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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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 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 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.

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 Inglewood personal trainers
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I’ve only worked with Carl for a short time now (about a month), but I can wholeheartedly say that he is an excellent personal trainer. He’s been nothing less than awesome from the very beginning! He responded to my request for a quote and invited me to his facility for two free personal assessments (read: free workouts!) where he determined my level of fitness and customized a diet and training regimen specific to my goals. Moreover, he provided lots of information on diet and exercise, his professional experience, and the training packages offered at his facility. His experience, knowledge base, and level of professionalism made me feel comfortable enough to immediately sign up for his combination group and personal training package. I definitely can’t lie, the workouts are difficult (at least for me). However, Carl motivates you to keep going and honestly, he pushes me to perform exercises that I could never see myself doing. The best part is that he motivates you without barking out orders and he constantly changes the workouts so you’ll never get bored. His upbeat and positive attitude is infectious and great to be around. Even in his group classes, he makes sure that no one is ignored. He somehow manages to pay attention to everyone- correcting form, encouraging you to keep moving, and even cracking jokes with us. He goes above and beyond, always making sure to ask you how you are feeling when you come in and will even send you texts to check on you. It definitely shows that he cares for his clients and is invested in them successfully meeting their fitness goals. I have no reservation in recommending him to anyone that is ready to put in the work to meet their health/fitness goals! Cheers!
Carl Ihenacho - Personal TrainerCarl Ihenacho - Personal Trainer
Cyn K.
After dr's sent me home with little help and lil hope, other then meds, I found Nancy. Choosing to work with Nancy was the best decision I ever made to regain my health. She worked with my budget. She researched my condition and tailored specific workouts to make me feel comfortable, yet challenged. Her education & experience is impressive. However, her attention to your personal details, nutritional info and review of weekly food journal, shows she cares about what she does to improve your quality of life. I've been working with Nancy for 3 weeks and my recovery is amazing. I feel stronger, healthier, walking unassisted with more balance and more clear headed. Her motivational talks have been instrumental to my mental and emotional recovery as well. Do not look any further, whether you are a trained athlete or are wheelchair bound, Nancy is the one for you. Cyn Krull - 08/2017
Nancy SchwarzNancy Schwarz
Jessica G.
Theresa and Emily have been a godsend in my wellness journey!! I have felt a noticeable difference since starting my sessions with them. Theresa's workout plans are thoughtful, effective, and constantly changing so you don't get bored with the same routine every time! Theresa and Emily are both very accommodating, respectful, and determined to watch you succeed. Theresa has lots of professional experience in overall wellness (not just exercise, but nutrition as well!), which is no wonder as to why I'm feeling stronger and healthier with each passing session. I was in a car accident last year that lead to a herniated disc in my neck, a disc protrusion in my lower back, and many other injuries as well as an undiagnosed lifelong chronic illness that have both left me feeling terrible. But ever since starting my sessions with Theresa and Emily, it's been easier to go about my day-to-day activities. If you're looking for a personal trainer that will help you achieve your health and wellness goals, look no further! I can't recommend these two enough!
Melissa D.
Eric's exercise plans are great -- in addition to providing a well-balanced workout, I also noticed slight improvements to my sleep. Unfortunately, with the meal plan I cannot say the same. Within 24 hours of my first day of the meal plan, I got pretty sick and was out for about a week, with nausea, diarrhea, and a lack of appetite being some of my symptoms. My doctor informed me that the adjustment should have been gradual and provided by a licensed dietician. After a month, I am finally back on the mend. With that said, I'd recommend Eric for his exercise plans, and to check-in with a professional dietician for a meal plan that will be effective for you, and not just a general plan given to all -- especially since weight gain is not always accumulated in the same ways, i.e. medication, medical conditions, etc. And just a lil' note, NASM certified trainers are NOT qualified to PRESCRIBE meal plans, and are actually advised against doing so, per their website -- they can only provide advice and/or suggestions. So, definitely do your research, folks! UPDATED REVIEW: What I find sad is the fact that while I attempted to be fair and honest about MY experience, Eric found it cause to discredit my commitment to his program. I paid $400 upfront with the goal of losing weight in a healthy manner, which his reviews, Q&A's, and initial call assured me was possible. (So thanks for the "free" week, but you already had my money in your pocket. ;-)) Prior to the first week of my program, I increased my grocery budget to account for the larger portion sizes I would be consuming. I also created a meal, exercise, and notes tracker, which despite agreeing to do so, Eric would sometimes forget to check. However, this I understood since he typically checked in with clients via email. If and when I would forget to add to the trackers, I would always inform Eric of the reason why. Does that sound like someone who wasn't committed? In writing my review, I tried my best to be fair, as well as careful to not discredit the benefits of Eric's program. I also did not intend to discredit NASM, as I know of several NASM certified PTs who are just as effective as Eric, while ONLY suggesting dietary adjustments to their clients. Despite my being sick, I never once claimed it was his fault during our interactions, even though he admitted to possibly "overestimating my metabolism" -- hence the reason some PTs avoid meal plan prescriptions. And to clarify even more, which I probably should have done initially, assuming the fragility of Eric's ego -- I do NOT believe that the meal plan was my sole issue. In fact, I am now undergoing medical tests to ensure I have no substantial digestive issues. Ultimately, the meal plan was a messenger for possible underlying issues that could not be fixed by nutrition alone. That is why I recommended the expertise of a doctor or dietician for those who may have other issues aside from general weight loss, just to be on the safe side when starting such a program. I also did not want to make my review too personal, despite my not being fond of Eric's personality and lukewarm professionalism -- e.g. my creating trackers for HIS program, and I can now add a disregard for client confidentiality -- both red flags I overlooked because of his clients' results. Ultimately, I began this program with optimism and respect for what Eric could offer. I even continued the program after being sick for a WHOLE week by suggesting caloric and macronutrient targets instead of specific foods, which another NASM certified PT advised me to do. Although the following weeks were tough because I was recovering, as well as dealing with external circumstances and the holidays, I still did my best to stick with the exercise plan, which I still believe was/is beneficial. Walking away from a $400 program definitely hurt my pockets more than it should have hurt Eric's ego. However, his response to my review has definitely affirmed my need to do so. (You got five stars from EVERYBODY else -- learn from this and keep it pushing, as I did. Also if you feel reviews like these can pose a threat to your business, you may want to implement the use of policies, liability waivers and confidentiality agreements, which I'm sure your degree in Business Administration should have covered, right? Take care, man.)
Eric RamiaEric Ramia
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