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Top 10 Boot Camp Professionals near Houston, TX

5.0
from 21 reviews
5.0
(21)
GREAT VALUE
  • 1 year in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
"Marcaus was great! He worked out with both my husband and me and both of us felt we got a great workout. He also did not charge more because there were two of us. He was sensitive to what we needed and encouraged us to push ourselves to our limits. He was always on time and always had a smile on his face. ( why wouldn't he, we were the ones sweating!!!) Totally enjoyed him!"
$35
estimated cost
5.0
from 12 reviews
5.0
(12)
GREAT VALUE
  • 7 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
"I am a long-time fitness enthusiast and have worked with other trainers before working with Aja. She has been training me and my fiancé for the last 5 months. I would describe Aja as the most conscientious, thorough, EFFECTIVE body transformation coach I have ever known! Aja sets herself apart by not only creating effective workouts, but also providing excellent nutritional guidance and support, and even motivational tools like "before" and "after" photos, weigh-ins, and body fat analysis. In my opinion, she goes way above and beyond and has given us much more than we have paid for. In addition, she is 100% reliable and is just plain enjoyable to be around! She is an excellent, excellent fitness resource for anyone who wants to look and be healthy and fit, and we couldn't be happier with her!"
$30
estimated cost
Top Pro
4.9
from 38 reviews
4.9
(38)
  • 3 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
"Will is passionate about his craft and has a genuine interest in wanting his clients to met their goals. He takes the time to show and explain how to perform all excersises to make sure your form proper. If you are not comfortable with a certain movement, he will find a way to break it down and help you until you are comfortable with the movement. He is not a one size fits all instructor and tailors the workouts to your needs. I have been training with Will for several months and he has even helped me rehab my arm after I injured it during a Spartan Race. I have been very pleased with my progress."
$45
estimated cost
5.0
from 13 reviews
5.0
(13)
  • 6 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"Alan is a professional trainer who tailored training and workout program acording to my health goals. His training helped me to reduce my medications, build my body strength and enjoy my workouts. I always feel rejuvinated after my workout session with his program. He is very friendly,highly focussed maintains professionalism and work ethics, always motivates me to do better in every training session. He is my best personal trainer and will remain that way."
$40
estimated cost
Top Pro
5.0
from 20 reviews
5.0
(20)
  • 13 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
"This is my first time working with a personal trainer and my experience has been nothing but positive. José Alberto is 100% committed to get the results you are looking for. When you are training with him even little adjustments he does when lifting weights, from the way you position your shoulders or back to how your far apart your feet are make a great difference and the best part is that you see the results. I have been working with him for only one month and I have seen faster results with him by training smarter and targeting those areas that you want to improve."
$50
estimated cost
4.8
from 17 reviews
4.8
(17)
  • 3 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
"He did a great job with the training. His training was patient and made specifically for my needs. I appreciate the time and effort made to better my health and athletic ability. "
$50
estimated cost
5.0
from 15 reviews
5.0
(15)
  • 6 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
"Training with Mr. Banks has been awesome so far.... I have been training with for a little over 6 months now and have dropped over 50 pounds with the help of understand nutrition and planning/ or setting small goals to be accomplished and of course training. I think forward to completing my goal weight and maintaining it with the help of one of the best trainer in the Houston area... I highly suggest you check him out.!!!!"
$55
estimated cost
5.0
from 12 reviews
5.0
(12)
  • 15 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"Greg is my personal trainer at Houston Gym. At the request of my naturopathic and primary care physicians, I was instructed to begin a resistance training program to address a few health issues. I was skeptical of personal training, was unsure of my capacity to "stick-to-it" and achieve my aims. The owner of the gym suggested I work out with Greg. 2 months later, I am in better shape than in my 30s (I'm 54). Greg is conscientious, knowledgeable, skilled and is exemplary at tailoring my workout to fit my aims. He knows how to vary a work out (upper and lower) to address not only groups of muscles but refine the workout so as to address specific muscles that need toning. His attention to detail helped me calibrate and equalize what seemed to be an strength imbalance between my left and right sides (very odd). He is also quite patient, truly listens and varies the workout routine to keep it building my body without the boredom that can be possible in working out. Not only is Greg a great trainer, but he also is quite knowledgeable about the body's musculoskeletal system and the nature of injuries to the system. I recently had a shoulder injury (doing upward dog in yoga); and had to see an orthopedic specialist. Greg was very sensitive to the doctors instructions and modified my upper body workouts in such a manner that I can continue to build my upper body at the same time give my shoulder injury time to heal. Without question, the reason I'm still with Greg as my personal trainer is that he makes it a challenge, yet always within my range. Highly recommend Greg"
$50
estimated cost
Top Pro
5.0
from 43 reviews
5.0
(43)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 15 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
"Alex is very knowledgeable about training your body. He also tailors the workout to you and your body and is just great. He also is a motivator and very nice person. I would definitely recommend Alex for your training needs."
$60
estimated cost
4.8
from 34 reviews
4.8
(34)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 19 years in business
  • 138 hires on Thumbtack
"When it comes to reaching your full potential of physical fitness Coach Jackson will help you to reach and obtain your desired goals. He improved my 40yd dash from 4.72 to 4.41, with speed and strength drills that are second to none. Regardless of your sport or profession his knowledge is on point. Coach Jackson helped me to obtain all American status in college while also being in top shape playing in Europe. I would not put my physical conditioning in another coaches hands. Stacey Thomas  2006 Walter Camp DIV. 1-AA  All-American DB,  SWAC Defensive Player of the Year,  All-SWAC Defensive Player of the Year  Former NFL Buffalo Bills  European Football League"
$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 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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