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Top 10 personal trainers in Alameda, CA

Students agree: these Alameda personal trainers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Jacks Athletic Conditioning (JAC)

Jacks Athletic Conditioning (JAC)

5.0(4)
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
3+ years in business
Serves Alameda, CA
Megan K. says, "He takes the time to study what works for your body. When we began, he came in with a plan and didn’t hesitate to adjust to what my body was able to do while still pushing me to new limits. He is open to learning new techniques and strategies to make sure every workout routine is right for you to get you to your goals." Read more
Sports Mafia Llc

Sports Mafia Llc

5.0(4)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
4+ years in business
Serves Alameda, CA
John B. says, "Chris Paratore has been coaching my 9-year son Nikko with baseball and football for over a year now and we've been very satisfied with the results. Coach Chris runs practice sessions with the perfect mix of discipline and fun, always has something fresh to teach, and has found ways to motivate my son to perform at his highest level. When Nikko started out, he lacked both the skill and confidence to compete in either sports, but a year later is now pitching in SFLL and playing QB in Next Level Sports' Flag Football program. We would highly recommend Coach Chris to anyone who has a child interested in becoming a better athlete and competitor." Read more
VWC Muay Thai & Fitness

VWC Muay Thai & Fitness

New on Lessons
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
4+ years in business
Serves Alameda, CA
The #1 Mobile Muay Thai Kickboxing and Martial Arts Coach currently in the SF Bay Area. My speciality is creating the MARTIAL ARTS EDUCATION PLATFORM for total beginner children and adults. If you have always dreamed of starting martial arts training and/or just want to get motivated to be in better health, then I can be the solution. Meeting honest people who want to truly change their lifestyle. The best experience is seeing the mindset change which leads into physical changes for better health. What I do will change your life. It's either stay unhealthy and face health concerns or take the step and become better. For media content ...
THE ELEVATED METHOD

THE ELEVATED METHOD

4.9Exceptional(12)
Offers online services
30+ years in business
Serves Alameda, CA
Don D. says, "Allow me to express my utmost admiration for my personal trainer, Rance, and his exceptional Elev8ted Method. This man has an unparalleled commitment to excellence that truly sets him apart. With Rance's guidance and expertise, I've witnessed remarkable transformations in both my physical and mental well-being. I have lost over 60 lbs so far despite being a physician business owner, and father of 5 kids and 3 dogs! His innovative approach and unwavering support have propelled me towards achieving my fitness goals. Rance's dedication to empowering individuals through fitness is truly inspiring. If you're seeking a trainer who embodies professionalism and delivers exceptional results, look no further than Rance and the Elev8ted Method. Prepare to elevate your fitness journey to new heights!" Read more
Izra BJJMT

Izra BJJMT

New on Lessons
3+ years in business
Serves Alameda, CA
I've been Practicing for 10+ years at the "Colhado BJJ Academy" Brown Belt rank, and Kickboxing, I would like to share my knowledge to those who would like to learn self defense and more, it's a good way to released some of the mental and físical stress and also a good way to be in shape and building your self esteem, and more. At the moment at the trainees location (for now only) español si
KAOS Performance Fitness

KAOS Performance Fitness

5.0(4)
Offers online services
17 hires on Lessons
6+ years in business
Serves Alameda, CA
Shae M. says, "My daughter learned a lot and really enjoyed working with Karlynn. She gained more confidence in her volleyball skills and we really appreciated Karlynn's warmth, passion, patience, and knowledge. She was easy to work with, and we highly recommend her to all!" Read more
FastPacePT.com

FastPacePT.com

5.0Exceptional(6)
Top Pro
Offers online services
7 hires on Lessons
13+ years in business
Serves Alameda, CA
Scott L. says, "John and His team are the best there is and that's an understatement. If you like results you can maintain look no further than Fast Pace. " Read more
Susan Topf Yoga Health And Wellness

Susan Topf Yoga Health And Wellness

5.0(1)
Offers online services
17+ years in business
Serves Alameda, CA
Bob B. says, "She really allows people to work at their own level. At 68 i am the oldest person in the class and the least limber. She gets you in a good state for meditation. she also designs changes to a yoga pose that I can do. Her aroma therapy adds a good aspect to the class. Good stretching especially hamstrings She is real friendly to all in the class and wants to know our name. Many returnees to her restorative yoga class" Read more

Your Personal Training questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Lessons.

How much does a personal trainer cost near me?

A personal trainer costs $40 to $70 per hour on average or $250 to $400 per month for two sessions per week. Prices depend on the session length, location, trainer's experience, and if you buy a monthly package or book individual sessions.

Personal training rates at popular gyms are $50 to $110 per session, with most sessions lasting one hour. Many gyms offer a free initial fitness assessment with a certified personal trainer.

Is hiring a personal trainer worth it?

Hiring a personal trainer can be worth it if you need accountability, are having difficulty achieving your fitness goals on your own, or are returning to a fitness routine after an injury. A personal trainer can help you set realistic expectations, design a custom fitness plan, measure your progress, and boost your motivation.

A personal trainer can suggest activities that work best for your body and your schedule to maximize your results with the time and equipment available to you. Trainers also provide critical guidance for proper exercise form and movement, reducing your risk of injury.

Can you pay for a personal trainer with insurance or an HSA?

Health insurance typically does not cover the cost of a personal trainer, and you can only pay for a personal trainer with your Health Savings Account (HSA) if your physician or nurse practitioner prescribes an exercise regimen.

Your doctor must write a letter of medical necessity (LMN) confirming the personal training sessions are intended to treat or prevent a medical condition, and you must provide a copy to the IRS when filing your taxes.

How often should you see a personal trainer?

You should meet with your personal trainer 1 to 3 times per week, depending on your current fitness level and experience, short-term and long-term goals, and how often you're able to train solo during the week. Most trainers recommend beginning with 2 to 3 sessions per week for at least six weeks to establish a routine.

  • If you're on a budget and can only meet with your personal trainer once per week, you'll need to train on your own at least one to three times per week to make progress toward your fitness goals.
  • Consider seeing your personal trainer up to 4 times per week to work on short-term goals, like dropping a dress size before a wedding or training for a sports competition.

What does a personal trainer do?

A personal trainer starts by evaluating your current fitness level, strengths and weaknesses, and skills, then develops a customized exercise plan to help you meet your goals. The trainer works one-on-one with you to monitor your progress and provide guidance and encouragement.

A trainer will ensure you're working each muscle group correctly and at the right frequency, and that you're using proper form for each exercise to avoid injury.

How do I find the best personal trainer near me?

For the best results, aim to build a long-term relationship with your personal trainer to help you get in shape, stay in shape, and achieve your fitness goals. Follow these tips to find the best personal trainer for you:

  • Look for an NCSA Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT) or Certified Performance and Sports Scientist (CPSS).
  • If you have specific goals, such as bodybuilding or running a marathon, select a trainer with experience in that area.
  • Read their reviews on Lessons and Google.
  • Meet with the trainer to discuss your goals, workout preferences, and any health conditions.
  • Ask them how the exercises will change and progress over time. Be wary of trainers who offer only vague answers, as this may indicate a lack of experience.
  • Confirm the personal trainer has liability insurance and training in CPR and first aid.

What questions should I ask personal trainers before hiring?

Ask these questions to ensure you choose a personal trainer with the right experience and skills:

  • How long have you been a personal trainer?
  • Which certifications do you have?
  • What is your fitness specialty?
  • What is your teaching style?
  • How do you assess a new client?
  • What experience do you have working with clients at my fitness level?
  • Do you have any client photos or video testimonials?
  • What does your program include?
  • What results should I expect to see?
  • How long will it take to reach my fitness goals?
  • How do you track fitness goals and progress?
  • How will the exercises change over time?
  • Do you have liability insurance?
  • Are you trained in CPR and first aid?

Reviews for Alameda personal trainers

Recent success stories from people in the Alameda area.
Sean F.
Jack is a great trainer. He knew which exercises were best for me, and he really helped me push my limits. Jack is positive, encouraging, and also structured to help me stay accountable. He also gave me great eating suggestions to help me with my goals. Highly recommended!
Jacks Athletic Conditioning (JAC)
Grace G.
My son was 5 years old when we started training with Coach CP and now he is the best baseball player on his team.
Sports Mafia llc
Maite I.
Best investment I made in myself and my well-being. Highly recommend The Elevated Method.
THE ELEVATED METHOD
Karen M.
When I was looking for a personal trainer, Karlynn's eyes are what caught my attention. She is very patient with me as I have had some back injuries that have slowed my progress. She listens to my needs and makes adjustments as she sees fit. She is super personable and has become a friend. I have been working with her for 6 months and have lost 30lbs. Working with her has also helped me mentally, decreased anxiety, decreased depression and an improved mood. Karlynn is worth every penny.
KAOS Performance Fitness
Yegor A.
My experience has been absolutely amazing. I can’t believe the results I got in such a short time!
FastPacePT.com
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