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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 Sunnyvale personal trainers
Jiawei Z.
Really a professional trainer, great training and diet plans for personal goals, nice experience~worth a try and workout makes me happy~
Silicon Valley Fitness & BoxingSilicon Valley Fitness & Boxing
Chhavi S.
I’ve been training with Justin for about 6 months now and we initially started with 2 important goals - shed some weight and strengthen me for the arduous Inca Trail Hike in Peru, both of which I was able to accomplish thanks to Justin’s hardcore training and nutritional knowledge! He has also helped me correct my form and posture over this time. He also helps curate custom training programs when I’m traveling which has helped me keep up my fitness streak. Justin meticulously plans his training program & nutrition guide for every client by doing his research on the goals you set for yourself and your limitations. He coached me diligently as I made my foray into strength training by demonstrating and explaining the importance of every form and move. I’d highly recommend Justin as a personal trainer because of his wealth of experience & patience.
Kula WellnessKula Wellness
Jamie T.
It has been wonderful to work out with Ging that past few months. She is so kind and has made working out fun for me. Every workout, we do something new which keeps me excited and motivated to keep working out. She is also great about scheduling. Highly recommend choosing Ging as your personal trainer.
Ging IgnacioGing Ignacio
Thumbtack Customer
Sandra is an incredible personal trainer. I have been training with her for a month now and I am already noticing improved stamina, better form, motivated to workout. She tries to achieve a great balance of maximizing results without causing injury. She focusses a lot on delivering proper form. Sandra understands exactly what I need to do and provides me with tailor-made exercises that fit my level -they are not easy, because they shouldn't be. Each exercise challenges my limit and makes me feel proud! She ensures that workouts target areas that are important for good general health (i.e., legs, back, core). Overall great person, great attitude, a very knowledgeable trainer. Would highly recommend her.
Personal Trainer/Health & Fitness CoachPersonal Trainer/Health & Fitness Coach
Thumbtack Customer
My wife & I hired Jon about a couple of months back for personal training with the primary goal of improving our strength and fitness. We are very happy with the work outs and routines and the results so far. Jon always arrives on time, has no problems spending extra time for advice or workouts. He is genuinely interested in improving our health. I highly recommend Jon & Hyper-Active Monkey Fitness to anyone looking to reach their fitness goals.
Hyper-Active Monkey FitnessHyper-Active Monkey Fitness
Kasandra R.
Dima is very knowledgeable and professional. He is always positive and very attentive during the workout to help me use the correct form to make each exercise effective and to prevent injuries. He doesn’t give me more than I can handle but he also knows how to challenge me to go to the next level. In the past I have worked out in all different ways, from exercise videos on my own to fitness classes and gym memberships. This is the first time I have had my own personal trainer and I have to say that it’s the most effective workout method of all! I have only been training with Dima for two months and I’ve learned so much and can already notice a huge improvement in my strength, endurance, and energy level. I highly recommend Dima!
Dima RumanovDima Rumanov
Paulina L.
Jared has been working with me for about 6 months now and I have been very pleased with the results! He has transformed my unhealthy way of thinking about dieting into having a healthy relationship with food. For years I had tried countless diets, and while I would lose weight it would only be a short-term fix. I was tired of putting my body through so many crash diets and now that I think of it, I'm pretty sure I was mentally exhausted too. More than anything, I started to give up hope that I could ever be happy when it came to thinking about food. Jared likes to stress that weight loss shouldn't be your primary goal and while at first skeptical, I now wholeheartedly agree! It started with relearning what it meant to be healthy; learning that it takes small improvement over time and simply deciding to make healthier decisions because you want to. When my mentality behind eating changed, weight loss became the result of that change. Eating healthy shouldn't feel like you have a gun to your head lol, but somehow that's what years of dieting had done to me. The biggest change for me was letting go of the guilt around eating. Anytime I would eat something I know I shouldn't I would get upset at myself. After a few weeks of working with Jared I had my first slip-up and was waiting for that slap on the wrist. Surely my personal trainer wouldn't want me to indulge when I am supposed to be eating healthy, right? Wrong! The first thing Jared did was say, "that's completely fine!" This sparked a long discussion about enjoying those moments when I want to have something, whether it be having cake on my birthday or going out with friends for dinner. Overall this helped me making smaller changes over time so that I felt I was bettering myself and eating healthier, but also occasionally enjoying moments where dessert or unhealthy food was involved. More than anything, my changed relationship with food has made me feel happier as a person. I am learning to love my body yet strive for improvement. But that no longer means making myself feel guilty for the weight I'm currently at or beating myself up for days where I don't make the healthiest food choices. When it comes to training sessions at the gym, Jared has introduced me to many new exercises. He's even got me into doing some weight training, which I've found great results with in leaning out and gaining muscle. I had always stayed away from doing weights as I was afraid of bulking up and associated it more with the type of exercise guys do. It was ingrained in my head that women had to do mass amounts of cardio in order to slim down. This was definitely wrong since I am finding lifting weights is way more effective in achieving the results I want! I would be on the treadmill or stair master for up to an hour but little did I know a good 30 min of weights has give me better results. So happy to have found Jared and I'm continuing to work with him so that I can completely transform my body and mind through my journey to a better, healthier self :)
Intuitive Eating CoachingIntuitive Eating Coaching
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