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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

Description of service

The personal training experience gave me one dedicated person to listen to my goals and problems and output for me a concept for a solution. The trainer had an office in a popular gym with several gadgets available for use on me, such as body fat measuring devices, stop watches, click-counters, etc. The fee was for the first visit, after which I would given an opportunity to purchase training sessions in bulk at a slightly discounted rate. The gym should also be mentioned, because often my trainer visits two clubs of the same franchise in the city. I signed up at the gym location with the least popular reputation due to my feeling awkward in wide open public spaces, often in compromised positions. The length of the session was 1 hour.

Review of Service

The service was not all that great. I paid my personal trainer to listen to my needs and motivate me as a true trainer does. Instead, my trainer stuck to his field manual. I desired to not do silly exercises such as jumping jacks and bend-and-thrusts, but those were the areas the trainer decided I needed extra pushing and motivation because I requested to not waste my gym dues on things I can do at home. I would have rather received the extra push while on the treadmill when I quit, while my trainer was off trying to sell another training package.


My advice to you if you are seeking a personal trainer is some good old fashioned in-gym stalking. Keep a close eye on the trainers and see which ones truly care about their clients. Also confirm they certification. Mine did not yet officially have certification because the franchise gave trainers six months to get certified, and if they weren't by the end, only then would they become ineligible and have their trainer status revoked.

$ 200
Jan 2008
Dallas, TX
A total of two and a half hours of personal trainer time  more... close row
$ 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
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$ 39
Apr 2008
La Crosse, WI
Personal trainer helps meet goals  more... close row