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Top 10 Affordable Personal Trainers near South Plainfield, NJ

5.0
from 16 reviews
5.0
(16)
GREAT VALUE
  • 5 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
"Kirsten has a high energy level that really helped me complete the workouts and my personal goals. She is one of the few trainers I know who actually lives what she teaches. Kirsten's knowledge of numerous styles of physical training and yoga keeps her sessions anything but routine."

$55

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 12 reviews
5.0
(12)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 3 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
"We can't explain how happy we are that we found Mike A. as a personal trainer. -He's affordable -His hours are flexible He's very skilled -He trains in an easy-to-understand style -He's very upbeat and professional Our son took an interest in fighting so we went the normal route of school wrestling, boxing gym, Jui Jitsu classes which were all good. But he got bored with the same old large class rhythmic training. We then found Mike and have been using him one on one for the past 4-5 months, and with the progress and confidence our son shows, we know we made the right choice. DEFINITELY a 5-star trainer."

$60

estimated cost

5.0
from 13 reviews
5.0
(13)
  • 11 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"I began Keep Moving Fitness with a major spinal injury sustained in the military. This injury had been limiting me substantially from staying actively fit for nearly two years after the incident; The techniques & workouts Peter Gesswein had introduced to me, along with being my personal trainer along the way has miraclulsly healed the pain and has Increased my strength, mobility, and stamina more than any physical therapist or personal trainer I've ever worked with. The professionalism, knowledge,experience, and guaranteed growth in fitness and personal health has guaranteed Keep Moving Fitness and Mr. Gesswein as the only business I'll ever work with in the fitness industry. "

$60

estimated cost

4.7
from 21 reviews
4.7
(21)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 18 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
"I wanted a Personal Trainer that I could click with and someone who would push me at the same time. Chris is everything I was looking for he keeps me motivation going and always has something in his bag if I am having issues with an exercise due to my injuries. I can't wait to see where this journey takes me and so glad that I have Chris walking with me on this road."

$60

estimated cost

4.9
from 12 reviews
4.9
(12)
  • 3 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
"I met Frankie at my heaviest after having two kids. I was tired and needed to change for myself and my kids. I hired Frankie as a personal trainer and through his support, knowledge, flexible scheduling, eating habit instructions and motivation, I was able to meet and go beyond my goal weight. He pushed me and kept me motivated. I really LOVED that he was so supportive of me. Every time I think he has no more to show me, he continues to come up with new challenges for me to meet. I highly recommend him for personal training. My beginning weight was 246 lb. and now I am at 137 lb."

$69

estimated cost

5.0
from 11 reviews
5.0
(11)
GREAT VALUE
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"#Giorgiogiovephotography does excellent work and is professional as they come. He did photo and video for my 30th birthday the photos and his attention to detail/ideas are amazing. I would recommend him for any occasion."

$40

estimated cost

4.7
from 14 reviews
4.7
(14)
  • 30 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
"Steve is an excellent personal trainer and massage therapist. Anytime he comes for a session, we get to decide if we would like a massage, Qui Gong session, Thai massage, or Yoga stretches. He seems to find every knot that needs work on my body. He has coached me to increase my cardio and eventually achieve my weight loss goal. He knows his stuff! I'd recommend him highly!"

$60

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

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

5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
"When I met Erika, I was attending kickboxing classes and working out at the gym. My brother's wedding was about a year away and I knew I wanted to be in the best shape of my life. I wanted to learn more about strength training and I am so happy that Erika was my trainer. She trained me for several months, educating me on what a proper diet looks like and how to link strength training and cardio together. I never thought in a million years I would be dead lifting over 130 lbs. I not only felt healthy, but I also felt incredibly strong. She was encouraging, supportive, and pushed me when I needed it most. Her custom designed workouts were creative and never boring. She really changed my life and helped me prove I can reach my fitness goal."

$80

estimated cost

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 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.

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 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.

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.

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