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Personal Training
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Karina M.
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I've been taking swimming lessons for years now and I still couldn't overcome my fear of the deep end. Thanks for Nadia, I feel more confident in the deep end. With all the patience in the world, she taught me different swimming techniques to help me feel more comfortable and prevent me from panicking. I highly recommend her.

  • 32 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
Yasmi O.
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Ed is awesome. I have taken many swimming lessons in the past. Trying to learn swimming-on and off- for the past many years. With Ed, in three sessions, I have seen great difference in my learning curve. What I failed to learn in past so many years, he was able to efficiently teach me in three sessions. I have been progressing with him in every session we meet. I am so glad I found him. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to learn swimming.

LiveLoveSwim
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Tracy M.
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Elena is an excellent instructor. She is very patient and was able to help me to relax in the water. I'm in my 50's and have been reluctant to take swim lessons my entire life. I'm so happy to know, that with Elena's help, I will be able to swim on my own. I highly recommend her!

Workout with Wes
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Kam M.
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I took swimming lessons with Wes, his energy and passion truly does reflect on the workout. Thank you for making it a comfortable experience for me!

Action Reality Martial Arts
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Jon S.
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I met TJ as he was growing his New Jersey based training program. Prior to this, I had practiced Aikido (Kokikai) for several years and Kung Fu (North Dragon - Lung Jop Pai) for a couple of years. I had also been a fan of Bruce Lee since the 1970's, and the opportunity to talk to somebody about Jeet Kune Do instantly caught my attention. So many martial arts instructors are, to put it politely, hacks. The average store front "martial arts" studio seems to specialize in mediocre training geared primarily towards kids who will only be there a couple of years, and those who expect to be guaranteed a black belt in exchange for 3 years of lessons and a few thousand dollars;we refer to these as "McMartial Arts" studios. I had seen way too many of these, with "sensei's" claiming to be Grand Masters from distant exotic lands, so I have a tendency to view any self-proclaimed martial arts instructor with "open minded skepticism". While I've never been good enough to indulge in "dojo storming", I will politely wait to be impressed before assuming an instructor is good. TJ Miller blew that skepticism out of the water quickly -- and consistently. He's the real deal, in a very big way. Working out with TJ, I finally learned what Jeet Kune Do is really all about. You can start to glean it from Bruce Lee's writings if you're patient and persistent. But to really "get it", you have to "do it" with someone who's already there. My initial training with TJ was in small adult groups of 3 to 5 initially. His approach was excellent. We focused on basics to start, beginning simply with learning how to fall. As Alfred says to Bruce Wayne in Batman, "Why do we fall, sir? So we can learn to get up." We learned basic punches and kicks, as most people have no clue that a good punch is 80% body and 20% arm. We started stationary with heavy bags until we could actually fall, punch and kick effectively, though still very much beginners. Then we starting moving around, working with TJ and also pairing up with others, alternately holding practice mitts and pads for each other. Trying to throw a punch or kick at a moving target is a somewhat shocking revelation if you've never done it before, and a bit embarrassing when you first try. Now that we were moving, TJ started to really emphasize this, the various ranges that Jeet Kune Do focuses on - weapons, kicking, punching, close-in (knees, elbows, head), grappling and the idea of controlling distance, and controlling the encounter. This evolved into developing an understanding of keeping a distance until you're ready to engage, and knowing when to close and escalate. We worked with a single "attacker", and then with two and three attacker, learning once again how to control our position relative to them so we could selectively encounter one at a time, and use them against each other. As quickly as we digested his lessons, he started including more styles that are traditonally taught with JKD, such as Wing Chun, Kali/Escrima, Silat, Muai Thai, Savate, Dumog and Jujitsu. We spent quite a bit of time on trapping, and blending and transitioning from technique to technique, across styles. The emphasis was always on establishing our "tools" to the point where we could apply whatever was most effective in any given situation - much more important than rote forms. Of course, the ideal would be to practice enough so that the reaction and application of techniques would be instant, requiring no thought and conscious selection -- but that takes years to develop. At one point, I was training twice a week with TJ in the dojo, and had the luxury and privilege of having him come to my home once a week for private training. During these sessions, we focused primarily on the heavy bag - my form, speed, endurance, combinations - with TJ emphasizing the need for repetition and consistent effort. When the weather permitted, we'd work out on my driveway or in the backyard with the Kali sticks -- one of my favorite parts of practice. TJ's skills are, in a word, superb, both as a practitioner and a trainer. I've been incredibly impressed with his mastery of each of the styles from which he demonstrated and trained us in technique, and even more so in his ability to truly keep them as part of his "toolkit" from which to draw, instantly and seamlessly, as needed in a combat situation. I practiced with TJ for several years, as did my teenage son and daughter, and only stopped when he relocated out of state. I would start up again in a heartbeat if logistics permitted. Beyond being a world class Jeet Kune Do trainer, in both group and private settings, TJ is a philosopher perhaps in the tradition of the best practitioners like Bruce Lee and Morihei Ueshiba, something you learn gradually over years of practice with him. All in all, TJ is a unique and superb martial arts practitioner and trainer, and it's a rare privilege to learn from, practice with - and be able to call someone this special your friend.

Eggert Aquatics
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Zhatya Z.
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Eggert Aquatics provided the best swim lessons I have ever signed up for. I enjoyed lessons for my son so much that I signed up as an adult learner. The instructors were friendly, reliable, and made me feel confident every step of the way. I would hire Eggert Aquatics again in a second!

  • 12 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Charlotte L.
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Our experience has been great! Classes are really fun and my son's swimming skills have improved a lot!

Starfish Fitness
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Domenick C.
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Excellent experience. Mary is very knowledgeable and has helped me improve my swimming mechanics.

Angie Alva Swim
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
LK K.
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Angie was a great swim instructor! She was very patient and worked hard on teaching me proper stroke technique. She modified lessons based on my ability and gave lot of tips that helped me learn quickly. You can clearly tell that she loves to swim and making sure others learn properly.

Starfish Fitness
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Ben L.
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My experience is that Mary Livingston is an intuitive communicator, very knowledgeable in the details of swimming and provides clear guidance/instruction to her students. I am a better swimmer thanks to Mary.

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I am a swimming teacher. I will make you love swimming. I have been swimming since I was 6 years old, and I love it. Let me teach you.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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Learn to swim in your pool or mine. I teach students of all ages and have 30 years of experience teaching people to swim, from babies to seniors.

  • 11 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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Customized to fit your needs and schedule at your home or community pool, please have a pool in mind before contacting me. I cannot locate a pool for you Whether you need just a few lessons to jump start the summer, once a week or a more intensive schedule, we can work with you

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I'm a qualified swimming instructor. I have been teaching swimming for 8 years. Currently, I teach swimming at a local private summer camp. I am a lifeguard, CPR, first aid, and lifeguard management certified.

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Hey guys! If you need a lifeguard for parties, I am the one. I have plenty of experiences working private parties. If your children need swimming lessons, please call me in. Your kids will be great swimmers!

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I like to pay close attention to detail to ensure you learn an essential life skill

  • New on Thumbtack
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I have trained with professional swim instructors. I have a proven track record of success for both children and adult. I am a certified lifeguard.

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I'm a professional swim instructor with loads of experience. I've been teaching swimming for 4 years to all ages with multiple organizations and on my own. I've always believed that the key to success is just dedication and passion. That is how I find ways to excel at what I do.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I have many years of teaching swimming lessons and life guarding. I am a full-time college student, and I'm home for the semester. You must have a pool, or we can go to a public indoor pool.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I've been a professional swimming coach for 20 years, having trained over 300 competitive swimmers and taught swimming to over 1,500 people of all age groups. I have over 20 years of experience as a professional swimming coach. I trained 11 age group swim teams (18-20 students per team ranging from 7 year old to adults). I am a professional coach in China and worked as swimming instructor in NYC swim club. I am a certified American Swimming Coaches Association swimming coach, plus membership of ASCA. I have been a lifeguard for the American Red Cross. I graduated Physical Education, major swimming.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I have a competitive swimming background of 12 years, a NCAA Division 1 swimming recruit, and a Speedo Junior National Qualifier, with overseas training knowledge in the sport. Starting from a novice swimmer who was the worst in the local swim team, I understand the challenges every swimmer faces, no matter how experienced and inexperienced.

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