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Top 10 Boxing Instructors near Durham, NC

5.0
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"Jen puts 110% into her sessions. I love the variety of her routines (you could never get bored!), her energy, her music and just the way she challenges and motivates people. Jen is an extraordinarily knowledgeable and professional instructor and through her classes, my fitness, wellbeing and body shape have been transformed. She is amazing!"

$50

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5.0
from 6 reviews
5.0
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  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
"The trainer was very down to earth and informative. I really like the way he explained his training process to keep me informed. He also went out of his way to make the session fun. The best part is that he works with your schedule as much as possible."

$50

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4.9
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4.9
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GREAT VALUE
  • 22 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
"After a few failed gym attempts, I have finally found a place that I know is going to help me reach my goals. Although I have only been training at Body by Design for a little over a month, I am already in love with the place. I have worked out with trainers before, and I've never been as instantly comfortable as I was made to feel here. Not only has Rebecca helped me make some big life changes, but I actually am starting to enjoy working out again. The entire staff is helpful and fun, and my hour long sessions fly by. I'm so glad I found this place, and I'm looking forward to an amazing 2014 with the whole team! - Kelsey Sullivan"

$49

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5.0
from 8 reviews
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GREAT VALUE
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"Working with Trevor has been awesome. He is always at the gym when I arrive working on a plan for my workout. He’s been super flexible with my schedule and very responsive. He corrects my form/technique and always pushes me to do my best. Can’t recommend this guy enough!"

$50

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5.0
from 10 reviews
5.0
(10)
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"Had a great experience with getting professional training. I would recommend 100%"

$50

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5.0
from 7 reviews
5.0
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  • 7 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"Thanks to the diet and exercise plans provided to me by Audra, I lost just over 80 pounds! She was quick to answer questions I had and helped me form two plans--one for the times I had access to a fully equipped gym and one that I could do from my own home."

$65

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5.0
from 1 review
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"Jonah is absolutely wonderful. He's experienced, professional, and a pleasure to be around. I always felt like he truly took into account my personal fitness needs, and he never failed to inspire me to keep pushing myself. I feel it is very important as a personal trainer to be simultaneously motivational and knowledgeable - Jonah definitely has both of those valued characteristics. I highly recommend him!"

$45

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5.0
from 33 reviews
5.0
(33)
  • 26 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
"I've had the pleasure of working along side with Eric as a fitness trainer for over 12 years, and I would highly recommend him. I have seen firsthand his customized program design, his interaction with his clients and the visible results they have achieved. He brings energy and enthusiasm to each and everyone he meets, and really listens to their concerns and their goals. Whether it is a beginner or an athlete training for an event, His knowledge and experience will take it to the next level!"
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5.0
from 21 reviews
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IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 4 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
"I am a long distance runner who started a strength training program with Aaron to address muscle weaknesses caused by sitting for a living and muscle imbalances caused by running long distances for the last five years. My goal was to prevent common running injuries and to address some issues with my knee. I have literally no interest in strength based exercise and have very little confidence when it comes to anything doesn’t involve stepping out my door and going for a run, hopping on a bike, or jumping in a pool. In fact, if you would have asked me when I first started whether I would be able or willing to commit to any kind of regular strength training program I would have told you flatly, no way. But Aaron makes it fun and interesting and I have been doing strength training sessions three times a week for about 6 months. Even better, I feel comfortable doing things on my own. He has really helped to boost my confidence when it comes to what seemed to me to be complicated exercises. He is really great at pointing out how I have improved and notices progress that I would never have been able to notice on my own. I would highly recommend Aaron."
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4.6
from 44 reviews
4.6
(44)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 10 years in business
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
"My son began basketball training / skills work with Larry in the 5th grade and almost immediately saw drastic improvement. Larry understands how to take the kid own abilities and apply individual unique training principals to quickly enhance in game play. I also noticed improvements with my son’s mental confidence, which enabled continued growth not only on the basketball court, in classroom and beyond! I’m happy to announce that our experience with Larry and his Hegemony training my son will play Division 1 basketball on full scholarship."
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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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