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Madison Personal Trainers

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Pinnacle Health + Fitness
4.7
from 16 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy P.
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I’ve had the honor and pleasure of working with Christine James over the past few years. She has been an outstanding personal trainer and fitness instructor! She always inspires me to be my best using a very effective, balanced approach. After listening intently to my training objectives, she designs a comprehensive, customized program to reach those goals. During training, she always challenges me to work hard while providing lots of encouragement and praise. She’s a wonderful cheerleader inspiring me on to success in achieving my fitness goals! I look forward to every session with Christine. She is entertaining, friendly, personable and loads of fun. I’ve had many amazing abdominal workouts due to laughing so hard during her training sessions. She has also taught me how to work smart including the correct way to perform exercises to prevent injuries and how to modify in areas, like my knees, that are prone to injuries. I’m truly grateful to Christine for not only being instrumental in helping me to be fit and strong but also for contributing greatly to my enjoyment of exercise and enhancing my quality of life. I would highly recommend Christine for anyone looking to achieve a higher level of strength and fitness while infusing fun and enjoyment in the process!

Liberty Hodges Fitness
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ben P.
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Liberty possesses a unique ability to teach basic skills, as well as the ability to create high level programming specific to each individual athlete's needs. He has extensive knowledge in functional body weight exercises, Olympic lifting, movement, yoga and nutrition. I've been impressed not only with his emphasis on technique, but also with his focus on movements and exercises designed to increase mobility and alignment, and prevent injuries. He has extensive experience in working with people of all athletic abilities. If you are looking to push yourself and have fun, I highly recommend training with Liberty Hodges.

The Hills Personal Training
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Colleen H.
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Sarah was extremely helpful and motivational during our training sessions. She was always pushing me to keep going and remained positive, even on the hard days. Sarah has this energy about her that makes your workout fun, unlike any other training experience I have had in the past. I highly recommend to anyone looking for a trainer, to choose Sarah, you will not regret it!

LM Personal Wellness
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
CYNTHIA J.
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I have been training with Lukas for over 4 years. He provides excellent training and nutritional information. He pushes me to work hard and also provides modifications for my physical limits. He has helped me to develop better habits that make me feel good about myself and he reminds me to make ME a priority. LM Personal Wellness provides flexibility with my forever changing schedule and the private in home workout space is FANTASTIC. I highly recommend this service!!

Curtis Walker
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley N.
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When it comes to personal training, Curtis is the best. His combination of yoga and strength training workouts are creative and effective. He helped me strengthen my muscles and increase my flexibility within a couple months. He exceeded my expectations. I recommend him to everyone.

  • 10 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Carol W.
Verified review

Nike provided personal training was really personal. Met my needs and provided encouragement to help me meet my goals.

Shana Tiltrum
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jim K.
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I have been training with Shana for over a year now. She's an awesome trainer and really makes the workouts fun and entertaining! She continues to come up with new exercises and it's a great balance between weights, cardio, core work and some yoga. I would encourage anyone interested in getting fit or increasing their endurance to signup for some PT sessions.

Door 2 Door Fitness, LLC
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Judi S.
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Great trainer!! Listens and is very patient. Not pushy at all and there is no embarrassment regardless of fitness level. Kathy also is great at keeping you inspired to continue towards your goal. Best trainer I've every had!

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Freedom Fitness, LLC is in the business to help men and women of all ages overcome battles with disordered eating. It is designed to inspire passion in others to learn the value of mindfulness, peacefulness, strength training, daily activity, balance in life, and overall happiness.

  • 6 years in business
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Because I love what I do and do what I love. Meaning, everything I teach I practice. I am always looking for more information and constantly breaking down walls and learning new things. Implementing Fitness, health and well being is a skill and requires above all else, consistency and accountability. That is what I am here to do, create consistency, and hold clients accountable. My approach is unique in its simplicity. With a solid understand of what makes the body work, both bio-mechanically and neuromuscularly, As a coach I can achieve any goal a client may have.

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Commit 2B Fit is a small personal training studio that delivers big results. Each client completes a fitness and personal goal assessment that is the foundation of their fitness program. Clients are held accountable for their own goals through adopting healthy lifestyle habits to reach their goals.

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I pride myself on knowing my clients and meeting their specific needs as an individual. You will have a good time while working out and WANT to come back!

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We offer strength training and conditioning, fusion, floor calisthenics, stretching, low-impact movements, and understanding how nutrients work while training. Find out which movements work best based on your individual capacities.

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I specialize in a wide range of fitness, from strength and conditioning training to dieting. All fitness routines are adjusted to your personal goals and lifestyle.

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We offer personal training for a lasting change. Whether you choose personal training, athletic performance training, or studio classes, Core offers the support you're looking for to reach your goals. We assess, educate and customize. These are the three things Core does better than the rest, and they make a big difference in the results you see and feel.

  • 4 years in business
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I train all levels, from athlete to general population, handling all age levels and abilities, with an emphasis on regenerative exercise and injury prevention techniques. I also specialize in small group boot camp/circuit training! I have many different styles and classes at Digman Fitness on the west side of Madison at 6121 Odana Road.

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Get fit. Enjoy the ride on a whole new level. "Adam tailored my bicycle to fit my needs then spent two hours per month helping me get stronger. I'm now the strongest in my weekly group ride with no pain! Thank you." Whether you are looking to win more events or just ride more with less pain - Adam Clark at Fit Superbe will help you reach your goals.

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I offer individualized programming for CrossFit and weight lifting and for those who have goals of one day competing or just wanting to be healthy.

  • 3 years in business
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I am an ACE certified personal trainer with AED and CPR training with a background in MMA. I always do whatever is best for my clients.

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If you haven't been taught how to train your body the way it's meant to be trained, it's not your fault that you aren't achieving your goals. You just need to learn. Contact me and we will make your dreams a reality.

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Beyond Fitness Personal Training and Boot Camps takes your fitness to new heights. We serve Walworth County, WI (Delavan, Walworth, Elkhorn, Fontana, Lake Geneva, Darien, Genoa City, Twin Lakes, Burlington). We offer: * Personal training * Power plate personal training * Abs and core training * Adults' and kids' boot camps * MMA and kickboxing fitness * Personal and group training * Your location or ours Contact Mike Ludens for more info or a consultation.

Q & A

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 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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