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Top 10 Boot Camp Instructors near Gloucester, MA

5.0
from 12 reviews
5.0
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GREAT VALUE
  • 6 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
"Hector helped me get ready for a wedding. He challenged me and pushed me outside my comfort zone (running) to incorporate more weight training. He also explained how that would help improve my running and be better for me as a whole."

$60

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5.0
from 7 reviews
5.0
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GREAT VALUE
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"I've had many workouts with Coach Greg both in class and semi-private settings. His boxing knowledge is superb. The workouts are challenging both physically and mentally. His vast boxing experience allows him tailor the workouts for each individual needs - ranging from just cardio to fully technical boxing workouts . I highly recommend. "

$49

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5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 5 years in business
"OJ Fit offers exceptional training. He’s so well informed and thoughtful. Through his boot camp, he’s able to train people of all levels so well. So knowledgeable and dedicated."

$90

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4.9
from 34 reviews
4.9
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IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 8 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
"Nancy was an amazing trainer; I would recommend her for anyone who is interested in hiring a personal trainer. She was always very professional and tailored my workouts to exactly what I needed. She made my training sessions a lot of fun and challenged me to push myself harder. I do not have enough good things to say about this woman! Thank you Nancy for investing time in me and helping me get closer to my goals!"
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Top Pro
5.0
from 37 reviews
5.0
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IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 12 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
"Tammy is awesome! She's really positive, listens to your needs and individually customizes training programs. I've gotten great results - strength, definition and fitness - in a short amount of time."
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5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 4 years in business
"What I value the most when working with Tanya, is her patience and constant encouragement. It was important for me to find a trainer who takes time to evaluate my current level of fitness and customize the approach to meet my fitness goals. Not everyone progresses at the same pace so there is no one approach fits all. I feel comfortable working with Tanya; she is called “personal” trainer for a reason!"
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5.0
from 11 reviews
5.0
(11)
  • 9 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
"I trained with Howie for almost 2 years and all I can say is the experience has been nothing more than a blessing. From day one he has taught me proper nutrition and what it means to be committed. Though some things were tough to give up, I did it! Howie showed me what I never knew what I was capable of and made me proud of not only my appearance but myself as a person. Along with the butt kicking workouts (but so worth it) I learned this way is not a diet or a goal to reach then quit but a LIFESTYLE! I will forever be grateful to him...keep it up Yoda and keep it 100! "
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5.0
from 10 reviews
5.0
(10)
  • 9 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"The expertise and guidance Sarah has provided me through our strength training sessions has exceeded my health and fitness goals! I LOVE that she consistently redesigns my sessions to keep me progressing. I am now less easily fatigued, have a decreased appetite and can better manage my daily stress. Increased strength and endurance has also improved my weight loss, balance, sleep and mental focus. Sarah’s dedication to my personal goals has helped me develop more confidence and a drive to stay healthy. The results have been faster than expected! I look forward to each and every session with Sarah! She is MAGIC!!!"
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5.0
from 10 reviews
5.0
(10)
  • 1 year in business
"Doug is one of the most encouraging and experienced coaches around. He is focused on helping me achieve my goals and makes every session challenging (& somehow fun). I've noticed my fitness has improved greatly in just a few short months, specifically my ability to lift progressively heavier weights with good form & push myself harder throughout each session. I actually look forward to my workouts each week. He is extremely reliable & punctual – always set up & ready to start training ahead of time, with an exercise routine planned. I noticed a positive change in my appearance. I am happy and now more confident with myself. I highly recommend Doug and Fit by Fire Coaching to anyone looking for quality personal training."
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4.9
from 16 reviews
4.9
(16)
  • 3 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
"I have been training with Nick since July of 2014. I trained with him twice a week at Today's Fitness, and at his new facility, I have joined his new High Intensity Interval Training bootcamp. Nick has always been great with me. Each workout focuses on a different major muscle group with always changing exercises (no two workouts have been the same). After each session, he tells me what workouts I should do on my own before our next session. This, combined with his nutrition advice, I have had a major change in body composition over the last 8 months. The proof is in the pudding as they say."
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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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