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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does a personal trainer cost near me?

Expect to pay between $35 and $90 per hour for a personal trainer near you. The length of the session, as well as the number of sessions you book in advance, will have an impact on the price. You can often get lower prices per session by booking more of them. Group training also tends to be less expensive than one-on-one training, as is going to the gym instead of having the trainer come to meet you. Trainer certification is also a factor — trainers with more certification are likely to charge more.

It's important to do your research and get cost estimates from several personal trainers near you before you hire anyone. 

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How often should you see a personal trainer?

How often you should see your personal trainer depends both on your budget and your fitness level. If you’re new to the exercise routine, maybe start with one to three visits per week to establish a good routine and understanding. Talk to personal trainers near you to figure out the perfect cadence for your personal training sessions.

How can I find a trainer?

Search for personal trainers near you online, and identify the ones with the highest ratings. Read their customer testimonials, and look at customers’ before-and-after photos (if available). It’s also important to find out whether the trainers sought professional training and certification, if they can adhere to your schedule and if they can train you at a location that works for both of you.

Finally, contact several trainers for cost estimates. This way, you can hire a trainer who not only provides great services but also fits within your budget.

Is it worth getting a personal trainer?

If you have fitness goals that you’re having trouble accomplishing on your own, hiring a personal trainer can be worth the money. People rarely regret getting in shape — even if it costs money. Personal trainers create accountability, as you’ll have to confess to them if you don’t stick to your training schedule. They’re trained to push you just hard enough, and they take your body type and goals into account when creating a fitness plan.

What exactly does a personal trainer do?

A personal trainer is tasked with working with a client to achieve fitness goals. Personal trainers may take clients in a small group or do one-on-one training. Their focus is on fitness goals — muscular capacity, working on cardiovascular endurance, improving flexibility, and even recommending diet changes and at-home exercises. Personal trainers may work with clients in the gym or at their homes, depending on their preference.

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.

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.

Reviews for Scottsdale personal trainers
Ashlyn E.
Haven’t booked with EZ Personal Training, but his professionalism and responsiveness on this platform is much appreciated.
EZ Personal Training LLCEZ Personal Training LLC
Bhuvnesh C.
Having good experience working with Eric and his Personal Trainer - Amanda, she & Eric both provides awesome & excellent coaching.
EZ Personal Training LLCEZ Personal Training LLC
Michele G.
I am only in my second week of training with Elivira and she has already made a huge difference in my physical condition. She has far exceeded my expectations. If you are looking for a personal trainer I highly recommend Elvira.
Physiques Fitness by ElviraPhysiques Fitness by Elvira
Ravi Y.
Gregory is very knowledgeable and fantastic personal trainer. He helped me strengthening my back, gain weight and muscle which was my goal. Thank you Gregory 👍.
D-Rock TrainerD-Rock Trainer
Thumbtack Customer
Tyson is great! He provides a challenging workout that is tailored to my needs. I am seeing improved muscle tone and feel great. I would highly recommend Tyson as a personal trainer.
Traveling Fitness Trainers/Knee StrengthTraveling Fitness Trainers/Knee Strength
Charla P.
D Rock (Gregory) is an outstanding trainer with the skill base, knowledge and real life experience to use in developing client goals. Serious but pleasant, Gregory will guide you to the personal skills you need to succeed outside and inside the training lessons. Anyone who can train young people, middle aged and seniors all with success and injury management is a good investment! Get away from gym trainers, and get a qualified person like D — they were for me. D ROCK ROCKS!
D-Rock TrainerD-Rock Trainer
Mindy P.
If you are considering a personal trainer, these guys are definitely worth checking out. I decided to continue using them and couldn't be happier. They are both knowledgeable, fun, and great motivators. You can't go wrong with JoDee!
🔥 Dave & Kerry | THE 63 DAY TRANSFORMATION 🔥🔥 Dave & Kerry | THE 63 DAY TRANSFORMATION 🔥
Thumbtack Customer
Nadine is the best! I'm so happy I finally took the plunge and committed to personal training. I'm super stoked I chose Nadine to whip my butt into shape! The training facility it's self is awesome, and the location is extremely easy to find and get to. I loved everything about it so much so that I plan on being there 3 times a week!
The Fitness JointThe Fitness Joint
Enrique E.
This man is such a great Personal Trainer! He really helps you to reach your body goal and he also give a cook book if you wanna eat healthy. He is so chill! He’ll make sure that you will have a fun workout. Highly recommended!
Upscale Personal TrainerUpscale Personal Trainer
Thumbtack Customer
Cory followed up my initial contact in a professional but not pushy manner. Upon my arrival at his well appointed facility he ascertained exactly what my needs were and immediately set about evaluating my abilities and tailored a program to suit. I have no reservations in reccomending Corey as a comprehensively competent personal trainer.
Core Fitness AZCore Fitness AZ
Thumbtack Customer
Top Notch Training with Ty was a great choice. I have been working with Ty for almost 8 months now in Scottsdale, AZ. My goal was to lose weight and get into better shape. While I am still working on my goals, I can see results. Ty has also helped me with my diet plan. No two workouts are the same. Ty has also been flexible with my early morning schedule. No matter what your personal goals, Top Notch Training with Ty is a great choice.
Top Notch Training with TyTop Notch Training with Ty
Narine K.
Kristine is a fantastic coach! It’s my first time working with a personal trainer so I didn’t know what to expect at first but Kristine has exceeded all my expectations! Other than being extremely knowledgeable in her field ( duh she’s a pro bodybuilder!) she is able to strike a perfect balance between creating challenging but doable workouts. She also checks in with me during and after workouts to make sure that I don’t have issues with my knees and back. I highly recommend Kristine to anyone who’s either just starting their fitness journey or fitness enthusiasts who are trying to take their workouts to a whole new level!
GLO - Global Personal TrainingGLO - Global Personal Training
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