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Top 10 Boot Camp Instructors near Lowell, MA

5.0
from 10 reviews
5.0
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GREAT VALUE
  • 9 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
"I have been going to Good training for a few years now. I enjoy going, they are very motavating and knowledgeable. All over a great place to train!"
$25
estimated cost
5.0
from 6 reviews
5.0
(6)
GREAT VALUE
  • 5 years in business
"Sara is an amazing trainer. She really catered my workouts to how I wanted my body to look and feel. She even helped me with my diet, by telling me which foods I should consume and which foods I should avoid to reach my goals. She not only motivated me to physically better my body, but she helped me reach the mental mindset I was seeking as well. She is sweet, supportive, encouraging, and an empowered woman! Sara has done wonders for my health and my life!"
$30
estimated cost
5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Miguel was all around a great trainer. He was extremely personable and prompt. Never showed up late to a session. He made the sessions very motivating and fun so it didn’t feel like work. I’m already seeing results from the workout plan Miguel made for me. He was also very flexible with availability which was awesome for me. Would definitely recommend to any and everyone!"
$39
estimated cost
5.0
from 8 reviews
5.0
(8)
  • 2 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"I've spent the past few months training with Beth and have gotten so much out of a short time! She was amazing at pushing me to a point I haven't gone before and taught me so much about strength training, the importance of cardio, and also nutrition. She was extremely knowledgeable and you can tell she truly has a passion for what she does. I highly recommend her for all of your personal fitness goals!"
$50
estimated cost
4.9
from 18 reviews
4.9
(18)
  • 15 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
"NFL is a great option for personal and small group training no matter what shape you're in. I am training for another marathon and want to add some serious strength training to avoid injury and that's exactly what my personal training sessions at NFL gives me! I leave every week a little bit stronger than I came. Additionally, my trainer (Katie) goes above and beyond to check in during time in between our training sessions to see how I feel and if I need grocery lists. NFL is invested in my success as if I'm not just their client but also their friend! In terms of the small group training classes, these are a real gem. They are capped at 3 people so it's very attentive and is similar to personal training. Additionally, they even try to group skill levels together in the class so that the workouts are the best use of everyone's time....I think that is going the extra mile for their clients. And the price! The price breakdown comes within other fitness classes in boston...but instead of a room of 45 people and the instructor it's just you and two others!PS they are on ClassPass :)"
$50
estimated cost
4.9
from 11 reviews
4.9
(11)
  • 8 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
"Pete is awesome! When I first started working with Pete, I was an over-stressed, overly-sedentary fellow at one of Boston's many training hospitals, and had lost all motivation to work out. I couldn't go a quarter mile without huffing and puffing and giving up. After a little while, I not only got back to doing 5Ks, but managed to complete a half-marathon, which was a long time goal! Pete was always great at coming up with new, fun workouts that kept me motivated. Coming for a session never felt like an extra stressful chore on an already overly busy schedule, but was something fun to look forward to! Sessions were never discouraging, but rather helped me to keep working towards my goals. I highly recommend Pete, and only wish that I still lived close by enough to keep working with him!"
$50
estimated cost
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5.0
from 26 reviews
5.0
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IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 3 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
"I started training with Billy in Jan 2017 after losing 50 pounds on Weight Watchers. I interviewed other trainers at the time but never found a good fit. Upon meeting Billy for the first time, I was immediately impressed with his knowledge and experience about nutrition, strength training, anatomy, and overall fitness. He is an excellent listener and employs routines and strategies that support his client's goals / needs. Little did I know that I would reach my goal weight (lose another 30 lbs for total 80 lb loss), succeed in strength training taking me to new personal records that I never dreamed of (deadlifts, etc...), firm up body and run my very first 5K within 6-7 months of starting to work with Billy. I have had a few injuries (shoulder, back) from extracurricular sports that have required physical therapy. Billy understands PT's approach, is happy to communicate & build plans with them, and then modifies our routine to support PT objectives while continuing to stay on a path supporting strength training and overall fitness. I plan to continue working with New School Fitness / Billy on a regular basis (training for "Tough Mudder" or possibly "Spartan" - can't believe it - so amazing). After such a successful, and fun, first year training with Billy, I am happy to highly recommend "New School Fitness"."
$80
estimated cost
5.0
from 8 reviews
5.0
(8)
  • 6 years in business
"Greg was personal trainer last year and I would highly recommend him to every and anyone serious about a life style change. I had little to no experience in the gym but he was very thorough explaining and demonstrating various techniques. I learned countless exercises and eating habits to help me maintain a healthy lifestyle and I could not have done without the help of Greg! If you’re looking for serious long lasting results with a coach that will push you to your limits then look no further!"
$50
estimated cost
Top Pro
5.0
from 28 reviews
5.0
(28)
  • 2 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
"I really love training with Annie! She is helping me get back into shape!"
$80
estimated cost
5.0
from 24 reviews
5.0
(24)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 6 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
"I couldn't be happier with the training experience I have had with Geoff. He is clearly knowledgeable and skilled at his profession, but also is kind, warm, and funny to interact with. He is motivating without being militant, and really goes the extra mile to help his clients succeed. Even though his workouts can kick my butt, I look forward to our sessions because he makes them fun -- and I've already helped me achieve tangible results. I highly recommend Geoff!"
$70
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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 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.

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.

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.

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