Find a fitness personal trainer near Manayunk, PA

100+ near you

Find a fitness personal trainer near Manayunk, PA

100+ near you

Give us a few details so we can match you with the right professionals.

Zip code

Top 10 Fitness Personal Trainers near Manayunk, PA

5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"Cory is an amazing trainer. He’s very encouraging and supportive. He knows how to push you to your limits and makes you work hard. I truly felt like he was committed to my health and fitness journey and recommend him to all of my friends and family."
$40
estimated cost
4.6
from 16 reviews
4.6
(16)
GREAT VALUE
  • 11 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
"Let start by saying first you will not see any results unless you are serious about putting the work in. I was a stay at home dad for 2 years & I was not happy with the way I looked/felt. I hired Keith almost 1 year ago and could not be happier with the decision. I feel I am in the best shape since I was in high school. Keith is very personable and set realistic expectations/goals for me starting at a level that felt right for me and I have been building on that ever since. Keith is a great communicator & is always on time, if not early for a session more often than not. Keith's rates are great too!! If you are looking to get in better shape or just feel better Keith is a great trainer to help you get there!!"
$45
estimated cost
5.0
from 11 reviews
5.0
(11)
GREAT VALUE
  • 10 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
"I have been training with Andrew for almost a year and I can strongly recommend Andrew for training. I have been training with trainers for over 10 years and Andrew brings something different to the training. In addition to being very knowledgeable in conventional training, Andrew is also knowledgeable in unconventional training and brings this knowledge to help you meet your goals. He is also very knowledgeable about proper nutrition and the impact of proper diet on your results. With this broad background, Andrew will be able provide a holistic approach to meet your health and wellness needs. I, myself have increase my weekly training from 2 to 3 times per week (incorporating Muay Thai training) and nutritional discussions with Andrew. So, whatever your goals are, Andrew will be able to help you develop a program that will help you successfully meet your goals!"
$50
estimated cost
5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 1 year in business
"I’ve had many people throughout my life’s in various sports with the title “coach” but I could honestly say that I guess I never understood what a coach was until I worked with Ilya. You aren’t just another monthly payment and you don’t even be handed cookie cutter BS. He does and will go above and beyond your expections of a coach and will always do his abolsute best to ensure you’re getting the best advise and coaching for YOU. I can’t thank him enough. Pictures: a few months before working with Ilya—> 1 year year later under his coaching."
$80
estimated cost
5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 29 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Zumba with Lisa and Katherine is the most fun workout. Great workout!"
$70
estimated cost
4.9
from 12 reviews
4.9
(12)
  • 13 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
"Great ,courteous , professional ,helpful, service with a smile...Good Luck All the best for 2015 ....and for ever... "
$75
estimated cost
5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 18 years in business
"Lamar is a special kind of trainer. I say that because whatever your goal is, he goes out of his way to find the solutions that work best for you. He could easily just give you a cookie cutter program and absent himself from your goals; but whether it is using technology or putting his own body to work with yours, he exhaust himself finding the best solution for you. He will meet you at your level and then help you improve and become better at what it is that you do. In my case I have been an amateur martial arts athlete most of my life and in my late 40's I have decided that competing in the open Ultra Heavy Weight Class in Brasilian Jiujitsu would be a blast. But I needed to improve my conditioning. I called on Lamar. Not only did he design a program for me and my specific needs as an older athlete. He also suited up in a Gi/Kimono and drilled with me until neither of us could barely move. The result was both a bronze and later a silver metal in my first two competitions. I could not a have achieved my goals without his help. That is what I want in a trainer . A trainer who cares about what it is I want to do rather than making me into something I'm not. I find that to be the difference between a novice and a master level trainer, of which is the latter, Lamar McKay is a Master LevelTrainer. Jose A. Esquea"
$125
estimated cost
5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 3 years in business
"I’ve been working with Mike for over a year and half. I had wonderful results until I fell off with life’s curveballs. Mike’s energy and motivation gave me energy to push through on days I did not want. Mike is a very professional trainer at all times, his punctuality is outstanding, for example: you have a 9:30am session with him, Mike is there at 9am waiting for you. Most trainer are accessible all times of the day, unlike Mike you can hit him up pretty much anytime and he will reply back. Mike is the BEST!!"
$320
estimated cost
Top Pro
4.9
from 30 reviews
4.9
(30)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
"I have worked with Andre for about a month now. In the short period of time I've worked with him, I'm already seeing amazing results. Andre is professional, personable, and a pleasure to work with. He knows when to encourage and when to push, though never too much. I've benefited greatly from his extensive knowledge in exercise and nutrition. Having worked with other personal trainers, I can say that Andre is one of the best. Whatever your goal, he'll lead you every step of the way. Highest recommendation."
contact for price
Top Pro
4.9
from 54 reviews
4.9
(54)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 23 years in business
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
"Marie is an outstanding trainer and fitness coach . She has been in the fitness industry for many years , I would recommend her to help get someone into great shape , wether it be a beginner or a trained athlete and all in between ,"
contact for price

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

Why hire professionals on Thumbtack?
Free to use

You never pay to use Thumbtack: Get cost estimates, contact pros, and even book the job—all for no cost.

Compare prices side-by-side

You’ll know how much your project costs even before booking a pro.

Hire with confidence

With access to 1M+ customer reviews and the pros’ work history, you’ll have all the info you need to make a hire.