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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 El Cajon personal trainers
Thumbtack Customer
Markshane is amazing! I was so intimidated to start personal training but he's always in my corner cheering me on throughout the workout. He really cares about his clients and during the session his sole focus is on me and my form. It really is Personal training. The workouts are designed specifically for me which right now is at a beginner level and I know they will continued to be tailored to me as my fitness level rises. I totally give him 5 stars!!
UTC-MIRAMAR, CA. Shape Up Studio Personal TrainingUTC-MIRAMAR, CA. Shape Up Studio Personal Training
Daniel B.
I was looking for a personal trainer and Armin was the first to reply and based on other trainers I thought he would be the best fit. He is easy to get ahold of and communication is great. We set a phone call meeting and he asked me some questions and asked me what my goals were. He was easy to talk and I told him all I wanted to work on. Also accountability is a reason why I wanted a personal trainer. He checks up on me and right now I’m doing online training through him. His website was easy to navigate and then once I picked a plan I then got an in invitation to his Fitness App. I picked up bands and weights from him that he provided which was nice. Really nice guy and glad I got to meet him briefly beforehand. On the app he displays all my workouts there and messages me or comments on my progress. It is all organized and video provided make sure I’m doing the workout correctly. Weight loss and also workouts and updates my workouts. Im a sophomore in college and he makes it affordable to be able to get into shape. I’m looking forward to getting to my goal and Armin helping me get there. So far it has been great and I’m one step closer to my dream body. Thanks.
Marissa B.
Xavier is LITERALLY THE BEST TRAINER EVER! He has formal degrees in addition to personal training certification and experince! This was for me really important- I wanted to make sure my trainer knew what they were doing! HE REALLY KNOWS HIS STUFF! Every day we meet ( I see him twice a week) it's always something new and exciting! He is so helpful and always explains everything and gives in the moment prompting and direction if you want that! He is so flexible and always wanting to make the workout exactly what you want. His level of professionalism and communication are EXCELLENT AS WELL! He is always available when ever I have contacted him. He is always on time to session which I SUPER APPRECIATE! I have hated every other trainer I've worked with and always dropped out by week 2. I actually look forward to our sessions and look forward to continuing to work! He also has a formal nutrition background and training which is super awesome and helpful if you need that too! HE IS WORTH IT! CHOOSE HIM! I'll add my before and after pictures right before my wedding which is what I'm working up to!
Thumbtack Customer
Over the years, I have had the opportunity to work with several personal trainers and Markshane is the best I have found. The routines are tailored for my body and fitness level and each routine is different. The custom routines, keep you motivated and are targeted for your specific body needs. Markshane is tough, but professional and personable. He takes a special interest in your fitness goals. The recommendation is really in the results and I have seen the results. After just a few weeks, I have lost weight and can see my body becoming fit and tone all over. I am now performing workouts that I did not know I was capable of doing and gaining strength as I watch the positive changes in my body. Shape Up Studio comes highly recommended by me.
UTC-MIRAMAR, CA. Shape Up Studio Personal TrainingUTC-MIRAMAR, CA. Shape Up Studio Personal Training
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