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Top 10 Boot Camp Instructors near Reading, PA

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 13 reviews
5.0
(13)
GREAT VALUE
  • 11 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"Peter at Keep Moving Fitness is awesome! He keeps things fun, while at the same time pushing me to new levels with my training. His home gym has a great variety to cover my needs and a few options I haven't had elsewhere like the climbing rope and gymnastics rings. I am closer to my goals everyday and Peter's guidance and motivation to get me there are invaluable!"

$60

estimated cost

4.8
from 18 reviews
4.8
(18)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 17 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
"I started with Passion for Fitness about 6 weeks ago and it has been a life changing experience. I was looking to lose 8 pounds and tone my body. In only 6 weeks I've lost 5 pounds and have change my lifestyle. I'm eating healthier and consistently and totally enjoy it. I'm working out 3 times a week at PFF and look forward to every session. All of the trainers are top notch. No matter which trainer I work with, they are prepared for my workout and push me to work as hard as I can. I've tried other gyms and trainers and none compare to this group. When I started, my goal was to be in a bikini before I go to Vegas in August. It's only mid July and I'm sporting a two piece today. I highly recommend PFF to anyone looking to get healthier, lose weight, get lean and live a healthier lifestyle. Two thumbs up for Joe and his team!!"
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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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5.0
from 33 reviews
5.0
(33)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 4 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
"I can't recommend Erik enough! He makes personalized training sessions that won't upset my bad back, neck, knees, wrists and ankles. He brings all the equipment to my house and I work out in the comfort of my own home. He's personable and genuinely cares about my progress. I'm down 2 sizes and the compliments have been non-stop. This is the best decision I've made in a long time!"
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4.9
from 7 reviews
4.9
(7)
  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"Not only is Michelle an amazing photographer (which is apparent through her photos), but she gave me courage and made me feel comfortable with her kind words and good energy. I have always been camera shy, and never (ever) thought of myself as "photogenic." But after seeing the final photos, I am in awe! Michelle will forever be my go to girl for future shoots & events. It's amazing what a session with this talented woman can do for your confidence. It was almost like therapy, but with everlasting photos to show for it. Michelle, thank you so much for making me feel beautiful in my own skin! I will never forget those amazing moments that you caught on your camera. I've been thinking of excuses for another shoot ever since you left!!! Thank you thank you thank you!"
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5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 4 years in business
"Rasheen is an amazing trainer! I have been with him for a lil over a year and I love training with him. He pushes and motivates you to keep going and never give up! Yes, it’s hard work but so worth it when you start to see the difference in your body and strength. If you are looking for someone to encourage you and not let you give up throughout your journey than Rasheen is the guy for you! Hire him you won’t regret it! In Dtime Training everybody wins!"
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5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"The pathway that Shane and Body Forge has been challenging and rewarding. My rewards have been strength and ability, fat lossed, muscle gained. The most rewarding part of it all is the looks I get from my significant other and the smaller sizes I reach for on the clothes racks at the store."
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5.0
from 6 reviews
5.0
(6)
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
"Honestly Katie has helped me transform my life. She provides true insight into how to change your mentality about training. She is resourceful, energetic, caring and will help you achieve the goals you have set. I implore you to give her the chance to help change your life, she has undeniably changed mine!"
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5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 1 year in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
"Loved working out with Amanda. Will work out with her again and would recommend her to others seeking help with fitness training."
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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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