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The Art of Karate
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 42 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Ginger H.
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Everyone is so positive here! It's been an awesome experience for my son. He is taught in a manner that is respectful and sincere, which in turn has helped him to be the same way too. He has learned to concentrate and has gained self confidence. This is a place of business but feels more like family.

My FitLife Personal Training
4.5
from 18 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Jill K.
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Ryan is an awesome trainer! He knows how to keep me on track and is an expert on all things fitness! He works closely with me to understand my goals and motivation and creates a personalized program to help me achieve my best self. I would highly recommend him regardless of where you are in your fitness journey.

  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Gina D.
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R. E. Lewis is an exemplary personal fitness trainer. He is clearly very knowledgeable about fitness and he is dedicated in developing a fitness routine that works with all fitness lifestyles. I began to see R. E. in the middle of October 2014 after a few years of working out on my own as well as juggling a myriad of serious health problems. R. E. not only listened to my fitness goals, but also was sure to listen to my health concerns as well. He has a particular knack of pushing me but keeping my health in perspective. R. E. is clearly passionate about not only the theory and practice of fitness but also sharing this passion with other. His energetic personality and optimism makes working with him a great pleasure, and I hope to continue to work with him as I work toward my health goals.

Callari Killer Fitness
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Janet B.
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I'm a busy mom of 3 that is not going to hit the gym and get all sweaty at 5am, which is the only time I'd be able to go. After having three children, I had gained a little weight with each child and never lost it all. I was ready to make a change so that I could feel good in my own skin. Joe came along side always encouraging me that I was capable and could accomplish my goals. He changed up my workouts for me so I'd never get bored and he really helped me with my nutrition to see how many calories I should be eating and where I should be getting those calories from. I was able to do those workouts in my own home while teaching my children the importance of physical fitness. He's very knowledgeable and most importantly to me, I never felt like he looked down at me because I was fat. He wanted me to reach my best self and encouraged me in a friendly gentle way, not a drill sergeant kind of way. It's exactly what I needed and I've lost 22 pounds! Thanks Callari Killer Fitness!

  • 42 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
James H.
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I've worked with Kevin for a year privately, and I can thoroughly recommend him. He's a great guy to be around and his skillset is unparalelled. If you're looking to be a MMA champion or just get some basic self defence skills, Sensei Kane should be your first call.

  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Cody P.
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I have been training with Joel for about 6 months now. He has helped me to improve my MMA and self-defensive techniques. He is working with me on my striking, kicking, boxing, and takedowns. I am impressed with his enthusiastic passion for the sport and martial arts, and his willingness to work at the pace that I need and his patience with giving me the extra time when needed. Joel is always on time and is very flexible with scheduling the days and times that do not interfere with my school and work schedule. The quality of Joel's teaching, techniques, and professionalism is very good. Overall, my experience is positive and there is nothing that I would recommend he changes.

  • 33 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Lisa Z.
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Mr. Doyle is a GREAT instructor. He definitely goes Above and Beyond my expectations. He is always on time and often goes a little longer than scheduled to explain the movement until I understand. I have been working with him for a year now. I started out learning karate 2 days a week for 1 hour. After a few months, he became my Personal Trainer. We meet every Sat. am for 30-45 minutes. I look forward to my sessions with Mr. Doyle. I now attend 4-6 classes each week and work with Mr. Doyle in a private lesson. I've lost 50 lbs., toned up and gained new muscle. We add a little more to my regime every few weeks. So now I attend kickboxing and yoga at the studio as well. When I started last year, I was completely out of shape, suffering from uncontrolled diabetes(taking 2 different insulin shots, 1 at every meal) and had constant knee and shoulder pain. It was hard in the beginning, but Mr. Doyle encouraged me to keep going and to only do what I could do without injuring myself. He was very patient, but pushed me to do just a little more each class. With each class I attended, I got stronger, started losing weight and felt healthier. My Doctor took me off 1 of my insulins and the other is now only 2 times a day. The pain in my knees and shoulders went away as I built muscle. I love working with Mr. Doyle and seeing the results of the hard work we been put into it. I encourage anyone interested in getting healthier to work with Mr. Doyle. With him YOU get Results. Don't let anything hold you back from the life you dream of.

  • 44 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Melissa S.
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Mr. Kauffman is an amazing instructor. He works with the students on a closer basis than most academies. My son absolutely loves this place and we wouldn't go anywhere else.

  • 13 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Syn C.
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Great sensei! Help me through some basic martial arts stuff.

  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Collin C.
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I've worked with Aaron on various occasions and all of them have been a great experience. I'm an ectomorph who struggled for years being extremely thin and in horribly weak shape. At 25 years old I was 5'11" 126 lbs and ate a horrible diet. I was lethargic all the time, was in constant pain in my joints, and had lingering back pain that I couldn't seem to get rid of. When working with Aaron one of the first things he coached me on was eating a more balanced diet that would pertain to my needs of gaining quality muscle and to feed my body with the nutrients I needed to make the progress that I was looking for. He then guided me through workouts emphasizing proper form and technique for maximum results that pertained to my particular needs. On top of the tips on dieting and finding a good routine for me, one of the most exciting benefits I've learned from Aaron about proper exercise that's complimented by a good self massage routine, is my lack of back pain anymore. Being an avid golfer I would be tight and in pain a few months out of the year. But through Aaron showing me self massaging techniques I have managed to keep a good, strong, solid, and balanced core to keep me enjoying golf as much as I'd like without the constant annoyance of never ending back tightness. After using a few trainers in my past it was nice to finally find a knowledgeable, non pushy, enthusiastic trainer who truthfully is interested in helping people be healthier and live a better quality of life. Would highly recommend to anyone.

  • 50 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Rex B.
Verified review

If your looking to learn Martial Arts for Self Defense or for the History of it this is the School to attend. Classes are small which allow the Teachers to work you more closely. I would highly recommend the school to young or old.

Elite Sports & Fitness
5.0
from 1 review
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Samantha S.
Verified review

Kevin is an amazing person trainer!! I've been working with him for quite some time now! I feel stronger, I've lost pounds and inches by sticking to his meal plan and workout routine. He sets everything up for me and makes it really easy to follow. I highly recommend his services!!

Wolf Fitness
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jawaan R.
Verified review

My first day meeting Dave he told me and my battle that he was going to work us hard and have a lot of motivation. I said to him well this will be basic training all over again. He laughed and said when I get finish with yall , y'all will think basic training was a joke. I enjoy training with him, he is a very knowledge man and cares a lot about what he do!! Plz come join us at WOLF FITNESS!!!!! FEED THE BEAST!!!!!

Tracy's Karate
5.0
from 1 review
  • 16 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Mike A.
Verified review

Sensei Roger Grimes has instructed our son for the last 3 years, beginning at age 4. Roger is absolutely wonderful with young children. We highly recommend him as an instructor. He teaches the children discipline, but keeps the classes very fun and engaging at the same time.

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Gen X Fitness Studio & Tracy's Karate handles self defense courses using unique and different teaching methods. Apart from self defence classes, they also conduct group boxing, cross fit, and more.

  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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If you wish to learn self defense workouts and techniques, then choose and hire Jonathan. This professional has also been offering personal physical fitness training services since 1987.

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Hire Michael Reese as your personal trainer if you want one of the best self defense training for yourself. This life coach and trainer helps many individuals reach their fitness and health goals.

  • New on Thumbtack
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United States Marine, Expert Rifleman with years of experience in the defense field.

  • 18 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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Rich Cottom provides some of the best self defense classes that can help the client build self-confidence. Besides self-defense classes, he also offers powerlifting and cross-training, among others.

  • 26 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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Do you want to learn how to defend yourself and others? Then hire Bob. He is a skilled instructor who offers Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Japanese Martial Arts and Krav Maga training programs.

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This company is a mixed martial arts school that provides classes for tai chi and kung fu, among others. They offer lessons that are fun, useful and informative.

  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I'm very enthuse in helping people in every detail. I like to help people learn the application.

  • New on Thumbtack
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My services include marriage ceremony, personal protection/self-defense, combatives, and martial arts training and consulting.

  • 24 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I provide private lessons in karate, shoot fighting, ju-jitsu, woman's self defense, anti-bully course for children, and cardio kickboxing.

  • 36 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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The following programs are available: * martial arts * self-defense * personal and home security fitness training and personal development

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Ken Lowery develops and implements a self-defense program for kids and adults. He is a National Teachers Institute Subcommittee/US Judo Federation Level C teacher and a USA Judo Level E coach. He is a second-degree black belt. He has a Development Committee Self-Defense/Teacher certification.

  • New on Thumbtack
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Ross Martial Arts offers karate self defense training in Cleveland. These systematic legal self defense trainers also teach ju jitsu and taekwondo lessons.

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