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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 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.

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.

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 Santa Clara personal trainers
Angel A.
Working with Personal trainer Ray has been life-changing. I had a dream to power lift and was referred over to Ray with no clue where to start but he was able to coach me, push me, and give me the knowledge I needed. I’ve been training over a year now starting off with powerlifting and now getting in the best shape of my life. I’ve gained much more confidence in the gym. Ray believed in me and pushed me until I reached my goals and even further. It’s always a great time and an amazing learning experience. Highly recommend Ray for anyone looking for a personal trainer.
Raymond's strength and fitnessRaymond's strength and fitness
Xi H.
Justin is a professional and knowledgeable personal trainer. He understands what I need from our initial discussion and makes customized plan for me. During the sessions, he is very helpful and motivating, demonstrating and correcting the motions and helping out with stretches. Recommended.
Kula WellnessKula Wellness
Thumbtack Customer
Oga is a fantastic personal trainer!!! First time in my life I am not only being able to exercise regularly (always gave up on my own), I am also able to have a diet that keeps me feeling satisfied and healthy. Feeling super energized after each session. His positive energy and motivation help me to push myself harder and he changes up the workout every session to make it more fun and challenge the body. I strongly recommend Oga if you are looking for a personal trainer who can personalize your workout and give you the result you desire.
PureOg FitnessPureOg Fitness
Vyshakh V.
Definitely recommend Jared and his intuitive eating training because before working with Jared I had lost weight with a personal trainer on a strict diet but regained all the weight. My weight regain caused me to be suspicious and fearful of foods even!! Now I am totally relearning how to think about food by seeing my health as a skill I can improve at rather than a boring plan to follow. The best part about the program is having tons of ways to learn and stay engaged because my biggest challenge has always been motivation. Highly recommend this intuitive eating adventure it will definitely change your life to be much more happy!!!!!
Intuitive Eating CoachingIntuitive Eating Coaching
Blanca G.
If there were one word to describe Ray it would be "professional" which is huge in this field. Ray has the tools and knowledge to help you succeed. His workout routines are unique and different. They incorporate balance, core strength and upper/lower body which is much more effective in my opinion. All my areas of weakness have improved tremendously in a short period of time by getting personal training by Ray. I would highly recommend Ray to anyone looking to reach certain goals and get fit.
Raymond's strength and fitnessRaymond's strength and fitness
Kaitlyn O.
Prior to training with Dante, I used to play sports and was going to the gym at least 2 times a week. But I wasn’t getting as much results as I hoped so I sought out a personal trainer who could also help me with a nutrition plan since I previously lacked that knowledge. I trained with Dante for 3 months and saw results while also feeling stronger and more confident in my athleticism. Every workout, I was pushed and put in the work. If there was something about the exercise that I struggled to understand, Dante would answer my questions and help me visualize what muscles were being targeted. If I felt like I needed to do more that day to get the bang for my buck, I would tell Dante and he would add exercises. I always woke up the next day sore. Dante knows his stuff and was always willing to work with me to get the results I wanted through discipline and hard work.
Irene L.
A little information about me. I've been overweight most of my life and have tried countless programs to lose weight and to regain my health. One thing I had never tried was personal training. In December 2016, I found Scott Meade through Thumbtack. Scott was the first Personal Trainer to respond to my inquiry. I felt an immediate connection with him. He invited me to meet him at the gym on a Sunday. He wanted to give me a tour of the gym and for us to have a casual chat. As an obese female, I was extremely nervous to meet him. He made me feel at ease and I appreciated the time he spent with me talking about his passions; exercise and nutrition. I sensed how genuine he was. His excitement is what jumpstarted my excitement to begin this journey with him. I started training with Scott on January 2nd. Here are just a few reasons why I need Scott besides me on this journey: 1) The guy knows his stuff. Not only is he physically fit, but he's also smart. He stays current in his field and never hesitates to share new information to help develop my knowledge. He doesn't just tell me what to do, he provides reasoning and teaches me along the way. 2) He believes in me more than I believe in myself. He never allows my mental blocks to stop me from doing my best. He's positive and encourages me to tap into my positive spirit. Not always easy. 3) He's responsive and organized. He stays on top of my nutrition and provides feedback on what I'm doing well and what I need to change. He doesn't sugar coat things because that's not how we achieve results. Totally makes sense. 4) He's creative with his workouts and thinks outside of the box. Workouts are never repetitious which helps keep me dialed in. I like the variety he incorporates in my plan. 5) When I'm in the gym with him, it's about ME. I could go on and on about Scott. If you're looking for a Personal Trainer, reach out and meet him. You won't regret it. Meeting Scott was one of the best things that happened to me.
Evolve Fitness by Scott MeadeEvolve Fitness by Scott Meade
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