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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.

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.

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.

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 Myrtle Beach personal trainers
Thumbtack Customer
I really appreciated Chris as a personal trainer. He's easy to get along with and very respectable. He helped me set and reach goals not only with weight training but also with my nutrition.
Chris Hammonds, CPTChris Hammonds, CPT
Thumbtack Customer
Within 5 minutes of my initial consultation with Mike, I knew instantly he was the perfect trainer for me. He is extremely professional, knowledgeable and compassionate. Mike listened and made me feel completely comfortable with him. I have had personal trainers in the past and have to honestly say he is one of the very best!
RKM TrainingRKM Training
Thumbtack Customer
Before Gunny's Boot Camp I was 30 pounds overweight, I had terrible eating habits and I was always tired. I knew that I needed a trainer who could give me the push in the right direction to fitness and my personal health. Gunny was courteous and understanding to my needs. His program challenged me and at the end of each session I felt like I really got something out of it. He has been training me for 6 weeks and so far I've lost 20 pounds and 4 inches around my waistline. I'd recommend him to anybody who wants a professional experience with a personal trainer who knows what he's doing.
Beast NinjaBeast Ninja
Vanessa B.
Before I met strongselves I was unmotivated because I just had a baby, so I decided to look for a personal trainer, one thing you should learn about a trainer is that they need to show you motivation to help you, she was not the first one I had consulted, and that’s what I found on strongselves motivation. It’s been one months we’re are training, believe it or not I’m already seeing some really big results. Thanks to strongselves for not make me lose my time. I workout three times a week.
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Derek G.
Me and Mike have killed it in our first 12 sessions together. So well that I'm getting another 12. I play golf and Mike didn't know a whole lot to start out but has adapted and did his research to make my workouts golf specific. I highly recommend hiring Mike as your personal trainer.
RKM TrainingRKM Training
Flavia F.
When I first started I was little hesitant being my first time working with a personal trainer, but his professionalism and knowledge made me feel more confident. It's been 6 weeks now that we are working, I see him doing everything he can to help me out to achieve my goals..... Can't wait to see changes in the next few months ... Really recommend him!!!!
Coach Chris VroomanCoach Chris Vrooman
Miya D.
I enjoyed working with Victoria very much! She definitely knows her stuff about exercise and nutrition. She pushed me but not too hard. She also was always asking me what my diet was like because that affected my workout session for sure. She also has a great personality and I enjoyed talking to her about all things. She made working with a personal trainer so worth it, and I was motivated every morning knowing that I was going to get a good workout in with her.
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Phil E.
It is both a privilege and honor to write a review for Marci. I can literally go down the list and check "yes" to all the benefits Marci has provided. Increase in strength, endurance, balance, self-image, and the list goes on. We ought to demand the best from our personal trainer and Marci is the best. She is of course, highly professional, and knowledgeable and has the education and certificates to back her up. But it's her "you can do it" attitude that make you want to strive and come back for more. Caring, supportive, encouraging, and a great sense of humor, Marci will push you to your limits and you will love it. I truly believe that hiring Marci will be one of the best investments you can make in and for yourself. Your body will thank you.
Marci Michalski, Personal TrainerMarci Michalski, Personal Trainer
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