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Concrete & Iron
from 16 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Cachet C.
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I enjoy this bootcamp because she really pushes you. Have you ever worked out and really felt like you really pushed yourself to do your best. Betsy is very positive and attending her boot camp will help you reach your fitness goals.

  • 10 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Brandi Z.
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Trisha has been amazing! She has helped me get to my goals while encouraging me each step of the way! Trisha cares about her clients and takes the time to teach each person how to be healthy according to their lifestyle. I have lost 48 pounds and I truly love Cincinnati Fit Body Bootcamp!

RJ Fitness
from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kristin D.
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I have been working out with Rachelle in her bootcamp class for over a year now. I have attempted numerous classes over the years and I am beyond grateful I found Rachelle- I not only finally consistently stuck with a class, but actually enjoy working out and am truly disappointed when I have to miss a class! Rachelle has an amazing way about her that keeps you motivated and pushing yourself. Her energy is contagious! My goal was not to lose drastic weight, but to tone up and develop muscle/strength, which is the exact results I achieved. In any exercise program you have to be self-motivated, but it makes a tremendous difference when you have an encouraging instructor who makes working out enjoyable. After years of dealing with "trouble spots," I am finally in a place where I am completely comfortable, confident and happy with my body- thanks to Rachelle! I highly recommend Rachelle in a group setting or one-on-one. She truly cares about each individual and their fitness goals, which is a hard thing to find in a fitness instructor.

Fit4U Personal Training
from 10 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Amanda B.
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I started going to Amanda's bootcamp class on Tuesday and Friday evenings about a year ago and couldn't be more happy with my results! The workouts are always different and the hour seems to fly by. I am not the type who can just get on a treadmill and run for an hour so this is definitely something I look forward to every week. There are people of all different skill levels and I would definitely recommend giving it a try if you want to tone up and get in shape!

  • 23 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Heidi S.
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I am so glad I started going to Peak Physique, as it has kept me accountable for over a year in going to my weekly bootcamps, that I haven't been able to do with just a gym membership. I have dropped a pant size, & continue to tone, more than when I have been in high school and college sports. She answers my questions and makes alternatives for my bad knee, and is a constant source of encouragement to keep pushing myself to improve!

Bock's Bootcamp
from 1 review
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Bruce R.
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Taylor is a great guy, very knowledgable. I would recommend him. Presents himself very nicely.

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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.

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.

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