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Top Pro
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from 9 reviews
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GREAT VALUE
  • 3 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
"Extremely competent personal trainers. New facility with lots of options for getting healthy and staying healthy."

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5.0
from 12 reviews
5.0
(12)
  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
"My first time trying personal trainer at home and Lori turned out to be the best experience I could have had. Lori came to help me, a 66 year old lady with serious knee injury and took keen interest in analyzing the issue by consulting every source possible including online and her trained resources to come up with a plan to strengthen the knee and heel shoulder pain. After a month, my shoulder pain is gone and feeling a lot better with the knee. I look forward to her visits. She tries to keep the session challenging, new and alters on the spot if I feel the discomfort. I highly recommend her pleasing smile and professionalism to every one."
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5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"I have worked with many fitness trainers over the years but none have proved to be more effective and supportive than Heather - she has kept me on track and motivated me every step towards my goal - toning and weight loss. I couldn’t have done it without her. Thank you Heather!!"
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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
"I can't say enough positive things about Gus. I have worked with several different trainers before and they have all been great, but Gus takes it to another level. Not only is he very accommodating and the right balance of supportive/encouraging/taking me out of my comfort zone, but also he sends me texts to check up on my eating habits, sends me reminders, sends me words of encouragement, etc. He is of course also extremely knowledgable and works around my body's vulnerabilities and injuries without any issues, and his bright and fun loving personality makes our workouts fun and energizing. I am not someone who generally enjoys getting my heart rate up and breaking a sweat, but I always look forward to my workouts with him, which really says a lot. Thank you Gus!"
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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 is a great trainer. She is very knowledgeable and gave helpful advice about exercise and nutrition. She has a great personality and I was always comfortable working out with her. I'm looking forward to working with her again in the future. "
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5.0
from 10 reviews
5.0
(10)
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Jordan has an impressive knowledge base of great exercises, and customized the workouts around any specific physical injuries I have accrued over time. I'm impressed with the fact that he has such a well rounded approach to exercise, using strength training, cardio, hiking, martial arts, and stretching to help me reach my goals. Jordan is always very motivated and a great example of what a personal trainer should be. I can't wait to see what the future brings for this young business! "
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5.0
from 7 reviews
5.0
(7)
  • 2 years in business
"Be Your Visions if fun, exciting, challenging, and always a great workout experience! I have never attended a bootcamp class before, Thomaal our bootcamp trainer makes the workout routines fun and achievable, the abundance of energy and motivation is great!! The time goes by fast too! Im not scared of bootcamps anymore, the energy that you have and drive is worth it!!!!"
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5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"Jessica is hard working, and very encouraging. She listens to her clients, and works with them, rather than just saying "do this" she explains how things work, and makes sure that her clients are comfortable with the plan she and they put together before proceeding. She makes you want to go that extra mile, and you don't even notice the time passing while working out with her. "
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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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