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Top 10 Boot Camp Instructors near Livonia, MI

Top Pro
5.0
from 26 reviews
5.0
(26)
GREAT VALUE
  • 2 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
"I was hesitant about traning because I wasn't completely out of shape, but Gus helped me get stronger and taught me a lot about things I can do to keep my body healthy. I learned to use different work out equipment that I've never used before and what muscles it works out. Gus challenged me and it was great because I gained more confidence in myself and mentally and physically. He's a great trainer and love working with him!!"

$40

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4.9
from 17 reviews
4.9
(17)
  • 7 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
"Mr. Paul Barr was my high school cross country coach for the past two years. At every practice he was always early. He taught the team how respect themselves as athletes and respect their bodies. He is beyond reliable and is well informed about physical and mental health. He saw potential in everyone, and made sure to highlight their skills in order for them to be their best. Paul is a great mentor and friend. He is willing to do anything to make sure you are able to give your all. I was considering running for university, and he was there for me. He believed that I could do it; he took time out of his personal life to make a running schedule and to coach me. He never once told me that I was incapable of doing anything. Paul is an all around great person; he is beyond reliable and responsible, he is organized, and he is willing to give 110% percent to ensure that you are physically and mentally healthy. "

$50

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5.0
from 10 reviews
5.0
(10)
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"The guidance from Agnes was just what I needed. Up until that point I had been suffering from severe back pain down by the tailbone and also felt an overall tension in my neck and shoulders. I tried various exercising programs but I didn't feel any difference or improvement. Since meeting Agnes it's the first time I've ever enjoyed training. She introduced me to several amazing new ways of exercising my back which I can practice in my own time too. After just 1 month sessions I was amazed to feel the difference. Beyond this Agnes is very understanding and encouraging. I feel that it is her personal goal to see me getting stronger by adding so much passion of her own to our training sessions. She completely knows what she's doing! I have no hesitations in recommending her to my friends and colleagues!"

$65

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5.0
from 10 reviews
5.0
(10)
GREAT VALUE
  • 7 years in business
"He’s got a a lot positively energy that he brings to the table and I think everyone should have someone like him to train for. One of the best trainers I’ve ever had that actually knows what he is doing."

$45

estimated cost

5.0
from 15 reviews
5.0
(15)
  • 5 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
"I have taken a few classes and really enjoyed it! Mike offered a teen athlete program this summer and my 15 yr old daughter absolutely love it. She has really toned up and has so much definition in the entire body I was just amazed. She was addicted. Twy fit is a great place to work out and I plan on taking more classes. Going to try boot camp tonight! "

$65

estimated cost

4.8
from 12 reviews
4.8
(12)
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
"I’ve only been training with Mr. Coach Kyle Wilkinson for a month and it has been great. He knows how to motivate you when you need that extra push and knows when not to so you don’t get pissed and annoyed. The guy has a straight forward and honest way of communicating things. The heart and passion Kyle has for his clients to succeed in their fitness goals. Allows him to provide the time and go the extra mile on his accountabilty. Kyle is not a one session see you next week coach. He is there for you 7days a week over seeing your progress. Which sets him apart from other coaches. 🙌🏼 Thanks Kyle! 💪🏾 -J-"

$65

estimated cost

4.5
from 8 reviews
4.5
(8)
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Adrienne McDonald has been my trainer for a while now, and I have to say that she is by far the best trainer I have worked with. I’ve never really felt comfortable with most trainers, but Adrienne always makes me feel like she has my best interests and training success as her priorities. I always feel like she cares, but she also drives me to do my personal best. Another thing that sets her apart is her attention to proper form in each training situation. I have learned so much from her, and I highly recommend her for her skills, her wisdom and the results that she produces. I feel blessed to be able to work with her."

$80

estimated cost

Top Pro
4.9
from 59 reviews
4.9
(59)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 140 hires on Thumbtack
"For the past year I have had the pleasure of training with Ruth. After having two kids back to back I was feeling pretty low- mostly because I didn't resemble or feel like my old self. All the changes that come with ages were approaching- fast and HOT Working out with Ruth helped me realized that it's more than about being a size 2 but it's about your health and intimately my self esteem. As a result I am stronger, my confidence is up and I've completely changed my mindset regarding beauty. Thanks Ruth!"
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4.9
from 40 reviews
4.9
(40)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 4 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
"I've had a great time working out with Pete over the past 5 months. He keeps me moving during workouts and makes it a fun atmosphere. He's very knowledgeable and gives great advice on forming a healthy diet and exercise routine that fits my lifestyle. He's passionate about what he does, and it shows in his work. "
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5.0
from 17 reviews
5.0
(17)
  • 8 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
"Shannon is by far, the best trainer I've ever had. I've participated in many kickboxing classes led by her as well as personal training sessions. Besides being incredibly knowledgeable, Shannon is encouraging, accommodating, and always professional. She truly loves what she does, which makes me love it, too. I've definitely become a happier, healthier person since I've met her. "
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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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