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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.

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.

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.

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 Fresno personal trainers
Laura L.
Becky is an integral wellness professional, way more than you can expect from a personal trainer. I’m very happy with her advisory so far
Becky Wilson, Holistic Health and FitnessBecky Wilson, Holistic Health and Fitness
Osama R.
Austin is truly good at what he does, patient and detailed. This is my second week training and I already feel the difference. I feel confident reaching my personal fitness goals with him.
FIT4LIFEFIT4LIFE
Thumbtack Customer
I've been training with Chris for approximately one month now and let me tell you it's GREAT! I have had personal training in the past with other trainers and Chris by far is the best. He knows the proper workouts for your goals and body type. He is very knowledgeable and shares his knowledge with you so you are prepared and know what works and what doesn't. In the first month I'm down in weight and am toning up quick. I definitely recommend Chris as trainer. Be ready to work hard and be ready to see results. I will definitely continue my training with Chris.
C-fit Personal TrainingC-fit Personal Training
Thumbtack Customer
Kenny Williams CFT was one of four personal trainers I interviewed. He explained in his first text that during the free consult he would describe his services and answer any questions I might have. After first meeting, Kenny was the one I chose because I realized that he was extremely knowledgeable regarding body mechanics as well as fitness and nutrition. He seemed genuinely interested in me and my goals, made me feel comfortable and had the training experience I was looking for.
Kenny Williams CPTKenny Williams CPT
Jessica X.
From the moment she answered my request for a personal trainer, I knew this was my girl. I was really excited to work with her because she just seemed to get me and understand all the changes my body has gone through as a mom. I love the fact that she downloads me with information as to why and how things work the way they do. The studio never has more than a few people at a time training with other trainers and it's super clean. Most times there's no one else but her and I. It's not like a packed sweaty gym with people staring. Becky pushes me to my extremes and I've never worked so hard in my life...but I want it that bad! She's motivating, she checks in on me every few days to keep me accountable, she's informative...and she allows children. I bring my 5 month old daughter with me to training sessions and she watches and cheers me on. I've already lost 5 lbs just following her meal plans and working out 5 days a week. And I've only been seeing her for 2 weeks. I train with her 2 days a week and go to the gym 3-4 times a week. If you're ready to change your lifestyle and need some real help doing so, this is your girl. This is my first time hiring a personal trainer and I just got sooooo lucky. Thanks Becky! You're the best! 😘😘
Becky Wilson, Holistic Health and FitnessBecky Wilson, Holistic Health and Fitness
Chris W.
Chris is great! He’s very knowledgeable and takes the time to explain every aspect of your workout. He observes you during every exercise to ensure you maintain proper form. The best part is that he is always available to answer your questions be it in person or a quick text. I would recommend him to anyone looking to hire a personal trainer.
C-fit Personal TrainingC-fit Personal Training
Laura N.
Christian is a fantastic trainer and all-around person. He is very personable and truly listens to his clients in order to help them accomplish their personal fitness goals. As a professional fitness competitor himself, he is motivating through his own actions which in turn makes him relatable through different struggles for his clients. His knowledge and understanding of different types of training methods and diets keeps variety in work outs and helps the training to stay enjoyable even in more difficult months. If Christian were a super hero, he would be called SUPER Z, and have the power to lift heavy objects and the ability of mind control to turn clients into fitness phenoms.
Zavala FitnessZavala Fitness
Kerri H.
Austin listened to my goals and created a program to achieve those goals. He is very motivating and pushes me to reach my potential but doesn't push me past my limit. He provides well rounded services including exercise and nutrition and has a new high tech body measurement system that breaks down your body composition, helps design/target your program, and tracks your progress to staying fit and healthy. I would highly recommend Austin as a personal trainer!
FIT4LIFEFIT4LIFE
Peggie G.
Austin has been working with young adult son. My son was going to GB 3 on his own and just getting on the elliptical. He was at a lost as to how to how to benefit from the use of the total gym. GB3 personal trainers was too expensive for us. We found Austin and found his rates affordable. My son has just started his second month with Austin. His eating habits have changed for the better and actually looks forward to each workout. We highly recommend Austin!
FIT4LIFEFIT4LIFE
Thumbtack Customer
I've used a few personal trainers in the past but none like Becky! She is hands down 100% committed to helping you with your goals. From the very first meeting I knew she would be a great fit for me. If you want a trainer that keeps you accountable & is passionate about helping you succeed Becky is your girl. There wasn't one session where I didn't leave dripping in sweat. Most of the exercises I did were modified but they still kicked my butt! I think my number 1 problem is implementing my diet. I'm usually 100% dedicated to working out but not my diet. You need both. Becky kept me accountable & that's exactly the motivation I needed. She's awesome! I'm injured right now with a broken bone & fracture but I can't wait to get well & back in the gym with her!
Becky Wilson, Holistic Health and FitnessBecky Wilson, Holistic Health and Fitness
Soua C.
I came to Christian after hitting a weight loss plateau and still not seeing the results I wanted. In the short amount of time I've worked with him, I'm eating more and seeing better results, my body in general is getting stronger and tighter. Christian is very personable, knowledgeable, non-judgmental, a great listener and responds quickly when you reach out to him. He gives you his full attention during every session. I'm very particular so I like how he always observe your form and correct/educate if needed, this is something I could only get working 1:1. Christian is very pleasant to work with overall and I would highly recommend him as a personal trainer.
Zavala FitnessZavala Fitness
Ariane K.
I've met with Terry twice now and he's super helpful! Plus he was flexible when I got sick a day before we were supposed to go over his stress presentation, which I really appreciated. Overall I've been happy choosing him as my personal trainer because he's really kept me motivated so far, and I like how he willing to go that extra mile. I haven't tried exercising yet with him, but that's due to a nasty fall I had on Monday where my whole body still hurts just trying to walk! If you're hesitant about who to choose, I'd recommend messaging Terry, because the introduction is free and there was no commitment if you decide not to, but I had decided within a minute that I would, simply because I like his style. He doesn't just focus on exercise. Terry's approach is more holistic, which I prefer because of my anxiety, depression, etc. He also has really low rates, which I like (being a pretty broke college student...)
Body IN Mind LivingBody IN Mind Living
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