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Top Pro
5.0
from 47 reviews
5.0
(47)
GREAT VALUE
  • 5 years in business
  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
"For months I have been going twice a week to Chad's weekday morning fitness classes. Chad does a great job---he challenges us but also listens to each person and modifies each exercise for each person's level or physical issues. I can absolutely tell a difference in my core strength and general daily functioning. Chad always encourages us to do what we can and do more when we can. I am not an athlete, but I never feel dumb. The exercises are things I can do even when I travel, as they take no special equipment, so I feel I am learning ways to stay healthy no matter where I am. Chad has done a great job of offering classes that work for everyone, regardless of their current fitness level, making everyone feel welcome, and challenging us to continue to get healthier. "
$55
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5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 3 years in business
"I just loved training with Amacc_fitness he is very knowledgeable and helped me after my pregnancy he keeps things fun and exciting with new workouts and stretches I highly recommend him"
$35
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4.9
from 11 reviews
4.9
(11)
GREAT VALUE
  • 8 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
"I really like that Jordan taught us good functional fitness exercises, many of which don’t require any special equipment."
$50
estimated cost
5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 32 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
"Dennis was flexible to my needs and quite knowledgeable about nutritional issues. He always arrived with new copies of articles that were useful. Sometimes I felt overwhelmed by so much stuff, but I could pick and choose what I wanted to read about more in depth. Better too much than too little. I wasn't initially looking for someone who would come to my house, but it turned out to be quite workable and convenient. He got me "jump-started" into a workout plan, which is primarily what I wanted."
$50
estimated cost
5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 5 years in business
"Josh developed a fitness program specifically taking into account all my health issues and past injuries/surgeries to my knees. Josh worked to help strengthen my knees to the point I was able to do knee squats, which in the past I could not do due to pain. He helped increase my physical endurance so that I was fit enough to go on a two week pilgrimage in France where I was able to walk 4-5 miles per days and successfully climbed lots of hilly stairs without any problems. Josh helps you get the results you want; of course you have to work hard too."
$99
estimated cost
Top Pro
5.0
from 32 reviews
5.0
(32)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 5 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
"Josh has been great! I wanted to get back to my college football size and weight, but was struggling to find motivation. Josh responded to all my inquiries in a timely manner and was able to work around my chaotic schedule. Morning workouts have pushed me to levels I haven't experienced in over 11 years and I love that! This is week 2 and I've already seen results in my physique. I do recommend Josh for anyone looking for a trainer with schedule flexibility and fitness knowledge."
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4.9
from 15 reviews
4.9
(15)
  • 2 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
"I have seen Adi three times now for private Pilates sessions. She is very professional, yet friendly and easy to work with. I could not be more pleased with her teaching style and encouragement. She is very knowledgeable. I highly recommend her as a Pilates instructor."
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4.8
from 21 reviews
4.8
(21)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 9 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
"Training with LifeStyle Fitness was some of the hardest but most rewarding times physically for me. Ken did a great job of incorporating different exercises and equipment to keep each workout fresh and fun. He also did a great job of using the outside landscape to add in small hills and obstacle courses that allowed the scenery to change. Ken allowed each individual to work at his/her own physical level, but would push you forward when needing the extra encouragement without taking excuses. If you want a great overall physical workout that will burn a ton of calories in a short amount of time, go with LifeStyle Fitness."
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5.0
from 6 reviews
5.0
(6)
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Sam is an excellent trainer. He is knowledgeable, motivating, and accommodating to those who might need to modify exercises due to injury. Sam pushes his clients to reach their goals while also teaching them proper form so they are able to perform the exercises or use machines when not in a session with him. I would highly recommend Sam to anyone looking to get in better shape. From beginners to seasoned exercisers, Sam will help you reach your fitness goals and lead a more active and healthy lifestyle."
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Top Pro
4.9
from 24 reviews
4.9
(24)
  • 7 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
"After two ACL surgeries and the lifestyle of a college student, I was at a low point in my physical fitness and knew I needed a coach and a plan to commit to. David was very knowledgeable and helpful in recovering from the surgeries and pushed me past my initial goals. The metabolic testing he recommended helped me understand how my body utilizes nutrients during exercise and why his exercise prescription and nutrition planning needed to be followed. In under a month I can already see my body transforming, feel healthier, and my aerobic fitness has improved. "
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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 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.

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.

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