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Top 10 Bodybuilding Trainers near Bethel Park, PA

Top Pro
4.9
from 25 reviews
4.9
(25)
GREAT VALUE
  • 1 year in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
"Terry was honestly one of the best trainers I have ever had! He knew how to push me passed my limits but never too far where I was uncomfortable. It was fun and I always looked forward to our next session! Always kept me motivated! Seriously the best trainer I've had! Would recommend him and everyone including family and friends!"
$40
estimated cost
5.0
from 14 reviews
5.0
(14)
GREAT VALUE
  • 1 year in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
"Chris is an excellent trainer. Very motivating and supportive."
$45
estimated cost
Top Pro
5.0
from 18 reviews
5.0
(18)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 5 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
"Randy is a very knowledgeable and professional trainer. He is very thorough in his evaluation of what is going to work best for you. We chose Randy to work with our 13 year old son who plays lacrosse and basketball. After one meeting, we know it was the right choice. Looking forward to seeing the results. Highly recommend Randy for a personal trainer."
$60
estimated cost
5.0
from 10 reviews
5.0
(10)
  • 1 year in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
"Searching for a trainer was hard for me, I wanted someone who is educated and could answer any questions that came up. After finding him on the Tumbtack app, I noticed he had multiple degrees and he was also a chef! So I hired him and after the first day I could tell he was truly something special. His knowledge and his workouts are something I look forward to each week. I would have Nick live in my guesthouse if I could! That’s how good he is. He is always coming up with different workouts and is always supplying me with healthy recipes to cook right after our workouts! He is fantastic and I couldn’t recommend him more!"
$55
estimated cost
5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"I had trained for 6 years with numerous trainers before I started training with Dan. I could not do even 1 pull up. After a few months working with Dan, I was able to do 7 pull ups! He knows how to get your body where you want it to be. You Will gain strength and have a better body. I am a male in my late 50's and he was able to give me the stronger body I had hoped for. If he can do that for me, imagine what he can do for you? I have also seen the great results he has had with young athletes. If you are looking to have a better, stronger body, I highly recommend working with Dan!"
$40
estimated cost
5.0
from 8 reviews
5.0
(8)
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"I have been fighting my weight my entire life. After a summer of working out with Yaakov, I have lost 25lbs and kept it off! I retained all of my strength and can still lift just as heavy as before. Aside from being a good trainer, Yaakov is a surprisingly good listener and has a really cute dog. 10/10"
$65
estimated cost
5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 3 years in business
"I am 55 and have been working with personal fitness trainers for over 30 years. I work out hard and regularly, but I am a hard-gainer and lacking in innate athletic ability. I started with Mike Guffey at the age of 48, and he completely transformed my whole concept of physical fitness. I wasted many years doing meaningless bodybuilding exercises that did nothing to improve my health or athleticism. I wanted to get involved with Crossfit, but I felt that I would not get the personalized attention in a group class that I required, due to my age and my complete lack of experience with high intensity training. Mike adapted Crossfit principles to my specific needs, but as time went on, my workouts expanded to locomotion exercises, gymnastics, boxing, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, marine-style obstacle courses -- even paddle boating to improve my balance! I have always been an extremely slow runner, so we worked intensively on my running form. When you train with Mike, you simply have no idea what he's going to throw at you next, and that makes for the greatest, most exciting and most rewarding workouts. His enthusiasm is totally contagious, he understands your specific needs and he brings out the very best in you. Mike had more confidence in me than I had in myself, and I cannot believe the level of fitness I've attained at this stage in my life."
$60
estimated cost
4.0
from 2 reviews
4.0
(2)
  • 10 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"Lisa is a fantastic trainer and can adapt to anyone’s limitations. I feel confident for the first time that I will be packing on muscle and losing fat, thanks to her! Extremely knowledgeable about diet and fitness; she’s all you can ask for out of a personal trainer."
$50
estimated cost
5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"Dorian is by far the best personal trainer I've worked out with through the years. He's very professional, knowledgeable and incredibly likeable. He takes the time to understand your specific training goals and tailors the work-outs to best meet those goals. He gives recommendations on how to improve your form and constantly gives positive feedback on your performance. He works with you to set new goals and challenges along the way. What I enjoy most is each work-out is different so I'm always learning new exercises and stretches. I would highly recommend Dorian and The Morning Fit Club. I always enjoy my work-outs and leave feeling a tremendous sense of accomplishment. And, I look forward to the next work-out too!"
$90
estimated cost
Top Pro
4.9
from 17 reviews
4.9
(17)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 7 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
"Ty is an excellent personal trainer!! "
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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 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.

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.

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