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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 Bay Area personal trainers
Thumbtack Customer
Abbie has been an amazing personal trainer!
Weikang W.
Walked through with me about training plan and nutrition plan in detail! Very responsible personal trainer!
Custom Fit - Personal Training & NutritionCustom Fit - Personal Training & Nutrition
Thumbtack Customer
This is far and away the best personal training I've ever received!
Custom Fit - Personal Training & NutritionCustom Fit - Personal Training & Nutrition
Ferran T.
Definitely my favorite personal trainer to date! Thanks Jackie!
YouniquelyFit San FranciscoYouniquelyFit San Francisco
Jin Z.
I have been training with custom fit studio for a few months. I enjoyed with my personal trainer and have gained more muscles and got more fit.
Custom Fit - Personal Training & NutritionCustom Fit - Personal Training & Nutrition
Thumbtack Customer
Doing personal training with Xavier and he's awesome! We train at 6 AM and he's always a ray of sunshine. He knows how to push you without being uncomfortable.
Xavier's Personal Training and Massage TherapyXavier's Personal Training and Massage Therapy
Thumbtack Customer
David is an excellent coach and very knowledgeable about personal training. He's been fun to work with and I look forward to continuing to work with him.
David ScottDavid Scott
Thumbtack Customer
Andrew is on point as a personal trainer. He takes the time to understand your goals, and then delivers the training and education to get you there. 3 sessions so far and I am seeing significant progress in getting rid of a chronic back pain.
Andrew Cheit FitnessAndrew Cheit Fitness
Jenn K.
David is a great trainer! He is extremely knowledgeable and experienced in matters relating to personal training, human anatomy, exercise physiology and nutrition. He will assess your fitness level and customize workouts to help you achieve your goals. Also, very punctual, responsive and flexible with scheduling.
David ScottDavid Scott
Soraya M.
Sunil is an amazing personal trainer! He is very flexible, punctual, and patient. I am really enjoying the classes with him. I like how he combines the classes with cardio, strength, or boxing. So happy with the results I am getting with Sunil these months. Thank you so much, Sunil ;) I highly recommend Sunil if you are looking for a personal trainer in San Francisco and want to have a great time while working out!!
Boxing + Yoga + Personal trainingBoxing + Yoga + Personal training
Thumbtack Customer
Scott is a great personal trainer who spends time to cater the training regime specifically to your needs. He's also pro-active in providing additional benefits such as nutritional analysis, supplement recommendations, and general health tips. I would definitely recommend Scott if you're looking for personalized attention and a good motivator.
Scott Judkins Personal Training, Swim LessonsScott Judkins Personal Training, Swim Lessons
Thumbtack Customer
Evan's a fantastic personal trainer. I've been working out with him for about five months, and he's helped me make more progress on strength training than I ever had before. Evan developed a training program suited to my needs and was really attentive in helping me find the right gym and right equipment to train with on the days that I'm not with him. He also made some recommendations to make sure my diet was conducive to muscle gain. Evan is also super knowledgable; whenever I have a question about a certain exercise he's recommended, he has a good answer for me, stemming from his years of experience in fitness. Overall, I'd definitely recommend Evan for whatever fitness goals you're working on. He's smart, professional, and detail-oriented, exactly the traits that you want in a personal trainer.
Custom Fit - Personal Training & NutritionCustom Fit - Personal Training & Nutrition
Kyle M.
John was a great coach and an overall great person. He didn't just treat this experience as a job but treated it as a person who would like to achieve a goal. I highly recommend John as a personal trainer!
Fast Pace Personal Training inc.Fast Pace Personal Training inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Evan is the best personal trainer I have ever worked with. He tweaked our workouts to exactly what I wanted, was supportive, encouraging, and just generally great to work with. I'd recommend him to anyone.
Custom Fit - Personal Training & NutritionCustom Fit - Personal Training & Nutrition
Jenny M.
Sunil is an awesome personal trainer. I've worked with several trainers and he's the best. His workouts are challenging and never boring, plus he always catches you if you try to cheat (which I do often). He is tough and I've gotten noticeably stronger in the 2 months we've been working together. I highly recommend.
Boxing + Yoga + Personal trainingBoxing + Yoga + Personal training
Zoe M.
Mr. Shaw was and has been incredibly responsive to my personal needs. As a former athlete who is now out of shape, he has been encouraging and helpful in pushing me just enough. Best trainer I've ever had.
Marcellis Shaw Personal TrainingMarcellis Shaw Personal Training
J. Z.
I've been working with Evan and his team for quite some time now and would definitely recommend them to anyone. I've worked with several trainers in the past at other gyms or studios but have to say this has been the best experience. It's obvious all of the trainers here know fitness and teh facility is top notch. It's a very welcome and low key environment. I've seen several people in their 80s train here which has been great to see! It's never too crowded and only personal training. Would definitely recommend to anyone needing instruction on weight training or looking to get into shape.
Custom Fit - Personal Training & NutritionCustom Fit - Personal Training & Nutrition
Thumbtack Customer
Abbie has become my personal trainer. She listens well and directs well. She obviously knows her stuff and has good advice to give. She pushed me hard but not to the point of not being able to do out next session.
Thumbtack Customer
For a while I had been looking into finding a personal trainer to learn the proper form of workout and better motivation. Evan is a spectacular personal trainer. He's very knowledgeable about what he is doing and will tune the workout towards your weak points. The first session he do your measurements and observer your strengths and then make a plan based on your time to help you reach your goal. I was in the city for short time, but he also gave me workout instructions that I can keep doing on my own and I am very happy I had the chance to workout with him.
Custom Fit - Personal Training & NutritionCustom Fit - Personal Training & Nutrition
Thumbtack Customer
I had been looking for a personal trainer for months, and I'm very glad that I had the chance of working with David! He is so passionate, so professional and the most importantly very well-informed. I was really enjoying his training sessions, because they were so focused and very motivating to develop more and to make progress. The training's pressure was just enough and I could easily see the difference after each session! I learned a lot from him! Highly recommended!
David ScottDavid Scott
Thumbtack Customer
Evan is very knowledgeable and his gym is BEAUTIFUL. I unfortunately couldn't continue after my trial session due to a life change (moving to another state) but I HIGHLY recommend his services for anyone looking for a serious custom fit to their personal training.
Custom Fit - Personal Training & NutritionCustom Fit - Personal Training & Nutrition
Buck S.
I've never seen a studio or gym this nice and well kept. It has top notch amenities(shower, towels, air conditioning in SF!) and staff. I've been training here for some time (3 months) and have seen great results, especially my balance.. Evan works with a great staff and Scott (my trainer) has designed a very effective workout program to address my right side\leg which is weaker than the left from breaking my femur. Great experience, would definitely reccomend for personal training!!!
Custom Fit - Personal Training & NutritionCustom Fit - Personal Training & Nutrition
Thumbtack Customer
I started training with Evan over a year ago to get in wedding shape. I've had a few experiences with PT in the past, and I immediately recognized Evan has a consistent and effective approach. He focuses on building core strength through increasingly challenging and varied routines. My wife and I co-trained with him and collectively both of us got below our target weight well before our wedding. Evan is a pleasure to train with, personable, yet focused on form and your feedback on aches and pains. I've continued to train with him in the months after our wedding as I've found a side benefit of the core strength has been significantly less back pain. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Evan as an excellent personal trainer for a wide variety of fitness goals.
Custom Fit - Personal Training & NutritionCustom Fit - Personal Training & Nutrition
Thumbtack Customer
I've been training with David for about 5 weeks now. I decided to train with David initially because I felt like he listened to my goals and he sounded like he had a lot of experience. He was the first person I interviewed but I remembered that he was the most humble and down to earth, and I had a feeling I'd be comfortable training with him. All the men trainers I interviewed talked to me like I had two brain cells, and I found David to be the most up front and honest. My goal is to lose weight, tone up and to strengthen my left shoulder for outrigger canoeing. So far, I am noticing a huge difference with my left shoulder. Its stronger and it no longer bothers me when I go paddling or perform certain exercises. Its still not 100% in strength but has gotten a lot stronger through training. All our sessions are pretty different and varied. I never know what to expect from David, which is good. I get bored at the gym because I love the outdoors, but David keeps it interesting. David pushes me when he thinks I'm slacking off, which often times, he is mostly right about.... I need someone to push me or I will slack off, which is probably a good reason to hire a trainer. David goes out of his way to make it work for his clients. He genuinely cares about his clients and loves what he does. I can tell by the excellent service he provides for his clients. My personal belief is that its important to practice what you preach, and David is a trainer that is in great physical condition, and knows what he is doing. I personally did not want to hire a personal trainer at the local gym that looked like they needed training themselves... I highly recommend David as a personal trainer. Due to his diverse background, I believe he would be a great fit for many.
David ScottDavid Scott
Siddhi B.
Steve was very quick and punctual with providing information related to the services he can offer based on what I was looking for. He was willing to work with my availability and offer alternative options. I would definitely recommend reaching out to him if you are considering personal training options.
Steve Paul AthleticsSteve Paul Athletics
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