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Top 10 Boot Camp Instructors near Milwaukee, WI

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4.9
from 23 reviews
4.9
(23)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 4 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
"Austin explained everything to me and made things simply understandable. The gym was already friendly and had a vintage / urban feel to it that you were at Elliott Hulse’s Strength Camp or even Christian Guzman’s (youtubers) start up gyms and I love they way there gym looks."
$45
estimated cost
5.0
from 11 reviews
5.0
(11)
GREAT VALUE
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"Alex provides a great atmosphere for fitness. Great selections & knowledge of each exercise in our circuit training class. Great music and a calming, professional approach, makes for a fun, productive workout."
$40
estimated cost
5.0
from 18 reviews
5.0
(18)
  • 6 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
"Noel is not only extremely knowledgeable in areas of fitness and nutrition but she continues to keep me highly motivated by her innovation as a trainer. Her classes are always different, she constantly challenges me to do more than I think I can do while ensuring I am using proper firm. She is always on time and truly cares about my success. I am grateful to gave such an amazing trainer and value everything she continues to teach me! She leads by example also and I am awed by her dedication and commitment to herself and those lucky enough to work with her! She has made a world of difference in my life regarding my own fitness and I look forward to my daily routine with her, so much so that I continue to get up in the wee hours of the morning to attend her camps lol!"
$50
estimated cost
5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
GREAT VALUE
"I really learned a lot about fitness. The thing that sets Max apart from a lot of trainers is I actually can say I learn how to do things on my own and he makes sure I understand everything we go over. Thanks Max! :-)"
$40
estimated cost
5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Libby is an incredible personal trainer. I have collaborated with her for client success over the last 4 years. She has a great eye for posture and alignmemt. She customizes workouts to restore balance and function. Libby is the coach I want for my fitness!"
$50
estimated cost
4.9
from 15 reviews
4.9
(15)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 5 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
"Designed a quality workout program both for the gym and at home. Efficient and concise workouts in less than an hour with good tips on proper form and minimal rest to produce better results."
$50
estimated cost
5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
"Jeff is a great personal trainer who takes the time to research specific exercises for each of his clients. For me I was recovering from a significant disk injury and Jeff was able to come up with personal training workout plans that helped strengthen other muscle groups while my back was still recovering yet. I was worried about keeping a good form with all of my exercises and he was there to point out when certain muscles fatigued and correct my form as needed. He definitely has tough love when it comes to pushing clients to their max, but does so professionally and in a fun manner. I would highly recommend Jeff to anyone who is new into personal training or someone who does not know what they are doing in the gym. Thanks Jeff!!!"
$45
estimated cost
5.0
from 11 reviews
5.0
(11)
  • 11 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"I cannot begin to describe how amazing seeing Jai has been for my health! I’m a active 32yr old female with an autoimmune disease. I have seen nutritonists, specialty doctors, personal trainers....you name it I’ve given it a try. I saw progress with each professional but each left me with either a new problem or with lifestyle changes that were not for me. With the nutritionist I had a super strict elimination diet...yes it worked but messed with my metabolism and left me with low energy. I saw a rheumatologist who put me on multiple medications....yes these worked but who wants to be on prescription drugs and again left me with low energy. Jai finally helped to pull every aspect of my life into a balance that is maintainable! Not just treating one aspect of my health but everything. I’m eating a ton of food, loosing weight/gaining muscle, my energy level is amazing, my mental clarity has improved drastically. I finally feel healthy. I’m actually off of my medications and most supplements (except for the basics - vitamin, fish oil, etc). Jai listens unlike any other trainer I’ve ever worked with. He finds your weak spots, pushes you and challenges you both mentally and physically. He helps push just enough to help promote change without stressing out your body and causing other issues. (Which I have found is the key when dealing with other health concerns....to much stress of any kind and you can end up with a severe flare up). Jai is always listening and constantly changing as your needs and sterengths change throughout the program. He is not a one size fits all trainer. My husband who had totally different goals and experiences saw Jai as well...he leaned out, built muscle, stopped living off of protein powders and supplements, he now has the tools to be more efficient in the gym and to lead an even healthier lifestyle. Jai is knowledgeable and is constantly expanding his educational background. He lives the lifestyle he preaches. Best investment I have ever made for my health and wellness! I cannot day enough good things about Coach Jai. If you show up mentally ready to listen and put in the work he will change how you look at nutrition and working out!"
$77
estimated cost
5.0
from 6 reviews
5.0
(6)
  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
"Andy definitely knows how to encourage / motivate you through your workouts!! He is very professional and thorough! "
$60
estimated cost
4.9
from 10 reviews
4.9
(10)
  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"If I was to describe Dylan in one word as a trainer, it would be EXCEPTIONAL !!! Dylan has taken my training to a whole new level. He is intelligent and uses science-based methods for his training. One of Dylan's best qualities is his attentiveness to his clients . My program is designed specifically for me with my goals as the focus. I feel completely confident in recommending him to anyone, and my results speak for themselves. Dylan's training is an investment that I couldn't be more satisfied with!"
$65
estimated cost

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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 kickboxing?

Kickboxing is a type of martial art whose basic moves are widely practiced in personal and group fitness regimens. In combat kickboxing, two competitors fight using four points of contact — both hands and both feet — unlike traditional boxing, where competitors are allowed to use their hands. In competitive kickboxing, opponents must remain standing, and no fighting can occur on the mat or ground. Kickboxing has its roots in Muay Thai and other ancient martial arts. Some elemental moves from kickboxing include roundhouse kicks, back kicks, hooks, uppercuts and more.

Modern group fitness kickboxing is practiced in gyms and workout studios across the country. It draws its moves from combat kickboxing, but instead of fighting with an opponent, participants perform jabs, crosses, punches and kicks in instructor-led, choreographed routines set to music. Personal trainers also incorporate kickboxing moves into workout routines, spending time punching and kicking the bag. These strength-building moves, mixed with high-intensity intervals, boost heart rate and increase strength.

Is kickboxing good exercise?

Kickboxing is great exercise. It works your whole body and really gets your heart pounding. Kickboxing combines upper- and lower-body movements like roundhouse kicks and uppercut punches that boost calorie burning. The type of kickboxing you do will determine how much exercise you get. Kickboxing training that takes place in a martial arts studio will involve kicking and punching a sandbag or sparring with a competitor, both of which will sharply increase the amount of exercise you’ll experience in a kickboxing session. Comparatively, a study by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) found that women doing group fitness cardio kickboxing burned between 6.45 and 8.3 calories per minute, or approximately 350-450 calories burned during an hour-long class. This is roughly what you can expect to burn with jogging or similar exercise, but ACE says that cardio kickboxing offers the added benefits of increased strength and flexibility, sharper reflexes, and improved coordination. Whether you’re training to fight competitively, learning kickboxing as a form of self-defense, or taking cardio kickboxing at your local gym, you’ll get a full-body workout with positive health benefits.

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.

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