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4.5
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  • 1 year in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
"I started working with Edwin in October 2015 after 8 months of doing cardio (swimming and running) and refining my diet on my own. Working with Edwin was an absolute game-changer. It was the first time I had a trainer that listened to my goal and created a work out based around that. I didn't feel as though he was just putting together some text book HIIT routine. My goals were to lose weight, lose inches, get stronger but only lean out. I did not want to gain any muscle mass or size. I got exactly that. I grew to really understand my body, what it needed, what it was capable of doing. I enjoy food much more now and appreciate my indulgence days. At my absolute heaviest I was 180lbs. I am now 60lbs lighter AND can actually lose more healthily. I guarantee that not only will you meet your goals you will surpass them and be/feel the healthiest you will ever feel."
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5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
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  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"Since I have been working with Kristin I have lost 10 pounds and 2 percent of body fat! She gives me outlines exercises every week for me to do and keeps them challenging! I would recommend her to anyone whether you want to get back into old clothes or just feel better overall!! Crafted fitness is the perfect choice!"
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5.0
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5.0
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  • 7 years in business
"Leah is an incredible trainer! She motivated me with such inspiration. I didn’t think I could accomplish all I did, but with Leah’s steady, joyful encouragement, and her impressive knowledge of the fitness industry, we rocked every workout! She keeps things fun! I’m so excited for the summer because I finally look great in a bikini!"
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5.0
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5.0
(1)
  • 7 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"Attiyah Blair is a phenomenal health and wellness coach. I completed the Master Set program in December 2013. Thanks to Attiyah I have maintained my weight and healthy eating habits for over one year and still going. She changed my entire perspective on how I think about food. She is a true inspiration!"
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"Outstanding motivation and support for all ages and levels of fitness."
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  • 2 years in business
"I have over 50 completed jobs with happy customers on another platform me and come to provide the best service and more"
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  • 1 year in business
"**PLEASE READ FULL PROFILE BEFORE SENDING INQUIRY - Yes - the estimate you received IS accurate!! Once you hear how it works it will make more sense!** For those wondering, I am certified in several specialties: Group Personal Training Specialist, Women's Weight loss specialist, Youth Exercise Specialist, and MMA Conditioning Specialist I offer a range of services to my clients that can be done in a gym, home, outside or where ever you want to workout that day. It is online-based and can be done using your gym membership and some workouts can even be done in the comfort of your own home! So whether you only go to a gym and have very specific performance goals or just want to be more fit and dont care where you do it, then I have something for you! I love helping people achieve their goals. It can be hard and sometimes seem impossible to reach weight loss and healthy living goals and coming from an unhealthy lifestyle to making major changes for a healthier me, I love helping people make the same changes not just temporarily but that will last you your lifetime. "
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"Your physical appearance is 20% physical activity and 80% nutrition! You can't outrun your fork! We can assist you with healthy fast food and easy meal plans to go along with a customized workout plan just for you!"
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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 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.

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.

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