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Top Pro
5.0
from 70 reviews
5.0
(70)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 13 years in business
  • 200 hires on Thumbtack
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"How do I explain my experience from working out Brian? He has to be one of the best trainers i've had for a really long time. I still remember our first session like it was yesterday. He really got deep inside my emotions and did a lot of soul searching. I was fat, unmotivated, making food my friend and other things but he has TOTALLY changed me from the inside and out. When I first started out with him I weighed 200 pounds I am now 188 even though I still have a long way to go. My nutrition has changed drastically and I enjoy my workouts cause he pushes me to the maxx. If you want a life changing experience BRIAN PARANA is the right person for you. Trust me "

$55

estimated cost

4.8
from 21 reviews
4.8
(21)
GREAT VALUE
  • 3 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
"Mike Mercer is an excellent trainer who is very knowledgeable and serious about his profession. Pound for Pound has an excellent workout facility to meet anyone's needs and goals. I'm remarkably impressed."

$35

estimated cost

5.0
from 8 reviews
5.0
(8)
"Allison always made me feel comfortable in whatever we were doing! Out of all my personal trainers Allison has had the greatest impact on my fitness!"

$50

estimated cost

5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
" I have been training for 5+ years with Anthony. He is an outstanding personal trainer and has helped me immensely to improve my fitness. I highly recommend Anthony. "

$45

estimated cost

5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 1 year in business
"Mason is the best. I enjoy my training sessions with him not only because he knows what he is doing but also because he knows what I can do . He worked with me to help me improve my fitness gradually building strength and stamina. He z just a wonderful coach."

$40

estimated cost

5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
GREAT VALUE
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"Cory is awesome!!!!! He motivated me to reach my goals and was very personable and made work outs really fun and exciting. He is very knowledgeable in his field and helped me reach my goal of 17% body fat quickly and safely, and now he’s helping me build muscle and strength. I highly recommend him to anyone trying to get in better shape/lose weight/gain muscle!"

$40

estimated cost

4.9
from 10 reviews
4.9
(10)
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Rainier really help me grow in my fitness journey. He’s a great motivator and takes the time to build a relationship with his clients. I couldn’t ask for a better trainer to help me reach my fitness goals."

$55

estimated cost

5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
"Mike is such a great trainer! I have been training with him for about 8 months now in one on one sessions and he’s helped me to lose so much weight and has helped me reach my short term goals each time. I am loving myself again thanks to him. Thank you so much Mike, I don’t know where I’d be right now without your help."

$60

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 16 reviews
5.0
(16)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 3 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
"I am extremely impressed with Full Scale Fitness / Andy. I've had 2 trainers in the past and I could tell that they enjoyed what they did, but weren't invested in me. Andy is quite the opposite to say the least. I know why they were rated number 1. I was stuck between the trainers that sent me quotes and so I contacted a few and did an "interview" to learn about them. I am glad I scheduled the assessment because I was blown away with Andy. He wasn't the top recommended one by Thumbtack but he shouldve been. Don't chase the discounted training, you'll pay more in the end! Definitly worth the money!"

$50

estimated cost

5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 12 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"Very professional, prompt, courteous, and extremely knowledgeable. Communicates very well."

$45

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 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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