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Hallauer Group
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jill F.
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Bindia is well-versed in anatomy and physiology and has a clear understanding of how to heal and prevent injuries with/during yoga. She is personable and warm and a patient teacher. My private lessons with her have felt like drinking at an oasis. She's helped me come a long ways in my yoga practice in three short weeks. I look forward to working with her in the future and I strongly recommend her to anyone else seeking private yoga instruction.

Faith Marie Yoga
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Nancy B.
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My friend and I have been taking yoga lessons from Faith all Summer. We have been meeting at the park and have a great relaxing time in the sun. Sometimes I come directly to the park from work. I can feel stressed out but I am amazed how good I feel after the yoga workout. I am able to perform the yoga movements and then relax. At the beginning of each lesson, Faith asks how I am feeling for example tired, energetic, happy or sad and also what I feel like doing. During my first lesson, I was so excited to experience her professionalism and her focus on each yoga pose. She talks clearly and with purpose and caring as she demonstrates each yoga move. Whenever I get behind or lose my balance she is there to hold me up and she tells me what I am doing wrong and what I can do to make it work. If I am not strong enough for a certain yoga move she suggests other options for me to do to make it easier for me. I will be building muscle and when I get strong enough I can move on to another way to do the moves using those newly developed muscles. I love how Faith has a strong care for me as her student. I have been doing some of these moves long enough now and Faith challenges me to do the moves in a series. I am to try and not watch her but close my eyes and recognize the names of the moves and perform them. That is hard for me to do right now but with more effort on my part I can see me successfully making the poses one after the next. Faith is very dedicated to me. I am a runner and she wants me to be stronger to do better with my running skills. I would recommend Faith to anyone. She is dependable, caring and speaks clearly and with success in mind. She will take time with each student and not let anyone leave without getting something out of the lesson.

Emerald City Strength
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Erin S.
    Verified review

    Melissa has trained me through many levels of fitness as well as worked with me through injury and back to full strength on the injured joints. I started working with her in 2009 after my husband went for a fitness evaluation with her. He, basically, wanted to know if she did the same training routine with each client. Well, after my fitness evaluation, I got a completely different workout. Melissa tailors each workout to each individual - AND she doesn't keep the workout the same if the individual has an injury or is training for a triathlon, like I am, now. My goal is to be in the best shape of my life at 40 (I'm 36, now), and to be able to do as many activities as I want in retirement, such as skiing, hiking, swimming, biking, etc. She definitely changed my life and my outlook on what I can achieve with my body. I have gained over 12 pounds of muscle training with her, and I definitely look better than I did when I was younger! I am also an avid triathlete, and I no longer think, "I can't do that!" when someone asks me to go hiking, bouldering, etc. because thanks to Melissa, I CAN!!! She is amazing and motivating. I highly recommend working with Melissa to reach your goals!

    Personal Training
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Teresa B.
    Verified review

    Had my 1st lesson with Yusen and it went great! So appreciate his understanding of my personal concerns about not yet comfortable in the water. Feeling more confident already and look forward to our next lesson.

    Coach Adam Hendren
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 14 years in business
    Melinda D.
    Verified review

    If you are looking for a seasoned and competent swim professional, who is the epitome of coaching caliber excellence, I highly recommend Adam Hendren. In addition to being a coach with the KING Aquatic Swim Club based in the Seattle area since December 2012, he has coached for many years summer outdoor swim leagues, in addition to providing private, semi-private, and group instruction to swimmers of all ages and skill levels. When providing instruction, Coach Hendren customizes the training to meet the swimmer’s learning styles and development stages. Based on the swimmer’s skill level, he will tailor the instruction on an individualized basis. He uses different approaches including technology, state of the art visual aids, and interactive demonstration. In while safety and developing the swimmer to advance from ready-to-learn-swim programs to perhaps prepare them to join a competitive swim team, Coach Hendren’s desire is for all his swimmers to first and foremost have fun and enjoy being in the water. Coach Hendren impresses the importance of the relationship between swimmer and coach. He acts on four key qualities of a good swimmer-coach relationship: trust, commitment, communication and confidence. If his students are willing to trust his advice, commit to the instruction he is providing, communicate their goals and develop a positive, can-do attitude, they will see productive outcomes, all while fostering a close bond with him. For the past 4 years, my daughter has worked with Coach Hendren in a team setting, and on an individual basis, receiving coaching and private instruction that developed and continually enhances her technical swim technique, performance, speed, and endurance in the sport of swimming. Furthermore, he has instilled in her self- confidence and continually challenges her to discover her full potential and talent all while providing guidance in leadership development and goal setting. Coach Hendren is punctual and reliable, flexible to work with the swimmer’s schedule, an effective communicator, and comes fully prepared to the lesson all while making it a fun experience. He is genuine, caring, authentic, and a positive role model.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Christine M.
    Verified review

    Fantastic teacher! I would recommend her to anyone. Very encouraging.

    Katie's Swim Coaching
    4.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Olivia B.
    Verified review

    Katie is very friendly and knowledgeable. Also I really appreciated that she was willing to meet me andy son at the pool at 5:30 am.

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    We provide classes in mixed martial arts, kickboxing, jiu jitsu and strength and endurance training. We have professional and amateur fighters as well as members who just want to get in shape!

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    My name is Alex. I have been a competitive swimmer for 17 years now. I have been teaching lessons for the last 6 years. I have experience working with nonswimmers and competitive swimmers, both children and adults. For children: I first like to make sure the children are comfortable with the water and trust me. I encourage them to do things out of their comfort zone, but I would never force them to do anything. Typically, I do not allow the parents at the lessons (usually this distracts the kids and makes them less likely to listen and/or try new things). I often encourage kids to do something they think is "too hard" or "too scary" by saying, "If we practice now, we can show mom how good we're doing!" I teach from basics (blowing bubbles) to advanced (learning different strokes and improving technique). Adult Lessons: I will help with learning to swim, improvement, racing, triathlons, etc.

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    Do you know how to swim and want to improve your form and stroke efficiency? Do you want to learn how to swim, so you're comfortable in the water around friends and family? I have 25 years' experience teaching and coaching beginners to national level competitive swimmers, triathletes and providing wellness coaching to 100's of individuals and business leaders. Are you someone who needs to learn how to stay committed to your workout, fitness and/or personal goals? So, it doesn't matter whether you love to run, walk, swim, bicycle or do any other activity, I want to help you reach and surpass your personal and training goals. Please only reply to this ad if you currently live in Puget Sound area of Western Washington (Seattle, Eastside or Everett). I would love to teach you or your children how to become great swimmers and/or active individuals for life. Call or e-mail me today to discuss hourly rates and possible teaching locations for your first lesson, personal training or life coaching session.

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    My name is Courtney, and I have been actively involved in aquatics for roughly 6 years now. Having parents as aquatics directors, this has always been a huge aspect of my life. I have taught baby classes, children, and even adults and soldiers. I have worked on lakes, pools, and training facilities. I can accommodate with siblings and adults individually to personal goals. I am flexible on pricing and have Red Cross and YMCA certifications available for your peace of mind.

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    DiveSeattle is the west coast's premier springboard diving and aquatic community operating throughout the Seattle, Tacoma and Bellevue regions. We offer Olympic level coaching, competitive dive meets and local events, personal coaching, and training. Both are in the Olympic development (future champions) program as well as in all basic to advanced level springboard diving instruction, levels for ages 5-22. Call us. Spots fill quickly!

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    I have been teaching private and group swim lessons for over 8 years. I am a swimming instructor and I do the ff: * Instructing all swim lesson participants * Insuring safety of the participants in my classes * Work hours as scheduled which includes beginning and ending class on time; remaining after class to answer participant and/or parent questions as needed, and clean up supplies. * Instruct and evaluate students participating in swim lessons * Submits completed report cards, skills sheets and attendance information on time * Act immediately and appropriately to secure safety of patrons in the event of emergency. * Presents professional appearance and attitude at all times, and maintains a high standard of customer service.

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    I am a former NCAA Division I coach, national coach of the year, triathlete coach and masters coach. I teach adult lessons.

    • 13 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
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    SafeSplash Swim School provides professional swim instruction for kids and adults. We have successfully delivered over 4.5M swim lessons nationwide. Small class sizes, certified instructors and warm water make us unique. Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin is part of our team. We take great pride in matching the teaching style of our instructors to the learning style of our students. This is something we call the SafeSplash Match.

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    I'm lifeguard certified and a former collegiate division 1 varsity swimmer who is here to help you swim! If you are just learning to swim, you want to master the different strokes, or are just training for a triathlon, I can help you.

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    Teacher James has Red Cross certifications -- WSI Lifeguard, YMCA Lifeguard and YSL II. I have taught swimming for the last three years at the YMCA and currently for Samena Aquatics. I teach all levels, adaptive, adults and swim teams. I'm currently a Special Olympics coach for Samena Splashers. I was a four-year letter men in high school -- '72-'76.

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    I have 15 years of competitive Division l head coaching experience. I am a two-time national coach of the year. I teach stroke technique and efficiency, specializing in training design tailored to individual needs and goals.

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    I am an advanced player of various instruments and love interacting with others. No matter your age or skill level, I can be a great personal teacher just for you!

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    I offer group and private swim lessons for adult or children. If you have a fear of the water or would like to just improve on techniques you already know, I can cover it all. I have been teaching for 22 year, and I love my job. Swimming is my passion, and to get to do it everyday, and teach others how to as well, is quite a blessing.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    At what age should you start swim lessons?

    From 6 months to 96 years old, no one is too young or too old to benefit from swimming lessons. Once your baby is six months old, they are eligible to take “parent and me” swimming lessons from most swim schools. When babies are between six months and several years, you or another guardian must be with the baby throughout the entire lesson for safety reasons. Even if babies can’t walk, they quickly adapt to moving in water, so familiarizing them early means more fun for everyone and keeps them from being afraid of water later on. It also helps with water safety and drowning prevention. As for adults and seniors, it’s never too late to start swimming. Knowing how to swim can not only save your life, it provides an impact-free way to safely exercise and keep muscles and joints limber. Swimming can even help relieve pain from chronic diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most swimming schools offer group or private instruction, so if you’re shy about learning a new skill, you can do so one-on-one.

    Why are swimming lessons important?

    Swimming lessons have major health and safety benefits, not to mention the fact that swimming is really fun. Here are some of the many reasons swimming lessons are important:

    • Life saving: Knowing how to swim can help you save your own life or the life of someone else. Prevent drowning by learning to swim.
    • Improved health in seniors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that water-based exercise can decrease disability and maintain bone density in seniors.
    • Good mental health: Swimming can improve moods in both men and women, according to the CDC. Swimming can help with depression, can create bonds in families and can promote mental wellness in pregnant women.
    • Arthritis relief: Water-based exercise can ease joint and other physical pain in people suffering from arthritis, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
    • Whole-body workout: Swimming works all your muscles — without the impact of a sport like running.
    • Water safety: It’s important for swimmers of all ages to learn about water safety. Swim lessons provide the proper pool and water etiquette to help keep everyone safe and having fun.  

    How much are swimming lessons?

    Not only is swimming fun, but knowing how to swim can save your life by preventing drowning. The average national cost for swimming lessons ranges between $40 and $50. Swimming lessons can vary in price depending the type and length of lesson you select. Private swimming lessons, where you receive one-on-one coaching with a swim instructor, will cost more than group lessons. The longer the lesson, the more it will cost. Swimming lessons are available for people of all ages, so if you’re an adult just learning to swim there are beginners’ classes suitable for you. There are also advanced classes for adults who are training for races or want to hone their skills. Pricing can vary depending on where you live as well as the amenities offered by the pool. For example, a pool with private locker rooms and a hot tub may have higher rates than a basic swimming pool. Here are some examples of the average costs of adult swimming lessons:

    • Private lessons for adults:
      • 30-minute lesson: $35-$50.
      • 60-minute lesson: $55-$80.
    • Group lessons for adults:
      • Ongoing 60-minute lessons: $90-$110 per month.
      • 60-minute drop-in lesson: $25-$40 each.

    How early can babies start swimming?

    Most swimming instructors and swim schools offer infant swimming starting at six months. Although it is not formal swimming, the lessons familiarize your baby with moving in the water, and also teach you the basics of keeping your baby safe in the water. You or another guardian will stay with the baby in the water throughout the entire lesson.

    The American Academy of Pediatrics does not recommend formal swim instruction until one year old, but taking your infant to regular swim class can be fun, safe and helpful for developing baby’s coordination and awareness of water. Experts urge parents not to become overconfident in their children’s water skills. Keep in mind that most children aren’t really able to swim on their own until they’re at least four years old. Even if they’ve had swim lessons, always watch younger children when they’re in the water and be ready to react in case of an emergency.

    How do you prepare for infant swimming lessons?

    There are several steps you can take to prepare both yourself and your baby for the exciting adventure of infant swimming lessons. Start by introducing your baby to being in the water via the bathtub. There are no immunizations specific to swimming that your child needs before playing in a public pool, but do research to confirm the pool is well-maintained and has a clean bill of health. You’ll need the right swim gear; proper attire can include swim diapers and protective swim pants. Be prepared to check regularly and change soiled diapers as needed. The CDC warns against allowing your child in a public pool if they have any symptoms of diarrhea; swim diapers and swim pants can’t protect against transmission of germs in this case. For outdoor pools, apply water-resistant sunscreen to the delicate skin on your baby’s face and body approximately 30 minutes before pool time to prevent burns. For the health of your baby and other children, it’s important for your child to be in good health when attending swim lessons. If they have a cold or fever, it’s better to keep them home. Finally, be prepared to have fun.

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