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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 Kansas City personal trainers
Thumbtack Customer
My experience with Sarah was great! Very professional and outstanding as a personal trainer!
TrainKC, LLCTrainKC, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
No one got in contact with me! But it's ok I found another personal trainer... Thanks for nothing!
G-Fit FitnessG-Fit Fitness
Viney B.
We will start next week. Initially I liked is professionalism and listening to what I requesting from a Personal Trainer.
J-Fit In Home TrainingJ-Fit In Home Training
Thumbtack Customer
She is my granddaughter with special needs personal trainer. She works with motivating her to work improving her overall health. She is wonderful.
Chantell's training sessionsChantell's training sessions
Thumbtack Customer
Rebecca is the best! If you're looking for a personal trainer I would most definitely recommend her. I have been working with her for over a month and have lost 15 pounds, good cardio and yoga combined. She also keeps me motivated, shes the best! Give her a try, youll be happy you did👍
TRAINFORLIFE - Grounded.Mindful.Movement.TRAINFORLIFE - Grounded.Mindful.Movement.
Thumbtack Customer
My experience with Chad has been more than I had hoped fot in a personal trainer. He has been very patient with me while pushing me to work as hard as I can and I have seen the results. I would recommend Chad to anyone looking to live their best life, and already have several times!
KCFITCLUBKCFITCLUB
Thumbtack Customer
I am the type of person who hasn't ever really worked out. Sure I would walk on a treadmill or get waves of energy to do something here and there. This time, I decided I would need the help of a personal trainer to keep me focused, on task, and push me when I feel like I can't go further. Josh has gone beyond my expectations. I am not going to sit here and say that it is easy. He pushes you but does it with enough ease that you are not scared to come back. Your muscles will be in shock after the non-stop cardio but in the end, your body and mind will thank you. After all, that's why you are looking for a trainer right? It's not suppose to be easy. A trainer is there to give you the results you have always wanted. Josh accomplishes that with flying colors.
Fitness UnlimitedFitness Unlimited
Thumbtack Customer
Chad is much better than my last personal trainer who I used for 5 years. I wish I had found Chad sooner. He personalized each workout for specific areas so all areas of your body are utilized. What's more amazing is he changes it up each session. No two workouts are the same. I've noticed results much faster than my last trainer. I'm one of those people who hates exercising. I have to have someone so I can be accountable. I actually look forward to my workouts, They are intense but I sure feel great afterwards. Their studio also offers free classes every once in awhile for their clients. The pricing is just right and you work out at their private studio that has everything you need for equipment, not a busy gym. If you are looking to get in shape contact call Chad.
Chad Austin Fitness LLCChad Austin Fitness LLC
Allison S.
Damien has been very great with my personal training. I haven't worked out in a long time and, he has been very patient with me and has set up a routine that works well for me and I have already seen results. I have lost 20 pounds in a little over a month. I do not think this would have been possible without him pushing me in such a positive way. He plans workout that push me, but are not so advanced that I can't do them. He learns what his clients can and cannot do and modifies workout accordingly. He is very good at building on workouts making them slowly harder as I become more proficient, but not overwhelming me. I have been meeting with him 3 times a week, and I can already see such a difference from that first workout and now I have more stamina. I am able to workout longer. I have more energy, and feel just overall better. I can't wait to continue on this journey to overall good health. I have not doubt that with Damien's help I will meet my goal weight, and he will teach me the skills to maintain my good health.
Damian Gonzalez Transformation CoachDamian Gonzalez Transformation Coach
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