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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. 

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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 Petaluma personal trainers
Sara R.
Personal training-Colin is very patient with beginners but results are seen (and felt!) immediately. I highly recommend him.
Empowerment FitnessEmpowerment Fitness
Haley S.
Steve is the first personal trainer I have ever reached out to! Without knowing what to expect, my experience was comfortable and welcoming. It felt as though I was reaching out to a good friend for some fitness advice! Although I went with another trainer due to my location, Steve was incredibly responsive and helpful. Although my preferred time slot was not compatible with his schedule, he offered me the option of passing on my project to trainers he recommends. I appreciated this so much because I am inexperienced and did not know where to begin when looking for a trainer. Thanks for all your help Steve! And for being so friendly
Steve Paul AthleticsSteve Paul Athletics
Haley S.
I first reached out to Bryan because I was motivated by friends to hire a personal trainer. I knew that this would be the beginning of a fitness journey. I did not expect to receive so much encouragement in other aspects of my life. Upon reading the description of Bryan’s services I realized that this was the kind of coaching I need. I decided to give it a shot! His approach to connecting the mind, body, and soul is totally unique and I have not found anyone who offers remotely similar services. Upon beginning my sessions with Bryan, I realized: not only does he offer uniquely helpful services, but he is also a genuinely compassionate and caring individual. When speaking to him about my life/baggage/goals/aspirations, he listens attentively and helps me narrow down one or two areas of focus at a time. Although we started our journey together in fitness, I am transitioning to his Wellness Coaching to help me build stronger self esteem. Opening up about my baggage is scary and uncomfortable, regardless who I’m sharing with. But Bryan is an understanding and non judgmental person. He is not just highly educated. He is also personally experienced with the kinds of things I need help unpacking. I think his education AND experience combined are what make him such an effective motivator and a patient mentor. At the end of the day, Bryan is really helping me build up a solid routine and change my lifestyle around. This lifestyle change goes beyond fitness and nutrition. I am so grateful to have connected with him. I plan to take advantage of his remote services due to travel time from my location to his. I love that he offers remote services because, as I mentioned, his services are totally unique and exactly what I’ve always needed. Thanks for all you do, and for all you inspire ME to do. Much gratitude Bryan!
Elev8td WellnessElev8td Wellness
Daniella A.
STOP RIGHT THERE! Kiira is the one you want! I am not even sure where to begin describing Kiira, who I discovered on Thumbtack 8 weeks ago. I wanted a transformation of my body (which is definitely happening by the way!) but what blows me away about her is how supportive she is of me in every aspect of my life. She is an undercover healer of all the shit inside your soul. She is impeccably organized about planning your workouts. Exactly how many reps, exactly when you're increasing weight, exactly what the hold count is for each rep. She is running back and forth between watching exactly how your muscles are firing to her laptop to log your weight. It makes your workout feel seemingly EFFORTLESS while you are actually working your ass off. Time flies. Her gym and equipment are bomb. You will feel taken care of and invested in. You will want to invest in her and yourself because she's investing in you with her entire heart EVERY session. I have actually reflected on how to further invest in my own clients because she does it so well is inspiring. She is WITH YOU for your full session. My body has changed and continues to change. I work out with Kiira 3x per week and I will never look back. Personal training will be a part of my lifestyle now that I will continue to prioritize. She will win you over and then continue to find ways to challenge you and she's already talking about "reps to failure" and other stuff in the future we haven't done yet which I kinda dread, but I know I'll somehow be ready when the time comes. I feel strong and accomplished! I look forward to my workouts in the morning because I wanna be in her amazing presence. She is helping me with nutrition and has given guidance continually keeping me focused on protein for results. You are gonna love the version of you who works out with Kiira Kali.
Kiira Kali FitnessKiira Kali Fitness
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