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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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 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 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.

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 Huber Heights personal trainers
Jamela S.
He has created personal workouts, that fit my needs. He has been ensuring I stay motivated. He has be a great personal trainer!
Elevate Functional FitnessElevate Functional Fitness
Thumbtack Customer
Unique personal training. Always fresh. Makes you work hard. Results driven. Highly recommend.
Express Fitness StudioExpress Fitness Studio
One of the best personal trainer I had, pushes you to your limit, cares about the customer. Very time flexible - quick responses
Express Fitness StudioExpress Fitness Studio
Thumbtack Customer
Omg! Virgil Has to be the most creative personal trainer I've ever been to. You're in and rite out in 45 mins and you really feel the workout!! He's very passionate about training and getting you in the best shape that YOU need to be in.. I think I have a trainer for life!!!!! Treat yourself!! Don't cheat yourself!! He's the best????
Express Fitness StudioExpress Fitness Studio
Thumbtack Customer
Virgil has been awesome! He encourages me to do my best and work harder. I can tell a huge difference in body and mind from just a couple weeks! If you're looking for a personal trainer, I would recommend Virgil!
Express Fitness StudioExpress Fitness Studio
Thumbtack Customer
I'm doing the one-on-one personal training. Virgil is very motivated and knowledgeable. The exercises are fun and challenging. He understands what my goals are and the exercises are targeting those areas. Nice and clean facility. I would recommend Virgil to anyone who wants to get in shape and get toned up.
Express Fitness StudioExpress Fitness Studio
Thumbtack Customer
Motivated is the word. Upbeat guy, knows what he is doing. Seeing good progress with my workouts, much stronger than before working out. I went with a personal trainer just to get ready for a triathlon. I am so happy with my results that I plan to continue my workouts with Motivated Motions.
Motivated MotionsMotivated Motions
Thumbtack Customer
Eric is exceptional at what he does! I was trying to get fit for my wedding in a very short amount of time, and he jumped through hoops to fit me into his schedule and get me in shape. He offered nutritional coaching on top of some amazing workouts, and the results were fantastic! Truly one of the best personal trainers in Dayton!
Motivated MotionsMotivated Motions
Courtney G.
I have never done personal training before and I was a little nervous opening a project to try it out, but I have to say Virgil not only makes working out fun and focused he also makes it comfortable. I enjoyed my first workout with him so much that when I told my husband about it he wanted to give it a try to ! My husband has a foot injury and Virgil was great at modifying the workout to accommodate. We love that he doesnt make you fell awkward, he has a great motivational attitude that makes you want to get the job done. The best part is its super personal and he really listens to what your going for!
Express Fitness StudioExpress Fitness Studio
Micaela C.
I love the atmosphere of the gym. Everyone was so welcoming and ready to help you if needed. Virgil really explains everything well in the beginning and helps you along the way. He helps you to reach your specific goals, he helps your work every part of your body. The gym has an at home and personal feel, even if you are training with a small group it’s not too many people so you can’t get the best workout in.
Express Fitness StudioExpress Fitness Studio
Thumbtack Customer
First of all, Eric is AWESOME! I don't exactly know how he does it... but I somehow end up working out when I want to say '... sorry, Dude, can't make it'... (actually, my first response is always, 'not a good time'... and before I know it I am staring him in the face, sweating, promising myself that he is not going to get me in here anymore this week... until I end up repeating my personal brand of denial as we complete the next scheduled session! He has a great way with people and if you need to be encouraged, pushed, cajoled, and forced, with a caring smile - (all without realizing it until your session has ended), Eric is the trainer for you! Personally, I need a lot of encouragement because I make excuses not to exercise, (hence, my NEED for a trainer) but somehow they don't work on Eric... he sees right through me as he smiles and makes my next appointment (can anyone say "reverse psychology"?)
Motivated MotionsMotivated Motions
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