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Top 10 Fitness Trainers near La Vergne, TN

4.8
from 32 reviews
4.8
(32)
GREAT VALUE
  • 8 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
"I struggled for years to make myself work out. I had no idea what I was doing and needed accountability. I started using Catalyst Fitness Personal Training Services over three years ago and never looked back. James is an amazing trainer. After three years he still pushes me, still challenges me and holds me accountable.... And keeps me looking lean and fit. Truly life changing! Thank you James and Ali! You have taken a girl that dreaded the gym to a someone who can't stand to miss a session. You guys are truly amazing."

$25

estimated cost

4.9
from 18 reviews
4.9
(18)
GREAT VALUE
  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
"When I was in college, I had trainer level knowledge of fitness, but after getting on the grind, i became a career fatty. I knew how to get exercise, eat, and make right choices, but something was always missing and any attempts i made would fizzle out within a month or two if I was lucky. I started to wonder if it was just the hassle of creating and maintaining the plans, or if it was an accountability component, so i searched for a trainer. I was pretty much trying to just find something that works. I expected a trainer to meet with me once or twice a week, throw quotes and cliches at me, and just tell me what i already knew i needed to do. This was my expectations. The reality was much different. First the staff at DM are FIT. They workout hard, and live the gospel that they preach, so i knew they would know how to get me results. Is that why I recommend DM Fitness? No. The main reason is for all the things i never accounted for. They seem to genuinely care about my results. They text and check in on me but do so without making it feel like I am being policed. They encourage me to ask questions, learn why they want me to eat a certain way, and at times, seem genuinely more excited about my results than even I am. I don't know Dejan and his wife well outside of the trainer client relationship, but i feel like we are friends at this point. I look forward to each workout with the Team, and never at once feel out of place, even in a gym full of try hards. Now, 20+ lbs down, 4% body fat and i am starting to see the world as a fit person, though i still have weight to shed, and its done nothing short of transform my life. I highly recommend DM Fitness"

$35

estimated cost

5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"My workouts with Kassidy have been great so far and I will definitely keep training with her! She is very knowledgeable and motivating. After just a few sessions I have already seen my body start to change a little which is great! I would definitely recommend her to anyone trying to work on their fitness and get better at their lifts."

$34

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 24 reviews
5.0
(24)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 1 year in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
"I have been working with Ethan for a little over a year and a half. I came to him initially just wanting to get in better shape, and expected him to give me workouts to complete and that would be about the extent of our trainer-client relationship. Ethan really surprised me by not only listening to what goals I had, but creating custom workouts on a weekly basis to help me target the areas I wanted to work on and truly pushing me past what I even dreamed I was capable of. He is not the stereotypical trainer that uses fear tactics or follows fads to train his clients - he is educated in his profession and specialty, and uses his evidence-based knowledge to help people achieve their goals the right way. He taught me about each exercise, why he was incorporating them into my training regimen, and how they would help me reach my fitness goals. He has taken extra time to help me understand nutrition better and the importance of incorporating the proper amount of macros into my diet to elevate my athletic performance and improve my physique. I have been able to decrease my body fat from 18% to 15%, increase my push-ups from 25 in a row to 49, squat 190 lb and bench my body weight at 125lb. I can tell Ethan truly cares about helping his clients succeed in whatever goals they set out to reach, and invests his time into making sure they have the tools needed to do so. THANK YOU, Ethan!"

$59

estimated cost

4.8
from 16 reviews
4.8
(16)
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
"A+++. Hunter has changed my life. He's teaching me to strengthen and sculpt my body using the most advanced training methods. Fitness is a science, and Hunter has lived it for over 40 years. He has helped me correct bad habits, fix problematic body issues, and is giving an education in fitness I did not expect. Lastly, he makes it possible to do two hours of work in less than an hour. Seeing results in two weeks was simply incredible. If you want a strong, healthy, great-looking body, Hunter is without a doubt the very best at training. Again, A+++!"

$39

estimated cost

5.0
from 10 reviews
5.0
(10)
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"I’ve been working out with Heydi for about a year now. I couldn’t be more pleased! Heydi is all you could ever ask for in a personal trainer. She is professional, knowledgeable, motivational and FUN! Not only does she have great knowledge of fitness, but also in nutrition. She listens to you and what your goals are and pushes you to make them. She CARES. She answers any questions you may have and if she doesn’t know the answer, she will find it and follow up with you. You get the maximum benefit of your time with her because she is constantly changing the routine to make sure you get the maximum benefit of your workout. I haven’t been bored once! I always look forward to my sessions with her. Her workouts are TOUGH, but Heydi has a knack for sensing when you’re struggling and manages to get you to push through with a smile on your face. Heydi is constantly broadening her knowledge in her craft through personal study and attending workshops. On top of all this, Heydi is a GOOD person! She meets the challenge of balancing work and family beautifully."

$45

estimated cost

5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"Ashley is an amazing personal trainer. We’ve just begun working out together, so I’ll update my review in a few months but I’ve been so pleased with my initial sessions that I had to submit my initial reaction. Ashley tailors my workout to work around my back issues however she still challenges me to push beyond my comfort zone. She’s very encouraging during our workouts, while ensuring that I maintain good form and providing me with nutrition insight to maximize my efforts. I can’t wait to provide an update, as I progress on my fitness journey."

$50

estimated cost

5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Very positive trainer who has a wide variety of knowledge on nutrition, dieting, and workout plans."

$40

estimated cost

5.0
from 11 reviews
5.0
(11)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 2 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
"Knox is an awesome trainer with knowledge not only in fitness but nutrition as well. I contacted Knox prior to my move to Nashville, he took the time to check on me during the move, conducted a orientation identifying my fitness level as well as walk me through a great nutritional plan.I look forward to working out with him daily, he is one of the best trainers I've ever had. Working out with Knox I see the results and the reality that this weight will finally come off after years of struggle. Thanks Knox....Kudos to you and the great program you have developed!"

$49

estimated cost

5.0
from 10 reviews
5.0
(10)
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Will Taylor is the best personal trainer and group fitness instructor I have ever had the pleasure of working with. He is knowledgeable, encouraging and motivating and his high energy is contagious! He works hard and pushes you to work hard to achieve the results you are working for. His workouts are intense and challenging but he always has a smile on his face and every second is fun, enjoyable and so worth it!!! "

$50

estimated cost

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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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