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Top 10 Boxing Instructors near Raleigh, NC

4.8
from 37 reviews
4.8
(37)
GREAT VALUE
  • 10 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
"I have been working with Malik for two months, and the results are phenomenal. Malik has taken my fitness to a new level, but more importantly, his training is worth the investment to my health. He is highly skilled and incredibly knowledgeable, and also will encourage you to give better than your best in each session. He keeps me on track by consistently checking in, he’s genuinely enthusiastic and cares about his clients, and his workouts are never the same. A nonsense attitude, mixed with weight training and intense cardio routines will whip anyone who is willing to take it on into shape in no time. Now I look forward to training to beat my own personal records! I greatly appreciate all that Malik has done for me and am so thankful for all the time and effort in helping me to achieve my goals now and in the future. Malik is truly the Flyest Trainer in NC!!!"
$40
estimated cost
5.0
from 15 reviews
5.0
(15)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
"Lisa has provided me with personal training services for the last 2.5 years. I have a busy work schedule and her expertise focuses on maximizing results in a minimal amount of time. This has enabled me to maintain a healthy weight, gain strength and definition, improve my cardiovascular endurance, and stay mentally focused. I highly recommend Lisa due to her years of experience, high level of personal training skills, and ability to help me meet my healthy lifestyle goals."
$45
estimated cost
4.9
from 28 reviews
4.9
(28)
GREAT VALUE
  • 10 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
"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."
$40
estimated cost
5.0
from 31 reviews
5.0
(31)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 6 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
"I started training with Lee one year ago and it was the best decision I ever made! I have lost the weight I wanted too and feel better than I ever have! I could not have done it without Lee! I work out with him twice a week and have been doing so for a year and he still introduces me to new exercises in each session! He coaches me on nutrition and counsels me on a healthy meal plan! I recommend everyone I know to Lee! I believe in him and his training 100%!!"
$45
estimated cost
5.0
from 10 reviews
5.0
(10)
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
"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!!"
$55
estimated cost
5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"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
estimated cost
4.9
from 12 reviews
4.9
(12)
  • 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
estimated cost
5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
"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
estimated cost
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
estimated cost
5.0
from 7 reviews
5.0
(7)
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Mario is a knowledgeable and enthusiastic trainer. He does a thorough assessment of your strengths and weaknesses and acquaints himself with the capabilities of your body and your goals. He will adjust workouts based on what you want and how your body is doing. He is a powerlifter by training but will also do aerobic and circuit based exercises. I personally have benefited tremendously through Mario as a trainer. I was grossly underweight when we started (5'5", 94 lbs) but I have made significant strides with him as my trainer (gained 20 lbs of mostly muscle and can lift weights I could've never dreamed of). I have gotten enormously stronger and fitter under Mario's watch and it is all because of his knowledge, enthusiasm for personal training, patience and adaptability to client needs. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to make a significant and positive change in their physical fitness and strength level"
$45
estimated cost

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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 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 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.

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.

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.

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