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Durham Personal Trainers

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Top Pro
  • 4 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sue G.
Verified review

My son Will started working with Max over a year ago. After one month, the transformation was amazing. Will had more confidence than he ever had. He was stronger and proud of how he looked. Max promised Will that he would come see him on prom night. Will had told Max that he would have never had the courage to ask a girl to prom if he hadn't started training with him. We could not have asked for a better trainer, role model and friend for our son.

Hegemony Training Corp
4.6
from 44 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
Rhonda S.
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Excited about starting my training and seeing the results... The initial process has been great thus far..

  • 10 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
Sesheta H.
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Great gym with excellent trainers. I've been working out with Malik and I've learned so much about my body. I am never bored, always challenged and supported in my efforts towards physical strength and mobility. The staff at Raleigh Personal Training Center are competent and provide a variety of physical activities and programs based on your goals.

  • 8 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Meg R.
Verified review

I used to exercise on a regular basis and absolutely loved doing it as often as possible. But due to different circumstances that occurred I gradually began to get further away from doing much of anything. I wanted to get back on track and began working with Laura doing personal training one on one. At our first meeting I immediately felt comfortable in her presence. She is very warm and friendly and personable to work with. We did a cardio warm-up and then went through a series of strength training exercises using ropes, TRX, an exercise ball, free weights, and several other types of equipment. I did the routine twice each session. Laura is very thorough at explaining how to do each exercise and will let you practice it until you feel like you have mastered it. She knows how to gear the correct equipment to your needs and will switch it up accordingly. She is very professional yet makes your workout a fun experience. I look forward to my appointment each week and I feel so good after I finish. It improves my mood so much! She has different types of equipment that I was introduced to and hadn't had the opportunity to try before. And another plus that I love more than anything is being outside!!! I have been working with Laura for about two months now. I cannot think of anything that would improve my experience except for me to go more often. Meg

Top Pro
  • 26 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tracy S.
Verified review

I hired Eric as my personal trainer in September 2017. I have an athletic background but had not worked out in years so I was very depressed about my weight and personal appearance. I was looking for, not only for a personal trainer, but for a professional that understood what I was going through and could help encourage me and keep me motivated to stick with the sessions to meet my goals. Eric and I began working together 2-3x's per week and my progression and strength have improved dramatically. I worked through Eric's beginner program and now I'm on a more specific program that I will get a reward at the end of the training. Since September my appearance has changed drastically. I've lost 50 lbs and the weight training has kept me from having a lot of flab from the weight loss. I'm glad I chose Eric to be a part of my fitness team and will continue to work with him on this long-term journey.

TND FITNESS
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Kim T.
Verified review

Very professional but also very down to earth and easy to relate to! Every training session has been new and unique..I never know what to expect. We have worked with trx bands, weights, circuit training, and hiit. Bryant is an awesome trainer I definitely recommend him if your looking for someone who thinks out of the box and pushes you but makes training exciting!

Elton E. Faulk
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Kylie J.
Verified review

I've been training with Elton for about 6 weeks now. During this time I've seen a huge improvement in my strength, cardio and flexibility, and I'm on track for achieving my goals within the timeframe we set at the beginning. Each training session is hard work but so much fun and Elton always checks in on my diet and adjusts the exercises to best suit me. Since starting training with Elton I'm also sleeping better, eating better and feeling healthy and strong. I'm incredibly grateful that I found Elton and strongly recommend him for personal training.

Tyr Fitness
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Matthew K.
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I used to be very active in my early/mid 20s, but because I worked all the time and I injured my back (I had a herniated disc), i slowly started becoming less and less active until it got to a point where I gained a ton of weight and was completely out of shape. I weighed 174lbs (20lbs more than what I used to weigh) and was completely unhappy with myself. A couple months ago, I decided to take control of it and contacted Aaron after looking up several different personal trainers that could accommodate my schedule and had various qualifications. After meeting him the first time, I knew that he was extremely knowledgeable and would push me to achieve my goals, as well as make sure that I would not re-injure my back. I went to him twice a week for 2 months now, and because of it, along with a decent diet, I have now lost 15 lbs and am back into the physique that I used to be in. I cannot stress how satisfied that I am and how much I recommend people train under him. My girlfriend is even going to start training under him after seeing the results that I have gotten thus far. I HIGHLY recommend anyone of all ages/sizes/goals go to him.

  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Robert A.
Verified review

Lisa is a personal trainer who offers a comprehensive approach to training that covers strength, flexibility, balance, endurance and cardiovascular fitness. Her work-outs are always challenging, motivating, balanced and fun. She is able to deliver a tremendous amount of variety, keeping each training session fresh. Lisa is also understanding and mindful of individual goals and limitations. Every workout is a challenge but never so far out of my range/ability that I get frustrated. I would recommend Lisa to anyone who wants a customized and comprehensive fitness regime. She truly takes the time to understand her clients goals and needs.

Fitness Professional
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Hana K.
Verified review

I had a great experience working with DeMarcus Brooks. Starting out, he made sure he understood my primary goals and I understood his way of training. He was very creative and knowledgeable. For every training session, he designed a unique and effective workout plan which have helped me to progress and to gain lots of strength. DeMarcus was extremely motivating and encouraging to stay focused and determined to reach to my goals. He was definitely a professional personal trainer and a joy to be around. I highly recommend him to anyone who’s seeking quality and professionalism.

BodyByCheeko LLC
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Tammy H.
Verified review

When I set out to find options for exercise and a life adjustment I originally went to fitness centers. I came across BodyByCheeko online. I set up and appointment and immediately decided this would be my trainer. He listened to what I was looking to accomplish and also told me what I would need to do to accomplish that. He also did a 30 minute workout with me at the first visit. He has been my trainer since May 2013. 2 THUMBS UP

Body by Design Studios
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Megan D.
Verified review

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

Lakeside Fitness
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Martha B.
Verified review

I have been at Lakeside Fitness for almost ten months. Within that time, I have lost weight, toned significantly and increased my flexibility. The workouts are rigorous, but fun and I look forward to going every week. The strength training has really improved my tennis game as well.

MSS Fitness, LLC
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Rob L.
Verified review

Derrick is awesome if he had not moved he would still be training me!!

  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Caitlin J.
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I started going to Jayd for personal training once a week about a month ago. I had previously been going to Title and doing power hour multiple times a week plus eating well for many months. Since starting with Jayd I can see MUCH more differences in my body. Working with her has pushed whatever barrier was keeping me from the results I wanted. Checking in on Trainerize makes me feel accountable for what I'm eating and how much I'm working outside of our sessions because I know she can see. I'm just starting to play with other features in the app but I like that she uses something that keeps track so I don't have to! I definitely recommend her if you're ready to add that extra component to your routine or if you're just getting started and need the motivation!!

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LG Fitness
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

After trying several personal trainers, I finally found one who helped me achieve real results. Luis combines weight training, boxing & cardio into his fitness plans in order to give you a complete training package. He challenges you to push outside of your comfort zone and encourages you each step of the way. Luis' training not only helped me achieve my weight loss goal, but also completely changed my lifestyle and my old thoughts about "dieting". I've learned how to maintain a healthy, lean body as part of my everyday life without crash diets and overtraining. Let Luis show you how he can help you on your way to a new healthy lifestyle. You'll be so happy you gave him a try!

STRONGER by audra
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Dan D.
Verified review

I've always struggled to put on weight and muscle. And before Audra helped to train me, I'd never had a workout routine that lasted over a week. Thanks to Audra and her incredibly detailed workout plans and diet specifications, I was able to put on 15 pounds (most of it lean muscle) in the span of a few months. Thanks to Audra, I still work out today, and she is always available whenever I have any follow up questions.

All Or Nothing Fitness
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Tee W.
Verified review

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.

GYMGUYZ Cary
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Leilette A.
Verified review

I love being able to workout in the comfort of my home, especially when I am able to train with someone who can keep me motivated. Felicia is a wonderful trainer and has a great attention to detail which has done wonders for me. I finally understand the importance of being able to execute exercises correctly. I now feel much more confident in my workouts knowing that I will achieve my desired results. Felicia has helped me realize that my fitness goals are not as impossible as I once thought.

Personal Trainers at Home
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Angie M.
Verified review

I have been training with Brennan consistently for over 7 months. I had injuries from a car accident and he has developed a personalized workout plan for me that has really worked! We do strength training along with HIIT and intervals. I am definitely stronger now and feel better than I have in years. He really listens and develops an individualized plan for his clients. Utmost professional and I highly recommend!

Kempo and Fitness
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Garrett B.
Verified review

Kevin is both extremely knowledgeable in the crafts of Martial Arts and Combat Sports, as well as a very skilled an affable instructor. I would highly recommend taking courses with Beale's Combat Sports Training as both a way to strengthen your body as well as learn some very useful self-defense techniques.

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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