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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 White Plains personal trainers
Joel J.
Svetness is a marketing company that, depending on where you live, will only start reaching out to personal trainers once you’ve signed a contract. They sold me on a huge network of trainers and the ability to train anywhere. Instead I waited 2 months without having a session. This was a combination of them wanting to “match” me with the right trainer and my trainer constantly pushing out our sessions. Save yourself the headache and go with an actual trainer and not a marketing company.
SVETNESS Personal TrainingSVETNESS Personal Training
Thumbtack Customer
My experience with Liz, the personal trainer, is exceptional. She is highly knowledgeable about the human body structure and how it works. I have made tremendous progress with issues related to my knees. My quality of life has greatly improved.
L.F. Fitness, LLCL.F. Fitness, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Exceptional in every single way! When I contacted the burning zone, the response was prompt. Based on my goals I was match with Ulysse, he offered the first training for free. I had worked with personal trainers before, I could tell right away he was knowledgeable. He heard me out on my goals (strength building and body balance, not weight loss) and at the end of the session he came up with a plan on how we should work out. Ulysse's positivity and attitude towards health and fitness carries over to all aspects of your life when you work out with him. He is a strong nutritionist, adjust the workouts to your body and your needs and constantly switching things up. He watches you closely and ensures you get the most out of every exercise, he knows how to push you hard but not over the edge. Ulysse has a motivating effect which is exactly what you want in a trainer. On days you don't meet, a text message reminder to make healthy choices and will encourage you to stay on track. Ulysse is truly invested in your personal success, this isn't just some one-size-fits all program. I also love that he does not believe in or push products/supplements and other garbage onto you, his method: healthy eating exercise, rest and hard work. Ulysse is energetic, motivating, an awesome person and trainer. I enthusiastically recommend him to anybody reading this who needs a fantastic personal trainer.
The Burning Zone Club LLCThe Burning Zone Club LLC
Chiaki H.
I was pretty nervous about hiring a personal trainer online, but Leesa is great!! She gives me meal plans and also asks if I want any changes to the meal plan so I can be comfortable with my diet. All the workouts are not too hard at all and easy to understand. Planing on continuing working with her and seeing significant results!!
Lift with leesaLift with leesa
Thumbtack Customer
Gary is amazing! He's the reason why I can actually do push ups now haha! He is super nice and he really motivates you. I feel stronger and more confident and enjoy working out with him. If your looking for a personal trainer I would recommend Gary. He is reliable and works with your schedule and wants to help and see you improve!
Gary Gets You in ShapeGary Gets You in Shape
Anneka T.
I recently ended my program with the trainer of this company, Mackens Ulysse. Although his workouts are effective, he is extremely unprofessional. He began overstepping his boundaries as a trainer becoming too involved in my personal life and when I noted this and that the workouts were no longer effective because of this, I thanked him for his services and requested a refund for the remaining sessions. He refused to give me a refund and when we met again he continued to be unprofessional barely speaking to me, not counting reps and not handing me weights in my hand and instead putting them on the floor for me to pick up. What frustrated me the most was during a session at my public gym, Mackens began becoming verbally aggressive causing people to stare, proclaiming that the sessions weren’t all about me, when in fact they are because I pay my hard earned money to achieve my personal goals for my body. Mackens was also often late and only gave me 45 minute sessions depending on his mood. He canceled sessions on me a few times for his own personal reasons, inconveniencing my time and schedule. When I canceled a session last week due to me not feeling well, Mackens took it from my remaining sessions, again taking my money. I decided to no longer continue his program even though I didn’t get my remaining sessions or my money back because this man is extremely rude and immature. He also told me I would never find a romantic partner because my mouth is poison -again extremely unprofessional and overstepping his boundaries as a trainer. He has a huge emotional ego that he felt was my job to stroke and mixed business with emotions. I am so turned off by this experience and this mans childish behavior. I never got my $700 back but I don’t even mind because it’s better than having to sacrifice my time energy and sanity to engage with Mackens Ulysse.
The Burning Zone Club LLCThe Burning Zone Club LLC
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