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Top 10 Private Personal Trainers near Murrysville, PA

Top Pro
4.9
from 25 reviews
4.9
(25)
GREAT VALUE
  • 1 year in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
"Terry is an amazing personal trainer that knows everything there is to know to get your body where you want it to be. He is very flexible with time, very involved with his clients, and always teaching you new things in the gym. Terry also can prepare custom diets for you. I have learned so much from his training sessions and he has taken my body to a new level. You dont want to miss out on his training. He is the best."

$40

estimated cost

5.0
from 9 reviews
5.0
(9)
GREAT VALUE
  • 3 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
"Josh was very fast to respond to my message on Facebook. I’ve never been to a trainer before and I wasn’t even sure where to begin. He was very helpful in answering my questions and helping the ease my mind. He was able to work around my crazy schedule and was even willing to help me figure out healthy goodness options while I was out of town for work. Josh takes great pride in his work. He genuinely cares about your overall health, not just you performance exercising. I’m still in my beginning stages with him but I can promise that you will definitely feel a change in your muscles and feel so much better after you leave. I would recommend him to anyone in any age group!"

$40

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 18 reviews
5.0
(18)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 5 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
"Randy is an amazing personal trainer; his level of dedication to my development is inspiring. He kept everything very positive even when I was let down with my weight loss. Randy always has a way of making a negative into a positive opportunity. He helps to show multiple ways to try different activities to optimize success based on my personal needs. I highly recommend Randy to anyone and everyone."

$60

estimated cost

5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"I had trained for 6 years with numerous trainers before I started training with Dan. I could not do even 1 pull up. After a few months working with Dan, I was able to do 7 pull ups! He knows how to get your body where you want it to be. You Will gain strength and have a better body. I am a male in my late 50's and he was able to give me the stronger body I had hoped for. If he can do that for me, imagine what he can do for you? I have also seen the great results he has had with young athletes. If you are looking to have a better, stronger body, I highly recommend working with Dan!"

$40

estimated cost

5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
"Who knew Working Out could be fun, couldn't ask for a better Personal Trainer! Yaakov and his staff helped me get into great shape, taught me fun and rewarding workout routines. Now it's been almost two years since I've been using them and I couldn't be happier with their knowledge and Excellent Service! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!"

$49

estimated cost

5.0
from 10 reviews
5.0
(10)
  • 1 year in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
"The Healthy Yinzer has easily been one of the best investments, both mentally and physically, that I have ever made. Being that I have been an athlete my whole life, I came to Nick a year ago with both a foundation and an appreciation for working out. Nick built upon my foundation and allowed me to surpass boundaries that I thought I had already achieved. Because of that, I not only respect him as a trainer but trust him as a person and friend. He’s truly one of the best in business."

$60

estimated cost

5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 3 years in business
"I am 55 and have been working with personal fitness trainers for over 30 years. I work out hard and regularly, but I am a hard-gainer and lacking in innate athletic ability. I started with Mike Guffey at the age of 48, and he completely transformed my whole concept of physical fitness. I wasted many years doing meaningless bodybuilding exercises that did nothing to improve my health or athleticism. I wanted to get involved with Crossfit, but I felt that I would not get the personalized attention in a group class that I required, due to my age and my complete lack of experience with high intensity training. Mike adapted Crossfit principles to my specific needs, but as time went on, my workouts expanded to locomotion exercises, gymnastics, boxing, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, marine-style obstacle courses -- even paddle boating to improve my balance! I have always been an extremely slow runner, so we worked intensively on my running form. When you train with Mike, you simply have no idea what he's going to throw at you next, and that makes for the greatest, most exciting and most rewarding workouts. His enthusiasm is totally contagious, he understands your specific needs and he brings out the very best in you. Mike had more confidence in me than I had in myself, and I cannot believe the level of fitness I've attained at this stage in my life."

$60

estimated cost

4.0
from 2 reviews
4.0
(2)
  • 10 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"Lisa is a fantastic trainer and can adapt to anyone’s limitations. I feel confident for the first time that I will be packing on muscle and losing fat, thanks to her! Extremely knowledgeable about diet and fitness; she’s all you can ask for out of a personal trainer."

$50

estimated cost

Top Pro
4.9
from 17 reviews
4.9
(17)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 7 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
"Ty is an excellent personal trainer!! "
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4.9
from 13 reviews
4.9
(13)
  • 5 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
"For anyone looking for a personal trainer, I would recommend Anthony Pietropaolo. Anthony has been my personal trainer for a year and four months. He works in the Bethel Park area of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He plans very good workout routines that incorporate cardio, strength, core, and weight training. He also includes exercises to improve flexibility and balance. Anthony plans a variety of different exercises in each session to give his clients a full body workout. He is a positive, encouraging and supportive person to work with as well. He will give you very good workouts, and makes them fun at the same time. The costs for his sessions are reasonable too. I am very pleased with my results, since working with him. My specific fitness goal was to lose weight (20-30 lbs). Diabetes runs in my family and I knew this extra weight I was carrying was unhealthy and did not want to develop this disease myself. I have also had chronic lower back pain due to the extra weight I carried. I told Anthony about this pre-existing lower back pain of mine that comes and goes. He makes sure that any exercise he plans does not aggravate these sensitive lower back muscles. He will even ask if a certain exercise or weight amount is okay on my back. He is sensitive and aware of any weaknesses anyone may have in a specific area of their body and is careful not to over stress those areas during his sessions. So far he has helped me lose 20 pounds. –Christina K. – Pittsburgh, PA "
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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

Is kickboxing hard?

Kickboxing is as intense a workout as you want it to be. As with any fitness regimen, the more effort you put in, the more results you will get. The type of kickboxing you do will determine how physically challenging it is. Combat or self-defense kickboxing, where you train in a martial arts studio with sandbags or spar against combat partners, can be an intense physical workout. Group kickboxing classes that use sandbags as part of the workout will also elevate the degree of intensity, because of the level of exertion punching and kicking the bag requires. Cardio kickboxing group fitness, which employ kicking and punching moves but no sandbags, has comparable intensity to jogging but works a wider range of muscles while increasing strength, flexibility and coordination. Here are some of the core kickboxing moves:

  • Cross: A straight punch that you throw slightly across your body, using your dominant hand.
  • Jab: A quick, straight, face punch. Usually thrown with the non-dominant hand.
  • Uppercut: A punch thrown up from the midsection (using either hand) that connects with the underside of your opponent’s chin.
  • Hook: A curved punch (using either hand) that connects with your competitor’s jaw or chin.
  • Side kick: A kick delivered when your competitor is at an angle to you. Raise your leg to the side, then bend at the knee to deliver the kick.
  • Front kick: A kick delivered straight on while you are facing your opponent.
  • Roundhouse kick: A kick delivered by swinging a leg up in a clockwise or counterclockwise motion (depending on which leg you’re using) with momentum to strike the opponent with the instep of the foot.

What should you wear to kickboxing?

What you wear to kickboxing can vary based on the setting. For kickboxing group fitness classes that are part of a gym’s cardio class schedule, standard fitness attire is appropriate. Athletic sneakers, pants or shorts that you can comfortably kick in without getting tangled or flashing anyone, and a top that allows for easy movement when punching and jabbing are all good choices. You won’t need protective gear or gloves, as most cardio-based kickboxing classes do not use punching bags.

Kickboxing training that takes place at a martial arts studio typically requires protective gear. You may need boxing gloves (beginners may want 12-ounce or heavier gloves for more cushioning) and hand wraps that protect and support your hands under the gloves while you punch the bag. If your kickboxing training includes sparring with opponents, you’ll need a mouthguard and any protective head and body gear your studio requires. Always be sure to bring plenty of water, too.

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.

What do you need for kickboxing?

What you need to bring to kickboxing depends on where you are working out and what your goals are. For a gym or fitness club’s cardio-based group kickboxing class that does not use punching bags, you generally need only appropriate workout gear and enough water. For kickboxers who are training in a martial arts studio, working one-on-one with a trainer toward a specific goal or sparring with competitors, you will need your own boxing gloves (12- to 16-ounce gloves provide more protection for beginners) and hand wraps (to protect and support your hands under the gloves, as well as keep them dry). If your lessons are in a martial arts studio, you may not be permitted to wear shoes, so bring clean socks if you don’t like to go barefoot. If your training includes sparring, you may be required to wear a mouthguard and/or protective headgear. Whether you’re in a group fitness class or hardcore training session, bring a sweat towel for your comfort and the comfort of people around you.

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.

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