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Top 10 Boxing Instructors near Somerville, MA

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from 6 reviews
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GREAT VALUE
  • 5 years in business
"I enjoyed working with Training Wise very much!"
$30
estimated cost
4.9
from 18 reviews
4.9
(18)
GREAT VALUE
  • 15 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
"Working out with Micah and next level fitness has been the best workout program I have ever been on. Within the semi personal training Micah works with each person to help them achieve their goals of weight loss and/or toning. The sessions are tough but fun and micah is always there to support you and help you achieve the best results possible. I have never felt better in such a short period of time. "
$50
estimated cost
Top Pro
5.0
from 26 reviews
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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
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 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 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
5.0
from 24 reviews
5.0
(24)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 6 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
"It has been a great experience working with Geoff and Janey elite training team. I love their professionalism, commitment and dedication to my fitness. I am seeing great improvement in my overall fitness. Beyond the in person and group sessions, Geoff has also setup the group challenges that help us compete and workout on our own. I highly recommend Geoff and Janey elite training team for anyone looking for a personal trainer or group fitness training....you will not regret it."
$70
estimated cost
5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 2 years in business
"Nikolas has been one of the best trainers I’ve ever worked with. Not only is he professional, he genuinely cares about his clients and does whatever he can do get his client to where they want to be. Motivating someone is something that I believe a trainer must be able to do, and Niko for sure does that. He helped get to where I wanted to be and he helped me believe in myself. The results I’ve gotten working out with Niko for over a year has been amazing. Not only physically, but mentally too. Training with Niko has been life changing."
$50
estimated cost
5.0
from 14 reviews
5.0
(14)
  • 18 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
"Deeply knowledgeable about training and what is best for your body. Very personable, always on time and really helps you to achieve results."
$70
estimated cost
5.0
from 14 reviews
5.0
(14)
  • 4 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
"Jimmy is a very experienced and motivated trainer who strive for progress. He will help you to find not only the perfect set of exercises tailored for you (based on your needs) but also helps you to build and maintain a healthy diet. Jimmy knows a lot about his profession and constantly informs you about news related to the healthy life style. He is always ready to answer any question regarding training or proper alimentation. Finally, he is a very positive and pleasant person making his lessons funny and entertaining. I would advise Jimmy to everyone!"
$90
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.

What is kickboxing?

Kickboxing is a type of martial art whose basic moves are widely practiced in personal and group fitness regimens. In combat kickboxing, two competitors fight using four points of contact — both hands and both feet — unlike traditional boxing, where competitors are allowed to use their hands. In competitive kickboxing, opponents must remain standing, and no fighting can occur on the mat or ground. Kickboxing has its roots in Muay Thai and other ancient martial arts. Some elemental moves from kickboxing include roundhouse kicks, back kicks, hooks, uppercuts and more.

Modern group fitness kickboxing is practiced in gyms and workout studios across the country. It draws its moves from combat kickboxing, but instead of fighting with an opponent, participants perform jabs, crosses, punches and kicks in instructor-led, choreographed routines set to music. Personal trainers also incorporate kickboxing moves into workout routines, spending time punching and kicking the bag. These strength-building moves, mixed with high-intensity intervals, boost heart rate and increase strength.

Is kickboxing good exercise?

Kickboxing is great exercise. It works your whole body and really gets your heart pounding. Kickboxing combines upper- and lower-body movements like roundhouse kicks and uppercut punches that boost calorie burning. The type of kickboxing you do will determine how much exercise you get. Kickboxing training that takes place in a martial arts studio will involve kicking and punching a sandbag or sparring with a competitor, both of which will sharply increase the amount of exercise you’ll experience in a kickboxing session. Comparatively, a study by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) found that women doing group fitness cardio kickboxing burned between 6.45 and 8.3 calories per minute, or approximately 350-450 calories burned during an hour-long class. This is roughly what you can expect to burn with jogging or similar exercise, but ACE says that cardio kickboxing offers the added benefits of increased strength and flexibility, sharper reflexes, and improved coordination. Whether you’re training to fight competitively, learning kickboxing as a form of self-defense, or taking cardio kickboxing at your local gym, you’ll get a full-body workout with positive health benefits.

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