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from 21 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Heidi W.
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Strong, friendly,reliable, motivated, determined, extremely loyal dedicated team!!! (Not only to their clients but also employees!!) Since march 2011 Joe specifically helped change my life forever assisting me in losing 30lbs..and I have consistently kept that weight off! I have participated in family friendly bootcamps since he opened and they just keep getting better and better!! Such AWESOME challenges you HAVE to experience! The team respects all age groups and fitness levels and encourages each other not to leave anyone behind! I have lower back issues and have to modify things. I just get so ecstatic seeing the transformations of his team and clients during body blast challenges and contest preps! WOW absolutely amazing results I must say!! I have so much fun participating with this group and have made some great friends in the process! It's like a family! So if you want to experience dedicated, experienced, professional, family friendly trainers that tailor your fitness needs to fit you, then SEF is for you!!!

Fit Bodies Unlimited
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Jorge A.
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I trained with Brian for over a year at X3 before he left Atlanta. I was very sorry to see him go. From day 1 he impressed me with his very thorough technical knowledge and his attention to detail. Before living in Atlanta I trained for 5 years at Sweat in Orlando and thus have a high standard for personal trainers. Brian completely sold me on his skills from the first day. The sessions were immediately geared towards my goals, with complex, full body moves in the weight room and fast-paced cardio/bootcamp-style sessions meant to raise and lower heart rate in intervals. All the things I knew I had to do to get to my goals. I also noticed he kept notes of my progress so I had confidence that he was going to push and change things as progress dictated. He did in fact over time alter not just the weights but the sessions to adjust based on progress I was or was not making. He brought up nutrition from the first day, setting goals for me, setting up a tracking system, and was always very proactive about reviewing my food journals. He was never afraid to call me out on things I should be changing, which is good. You don't need a trainer to tell you what you want to hear! His meal service was on point. Very tasty food, lots of options, and cooked with a lot of attention to the ingredients, quality, and cooking methods. That was a very nice added bonus. I can't speak highly enough of Brian, he is an excellent personal trainer.

Taking Shape Fitness
from 10 reviews
    Debbie M.
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    I have been training with Lisa for 7 years and been part of "The Biggest Loser" group multiple times. The workouts are always different and cutting edge in keeping with anything new that comes out. I also love the "outdoor bootcamps"..... They are always challenging. Lisa is an awesome trainer and will help you accomplish any fitness goal you have.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Rp P.
    Verified review

    Virginia Beach Adventure Boot Camp is amazing. Was a previous gym-junkie until I enrollled in Adventure Boot Camp. It is an amazing workout! Everyday is different. Every day a new muscle is engaged. Been going for over a year and both my stamina and strength have increased. Coach Adam is AWESOME! He creates an awesome environement where everybody is accepted and pushed according to their own fitness level. If you are looking for an awesome motivational coach...look no further than COACH ADAM and VIRGINIA BEACH ADVENTURE BOOTCAMP

    Re-Create Fit
    from 4 reviews
    • 8 years in business
    Allison K.
    Verified review

    Stu is amazing! He is really good at changing the workouts to fit your fitness level. His bootcamps are always different and lots of fun.

    Matrix Bootcamp

    New To Thumbtack


      Because I am patient with my Clients. I understand that everyone's body is different and develops at a different pace. So I focus and listen to my Clients as we excercise and after the excercise so I know what pace they need an what excercises they need to tighten up the areas they are mainly focused on.

      Bouquet Bootcamp

      New To Thumbtack


        My main goal as a trainer and young business owner is to create a place where brides/bridesmaids get not only physical training but also etiquette, specifically for a wedding. The great thing is it's only one day a week in a classroom setting. They will learn how to order wine, make toast, and even walk in heels. Cali Garner Fitness is on Facebook.


        TNT Bootcamp Lose up to 14 pounds in your 1st week! Are you unhappy with the way you look? Do something about it! TNT Bootcamp offers: * Cardio aerobics * Step aerobics * Kickboxing * Core/Abs development * Weight training * Plyometric drills * Stability ball conditioning * Resistance band toning * Meal planning, and much more What are you waiting for? The Risks of Being Overweight Weighing too much increases your risk for developing many health problems. If you are overweight or obese, you are at risk for: * type 2 diabetes * coronary heart disease and stroke * metabolic syndrome * certain types of cancer * sleep apnea * osteoarthritis * gallbladder disease * fatty liver disease * pregnancy complications You can lower your health risks by losing weight, doing regular physical activity, and eating healthfully. Contact us today!

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        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.

        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.

        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 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.

        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.

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