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4.4
from 7 reviews
4.4
(7)
  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"Love the workouts here and the Trainers! Friendly, attentive, and very knowledgeable!"

$30

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5.0
from 11 reviews
5.0
(11)
GREAT VALUE
  • 10 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
"Andrew Otter is a truly excellent trainer. He is the perfect combination of tough and motivating… And just as important he makes working out fun. Whether you’re getting back into exercise, tired of the same old routine, or looking to take your fitness to the next level, Andrew has a program for you. I have personally benefited from kickboxing lessons that not only improved my core strength, balance, and hand eye coordination, but have also given me a new hobby that I will enjoy for years to come. Thanks Andrew! "

$50

estimated cost

5.0
from 13 reviews
5.0
(13)
GREAT VALUE
  • 11 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"I began Keep Moving Fitness with a major spinal injury sustained in the military. This injury had been limiting me substantially from staying actively fit for nearly two years after the incident; The techniques & workouts Peter Gesswein had introduced to me, along with being my personal trainer along the way has miraclulsly healed the pain and has Increased my strength, mobility, and stamina more than any physical therapist or personal trainer I've ever worked with. The professionalism, knowledge,experience, and guaranteed growth in fitness and personal health has guaranteed Keep Moving Fitness and Mr. Gesswein as the only business I'll ever work with in the fitness industry. "

$60

estimated cost

5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 1 year in business
"Leslie is the best trainer I've ever had. She has a true passion for fitness and helping people accomplish their health and fitness goals. She created a fitness plan for me which is challenging and focuses on form. I highly recommend EmpowHER Personal Training."

$65

estimated cost

5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 29 years in business
"Zumba with Lisa and Katherine is the most fun workout. Great workout!"

$70

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 21 reviews
5.0
(21)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
"Her response time is awesome. Although I have just received my fitness plan and my suggested meal plan. I am excited to see what my results will be!"
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Top Pro
4.9
from 29 reviews
4.9
(29)
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
"When I met Andre he took time to listen to my goals and workout style. We started out gradual and overtime we increased the intensity of the workouts and met 2 to 3x a week. My strength improved tremendously as well as agility. I feel terrific, dropped weight and most of all saw results. He is passionate about fitness and nutrition which made it very easy. He is there every step of the way on your journey. Do yourself a favor and contact Andre, it will be the best decision you ever made for yourself."
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5.0
from 15 reviews
5.0
(15)
  • 23 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
"I found Lisa through her website after quite a bit of searching. I knew what I wanted to accomplish; I just didn't know how to get it done. Nutritional advice, personal training, and motivation is what I was searching for and exactly what I found in Lisa! She is encouraging, upbeat, and always focused on my development. The workouts are fun, varied and always challenging. As I have made lifestyle changes toward being healthier - I feel that I have a true partner in Lisa. She has worked with me on so many different muscle groups and overall cardio fitness my health, body and spirit are all stronger. Each time we go through something new she demonstrates just what a strong and effective teacher she is both my modeling the exercise and patiently giving feedback until my form improves. She is such a strong teacher that many of the exercises she has taught me I now can do at home. Lisa has a variety of videos that she has available for those in-between work outs along with those times I can't make my twice weekly workouts. Simply put - a joy to work with and a complete health coach. I feel nothing less than grateful to have found her."
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4.8
from 18 reviews
4.8
(18)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 17 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
"Joe and his team at Passion for Fitness have been assisting us with providing our corporate client with on-site fitness classes. The results have been outstanding! Our primary goal was to re-energize the program and Joe's individual approach and attention to detail have earned him exceptional participant reviews. We plan to work with Joe to continue the current program and perhaps develop a curriculum to entice those employees that have historically avoided exercise courses."
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4.9
from 19 reviews
4.9
(19)
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
"I have trained with Leann for six years, in personal training sessions and as a participant in her group fitness classes. I could not recommend her more highly. She is a professional who is truly dedicated to her work and to her clients. Her training sessions are varied and designed to meet my particular needs and limitations. Every session provides a challenging workout that is well worth the effort!"
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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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