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Top 10 Fitness Personal Trainers near Rochester, NH

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 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"We are a full service gym. We provide individual coaching, group fitness classes along with Nutritional Consulting. This is our passion, and it flows into every client/member we have! Your results are what matter to us!"
$50
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5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
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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
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5.0
from 20 reviews
5.0
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IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 4 years in business
  • 19 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 9 reviews
5.0
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IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
"Having lived abroad for a number of years I was nervous about finding a personal trainer to support me with getting back into a routine of health and wellbeing. That is until I found Diane. Diane is an amazing trainer who knows when to push you, but listens to how you are in order to know when not to push you. She strategies with you and creates exercises and diets that work with you and your schedule . She does this in order to get them maximum benefit of your time spent with her and in order to increase the longevity of your workout routine later on. She is a very caring individual who enjoys working with people as well as our four legged friends. I cannot recommend her enough. I have encouraged my family (all ages) to visit her and work with her. NH is lucky to have her right downtown. Thanks, Diane! "
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5.0
from 1 review
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"Rachel is so encouraging during our workouts and every session is different so I don't get bored and stayed motivated. Thank you Rachel!"
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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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5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
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  • 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 4 reviews
5.0
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  • 31 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"Excellent trainer and mentor. Whatever goals you have set in mind, Rob will absolutely help attain and even surpass them."
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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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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 kickboxing?

Kickboxing is a type of martial art whose basic moves are widely practiced in personal and group fitness regimens. In combat kickboxing, two competitors fight using four points of contact — both hands and both feet — unlike traditional boxing, where competitors are allowed to use their hands. In competitive kickboxing, opponents must remain standing, and no fighting can occur on the mat or ground. Kickboxing has its roots in Muay Thai and other ancient martial arts. Some elemental moves from kickboxing include roundhouse kicks, back kicks, hooks, uppercuts and more.

Modern group fitness kickboxing is practiced in gyms and workout studios across the country. It draws its moves from combat kickboxing, but instead of fighting with an opponent, participants perform jabs, crosses, punches and kicks in instructor-led, choreographed routines set to music. Personal trainers also incorporate kickboxing moves into workout routines, spending time punching and kicking the bag. These strength-building moves, mixed with high-intensity intervals, boost heart rate and increase strength.

Is kickboxing good exercise?

Kickboxing is great exercise. It works your whole body and really gets your heart pounding. Kickboxing combines upper- and lower-body movements like roundhouse kicks and uppercut punches that boost calorie burning. The type of kickboxing you do will determine how much exercise you get. Kickboxing training that takes place in a martial arts studio will involve kicking and punching a sandbag or sparring with a competitor, both of which will sharply increase the amount of exercise you’ll experience in a kickboxing session. Comparatively, a study by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) found that women doing group fitness cardio kickboxing burned between 6.45 and 8.3 calories per minute, or approximately 350-450 calories burned during an hour-long class. This is roughly what you can expect to burn with jogging or similar exercise, but ACE says that cardio kickboxing offers the added benefits of increased strength and flexibility, sharper reflexes, and improved coordination. Whether you’re training to fight competitively, learning kickboxing as a form of self-defense, or taking cardio kickboxing at your local gym, you’ll get a full-body workout with positive health benefits.

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.

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