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Top 10 Boxing Instructors near Marlborough, MA

Top Pro
5.0
from 52 reviews
5.0
(52)
GREAT VALUE
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
"Kyie has been my trainer for over a year now. I had my daughter 5 years ago and I had always worked out prior to that. After having her, it was so hard to stay motivated and make time to go to the gym. A friend of mine told me he was training with Kyie so I got Kyie’s information. I started a few weeks later. There have been times when I wanted to quit, but Kyie has always been there motivating me even when I didn’t believe in myself. If you want a trainer to keep you motivated and to make you believe in yourself, Kyie does that and more. He’s always there with nutritional information too! I’m getting my body back and I know without his support, nothing would have changed for me. Kyie, if you see this, your the man! Thanks for everything!!"
$20
estimated cost
5.0
from 6 reviews
5.0
(6)
  • 5 years in business
"I enjoyed working with Training Wise very much!"
$30
estimated cost
5.0
from 16 reviews
5.0
(16)
GREAT VALUE
  • 14 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
"I have had nothing but great experiences in the past 5 years or so that I have been apart of this program. I am a division II collegiate athlete who plays softball so working out in the off season is a must. The best part about what Denis does, at least for me, is that he treats the girls that he trains like athletes and not like girls. In the experiences I have had out side of this program, that is something that is very hard to find. He also caters the training to be sport specific and to what each individual wants or needs to work on."
$25
estimated cost
5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
"If you’re looking to actually achieve your goals Trainque fitness will get you there!"
$25
estimated cost
4.9
from 15 reviews
4.9
(15)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 14 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
" A few times in life you meet someone who makes a long term material difference in your life. Matt one of those people. I have trained with him for 11 years and during that time, he has helped me achieve my goals. We have maintained my weight, added muscle tone, and most importantly we have prevented injury as well as managed around physical issues when they have come along from outside activities. His attention to detail never ceases to amaze me. As a rowing referee who works with Olympic athletes, I know high quality training. Best of all he long ago became a friend. Matt is very good at his job. No question."
$50
estimated cost
5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
"Amanda is awesome. I highly recommend!"
$20
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 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
Top Pro
5.0
from 26 reviews
5.0
(26)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 3 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
"I have been training with Billy since he started his personal training career. His advice and guidance has helped me get into the best shape of my life. I wake up every day, look in the mirror, and say "Wow." Billy works harder than anyone else I had used before, and his dedication to his clients in unparalleled."
$80
estimated cost
5.0
from 8 reviews
5.0
(8)
  • 6 years in business
"My training sessions began early in the morning which allowed me the opportunity to get an effective training workout and also have the full day ahead. Greg is great! Thanks. "
$50
estimated cost

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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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