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Top 10 Affordable Personal Trainers near West Chester, PA

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from 11 reviews
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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 13 reviews
5.0
(13)
  • 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 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
GREAT VALUE
  • 5 years in business
"Travis is hands down the best trainer I have ever had. His sessions are thorough, educational, perfectly tailored & most of all, productive. Hire him, he will change your life."

$48

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 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"Have been with Shane for 4 years. I love the flexibility of the workout to change because I'm sore from the previous workout. He maximizes your potential to see maximum results."

$65

estimated cost

5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 15 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"I have been in the fitness industry for more than 15 years and I am currently a NASM CPT,CE,FNS certified personal trainer. I believe that with the right guidance and knowledge together we could achieve any goal you may have."

$75

estimated cost

5.0
from 6 reviews
5.0
(6)
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"Cate was one of the trainers at a private gym I attend. Cate is extremely motivating and knows how far she can push each person she trains to reach their potential fitness level. She changes the workouts to challenge you each week and I always looked forward to her classes. If you had a certain goal in mind or wanted to work on certain fitness areas or nutritional issues she was always available to work with you and offer her expertise. Cate started her training career as I started my fitness challenge and I have watched her grow professionally. Cate has endless energy I miss working out with her. She will be an asset to any fitness team!"

$75

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 20 reviews
5.0
(20)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 4 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
"Very professional and knowledgeable about training."
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Top Pro
5.0
from 21 reviews
5.0
(21)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
"Kristen is awesome! Very thorough in the meals and workouts for the week and really helped to show the workouts in person which helped me build confidence to continue them on my own. Very responsive. Strongly recommend her!!"
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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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