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5.0
from 7 reviews
5.0
(7)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 4 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
"I've trained with countless personal trainers out in NJ, VA, and here in NYC from private gyms (90 Second fitness) to public gyms ( Equinox, NYSC, LA fitness, Balleys, Mid City, MPHC, and Synergy) specifically for sprinting, fat loss, proper technique, and for other miscellaneous goals so I feel confident in my following assessment of Emmanuel George (a.k.a. Manny). I've attended approximately 10 private training lessons with Manny so far and found his style both enjoyable in terms of keeping the mood upbeat and feeling positive, while still providing a supremely intense work out along with solid technical and engaging feedback that would improve my workout and performance. I'm a stickler for proper posture and technique so I found it refreshing to see that Manny knew his stuff. I also appreciate the fact that he is extremely punctual, flexible, and accommodating with his scheduling. Manny has trained me at my gym, at his private gym, and even Central Park. And so far, he has arrived on time, with an infecting cheerful spirit, and prepared with all the equipment and with a mapped out workout plan already in mind. I really dislike it when other trainers just 'wing it' on the spot; fortunately for me, Manny shows much more initiative than that. Manny is one of the most patient, well-trained, highly skilled, reliable, and experienced personal trainers in the NYC Area. Not only does he offer extremely competitive rates and packages, but he is also extremely knowledgeable with mixed martial arts, free weights, and calisthenics. My initial goal when first starting with Manny was to just get back on a regular workout routine. However, I've already noticed substantial muscle gain, toner body, fat loss, and a much stronger core. Whatever Manny's workouts are doing for my body, it's definately working. As aforementioned, I've taken privates and group classes elsewhere, but they pale in comparison to Manny. He carries a commendable etiquette and professional and a great personality; he doesn't rush or blaze through the techniques and session with frustration and ignorance as others have with me. He even offers to take your body fat and mass stats and a diet plan. So all in all, I highly recommend seeing Manny whether you are an absolute beginner new to working out or an avid athlete with targeted goals. Keep up the good work Emmanuel! Best, SC."
$75
estimated cost
5.0
from 15 reviews
5.0
(15)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 8 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
"I never work as hard as during my workouts with Alex. I finish each workout with a sense of accomplishment, feeling mentally and physically better, and long-term training with him guarantees results. He combines weight training, crossfit-style functional training, stretching and core exercises, and is a great motivator. He's also super easy to communicate with, straightforward, and reliable."
$90
estimated cost
5.0
from 10 reviews
5.0
(10)
  • 2 years in business
"Ezekiel is one of the top up and coming trainers in the business. I have known Ezekiel as a student, intern, and colleague. His passion for fitness and health promotion is unrivaled and he continues to get better. There is no client that Ezekiel can not work with and relate to. If you are considering training with Ezekiel, you can expect to improve physically and emotionally! -Matthew Andzel, Kean University Professor, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Xtra Mile Fitness"
$80
estimated cost
5.0
from 9 reviews
5.0
(9)
"I was in a plateu in my workouts until I started training with Reese. He has taken my training to the next level and has really helped me transform my body and appreciate the importance of knowing how to do each excersize the correct way. I truly feel training with Maurice has been the best investment I have made in my body. I recommend him 100%"
$95
estimated cost
4.7
from 14 reviews
4.7
(14)
GREAT VALUE
  • 30 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
"When I was in High School Steve's personal training sessions helped me get in great condition for wrestling, football and baseball in ways that my coaches and the trainers did not. I packed on 20 lbs. of muscle while increasing my speed, agility flexibility and stamina. He introduced me to a wide range of modalities from metabolic conditioning ,TRX, visual training techniques and taught me how to eat better also. Now a few years out of college at my desk job I recently hired Steve to get back to training me and look forward to my monthly Thai Massage from him . He's a rock star !! Tim D. Denville NJ"
$60
estimated cost
5.0
from 13 reviews
5.0
(13)
  • 32 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
"I've been training with Richie on and off for the last thirteen years. Ideally I'd love to train with him five days a week. Unfortunately, work and life in general make that difficult. When I first started with Richie he would have me demonstrate how I did a certain exercise, like a dumbbell curl. He would make adjustments as needed and I would almost always have to go to a lighter weight. He would emphasize form which worked hand in hand with exploiting the muscle. The day after working out with Richie I always had that "good sore" feeling in whatever body part we worked on. He also had me write down what I ate everyday. I was already pretty meticulous with what I ate. He gave me a meal plan and I followed it to a T. Five weeks into the meal plan Richie gave me he re-checked my body fat. It dropped from18% to just under 13%. When he saw the results he stood up and hugged me. I didn't know how to react at first especially since I only knew him for a few weeks. He then explained that he was psyched because I followed the meal plan. The measurements he took didn't lie. One of the biggest reasons that I really enjoy training with Richie is that he is creative and does a great job at "muscle confusion." The work he does in preparing for an individual's training session pay off over time. He is by far the most knowledgeable person I have ever met when it comes to weight/fitness training. On days I'm not training with Richie I hear his voice in my head pushing me. That's the positive effect he'll have on you! Don L."
$75
estimated cost
4.9
from 13 reviews
4.9
(13)
  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
"Zhi was one of the best trainers i have ever worked with. He taught me new styles of training that really changed my body. I started Seeing the results i was Looking for after training with him a few days a week. He was really attentive and listening to what my goals were and giving me the best plan to get me there."
$90
estimated cost
5.0
from 7 reviews
5.0
(7)
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Zoli, as I've grown to know him is an exceptional trainer when it comes to OLY lifting, strength, and conditioning. I've trained one on one with Zoli in NYC as well as Miami and always left bettering all my lifts and knowledge. We all want to get stronger, faster, and healthier, and with the knowledge that Zoli has, you not only become a more efficient lifter, but feel like each session you put in a ton of work for your own well being. He has a different style of training since he's from Easter Europe, which helps keep the body guessing with each new session. He's patient, focused, and determined to make you that much better each and every day. Thanks Zoli!!!!! "More Contact!"-Zoli"
$80
estimated cost
5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"I've been working with Pasquale for the past 2 years, who has helped me transition into my new changed lifestyle. My first year I've accomplished my 1st goal which I lost 60 lbs. 😊 I'm currently in my 2nd yr and working towards my 2nd goal of losing 30 lbs and to be stronger, healthier and fit. This year Pasquale went the extra mile for me, he came food shopping with me and he showed me what type of foods are good for me and what the major superfoods to eat. This was a rude of awakening for me because even though I thought I was eating healthy, I really wasn't. I didn't realize that the foods I thought were healthy were really high in sugars such as my fruit, yogurt, protein bars, food in general. I did not realize that I was doing more harm than good. In my training sessions with Pasquale he motivates me and pushes me to my limits. He doesn't put up with my BS, he encourages me. He's persistent and a professional teacher/trainer. He makes working out FUN. Which I think is the most important factor. Time flies by with Pasquale's workout. I've never felt that with any other workout. He switches your workout routine so you don't become bored of the same thing all the time. I wouldn't have been able to complete my goals without this Amazing trainer!"
$80
estimated cost
4.9
from 14 reviews
4.9
(14)
GREAT VALUE
  • 6 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
"I have been working with John for over a year and a half now and have been amazed and very pleased with the results achieved every step of the way.  My most recent goal was to lose some weight, get rid of the nagging fat around by abdomen and thigh area and be able to achieve an overall sculpted/muscular physique in the process.  As I was approaching the age of 50, I wondered if it was ever possible to achieve these goals, especially to be able to build muscle at this stage in my life.   With his positive approach, John has been working twice a week with me consistently on a great strength training program coupled with an appropriate effective meal plan. Through his strength training program, I’ve learned about specific exercises used to target different muscle groups using proper form, increased intensities and repetitions.  John has always been encouraging in pushing me to do more than I realize I can, even when I whine.  He always seems to know how much you can really do and is really genuinely interested in helping you to succeed as you progress every step of the way.  I even managed to dead lift up to 200 pounds.  Wow, I never imagined I’d ever be able to do that! One thing that has really impressed me about John is his deep understanding on the physiology of the human body from body building, effects of injuries, metabolism, hormones, fat burning capabilities, effects of food and environmental factors on the body and much more. It’s nice to know that you can ask him anything and get a detailed full answer from him.  It’s not all about just how to do exercises, there is more involved in achieving overall health and fitness and John can certainly educate you on that. John is a true Professional and Master in his field. As of now I lost all the weight I wanted to lose/decreased my body fat, achieved my desired sculpted look through obvious definition to my waist/abdomen, back, arms,  glutes, and legs. I’ve learn how to eat better and healthier foods. Now 50, I look fit, feel stronger and more energized than ever. At 115 lbs., 5’ 1’’ tall, I’m definitely where I want to be.  If you want to make a change to look and feel great and healthier, then John is the man to see. You won’t be disappointed. "
$75
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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