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Top 10 Personal Trainers near Columbus, OH

5.0
from 11 reviews
5.0
(11)
GREAT VALUE
  • 5 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
"Tyson really knows his stuff. Workouts were always changing and challenging. He cares about each and every one of his clients. I HIGHLY recommend everyone to go to him! Great guy, incredible trainer"

$40

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5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 18 years in business
"I have worked with a lot of personal trainers in the past and Victory personal training is hands down the best! Not only are you using the latest equipment, you're working with Kathie who has years of experience. She has helped me gain strength, lose weight and overall enjoy the process of challenging myself each workout. I would and have suggested Victory Personal training to all of my friends!"

$50

estimated cost

3.7
from 3 reviews
3.7
(3)
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"Cody has been working with my son Joshua for about 8 weeks on powerlifting. Joshua qualified for Special Olympics Summer Games after 4-5 weeks of training. Cody is very professional and is open to ideas and suggestions on working with Joshua. He keeps him motivated and pushing forward. I think Cody does an awesome job working with Joshua."

$40

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5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 7 years in business
"I learned a lot working with Brandon. Not only did he show me techniques to modify my exercise and weight lifting routine during and after pregnancy, but we worked on a few different food plans that have really helped me learn to balance nutrition and fuel intake even when I'm not following a specific diet. No matter if my goal was strength building or weight loss, Brandon knew how to get me there with a balance of food and exercise. I always saw results, and he made sure I never felt like I was starving or overworked."

$80

estimated cost

5.0
from 32 reviews
5.0
(32)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 12 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
"Troy was my personal trainer for 10 years, and the workouts were always different, challenging, fun, and tailored to my needs because of previous injuries. He has expert fitness, nutrition, motivational and business knowledge, and I highly recommend Ultimate U Total Health. I got in the best shape of my life working out with Troy!"
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Top Pro
4.9
from 25 reviews
4.9
(25)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 4 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
"Eric is a great trainer. Keeps the workouts at a level to where they are challenging but doable. I would recommend Eric to anyone looking for a personal trainer in the Columbus area."
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5.0
from 13 reviews
5.0
(13)
  • 5 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
"Highly recommended personal trainer! Illirjana is exceptional at fitness, customizing your workout, and personalizing the entire experience. She has an answer and/or resource for any roadblock, excuse, or misstep, but not in an annoying, condescending way that can sometimes accompany individuals with a healthy lifestyle. Very practical and encouraging. I am confident I will reach my fitness goals and know that when I do, she will have already set new heights for me to reach."
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5.0
from 10 reviews
5.0
(10)
  • 4 years in business
"I've worked off and on win various trainers over the last 6 years both one on one and in a group setting, for everything from weight loss to strength training. I can say hands down that Joe is the best trainer I have ever seen or worked with. Besides being stronger than I have ever been and in better shape, he as helped me with working on rehabbing my shoulders as well as pointing out weak muscles that I compensate for. Joe is truly educated in his methodology and knows what he is doing and talking about. I will continue to work with Joe and use what I have been taught for years to come. Thanks I owe you!"
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5.0
from 10 reviews
5.0
(10)
  • 1 year in business
"CFP is the best - highly recommend. I love the gym atmosphere and the trainers are truly the best at what they do. It’s also a low pressure environment which is rare for personal training - I always feel like my needs and wants come first. You won’t find a personalized fitness experience like this anywhere else."
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Top Pro
4.8
from 24 reviews
4.8
(24)
  • 2 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
"Orlando is a genuinely good guy that you just know is in this to help people and he does. Blue Collar Grind symbolizes hard work. Orlando is one of the hardest workers you'll find. Being a personal trainer myself, I can honestly say that motivation, knowledge, support, and fun along with great results are all things you'll get out of being on Team BCG!"
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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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