training rather than tricking me into paying an exorbitant price and then phoning it in. I began sessions with a trainer named Kris. Kris had the body to indicate that he knows how to work out, but that isn't always enough. You have to be an effective teacher as well. It turns out Kris has an excellent eye for form and was able to explain, over the course of our sessions, specific issues with my body that needed to be addressed. He found exercises that addressed those issues, and if I had difficulty with that exercise, he found a new one that worked better. He strikes an excellent balance between fixing form and letting you get on with the workout, neither constantly interrupting you nor letting you do useless reps. He was also able to explain and demonstrate over time the importance of the less glamorous parts of the workout, such as stretching and SMR, which all of us "know" are important but which we never really accept as crucial. In short, all of my expectations for hiring a professional trainer were met. These guys don't screw around. If you're serious, hire ELIN.See more

$70

estimated cost

$70

estimated cost

When looking for a personal trainer, it struck me exactly how hard it is to find quality in any service. Most people are bad at most things, and people that take their work seriously are rare. I signed up for some classes with a trainer at my gym. Paid a reasonable amount. Got terrible advice and hurt myself. The trainer was probably trying his best but just didn't have the experience or knowledge to help me learn correctly. I was afraid to make a more serious financial commitment with no guarantee that I'd get better results... but I tried out ELIN, and I'm glad I did. I got a phone call from Elin and was immediately impressed with his knowledge and his ability to communicate effectively about critical aspects of getting in shape. It was clear this was a no-bs trainer that was interested in actually providing training rather than tricking me into paying an exorbitant price and then phoning it in. I began sessions with a trainer named Kris. Kris had the body to indicate that he knows how to work out, but that isn't always enough. You have to be an effective teacher as well. It turns out Kris has an excellent eye for form and was able to explain, over the course of our sessions, specific issues with my body that needed to be addressed. He found exercises that addressed those issues, and if I had difficulty with that exercise, he found a new one that worked better. He strikes an excellent balance between fixing form and letting you get on with the workout, neither constantly interrupting you nor letting you do useless reps. He was also able to explain and demonstrate over time the importance of the less glamorous parts of the workout, such as stretching and SMR, which all of us "know" are important but which we never really accept as crucial. In short, all of my expectations for hiring a professional trainer were met. These guys don't screw around. If you're serious, hire ELIN.
Avatar for HyperFit: Fighter Physiques/Strength/Conditioning Leesburg, VA Thumbtack
Avatar for HyperFit: Fighter Physiques/Strength/Conditioning Leesburg, VA Thumbtack
9. HyperFit: Fighter Physiques/Strength/Conditioning
New on Thumbtack
New on Thumbtack
New on Thumbtack

Personal Training, Private Self Defense Lessons

My name is Coach David, and my passion and skill set since 1989 has involved training people of all ages to “stay in the fight” for fitness, good health, and self-preservation by destroying the things that attempt to destroy us - such as body fat, heart disease, lethargy, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes/high A1C levels , stress & anxiety, etc. In addition to maintaining my own nutrition, health/fitness, and having reversed diabetes - I’ve also had the privilege and fortune of being a successful world champion athlete. My experiences and successes allowed me the opportunity to own and operate some of the area’s most successful fitness gyms, martial arts schools, and boxing/kickboxing clubs. Wanting to step down from the large fitness gym/martial arts school model, I currently operate a small personal training studio - where I continue to focus on the health & fitness of individuals, pro athletes, couples, private groups, corporate groups, and small group lessons. While I’m blessed to have had my training and classes “reach “the masses” - I prefer and embrace the smaller, more intimate setting of helping individuals and small groups achieve their personal best, by crushing their fitness goals and experiencing their own personal victories through personal improvement. Over the last 22 years, we have also established ourselves as one of the area’s premiere services for providing outbound, in-home instruction and on-site corporate fitness bootcamps, as part of health & wellness programs. My studio offers: -personal training -adult body shaping, weight loss, muscle development, and overall cardiovascular health improvement -martial arts instruction -professional self-defense instruction -elite level performance training -obstacle race training -adolescent weight loss & athletic training Most importantly, we keep your exercise fun & safe! There is no successful workout routine that is repetitive, boring, or non-motivating. I can personally guarantee we will incorporate your passions, interests, and desired lifestyle into your health plan. I personally run the majority of the classes and individual training sessions. After having the privilege of being a national sport kickboxing champion and world karate champion in the 80's and 90's, I have devoted myself to changing the lives of thousands of customers in the northern VA region through our unique, hybrid style of training. I love nothing more than guiding people to reach their personal health/wellness/fitness goals. Feel free to reach out for more information or visit our website!See more

$50

estimated cost

$50

estimated cost

My name is Coach David, and my passion and skill set since 1989 has involved training people of all ages to “stay in the fight” for fitness, good health, and self-preservation by destroying the things that attempt to destroy us - such as body fat, heart disease, lethargy, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes/high A1C levels , stress & anxiety, etc. In addition to maintaining my own nutrition, health/fitness, and having reversed diabetes - I’ve also had the privilege and fortune of being a successful world champion athlete. My experiences and successes allowed me the opportunity to own and operate some of the area’s most successful fitness gyms, martial arts schools, and boxing/kickboxing clubs. Wanting to step down from the large fitness gym/martial arts school model, I currently operate a small personal training studio - where I continue to focus on the health & fitness of individuals, pro athletes, couples, private groups, corporate groups, and small group lessons. While I’m blessed to have had my training and classes “reach “the masses” - I prefer and embrace the smaller, more intimate setting of helping individuals and small groups achieve their personal best, by crushing their fitness goals and experiencing their own personal victories through personal improvement. Over the last 22 years, we have also established ourselves as one of the area’s premiere services for providing outbound, in-home instruction and on-site corporate fitness bootcamps, as part of health & wellness programs. My studio offers: -personal training -adult body shaping, weight loss, muscle development, and overall cardiovascular health improvement -martial arts instruction -professional self-defense instruction -elite level performance training -obstacle race training -adolescent weight loss & athletic training Most importantly, we keep your exercise fun & safe! There is no successful workout routine that is repetitive, boring, or non-motivating. I can personally guarantee we will incorporate your passions, interests, and desired lifestyle into your health plan. I personally run the majority of the classes and individual training sessions. After having the privilege of being a national sport kickboxing champion and world karate champion in the 80's and 90's, I have devoted myself to changing the lives of thousands of customers in the northern VA region through our unique, hybrid style of training. I love nothing more than guiding people to reach their personal health/wellness/fitness goals. Feel free to reach out for more information or visit our website!
Avatar for Mark's Yoga and Fitness Training Rockville, MD Thumbtack
Avatar for Mark's Yoga and Fitness Training Rockville, MD Thumbtack
10. Mark's Yoga and Fitness Training
5.0 from 12 reviews
5.0 (12)
5.0 (12)

Personal Training

  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Mark Goldfarb has been my trainer since 1999 and I’ve probably been with him the longest of his clients. He is professional in our relationship but also a very caring person. He has researched ways to help train me when I have had an injury or surgery. He has much patience and a way of “pushing” me when I’m not motivated. He is responsive when I have told him that I am unusually sore after a session, adjusting the weights accordingly, and usually spending more time on that muscle. I have sworn that I will never be able to do a certain thing he wants me to do and slowly but surely, I will get there. I like the fact that he uses lots of different approaches to training the same muscle group. It is not only a good way of doing it, but it keeps the workouts from getting boring. Besides the weight machines , he uses bands, bosu balls, straps, discs and a variety of other resources to train. Not only is he interested in building my strength, but increasing my flexibility and balance. In addition, he is a certified yoga instructor and includes many yoga positions in my workouts. This has definitely increased my flexibility. In short, I would highly recommend him as a personal trainer.See more

$75

estimated cost

$75

estimated cost

Mark Goldfarb has been my trainer since 1999 and I’ve probably been with him the longest of his clients. He is professional in our relationship but also a very caring person. He has researched ways to help train me when I have had an injury or surgery. He has much patience and a way of “pushing” me when I’m not motivated. He is responsive when I have told him that I am unusually sore after a session, adjusting the weights accordingly, and usually spending more time on that muscle. I have sworn that I will never be able to do a certain thing he wants me to do and slowly but surely, I will get there. I like the fact that he uses lots of different approaches to training the same muscle group. It is not only a good way of doing it, but it keeps the workouts from getting boring. Besides the weight machines , he uses bands, bosu balls, straps, discs and a variety of other resources to train. Not only is he interested in building my strength, but increasing my flexibility and balance. In addition, he is a certified yoga instructor and includes many yoga positions in my workouts. This has definitely increased my flexibility. In short, I would highly recommend him as a personal trainer.

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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 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.

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.

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.
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