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"Professional fitness training. I've gone from 270+lbs to 230 lbs. Anthony provides meal plans and top notch training. He has been nothing but a professional and a very good motivator for me. He's always changing up my workouts and keeps it challenging."
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"Shawn and Emily really care about you and are very responsive in getting back with you quickly if you have a problem or a question about fitness or the Ketogenic Lifestyle. They have tons of meal plans and Personalized workouts taylored to your specific needs. I believe you get a real value all the way around with Lifestyle fusion. You get your own personal trainer, keto diet tips and hacks, recipes, cooking demonstrations and so much more. You just feel like you're a part of their family. Another plus is your coaches can be reached in so many different ways and in a timely fashion. Thanks Shawn and Emily I'm living healthier with all your attention to detail. Lisa E."
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""Exercise is a celebration of what your body can do." Hi! My name is Crystal Larsen and I am an ACE certified personal trainer specializing in Orthopedic exercise. I want to help you become strong and healthy, making everyday life easier and more fun! I will design workouts that are enjoyable and effective and can be modified to fit your individual needs and/or limitations. I specialize in working with adults that suffer from Acute or Chronic pain to help manage their pain and frustrations. After suffering from a major knee injury myself, a year and a half ago, I realized that many of us need guidance and coaching past Physical Therapy and that is what I offer. The Fitness and Wellness field is one that I have been intertwined with my entire life and I am extremely excited to help you reach your goal! In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my husband and 3 beautiful daughters, working out and playing soccer!"
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"At the highest levels of athletic competition, following a specific training regimen is universally recognized as a critical part of athletic success. Today, no one should need convincing of the need for athlete-specific training to optimize performance – the stronger the athlete, the better they will perform. Athletic Strength Institute combines a professional training environment with progressive strength training methods that have been proven at every level of competition – from amateur to Olympic. Chris holds level 2 Certifications from the Poliquin Performance Institute in both performance and BioSignature. When developing an athlete, we prioritize correcting their physical limitations (strengthening weak muscles, improving flexibility, restoring proper movement patterns, etc.). By thoroughly addressing these physical imbalances first, we better prepare the athlete to maximize their potential in traditional strength and power exercises, which translates to improved performance. When properly implemented, traditional strength and power exercises result in improved performance and an increased ability of the athlete to handle the physical demands of their sport. This approach ensures continued improvements in performance and long-term athletic success."
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"My passion for health and a better quality of life has lead me to want to help others reach their goals! Whether it be getting in shape, preventing disease, or just feeling great, I'm here to help!"
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"I listen to each client to help provide a tailor made workout and nutrition guidance to meet your goals. We work together to develop a fit lifestyle for you that will be a successful one. I do not charge for the the initial consultation."
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"The service I offer is more than producing results for my clients. Clients will become more passionate about fitness and enjoy the process of a healthy lifestyle change."
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"My passion is helping you reach your goals. Whether it is weight loss, gaining muscle, athletic competition or anything in between, it is my mission to help you feel better, look better and gain confidence in everything you do. I have my CSCS, a high level certification that is needed to work with college and professional athletes. I also have a degree in exercise science from KU. My Specialties: Weight Loss Sport Specific Training Biomechanics Help Toning Functional Training Powerlifting"
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"I love helping People reach there. Goal. And achieve a new life style"

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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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