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6. Cutting Edge Personal Training
Top Pro
from 22 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Smyrna, TN
"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."
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8. TIKI Fitness
from 2 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Smyrna, TN
"Hello my name is Tramaine Crook and I am the owner of TIKI Fitness and Wellness. I am a local Nashville TN trainer with over 10 years of experience in training all types of individuals from different walks of life. My specialties are weight loss, functional training ( Active Everyday Life Movement), and boxing training. I don't have a lot of reviews on here because we are fairly new to this site but if you check out the link below you can see some of our work and reviews: Over the years I developed such a high demand in the Nashville area that I began to hire other trainers and train them based off of the methods that gained success for me. I also saw there was a need for business, communities and churches that needed my expertise so I built a strong relationships with local professional yoga, Pilates, zumba instructors as well as nutritionist to join my team. As of 2018 TIKI Fitness and Wellness LLC is a mobile fitness and wellness company that specializes in providing Fitness Classes, Personal Training, Massage Therapy, Self Defense, and Community Building events for luxury apartment complexes, corporations, not for profit, and universities. Our fitness and wellness professionals can either come to you or you can come to one of our partner facilities. Our clients have the highest long-term success in the industry when it comes to fitness, wellness, and fun. We can guarantee you if you work with us you receive the same or better results. Our team is solely comprised of full-time fitness and wellness professionals that love what they do. They are passionate about helping their clients transform their bodies and their lives through proven wellness, weight loss, and exercise based programming. We love staying current on the most up-to-date research, which allows us to customize unique programs for our clients. It's amazing watching our clients transform right before our eyes!"
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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.

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.

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.
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