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Top 10 Boot Camp Instructors near Petersburg, VA

5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"Let me tell you about Dylan Harvey..... Before this experience, I had been talking myself into personal training for at least 10 years. I have had a couple trainers and they were not a good fit. I didn’t feel comfortable. I was being taken from a 0 to 100 on exercise day one and it was too much pressure, VERY hard on my joints and knee caps, and I wasn’t given any time of push or motivation to come back and succeed. When I hired Dylan Harvey with X Factor, all of stigmas I had about personal training flew right out of the window. Dylan is a hidden gem in this industry. Once everyone catches on, I’m in trouble. He is professional, encouraging, humble, motivating, kind, and extremely knowledgeable. Though kind and motivating are great qualities, the biggest one for me is knowledge. Dylan doesn’t just show you, he explains and gives logical reasoning for everything he has you do. He creates personalized plans, helps you set goals, and gets you excited to reach them. I made the greatest decision for my health hiring Dylan . Everyone has that “one teacher” in grade school that gave them a new outlook and perspective on something not enjoyable. Dylan has single handedly allowed me to take back my health and enjoy the process of doing so. Highly recommended."

$29

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4.7
from 66 reviews
4.7
(66)
GREAT VALUE
  • 8 years in business
  • 381 hires on Thumbtack
"Deep is the real deal ! In the 3 months that I’ve been working out him I’ve seen more progress than I thought possible. He is Incredibly knowledgeable, flexible and highly motivating. I feel comfortable trying new things and not feeling silly if I didn’t do them right. I love training with him !"

$60

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5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
GREAT VALUE
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Great workouts. Very informative information on proper lifting techniques. "

$45

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5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 7 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"I have known Joe for over 20 years and not only is he a great person, he is a great trainer dedicated to improving his client's health and nutrition. He is always available for questions and is prompt in his responses. I have been doing Crossfit for years and anytime I take his classes, I am challenged and satisfied with my workout. Whether you are looking for a class or one on one personal training, you won't find a better place than Sculpt."

$60

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5.0
from 8 reviews
5.0
(8)
  • 8 years in business
"The best trainer I've had! Richard was able to design a workout plan and diet based on my body type and goals. I was able to see goals for my body become a reality and felt stronger and in the best shape of my life while training with him. He always kept workouts fun! Things never got boring! Though highly professional, his amiable and easy-going personality made him not only someone I respected when it came to caring for my body, but also a quick friend. Never a dull moment when he's training or offering advice. He was able to help me with not only my physical well-being but also my mental health and even took time to incorporate anxiety/stress-relieving exercises into my regime. Being a doctor in mental health, I truly value all that he has contributed to my holistic growth. A great asset to anyone with fitness in mind!"

$60

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4.9
from 52 reviews
4.9
(52)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 148 hires on Thumbtack
"Xavier is a top notch trainer. He provides a nice mixture of providing great training and be an even better motivator. Whenever I thought I couldn't take another step, he made me believe that I could, and I did! He is helping me to reach my fitness goals. I couldn't ask for a better trainer. "
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5.0
from 33 reviews
5.0
(33)
  • 4 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
"I can't recommend Erik enough! He makes personalized training sessions that won't upset my bad back, neck, knees, wrists and ankles. He brings all the equipment to my house and I work out in the comfort of my own home. He's personable and genuinely cares about my progress. I'm down 2 sizes and the compliments have been non-stop. This is the best decision I've made in a long time!"
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5.0
from 9 reviews
5.0
(9)
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"After working with CJ 5 days/week for 3+ weeks; I feel AMAZING. All of my friends have noticed I look slimmer and more toned. CJ isn't just your average Personal Trainer. She lives, breathes, and sleeps healthy living and is such an inspiration. She is well-rounded in everything from yoga and kickboxing to mixed martial arts and boot camp training. The workouts are always fun and challenging. I can't recommend her highly enough!! Don't hesitate! Book her NOW!!! (But not if interferes with my time with her!!! :)"
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5.0
from 20 reviews
5.0
(20)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 4 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
"Its like my third week training with Antonio and Craig, and I must say I'am overwhelmingly satisfied with my experience thus far. FSR Studio has a; Professional, Friendly, and Motivational atmosphere.I find myself excited and anxious to get in there and work as hard as possible.Looking forward to greater success with FSR by my side. I would recommend FSR Studio to everyone ....."
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5.0
from 12 reviews
5.0
(12)
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"Personal Training with Jacob helped me out tremendously and was very educational. I broke my collarbone and had a rougher recovery than anticipated. He was able to get me back in the gym working out again. Through his program I was even able to hit a couple PRs for lifts such as overhead press! Not to mention he was a able to correct my form and ensure I wasn’t hurting myself. Jacob was also accommodating to my schedule. Sometimes work would get in the way and I’d be late and he made sure I still got the training in, despite his busy schedule. Overall, Jacob was great to work with and I recommend him highly both as a trainer and now a friend."
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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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