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Top 10 Boxing Instructors near Rochester, NY

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4.9
from 32 reviews
4.9
(32)
GREAT VALUE
  • 6 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
"In regards to personal training from Ryan, I am exceptionally satisfied with his work! During our sessions, we covered all areas of fitness including proper nutrition and specific workout programs to accommodate my needs and personal goals. Firstly, he gave me fitness tests and assessments to firmly understand my strengths and weaknesses. Then, with his expertise and strong knowledge, Ryan conducted a full nutrition and workout plan for me. After meeting with Ryan, I have noticed tremendous and eye-opening results, mentally and physically. Not only am I happy with my results, but I have gained the ambition to maintain a different, but healthy lifestyle that will stay with me as I pursue my future fitness goals. In addition, Ryan always demonstrated every exercise to properly show the correct form. Not to mention, he was always in contact with me to answer any questions as well as to provide the motivation and encouragement to reach my goals. If you are looking for a professional, knowledgable, and reliable personal trainer to meet your personal needs, Ryan is your guy! For only 10$ a session, he is a steal!!!"
$30
estimated cost
5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"Brent is wonderful! I have been training with him for over three years now and never thought I would enjoy the challenge weights and strength training as much as I do, or see the results. I am so much stronger than I ever thought possible and am lean and healthy. Brent spends time with each of his clients and customizes workout programs to meet each of their needs. He has helped me prepare to backpack a week in the Grand Canyon and also summit 10 of the high peaks in the White Mountains. He has also helped me gain muscle mass when I wanted to do so or burn fat when that was my goal. Brent is attentive, responsive and super courteous and supportive. I have always been incredibly comfortable working with him. He pays close attention to form and making sure I'm doing the exercises correctly to avoid injury. He is very pleasant and fun to work with. He has also taught me how to eat better (and I already considered myself a healthy eater) to match my macros with my workout goals. I was a runner for 15 years and barely touched the weights. Now I still enjoy running but never would have achieved fitness goals I have with just running until I started working with Brent. Everyone on his team at Lion & Luxe are helpful, supportive and knowledgeable and take their work seriously. I would recommend training with them to anyone considering getting a personal trainer. I can't imagine not working with him and have learned so much about fitness, health and have gained confidence in myself and my abilities over the time we've worked together. Brent is truly a wonderful trainer and I can't express enough how positive of an on-going experience working with him continues to be for me!"
$33
estimated cost
5.0
from 14 reviews
5.0
(14)
  • 6 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
"I have been training with Luciano Petrella for six weeks, and I am pleased with the results. He designed a program to help me strengthen my core and changes the routine to keep me motivated. Not only is Luciano punctual and responsible, but he also demonstrates excellent communication skills for a young professional. I highly recommend him to potential clients of all ages. "
$80
estimated cost
4.8
from 5 reviews
4.8
(5)
GREAT VALUE
"I’m not confident when it comes to working out or training. I have little experience with it, so the level of patience and understanding was very refreshing. At the same time, he still pushed me to give it my all. Not to mention, I actually started to see results! While the overall boost to my everyday energy and feeling has been great, I’m proudest in my increase in muscle mass. No regrets"
$20
estimated cost
4.8
from 18 reviews
4.8
(18)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 16 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
"Tonilynn is focused and makes every session challenging and FUN. My fitness has increased noticeably and I’ve seen improvements in my ability to complete more sit ups / core exercises, lift progressively heavier weights & generally push myself harder throughout each session. I actually look forward to my workouts. Highly recommend training with her!"
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4.9
from 29 reviews
4.9
(29)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 7 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
"About three months ago, I was looking for a new fitness challenge since my typical running routine was not producing the results I wanted. I knew I wanted to do some strength training/HIIT but I had no idea where to start. I came across Fit-Class online, met with Helen, and started taking classes. I can honestly say that Fit-Class is one of the best changes I have made to my fitness routine. Each class gets your heart pumping and pushes you to new limits. The combination of functional exercises, weights, and high-intensity does make you stronger! In fact, the classes have helped me improve my running! Helen is personable, knowledgeable, and completely engaged with her class. She sweats right along with you and encourages you every step of the way. I would recommend Fit-Class to anyone of any fitness level; the class would benefit everyone in my book!"
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5.0
from 6 reviews
5.0
(6)
"Morgan has been a great group trainer at our gym: Rev Fit. We love her energy and fitness knowledge. I have recently started a personal training program with Morgan. I have been impressed with Morgan's attention to my personal goals. Her work-out routines are challenging, creative and effective. I am so happy to have Morgan helping me on my personal journey to improved fitness. After only a couple sessions, I feel inspired and more committed to my goals."
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5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"Sarah Lane Ayers is an excellent trainer. She is extremely patient and very thorough in her approach. I have improved my core body strength by a large degree due to her thoroughness. My balance has improved to the ability to wear a higher heel without feeling in danger of falling. These are significant accomplishments for a 3 month training period. I highly recommend Sarah!!!"
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5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 5 years in business
"I have been training with Josh since 2011. With Josh's help, i lost 80 pounds. He is a great motivator. I have been able to accomplish things I never thought was possible."
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5.0
from 6 reviews
5.0
(6)
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
"Just excellent! Advise,Environment is great,training/ coaching."
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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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