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Top 10 Personal Trainers near Elmwood Park, NJ

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5.0
from 20 reviews
5.0
(20)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 1 year in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
"Kalia is the first personal trainer I have had yet and so far she is setting the bar high! She's punctual, friendly, doesn't judge, and pushes you to be your best! I definitely feel stronger since having her as a trainer😊"
$90
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 15 reviews
5.0
(15)
GREAT VALUE
  • 4 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
"Iosif is a great PT. He listens to what I want in terms of my goals and tailors the program accordingly. He always tries to mix it up, so that I don't get bored of same exercises, and to keep my muscles guessing. He is always on time (or early), professional and understanding about my flexible and often last minute travel schedule. I would recommend him whole-heartedly to anyone looking for a sound and robust Personal Trainer."
$70
estimated cost
5.0
from 7 reviews
5.0
(7)
  • 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
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."
$75
estimated cost
5.0
from 15 reviews
5.0
(15)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 8 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
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"Alex is the best personal trainer and coach in NYC. He draws on his broad and deep experience as a world class athlete to design dynamic, challenging routines that emphasize speed, strength, agility and power. He helped me achieve specific, measurable changes in body composition as well as functional fitness goals. After working with Alex, I am in the best shape of my life. You’d be lucky to work with him!"
$90
estimated cost
5.0
from 10 reviews
5.0
(10)
  • 2 years in business
"Ez is a great personal trainer. He is very personal, relaxed, and knowledgeable about training and how to bring the best out of his clients. I definitely recommend anyone who want to get in shape work with Ez to get your perfect body shape!"
$80
estimated cost
4.7
from 22 reviews
4.7
(22)
GREAT VALUE
  • 1 year in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"Mike is great to work with! I've come to expect that he will be prepared with an individual, and always evoling, training plan catered to my specific growth. It's clear he is passionate about being a trainer and about seeing results in his clients. He would no doubt be a great fit for anyone looking to work with a personal trainer."
$70
estimated cost
5.0
from 6 reviews
5.0
(6)
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"I trained with Jimmy twice a week in individual sessions for a year and a half. I believe he is one of the most dedicated trainers around. He took the time to listen to my goals and tailored workouts to help me achieve them. Each training session had a variety of exercises so my routines felt challenging and fun. Jimmy always made sure that my form and technique were correct to prevent injury. Jimmy was skilled in measuring progress to help me understand how much I had accomplished and what I still needed to work towards. He was reliable and began each session on time. I highly recommend Jimmy as a personal trainer. He will go above and beyond to help each client identify and achieve their fitness goals!"
$70
estimated cost
5.0
from 11 reviews
5.0
(11)
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"Dwayne personalizes the work out to fit the client's ability and goal. He also is up to date with research on exercise which is something I appreciate when working with a personal trainer. Dwayne also respects my time, and does his best to reschedule if I am running late or need to add extra sessions. He really helped me reach my goal !!!"
$80
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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