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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 Mission Viejo personal trainers
Thumbtack Customer
If motivation, flexibility, and a personal approach are what you're looking for in a Personal Trainer, then Clyde is the man for you! He keeps regular contact between sessions with texts to keep me motivated and on track! Clyde is constantly reminding you to combine your diet with your workout. It has a motivating effect which is exactly what you want in a trainer. I highly recommend him as a trainer. Do yourself a favor and get in touch.
Create A Healthier BodyCreate A Healthier Body
Thumbtack Customer
I am currently working with Jobi. I haven't worked with a personal trainer before often thinking that they were somewhat over rated. However after meeting with Jobi and speaking with him about fitness goals I knew I found the right guy for the job. He does what he can in regards to scheduling and seeing what works best for you and truly puts his clients needs first. I am looking to the end result of my time with Jobi.
Fitness Comes First LLCFitness Comes First LLC
Thumbtack Customer
The best investment I made in 2016! I highly recommend Clyde as a personal trainer. I’ve been training three days a week with him, and I feel great after my workouts. The best part of working with clyde is I don’t have to think, I just have to do. He knows when I should stop, better than I do. He pushes his clients to their full potential, also is extreamly knowledgable about fitness and nutrition all while keeping the workout fun. More importantly he is always patient, professional and an all around great person. He wrotes on his profile " Give me 12-weeks to help you change your mindset, body and lifestyle." But, based on my experience of training with him, give him only two weeks, and then you will feel the noticeable changes. Clyde, Thank you for all you do to help me reach my goals.
Create A Healthier BodyCreate A Healthier Body
Thumbtack Customer
I always said to myself that I would never use a personal trainer and would reach my goals by myself, but I can honestly say it was one of the best decision I’ve made to train with Clyde. His easygoing and friendly personality creates a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. I am amazed at the result because it is just not the weight. I actually have built muscle as well. My legs, Arms, and my stomach are so much firmer and stronger. I am 100% happy with my results even though I am not done yet. I have not reached my goal. Clyde knows what he is doing. Believe me, he is an expert at getting your body where you want it to be. His prices are great compared to the result that you get. I would never go anywhere else. I recommend him 100%. Thank you Clyde, you are the “ Best “.
Create A Healthier BodyCreate A Healthier Body
Grant L.
When I look back just 3 months ago, I was a completely different person. I still had a drive to better myself, but I didn't know how. Weighing in at about 190 lbs and much weaker physically than I'd like to admit, I set out on a search for a personal trainer. I found Clyde here on Thumbtack and immediately he showed he was professional and friendly. Over these last three months my body, my drive and my lifestyle have all changed drastically for the best. Clyde has been a huge motivator helping me shred fat the right way: by replacing it with muscle. I am now 170 lbs, only 15.9% body fat, and MUCH stronger than I imagined I would be at this point. Clyde has shown me the ins and outs of nutrition, training and how to live an overall healthy lifestyle. Clyde is very experienced in his field and lives what he preaches. He will set attainable goals for you and will always make sure you have what you need in order to succeed. I feel that I have gained a life-long friend in Clyde and I could not recommend him more highly! If you are unsure or on the fence about improving yourself, don't be! Talk to Clyde, he will be with you every step of the way on your journey to Create A Healthier Body!
Create A Healthier BodyCreate A Healthier Body
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