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Top 10 Boxing Instructors near Elizabeth, NJ

4.9
from 16 reviews
4.9
(16)
GREAT VALUE
  • 7 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
"I am very impressed with Mr. Wilkerson's training skills. He was very thorough in his sessions. His work-out(s) were adequately paced and he was able to give me very well articulated step by step instructions. He was very patient with me when I wasn't able to grasp the techniques which made me feel at ease. Mr. Wilkerson is very passionate about his profession. He enjoys doing what he is doing and it shows in the way he treats his clients. He is warm in his tone and his words motivated me to try harder. I am impressed with his fitness routines and his recommendations for maintaining a healthy diet. I've never felt comfortable enough to work with a trainer, but this professional certainly has me hooked. I am now more impelled to continue on a consistent basis."
$50
estimated cost
5.0
from 23 reviews
5.0
(23)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 5 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
"I started trainining with Mason about two months ago and can already see great results. I didn't really want to lose weight, I just wanted to tone my body and that's exactly what Mason has helped me do. I see muscles coming in that I never had and it feels great! Mason always pushes me to my limit, and encourages me to keep going when I feel like I can't go any longer. I could never have accomplished what I have so far without Mason, and the best part is his rates!! I could never have gotten the same personal training I get with Mason with someone else for the same price. "
$65
estimated cost
Top Pro
5.0
from 28 reviews
5.0
(28)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 8 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
"Louis is very reliable, friendly and committed as a trainer. Within minutes of reaching out to him, we had checked in and began building a coach/coachee relationship. He is super responsive and willing to put in the hard work to ensure his clients reach their fitness goals. I can't wait to see the end result! Here's to training hard together and building that champion muscle!!!!"
$80
estimated cost
Top Pro
5.0
from 20 reviews
5.0
(20)
  • 1 year in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
"I had a great training session with Kalia! From first contact she was very responsive and friendly. When we got to the actual gym I loved her enthusiasm and her attitude as well; she was both pleasant and encouraging, while also pushing me to make sure that I got the most out of my workout. The session flew by and I had a great time, definitely felt the results the next day! Thanks Kalia!"
$90
estimated cost
4.9
from 23 reviews
4.9
(23)
GREAT VALUE
  • 7 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
"Brenda is amazing and an absolute life saver. She is professional, committed, dependable and enthusiastic. I loathe to exercise, but knew I had to find a way to get back to being consistent and I couldn't do it on my own. I used Thumb Tack and found Brenda. She came to my apt. 3 times a week for the last 8 weeks. She always had a way to engage me and get me motivated. I did a lot of complaining and she rolled with it and met me where I was. She was always encouraging and changed the workout to suit my ability and mood. No matter how difficult I was she just supported me and I began to get more motivated. Brenda went to the gym with me, took walks, we did a lot of stairs, and had great routines when she trained me in my apt. My favorite was boxing! I truly cannot say enough wonderful things about Brenda. She also knows about diet and nutrition and has given me easy to follow suggestions. I look forward to continuing... I can already see my body changing, but more importantly I feel better than I have in many years! Thank you, Brenda! "
$65
estimated cost
5.0
from 17 reviews
5.0
(17)
  • 10 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"It has been a great experience, hiring Olivier as my personal trainer. was the best treat I gave to myself. Aside from just training me, he provided me with a nutrition plan, which was a bonus for me, and helped my process. I would definitely continue working with him."
$80
estimated cost
5.0
from 6 reviews
5.0
(6)
  • 10 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"Training with Eman was an incredible experience. She dedicated her time and efforts to teach me the proper techniques of weight training. Eman's professionalism and expertise inspires one to achieve greatness. Eman is a class act in every way!"
$80
estimated cost
5.0
from 15 reviews
5.0
(15)
  • 4 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
"Iosif is a phenomenal trainer and teacher. I’ve been training since 2011 however once I started training with Iosif in 2017, he has taught me new, innovative ways to train I’ve never thought of. He is creative with his routines and spot on with his nutrition plans. He pushes me to my limits, then helps me surpass my limits the next session. Iosif makes the session fun and my knowledge, confidence, strength, and goals have increased beyond my wildest imagination!"
$70
estimated cost
4.9
from 12 reviews
4.9
(12)
  • 3 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
"I did 3 training sesions with Frankie 2 years ago that changed my workout compleatly. With diet and new workout routine I lost about 15 pounds. Frankie really took the time to show me how to correctly lift and build muscle. Later I bought several sessions for a friend who was working hard at the gym but could not achieve his goal. After 3 sesions with Frankie. He was so impressed he now has Frankie as a full time trainer. My friend looks better then ever and its because of Frankie's training and great personality. "
$69
estimated cost
5.0
from 7 reviews
5.0
(7)
  • 4 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
"Just started training with Manny and I couldn't be happier. High energy, and super friendly, he makes working out fun while still whooping your behind. The gym he works out of also has a great atmosphere. Cozy and personal. Always great energy from all the staff and other clients. If you're serious about your goals and want a great personal training/mma experience, go see Manny and 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 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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