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5.0
from 47 reviews
5.0
(47)
GREAT VALUE
  • 5 years in business
  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
"Chad is great to work with. He is very flexible with my constantly changing work schedule and never gets irritated with me (that I know of). I've seen much more defined results in my weight loss and strength than with other trainers I have worked with mainly because of how Chad has pushed me. The whole workout is one big superset without breaks and no tears are allowed. If you can't do a workout because of a body limitation, that is one thing that Chad will adapt around, but if the reasons are because of muscle fatigue or strength limitations - Chad will push you right on through it. Your first workouts will kick your butt, but if you remain consistent - Chad will have your reaching your current goals and making new ones in no time. After your workouts, his Herbalife co-workers are more than happy to set you up with a protein shake, a fat burning tea and a shot of aloe. Initially, I didn't want to drop the extra $7, but I quickly found the holes in my diet plan and learned I wasn't getting the results I wanted as quickly as I wanted them. I just made sense to spend the $7, get the boost of protein after my workout and leave with a happy gut. The less I have to worry about hitting my protein goal - the better. This has really helped bring my weight loss and strength training plan together. Chad works with you to develop the best nutrition plan for you goals and helps you achieve them with weekly check-ins and conversations. You won't regret working with Chad!"
$55
estimated cost
5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"I’m never going to another personal trainer again. Aaron is amazing and made me achieve my weight loss goal!!!"
$35
estimated cost
4.9
from 11 reviews
4.9
(11)
GREAT VALUE
  • 8 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
"I would highly recommend J-Fit. Jordan is a great trainer and I am learning a lot working with him. Plus the convenience of him coming to our home is a major bonus."
$50
estimated cost
5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 32 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
"Great trainer works with you for your age or any other problems you might have absolutely perfect"
$50
estimated cost
5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 3 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."
$125
estimated cost
Top Pro
5.0
from 32 reviews
5.0
(32)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 5 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
"Enjoying my work outs. Beginning to see results after 5 sessions. I like his approach: to get strong. I know strong leads to results! Josh makes hard work possible, by doing the thinking for me, so I can focus on the physical work."
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4.9
from 15 reviews
4.9
(15)
  • 2 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
"Adi has been a great influence on me even after just a week! Her home training is excellent and challenging. I also took her food demo class and that was great! She was very clear and had specific dietary recommendations for me and my family that are easy to follow. She is prompt, fun, and professional with lots of personal training and nutrition expertise. So glad I found her!"
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4.8
from 21 reviews
4.8
(21)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 9 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
"I have known and worked with Ken as my personal trainer for several years. He is one of the best in the Greater KC area. He cares most about helping his clients achieve their fitness goals in a respectful and motivating way. I have had personal trainers in the past that pushed me in unrealistic pursuit of their own goals. Ken's focus is always on your goal and making sure that you keep up with it. I would highly recommend him for those that are just wanting to start exercising and those that have goals they want to pursue. "
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5.0
from 6 reviews
5.0
(6)
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"I have been working out with Sam for just over 2 years. He is a fun trainer to work with. I like his diversity programming and how he is always challenging me to work harder than I think I am capable of. I have muscle tone that I have never had before and continue to make improvements."
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4.7
from 9 reviews
4.7
(9)
  • 3 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
"Would definitely recommend Taylor. If I had to pick someone as my personal Trainer again it would be Taylor."
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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 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.

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.

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