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Top Pro
5.0
from 46 reviews
5.0
(46)
GREAT VALUE
  • 5 years in business
  • 105 hires on Thumbtack
"I've been getting my ass kicked by Chad for 6 months now and I am addicted! He’s motivated me to push myself and makes work-outs fun and I’m getting great results in the process. He willingly shares his expertise to make the sessions fun, challenging and a learning experience. He does one-on-one personal training and group training classes. He zones in on me during the group classes to make sure I'm pushing myself and not slacking without making me feel bad about it. His upbeat attitude and good sense of humor makes the classes fun and motivational at the same time! His pricing is definitely affordable and he is very accommodating when it comes to scheduling. He is very knowledgeable in not only exercise but also nutrition and has adapted a specific plan just for me. I can't say enough good things about Chad - the results speak for themselves "

$55

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5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 3 years in business
"Aaron is always on time and ready to go. He balances patience with tough love during the sessions. He’s creative and always keeps me on my toes with workouts."

$35

estimated cost

5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 1 year in business
"Fantastic value. Bree is knowledge in nutrition as well as fitness. I found her to be extremely genuine and incredibly passionate, she makes the workout exciting while kicking your butt into gear. I've struggled finding the right connection with a trainer for years but there was no struggle with Fausnaughty Fit just gains."

$60

estimated cost

5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 9 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
"Erica is very warm, professional, and knowledgable. I'm happy to work with her knowing I'm getting the proper nutrients and doing the correct techniques and exercises to reach my optimal health and most beautiful body. She's super helpful! "

$100

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 31 reviews
5.0
(31)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 5 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
"Josh has been amazing to work with! Each and every workout has been different and challenging. I'm already seeing results. I love that I don't have to pay gym fees and it isn't a "gym" feel. The sessions are private and I don't feel self conscience. I love Fitness Unlimited - very pleased with my choice! "
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5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 5 years in business
"I've found Josh to be an excellent trainer who has helped me reach my fat loss and muscle gain goals through a combination of effective workouts and a nutrition plan I can easily follow. Josh is always available to answer questions or provide additional guidance and his willingness to share his expertise has helped me better understand a lot of concepts in fitness."

$99

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 22 reviews
5.0
(22)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 8 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
"Brian seriously is the best!! I have fallen in love with working out because of him! I wouldn't be where I am today without him! Not only is he pushing me for amazing results but he keeps things fun and light at the gym! He goes above and beyond for each and every single person he works with. Truly an amazing guy!!!!"
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4.9
from 15 reviews
4.9
(15)
  • 2 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
"Adi has been a great influence on me even after just a week! Her home training is excellent and challenging. I also took her food demo class and that was great! She was very clear and had specific dietary recommendations for me and my family that are easy to follow. She is prompt, fun, and professional with lots of personal training and nutrition expertise. So glad I found her!"
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Top Pro
4.9
from 24 reviews
4.9
(24)
  • 7 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
"David took the time to learn what would work for me! With a full time job and 5 kids, fitting workouts in can be a real challenge. David was always extremely patient with me, never made me feel guilty about missing a session or eating Swedish fish for breakfast, and he always made sure that when I was training, I got a really good session in! I highly recommend him! He's also great with kids - he ended up training our teenagers as well as our son with Autism, which was huge! "
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4.7
from 9 reviews
4.7
(9)
  • 3 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
"I would recommend Taylor to anyone! I personally hated working out before I went to Taylor for guidance. She helped me understand what I should be eatin and why. She made working out fun and hassle free. I wasn’t workin out, because I didn’t know what workouts to do! She makes all of this so simple. She gives you a food list and weekly workouts! In just two months my waist size went back down a size! If you’re looking for a healthier life style and need help getting there, I would recommend Taylor every time!"
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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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