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the Cost of Personal Trainers by the Hour

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$ 63
Apr 2008
Tampa, Florida
Special price for personal trainer  more... close row
$ 75
Jan 2008
Redlands, CA
Personal trainers charge less when freelancing  more... close row
$ 50
May 2008
East Lansing, MI
Personal trainer provides personalized workout plan  more... close row
$ 50
Feb 2008
Lawrence, KS
One hour of training from trainer who didn't listen  more... close row
$ 200
Jan 2008
Dallas, TX
A total of two and a half hours of personal trainer time  more... close row

Description of service

As part of my New Year's resolution, I hired a personal trainer to help me get familiar with the machines in a gym and to design a workout that fit my time and goals. The fee of $200 included an initial 1 hour session and then 3 half-hour sessions. During the first session he showed me the various machines and explained their purpose and talked about which ones would be best for me to use to lose weight and get in shape. During the three other sessions, he showed me how to use the machines and coached me to get me into a rhythm and on a schedule to do my workouts.

Review of Service

The service was about what I expected: a basic introduction to the gym and machines and then some sessions to watch me work out and give me advice. The cost was reasonable for the service and the time that he spent with me, and he was motivational and kept me going during those early weeks when many people quit. I feel like I learned a lot from him about the machines and what they do and he was patient but also firm as a trainer.


I think many personal trainers provide the same services, so make sure that you are getting a fair amount of time and attention from the trainer. Ask up front if there will be anyone else besides the two of you at the sessions, because some trainers try to have two people at the same time to make more money. Individual attention is the most important aspect, along with a sense that the trainer knows what they are doing.

$ 55
Aug 2007
Little Rock, AR
Losing baby weight after twins  more... close row
$ 135
Mar 2007
Huntington, WV
An hour workout once a week  more... close row
$ 80
May 2008
San Diego, CA
Competant trainer at hotel gym  more... close row
$ 30
Jan 2008
Memphis, Tennessee
Per hour fee for personal trainer to help lose baby weight  more... close row
$ 60
Mar 2008
Tempe, AZ
Personal training session went drastically wrong  more... close row
$ 55
Feb 2009
Santa Clarita, CA
Trainer met me at the park for exercise  more... close row
$ 0
Oct 2010
City, State
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$ 39
Apr 2008
La Crosse, WI
Personal trainer helps meet goals  more... close row