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Richmond Personal Trainers

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DeepElevation
4.7
from 68 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 382 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kent K.
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Ive been wanting to gain muscle for years but never seemed to target my goals correctly or productively when it comes to training. Baldeep has helped me develop a functional routine that has worked well for me these past few weeks and I look forward to continuing with him till the very great end. I would definitely recommend him to any friend or family looking to get fit or bigger.

  • 149 hires on Thumbtack
Cara W.
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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.

Beth Mayo
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa V.
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I’ve been training with Beth for almost 2 years now, and believe she is one of the best and most committed trainers around. I have done personal and group sessions with Beth as well as boot camp classes. She was able to help me modify during my pregnancy and help me with my postpartum weight loss. I really enjoyed the variety & challenge she put into each session. She puts so much time and attention into preparing for our sessions. Beth has focused on helping me achieve my goals and makes every session challenging yet also fun!! My fitness has increased noticeably and I’ve seen improvements in my ability to complete more sit ups / core exercises, lift progressively heavier weights & generally push myself harder throughout each session. I have found that I actually look forward to my workouts. Importantly: – She ensures that my technique is always correct to avoid any injuries. – She is extremely reliable & punctual – She is always set up & ready to start training ahead of time, with an exercise routine planned. I thoroughly enjoy working out with Beth and would highly recommend her to anyone looking to improve their fitness and to help establish a healthy lifestyle.

Energy Force Training
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Dana M.
Verified review

I am starting to see great results since I have been working with Joe. He really pushes me when I want to give up and I think that's wonderful. He gives me the confidence in myself to keep training to get to where I want to be in my fitness goals. Joe is so dedicated and has so much passion and knowledge in what he does. He is a great trainer and I'm lucky to have found him. He is awesome!!! :)

TLV Training and Wellness
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Bri S.
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TLV training was awesome!! The whole process from start to finish was superb and will be a massive help to me going forward with my weight loss.

Revitalize by Tracey
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Erika P.
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Tracey has been amazing. I love how she changes the training daily. She is has helped me not give up and stick to my goal. She does this with encouragement and extensive knowledge on nutrition. I have lost 50 lbs and gained some serious strength.

GUNZ Life.Style.Fitness.
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Farah H.
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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!!! :)

MnD Wellness
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Keshenee R.
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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!

NOBLE FITNESS TRAINING, LLC
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Shelby B.
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I have only been working with Noble Fitness for 4 sessions but I really feel like I am getting a great quality training session, and that my health/wellness is just as much his concern as it is mine. Excellent and professional training!

Otis W.
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Cedrick did an outstanding job ! We had our own personal gym to ourselves and I've been through a workout like I never been through before, who pushed me to a limit I didn't think I have and to this point and time he has been training me for a month straight 3 times a week and I've lost 12 pounds ! I appreciate the hard work and dedication you show me Cedrick and of course you are the #1 trainer !!! STRONGLY RECOMMEND

Sculpt Richmond
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Ginni B.
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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.

Pump Custom Fitness
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Debra Y.
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Heidi got back to me asap. Answered all my questions. Was upfront, straight forward and honest. Met my daughter to start training and she has been great!!!

Bruce D. Nachman, Inc.
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca M.
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Mr. Nachman is an excellent instructor. He runs a well-organized stable, cares about each of his clients, and is flexible enough to work with young people as well as older adults. He is encouraging and challenges his students to increase their skills, helping them realize their potential. Highly recommend as a riding instructor.

  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Meredith B.
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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.

Thumbtack Customer
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Khristen really helped me keep track of my intake and food choices through out the process. In addition to that, her work outs were intense but they helped condition my body back into shape, and now I see great results from my body, and I will definitely continue to allow her to train me! Great rates too!

  • 2 years in business
Cheri N.
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I see Laura Mae as a personal trainer twice a week. I am impressed with her knowledge of exercises and the muscle groups used with those exercises. She also knows alternative exercises if you cannot do the original exercise. She demonstrates each exercise and accesses your ability to do them properly. She is very professional in approach to personal training. She will also do personal nutrition counseling which I have found very helpful. I find Laura Mae very easy to work with. I would recommend her to anyone seeming personal training. Cheri Nutty

Parker Wellness, LLC
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Emily G.
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The personal training session was a great experience. Eric was very professional and very informative throughout the session. He is very convenient and was able to travel to me for the workout.

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I'm a certified personal trainer, and I'm also available to give help in nutrition as well. I am not able to write a specific meal plan yet, but soon will be able to.

About

With more than 15 years of personal training, sports performance coaching, and rehab experience, I am fully prepared to work with clients of all ages, abilities and areas of focus. I hold certification through the American College of Sports Medicine as well as advanced TRX certification. My philosophy as a professional is that a movement-based, scientific approach to improving function, muscular strength, endurance and power is necessary for injury-free, meaningful outcomes. Coupled with a solid understanding and application of cardiovascular performance principles and good nutrition, I am capable of assisting clients set and reach-measurable goals, and then continue to sustain their healthy lifestyle.

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I conduct training sessions, both in the gym and outside of the gym. I develop meal plans and provide dietary advice for clients.

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I provide personal training (all formats) and group barre and cardio classes. I also work on on- and off-site fitness training.

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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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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