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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. 

Also read, "How much does a personal trainer cost?"

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 Chula Vista personal trainers
Leontine T.
Eric of "Body By Eric" is phenomenal!!! He knows his stuff; and makes it fun while helping you get fit!!! I've hired Personal Trainers before, and Coach Eric... is one of THE BEST Personal Trainers out there!!!
Body by EricBody by Eric
Rebecca P.
Oscar met with my mom and I could tell right away that it would be a perfect match. She is elderly and he was very thorough. Oscar is a great personal trainer. I would recommend him to anyone who is in need of a personal trainer from more simple to difficult!!!!
OTeam Mobile FitnessOTeam Mobile Fitness
Bernadette C.
Straight to the point. No BS. Exactly what I was looking for in a personal trainer, postpartum. Each session is different, never boring and I feel GREAT after! Highly recommend Markshane!
San Diego, CA. Shape Up Studio Personal TrainingSan Diego, CA. Shape Up Studio Personal Training
Reginald J.
Good trainer for the working out portion. Needed more from the informative side of health. I excepted more information, from the trainer, like I don't have the information myself, hence why I hired a personal trainer. I don't know stuff that I should know in terms of healthiness. Somewhat vague with information. Work in progress, review subject to change.
Armin Moridi - Fitness CoachArmin Moridi - Fitness Coach
Thumbtack Customer
First time ever getting a personal trainer! I can definitely say it's been nothing but great things from Markshane! He's very motivating and really knows how to keep you from giving up. The hours at Shape up Studio are very flexible which is great for people who are very busy with their days. I wouldn't go to any other training studio!
San Diego, CA. Shape Up Studio Personal TrainingSan Diego, CA. Shape Up Studio Personal Training
Cecilia D.
Oscar began training my husband and me about six weeks ago and we are already seeing positive results. My husband is an overweight diabetic in his mid-60s and I am in my mid-fifties and also need to reduce and tone. We both wanted to get in better shape and I found Oscar on "Thumbtack" when I looked for a personal trainer. Oscar has been very professional and very easy to work with because of his friendly, positive, easy-going personality and because he accommodates my work schedule. He is very experienced in personal training and has a college degree. We train three days per week and Oscar is very punctual and dependable. His training routines vary every time. We do weight training, mixed martial arts, which I've always wanted to learn to do, cardio, core exercises, and flexibility exercises. Oscar has been very sensitive and responsive to our needs and physical limitations, and although he pushes us to work hard, he knows when to ease up and allow us to catch our breath. We also like that he brings the gym to us. We feel that investing in Oscar for our physical well being has been an intelligent choice and a good value because we are improving our health. We highly recommend O'Team Mobile Fitness to anyone who wants to improve their health.
OTeam Mobile FitnessOTeam Mobile Fitness
Daniel F.
Trace was totally cool. He was able to work with my injuries from the past. Being able to workout, outside was probably the best part of everything. He has everything you need from wieghts to kick boxing equipment. He's good at what he does. His van has lights, which was awesome during day light savings time. I would definitely hit him up if you're looking for a personal trainer.
Trace MorganTrace Morgan
Sabbi T.
I personally have struggled with losing weight from a very early age, and I thought I had tried every option from going to the gym to dietary pills and I never saw any results. To be honest, this really discouraged me and caused me to just kind of give up, and that's how it's been for the past few years. Rewind to about two months ago, I downloaded Thumbtack and decided to explore the IDEA of a Personal Trainer, but wasn't quite committed to actually doing it yet. I came across many well qualified people, but then I found GitFitNick and something about Nick really caught my interest. All of his clients had nothing but positive and genuine things to say about Nick and the way he trains, and if we're being honest, I HEAVILY rely on reviews. So I decided to ask a couple questions and a few days later, I found myself sitting across from him completely nervous and talking about my goals. Looking back, I kind of laugh at how nervous I was because it turned out to be one of the best decisions of my life. Most trainers only motivate you when you're physically in the gym, and when you leave, you're out trying to keep the motivation up by yourself. Trust me, I personally know how hard that can be. But with Nick, he does everything in his power to make sure you are motivated 24/7. He will take time out of his day to help if you're struggling with a certain aspect, like grocery shopping or a workout. He never makes you feel like you can't reach a certain goal, and even if you had a hard week staying on track, he'll show you support and kindness like no other. He has this way of making you feel like you're his only client because he's just so genuinely involved in your journey, and without his constant motivation and support, I don't think I would have ever been able to look in the mirror and finally start to be happy with my myself. Although I was only able to train with Nick for two months before having to move back to school, he's already impacted my life in such a wonderful way. He's helped me see more progress in two months than I ever saw in five years, and I'm still pretty shocked. And even though I'm away at university, he still takes time out of his day to check in and makes sure I'm still on track with my goal. So if you're looking for someone who will be there to help every step of the way and will NEVER give up on you, then Nick will be my be #1 choice every single time without fail. I never thought I would say this in my life, but I'm so excited to come back home and start training with you again Nick. You've completely changed my life for the better, and I don't think I'll ever be able to thank you enough. I'm apologize that this review is so long, but I just wanted to give a small inkling of just how amazing Nick really is. And if you've been looking for a sign to get a Personal Trainer, this is it and I sincerely hope you choose Nick.
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