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Top 10 Boxing Instructors near Charlotte, NC

4.6
from 189 reviews
4.6
(189)
GREAT VALUE
  • 7 years in business
  • 398 hires on Thumbtack
"Mike helped me lose 15 lbs in a month and half. He did my meals for me week by week. He got me the right supplements. We did alot of kick boxing and that was fun. I feel better at 47 then I did at 27!"

$35

estimated cost

5.0
from 25 reviews
5.0
(25)
GREAT VALUE
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
"Sherry is an amazing trainer as well as a motivational coach. She wants the best for her clients. She also has a good knack for understanding when they need tough love or when they need an empathetic person to lean on. I lost 50 pounds while training with her and will never hire another trainer!"

$25

estimated cost

Top Pro
4.9
from 32 reviews
4.9
(32)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 6 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
"I have trained with Eric and had an amazing experience! He is very good at motivating you and pushing for more. I'll admit... it's not easy but worth the pain and gain! I highly recommend Eric's professional training services to someone who is willing to work hard! "Keep your abs tight," is his favorite phrase and hard to do! Kudos to Eric!!!"

$40

estimated cost

5.0
from 18 reviews
5.0
(18)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 6 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
"Daniel is an amazing trainer! He keeps things fresh and constantly pushes his clients to new levels! From boxing to HIIT to those dreaded prowlers, you'll always get a great workout!"

$45

estimated cost

5.0
from 11 reviews
5.0
(11)
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"I found Tara to be very informed and prepared for our training session. She got me working to my potential and explained each movement thoroughly. She’s been giving me tips on how to eat healthy without putting too much thought into it. Keeps it simple."

$45

estimated cost

5.0
from 10 reviews
5.0
(10)
  • 7 years in business
"I was a client of John's from March 2013 - March 2018... We worked out in the gym, in my home, and at the local track. His ability to keep me focused, positive and motivated was the key to my success. I saw tremendous progress in strength, balance and weight maintenance. My biggest obstacle is often in my head and John's patience and positive motivation helped me move forward at a steady pace. I would still be training with him today, but the commute from NY to South Carolina is brutal...LOL"

$40

estimated cost

5.0
from 7 reviews
5.0
(7)
  • 2 years in business
"Taylor is an enthusiastic, engaging trainer. She will assess your strengths and weaknesses, then help you accomplish your goals. She is patient and welcomes feedback from her clients. If you need help with meal planning, nutritional guidance or lifestyle changes to support your goals, she is a great source for sound advice. Taylor is skillful at modifying standard fitness movements to accommodate any challenges you have. I have two artificial knees; she has modified my workouts in ways that allow me to be effective. I can still get the full benefit of a vigorous workout, without pain. One additional benefit of training with Taylor is her sense of humor. Laughter and joy are also part of her magic. You will leave the gym, sweaty and smiling! You will feel proud of your progress and be eager to return, to show her (and yourself) what you can do!"

$45

estimated cost

5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 7 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
"Body By Frame has by far been the best training experience of my life! At age 52 I came with a few issues that required special training. Jim is knowledgable in the right technique or program for your situation. He doesn't push you so hard until you are at risk, but he pushes you hard enough to see true progress and results. I could not recommend a company higher than this one!"

$50

estimated cost

4.9
from 15 reviews
4.9
(15)
  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"Cullen is a master of customizing fitness programs to the individual needs and abilities of his clients. Great guy!"

$60

estimated cost

Top Pro
4.9
from 14 reviews
4.9
(14)
  • 2 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"I heard about Erik's Fitness from a friend of mine so I decided to try it out. At first, I didn't know what my level of commitment would be, but after the first few sessions, I began feeling so fantastic afterwards that I knew I was hooked. I never thought about personal training, thinking that I could do it all myself, but Erik showed me that there is so much more to a work out than anything an internet routine can provide. Not only do I see the results I was hoping for, but I can feel that my body is more balanced and working at a higher capacity than it did before. Erik's knowledge of fitness, and his enthusiasm to see you succeed inspires you to work your hardest and keeps you looking and feeling great. This guy is the man, and I encourage everyone to come in and see what real personal training can do for them."

$55

estimated cost

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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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