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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 Saint Louis Park personal trainers
Ed F.
Doug is by far the best personal trainer I’ve had. He’s patient, experienced, knowledgeable, kind, and very likable. You can’t go wrong with him. Not only a great personal trainer, but a good friend as well. He’ll make you feel right at home. I couldn’t recommend him highly enough!
Doug Moore FitnessDoug Moore Fitness
Thumbtack Customer
I am very happy with John Peters and my personal training sessions. He's motivating, professional and really knows what he's doing.
Thrive Personal Training & FitnessThrive Personal Training & Fitness
Em B.
Very responsive, has a reasonable pricing especially when he offers personal training and macro plan. Teaches workouts well and understands how to work with clients at different abilities to see their goals
Aaron Anderson - Alpha Fitness CoachingAaron Anderson - Alpha Fitness Coaching
Mark S.
Have been training with Jack from BA Fitness for several months now. He has been great! Very punctual to every session, flexible with schedules but most importantly the in home training has been spectacular. He has great knowledge base about personal training, uses data driven studies and techniques, knows how to reach physical limits. I have been extremely pleased with the progress so far and the experience with BA Fitness.
BA FitnessBA Fitness
Hannah A.
Aaron has listened to what my goals are and have already started putting them into action within the first few sessions. I can tell his attention to detail on form will help me go a long way. Training with Aaron allows for a good challenge but in a positive environment, which is exactly what I was looking for. I would recommend Aaron to anyone who is looking for a personal trainer.
Aaron Anderson - Alpha Fitness CoachingAaron Anderson - Alpha Fitness Coaching
Michael G.
I been working with Shawn for 6 weeks now and I can say that he’s a great trainer and a great person, he’s there for you 24/7 and he will point you into the right direction, I’m can already see the change in my body and it’s great I would recommend him 100% if you out there trying to find a good personal training that would work with no matter what this is the guy for you.
Pinske Personal TrainingPinske Personal Training
Thumbtack Customer
Rob is a great personal trainer! My friend and I are doing the sessions together - Rob does a great job tailoring each workout to our individual needs.He's always on time to our sessions. He's always pushing us to get that extra rep. He's also flexible on our sessions - in case we need to cancel or reschedule. I've definitely improved on my skills and am progressing to heavier weights. I have really bad upper back and neck pain so he's making sure to strengthen my muscles in that area. I have stopped going to a chiropractor since starting personal training. I definitely feel the improvements :)
Hanson Home FitnessHanson Home Fitness
David J.
I've never worked with a personal trainer before, and was a little weary, but Brandon has been incredible and instantly put me at ease. In the months we've been training together I've improved my diet (with Brandon's help), increased my strength, stamina and feel better about where I'm at physically. Brandon takes a genuine interest in your goals and sets a plan to help you achieve your fitness objective. As someone who is recovering from an accident, Brandon has tailored my workouts to help me push myself, but also takes my physical limitations into consideration. It's been a great experience so far. I'm looking forward to continually improving with Brandon's expert guidance. On top of all that, he's just a good dude. If you're thinking about working with a personal trainer do yourself a favor and message Brandon.
GoFit4UGoFit4U
Thumbtack Customer
Lisa is fantastic! The ultimate professional. She develops a program for you based on your health status and moves you along at a realistic pace based on your abilities. I love the fact that she comes to my home! I recommend Lisa to anyone who is looking for a Personal Trainer.
Be4 FitnessBe4 Fitness
Abigail U.
Will is a great personal trainer. He does an amazing job of motivating you during a session. He really knows how to set up a plan directly for you. I’m already proud of the progress so far with him. I can’t wait to see what is to come in the next few months.
Show Off FitnessShow Off Fitness
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Brandon to be an in-home personal trainer. We have been working together for almost a month now and I could not be happier!! Brandon is a wonderful trainer, is very knowledgeable on all things fitness, and is quite personable. He creates a fun and encouraging atmosphere, and knows the right way to motivate me. I feel very fortunate to have found him. I feel confident I will reach my weight loss goals thanks to his guidance.
GoFit4UGoFit4U
Valerie H.
I love working with John because he listens what I want for my goal and we work little by little every time we meet. I've seen progress within a month! I really appreciates that he demonstrates the exercises so I can understand how to do it properly. He is a great personal trainer to work with!
Thrive Personal Training & FitnessThrive Personal Training & Fitness
Lisa M.
I highly recommend Lisa for a personal training. She has helped me transform my nutrition, self care, and exercise goals. Very easy to talk to and uses her many years of experience to encourage and support towards awesome results. I am 60-years old and have never felt stronger and in better physical shape as I do now through Lisa's coaching. Thank you Lisa, you have been a gift to my life.
Be4 FitnessBe4 Fitness
Thumbtack Customer
To give some background, I was a recovering bulimic who obsessed with food and absolutely hated looking at the mirror. I’ve tried personal trainers a couple years of ago (usually the ones that give free sessions with your gym membership), but they didn’t help with building a positive self-image. Finally, I was fed up with my body and my strength (or lack thereof), so I googled for affordable personal trainers outside of gyms with good reviews. One of the reasons I picked Brandon right away is because of his affordable rate. Forty dollars per session is a steal, especially when he drives to your location and pays for his own parking at your own appointed time. That kind of service is very helpful for a struggling college student. Not to mention, he quickly identified a good meal plan, and he used the free assessment to really personalize the workouts he gives. It also helps to have a trainer who cares about your progress and doesn’t beat you up if you have a bad week. Sometimes life happens, but at least he’s there to advise you on what you should change if something isn’t working. I think he caught on that I love positive reinforcement, because his encouragement and advice really pushed me to change my lifestyle. The weight loss wasn’t even the best part about his training. I used to hate sports, athletics, or any kind of physical activity, but now I love running. Working out has officially replaced my netflix binges. I am super thankful and happy that I’ve had this experience.
GoFit4UGoFit4U
Doug E.
I hired John as a personal trainer because I needed someone to help me stay on track with diet and exercise. I did a session with him, and I knew he was the one for me. He was professional and always pushed me to make that extra effort. Even if I couldn't do it, he was supportive and optimistic about me getting it next time. John will help you achieve your goals by giving you a detailed plan about what he expects from you. He helped me get to my goals, and if I was still living in the Twin Cities area, I would hire him again.
Thrive Personal Training & FitnessThrive Personal Training & Fitness
Thumbtack Customer
It's an incredible experience to step into a room with a professional trainer that has the kind of expertise and history that a man like Doug Moore has. The modern day version of Jack Lalanne. It didn't matter whether Doug was talking about his professional accomplishments as a champion weight lifter or overcoming personal adversity following a car accident it was clear that a key to his success is the tremendous internal drive to keep making progress towards his goals. No excuses. That is the same type of energy he conveys when designing a workout strategy for a client and motivating them to be successful. I understood he would be there to guide and support but ultimate success was my responsibility. A great lesson to start out with from from someone that has been there. Doug demonstrates the right combination of patience and drive and he presents it all in a very professional way.
Doug Moore FitnessDoug Moore Fitness
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