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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.

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 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.

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 Grand Rapids personal trainers
Thumbtack Customer
He is a great personal trainer and has been very motivational and committed to helping me reach my goals.
Physically FaithfulPhysically Faithful
Amanda P.
Melissa is great at what she does! Her workouts are very personal, tailored to my body and my individual goals. She also does a great job of working around my back injury while still pushing me. If you've been considering getting a personal trainer, I definitely recommend giving her a try!
All Attributes FitnessAll Attributes Fitness
Susan N.
Top-notch personal trainer. One of the best that I have ever worked with. He loves what he does and his enthusiasm is contagious. Now, whatever your fitness goals are, I promise you that you can achieve them with Chad. Give him a shot, you will not be disappointed.
Pro Edge FitnessPro Edge Fitness
Hannah S.
Melissa is the best! She is incredibly personable, motivating, knowledgeable and goes above and beyond the typical responsibilities of a trainer. She has helped me with both fitness and nutrition since I recently received a health diagnosis and I feel extremely lucky to have found her. When I was searching for a personal trainer after my diagnosis, plenty of trainers in the area quoted me, but Melissa was the only one who took the time to address my health needs and brainstorm about what she would like to do with me personally. 10/10 would recommend, Melissa is great!
All Attributes FitnessAll Attributes Fitness
Thumbtack Customer
Very professional and knowledgeable! She is understanding and willing to work with you and tailor workouts to fit your needs, goals, and abilities. Makes use of the entire hour of personal training sessions to use the time wisely. Thankful for her help and guidance! I would recommend to anyone looking to further their fitness goals!
All Attributes FitnessAll Attributes Fitness
Thumbtack Customer
Deana is a wonderful personal trainer! Truly Cares about your progress both in and outside of the gym. The workouts she puts you through in a half hour are more productive than any 1+ hour workout you've ever done! They are tough workouts but she really motivates and pushes you through the workouts. Plan on working with her long term!! -Bre
Fit By StrengthFit By Strength
Angel R.
I am so glad I joined All Attributes Fitness! At first I was intimidated at finding a personal trainer but when Melisa reached out to me after my first message on Thumbtack she made the process of joining so easy and comfortable. Each session with her has been so much fun and productive. I’ve never felt better!
All Attributes FitnessAll Attributes Fitness
Mary V.
I want to start off by saying chad you are amazing!!!!! I’ve worked with other personal trainers but you top them all. I was looking for the best and God led me to you. You worked with my whole being (mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically). The passion and motivation you bring at every workout session is just unbelievable (not to mention your priceless humor). It’s been exactly two months of working with you but deep down I knew I had found the one and only trainer I’ll ever need after my first week with you. You respect my lifestyle and provide realistic meal plans and training schedules including home workouts so that I can reach my goals. When I got weary you were right there to pull me through! You’re one in a million chad and I’m so blessed to have you in my life. Thank you for pouring your time, effort and passion into me.
Pro Edge FitnessPro Edge Fitness
Thumbtack Customer
I worked with True Grit Fitness leading up to my first Bikini Competition. She did a very good job catering workouts and meal plans directly to me, and I could tell that it was not a cookie cutter plan that a lot of trainers will hand out to all of their clients. I had bi-weekly check ins including pictures and measurements and always received feedback in a timely manner. I also was able to email, text, or call whenever I had questions, needed some encouragement, or really anything else that I needed! She was always there in my corner leading and helping me to step on stage confident for my first time ever. Although most of my time with True Grit was spent online or through phone, I was also able to meet with her in person when I needed to work on posing, get a personal training session in, or just to chat about the weeks to come. I was extremely happy with the service provided while working with her and will continue to do so in the future!!
Indigo VibesIndigo Vibes
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