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Top 10 Fitness Personal Trainers near Columbia, SC

4.8
from 5 reviews
4.8
(5)
GREAT VALUE
  • 1 year in business
"Professional service. I recommend alpha fitness to every one"
$19
estimated cost
4.7
from 71 reviews
4.7
(71)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 8 years in business
  • 121 hires on Thumbtack
"I played semi-professional football for the palmetto hurricanes based out of Columbia sc, coach Mack was our personal trainer and out of the trainers I've had he has surpassed anyone I've ever worked with on his knowledge base and dedication to making you a more fit and healthy athlete.. I played football all through school, 5 years of semi pro, I went to the combine n had 3 different arena contract offers.. He helped me tremendously in getting me in the shape I needed to be in, I would recommend him to anyone wanting to excel on getting to the next level, he will def get you ready"
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5.0
from 21 reviews
5.0
(21)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 12 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
"My training with 7th Nation Fitness was/is a great experience. I have had other personal trainers before, but with 7th Nation Fitness I actually saw results and reached my goals. I would definitely recommend their services."
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5.0
from 6 reviews
5.0
(6)
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
"VJ has been working with me as my personal trainer for over a month now and I have been realizing very good results in my fitness level as well as weight loss. I had requested training on correct form and technique for boxing, and also to develop a functional training program geared toward weight loss and becoming more fit overall. I have really been enjoying working with him on my fitness goals. He suggested weight training and I am doing that as well on an independent basis after he reviewed safe form and technique for weights. He listened to my goals and is incorporating a training program tailored specifically for me from which I could perform a multitude of different workouts even after my training with him is completed. I would definitely recommend him to assist with any fitness needs you have."
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5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Trey is a professional that knows exactly how to plan your workout. I came to him with a goal 3 months ago and he has helped me to surpass those goals and get to the next level. He is an excellent motivator and provides training tailored to your specific needs. I highly recommend his services to anyone looking for excellent personal training . Trey provides results ! A+++++"
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5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Kelsey is a dedicated, hard working trainer. Each meeting is a great experience. She pushes me on a weekly basis, but is also very encouraging. She's an excellent trainer."
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5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"When I first decided that I wanted to make a change with my life to be healthier I thought do a little exercise and magically I'd be healthier. Well reality check it wasn't that simple. I struggled because I didn't have the tools or knowledge to accomplish my goal on my own. My friend suggested I give her trainer a try. I was very reluctant. I didn't want someone who was only going to tell me what I was doing wrong. When I met Shelby I was so surprised at her compassion. She was very professional but also very personal if that makes sense. She didn't just see me as a client. She saw me as a person. She taught me that it's not just about exercise but a life change as a whole. She put together a meal plan for me that was very do able. She taught me how to meal prep. She taught me how to look at food as my bodies fuel and not just instant gratification from sweets, junk food, soda's ect. I was so shocked at how much my those things weighed me down. At first it was hard because my body craved those things like an addiction, but Shelby was there pushing me to hang in there and not give in. She taught me exercises that was designed to help me with my trouble areas. She has been my rock along this journey. One of the best decisions I ever made was when I agreed to meet my friend's trainer. If you need someone that's professional, compassionate, knowledgeable, and real I suggest you give Ms. Shelby Salley a try. You won't be disappointed."
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5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 12 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"I got more than I bargained for with Simplify. My immediate need was back-office support and Simplify executed that with the utmost efficiency and effectiveness, saving me exponential time to focus on my clients and business development. What I didn't anticipate or necessarily seek out initially was Simplify's expertise and willingness to help to streamline and automate my client engagement processes. The operational background + the ability to think critically made Simplify more of a strategic partner. Since working with Simplify, I not only have the peace of mind of knowing that my administrative work is getting done right, but I'm also taking my customer experience to the next level. You can find admin anywhere but if you want to grow your entrepreneurship or small business, call Simplify."
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New on Thumbtack
  • 3 years in business
"We provide personal training weightlifting, cardio training and boxing lessons if you wish to learn. We have professional and amateur boxers and MMA fighters at our gym."
$25
estimated cost
New on Thumbtack
New on Thumbtack
  • 1 year in business
"Morph Fitness offers great training plans and the best part is that the workouts come to you. We offer customized workouts and meal plans."
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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 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.

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.

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.

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