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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 Cleveland Park personal trainers
Thumbtack Customer
Jones4fitness Personal Training provided me with a personal trainer who comes to the exercise room in my building to give me training twice a week. The company provided a very appropriate and professional person who I'm very happy with at a very reasonable rate.
Certified Personal Trainer Chris JonesCertified Personal Trainer Chris Jones
Thumbtack Customer
Chris recommended me to a great personal trainer! Since starting with her I have been able to lose 40 lbs in the last 6 months. I feel and look great and would highly recommended the trainers that work with Chris to anybody looking for a personal trainer in the DC area!
Certified Personal Trainer Chris JonesCertified Personal Trainer Chris Jones
Lyndsay P.
Emmanuel is awesome! I was intimidated by the idea of a personal trainer but it has been a great experience.
Unique Health & Wellness FitnessUnique Health & Wellness Fitness
Thumbtack Customer
Great service - My personal trainer, Kylene, has been very attentive to and proactive about what I want to get out of my training sessions. She works with me in the gym in my apartment building, and gives me helpful suggestions for exercises and stretches I can do on my own. I highly recommend Jones4Fitness In-Home Personal Trainers.
Certified Personal Trainer Chris JonesCertified Personal Trainer Chris Jones
Thumbtack Customer
Mr.Clackson is a great Personal Trainer, he is very patient and each session is a challenge that yields great results.
Clacksic FitnessClacksic Fitness
Lisa K.
Chris has been an excellent personal trainer and shown a lot of flexibility in meeting his clients where they are at.
Certified Personal Trainer Chris JonesCertified Personal Trainer Chris Jones
Thumbtack Customer
Kev is everything I was looking for in a personal trainer. Professional, flexible, funny and super knowledgable. Highly recommend if you’re looking to hire a trainer to help you reach your fitness goals!
Know CompetitionKnow Competition
Thumbtack Customer
Personal training- excellent studio, very new and modern Friendly and motivating trainer with a variety of unique exercises to meet your fitness needs Completely private, you have the entire studio to yourself
Foundation Fitness GeorgetownFoundation Fitness Georgetown
Thumbtack Customer
The customer service and professionalism was something I was impressed with and was the deciding factor on why I chose ELIN Personal Training Redefined.
ELIN Fitness Redefined®ELIN Fitness Redefined®
Tony C.
The best In-Home Personal Training company to work with. A lot have changes have taken place since I've been training and now all my friends and family train with Svetness as well. My trainer is very helpful and I get the support I need when I call their office.
SVETNESS Personal TrainingSVETNESS Personal Training
Yasmine G.
I started with Svetness Personal Training a few months ago. My trainer is awesome, super friendly, but there to push me and get me to my best. It is super convenient since they come to my apartment gym for the workouts.
SVETNESS Personal TrainingSVETNESS Personal Training
Thumbtack Customer
I arranged for Personal Training with Gary at my home. Unlike other responses, his response to me from Thumbtack inquiry was personal. He clearly individualizes the program for the needs and goals of each client I continue to find him outstanding.
Gary Coble Personal TrainingGary Coble Personal Training
Thumbtack Customer
I have had 2 sessions so far and I'm very happy with the company and the trainer. Workouts are a lot of fun and they are not boring. From day one the staff at Svetness Personal Training was very professional and their philosophy is what made my decision in hiring them easy.
SVETNESS Personal TrainingSVETNESS Personal Training
Eunice h.
I was amazed at the quick response that I received after inquiring about personal training. While talking with Howard on the phone about my fitness goals, I was able to sense his passion for what he does. He is very professional, personable and knowledgeable about what he does. I have already been motivated while beginning this personal training journey, and I am confident he will help me reach my goal.
Iron Syndicate LlcIron Syndicate Llc
Ruoa H.
So happy I made the choice to hire Wyze Training as my personal trainer! They come directly to my gym in my apartment building and work on specific issues I needed to tone my body. Their hours are very accommodating and I already love the results I’m seeing.
Wyze TrainingWyze Training
Sarah P.
I came to svetness in need of help with losing weight I put on after giving birth. I have started training with Svetness and I can say that I am 100% satisfied with the service I am receiving. My trainer is very prompt and knowledgeable in regards to personal training. My husband will actually start training with me twice a week! Excited to see my transformation throughout this transformation! Would highly recommend
SVETNESS Personal TrainingSVETNESS Personal Training
Thumbtack Customer
I've had personal trainers before but it has been a while. Ane has been taking the time to know me, know my strength and capabilities in order to design the best wokout possible.
Ana CetverikovaAna Cetverikova
Thumbtack Customer
Cornelius is a great trainer. He develops a plan to meet your personal goals and constantly pushes you. He makes sure each session is challenging and engaging. I can't recommend him enough.
Yoko FitnessYoko Fitness
Jonathan S.
I am 16 years old and my parents gave me Svetness Personal Training as a birthday gift. I was tall and very skinny. Now that I have been working out for 7 months and have more muscle I think I can get on the Lacrosse team. Thanks Michael for the training.
SVETNESS Personal TrainingSVETNESS Personal Training
Thumbtack Customer
I have loved working out with Svetness. My personal trainer, Enitan, creates individualized workouts for me based on my fitness goals and abilities. No workout is the same, and I am always being challenged!
SVETNESS Personal TrainingSVETNESS Personal Training
Alesandra T.
Svetness really helped me with my personal growth, exercise-wise. Being a small girl, feeling strong is pretty empowering & that's what Svetness & my trainer, Allison, helped me do. If you are looking for a company that takes your personal growth, goals & health seriously, turn to Svetness because they'll help you get to where you want to go.
SVETNESS Personal TrainingSVETNESS Personal Training
Stacy F.
ELIN Personal Training Redefined is AWESOME! Our team was so impressed with not only the top notch service they provided, but also their team's willingness to learn more about our specific needs for our event. Excellent business and highly recommended.
ELIN Fitness Redefined®ELIN Fitness Redefined®
Thumbtack Customer
Well, Chris seems very nice. Greg the personal trainer assigned to me was nice as well. I paid $100 for 3 sessions back in early April. To date I have only had 1 session. Followed up with Greg and he got called to 2 weeks of Military Duty (awesome, noble service) I just wish he told me. Followed up with Chris he sent me a text saying he would get it schedule. Now over a week later no news. So after wanting a personal trainer, guess I gotta start the search again!
Certified Personal Trainer Chris JonesCertified Personal Trainer Chris Jones
Britt W.
Best trainer ever. Personal and professional. I met all my goals and stayed motivated with her kind but still firm approach. She made sessions convenient with my schedule and was always on time. Well exceeded my expectations and is great for anywho looking to improve their overall health and wellness. I’ve never felt better than when I saw results from her training.
SELF-MADE BODY by Silviya®️SELF-MADE BODY by Silviya®️
Kenneth M.
If you want to change your body, live a healthier life and not hate your time in the gym…work with Gladiator Strong Fitness. Shawn is one of the best in the business of personal training. He doesn’t go through the motions and he’s extremely knowledgeable about what you need to do to be a better you. I’m in the TV news business and it’s important for me to have a personal trainer who is flexible with my changing schedule. Shawn is not only flexible but he’s able to come to you! I wasn’t sure if I had the equipment needed in my building’s gym but Shawn quickly reassured me that he can make it work no matter the gym. His experience and professionalism are refreshing and he provides the motivation to keep you going. The initial assessment where Shawn got to know me and my goals really set us off on the right start.The price of working with Shawn is one that can’t be beat. His rates are great and the best in the region. I have to admit when I picked Shawn, I like a trainer who is a model of his personal training. Shawn talks the talk and definitely walks the walk. I highly recommend Gladiator Strong Fitness.
Gladiator Strong Fitness & LifestyleGladiator Strong Fitness & Lifestyle
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