Find a Boxing Instructor near Newport News, VA

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Top 10 Boxing Instructors near Newport News, VA

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from 3 reviews
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"Great experience lost 6lbs in two weeks. Always available for questions will work to suit your abilities and needs (mobility, meal plans, etc.) Pricing is great and he is willing to work with you as far as location. Lastly his appearance is reassuring that he knows what fit is. Unlike another trainer I had that looked like he needed more training than me so that was over before it started. I like to get to know who I am working with so learning my trainer multiple skills and certifications was a PLUS. Sold!!!"

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5.0
from 75 reviews
5.0
(75)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 8 years in business
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
"Thanks to my man Sanford Gunn for training me and putting me on that Advocare...Since June 1st I've lost 50+ pounds and now I am building lean muscle...I have to now buy a new wardrobe (pant/shorts) all due to my workouts. I haven't been this light since HS. So if you are willing to put the work in Advocare is definitely the way to go...I know it has done wonders for me!"
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5.0
from 29 reviews
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(29)
  • 3 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
"Awesome workouts! You don't get stuck doing the same routine each time. Very flexible scheduling to match your needs. One on one training to push you, but not break you. Focus on how to move correctly and not just throw weights. Highly recommend!"
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4.9
from 73 reviews
4.9
(73)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 11 years in business
  • 154 hires on Thumbtack
"Blessing since I have been training with him. Down 30 pounds the right way no shortcuts in three months and still counting"
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5.0
from 19 reviews
5.0
(19)
  • 5 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
"I've been training with Renall for over 7 months now and love it. He has certainly brought me to the next level in my fitness and love the changes I have seen with my body as a result."
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5.0
from 11 reviews
5.0
(11)
  • 7 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
"Brian is an exceptional personal trainer. While training with him over several months, he was able to make exercising on a regular basis not just bearable for me, but also fun and rewarding. He's very knowledgeable and easy to speak with openly. He truly cares about his clients' health and well-being, and understands that everyone has different fitness needs. As a result, I have not just met my fitness goals, I have exceeded them. I feel very lucky to have found someone who has been such a great motivator, and believe me, it shows. This review is not just fluff, it's 100% true."
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5.0
from 33 reviews
5.0
(33)
  • 4 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
"I was very satisfied with the training that I received and would highly recommend Pride Fitness Training to anyone looking to change their lives!"
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4.8
from 6 reviews
4.8
(6)
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
"Weight loss was the area in which I needed help in. We worked in a gym in Norfolk where he trains for 1-2 hour sessions. His friendly attitude and openness was an immediate sign that he was who I needed to train with. I can be very lazy but Troy pushed me to limits I wouldn't normally take by myself. He was very punctual and that made it easy to set times and stick with them. We discussed goals and he offered words of encouragement to help me to achieve my goal weight by prom/graduation. Nothing went wrong and personally nothing could've been better. I'm grateful for being able to work with him and look forward to the upcoming sessions as well. Thanks Troy "
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5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 7 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"I went for my first evaluation and was very pleased with my experience. I can't wait to go back."
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5.0
from 12 reviews
5.0
(12)
  • 4 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
"Julie is the greatest, she is very professional and encouraging. She is the complete package for fitness and nutrition tips."
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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 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.

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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