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Top 10 personal trainers in Los Angeles, CA

Students agree: these Los Angeles personal trainers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Mikes Body Sculpting

Mikes Body Sculpting

5.0Exceptional(11)
Offers online services
27 hires on Lessons
23+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Tom H. says, "Mike is incredibly knowledgeable about all aspects of personal fitness training. If you don't know the proper form or exercise, he will teach you and explain the reasoning behind it. He's also big on safely. Whenever he is training you, he is 100% there for you and does not get easily distracted. He constantly monitors your stance, form and how your body is handling the workload. He truly cares about his clients and it shows. Highly recommend." Read more
@KakeFitStudios

@KakeFitStudios

5.0Exceptional(11)
12+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Anna P. says, "As a newbie to strength training and attempting to putz around the weight room on my own, I decided some personal training was in order. Jon Kaker was very considerate of my personal fitness goals, as well as my current abilities and physical limitations, in designing and tailoring my workout to my individual needs. He was extremely patient in teaching me correct form and dedicated to preventing and avoiding injury. He is very knowledgeable and a great teacher and after a handful of training sessions, each one is still new, challenging, and effective. But don't get me wrong, all those kind and gentle qualities aside, there was a significant amount of ass kicking...and I needed it. I admit it...I may have whined and complained with a few "I can't"s thrown in there but he knew my limits better than I did. So after thinking I couldn't do any more reps or there was no way I had a chance at a heavier weight, apparently I had a few more reps in me, with another weight plate, and then another, and then one more. After the sessions, I walked out (or more like crawled out...park close to the exit...you'll thank me later) feeling strong, energized, confident, and in about 2 hours...really sore, in a good way. #TooBuff" Read more
Ball2UFall_Basketball_Training

Ball2UFall_Basketball_Training

4.9Exceptional(18)
Offers online services
37 hires on Lessons
18+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Rosa A. says, "Coach DaShawn is very profesional. He has a well organized process to teach the class. He is very knowledgeable and knows how to motivate and get the best out of his students. We are super happy and highly recommend him. " Read more
MICHAEL BLANKS SKILLS & DEVELOPMENT

MICHAEL BLANKS SKILLS & DEVELOPMENT

5.0(1)
5 hires on Lessons
5+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Adam W. says, "He was great a true pro to this game he has a lot of knowledge and is a great trainer and explains everything" Read more
Fit-2-Design

Fit-2-Design

5.0Exceptional(8)
Offers online services
4 hires on Lessons
7+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Shira T. says, "Le'Persia is inspiring, supportive, and knowledgeable. She builds on client strengths and helps us become even stronger — in body, mind, and spirit. I love working with Le'Persia! " Read more
Alen Alenkin

Alen Alenkin

New on Lessons
Offers online services
5+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Striking and Self Defense Applications from the street to the cage, I have decades of experience and am a USA boxing certified coach with USA Safesport background check and certifications up to date. Offering the following Women's Self-Defense Courses: Specialized instruction designed to address the unique self-defense needs and challenges faced by women. Reality-Based Training: Hands-on approach helps individuals build confidence and muscle memory in a controlled environment. Personal Safety Seminars: Educational sessions that cover a broad spectrum of personal safety topics, including situational awareness, home security, and tra

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 Los Angeles personal trainers

Recent success stories from people in the Los Angeles area.
Jamie N.
I've had a phenomenal experience training with Mike. I've been working with Mike for 2 years now. Mike does a great job of explaining and demonstrating the proper technique on each exercies so as the have the maximum positive impact from each movement. He does a great job of motivating me to push past my limits. He's a great trainer for both those just starting their fitness journey and those well on their way. Highly recommend him.
Mikes Body Sculpting
Tony B.
As a former division 1 athlete, I can honestly say that going through Jon's Vertimax program is the closest thing I've felt to being back in my college program. You will be sore the next day. You will feel muscles you didn't know you had. But you will also come out the other side more explosive and a better overall athlete. The combination of the resistance training and Jon's knowledge make for a great workout. If you want to regain the explosive step you may have lost, or just to improve your quickness and speed, this is a great way to get there!
@KakeFitStudios
Annisha C.
Highly recommend Deshawn he is patience and works with my daughter well.
Ball2UFall_Basketball_Training
Zuleima M.
Strengthen me in so many ways. It was very encouraging and equipping to my physical physique goals also to my mental and spiritual being.
Fit-2-Design
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