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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 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.

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.

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 Nashville personal trainers
Thumbtack Customer
Darren has a great set up and offers a valuable service at a reasonable price. The training is varied and he makes the workouts efficient. I would recommend Train Smart to anyone looking for a personal trainer.
Train Smart NashvilleTrain Smart Nashville
Beth F.
Dejan is an amazing personal trainer. He's created a great meal plan, fun workouts, and an comfortable environment overall. I can't wait to keep training with him and the rest of the team.
DM Fitness Personal TrainingDM Fitness Personal Training
Josh R.
Jackson has been a great trainer. He provides a lot of information and developed a great personal workout program for me. He keeps in touch and is great about setting up workout times. Very good guy to train with.
Shredded FitnessShredded Fitness
Brenda G.
Having Jim as my personal trainer was the best decision I ever made. I wanted to invest in myself by making life style changes and he helped me get there. He is very professional, caring, knowledgeable and he made weight training fun. I would highly recommend Jim if you are looking for an excellent trainer.
Cutting Edge Personal TrainingCutting Edge Personal Training
Azra E.
Dani is an excellent trainer. I came having no previous personal training experience and she explained the basics of breathing, form, posture during the middle of training so it never felt like we had a wasted session. She also brings up new exercises consistently that work overlapping groups of muscles. Difficult but fair, I got a ton out of having Dani as my trainer.
Dani D. FitnessDani D. Fitness
Quentin L.
Michael is hands down the best trainer in Nashville! He trained me my last semester of medical school from a period of late January to May. This was my first personal training experience and was not sure what to expect but Michael made the transition from never working out to being a regular gym goer effortless. We sat down, I told him what I wanted, and he made it happen. Over the course of late January I went from 190-165 and tacked on muscle as well. Easy to talk to, understanding of scheduling changes, and if you stick to his process it absolutely works and you will see the results you desire! I wish him much success! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TRAINER!!!
Your Fitness Solutions, LLCYour Fitness Solutions, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Jim is an absolute professional when it comes to physical training. Although I'm only three weeks into our program, the quality of training I've already received has led to tremendous gains in my physical stamina, strength, self-confidence and overall health. His expertise allow him to work with all levels regardless of where one might be upon starting, and his routines are diverse, effective, and above all fun. And while he's certainly in the business of putting your training at the top, his relaxed and generous manner make getting through workouts a pleasure. For those looking for a quick fix to their health, stick to your average diet books and ellipticals, but if you're ready for a transformative personal training fitness, Jim's the guy your looking for. The only thing stopping you, is you!
Cutting Edge Personal TrainingCutting Edge Personal Training
Thumbtack Customer
Matt is a FANTASTIC trainer! I lost 15 pounds training with Matt! He truly wants to help you reach your goals. Matt helped me understand that nutrition is the key to weight loss results and he also helped me see that it can be much easier to eat healthy when you take a long term health approach diet. His training is extremely specific and precise. He has a plan at all times that is catered to your abilities. In our workouts we focused on strength and what he called "muscle building cardio". He's truly an expert on exercise and making the goal of the exercise or circuit clear. The workouts were REALLY tough, but we pushed through every workout and it was worth it. I would recommend Matt to anyone that's looking for a personal trainer. He's always extremely professional and just a really nice guy to be around. Definitely a 5 star trainer!
Matt Grimm PerformanceMatt Grimm Performance
Thumbtack Customer
My first session with Darren was great. He challenged me just enough while keeping me motivated and made me feel very comfortable. He did an awesome job of explaining how his services, both personal training and boot camp, are going to help me reach my goal. I'm looking forward to future sessions!
Train Smart NashvilleTrain Smart Nashville
Dana S.
I feel so lucky to have found Michael and YFS through thumbtack! I never thought I’d be looking for a personal trainer, but after struggling to find a class or routine that didn’t risk irritating my herniated discs in my back, I decided it was time to invest in a personalized plan. Michaels knowledge and background is impressive and he really cares about all his clients and the quality of services he and all the trainers are providing. I am not a gym person by nature but I really enjoyed working with Michael and learned so much.
Your Fitness Solutions, LLCYour Fitness Solutions, LLC
Renee R.
Julien is absolutely AMAZING. Anyone that is slightly interested in boxing should make time for him ASAP before his time is all taken (yes, he's that good.) Unfortunately, I had some personal circumstances arise and am back in Chicago for the unforseeable future. I'm not going to get this quality of training for this price anywhere else. Enjoy your time with him, you won't regret it!
Autonomy Lifestyle TrainingAutonomy Lifestyle Training
Thumbtack Customer
Law Larson has been helping me with my personal training since March of this year. We have had success with my weight loss and fitness goals and continue to make progress. Personally, I need a motivator to push me and to also to make me show up. Law knows I can do more than I think I can. And when we are done with my workout, I always leave feeling so accomplished.
Maven Methods FitnessMaven Methods Fitness
Callie A.
James has been an amazing trainer and I got so much more than I expected for the price I paid! For me it was $25 per session when I paid for a month. That’s $100 a month which is still a great deal for a personal trainer, but what makes it really great is he sets you up with a workout plan on a really helpful app, which I believe you can get for $50 a month and I plan to do that when I move. You can message him through the app with any questions. Although the amount of workouts was intimidating at first, I am starting to get the hang of it and really feeling the results. James handles all your work out complaining with humor and motivation. Highly recommend!
Rise Above FitnessRise Above Fitness
Ashlynne V.
I’ve been wanting a personal trainer for quite some time now but I was always too nervous to get one. Well I finally said enough is enough, it’s time to get back in shape and so far, Cory has been nothing but helpful, kind, on time, and patient. I’m so happy I stumbled upon him on this app cause he makes me feel super comfortable especially since working out can be intimidating when you don’t know what you’re doing.
Cory ShermanCory Sherman
Margaret D.
After a super stressful year, I had really lost any sort of fitness routine. I had never worked with a trainer, but felt like I needed someone to keep me accountable and help me be more efficient with my time at the gym. Jim is AMAZING! After our first session I was hooked and even after only 4 sessions I already felt and saw progress. Personal training is not cheap, but Jim gives you his full attention, encouragement, humor, and expertise for the entire hour you are with him. He makes that time fly by and you don't even have to think about what move to do next, he has everything choreographed to fit your needs. He is also just super easygoing and relaxed, which makes a novice like me feel a lot more comfortable. I am 100% confident that if I continue my work with him, I will easily reach and surpass my goals! I highly recommend him to ANYONE at ANY level.
Cutting Edge Personal TrainingCutting Edge Personal Training
Cassandra T.
If you are looking to make a change in your fitness routine, Law is your guy! I started training with him over a year ago and within the almost six months of working with him he has broken down and revised my own workout routine to fit my personal goals as well as breaking down my eating habits. He cares tremendously about his clients and takes the time to build a rapport with you. After working with him for six months before moving out of state, I have since lost 14 pounds and almost 2 dress sizes. He has motivated me to continue my journey! I'm now moving back and can't wait to start my sessions back up!!!!
Maven Methods FitnessMaven Methods Fitness
Victoria R.
I love Janet!! I have been working with her for 2 months now and can already tell a difference! I have never been a person that has never struggled with weight but since I’ve been in my 30s I can just look at food and gain weight. After trying every diet and failing it, I knew that I had to take more drastic step. I have been to every workout class known to man and I have always left exhausted and intimidated to go back. I was nervous to try a personal trainer, however, then I met Janet. She honestly cares about you as an individual and tailors every workout to you. I’ve never not wanted to go to work out with her. She will make you sweat but not to the point you burn yourself out. Thanks to her I’m finally getting my confidence back and actually enjoy looking in the mirror again.
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