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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.

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 Albany personal trainers
Emanuela c.
My boyfriend and I started training with Rod a few weeks ago and we love it. He gives us great workouts and a great atmosphere to be in. He’s very professional but is also someone that is easy to talk to, very helpful and great to be around. We’ve noticed a big difference in how we’ve been feeling mentally and physically. Would recommend to anyone looking for a good personal trainer!
BOD BY ROD (Powehouse Athletics umbrella)BOD BY ROD (Powehouse Athletics umbrella)
Amanda w.
Rodney is my personal trainer and he is awesome! Very professional and make sure that you are getting the work out you need to loose weight and tone muscle. I would highly recommend him for anyone looking to tone and loose weight. Thanks for all that you do!
BOD BY ROD (Powehouse Athletics umbrella)BOD BY ROD (Powehouse Athletics umbrella)
Juan R.
I have had several personal trainers in the past but nobody more excellent than Anthony. He focused on my goals taking in consideration my weaknesses and strengths. He was always flexible to last minute changes on schedule and keep me on track with my goals with sensible motivation. I have to say goodbye due to relocation to another state. I appreciate everything he did for me in the over a year of training. 100% Recommended.
Fit for Life TrainingFit for Life Training
Thumbtack Customer
After working with Max for a couple of months now, I could not be happier with my experience. I came to Max with a simple goal to lose weight. However, Max has helped me to develop a healthier lifestyle - combining exercise (detailed daily at-home workouts aligned with training sessions) and nutrition (reviewing meal logs weekly). I was apprehensive in finding a personal trainer, but Max has made me feel comfortable and confident. Max is knowledgeable, friendly and always encouraging. He is willing to go above and beyond training sessions, with texts/emails whenever I have a question. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to achieve their fitness goals!
Max Gordon Fitness: Personal Trainer, NutritionistMax Gordon Fitness: Personal Trainer, Nutritionist
Veda M.
After moving up to the capital region from Brooklyn I searched high and low for a good personal trainer. I can honestly say that I have found one with Rodney. He tailors the workouts to my physical needs and I am currently reaching the fitness goal I set out to achieve. I would highly recommend him.
BOD BY ROD (Powehouse Athletics umbrella)BOD BY ROD (Powehouse Athletics umbrella)
Jon L.
When I first hired Max, I was looking for a qualified trainer who could help me rehabilitate a couple of nagging injuries (shoulder, knee), build my overall fitness, and eventually transition into a barbell-based program to get stronger. Over a span of several months, Max helped me with each of these goals. His training style is conversational, engaging and supportive, with no pretense or "gymbro" attitude. Given his physical appearance, it is clear he "walks the walk," which gives him even greater credibility, IMO. He was always willing to adjust my program to accommodate specific concerns of mine, as well as my screwy personal schedule. His responsiveness and "follow-through" were excellent. I recommend him highly.
Max Gordon Fitness: Personal Trainer, NutritionistMax Gordon Fitness: Personal Trainer, Nutritionist
Cheryl C.
Rosemarie is AWESOME! I was hesitant to try zoom classes, but it’s great being in the comfort of my own home. Rosemarie motivates, and encourages one to perform their personal best. She is full of positive energy and is invigorating. She instantly recognizes when I’m struggling and will slow it down, show me proper form, and is very patient with my uncoordinated ways. I would highly recommend Rosemarie for long term training or to get you back on track with a healthy lifestyle! You won’t be disappointed.
Conscious CoachingConscious Coaching
Josh G.
Rodney. My Man! I’ve been training with Rodney now for 3 weeks and he’s always ready to go (on time) with a thorough plan based on your fitness level and fitness goals. Personally, I am an athlete with the goal to gain 20 pounds/roughly 20 pounds of muscle and I’ve already seen noticeable results while gaining 4.5 pounds. For the first time working with a personal trainer, I feel extremely confident I will reach my fitness end goal. He will get you the results you will not be able to reach by yourself. Whether it’s to gain weight, lose weight or whatever else you aspire to achieve, he will personally work with you to make that dream a reality. Rodney is very respectful, hard working and creates a positive but motivating work environment. I look forward to work with Rodney for a long time coming.
BOD BY ROD (Powehouse Athletics umbrella)BOD BY ROD (Powehouse Athletics umbrella)
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