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Top 10 traveling personal trainers near Columbus, OH

4.7
from 47 reviews
4.7
(47)
GREAT VALUE
  • 34 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
"My wife and I have been using Matt as our personal trainer for several weeks. I am extremely impressed with his knowledge and ability as a physical coach, but even more impressed at the personal interest he takes and helping each of us reach our goals. Matt is genuinely caring and concerned about our health and each of our objectives, and has designed programs tailored to our individual needs. He knows when to push and when not to overdo it, leading us to the results we are looking for. I originally chose Matt over several other trainers online because of his personal follow-up. He is always early for our appointments, and is unfailingly upbeat and encouraging. I highly recommend Matt to anyone who is serious about their health."
$20
estimated cost
Top Pro
4.9
from 33 reviews
4.9
(33)
GREAT VALUE
  • 8 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
"My husband and I both see Michelle and we love her. She gives us separate workouts to help focus on our different goals. She provides us the tools for success outside of the gym. For my husband, it's a strict meal plan but for me (being pregnant) she helps provide options around what I can stomach. We never found that level of help from our old trainers at the gym. It's nice that we can go together, but get our own personal experiences from it!!!!"
$35
estimated cost
5.0
from 10 reviews
5.0
(10)
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
""I started training with Ryan two years ago. I had little to no experience working out or weight lifting and was pretty apprehensive about it. Ryan immediately made me feel comfortable and built a training plan customized just for me and my skill level in order to accomplish the goals I set for myself. Not only did I meet my goals but exceeded any expectations I had for myself and the program Ryan built for me. Ryan is thoughtful in his approach and caters a training program to each individual clients goals and abilities. I highly recommend Ryan as a personal trainer for all ages and skill levels!""
$35
estimated cost
5.0
from 11 reviews
5.0
(11)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 5 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
"Tyson is an excellent trainer – he takes the time to understand your fitness goals and tailors every training session to uniquely fit your needs and abilities. By varying the workouts, and taking the time to get to know his clients and what motivates them, he actually makes it fun and the time flies by! It’s clear to see why so many of his clients have successfully reached their fitness goals – I highly recommend working with him!"
$40
estimated cost
5.0
from 9 reviews
5.0
(9)
  • 2 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
"I’ve been with Gentry for nearly 2 years now and can’t imagine working with another trainer. I LOVE her small group fitness classes. Every workout is different and I don’t think I’ve done the same workout twice in the 2 years I’ve been with her! They are challenging and I’ve made so much progress with my strength and weight loss. Gentry’s positive attitude and caring demeanor really set her apart from other trainers. She’s been instrumental to changing my lifestyle and achieving my fitness goals!"
$50
estimated cost
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
estimated cost
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 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 1 year in business
"Mike is a great trainer! I have been training with him for over 6 months and plan to continue training with him! He has taught and shown me how to build my metabolism and how I can still enjoy some foods I love and not gain weight. I have also gotten a lot stronger and do not have nearly as much pain in my lower back as I used to. I have learned so much about exercise while with him!"
$39
estimated cost
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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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 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.

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.

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.

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