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Top Pro
  • 12 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Holly H.
Verified review

Since I started training with Tammy in May, I’ve lost 19 pounds, gotten much stronger & toned, and I’m down a few sizes! More importantly, she’s taught me the importance of eating clean and healthy and shown me how I can fit workouts and being active into my crazy work schedule! I didn’t think any of this was possible until I met her! Selfishly, I don’t want to share her but if you need some motivation and a great personal trainer, Tammy’s your person (and she does home sessions because I have no time or interest in going to the gym!)

Top Pro
  • 28 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Heather B.
Verified review

I hired Doug as a personal trainer in February 2017 and since then I’ve lost 30lbs and 25 inches! More importantly, i feel so much better! I have had many personal trainers in the past and not a single one compairs to Doug!

JQ Strategies and Services
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy B.
Verified review

I hired Jane as a Life Coach because I am going through a life transition and seeking a new path that reflects the growth I have managed over the last several. I spent many years in an emotionally abusive marriage where my feelings were dismissed, my dreams squelched and my intellect ridiculed. As a single parent in the ten years between now and then, I had little time to pursue dreams or new careers, but I was away from the bullying and able to finally begin to blossom and to value myself. Now my children are grown and I'm ready to take the next step, but I realized that I could not do it alone. The conditioning was still too strong. I wanted someone to help, to bounce things off of, to give me perspective and to keep me from falling into ambivalence and indecision in the face of that inner critic. Jane has been that person. She has a wonderful combination of kindness and straightforwardness. She spent our first session just listening, giving her full attention to where I had been and where I was at. The validation of that alone, was worth gold to me. She has the ability to listen in a way that is deep and that helps you hear yourself, and trust yourself. We are still working towards my goals, which she is helping me identify and stay true to. The more I work with her the more solid and confident I become in my dreams and the quieter that echo of the bully becomes. I highly recommend Jane for anybody who is in a transition period of their life--especially if you have been the victim of abuse--and is looking for someone who can provide support, structure and firm but gentle guidance. She never, never tells you what to believe or who you are or what you want. She helps you find your own way there.

Top Pro
  • 5 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cindy D.
Verified review

“I don’t need a career, or life coach – I know my direction.” When a 2.5 year, full-time contract came to an end a coworker suggested that I might find it helpful to see a friend of hers whom had a coaching and consultancy business (yielding an eye roll from me). As a bit of a favor, I contacted Deb. I have always been laser-focused with my career. I am often the go-to caregiver, and document-person in my family. I pride myself in being able to keep it all together while exceeding goals and expectations. I was blindsided when my first meeting with Deb was a complete catharsis. She helped me slow down, refine my pitch, and build on my strengths as they applied to some of the new skill sets I had acquired, and would be offering as I set out to build my business again. During the couple of months we worked together, Deb was very detailed with our agreed upon goals from meeting-to-meeting. She often followed up between meetings to help me stay on track, and provided subtle but effective encouragement (remember – I didn’t need a coach). An unexpected bonus was that Deb also happens to be very connected and opened a few key doors for me by making introductions. If you are skeptical about engaging with a “coach,” Deb will amaze you. You’ll wish you had met her ten years earlier. I have a feeling she is a unique coach. I know that I will be engaging with Deb again. -- Cindy Davis

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New School Fitness
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Derek G.
Verified review

Billy is a great personal trainer, very efficient and patient. I’ve only been working with him for a few weeks now but he has motivated me and helped me in so many ways. Not only does he he work with you while your with him but he also gives you great advice and workout/eating tips for the days I’m not working out with him. All around great guy who knows what’s he doing. Looking forward to continue working with him and reaching my goals.

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Merlin Coaching
4.8
from 25 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Helena H.
Verified review

I was struggling with some basic life stuff, and decided I needed help. Jim's and my paths had crossed a few years earlier and I remembered that he did life coaching. So I gave him a try. This was almost a year ago. There's no magic pill or words, people. He's down to earth, patient, kind. And skilled. The proof is in the pudding. I'm trying to do my part, he's doing his part.. I can't explain exactly HOW his coaching is working for me. But when I recall the issues I initially brought to the table, and I take a look at where I am almost a year later and how I feel, and what I learned about myself and how to navigate as the individual I am... I would heartily recommend Jim to anyone who thinks they could use some help. To be happier. thumbtack asks reviewers to 'be specific' and I hope I have been. MORE specifics I fear could be counter-productive. I can only suspect that Jim's sensitivity and skill level means he is addressing and approaching clients with a big bag of tricks, some of which are helping me. I'll bet there are skills and tools he uses that I've never seen that could help someone else, and if I were too specific, that person might read this and say "oh, he's okay for her but not for me" and that also may be true. No one coach could be great for everyone. But I sense he has many skills in addition to those he uses to to help me, and the proof is in the pudding. And the pudding is much better this year than it was last year. Phone sessions work fine for me every 2 - 5 weeks. It's very good.

Janey Elite Training
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Harsimran S.
Verified review

Geoff has been a great personal trainer, and a constant source of motivation. He is knowledgeable, hands-on and methodical. Having been through his own weight loss and fitness journey, he relates and personalizes trainings to your fitness levels and goals. You can’t go wrong with him!

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JQ Strategies & Services LLC
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Juliane W.
Verified review

I was initially nervous to meet with a life coach, however, after meeting with Jane I realized it was the best decision I have made for myself in a long time. She creates a plan to help address your personal and professional goals and genuinely cares about her clients. I would highly recomend booking an appointment with Jane for career goals, life coaching skills, or any additional professional aspirations.

Sustained Fitness
4.8
from 22 reviews
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Linda G.
Verified review

Working with Ryan has been a transformative experience for me to say the least. I have always worked out, but never with a personal trainer. I thought, “I know how to lift weights and do sit ups!”. Well, I found out that I didn’t know as much as I thought I did. While working with Ryan I learned how to specifically isolate my problem areas. (flabby arms, stomach etc.) One of the things I appreciated the most was the thoroughness of Ryan’s instruction. He explained how each exercise he added to my regiment affected different areas of my body. Ryan is serious about helping you reach your work out goals, and he has a gracious spirit with a can-do and positive attitude. I went from not being able to do one push-up to doing ten respectable push—ups!! Thanks Ryan!

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Cara Volpicelli Fitness
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Susan A.
Verified review

Care is an extremely hard worker and wants the best out of her clients. She works around your schedule the best she can and always figures out a way to make it work so you don't miss a training day. Cara is truly a professional who motivates you to the fullest. There was times I wanted to give up but Cara was there to push me through. She will reach out even on off days to see how you are doing - I know this really helped me because I was able to always keep up with pushing myself to workout when I didn't see her. I can honestly say I will never try another trainer- Cara will always be the one!

  • 7 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Julie M.
Verified review

Ryan was a great personal trainer . He is knowledgable and challenges you! He uses the most advanced techniques and genuinely cares about your individual progress . I highly recommend him for anyone looking for a one on one trainer or small groups !

The Fitness Grind
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Matt L.
Verified review

Great place to work out , laid pack never to crowded everything you would need is there, when looking for a trainer or in need of a personal trainer , go no further than Dennis Faulkner, you haven't worked out or felt the effects of a work out until you go through one with him, knows what he is talking and puts your goals first. Great gym, great people, great trainers, the best trainer.

Strength Discovery
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Behzad Bakhshandeh
Verified review

One of the best training centers in the state! Knowledgeable coaches and trainers, great equipment, and great atmosphere. Dave and his crew will change your life

  • 37 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Gary D.
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Leadership coaching is an excellent personal and professional development resource and I found it to be a wonderful experience! It is also effective when coupled with other leadership development training programs. The personal interaction and meetings with Rob were awesome! They provided a mechanism for safe, open, and confidential thought provoking dialogue. Discussions with Rob energized me and gave me an opportunity to discuss issues, thoughts, and feelings and work through them to develop proactive solutions. I would highly recommend incorporating Rob's skills and abilities as a personal leadership coach to anyone serious about improving their leadership capabilities. There are things to consider before the coaching process. Specific leadership development goals should be established at the beginning of the coaching process, regardless if the customer wants to create them or not. The Coach should require this step. The lack of up front goal setting makes it difficult to measure progress and effectiveness of the coaching process.

TriWellness
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy P.
Verified review

I had interviewed two other fitness coaches before Gena and what I loved about Gena from the start was her willingness to listen and customize a plan based on my personal needs, circumstances and abilities. She coaches, encourages, checks in and keeps the experience positive providing the little extra push needed to stay focused on fitness goals that can easily be compromised with a busy to-do list.

Ideal Weight Loss Center
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lyndsay Snow
Verified review

I have endured, I have been broken,I have known hardship, I have lost myself.But here I stand, still moving forward, growing stronger each day. With the help of Heidi @ Ideal Weight-loss, I am achieving goals! Those goals at one point were so far out of reach. I will never forget the harsh lessons and struggles in my life. They make me stronger, healthier and happier. The last five months have been truly eye opening. So proud of the new life I have created with Ideal Weight-loss! Here's to the New Year!

Ruby Slippers Management
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Jim W.
Verified review

Crystal is my friend. We have been friends for about 5 years. In that five years, she has drastically changed the quality of my life. Neither of us realized it, it just happened. When we met, I worked part time at a retail job that I didn't want to go to anymore. I lived with my grandmother at 28 years old and I drove a 1998 Buick that was in pretty rough shape. Today, I have a successful career doing something that I love to do. I drive a new Jeep which is what I have always wanted and I live with my girlfriend. I am very happy with my life and I know that if I had never met Crystal, it's not very likely that I would be where I am today.

Athena Desai
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Mary M.
Verified review

Athena has a rare gift to see a person for their true self. Her compassion, her commitment to others and her vulnerability to continue her own growth make her a genuine and gifted coach to others. She is a true blessing!

  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Gerald C.
Verified review

It is really exciting to work with a former Olympic Athlete. She is tough and expects her clients to show up on time, stay focused, and stick to the nutrition program at home. However, she is also very calm and has a fun attitude in the sessions, so by no means a drill sergeant. Her monthly program includes free nutrition coaching by text messaging. I found this to be really easy to follow along, and Cansu was inspirational when I was craving bad foods. We texted back and forth through the week and she did a great job suggesting foods to eat. I look at personal training as an investment in the future. It is a great feeling to have a coach with me while I am learning, but I also like that I will have this experience and knowledge forever. It is possible to learn many basics from online videos, but she really pays attention to how my body is growing and changing, and is always coming up with modifications to my routine. Highly recommended.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Milicent A.
Verified review

Working with Mihaela has been transformative. I recently asked her to give my team private yoga instruction as a way to reward great work, and also increase well-being and productivity. She has given us all of that and more. We all feel an incredible change in our bodies, and minds thanks to her coaching. She not only gives us a great full body work out, but she helps us to deal with stresses and anxieties in life and in the workplace. We love working with Mihaela and would recommend her highly to everyone we know, and especially those interested in private yoga classes!

Shelden Life Coaching
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Heather J.
    Verified review

    Alexa is very compassionate and I felt very comfortable working with her. I was having issues with my relationship and she helped me understand what I truly want in a partner. She helps you feel like you already have the answers, and empowers you to explore those answers within yourself. She is understanding and patient, and always helps you to understand whats getting in the way of achieving your goals.

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    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    What is a health coach?

    A health coach is a service provider you can hire to help you realize your wellness goals. You can hire a health and wellness coach to guide you through life changes, keep you focused on weight loss or fitness goals, help boost your mental health, and more. Many health coaches work with their clients for set periods of time as the client moves toward a measurable goal. Wellness coaches come from varying backgrounds, and may have different areas of focus depending on their education and training. Research potential coaches by reading their reviews, researching their academic and personal backgrounds, and learning about any certifications they have earned from coaching institutes. Often, health and wellness coaches sell coaching packages ranging from three to six months or longer, depending on the client’s needs. The average national cost for an individual health coach session ranges from $60 to $90, although prices may range as low as $30 or up to $130 or more, depending on your location and the coach.

    What is a life coach?

    A professional, accredited life coach works with people to help them make important changes in their life, either growing in their profession or changing gears in their personal lives. They help clients turn their dreams or wishes into realistic, attainable goals. They guide people through the process of making life changes by helping them evaluate the steps they must take to reach a particular goal, then help them decide how — and whether — to take those steps in the most efficient, effective and rewarding way possible. A life coach acts as a motivator, strategist and accountability partner. Unlike a therapist, a life coach doesn’t help solve problems from your past — they’re focused on helping you move forward with new ways of acting and thinking that will help you reach your goals. Some people specialize in particular types of life coaching, including life balancing coaches, small business coaches, executive coaches and personal finance coaches. Some meet clients in person, while others hold consultations over the phone.

    Regardless of which type of life coach you’re interested in, make sure the person holds an International Coach Federation (ICF) credential. There are three tiers of credentials: Associate, Professional and Master, which require coaching experience ranging from 100 hours to 2,500 hours.

    How much does a life coach cost?

    A life coach helps clients set and reach professional and personal goals, develop positive habits, and deal with stress. Some people meet with a life coach once or twice, while others form an ongoing professional relationship, meeting regularly in person or on the phone. The average national cost to meet with a life coach ranges from $80 to $130 an hour. Some coaches offer per-session pricing, especially for one-time meetings; expect to pay an average of $100-$125. People who want to work with a coach over a period of time to explore life transitions, career growth or lifestyle changes may be able to get discounted pricing in a package. For example, three 60-minute sessions cost an average of $300, four 60-minute sessions cost an average of $350, and four 60- to 90-minute sessions plus unlimited contact between sessions cost an average of $400. Some specific types of coaching, such as relationship or marriage coaching, cost more than standard life coaching. For instance, three 60-minute relationship coaching sessions cost an average of $500, four 60-minute sessions cost an average of $550, and six 60- to 90-minute sessions cost an average of $650 when purchased as a package. Training and experience can also affect the cost of hiring a life coach. An Associate Certified Coach, who holds a certification that requires only 60 hours of training and 100 hours of coaching experience, will charge less than a Master Certified Coach, who typically has at least 200 hours of training and 2,500 hours of coaching experience.   

    Why get a life coach?

    People of all ages and in all careers have called in a life coach. Life coaches are accredited professionals who can help you figure out the tangible changes you can make in your life to reach your goals; they can even help you turn your dreams into goals, if you’re not sure where to go next. A life coach can also help people find their purpose in life. Life coaching clients often have an idea of what they want to do, such as help people or work with animals, but don’t know how to turn that passion into a career. A life coach can help clients work through the options to find a clear path with concrete steps that lead to an attainable goal. A life coach can also help clients make a major career change, such as starting a new business. Life coaches can help clients develop better habits that will make them more successful, acting as an accountability partner. Life coaches also often guide their clients through major transitions in life, such as a career change or other stressful situations that are made easier with guidance from a neutral third party.

    What is a holistic wellness coach?

    When you want to reach new heights with your health and wellness, consider hiring a holistic wellness coach. Much like a health coach, a holistic wellness coach is focused on your well-being and meets with you in one-on-one sessions to help you identify and reach your targeted goals. A holistic wellness coach will typically have you take all components of your life into account when working to achieve your goals. If your goal is to lose weight, a holistic wellness coach will not only offer recommendations for your diet and exercise, but also discuss your emotional health, your work/life balance, your spiritual side, and each area of your life that affects your ability to follow a nutrition and fitness plan.

    Although they are highly motivational and often can help clients achieve great results, holistic wellness coaches are not professional health care providers or registered dietitians. Different institutes and training centers provide certifications for holistic wellness coaching, so be sure to research your coach and read their reviews to understand more about their techniques and training.  

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