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Top 10 In-Home Personal Trainers near Smyrna, TN

4.8
from 33 reviews
4.8
(33)
GREAT VALUE
  • 8 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
"I've been using James with Nexus Fitness for a little over 2 months now. I am already seeing great results! One of the things I enjoy most about working with James is that he caters the work out to my needs and abilities. He pushes me, but does not kill me. He gives me work outs to do throughout the week so that I am progressing even outside of our personal training sessions. He is also very knowledgeable and is constantly explaining how each exercise affects the body."
$25
estimated cost
4.9
from 18 reviews
4.9
(18)
GREAT VALUE
  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
"I really enjoyed working with the DM fitness team! As Personal Trainers, they met all my expectations and valued their work. They helped me reach my goals of weight loss and muscle gain! Great experience!"
$35
estimated cost
5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"Perfect trainer! Focuses first and foremost on proper form and assesses any muscle imbalances and weaknesses that need worked on. Every workout session is better than the last. The workout goes by so fast and is so enjoyable I didn’t think I’d actually enjoy going to the gym but I’ve started to! Highly highly recommend!!!"
$37
estimated cost
4.8
from 16 reviews
4.8
(16)
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
"When I first was started my search for a personal trainer I was immediately drawn to body by hunter. Just from searching through countless profiles and reading other trainers I could tell immediately that body by hunter was the choice for me. With Hunters long impressive resumé, it was most certain the best “bang for my buck.” In first contacting Body by Hunter, he responded promptly and directed me to fill out the fitness profile on BodybyHunter.com after completing the fitness profile of my self, he immediately got back to me about my current level of fitness. One of my main goals was to lose a lot of body fat that I had gained in my first year of college and after taking a year off lifting, also on of my biggest health concerns was that I was smoking a 1 pack to 1 1/2 packs of cigarettes a day, along with my unhealthy eating choices of fast food, junk food, etc... Now that I have been training with hunter for only a month I am no longer smoking, nor having craving after my intense, but very rewarding workouts, along with the supplement he recommended I have fixed my poor dietary choices. I was at 200-205 pounds when starting with Hunter, now after a month I have dropped to 185 while losing fat and gaining muscle. With Hunters positivity, he gets me looking forward to my workouts instead of dreading the gym. Also he is so flexible with my crazy schedule he always caters to my scheduling needs. Hunter comes nothing but highly recommended from me!"
$39
estimated cost
5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 3 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
Top Pro
5.0
from 24 reviews
5.0
(24)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 1 year in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
"Ethan Painter was my trainer for over a year. I approached him about using weight training to address bone loss in my hips. The program that he designed was so effective, that within 1 year the bone loss stopped as determined by a bone density test. He was always pleasant and encouraging. My goals for each session were challenging, but attainable. I never thought that I would enjoy weight training, however, I looked forward to my time and my overall strength and fitness increased substantially. Ethan designs each client's program very individually, tailoring their workouts to their specific needs and goals. Anyone with the motivation and discipline to seek out personal training will certainly reach their health, weight, or fitness goals if they follow the workout plan Ethan designs for them."
$65
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 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
Top Pro
5.0
from 21 reviews
5.0
(21)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 21 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
"I have been working with Jim for almost a year. It sounds cliche to say he has changed my life, but I don't have a better way to summarize it. Although the certificates say "personal trainer," Jim is a true coach whose professional knowledge coupled with his personal approach to holistic wellness (mind, body and spirit) have given me a body and an outlook that I never dreamed possible. I am 45 years old and was a size 10 when I started with Cutting Edge. I wasn't really looking for a transformation, just a good workout. I was hiring a trainer because I wanted to work out with intensity and consistently. When I started to lose weight (and I had plenty to lose), I told Jim I didn't want to be skinny; I want to be solid. At less than 5 feet tall, I need to feel like I can stand my ground. It took me a long time to trust him and trust that I could lose weight and still feel safe. But he earned my trust. Now, I am a size 0 and totally unafraid. I am strong AND I wear a bikini (a combination I never thought possible!) The results have been way behind anything I could have imagined for myself, not just physically, but emotionally too. I can't wait to see what is next! Jim has the exercise and nutrition thing down to a very exact science. He is boundlessly knowledgable and keeps abreast of the latest research. But there's more to it. His "all in" approach inspires me to dig deep, to reflect, to set goals, to keep track, to figure out why, to understand myself and my behavior in order to make change and build real, lasting strength...the kind that comes from deep inside. Although he has many clients, you always feel like you are the only one. He has on many, many occasions written me personalized workouts that I can do at work, at hotels, on vacation. He is incredibly available via email, too. Whether I am confused or just having a moment of weakness, Jim responds thoroughly and thoughtfully with unconditional support. He is an endless fountain of positive energy and useful information and I have yet to ask him a question he can't answer. The fact that Jim is without question an expert in his field matters beyond his ability to answer my questions though. I trust him to keep me safe in the gym. Lifting weights without a professional who chooses the right weight, watches carefully, and stays protectively close is dangerous. Thanks to Jim's knowledge, experience and diligence, I lift heavy weights to the point of fatigue and have remained injury free despite my age and my size. He really is right there with every rep. But finding the right trainer goes beyond making sure they are highly qualified. The relationship is equally important. I succeed in large part because I want to make Jim proud. I wonder what he would think about what I am about to eat (or drink) before I put it in my mouth. If he expects me to run before our next session, or writes "homework" workouts for me for the weekend, I can't wait to do them. If he hands me a weight I don't think I can handle, I suddenly want to be able to lift it so badly. If I think I'm done and he says he needs more from me, I find more. He pushes me with such intensity that I've come to realize that I had (and still have) no idea what I am capable of...but he does and he won't let me settle for anything less. And yet, as tough as he is on the gym floor, I have met few people in my life who have a heart half as big as Jim's. He is kind, and true, and gentle, and caring. And knowing him has enriched my life beyond measure. I feel very lucky to have Jim in my corner. "
$75
estimated cost
5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
  • 5 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"I've known this guy for quite sometime, and he's always had the urge to win, not only within himself but he wanted to genuinely see others excel too! I started off just going to basic one day a week Women.On.Weights classes they are fun, challenging, and there's not a heavy pressure that comes with it, we simply do our best with the time we have. Here it is months later and I've enrolled in another class that's more intense, I've noticed so many changes within my mind and body I urge to eat healthier and treat my body better. I couldn't have discovered the importance of clean eating and a balanced work out without him! "
$45
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 is kickboxing?

Kickboxing is a type of martial art whose basic moves are widely practiced in personal and group fitness regimens. In combat kickboxing, two competitors fight using four points of contact — both hands and both feet — unlike traditional boxing, where competitors are allowed to use their hands. In competitive kickboxing, opponents must remain standing, and no fighting can occur on the mat or ground. Kickboxing has its roots in Muay Thai and other ancient martial arts. Some elemental moves from kickboxing include roundhouse kicks, back kicks, hooks, uppercuts and more.

Modern group fitness kickboxing is practiced in gyms and workout studios across the country. It draws its moves from combat kickboxing, but instead of fighting with an opponent, participants perform jabs, crosses, punches and kicks in instructor-led, choreographed routines set to music. Personal trainers also incorporate kickboxing moves into workout routines, spending time punching and kicking the bag. These strength-building moves, mixed with high-intensity intervals, boost heart rate and increase strength.

Is kickboxing good exercise?

Kickboxing is great exercise. It works your whole body and really gets your heart pounding. Kickboxing combines upper- and lower-body movements like roundhouse kicks and uppercut punches that boost calorie burning. The type of kickboxing you do will determine how much exercise you get. Kickboxing training that takes place in a martial arts studio will involve kicking and punching a sandbag or sparring with a competitor, both of which will sharply increase the amount of exercise you’ll experience in a kickboxing session. Comparatively, a study by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) found that women doing group fitness cardio kickboxing burned between 6.45 and 8.3 calories per minute, or approximately 350-450 calories burned during an hour-long class. This is roughly what you can expect to burn with jogging or similar exercise, but ACE says that cardio kickboxing offers the added benefits of increased strength and flexibility, sharper reflexes, and improved coordination. Whether you’re training to fight competitively, learning kickboxing as a form of self-defense, or taking cardio kickboxing at your local gym, you’ll get a full-body workout with positive health benefits.

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.

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