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Top 10 Weight Loss Boot Camps near Somerville, MA

5.0
from 12 reviews
5.0
(12)
  • 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

estimated cost

4.9
from 11 reviews
4.9
(11)
GREAT VALUE
  • 8 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
"I've been working with Pete for the last 2 months and can honestly say I've seen some positive changes in a short amount of time. If you want to get into shape for an affordable price hire Pete! Our sessions are always challenging but fun and I genuinely enjoy going. Pete listens to your goals/injuries and will pay good attention to your form. He's always checking in to see how my neck is (injured a year ago). His workouts are customized and different every session with fun progressions/increasing weight for strength training. If you're looking to get back into shape or in shape for the first time, Pete is the one to hire! "

$50

estimated cost

5.0
from 7 reviews
5.0
(7)
GREAT VALUE
  • 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

Top Pro
5.0
from 28 reviews
5.0
(28)
  • 2 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
"Annie is hands down the best trainer I have ever worked with. She is very punctual and has been nothing but accommodating when it comes to scheduling. I've learned a lot about fitness and dieting..mainly that it doesn't have to be painful to see great results! If you are dedicated to getting results, Annie @ StrongGirlGuide is your person!"

$80

estimated cost

5.0
from 22 reviews
5.0
(22)
  • 6 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
"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!"

$75

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 26 reviews
5.0
(26)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 3 years in business
  • 45 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 12 reviews
5.0
(12)
  • 18 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
"Working with Paul was great. When I was 6 months pregnant he helped me with terrible sciatic pain that developed and then post-pregnancy he coached and trained me back to my pre-pregnancy weight. Go with PTSquared, you'll be so happy you did!"

$70

estimated cost

4.8
from 5 reviews
4.8
(5)
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"I had Jamila come to my home to help jump start me again after I experienced plantar fasciitis. Being a fitness enthusiast all my life, I was feeling awful because the injury had caused me to gain 8 lbs. Her workouts make you sweat, and she got me back on track again!! She is punctual, sweet, personable, and most importantly, professional and knowledgeable! I would recommend Jamila for any person at any fitness level, as she tailors her workouts to fit your individual needs."

$60

estimated cost

5.0
from 20 reviews
5.0
(20)
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
"I worked with Ryan for two months, during which time he helped me transform from 'skinny fat' to fit! I'm now 32, and I have not felt this good in a bathing suit since high school. Through coaching me on healthy eating and a combination of weight training and cardio, Ryan finally helped me gain strength and lose the bulk or my back and stomach fat (other areas too, but those were my biggest problem areas), which had been slowing increasing for years. I also benefitted immensely from Ryan's PT background in ways I didn't even anticipate. Working with someone who truly understands the body's mechanisms made a tremendous difference for me, as Ryan was able to help me safely work around an injury I sustained unrelated to training, and get me back to 100%. I would definitely still be contending with this injury were it not for Ryan's guidance and expertise. I started with Ryan admittedly just wanting to look better, and came away not only having accomplished that, but feeling a million times better as well. Most importantly, Ryan is committed to my success not only while training with him, but for the long term. My only regret is not doing this sooner. It's an investment, but one that will pay big dividends provided you're committed to putting in the work. This has really changed my life. Thanks for everything, Ryan!!"

$79

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 30 reviews
5.0
(30)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 6 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
"It has been an awesome experience working with Johnny. He is great at switching up exercises that not only continue to challenge me but keep it mixed up so I'm never bored. His knowledge of working with macronutrients is fascinating and it's the first time with his help that I could find an eating plan that helped me lose weight! I have had such a great experience prepping for my first show and am excited to see what I can bring to the stage after having Johnny's help! Definately would recommend him as a trainer for either gender as with your hard work and his help and guidance you will see great results! "

$85

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 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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