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4.8
from 63 reviews
4.8
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IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 3 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
"Silas is definitely the best! He developed an entire fitness program for me to accomplish getting in shape! I am really looking forward with his help to meet my goal! He has worked with my difficult schedule, to fit the ideal time for training. I appreciate your help!!!"
$35
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5.0
from 22 reviews
5.0
(22)
GREAT VALUE
  • 3 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
"Charles is very informed about not only physical training but also well versed in nutrition. During our firstweek of training he went over eating habits, but also set up tangible goals for me to strive for. Charles not only focuses on your physical health but also your mental, emotional, and social health. He has adjusted our workouts to reflect full body sessions based on my time constraints. He knows how to push me to my limits without me getting frustrated. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is serious about improving their physical, mental, and emotional health."
$30
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4.7
from 32 reviews
4.7
(32)
GREAT VALUE
  • 8 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
"Over the last year the coaches at Everyday Athletes have helped me prepare for and recover from total shoulder replacement surgery. Brad Longazel and Brian Figg have been instrumental in my successful recovery. As I progress in physical conditioning and strengh training I will continue to rely on the team at Everyday Athletes. They help me accomplish things that I never thought possible. I highly recommend Everyday Athletes to anyone who wants to find a way to get healthier and more fit. "
$25
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5.0
from 12 reviews
5.0
(12)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
"Coach Kate was just who I needed to help me reach my fitness goals. She is upbeat, easy to communicate with, down to earth, meets you where you are in your fitness journey, and wants you to reach your goals just as much as you do. I started working with her a month after my cancer surgery in hopes to gain strength to return to trail running. I was intimidated by strength training, but she started with the basics and helped me advance onto free weights, TRX, and other exercises geared towards trail running. I never once felt uncomfortable for my lack of strength or strength training know-how. She will challenge and encourage you to become a healthier, stronger version of yourself. She helped me reach my goal of running my first ultra marathon, a 60K, just 4 months post-surgery. I felt strong climbing the hills and running the trails. Success."
$50
estimated cost
5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 17 years in business
"Holly is an amazing trainer. She clearly knows what she is doing. Her experience is very apparent in her work. She very friendly and straight to the point, at the same time she is incredibly kind. She encourages me and teaches me how to stay up float with my health and overall physical fitness. Now that I am working with Holly I don't want any other trainer. She make me feel comfortable and accommodating. I don't hold back with Holly. Fierce Fitness By Design is truly the best training center if you are serious and care about your health and fitness."
$70
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5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 2 years in business
"Izzie is a very professional, very knowledgeable instructor. She gives over 100% every session. I have never felt pressured or judged and her absolute positivity radiates and makes you want to do better and more. I have done yoga, meditation, and zumba classes with her and have greatly enjoyed them all. I learn something new every class."
$65
estimated cost
5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 2 years in business
"I’m having a wonderful experience and noticed changes within the first week! It’s more than just a workout. This trainer genuinely cares about your well-being and is knowledgeable in nutrition. I learned so much about food and how it affects my health. Highly recommended! :)"
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5.0
from 6 reviews
5.0
(6)
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"My boys (11 & 14) think TC is an excellent, enthusiastic trainer and look forward to the times we get to train with him or play alongside him. I think that it is unique that TC develops players at all levels and ages, not just the elite players. Coach TC loves teaching the beautiful game, and it is easy to see during a training session."
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5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"First time hiring a Life coach and Tommy Brooks has made it a smooth and easy process."
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5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
  • 27 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"KSKD offers individual attention to each student. It is a true traditional karate experience with a personal touch. I have 3 children in class and Sensai is able to work with them on their individual needs. Great class environment and a family friendly atmosphere. Sensai Almonte and the staff are very dedicated to their students!"
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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 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 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.

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