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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 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.

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.

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 Portland in-home personal trainers
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Jason Trammell is a very good personal trainer. I am 59 years old and have Spastic/Dystonic Cerebral Palsy. When I went on Thumbtack to find a trainer (I did say I had Cerebral Palsy), Jason was the only one to reply. Most personal trainers would not know how to work with me, but Jason stepped up to the challenge. I have been work with Jason for over 6 months. Once I talked with him about how my disability affected my muscle movements and balance, he figured out the best way in which to work with me. That said, He doesn’t treat me with “kid gloves”, instead he pushes me to my limit and sometimes beyond. When I feel like can’t do something, he gets me to try and usually he is right. This technique helps by reducing my limits and building my strength. I do need to say that I always feel safe that I will not fall or get hurt, because Jason is always close by to make sure that doesn’t happen! Most people hire trainers for weight loss. I was 10 pounds underweight. Jason made up a food schedule for me and is constantly bugging me about eating more, now I’m only 5 pounds underweight. Strength training is so very important for people, especially woman, over 45 whether or not you have a disability. Working out with Jason will keep me from needing to use a wheelchair or scooter for many years to come, as well as keep me independent in my own home and doing all the regular things everyone else can do. Finally, Jason’s prices are very reasonable. if you look up the cost of joining a gym and having a personal trainer 3-times a week, you will probably be paying twice as much! Plus he comes to your home so you don’t have to go out in the cold and rain in the winter. Anne-Marie Hughey 913-745-6540 (Voice)
Trammell FitnessTrammell Fitness
Katherine M.
Dan and I have been training together since 05 May 2020, and we've hit a number of goals together along the way. After a lifetime of hating running and many false starts at attempting some distance (more than 5 miles), Dan helped me knock out a half marathon 19 days after we started training together with a regimen of steady distance increases, splitting my training runs, and a focus on refueling and recovering appropriately. Determination helped on my part, but I leaned heavily on Dan's training and recovery expertise. Before training together, my 1 rep max on bench press was 114 lbs and I had long struggled to go heavy. By the end of 2020, I was knocking out 3 sets of 6 reps @ 185 lbs -- well beyond my original goal of hitting a 1 rep max of 162 lbs. As my goals have changed over time, Dan has adapted our training regime. More recently i've taken up capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian martial art, and Dan has adapted our training around the demanding core, shoulder, leg, flexibility, balance, and stamina requirements of capoeira. Dan is punctual and professional, and I love the time we spend together training. He's a great person to bounce ideas off of, and I get to come away from each of our training sessions having been challenged physically and also often intellectually. One of my less concrete goals of working with Dan was to feel better about myself and to feel more at-home in my body. I've never been a particularly capable athlete, and working at a desk throughout my 20s has done me no favors in the category of physical fitness. With Dan's encouragement and guidance, i've been able to crush steadily more challenging workouts. I come away from our lifts feeling more successful, more powerful, and ready to take on the rest of my goals each week. I would recommend Dan to anyone and everyone looking for a personal trainer.
Better Life Studios Personal TrainingBetter Life Studios Personal Training
Cimber N.
I am a work week traveler and found myself in Portland Monday-Thursday for a 6 week job. Wanting to get into shape, I turned to the internet to find a personal trainer to hold me accountable to get fit while on the road....and man did I luck out. Ben was fantastic not only did I lose 12 pounds, I gained healthy eating habits and feel more engerized then ever. He will accommodate traveling to you and or a desired location which for me was a huge plus. We held workouts indoors and outdoors which was great for switching up the routine and learning new techniques to carry forward. I also learned that I could get greater results doing the right activities within a set time rather than spending a crazy amount of time in the gym. If your looking for a reliable motivator to get and keep you on the path of a healthy life style, Bens your guy. I wish I could clone him to continue the lessons in my home state.
A to B FitnessA to B Fitness
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