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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 Mid-City personal trainers
Thumbtack Customer
don't want to have a personal trainer right now.... nothing personal
Lindsey Gentile - Personal TrainerLindsey Gentile - Personal Trainer
Cindy J.
Nancy is an exceptionally qualified personal trainer. She has both a medical training background. Just what I need in a trainer.
Nancy SchwarzNancy Schwarz
Thumbtack Customer
Personal trainer who to come your home or office
BACHBACH
Lillia f.
Theresa is an excellent trainer- super knowledgeable, caring and helpful! Would 100% recommend to anyone looking for a great personal trainer!
SMARTFITT- Theresa,RN BSN CCES FAS CNSMARTFITT- Theresa,RN BSN CCES FAS CN
Thumbtack Customer
Gil has now become my personal trainer permanently. He has gone above and beyond what a normal trainer has done. He cares and is committed to my goals.
Gil Correa Personal TrainingGil Correa Personal Training
Payton H.
"Melody is personable and has a lot of integrity. Having worked with other personal trainers, I can say that Melody is one of the best."
VDH VIRTUAL TRAINING GIRLS ONLY( price in profile)VDH VIRTUAL TRAINING GIRLS ONLY( price in profile)
Thumbtack Customer
Sameem is the BEST!!! Very knowledgeable and he keep close contact with his clients. His training sessions will give you all aspects of living a healthy life. I highly recommended Sameem for ones personal trainer.
Sameem Rouhani FitnessSameem Rouhani Fitness
Patricia Z.
Luis is an excellent personal trainer. Very easy to work with and very inspirational in helping me to work towards my fitness goals. Highly recommend!!!
Primal StrengthPrimal Strength
Noelle T.
This is my first time doing personal training virtually and I'm so glad I went for it! Melody is great, she's super responsive and has great workouts!
VDH VIRTUAL TRAINING GIRLS ONLY( price in profile)VDH VIRTUAL TRAINING GIRLS ONLY( price in profile)
Thumbtack Customer
I am still in the early stages of personal training, but so far the experience has been good. Jonathan challenges me with workouts I wouldn't do on my own.
Sparta AcademySparta Academy
Tallulah C.
Hiring Melody as my personal trainer is one of the best decisions I have ever made! Melody has helped me achieve my goals and I love our sessions. She makes it fun and enjoyable to train and she is very motivating and encouraging! I absolutely love her and highly recommend her!
VDH VIRTUAL TRAINING GIRLS ONLY( price in profile)VDH VIRTUAL TRAINING GIRLS ONLY( price in profile)
Thumbtack Customer
Charlie is an AMAZING personal trainer!!! His wealth of knowledge and experience far surpasses anyone I have ever worked with before. He really loves training people and truly cares about his clients. His main motivation is helping people become their best selves. I'm so glad I found you, Charlie!!! Maureen M.
Charlie Dannelly personal trainer & life coachCharlie Dannelly personal trainer & life coach
Thumbtack Customer
Dart is an amazing trainer! He has extensive knowledge of training and nutrition. He has put several programs together for me to help me reach my personal goals. He is an easily approachable, highly motivating, focused person. His tailored exercise regimens make a real difference in my overall health and sense of well being.
Dart Stamps TrainingDart Stamps Training
Mohamed E.
Howard is a great personal trainer! Very knowledgeable, and passionate about what he does. Takes your goals into account. And he also takes the time to make sure he explains why things should be done one way and not another, as opposed to just telling you what to do. I honestly could not have hoped for a better trainer.
Howard Skora FitnessHoward Skora Fitness
Ashley S.
I’ve been working with Raphael for a few weeks now and would highly recommend to anyone looking for personal training. Each workout is different, challenging, and motivating. I am already seeing results just after 5 sessions. Raphael is quick to respond and has fantastic pricing. A+ all around!
PURE Fitness and WellnessPURE Fitness and Wellness
Thumbtack Customer
I was looking for a trainer that would fit my time schedule and specifically my age. Rob is a perfect fit for everything I was looking for in a personal trainer. Adding my workouts to my day to day routine is the best thing I have done in 10 years. I feel very lucky to have found someone like Rob that not only is knowledgeable on all the fitness topics but also someone to keep me mentally stimulated and eager for the next workout.
RobFitRobFit
Reza R.
We hired Melody as personal trainer for my wife after our baby was born. My wife needed, not just to lose weight, but also to re-gain her strength. After few weeks of training we started to see some encouraging results. With her encouragement my wife managed to gradually losing postpartum problems. She was always available to help, even sending us texts from the Netherlands while on holiday. Once we hit COVID-19, she offered online training. My wife was skeptical at the beginning, but when started she was amazed. We definitely recommend her.
VDH VIRTUAL TRAINING GIRLS ONLY( price in profile)VDH VIRTUAL TRAINING GIRLS ONLY( price in profile)
Thumbtack Customer
Nick is an excellent personal trainer. He has flexible times and does an exceptional job working around my ability. He also knows how to push to exactly the right amount to get results. He talks you through each exercise and teaches skills which can be applied outside the gym.
NAB Fitness LLC.NAB Fitness LLC.
Thumbtack Customer
awesome and INTENSE is all i can say about Jeff's training sessions. first i would like to say that i never thought i would have considered hiring a personal trainer because of all the bs gimmicks and crooks out there. JP understands that every indivual has a different outlook on fitness and self image. i met jeff, told him all my goals up front, and took a chance. throughout every training session jeff has been encouraging and challenging. its never a dull moment. i've been with jeff for 3 months now, it's an investment worth making as long as you stay commited and driven.
JP FitnessJP Fitness
Chelsey M.
I’m an extremely reserved person in general, however, Matt made me feel comfortable considering the virus we’re experiencing this year. Before I made the choice to make an appointment to have Matt come out for a trial session I was very anxious and nervous because I didn’t know what to expect since I’ve never taken any kind of boxing class or done any exercises where it involved a personal trainer. Turns out it was the greatest decision I’ve made! Matt was exceptionally professional, kind, knowledgeable and supporting. I felt so at ease with the energy he projects and the workout was AMAZING! I’m the type of person where it takes a lot to make me break a sweat but this workout really kicked my butt. As a fairly thin woman my main concern is learning self defense in order to protect myself if I ever find myself in a dangerous situation and I’m very confident that I’m going to learn a lot with Matt and his team. He gave me his full and undivided attention and showed me what my weaknesses are and which areas I need to work on. He even gave me insightful advice for my diet. After just one session I felt extremely happy and confident which are emotions that I haven’t had in a while and I can’t express the excitement I feel to start consistent classes. I have not yet booked my full sessions with him for personal reasons, but Fightfit Personal Trainers will be my go to in the near future. I only had one session with Matt and I was extremely impressed! I will NOT be looking for any other trainers in this field other than Fightfit Personal Trainers!
FightFit Personal TrainersFightFit Personal Trainers
Thumbtack Customer
Prior to working with JJ, my lifestyle wasn't very active. I knew i needed a personal trainer to help with my exercise routine, and JJ was the perfect guy. Since I started working with him 2 months ago, I am now definitely stronger, and he'll push you during training but still make it enjoyable. He also pointed out the things I needed to maintain during my off days, such as cardio. I definitely recommend him to help anyone who wants to start an active lifestyle.
Sparta AcademySparta Academy
Erin P.
I could not be happier with the recommendation of Rachel as my personal trainer. She's the perfect combination of tough, empathetic, and professional- not to mention she just happens to be hilarious. I've been working with Rachel for five months now, and I see a huge difference in my strength, flexibility, and endurance. She's pushed me to take better care of myself and has such genuine care for her clients. The fact that I'm down a few dress sizes feels like just an added bonus. Do yourself a favor and start training with Rachel, you will not regret it.
Rachel Steinberg - 📍HollywoodRachel Steinberg - 📍Hollywood
Thumbtack Customer
Jonathan is the perfect personal trainer for busy professionals. He is patient, focused, supportive, professional, and educated. But he’s also hilarious and fun. I’m completely drenched in sweat after every workout, but always leave the gym in a calmer state of mind and feeling a lot better than when I walked in. I love working out with Jonathan and so will you!
Sparta AcademySparta Academy
David B.
Justin is an excellent personal trainer who keeps me motivated and pushes me to work harder than I ever could by myself. He has no problem accommodating my unusual schedule and is really knowledgeable about everything fitness and diet. I'm already seeing great results from our workouts and I'm excited to see where I'll be in few months!
Apex fitness & healthApex fitness & health
Joel S.
Emily has been a fantastic personal trainer. She has curated a bespoke plan for me that works with my schedule, body type, temperament and energy level. I’m always able to focus on different things in each session so that I never feel monotony and I always leave feeling incredibly rejuvenated and energized. I absolutely recommend her to anyone looking for a customized and effective experience.
Emily Baraff, CPTEmily Baraff, CPT
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