Find a Boxing Instructor near Independence, MO

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Top 10 Boxing Instructors near Independence, MO

Top Pro
5.0
from 46 reviews
5.0
(46)
GREAT VALUE
  • 5 years in business
  • 105 hires on Thumbtack
"Chad is a fantastic trainer. He was able to work with my wife and I to make sure that the workouts are in line with what both of us want to accomplish. The workouts are impactful and Chad makes it fun. He has helped us understand the difference between strength training and cardio workouts and the impact that it will have on our overall fitness. I would recommend giving Chad a try!"

$55

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4.9
from 11 reviews
4.9
(11)
GREAT VALUE
  • 8 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
"I appreciated Jordan's guidance as my Personal Training because he kept me accountable and also modified our sessions, catering to some injuries I have. My experience with him has been great."

$55

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  • 3 years in business
"I am a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and dedicated to the field of health and wellness. I work with all fitness levels and ages. I will develop a personal fitness program to meet your personal goals. I motivate my clients to succeed and obtain their personal wellness goals. My focus is to help you stay motivated. I do in-home personal training and outdoor training. Truly love watching my clients transform and reach their goals."

$35

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5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 1 year in business
"Fantastic value. Bree is knowledge in nutrition as well as fitness. I found her to be extremely genuine and incredibly passionate, she makes the workout exciting while kicking your butt into gear. I've struggled finding the right connection with a trainer for years but there was no struggle with Fausnaughty Fit just gains."

$60

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5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 9 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
"Erica is very warm, professional, and knowledgable. I'm happy to work with her knowing I'm getting the proper nutrients and doing the correct techniques and exercises to reach my optimal health and most beautiful body. She's super helpful! "

$100

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Top Pro
5.0
from 31 reviews
5.0
(31)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 5 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
"My experience with Josh has been great! I started seeing my results as early as two weeks into my training with him. He also offers great nutrition advice and ways to keep active on days we don't meet. He has a good way of knowing how far to push you without going past your limits. Definitely would recommend him for others!"
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5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 5 years in business
"I've found Josh to be an excellent trainer who has helped me reach my fat loss and muscle gain goals through a combination of effective workouts and a nutrition plan I can easily follow. Josh is always available to answer questions or provide additional guidance and his willingness to share his expertise has helped me better understand a lot of concepts in fitness."

$99

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Top Pro
5.0
from 22 reviews
5.0
(22)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 8 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
"Brian is incredibly knowledgeable about the work he does. Not only did he tailor the diet for my body type and my personal goals, he did the same with the workout plan he wrote up for me. He is not only knowledgeable, he genuinely cares about his client's and is invested in the goals that they want to reach. I would recommend him to anyone looking for personal training or coaching."
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4.7
from 9 reviews
4.7
(9)
  • 3 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
"Taylor is great to work with. Very professional. I'd highly recommend her."
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5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
  • 4 years in business
"Being an out of shape, newly single, 22 year old woman, I did not want to join a regular gym or fitness club because I did not like my body and i would have to work out in front of other girls my age who look good in yoga pants. Lol. I have Jason 3 times a week as my personal trainer and over the last 7 weeks i have gone from 157lbs to 128lbs and Loved how he has made me do it. Jason seems to be a professional in nearly every sport as he has trained me in MMA, Roller Skating, Tennis, Soccer, Swimming, Running, Frisbee, Kick Boxing and even knife throwing this last week. Each thing we do seems to somehow work an area of my body that i didnt even know could be worked and its been soo much fun learning new sports and getting better at the ones i already knew how to do. Next week we start training for an obstacle course event thats similar to American Ninja Warrior! Oh, an extra bonus for you ladies, it's really easy to keep your eyes on the instructor and to pay complete and total attention to everything he does because he is fine as ... Bridgette Foley KC MO"
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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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