Find a Fitness Trainer near Akron, OH

100+ near you

Find a Fitness Trainer near Akron, OH

100+ near you

Give us a few details so we can match you with the right professionals.

Zip code

Top 10 Fitness Trainers near Akron, OH

Top Pro
4.9
from 72 reviews
4.9
(72)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 13 years in business
  • 206 hires on Thumbtack
"Brian is fantastic! As a busy traveler, Brian modifies his approach to meet my lifestyle needs. He's always available for coaching when I need it, not only during our scheduled meeting times. His approach to my fitness training and workouts is personalized. It's great to work with a trainer that understands training isn't one size fits all. Highly recommend!!!! "
$55
estimated cost
5.0
from 8 reviews
5.0
(8)
GREAT VALUE
  • 10 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
"Marcy is very motivated and is great at coming up with things for me to do that I can actually do. I like her training style and how positive she is."
$30
estimated cost
4.8
from 21 reviews
4.8
(21)
GREAT VALUE
  • 3 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
"I very much enjoyed working with Mike. He exhibited a thorough understanding of his field and introduced me to new techniques based on current philosophies of fitness and strength training. He was very encouraging and this enabled me to push beyond my self imposed limits. I am very pleased with the results and consider my time spent as a very positive experience. I will certainly consider returning in the future."
$35
estimated cost
5.0
from 12 reviews
5.0
(12)
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"Trish is an amazing trainer. Her knowledge regarding fitness and genuine compassion for her clients is outstanding! She has helped me to reach my goals and to become more comfortable and confident. She is always there to encourage you and push you to do more. I highly, without any hesitation, recommend Tricia!"
$40
estimated cost
5.0
from 8 reviews
5.0
(8)
"I trained with Allison throughout college and through the beginning of her yoga teacher training. She always showed dedication, compassion and understanding by asking questions throughout the session and making sure we were working toward my fitness goal. As an added bonus she always made the training/yago session fun and enjoyable! Even if you don’t want to be working out at 6am :)"
$50
estimated cost
5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"Absolute great experience! I started off nit knowing a thing in the gym and after a few short weeks working with him I soon grew to become as pationate about fitness as he is. Very knowledgeable and keeps it simple based on what your fitness goals are would highly recommend to anyone no matter your fitness level."
$50
estimated cost
5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
  • 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
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
Top Pro
5.0
from 17 reviews
5.0
(17)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 3 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
"Highly recommended! A star young professional whose fitness training I will forever be grateful. Andy Hanson is a dedicated detailed oriented business owner and trainer that has designed an exception fitness program that is enjoyable while never losing site of my fitness goals."
$50
estimated cost
5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
"Joe offered professional advice for weightlifting and athletic training. He also showed advanced knowledge of proper nutrition and was eager to set both long and short term goals with me that fit my schedule perfectly. One of the friendliest guys I’ve ever met."
$50
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 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.

Why hire professionals on Thumbtack?
Free to use

You never pay to use Thumbtack: Get cost estimates, contact pros, and even book the job—all for no cost.

Compare prices side-by-side

You’ll know how much your project costs even before booking a pro.

Hire with confidence

With access to 1M+ customer reviews and the pros’ work history, you’ll have all the info you need to make a hire.