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Top 10 Fitness Personal Trainers near Portsmouth, NH

4.9
from 8 reviews
4.9
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GREAT VALUE
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"I thoroughly enjoyed working with Kendra as she helped me reach my fitness goals. She has a love for fitness and nutrition that is highly contagious and I found her style of personal training to be refreshing. She leads by example and is a true testament to the results a person can achieve by living a healthy lifestyle. I strongly recommend Kendra to anyone wanting to make and maintain fitness changes within their life."

$50

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5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
GREAT VALUE
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Working with Kelly has made it possible for me to participate fully in my sport free of injury. I feel so much stronger and more youthful as a result of his great techniques that bring the body fully back into balance. I highly recommend him to anyone dealing with pain."

$75

estimated cost

5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"Mike was fantastic. Did multiple lessons with my teenage son and saw great results. His lessons helped bring my son to new levels in his play while keeping the experience both fun and exciting. Something which isn't an easy with a teen. Super professional too. Highly recommend."
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4.9
from 19 reviews
4.9
(19)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 4 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
"Susan is an amazing fitness trainer. She pushes you as hard as you want to go and then further. She is great for people new to training and people who have been working out a long time but have a specific goal. "
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5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"I’ve been going to Ashley’s yoga classes at Maine Hatha Yoga for several years. She always presents herself professionally. Her teaching is clear and concise. She is detailed and gives cues when alignment needs adjusting. I highly recommend her yoga classes to anyone."
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5.0
from 10 reviews
5.0
(10)
  • 1 year in business
"Doug is an exceptional personal trainer who was able to help me achieve my goals and kept me motivated throughout the process. Very personable, down-to-earth and non-intimidating. I would highly recommend Doug to anyone looking for a personal trainer!"
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5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
  • 4 years in business
"Everytime I work with Fitgeek Fitness I learn more about my health and body!! Very uplifting and professional!!"
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5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
  • 3 years in business
"I've worked with a few Personal Trainers over the years - and Keith, by far, is the best. He takes a true interest in his clients, working with them to achieve their goals. If you have any prior injuries or limitations Keith will find safe and effective ways to work around them."
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5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"If you've been thinking about working with a personal trainer to improve your fitness; stop thinking and DO IT NOW! I've 'worked out' for years, but could never achieve the level of fitness/strength that I was working towards, because I wasn't working hard enough...and more importantly I lacked the correct form. I've been working with Michelle for 16 weeks and it is one of the best decisions I have ever made. She motivates me to work hard every single time! I've performed exercises that I didn't think it was possible for me to do. She has a wealth of fitness knowledge and just when I think I've seen all the exercises, she teaches me a new one, so I never feel like I'm doing the same old workout. She's a pleasant and professional person to work with and I respect her expertise. She has an innate sense of clients' stamina and how much weight they can lift/squat/press. I've lost a few pounds because building muscle burns ?more calories, but it is some other smaller changes that have surprised me. For example; automatically standing up straighter with better posture because my upper back muscles are stronger and pulling my shoulders back into alignment with my spine. My only regret is not working with a personal trainer SOONER. So don't wait any longer, get off your butt and call Michelle, today!"
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5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 1 year in business
"Zoë is the real deal, and the total package. Working with her is fun and productive."
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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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