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SVETNESS Personal Training
4.4
from 129 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 371 hires on Thumbtack
Meiyi L.
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I've been training with Svetness for two years now. Very knowledgable trainers, nice and friendly environment. My trainer and I became good friends and work out becomes a fun and enjoyable instead of excruciating experience.

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Fitness Stop LLC
4.8
from 78 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 147 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christina F.
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I have been training with Robert Armstrong (Fitness Stop LLC), Personal Training, 4 times a week since November 18, 2015. I researched numerous fitness programs and met various personal trainers in my local area before choosing Fitness Stop LLC. I found an immediate connection with Robert and his training program as I felt he truly cares in working with his clients to reach their fitness goals regardless if its 10 or 60 pounds. His personal experience in weight loss and dedicated training drives his clients to achieving their fitness goals as he has. My goal is to lose 25-30 pounds within 6 months from the start of my training. Robert provided me with a meal plan that I have been disciplined in following. He prepared me to understand the challenges I will experience when changing to a healthier lifestyle with consistent exercise and diet. Robert has the patience yet pushes his clients to the level he knows they can achieve and they do. He works well with clients with injuries as well. In the first 3 weeks I trained with Robert, I lost 10 pounds. I definitely met my goal in losing the most difficult 10 pounds in less than the time I expected and because of it, I am more motivated and determined and will continue training with Robert. Losing pounds and maintaining the weight loss was always the most difficult for me but because Robert's training varies and not boring, I look forward to each training session and always feel accomplished after. The only regret I have is that I wish I had started sooner with Robert Armstrong and Fitness Stop LLC but like anything in life, better late than never.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anni F.
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Absolutely exceptional in every single way. Elin is without a doubt one of the most positive and supportive coaches. He listened closely to my goals and selected the perfect trainer for me. Trainer Alek is an amazing person who customized a program for me that is challenging, but not overwhelming. Working with Alek is very motivating and he pushes me to work harder to reach my goal in a very subtle way, so that a hard workout still is enjoyable and fun. Every week he emails me a workout summary and an overview of where I’m currently standing in my training. Elin is also tracking my progress and he reaches out every week to check up and see if everything is working out to my satisfaction. Elin and his team are professionals who truly enjoy helping people like me reach their goals. Customer satisfaction is highly regarded and they work with you to accommodate your schedule and budget. I have worked with different trainers and studios in the past, but Elin and his team are taking personal training to a whole new level.

  • 10 years in business
  • 159 hires on Thumbtack
Crystal A.
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I loved training with Achantee! She's very professional, and comfortable to work with!

  • 8 years in business
  • 132 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel S.
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Shawn has been a great trainer for my colleague and I. He's got a positive outlook and keeps us motivated. We've been training with him for about 15 weeks (once a week) and I definitely feel stronger. His sessions are always different, which is great and keeps us moving and trying new things. And he listens when we say something is good or doesn't feel right. 100% recommend!

Right Now Results Fitness
4.9
from 48 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
Doral C.
Verified review

Agnese took immediate and successful charge of my training, coming to my home 2-3 times a week. Our short term goals were to improve upper body and core strength, and we are making excellent progress. Agnese is cheerful, but firm and a joy to work with-- always prompt and professional.

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Yoko Fitness
5.0
from 44 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Maree N.
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I enjoy running and yoga, but after finishing up physical therapy for an ankle injury I realized I needed some structure to improve my overall strength and mobility. Cornelius talked me through a fitness assessment and discussed my previous injuries (ankle and wrist). I've been training with Cornelius for the past couple of months, and have decided to increase from one session a week to twice a week. When working out, I have a tendency to push myself on things I enjoy (cardio and leg days) and to go soft on those I don't (abs!). Cornelius has been excellent at getting me to take appropriate breaks, keeping my technique accurate, and protecting my old injuries. He's also helped me to focus on areas for improvement and I'm really enjoying learning new skills. The gym we work out at is compact and convenient - it's usually just us in the early morning sessions and Cornelius is great company. Over the holidays I traveled a bit and he was very flexible about adjusting or skipping sessions. I also noticed that I'm feeling stronger and more confident when I work out on my own.

Force Fitness
4.6
from 39 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
Vanessa S.
Verified review

Working with JR was a great experience, both for my physical health and my mental health. One of the first things he asked me was if I was willing to work hard during the workouts, so I knew right away that he takes what he does seriously. He listened to my goals and habits first, then based on that, he talked to me about eating plans that fit me. He even asks his clients to text him if they have questions, and that's really helpful for someone like me who struggles with the eating part of fitness (so he's received some texts of questionable cereal choices from me). And even though he's training all day, he still replies quickly. I lost 20 pounds and have been able to keep it off. I didn't even think it was possible for my body to look the way it did - it was better than when I was at my thinnest. The workouts are serious, JR will push you, but I'm grateful that he's so personable. I've been around other trainers who are really tough with you and kind of make you feel like you don't belong in the gym. That kind of training doesn't work for me, I would just get discouraged. I need someone who was going to tell me what to do, push me if they know I can do better, and then trust me to do that. That's how it was for me working with JR. I appreciate how flexible he is, he'll actually reach out and encourage you to come to classes, or if a session started late, let you schedule an extra one at no additional charge. I definitely recommend JR and I'm grateful for how much he influenced my overall WELLNESS. After working with him, my stress went down and it helped my self-esteem. His packages and the value you receive are worth it if you're ready to work!

MORE THAN HUMAN LLC.
4.8
from 29 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
Erika J.
Verified review

I’ve been working with Anthony for the last 2 months and he is simply amazing! There are times when I feel like giving up and he always encourages me to keep pushing through. His knowledge in various styles of fitness which includes: MMA, Jiu-Jutsu, Weight Training, HIIT, etc. The biggest thing I love about Anthony would be his heart for his clients. I’ve gone to many fitness “professionals” and they are just not involved as Anthony is. I can come to a session and talk to him about anything. I love the work we have done and I’ve lost a total of 16lbs now! If you want a great trainer, Anthony Rowland is your guy!

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Cruz to the Top Fitness
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jason G.
Verified review

I've been an athlete my entire life, and as such, I am familiar with training from an array of backgrounds. I have never had training as successful and rewarding as the training I get here. The lessons you learn here will help you become stronger both physically and mentally, as you learn to push through barriers like never before. I can honestly say that I am the strongest (both physically and mentally) I have ever been.

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Prepare For Performance
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brad R.
Verified review

Julian is fantastic when it comes to training and putting together a customized plan to meet individual needs. He is able to articulate and explain why he is using certain exercises or techniques. I'd highly recommend him!

RPC Fitness, LLC
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Margo M.
Verified review

Working with Ray has been a great experience! From the first session, I felt comfortable working with him. He took his time explaining the movements to me and was very motivating. In two months of working with Ray, I personally feel my strength has increased and have come to enjoy working out! Ray is always on time and responds quickly to texts and emails. My 12 year old son is also training with Ray and has really connected with him as well. Our Family would highly recommend worth with RPC Fitness !

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  • 3 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Katie R.
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I've known Kristin both professionally and personally for the better part of a decade now. She is one of the happiest, most energetic, outgoing human beings I've met. She's dependable and motivating. Simply, Kristin is the type of person you want to surround yourself with - especially while trying to achieve personal goals. I have always been an active person but hit a wall with workouts as my job become more time consuming. I have limited time and was looking for the best "bang for my buck." I was also simply bored doing the same routines time and time again. And to add to that, I was trying to loose body fat and build muscle... while training for a long distance running race. Not the easiest task, but I knew exactly who I was going to for help... At the time, Kristin was in FL, and I was living in VA. We setup a consultation and she immediately helped create an awesome plan tailored to my needs and goals. It was exciting to have something new and planned! The new moves were practical, not intimidating (but VERY challenging), and they were all planned and mapped out, so they didn't require too much brain power. I felt like I could just take the workout sheet she wrote for me and go to the gym without thinking, which was a huge bonus for me. I followed Kristin's custom 12 week plan and followed some of her nutrition suggestions. Did I do every workout or complete every rep? Nope. Did I rule out all junk food or wine? Nope. But by following her advice even 80% of the time, I lost over 2% body fat and PR-ed in a 10 mile race. Even being states away, Kristin was my accountability partner. I cannot give her a higher recommendation and by investing in her professional expertise, you'll be thrilled with that same investment to yourself... She helps gets you RESULTS!

No Limits Training LLC
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Dare K.
Verified review

I have been training with Rane for almost three years and he is fantastic. He is very knowledgable and tailors the training to match my goals. He has also provided nutritional guidance to augment and enhance my physical training regimen. Rane is the utmost professional, always on time, always supportive. He even sends me reminders to keep me on track! Best trainer I have ever worked with by far.

  • 7 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Eileen S.
Verified review

I find Waverly to be a very knowledgeable, passionate, and dedicated personal trainer. She is always very encouraging and motivates me to do my best at each training session. Waverly's training sessions provide many different exercises which are really helping me to meet my fitness goals. She has also given me great nutritional advice! Eileen

WBG Sports LLC
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Gloria M.
Verified review

I hired Rashid as a personal trainer several months ago. He was considerate, consistent, and results driven. We discussed my goals and it appeared he was more determined than myself to meet my goal. I did meet my goal partially, only because I was unable to continue my training because of personal circumstances. I trust that if I had continued I would have met my goal. I highly recommend Rashid as a personal trainer.

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Brian Levy
Verified review

Thanks for the great promotion Linnett, I had a great time training you yesterday and wish you all the best in the future. You have confidence in your ability to provide care with the important lifesaving skills you learned, hopefully, you'll never have to use them.

Ashtiany Fit
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Zobire A.
Verified review

What separates Alex from any other trainer is how passionate, educated and experienced he is. When you’re around him, his enthusiasm for what he does will motivate you to continue training. I recommend for anyone who is looking to begin a healthy lifestyle. Alex’s genuine charisma and personality is why I would recommend him to anybody that is looking for a trainer!

NK Fitness
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Art P.
Verified review

I've been training with Nate several times a week for over 5 years, and I couldn't be more pleased with my progress, fitness level (strength, duration, flexibility), and the ongoing challenge and diversity of workouts -- they're never boring and incorporate strength, stability and core, time under tension, and functional training for every part of my body. In addition, Nate's a nice guy with a great sense of humor, so the workouts are tough but enjoyable. After his initial assessment, he continued to take the time to get know me individually and has a vested interest in my health, well being, strengths, and weaknesses (he enjoys identifying and having me work on my weaknesses!). Nate works hard with each of his clients and he customizes each workout for their individual needs and goals. In the 5+ years I've trained with him, Nate has never been late or missed a workout -- even in snowstorms! When I need to change a training appointment, Nate works very hard to find a time that is mutually beneficial. Finding the right personal trainer that had the proper knowledge, experience, equipment, interpersonal skills, and motivation to align with mine was tough; and I couldn't be happier to have found Nate. My investment in training with him has been more than worth it: I'm in great physical shape, my doctor asks if I've found the fountain of youth, and I've made a good friend in the process.

N-Gage Fitness
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
William P.
Verified review

Nicole is amazing. Her credentials say she is a certified fitness trainer and yoga instructor, and she is every bit of that. She is a master of her crafts. But she is way more. She is a coach, confidant, motivator, and most of all, a gifted healer. As a physician, I know a healer when I encounter one. I feel so blessed to have invited Nicole to help me with my journey. After just a few weeks of being tortured by Nicole (nobody says health and fitness are easy) I am in my best shape in years. If I learn some of her amazing communication and motivational skills, she may make me a better doctor as well.

3 Step Fitness
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Paulina M.
Verified review

I've been a client of Robert for several years now and have seen great improvement toward reaching my fitness goals. I've become comfortable and confident with weight and endurance training since starting with Robert. He's always patient while challenging and accommodates my busy schedule.

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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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