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"Love working with Kayla!! Awesome personal trainer!!"
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  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"Brianna is fantastic. I came to her coming off a ankle injury. I was seeking a trainer who could help me recover quickly and help me become a stronger player for my upcoming basketball season. Brianna was the trainer I was searching for. She not only helped me recover and become stronger, but she educated me on new techniques and the importance of an athletes health. Training with her was really fun and she always kept a positive attitude. I strongly recommend Brianna to any kind of athlete or anybody who wants to stay/get in shape. "
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  • 11 years in business
"I completed an RYT 200 Hour Training with Greg and the Himalayan Yoga Darshan. Greg's teaching inspired and motivated me to achieve many things outside of my previous range of capability. With an unperturbed belief in the capabilities and potential of each individual, as well as the knowledge of what works, I felt that I was in competant hands that were able to guide me to the next evolution of my practice and life. Greg's teaching took my practice to the next level, and he gave me a breadth of yoga knowledge that privided the foundation for the teacher I am today. Because of how he trained me, I am able to teach yoga from a place of feeling, sensing what is needed in each situation. As such, classes are never the same. Yet at the same time, he gave me a firm foundation in understanding the mechanics and anatomy of the body, which I convey to my students. I also had the privilege of learning some aspects of Thai massage from Greg which has been a valuable part of my assist methodology. What I learned in my practice and training took me deeper into my body and mind, and gave me the power to surpass previous obstacles. It is a great gift to have received the knowledge to be able to share with others, and I continue to grow and learn all the time. Thank you Greg!"
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  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"Can't wait to get started with this lovely human!!"
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  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
"Gershon is very knowledgeable, easy to work with and is talented. He is also flexible."
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"Having Christin as a personal trainer was awesome. She kicked my butt, but did it in a way that made me feel empowered and supported. She kept me accountable, gave great advice on nutrition and working out at home, and always met me with a smile. "
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  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"The prenatal yoga class was perfect in my final weeks of pregnancy. Abby was tuned into my needs for both mental relaxation and physical strengthening as my body prepared for birth. I left feeling both peaceful about my body & baby, and energized for the day - just as a prenatal yoga class should provide."
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"nine2fit exists to unite high quality production with science based exercise programming. We want to empower our customers to accomplish their healthy goals without the high cost of hiring a local personal trainer. With unique workout programs, diet plans, and constant access to our online trainers, we guarantee your satisfaction with our services or your money back."
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New on Thumbtack
  • 2 years in business
"I am one of the most certified trainers you will find in Washington state and I am a TRX master certified trainer. I specialize in Nutrition Coaching, Sports Specific and Senior Specialist Training and hold 35 certifications in all."
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New on Thumbtack
"I'm recently certified through the American Council on Exercise ad a group fitness instructor, and a personal trainer. After losing being diagnosed with celiac disease, and losing 70 pounds in 2014, I decided to turn my passion of health and fitness into a career. I'm dedicated to help others achieve their goals."

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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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