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Top 10 Fitness Personal Trainers 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
"I have always loved working out, but, was intimidated by the weight section of the gym. For years, all I ever did was cardio and crunches. I really wanted to learn how to properly use weights in an effort to transform my physique. I finally decided to work with a personal trainer. From the beginning, the workouts and macros (daily calories) were tailored to me, as an individual, and to my goals. After less than a year of training, I was encouraged by others at the gym to compete. With the help and dedication of Brent, I brought home three first place trophies from my first competition. And, just six months after my first competition, I won my Pro Card. I continue to train with Lion & Luxe because I get the personal touch that keeps me, and my physique, progressing toward my next goal. I highly recommend their services to anyone who is interested in pursuing a healthy lifestyle or upping their fitness game."
$33
estimated cost
5.0
from 14 reviews
5.0
(14)
  • 6 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
"Luciano was extremely helpful in helping me reach my personal fitness goals. I was initially intimidated by going to a gym to change my physique but Luciano was very patient and personable with me and helped me through my phases of doubt and frustration. We started working together in November of 2016 and by Christmas time I could notice myself getting stronger and more toned. He wanted to know what my goals were and developed a plan that worked specifically for me. He was very positive and encouraged me to be the best I could be and my core became more defined in a short time period. Luciano helped me reach my goals step-by-step and made me feel valued and respected as a person first and foremost. I would highly recommend him to anybody looking to make improvements in their fitness!"
$80
estimated cost
4.8
from 5 reviews
4.8
(5)
GREAT VALUE
"I have been working with Devon for a few months and I quickly saw the results. I am more toned and dropped a few pants size! I never had a personal trainer before and I never worked out regularly before, but he was patient, pushed me to lose the weight and meet my goals (lost 18lbs already :-)). I would highly recommend him!!"
$20
estimated cost
4.8
from 18 reviews
4.8
(18)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 16 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
"She was very impressive with her knowledge of health and fitness! I am so looking forward to working with her! Outstanding personality!"
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4.9
from 29 reviews
4.9
(29)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 7 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
"I started FitClass and Personal Training with Helen this past July, and have seen a major improvement in my ability to endure longer periods of time doing cardio as well as strength. Helen carefully plans out each training session with me and incorporates things that I like. No two sessions are the same. I feel challenged in a good way as the intensity increases over time. When I started, Helen took measurements and had me perform a series of tests. When she followed up after 2 months, it was really motivating to see how much I had improved and the difference in measurements. My friends and family have been noticing that I look healthier and more fit. :) For the first time in a long time, I feel like I'm getting back to the "old me" again, healthier and more toned. I look forward to my weekly 1:1 sessions coupled with FitClass 3-4 times a week! "
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5.0
from 6 reviews
5.0
(6)
  • 4 years in business
"Working with CC FITNESS helped me get back into a healthy routine. The workouts were sweatastic and fit into my busy schedule. This isn't a one size fits all program, Casey was there to help modify exercises to avoid aggravating old injuries and really focuses on the health as a whole. She is always available to help her clients and is a great motivator. CC Fitness helped me gain balance in my life, I would recommend CC Fitness."
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5.0
from 6 reviews
5.0
(6)
"I had worked out with Morgan on a regular basis in small group classes for some time and I work out with another personal trainer on a weekly basis. Knowing me from classes and being familiar with my work with my primary trainer, Morgan has been able to provide additional guidance for improved overall fitness."
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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 totally focused on my needs and is an attentive listener. She has very thoroughly assessed what my needs are and has tailored a great program that is easy for me to follow. Besides that, she is lively and very fun to work out with and has encouraged and motivated me - I highly recommend Sarah Lane-Ayers as a personal trainer!"
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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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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 kickboxing?

Kickboxing is a type of martial art whose basic moves are widely practiced in personal and group fitness regimens. In combat kickboxing, two competitors fight using four points of contact — both hands and both feet — unlike traditional boxing, where competitors are allowed to use their hands. In competitive kickboxing, opponents must remain standing, and no fighting can occur on the mat or ground. Kickboxing has its roots in Muay Thai and other ancient martial arts. Some elemental moves from kickboxing include roundhouse kicks, back kicks, hooks, uppercuts and more.

Modern group fitness kickboxing is practiced in gyms and workout studios across the country. It draws its moves from combat kickboxing, but instead of fighting with an opponent, participants perform jabs, crosses, punches and kicks in instructor-led, choreographed routines set to music. Personal trainers also incorporate kickboxing moves into workout routines, spending time punching and kicking the bag. These strength-building moves, mixed with high-intensity intervals, boost heart rate and increase strength.

Is kickboxing good exercise?

Kickboxing is great exercise. It works your whole body and really gets your heart pounding. Kickboxing combines upper- and lower-body movements like roundhouse kicks and uppercut punches that boost calorie burning. The type of kickboxing you do will determine how much exercise you get. Kickboxing training that takes place in a martial arts studio will involve kicking and punching a sandbag or sparring with a competitor, both of which will sharply increase the amount of exercise you’ll experience in a kickboxing session. Comparatively, a study by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) found that women doing group fitness cardio kickboxing burned between 6.45 and 8.3 calories per minute, or approximately 350-450 calories burned during an hour-long class. This is roughly what you can expect to burn with jogging or similar exercise, but ACE says that cardio kickboxing offers the added benefits of increased strength and flexibility, sharper reflexes, and improved coordination. Whether you’re training to fight competitively, learning kickboxing as a form of self-defense, or taking cardio kickboxing at your local gym, you’ll get a full-body workout with positive health benefits.

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.

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