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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.

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 San Diego in-home personal trainers
Rebecca V.
After years of trying to lose weight on my own , trying to go to the gym, trying to exercise at home, I finally decided to hire a personal trainer to get to where I wanted to be. It was just not happening on my own. Laziness and excuses kept getting in the way. I did A LOT of research, and set up multiple consultations with various trainers to see who would be a good fit for me. I chose to go with Armin because he was the only one that actually listened, asked a lot of questions and was genuinely interested in my goals, where I wanted to get to, my diet, etc. He genuinely wanted help me achieve my goals. After multiple sessions, I’m so happy with our training so far. He really cares, is very professional , and I appreciate that he takes time with me since I have no experience with working out. Im super excited with the results so far and how great I’ve been feeling. Best decision for sure.
Armin Moridi - Fitness CoachArmin Moridi - Fitness Coach
Thumbtack Customer
I trained with Bobbi for 5 months. Bobbi was a great personal trainer and I was very happy working with her. I told her about my goals of trimming down fat and building muscle and she prepared a weightlifting and diet program specifically for my needs. Bobbi is very punctual and takes great care to inform her clients when an emergency arises and she may be late 5 minutes. If for some reason she can't make it to a session she will do her best to find a suitable make-up session. At first we started working out from home and we had some progress, and then we moved to the gym where the progress better and faster. Bobbi will push you as hard as she can to make sure you get the most out of your workout (you definitely get your money's worth!). Bobbi is very well versed in fitness and nutrition. Every question I threw at her she always answered in a very knowledgeable and scientific manner. Unfortunately I found myself in a situation where I could no longer afford the training and had to discontinue training with Bobbi, but as soon as I can I plan to get back in the program with her. I definitely recommend Bobbi to someone who is looking to trim some fat and build muscle by lifting weights.
Bobbi Bricks Personal TrainingBobbi Bricks Personal Training
Ying-Ying S.
For someone who has never had a personal trainer before in her life and loves to eat and spend her weeknights and weekends indoors watching movies at home, working with Anthony has continuously been the highlight of my week. Any week that I happen to not be able to meet with him, I find myself missing our sessions! He is extremely knowledgeable but also really encouraging. He knows about good form, nutrition, and he will work with where you are at. He customizes each of the workouts to you, and I'm never bored during a session. He cares about what I'm doing to stay on track with my goals, but also how I'm doing as a person. He's very respectful, flexible, responsive, affirming, and a great motivator. Any nervousness, questions, and self-consciousness I have had, Anthony has been willing to walk with me through every step. I would recommend Anthony to anyone!
Transform TrainingTransform Training
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