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5.0
from 29 reviews
5.0
(29)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 17 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
"Just met with Marvin this week! I’m so excited to begin this fitness journey with him. I would recommend him to anyone who wants someone well educated in personal fitness and health. He’s helping me with post injury fitness routines so I’m sure I won’t accidentally injure myself further. Can’t wait to see how I’m feeling in the weeks to come. Thank you Marvin!"
$50
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4.9
from 8 reviews
4.9
(8)
GREAT VALUE
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"I love working with Andrew!! He is the best personal trainer I have ever worked with. He has a great personality and is very personable while training you. He is non-judgmental and will push you beyond what you think you are capable of in an encouraging way. He provides a variety of creative exercises so you never get bored. It’s never a dull moment working out with Andrew! I highly recommend."
$40
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5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Jakob is passionate and focused about his profession. He has an intuition about his clients that gives him the ability to adjust their training programs to suit individual needs. He is good at training people of all ages, from the fit to the "not so much". He's also very personable, and is a total no judgment zone - awesome."
$30
estimated cost
5.0
from 13 reviews
5.0
(13)
GREAT VALUE
  • 24 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
"Been working with David for years! Very professional trainer dedicated to his work! Designs a workout plan appropriate for you! Start to see results quickly!"
$50
estimated cost
5.0
from 15 reviews
5.0
(15)
  • 3 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
"My Journey with a Great Trainer I am a Clinical Psychologist and my training goal is Wellness & Strengthening Fitness, w/o weight loss. I have worked around the world with many ethnic backgrounds and people from all walks of life in my profession & with trainers. I've also had lovely experiences with a number of trainers over the past (2) decades; guiding my assessment of a them to range from poor, borderline, average, above average, to superb. I assess and critique the trainer from (10) major categories as listed. 1)Trainer Being Result Driven & Wellness Focused, 2)Trainer/Trainee Connection, 3) Trainers Knowledge, 4) Mutual Respect, 5) Trainer Confidence, 6)Trainers Communication loop, 7) Trainers Professional Mannerisms, 8) Trainers stride towards fitness results, 9) Trainers honesty w/o fear, and (10) A Trainer who Instructs (when its needed). In sharing my cataloged observation of Jason, I have done something that is so very hard to do and hard to achieve from me in a short period of time. I have rated Jason as a Superb Trainer. Basically this categorical rating go's unmet with me ; however, I believe Jason is deserving and he's earned his right into the world of fitness. He has the temperament and personality to work with individuals of all ages, all ethnicity's, and all walks of life. He is a great, caring, and psychologically healthy Trainer who can take trainees to a new level. Dr. P. Stokes"
$65
estimated cost
5.0
from 10 reviews
5.0
(10)
  • 5 years in business
"I highly recommend John (Funkytown Fitness) as a personal trainer. He teaches me the proper form and techniques for my workouts. I am also learning about diet and nutrition from him. He encourages me and makes me want to be the best version of myself. I am grateful that I have John as my personal trainer and my coach and mentor."
$60
estimated cost
5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Omg ! I have used this trainer Chris and his program for 2 weeks and I have lost 8# and 4” off my waist! 4”!! I am over 40 and had a hysterectomy so that is huge ! Professional and motivational! I get excited to log my food! It’s a game to me now! I love it! Give Chris a try! You won’t regret! Love"
$75
estimated cost
5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"DC was very responsive to my therapeutic needs on December 14, 2017 after suffering from a sciatic nerve flare up a week before my birthday 12/21. I told him my past experiences with massages having studied classical ballet, and the rest is history. Since then I've had a total of 4 massages, and he has always been flexible, along with professional about my overall concerns from stresses in my line of work. I highly rrecommend DC because most people like me want the consistency without a long term contract similar to your Massage Envy. DC what is your availability I'm NEXT! Charles B."
$70
estimated cost
3.7
from 6 reviews
3.7
(6)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
"AMAZING. He really pushed my to my limit, and is an awesome motivator when you're struggling. Great knowledge on supplements and how the body works. I feel great every day i work out with him, and the days after! I improved my form significantly, both in technique as well as being strong enough to support my body. Noticeable improvements in my shape in a short time. Fun, great trainer. And DEFINITELY walks the walk."
$60
estimated cost
4.9
from 8 reviews
4.9
(8)
  • 6 years in business
"Warren is an amazing personal trainer! He pushes you to work past your limits without talking down to you. He tailors workouts to your pace and your needs to accomplish your goals. He is also one of the kindest people I've ever met. Highly recommend!"
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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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