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Top 10 Athletic Trainers near Asheville, NC

Top Pro
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from 9 reviews
5.0
(9)
GREAT VALUE
  • 3 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
"Seth is a great personal trainer! Whether your goal is competitive strength training or just improving day to day activities, working with Seth and his knowledge will get you great results."

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5.0
from 12 reviews
5.0
(12)
  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
"I'm thoroughly impressed with my training thus far! 7 days into training today and my body is feeling great! It really helps that Lori has lots of personal training and physical therapy experience. I can't wait to see my results! "
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5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"It is unbelievable how much I’ve improved all around as not only an athlete but a person as well. Heather really gave me an immense confidence boost and really improved my vertical, endurance, and strength. Also, she was every flexible and always on time. That made training a lot easier for me because I am still in school, sports, and have a job. I will absolutely be sticking to her program and I can’t wait to grow and improve even more."
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Top Pro
5.0
from 18 reviews
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(18)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 18 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
"Gus is FANTASTIC! He pushes me to be better than I am. I am growing stronger everyday and losing weight in the process. Gus is a fantastic influence with eating right, cardio and strength training. I could not ask for a better trainer! If you're looking for a PT, go with Gus. He will push you and it'll pay off. Thanks for everything--- you're the best!"
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Top Pro
4.7
from 13 reviews
4.7
(13)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 4 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
"Anastasia came out to my house for my workouts! We also did some health coaching and made me more aware of the foods I was eating. She was flexible with scheduling since I have a baby and needed that flexibility. Great coach, very knowledgeable about health and fitness!!! She kept me motivated!!"
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5.0
from 10 reviews
5.0
(10)
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"My wife and I adopted an 11 year old son. He had experienced much trauma in his life. After a few years of being together, I realized that there was anxiety and a lack of self awareness as well as a lack of confidence. We presented our son with a Christmas gift of several weeks of learning self defense moves to help build strength, confidence and self-awareness. We have known Jordan since he was child. We have watched Jordan grow into the man he is today and knew had the temperament, science-based training, and technical experiences needed to supplement our parenting strategies. I highly recommend Jordan."
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5.0
from 7 reviews
5.0
(7)
  • 2 years in business
"I have been apart of Be your visions for a couple of months now and I love it! Thomaal is the instructor/trainer and he is awesome. He makes sure that we use the correct forms and techniques while we workout and also explains which exercises workout certain muscles. We talk about our eating habits as well which is a bonus. I have been seeing results and they just keep getting better! We have alot of fun and improve ourselves while working out! #I❤beyourvisions"
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5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"Knowledge and makes the work out fun. She knows what she is doing and I think this is going to help me get back on track."
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5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"Peter delivers a profound personal training experience and offers many holistic solutions to bettering oneself. While displaying a sizable amount of knowledge in his practice and constantly sourcing new information from research or consulting with mentors, Peter shows a clear passion for health and wellness and is very keen on keeping clear and constant communication with his clients and keeping them to a regimen. A final clincher would be that he travels to wherever YOU are or want to meet for sessions. So convenient! Highly recommended to friends and strangers alike. A+"
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5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
"Mike is extremely knowledgeable. Always responds quickly when I need him. The workouts are great and the results are greater. Strongly recommend."
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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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