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Fitregimen
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel D.
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Growing up I was always athletic and in shape. Never in a million years would I have EVER thought I would have gained the weight I did and along with the weight came the depression and self loathing. I had 2 kids and it just seemed that the weight just kept adding up and I fell deeper into a hole. I tried going to the gym and "dieting" a few times only to end the in failure and more self loathing and gaining the little weight I lost back plus some. Finally one day it just hit me like a ton of bricks. I couldn't run up the stairs with my then 5 year old and 1 year old. I have been overweight and unhappy now for 8 years and if I was to start loving my body and feeling like my old self again the change needed to start in my mind. I decided to seek help with Reggie. BEST DECISION OF MY LIFE! I still tear up with gratitude and endless appreciation for what he has helped me accomplish. He didn't give me some cookie cutter work out plan like most trainers give all their clients. No. Reggie individualized my workout plan and worked with MY goals and body type. He NEVER gave up on me and constantly checked in to make sure I was keepin up with my diet and was so dedicated in all my workouts. He always give 110%. He was hard on me but praised me and motivated me when I accomplished any "small" goal. He literally was with me EVERY step of my 70 lb weight loss. I never had ANY saggy skin either because of how he trained me and the nutrition that I was consuming. Weight literally FELL off of me. I plateaued twice but he worked through it with me and kept motivating me and changing up my routine. I have ADD and get bored fast. Each and every one his workouts with me were different and exciting. I can never thank you ENOUGH for what you have done for me. You are ABSOLUTELY THE BEST TRAINER IVE EVER MET. He changed my life.

Swift Performance Training
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy H.
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I started my weight loss journey with Jim in 2013. Turning 50 the same year and hardly exercising at all in the past, i didn't have my hopes too high. He showed me the proper form so i wouldn't hurt myself while paying close attention to my progress. He brought out in me, a person i had not seen in many years and i am very thankful for him. He helped me go from a size 12 to a 6/8 and my self esteem increased as well. Health wise, i was able to get off my acid refux meds and Triglyceride medicine. After taking a short break from his services, I came back to him again for additional sessions. He is very flexible, fitting into my timeframe as needed. Plus his rate is very affordable. He has impressed me so much with his knowledge in this field and his focus on his customers wellbeing. I have referred many friends to him and would recommend him to anyone who has a desire to better themselves. Forever greatful!! Kathy Howie

Jordan B.
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Josh is a goal-oriented, determined, and motivated individual who thrives off his clients growth and success. Josh brings many unique skills to the table. His accumulated talents show with his experience as a competitive wrestler, boxer in the United States Navy, and mixed martial arts instructor. Additionally, Josh has vast array of knowledge of physical fitness and nutrition; understanding the benefits of personally tapered exercises and meal plans. Aside from his talents, Josh is a positive influence to anyone's life; Josh lives a life of sobriety and is an inspiration to us all, thriving off bettering those around him. I would recommend Josh to anyone that has an interest in fitness, self-defense, and boxing.

Harold H.
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DSSI is the best karate organization. It has a lifelong mission to train and inspire kenpo karate style katas, weapons and self defense techniques. DSSI unique instructional focus, training plan and materials effectively assist all students...young or old, male or female, beginner or advanced. It is the consummate karate family training environment!

Bell Sport Karate
5.0
from 6 reviews
    Trenton M.
    Verified review

    Both of my daughters have been attending Bell Sport Karate for several years. Stacey is an excellent instructor, perfectly balancing disciple and nurturing. My girls have learned to push themselves and to strive for excellence. The classes offer a great balance of art, sport, and self-defense. Advancement only comes with work, unlike other classes where you basically pay for the next color belt. My girls have learned karate, of course, but they have also learned confidence and discipline. I am forever grateful for all Bell Sport Karate has given them.

    Kato Fitness
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 19 years in business
    Jo Ann A.
    Verified review

    He was spot on about what I needed to do to improve my core strength to ride my horse better. He took it carefully so I wouldn't hurt my self, as I am an older rider.

    • 30 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Elida A.
    Verified review

    I usually start my day with PKI- MMA. I am so grateful for the opportunity to be a student at this establishment. I have learned an abundance of healthy routines. My body and soul feel so much lighter and healthier. The instructors are absolutely, hands down, all about you. They make you feel powerful. In the full year of my journey I discovered that I’m totally engaged to what comes next. I am enthusiastic about the next days that come. I plan on being a member of PKI-MMA for many more years. A new day at PKI always brings a learning experience! And I’m on board for plenty more.

    Strong Response
    4.8
    from 5 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    • 8 hires on Thumbtack
    Rebekah B.
    Verified review

    My 3 boys and I took self defense classes from Renee in preparation for a trip out of the country. Even though my boys' ages vary from 8 to 17, she was able to make it a great experience for all of us. We all learned so much and had a really great time. She was prepared with pads so we could practice what we learned. We feel much more confident that we have some skills to defend ourselves in case we need to. I also loved that she came to us, so we didn't have to go anywhere.

    Joao Crus
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 15 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Brad M.
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    Joao Crus' jiu-jitsu school is by far the best martial arts program/instruction that I've experienced. However, comparing Joao’s program to other martial arts schools is doing his school a disservice. Of course jiu-jitsu offers a great form of self-defense and physical discipline. However, Joao’s curriculum is so much more than a method of self-defense. He advocates and provides practical tools (through jiu-jitsu) to help his students develop essential life skills (problem solving, performing under pressure, taking responsibility for personal decisions – to name a few). Both my son and I have been training with Joao for several years and look forward to many more years of training at his academy.

    Mind Power Consulting, LLC
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
      Tambra N.
      Verified review

      PTSD is something that I have lived with since I was 4-5 years old, although I was not aware of it for nearly 47 of my 55 years. I am fortunate to have found Roland Berg, licensed hypnotherapist, who is kind, compassionate, insightful, and professional. My anxiety is less, my sleep is deeper, and I am beginning to believe that I deserve to be whole and healthy and that it is safe to feel joy and pleasure in this lifetime. I have had a Reiki and Astrology practice for over 15 years and have worked with all kinds of professionals for self healing and healing of others; Roland ranks up at the top of my very long list.

      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Marie C.
      Verified review

      Joel was very educated and professional. Explained so much to me about different techniques and when someone should use them in self defense. I highly recommend Joel for all your needs. He is great with all ages, abilities, and also big groups. You won't be disappointed!

      About

      I conduct self-defense and weapons training. I am an instructor for personal self-defense using Filipino martial arts and weapons.

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      We provide secret video and photo evidence acquisition. We do spy-cam tailing and monitoring. We also offer self-defense classes and role playing sessions.

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      We train clients in self-defense, boxing, kickboxing, weight loss, functional fitness, etc. At Ashcrafts, you learn from the best in the business. We have 45 years of experience in San Antonio!

      • 3 years in business
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      I provide training in self protection that focuses primarily on situational awareness, prevention mindset and the physical skills you need to enhance your survivability in the event of a violent encounter. I do not teach fancy moves or how to use gadgets that will fail in the heat of the moment. You are your own bodyguard, let me unlock it.

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      We are implementing self-defense tactics from a fourth-degree black belt in shotokan, taekwondo and Thai kickboxing. You will learn how to protect yourself and to be better aware of your surroundings. You can advance in martial arts and receive black belt testing.

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      I train Korean karate and self-defense. I have a master rank (4th Dan) in Moo Duk Kwan and Tang Soo Do. I'm 67 and retired but am interested in working part-time.

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