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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.

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 Charlotte personal trainers
Thumbtack Customer
My consultation was informative and and professional. The trainer was considerate of my personal goals.
Brent KasmerBrent Kasmer
Nitish A.
I have hired Olando for personal trainer. He was a great trainer and was able to get the results. i would recommend him.
Quick Dynasty FitnessQuick Dynasty Fitness
Thumbtack Customer
Daniel provides a very informative and educational personal training experience. He is there to help you with every step of accomplishing your health and fitness goals. I am a continuing client and would highly recommend his personal training services.
New Era PerformanceNew Era Performance
Thumbtack Customer
I have been visiting Edge for personal training/ group classes for about the last 6 months. I highly recommend the gym for those looking to train with individualized support and attention. The gym has clients that have been training with the owner, Daniel, over the years, giving it a more personal feel. Conveniently located right outside of Uptown, Edge Fitness has an open floor plan (think former warehouse space), with all the equipment neatly laid out (weights, cardio, boxing etc). Classes and personal training sessions push you, regardless of your fitness level. Tip: Purchasing training classes also gives you access to gym facilities outside of your training sessions.
EDGE Performance TrainingEDGE Performance Training
Anna G.
Cole is an amazing personal trainer! Have been working with him for 5 months and have never felt better about my physical fitness. Definitely worth the investment to train with Cole.
RevampRevamp
Sofia M.
Great location and facility! Cole is a very knowledgeable and seasoned personal trainer. He is very dedicated to help people become a better version of themselves and he pushes us just the right amount to get there. My husband and I have quite an experience with personal training and highly appreciate working with Cole. He is the right choice for anyone goals driven and willing to have a healthier lifestyle.
RevampRevamp
Ann d.
As this is a personal trainer the visits are on going and will start the first week of Dec. Can't comment yet on quality of work, but initial contacts and impressions were very favorable.
Phenom Trainers LLCPhenom Trainers LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Such an amazing place to go for personal training and small group training! They not only help you with your workout, they help you commit to making positive changes in your life. I can't believe how different I look and feel already.
Brent KasmerBrent Kasmer
Courtney B.
Cole is super knowledgeable as a personal trainer, you can tell that he takes what he’s doing seriously. I would totally recommend his services!
RevampRevamp
Rose D.
Hired Terry as a personal trainer. He is knowledgeable and in only 2 sessions I can already see and feel the difference. Highly recommend and I'm def coming back!
Hard Body Fitness PTG, LLCHard Body Fitness PTG, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I started training with Julian 8 weeks ago. Not only am I reaching my personal fitness goals, I am learning how to exercise better! Julian is one of the most professional trainers I've worked with, his attention to detail and enthusiasm have kept the sessions challenging, but also fun.
FUNFITCHEF (Julian Grajales)FUNFITCHEF (Julian Grajales)
Dana O.
The entire staff takes personal interest into your development and I'm talking nutrition and weight training. It's a family atmosphere from the staff and the clientele which makes it even easier to go to each and every session.
Brent KasmerBrent Kasmer
Cort H.
Working with Eric was great experience. We established goals early on for my weight loss, military army physical fitness test and managing what I eat. Eric introduced me to weight training. He also taught me various training machines and proper form while utilizing them. Eric was energetic and upbeat. I was challenged and pushed to the limit. To sum it all up Eric is an exceptional and knowledgeable personal trainer.
Inspirational Fitness, LLCInspirational Fitness, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Everyone at Everlasting Changes is so determined to help you meet any fitness goal that you have. I am very happy that I found Everlasting Changes and am totally hooked on having a personal trainer to help me reach my goals!
Brent KasmerBrent Kasmer
Thumbtack Customer
Arranged for an evaluation and introductory session with Justine - was so impressed that I signed up for additional personal training sessions. Justine is professional, personable, and very knowledgeable. She mixes up the workouts to keep things interesting, and always knows when to up the difficulty. She encourages me and challenges me - and the results have been great!
Justine GrossoJustine Grosso
Adam A.
My husband went to Edge Performance and had 3 personal training sessions (for his birthday) with Daniel. He could not have been more pleased! Daniel taught him so many new and improved work outs and really helped him fine tune his work out strategy. He will be going back!!!
EDGE Performance TrainingEDGE Performance Training
Tori F.
Candice has been the absolute best personal trainer I could ask for. I am seeing results I never thought I could have and feel stronger and healthier overall. She is very organized and professional and sets clear goals for me to achieve each month. Candice is always upbeat and encouraging during my workouts. It is a joy working with her!
Lemonade FitLemonade Fit
Linda H.
Mr Reed,is well qualified to do his job;he shows a great deal of compassion for his work ensuring his clients received the very best that he has to offer. Mr Reed is skillful,professional,interactive and punctual,the exercise packages that he offers are of great value.It's a pleasure having him as my instructor. When researching for Personal Trainers,I never thought I would gain such an experienced caring individual,he has been doing corrective exercises with me for a month now and I have improved considerably.I struck "Gold",finding this young man.I'm extremely grateful. I am making these ,statements,bc I'm a professional person,just retired from the Health Care Field a year n a half ago,as a Licensed PTA Assistant,so I have a great deal of experience working with patients doing strength training exercises and walking. Patience is the key along with Words of Encouragement he gave me that and more.I also learned a lot from him in the past several weeks and Yes I would, highly recommend Mr Reed as a Personal Trainer!!!
Inspirational Fitness, LLCInspirational Fitness, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Marcia on thumbtack for personal training and she has been great!! She educates and motivates me - after only a couple months I've seen great results. As someone who had never spent a day in the gym, it's now become part of my regular routine and something I look forward to. Would recommend her to anyone and look forward to continuing to work out with her.
Moore Life Fitness and Meal Preps serviceMoore Life Fitness and Meal Preps service
Thumbtack Customer
Initially, I wanted Terry to just help me lost weight because it had gotten out of control for me. Terry has helped me understand what overall health means. He has developed customized meal plans as well as customized workout plans that not only help me lose weight but become healthier. I could not recommend him more highly to anyone that is seeking a personal trainer.
Hard Body Fitness PTG, LLCHard Body Fitness PTG, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
My daughter and I signed up with with Terry at HBF in late December of last year. I've been on my meal plan going into 3 weeks and I can already tell a difference and see that I've lost inches in my waist. I don't think of the meal plan as a diet and I actually enjoy the food. Terry has been instrumental in his dedication in seeing me succeed. The personal training that I'm receiving is top notch and I look coward to the results.
Hard Body Fitness PTG, LLCHard Body Fitness PTG, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I started working out with Julian on June 2016, and it's been a life-changing journey for me toward my health and fitness goals. I have a very demanding and stressful job, working a lot of long hours almost daily. Julian helped convert me from someone who dreads exercise and any physical activity to someone who craves it so I can feel and be better physically, mentally, and emotionally - the right exercises and personal trainer will do that for you. Julian knows fitness, nutrition, and healthy living like no one else. He gets to know your lifestyle, stress points, and fitness and health issues, and customizes and designs workout sessions aimed to move you from one milestone goal to the next one. While I've always shied away and was intimidated by gyms, fitness equipment, and trainers before, Julian eased me through all of that by working with my schedule and encouraging and supporting me through those fears and doubts - he breaks down every intimidating exercise, movement, and equipment until I can use them at my own pace. Then he changes it up so it's more challenging! :) I continue to work with Julian. Having him as my personal trainer is one of the best decisions I've ever made for my wellness and health!
FUNFITCHEF (Julian Grajales)FUNFITCHEF (Julian Grajales)
Thumbtack Customer
I am very impressed with Julian! He is extremely knowledgeable and loves what he does, and it shows. He made me feel very comfortable and helped me start to develop a personal plan that would work best for me. My entire life I have always taken care of everyone else but "me", so now that I am in mid-life - I am finally going to take care of myself. I want to lose 30-35 pounds and tone up as well. I have a very tight work schedule, and Julian worked with me to find a time that works best for both of us. I look forward to working with my personal trainer and making some "forever" life changes.
FUNFITCHEF (Julian Grajales)FUNFITCHEF (Julian Grajales)
Thumbtack Customer
If you are interested in working with a personal trainer, I strongly recommend that you work with Julian. Julian meets me @ my office gym on a weekly basis. We're working to improve my strength, tone, core strength, and stamina. I am still healing from a broken fibula and Julian adjusted my sessions to accommodate my restrictions. He is reliable, friendly, accessible and energetic. Finally, he consistently makes changes to my workouts to challenge me and keep things interesting and fun!
FUNFITCHEF (Julian Grajales)FUNFITCHEF (Julian Grajales)
Thumbtack Customer
I will start by commending Terry Davis of Hard Body Fitness on his quick response to my initial inquiry about personal training. First impressions are lasting impressions and Terry and Vinson Smith have made a great impression on me. After speaking with Terry on the phone, I knew that I wanted to be a part of the Hard Body Fitness PTG Family! Their energy and passion is genuine and contagious! When they tell you that they are glad to see you walk in their gym, they mean it. I have no doubt that they are grateful for the opportunity to help me along my journey to a healthier lifestyle. Everyone I encountered in the gym, from trainers to clients, was warm and welcoming! Fair pricing, professionalism, honesty, hard work ethic and a sincere desire to positively impact the lives of those of us struggling to live happier, healthier lives definitely makes these guys a cut above the rest!
Hard Body Fitness PTG, LLCHard Body Fitness PTG, LLC
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