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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!

  • 7 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Khadijah A.
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Mark has been teaching me to swim. He's super patient, encouraging, and, thus far, willing to demonstrate techniques repeatedly :) He is flexible with his schedule and a great instructor. Given the opportunity, I'd refer anyone wanting to learn how to swim to him.

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.

  • 17 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Janet H.
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My friend and I hired Matt to teach my 2yr old and her 1.5yr old basic swimming at our home. He was wonderful with them and at the end of the summer my son was comfortable going under water, blowing bubbles and floating on his back. I would recommend him and hope to have him come back next summer.

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Maria M.
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I just met Helene today and I think she is an awesome swim instructor. She is very encouraging with my daughter. Just what she needs!! I also like her responsiveness. I look forward to working with her all Summer.

Swim with Donna
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Elizabeth B.
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Donna worked with our sons, ages 6 and just-turned-3, last summer and it was a great experience. She gently pushed them to challenge themselves in fun and engaging ways and their swimming improved tremendously by the end of the summer. The little guy was able to swim alone! Donna is a lovely person and easy to work with, and her rates are so reasonable for the convenience of swim lessons at home. I'd encourage anyone who wants to learn or improve on their swim skills to give her a call!!

Angie Alva Swim
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires 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.

Lou's lifeguards
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Kathy H.
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Can't say enough good things about Louis Moraga. He turned my fearful daughters into excellent swimmers, and they always looked forward to their lessons with him. We are forever grateful.

Sara's Private Lesson
1.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I provide swim lessons for all ages, beginning from kids to adults. I have been working with children for 12 years. Thank you for your interest. Please do not hesitate to contact me for more details.

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

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My name is Julia Vaccarella. I am a high school honor student and swimmer who will tutor in reading, writing, math, or Spanish. I offer swimming lessons as well!

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I teach swimming lessons in your pool. You will learn how to swim and be confident in the water within 4 - 6 weeks.

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I love helping others conquer their fear of water or improve in even the slightest.

  • 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.

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I am a graduate of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. I am a professional teacher to adults and children. I am extremely patient and fun!

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At Soul Swim School our instructors love what they do and want to share it with our students. Our group lessons focus on working as a team while providing individual feedback. With years of experience working in both public and private swim schools we guarantee you will be a better swimmer at the end of every session. We work with people of all ages and abilities starting at 6 months with parents, 3 years for group lessons without parents. Group and Private Lessons for -Babies 6 months + -Toddlers and Preschool 3 years + -Children 5 years + -Adults

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Water safety instructor certified with 10 years of experience that can teach from children to senior citizens how to swim

  • 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.

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