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Top 10 Private Personal Trainers near Virginia Beach, VA

5.0
from 9 reviews
5.0
(9)
GREAT VALUE
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Kelly is a fantastic personal trainer/health coach. She uses a holistic approach to help you develop weight loss and fitness goals. Then she pushes you in a patient positive way to accomplish those goals. She tailors the workout program specifically to you. She knows what she's doing and she's quick to modify exercises as needed. Most importantly, she works with you until you have proper form so you don't get hurt. I've never worked so hard in all my life or sweat so much, but I can tell you I look forward to every workout and I love the results. Kelly is a fantastic trainer. Cynthia D"
$45
estimated cost
5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
"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!!!"
$30
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5.0
from 7 reviews
5.0
(7)
GREAT VALUE
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"Kelsey is an excellent trainer. She is always very flexible when I need to rearrange my training sessions. She gets back to me immediately. She is also always changing up my routines to keep it interesting and challenging."
$50
estimated cost
5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"We are your home gym away from home. Stop getting overwhelmed by machines every time you workout. Our Certified Trainers work with you every time you walk through the door! We believe that Safety & Education are two keys to success. So we never throw you into a workout or leave you without understanding why the exercise is important for You. Our Trainers build you toward Your goals by establishing a baseline and gradually turning up the intensity. Receive a Movement & Cardiac Assessment, Body Fat Calculation, & Nutritional Guidance/Meal Plan the day you start. This way you establish​ proper exercise techniques, have progress accountability, and a way to overcome the food battle. Join the many others who are already reaping the success! We want you to Be Great!"
$55
estimated cost
5.0
from 76 reviews
5.0
(76)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 8 years in business
  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
"I have tried many personal trainers before. Sanford is a different story. He started me with a whole week of capabilities evalauation and a slower pace witkout to check my capabilities. He gave me a meal plan to follow and he does my work out with me! Iam now at the end of week two and already 7 pounds down! My workout is jever dull and it changes daily! If the weather permits, we take it outside. If you want to make a change, Hire this guys!"
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Top Pro
4.9
from 74 reviews
4.9
(74)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 11 years in business
  • 155 hires on Thumbtack
"I was a little skeptical about getting a personal trainer because I didn't want to pay the money, but I don't regret anything about the training I have received and I look forward to my next training at the end of each training session."
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Top Pro
5.0
from 29 reviews
5.0
(29)
  • 3 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
"An excellent personal trainer. Matt makes working out fun. Matt is very good at being flexible and finding times that work for you. The workouts are also flexible, he works around your needs, what you want to accomplish, and what your ability to accomplish these tasks. The sessions are only thirty minutes which makes it hard not to find time to workout. I definitely recommend Funcfit if you are looking for a personal trainer. 10/10 would recommend."
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5.0
from 20 reviews
5.0
(20)
  • 5 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
"Renall has been my personal trainer since September 2015. When I decided to make the commitment to myself to be healthier and stronger, I had no background in working out other than cardio-type of exercising. I knew that I needed an experienced personal trainer to help guide me on this journey. When I first met with Renall, he showed genuine interest in learning about me and what my goals were. He developed a work out program customized for me and my fitness level. His focus has always been and continues to be on helping me attain my health/fitness goals and keeping me on track. He takes the time to give me feedback and reevaluate to help me stay focused. He is prepared for each session and gives 100% of his attention to ensure that I am using proper form to avoid injury and utilizing my time with him to get maximum results. He also provides recommendations, guidance and support outside of our sessions to help keep me focused and motivated, which is something I definitely need! Since I began training with Renall, I have seen the results in my body and more importantly, I feel them. I am stronger and my energy level has improved. With his help, I have proven to myself that I CAN DO THIS! I highly recommend Renall to anyone looking to improve their fitness level and attain their personal fitness goals. He is a knowledgeable, experienced professional that is committed to his clients. Monica R. "
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5.0
from 12 reviews
5.0
(12)
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
"He's a really awesome guy and an even better trainer."
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5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
"I started training with Mattie a few weeks ago. Our sessions are about 1 hour and she also develops a cardio plan for me to complete each week. She has been doing a fantastic job providing a fitness routine for me while being in the first trimester of pregnancy. She is a knowledgeable personal trainer who is helping me achieve a healthy pregnancy. Not only has she made me feel comfortable but was a great person to talk to during our sessions. I would definitely recommend her as a trainer!"
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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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