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Top 10 Body Building Trainers near Strongsville, OH

5.0
from 8 reviews
5.0
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GREAT VALUE
  • 10 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
"Marcy helped me lose 30 lbs of unnecessary fat.... and gain 12 lbs of muscle. I have had a few personal trainers before and none have even come close to being such a great influence and change in my life!"
$30
estimated cost
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4.9
from 72 reviews
4.9
(72)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 13 years in business
  • 206 hires on Thumbtack
"I have truly reaped the benefits of Brian's hard work and dedication he puts forth by helping me meet my own personal goals of losing 20# and 12% body fat....And still counting! With Brian's experience and compassion for his job, he is able to provide a well rounded and individualized workout to fit anyone's needs. "
$55
estimated cost
5.0
from 12 reviews
5.0
(12)
GREAT VALUE
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"Working with Tricia is awesome! She makes it a fun and energy filled experience while kicking butt. She listens to my concerns and how my body is feeling, and immediately applies it to training. Everything I could ask for in a Trainer."
$40
estimated cost
5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
"This was my first session. So far its been great. He knows what he's doing."
$36
estimated cost
4.9
from 35 reviews
4.9
(35)
  • 13 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
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"Joe and the team at Prescription Fitness have been great to work with over the past six years. I have worked with over a dozen different trainers over that time and they each are great trainers who have their own way of getting the best out of me. Without the help of Prescription Fitness I wouldn't be able to keep up with my kids!"
$55
estimated cost
4.6
from 14 reviews
4.6
(14)
  • 6 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
"The most qualified, dedicated, pleasant trainer I have ever used. Jim's positive attitude helped me get started even at 6 am. I highly recommend Jim and wish he were still here in NYC. In all of my years working with a trainer HE IS NUMBER 1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
$55
estimated cost
4.3
from 6 reviews
4.3
(6)
  • 12 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
"I’ve been training with Michelle for years and I believe she is one of the most experienced & committed trainers around. Initially I started training once a week as part of a group session and really enjoyed the variety & challenge she put into the sessions. As my fitness improved, I made the decision to move to individual one-on-ones. One month later, I was lifting more weight then I ever imagined. Michelle is focused on helping me achieve my goals and makes every session challenging & fun. She has a magnetic personality and just plain fun to be around. I actually look forward to my workouts! My fitness has increased tremendously and not only do I see it, my friends do as well - I get complements! Best of all, I finally look good in my clothes. Highly motivating. Highly recommended."
$55
estimated cost
4.9
from 10 reviews
4.9
(10)
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"New to weight training, Rainier showed care to ensure my technique and form were performed in a healthy and safe manner."
$60
estimated cost
5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
"Brandon is a great trainer. He’s a motivational and gives you the extra push you need when working out"
$25
estimated cost
Top Pro
5.0
from 40 reviews
5.0
(40)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 9 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
"A forty-eight year old man who first came to John Drumm about six months ago. Due to a serious but unrelated medical condition, my workout program has come to a hault. But when the doc gives me the green light, I will definitely return working with John. John Drumm gets a five star rating from me for several reasons. His calm demeanor helped me to relax and feel comfortable starting to workout after a lapse of two decades. I had been very athletic and no stranger to bench presses and dumbbells through my first thirty years of life. His way of communicating helped me to accept necessary truths without getting discouraged. Fact is I had been sedentary for years and certain joints were pretty worn out. Even though I'm a typical ex-wieghtlifter who wanted to jump back into it, he helped me to see that I couldn't just pick up where I left off. He never tried discrediting my experience in fact he is a great listener. It's that I was able to build upon prior knowledge easily. This brings me to the main point; John Drumm is a gifted teacher and without being that, his vast knowledge of the human body and the workout equipment would not have become part of me. Despite being unfit and older I remained justifiably optimistic that I could get the results that I wanted. (And I have!) I just needed a guide in the background. And with him, I started to get the results that I wanted going about it the right way! He was also able to explain why certain more modern machines had advantages on getting the results more efficiently and safely. All the while respecting my inclinations toward free weights and recognizing how useful they can be, and using them! . Again it was my program not his and unlike many trainers he made sure he didn't get in the way."
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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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