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Top 10 Personal Trainers near Saint Matthews, KY

5.0
from 22 reviews
5.0
(22)
GREAT VALUE
  • 3 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
"I have worked out with Charlie twice a week for some times. I have had other personal trainers but Charlie makes you feel you are the only one who matters. He is gentle and tough at the same time, a good talker so you forget what you are doing, pushing you to your limit and above. I will highly recommend him at any time. Pernille Bendixen"

$30

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4.8
from 63 reviews
4.8
(63)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 3 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
"I met Silas through a fitness boot camp he offered in my neighborhood. I was so pleased with the services he offered, I am now looking to hire him as a personal trainer past the end of the boot camp! After less than 3 weeks, what a difference I can see already! My blood sugar has reduced, my weight loss is noticeable and I feel great. I really enjoy working with Silas. He is knowledgeable and has been able to work with me to customize my workouts to address all specific health & physical issues I have. I appreciate his approach - he is soft-spoken but direct. He does a truly exemplary job."

$35

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4.7
from 32 reviews
4.7
(32)
GREAT VALUE
  • 8 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
"I started training with Brad in May of 2013. Originally an Urban Active personal training client, I found myself tired from a strenuous career, Masters degree program, and in need of a change. EA Fitness has provided me a home away from home. The people there are family to me. Physically, emotionally, and psychologically, this place has transformed my life and how I feel about myself. After spending my whole young life as a competitive athlete, Brad has helped me become stronger than ever---255lb deadlift reps! Anyone looking to seriously transform their life needs to check this place out. The people here are down to earth and truly care about your well being. See you guys soon!"

$25

estimated cost

5.0
from 12 reviews
5.0
(12)
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"I think I was an interesting case for Kate I have cerebral palsy , classified as a disability this condition can affect the body in many different ways. If left untreated or not dealt with properly A person can have a very poor Quality of life. Kate was willing to take me on without not having dealt with cerebral palsy before and boy did she succeed. She is always eager to try new things , And together both trainer and client came up with a routine that was helpful in all fields I am a type a person needs motivation, Positive reinforcement, and the understanding of what I’m doing and it’s benefits, to attempt something as difficult as physical exercise Kate provided all three of these during our sessions. With a willingness to be taught herself and learn from others, she is a great personal trainer and I would recommend her to anyone with or without a disability. I am so thankful she was willing to take me on as a client. I am also very thankful for her effort and patience with someone like myself with the physical condition that I have"

$50

estimated cost

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

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5.0
from 17 reviews
5.0
(17)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 12 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
"Donna is a very knowledgeable and caring professional. She has been able to help me not only get in shape but also improve my joint mobility. She provides very thorough information on any exercise she has you do and provides modifications if needed. This woman is also hilarious. If you are looking for someone with a great personality and knowledge, I highly recommend Donna as a personal trainer."
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5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
  • 27 years in business
"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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5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
  • 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 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 2 years in business
"Uplift is hands down the best workout experience I have ever had. All of the trainers are extremely knowledgeable and personable. They ask me my goals and help me meet them. The environment is always positive and uplifting. I never feel pressure or judgment even if I know I've been slacking off! They are always there to get me back on track. They want a family environment and, in my opinion, they have succeeded."
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5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
"Michael is a dedicated and very knowledgeable trainer. He always keeps things moving and gets great results. I've lost several inches and never felt better."
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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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