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Top 10 Fitness Personal Trainers near Dayton, OH

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from 9 reviews
5.0
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GREAT VALUE
  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"Brad understands what your goals are and holds you accountable to them. He tailors a program custom fit to your goals and will push you towards success. He is extremely knowledgeable, passionate and very personable. Far exceeded my expectations from a personal trainer."

$25

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5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 3 years in business
"Ariel is an amazing trainer!!!!! I am a beginner at the gym, she has taught me how to properly use equipment and push my body to its full potential without me feeling lifeless afterward. It’s a very private gym setting with absolute no judgement! I feel very comfortable and confident with Ariel’s methods of training. I’m always eager to the days I get to the gym thanks to her help. I would highly recommend!!!"

$45

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5.0
from 1 review
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(1)
"I’ve grown tremendously in the last few months I’ve been using the Results by effort program"

$40

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5.0
from 11 reviews
5.0
(11)
GREAT VALUE
  • 12 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
"Kimberly is my personal trainer and is fabulous. She has a very positive attitude and a wealth of knowledge. I have had three previous trainers and she is the only one who has listened to my goals and limitations and formulated a plan specifically tailored to meet those goals without injuring me. She would be a great trainer for both the younger and more mature client."

$60

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5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 17 years in business
"He's attentive and a very good trainer!"

$60

estimated cost

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5.0
from 22 reviews
5.0
(22)
  • 3 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
"Jason Kelly is one of the best trainers I've ever worked with very knowledgeable and very professional would recommend him to anybody"
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4.9
from 27 reviews
4.9
(27)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 5 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
"Virgil has been my personal trainer for the past few months and he is excellent. He's a great motivater, he's encouraging and he's patient. I highly recommend him to anyone who wants to improve their health as well as their physical appearance. "
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5.0
from 28 reviews
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(28)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 8 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
"Eric is exceptional at what he does! I was trying to get fit for my wedding in a very short amount of time, and he jumped through hoops to fit me into his schedule and get me in shape. He offered nutritional coaching on top of some amazing workouts, and the results were fantastic! Truly one of the best personal trainers in Dayton!"
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5.0
from 8 reviews
5.0
(8)
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"I have attended several of his “mornings at the bar” classes. The bars are different, which is what attracted me to the class in the first place. I wasn’t the same old thing you find at the gym. Seth’s energy and teaching style is great. I stayed interested and motivated the whole class. I recommend signing up for his personal training as well!!! He is great and you will not be disappointed!!!"
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5.0
from 7 reviews
5.0
(7)
  • 3 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
"Chris did a great job of helping me get out of my comfort zone . I was always afraid of working out and he got me to feel confident . I was 145 when I met him and now I am 117 and only 7% body fat when I was 21% before . Now I am happy working out alone and I am confident thanks to Chris !!"
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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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