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Top 10 Personal Trainers near Laurel, MD

Top Pro
4.8
from 73 reviews
4.8
(73)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 8 years in business
  • 143 hires on Thumbtack
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"Robert was great! I've had personal trainers before but he's the only one that did a real assessment ahead of working out. This way he was able to tell me very specifically where I'd need to put in the most work to reach my goals. His rates are highly competitive and he worked with my tight schedule to find the best time for me. He's also a really friendly, nice guy. You'll enjoy (at least as much as you can enjoy getting your butt kicked) working with him or his trainers. It's a family owned company so they have a vested interest in excellent customer service."

$45

estimated cost

Top Pro
4.9
from 15 reviews
4.9
(15)
GREAT VALUE
  • 3 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
"I can’t say enough good things about Julian! We definitely hit the jackpot with him and in a very short time, he’s become a great trainer, mentor and role model for my 15 year old son who has wanted to increase his strength/stamina while working on his soccer skills. Julian very quickly responded to my search for a personal trainer and was incredibly professional during our introductory call. It was evident that his knowledge of /experience with soccer as a player and coach would be a good match for my son. He also shared his philosophy about strength training with kids, specifically how he seeks to understand what motivates and is important to them, so he could then weave in his expertise which ultimately would result in a truly customized program to help accomplish their goals. He was eager to “meet” my son and scheduled some time to speak with him personally over the phone and get to know him. I was impressed at how he was able to get from a 15-year old boy, what his fitness goals were! In less than a week of my initial inquiry, my son was training in the gym with Julian and has absolutely loved every session with him. Julian maximizes every second during each workout and even encourages kids to come in early to get warmed up (so really, while you pay for a 60-minute session, you get 70-75 minutes!) My son has already noticed physical changes, but beyond that, his sense of confidence, focus, and dedication has increased tremendously. Julian provides encouragement inside and outside the gym by keeping tabs on my son and checking in on how he’s doing. Even when my son tried out for another soccer team, Julian gave him sound advice throughout the process, acted as a sounding board, and alleviated any anxiety he had. The investment you make in Julian goes far beyond strength training; you also get someone who takes a genuine interest in your well-being and wants you to be successful. He empowers you with exercises which don’t require you to be in a gym (my son did his own workouts during the winter break) and with general “life skills/lessons”. Go for a free consultation with Julian ... you’ll be hooked!"

$1

estimated cost

5.0
from 7 reviews
5.0
(7)
  • 19 years in business
"As a busy mom and someone who values time efficiency and safety, this workout is truly PERFECT. Its pretty incredible that I can get only 2 workouts in a week and get better results than I did when I was going to the gym on my own 5 days a week. I have been doing this workout for 5 years now and it has completely changed my body composition, helped me get stronger & leaner, helped me recover from injury AND I was even able to do this workout throughout my entire pregnancy and postpartum journey. I love TPW and the trainers are exceptional. This workout has truly changed my life."

$25

estimated cost

5.0
from 7 reviews
5.0
(7)
  • 19 years in business
"As a busy mom and someone who values time efficiency and safety, this workout is truly PERFECT. Its pretty incredible that I can get only 2 workouts in a week and get better results than I did when I was going to the gym on my own 5 days a week. I have been doing this workout for 5 years now and it has completely changed my body composition, helped me get stronger & leaner, helped me recover from injury AND I was even able to do this workout throughout my entire pregnancy and postpartum journey. I love TPW and the trainers are exceptional. This workout has truly changed my life."

$25

estimated cost

4.9
from 11 reviews
4.9
(11)
  • 2 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
"I was never a big fan of working out at a busy gym so this is a nice alternative in a personal setting. Annie is a very knowledgeble trainer with good conversation, it is like working out with my best friend but I am actually getting results out of our time together! 😄"

$30

estimated cost

4.7
from 40 reviews
4.7
(40)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 1 year in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
"Cory is an excellent personal trainer. I asked Cory to help get me in shape for my upcoming wedding (toning, lose weight and strength building). He pushes you to your limit and asks you to push yourself, while encouraging and motivating you to want more for yourself. He has provided nutritional guidance and exercise tips for days when we do not meet as well. I highly recommend Cory for those looking to improve their lifestyle!"

$40

estimated cost

5.0
from 19 reviews
5.0
(19)
  • 1 year in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
"My experience with Leo...WHERE do I begin??? First of all...I MUST say, Leo is by far...hands down...the BEST Personal Trainer I've ever had!!! He's not just about workouts but about your overall nutrution as well. I have learned more from him that will last me a lifetime than I ever could've learned on my own. I have taken what he's exposed me to & I'm RUNNIN with it! My friends & family have noticed a MAJOR difference in not only my new size (down to an 8 - 10 from a 14) but also in how I do my food prep to stay on top of my game plan. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Leo & WISH they had more stars I could click on to rate his service. Personal note...any trainer can guide you...but YOU have to put in the WORK/TIME/COMMITMENT/DEDICATION/DISCIPLINE/DRIVE/SWEAT & EVEN...sometimes tears!!! :) But it's ALL worth it in the end! #MaximumEffortAtAllTime"

$50

estimated cost

5.0
from 12 reviews
5.0
(12)
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
"Angela at Exhale Training is an amazing trainer. I compared a lot of different reviews/prices of trainers in the area and decided to give her a shot! We have weekly sessions for a half an hour and each session thoroughly works all the muscles in my body. She always explains what each exercise does, and how to be safe when doing each move. She also creates exercises to work target areas (for me, arm strength and abs), but also incorporates the entire body. We're over a month in, and I already feel stronger and healthier. I am a huge fan and highly recommend Exhale Training!"

$50

estimated cost

5.0
from 7 reviews
5.0
(7)
GREAT VALUE
  • 19 years in business
"As a busy mom and someone who values time efficiency and safety, this workout is truly PERFECT. Its pretty incredible that I can get only 2 workouts in a week and get better results than I did when I was going to the gym on my own 5 days a week. I have been doing this workout for 5 years now and it has completely changed my body composition, helped me get stronger & leaner, helped me recover from injury AND I was even able to do this workout throughout my entire pregnancy and postpartum journey. I love TPW and the trainers are exceptional. This workout has truly changed my life."

$25

estimated cost

5.0
from 10 reviews
5.0
(10)
  • 11 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
"Casey is a fantastic personal trainer! He's very flexible with scheduling sessions, and always pushes me farther than I think I can go. He customizes every workout to make sure they are challenging and that I never get bored. He's helping me get back in shape, and teaches me healthy eating habits and workout tips so that I can stay in shape!"

$55

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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