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Top 10 Boxing Instructors near Flint, MI

4.9
from 17 reviews
4.9
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GREAT VALUE
  • 7 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
"This was my first ever yoga lesson. As such, I was somewhat nervous, but Paul was great and made me feel comfortable. He was on time, polite, and knowledgeable. I recommend him. I will be scheduling more sessions with him into the future."

$50

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4.9
from 16 reviews
4.9
(16)
GREAT VALUE
  • 8 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
"I am a professional athlete and between shin splits and knotted hips I don't know how I would get through the season without a good therapist. I've been to plenty of massage therapists here in the Flint area but none of them have done body work like Corey. "

$55

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4.9
from 8 reviews
4.9
(8)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"I hired Marcus as my trainer from March 2014 to March 2015. He is really great with working with his clients and is very passionate about his clients meeting their goals. I definitely saw results after a month of training. One thing I really enjoyed while working with Marcus is how he teaches you to become your own trainer unlike many trainers. I would recommend him to others who are in search of a trainer."
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5.0
from 11 reviews
5.0
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IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 38 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"Have worked with Ken and KJM for 4 years. I have been very satisfied with everything. Whether it was nutrition, cardio training or strength training Ken has been excellent !!!!"
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5.0
from 7 reviews
5.0
(7)
  • 11 years in business
"My experiences of working with Tyce have been outstanding. I have spent time with Tyce in the gym and outside of the gym and he is inspirational in both settings. I would highly recommend anyone to him for personal training whether you're a beginner or have experience in the gym. Hands down great all around guy who is very personal and professional. "
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5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 33 years in business
"To me a good trainer starts as a good athlete, and Christine's knowledge and dedication to her personal fitness is unbelievable. She is so organized with her training and always in-tune with her entire body. Combine this with her passion of helping others improve their fitness and you have a truly amazing trainer. She is always so patient and observant with what you're doing while constantly encouraging you and providing feed back every step of the way. I think most anyone would greatly benefit from what she has to offer; I sure have!! Jim Peeper"
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5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 1 year in business
"Natalka is a rare and precious gem -- not only is she talented, skilled, and an outstanding performer, she is an excellent teacher. Not only does she teach dancing, she inspires and empowers all of her students to be better people. And I am, simply by being near her."
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5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"I've made great progress with Ryan. I wish I would have started with him from the beginning! He is knowledgable in his supplements, training programs, meal plans, and show prep. He is the only one I trust to help me build my physique and achieve my goals!"
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5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Hailee is awesome! She works with my abilities and needs. I have been going faithfully for 9 months, lost 40lbs and inches all over! She is very knowledgeable and a great person. She has me on the road to being healthy."
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5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 8 years in business
"I was just getting over a bad lupus flare up, his training helped me tremendously. It improved my health and well-being. I recommend him. He will motivate you not give up and quit."
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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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