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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 Ventura personal trainers
Sam G.
Have been training with Justin for a year. It has been a fun learning experience! He is very professional, punctual and yet flexible, in terms of time, when needed. He is very observant, a good quality for any teacher. I would recommend him without reservations as a personal trainer
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Carolina K.
As a person who is very conscious about spending money, hiring a personal trainer was not an easy decision. I have been training with John for about 3 months now and there is no doubt in my mind that it is money well spent. I am lighter on my feet, less fatigued and best of all healthy. What makes John a great trainer is his ability to utilize his knowledge (vast skills) to develop a progressive training program tailor to my body. He is a human body sculptor. Highly recommended.
Granger Fitness and DefenseGranger Fitness and Defense
Thumbtack Customer
I am old, out of shape and overweight, and was a bit concerned about hiring a personal trainer. I finally selected Krisztian because of his background, experience and certification. I also liked that my workouts would be in a semiprivate gym. His fee for 30 minutes of his personal attention was more than reasonable, so I signed up for 10 sessions. I soon learned that I had nothing to worry about. Krisztain personally customized my training to fit my abilities and still push me toward weight loss, strength, endurance and flexibility. He also recommended a fitness app to help me on my journey to be fit and healthy. Krisztain encourages me throughout the 30-minute workout. He makes sure I am breathing and exercising correctly. Without his personal training I would not be this successful. After only 5 sessions, I am much stronger and even lost a lot of weight. I feel so great, that I signed up for 10 more sessions. I enthusiastically recommend Krisztian… Don’t go to the gym without him.
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Aurora A.
I’ve been working with Kriztian Voros for a year now and my results have been amazing. Kriztian makes even the toughest workouts fun and I always leave feeling accomplished. Kriztian has been especially amazing during these tough times since all the gyms have been closed and has been coming to train me at home so my progress does not go backwards. I’m so grateful to have found Kriztian and highly techie for your personal training needs. Two thumbs up!
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Thumbtack Customer
I was hesitant/intimidated to try a Personal Trainer, but it's been absolutely the best thing I could've done for myself! Debra really "gets it" and has a gentle approach. She's able to work around some physical issues I have and has come up with a truly custom plan. Best if all, I've lost 6 inches and 7 lbs in less than a month. I actually look forward to working out :-)
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Rachel W.
I have been working out with Krisztian for just over 2 months. Having never worked out with a personal trainer, I didn't really know what to expect. I needed help with motivation, and I wanted a safe space to learn how to lift weights and have a credible resource for nutrition and exercise advice. Krisztian is incredibly professional and knowledgeable. I felt instantly comfortable with him. The workouts are creative, unique and fun. Within in the first few weeks, I started feeling better, stronger, and slimmer. I felt motivated almost right away to start taking better care of myself, I noticed I was even sleeping better. By the start of the second month, my friends and family started noticing too. I definitely recommend Krisztian and plan on working out with indefinitely.
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