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Top 10 Personal Trainers near Westfield, NJ

4.9
from 16 reviews
4.9
(16)
GREAT VALUE
  • 7 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
"I've been trained by a few different people in the past, but working with Brett was the best experience I've had. His knowledge and effort really produces results, and his patience makes you feel as if your goals are the most important to him--which they are! His humor and coaching helps you get through the worst of the workouts and improve yourself. And trust me, I gave him a lot of trouble but he knew how to handle it. :) Brett truly puts the "personal" in "personal training" and I highly recommend working with him. "
$50
estimated cost
5.0
from 23 reviews
5.0
(23)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 5 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
"What I like about Mason from Shock the World is that he knows how to motivate me. He makes each of my training sessions challenging but rewarding while giving me the push I need. I would recommend him as your personal trainer if you want to achieve your fitness goals."
$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 a very knowlegable personal trainer, he’s also very pleasant and detailed."
$80
estimated cost
Top Pro
5.0
from 20 reviews
5.0
(20)
  • 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😊"
$85
estimated cost
4.7
from 21 reviews
4.7
(21)
GREAT VALUE
  • 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 23 reviews
4.9
(23)
  • 7 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
"Brenda is an excellent personal trainer and the best personal trainer I have ever had. She is knowledgeable and flexible to individual clients’ needs. Brenda has adjusted routines throughout my pregnancy, surgical recovery, various orthopedic injuries (wrist tendinitis, ankle sprain, knee strain, back pain) and keeps our sessions new and fresh even after more than 4 years together. Training with Brenda always challenges me and pushes me passed where I would go myself and in a safe and effective way. I appreciate her willingness to come train almost any day or time. It is clear how much she cares for her clients’ well being - mentally and physically. I would recommend to anyone looking to elevate their fitness. Thanks 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
"I feel fortunate to have found Eman as my personal trainer. I have back & knee problems but she works with me and shows me how to workout correctly so I do not cause any harm to myself. I also appreciate that she can work around my schedule."
$80
estimated cost
5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
"Jake is a very knowledgeable and responsive coach. When I came to Jake Porter I was dealing with the possibility of a herniated disc and the reality of a stalled fitness track. Jake has been able to give me specific technical advice and overall encouragement in order to help me develop and achieve personal goals. Interestingly, whenever I have told him about a relevant article that I have read, Jake is able to have a great conversation, interacting with the material while bringing additional information. My favorite miracle is how by teaching me correct form and essential support muscle groups, I have been able to lift smarter and stronger; thank you Jake. I really do think Jake Porter would be a great trainer for anyone."
$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

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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 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.

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.

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.

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