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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.

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.

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 Chesapeake personal trainers
Thumbtack Customer
Tarah created results,even in the short time we were together. Extremely friendly, and strongly recommended for at home personal trainer!
Tarah Davidson, LPCTarah Davidson, LPC
Thumbtack Customer
Sanford has been providing me personal training services for the past two weeks. I am impressed with Sanford's punctuality to my 5 am training session and his thoroughness pertaining to weightlifting form and nutrition.
Team Fit4Real Personal TrainingTeam Fit4Real Personal Training
Kali M.
Brian is a awesome! He's extremely knowledgeable with workout techniques and proper nutrition plans. He has a versatile plan for anyone in any situation. I've had a great experience having him as a trainer and would recommend him to anyone looking for a dedicated, and experienced personal trainer.
Kristie C.
After reviewing a lot of local personal trainers, I chose TeamFit4Real. My demanding schedule and physical challenges required a knowledgeable expert & I have found that with Sanford. I don’t know a more dedicated and honest trainer. If you want a life change, he’s your man!
Team Fit4Real Personal TrainingTeam Fit4Real Personal Training
Ruthie C.
I loved having him as my personal trainer! He definitely showed me how strong I truly am! I enjoyed every session; and highly recommend him!
Progress FitnessProgress Fitness
Thumbtack Customer
I've had a few personal trainers in the past but never received such fast results like i did once i hired Sanford. I've lost 23lbs in 6 weeks and couldnt be happier. I love the fact that he does every single workout with me and breaks down each muscle group. The meal plan was easy to follow and the workouts were fun and effective. If you're looking for fast results Sanford is definitely the best at it. Hands down the best trainer and at a great price.
Team Fit4Real Personal TrainingTeam Fit4Real Personal Training
Thumbtack Customer
I have begun seeing Sanford last week and the workouts have been strenuous but great! I decided to get a personal trainer, so that i can be pushed to that next level and Sanford is the best for that. We workout different muscle groups, separating the sections each day, and after every workout i leave feeling better than before. If you want a trainer with vast knowledge on the bodies different muscle groups, dieting, and so on and so forth, you wont be dissapointed with Sanford Gunn.
Team Fit4Real Personal TrainingTeam Fit4Real Personal Training
Nadine C.
There are not enough words to describe how I love this personal trainer. She understands me and I feel like I can do it and she pushes me to heights I never thought I could. She is beyond amazing and so is her daughter. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone!!! Worth every penny!!!
Chronic & Iconic CoachingChronic & Iconic Coaching
Tamika H.
I am extremely happy and satisfied with the customer service, professionalism, and knowledge at Progress Fitness since I started the program. Winfrey is very flexible and accommodating with scheduling workouts that fit my hectic schedule. My workouts are personalized and target the areas I want to work on. I would highly recommend Progress Fitness and Winfrey as a personal trainer to anyone.
Progress FitnessProgress Fitness
Gerald M.
This is my first time with a personal trainer as well as my first time in a gym in over a decade. Winfrey was very responsive, reaching out to my initial inquiry in less than an hour. He had me scheduled for an initial visit the next morning and a full session a few days later. He has also been very accommodating in working around my schedule. I have completed my first week with him (3 sessions). He listened to my goals and has developed a plan to help me reach them. While he has pushed me hard, he has ensured that I remain safe and I stay within my limits. I feel confident in his ability to hold me accountable and achieve my objectives.
Progress FitnessProgress Fitness
Donna F.
He is a perfect fit! Respectful , knowledgeable , keeps in contact, encourages . Affordable, bottom line he wants to see his clients succeed ! Blessed to have found him!!!! Sanford is invested in his clients! My husband came to Sanford Gunn weighing 284lbs. Body fat percentage 38%. He finished his personal training weighing 244lbs. Body fat @24.9! 40 lbs down. My husband is 61 years old with multiple injuries..a crushed left foot , 2 bars in his back a knee replacement of 20 years... 2 time leukemia survivor and recently diagnosed with asthma. I tell you all this to let you know Sanford Gunn is amazing at what he does! He is determined that his clients leave with not only better health but a better mind set. My husband recently had his doctor appointment and the doctor was amazed! All his blood work ,cholesterol ,sugar...etc...was perfect! Which it was not before he went to Sanford! Lastly I want to say , you will be forever greatful for Sanford Gunn as we are!
Team Fit4Real Personal TrainingTeam Fit4Real Personal Training
Natalia G.
My experience with Sanford has been absolutely amazing. Hands down, the best personal trainer I've ever worked with. I always thought of myself as a little bit of a wimp, but in my time that I've been with him, I've realized I have more backbone than I thought and it makes me feel so empowered! He keeps me going and pushes me, but also stays attentive to my needs. I also LOVE the fact that while he pushes me and motivates me, He doesn't yell or do that whole "drill Sargent" thing. But to be honest, he seems like he would give you WHATEVER kind of workout you need. You definitely are left with the impression that he knows allll his fitness stuff, and if you needed him to drill Sargent you, he would give u that experience. He never cuts corners and for the first time in a very long time, I feel like not only will I meet my work out goals, but maybe even surpass them! I love him so much and I encourage anyone who is interested in getting physically fit or anyone who just wants to feel good about themselves, to hit him up. You will not regret it, and you will NOT be disappointed.
Team Fit4Real Personal TrainingTeam Fit4Real Personal Training
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