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Top 10 personal trainers in San Diego, CA

Students agree: these San Diego personal trainers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
San Diego 1 On 1 Personal Training

San Diego 1 On 1 Personal Training

5.0(4)
9+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Mingzhu C. says, "I just did several sessions with Daniel, and I think he knows a lot of boxing and Muay Thai knowledge, so I can learn a lot from him. After the first session, he helped me to find my weakness and give me some suggestions how to overcome it and I think after few sessions, I will have a big improvement. Besides, he had a lot of actual combat experiences, so I got more useful techniques which I ever had before. You definitely need to choose Daniel to be your personal trainer if you want to have a big improvement and have an impressive experience." Read more
Hoop D'etat Basketball Development And Strength & Conditioning

Hoop D'etat Basketball Development And Strength & Conditioning

4.9Exceptional(9)
12 hires on Lessons
14+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Sonia says, "Guerschon knows what he's doing and he definitely has the knowledge to coach! My son is 6 weeks in with him and he has learned so much already. My son has played some pre-season HS games already and the difference in his game is noticeable. Guerschon is serious about coaching and shows dedication to his job. You can clearly see he is passionate about basketball. I feel very lucky to have found an experienced individual to teach my son the skills to make him stand out from the rest. " Read more
Fast Pace Personal Training Inc.

Fast Pace Personal Training Inc.

5.0(4)
Offers online services
4 hires on Lessons
13+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Igor A. says, "Words cannot describe how thankful I am to John and the team. These guys changed my life! " Read more
AMARA Martial Arts

AMARA Martial Arts

5.0(3)
Offers online services
3+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
T C. says, "Alberto was great at communicating and customizing the lessons around your abilities and goals. Would recommend to anybody looking to get into martial arts or if you already have prior experience." Read more
Bass Knuckles Fight Training

Bass Knuckles Fight Training

5.0(1)
Offers online services
4+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Paul says, "Levi bass is an extremely knowledgeable instructor. He is really good with breaking techniques down so that i can understand them better. Hes very flexible. Makes it easier to schedule appointments. He also does video chat lesson. That way you can be at home. Given the current virus outbrake. I highly recommend Levi!" Read more
San Diego Fit

San Diego Fit

5.0Exceptional(9)
Offers online services
24+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Audrey B. says, "Completely changed my outlook on life! I've never learned so much from a trainer. His lessons on diet and exercise have stuck with me years later and I'm in the best shape of my life! I couldn't be happier with the way he pushed me to better myself! " Read more
Raul A.Diaz

Raul A.Diaz

New on Lessons
Offers online services
28+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Real World Training delivered with a train like you fight mentality. Extreme Fitness. Love to teach life experience-based saving techniques for those who need it.
Champion Gym Trainers

Champion Gym Trainers

5.0(3)
Offers online services
8+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Hailey B. says, "Amazing trainers, great communication always a phone call away. I feel like i’m getting the support I need so far so good." Read more
San Diego Fit

San Diego Fit

5.0Exceptional(11)
Offers online services
4 hires on Lessons
24+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Bob H. says, "I am very glad to have Todd Coburn in my corner in my journey back to better health and consistent exercise. He is doing an excellent job of helping me work through recovering from adhesive capsulitis of my left shoulder with exercising productively and safely. I’m sure that as I follow his comprehensive nutrition and exercise program, I will continue to improve. I very highly recommend Todd. Oh, and I am a physical therapist of 24 years. I highly endorse him from this perspective as well." Read more
Samantha’s Personal Training

Samantha’s Personal Training

5.0Exceptional(17)
Offers online services
5 hires on Lessons
18+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Amorette F. says, "Samantha has changed my life! She messaged back within several min of enquiring. We had our first phone conversation within the hour. Her voice was friendly. From our first phone conversation I felt understood. She understood my fitness goals and the feeling behind needing to achieve it. We quickly scheduled and started our trainings through FaceTime. My posture and weights were corrected as needed. I’ve done 2 programs and each one was on point to reaching my specific goals at that time. I love that she can give a push and tough love when it is needed. Her experience in her own life trainings makes her a force you want to encounter. Her educational background and experience in her own trainings far exceeds anyone I have ever met. She is patient and determined to ensuring I reach my goals. I have grown to love my body and enjoy eating. I’ve enjoyed watching the change in my muscle tone! Ive gained muscle that is sculpted. I’ve lost inches and fat. The numbers prove it and I am told by family and friends how much I have changed. I have become a better hiker & runner because of Samantha! I’m excited to have started a 3rd program this week!" 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 San Diego personal trainers

Recent success stories from people in the San Diego area.
Kerry F.
Dan is incredibly knowledgeable, motivating and encouraging. His Muay Thai expertise continuously exceeds expectations. He will push you past your limits to reach your full potential. He has an uncanny eye for precision in each move and has the ability to train each person to use their individual skills to become a successful fighter. Dan is the man!
San Diego 1 on 1 Personal Training
Terence W. R.
Hoop D'etat Basketball Development And strength & Conditioning
Justin L.
John has combined his now many years of experience with an absolute passion for success. I’ve never worked with another trainer that cares as much about my results.
Fast Pace Personal Training inc.
Jess M.
Alberto was such a great instructor. He made sure to break down all the basics, and every session plan was well-prepared and organized. The best part was that he seemed to genuinely love what he was doing, which made me even more motivated to do better. He made it an enjoyable experience and I am definitely looking forward to my next private lesson!
AMARA Martial Arts
Jeffrey B.
Todd did a great job helping me focus on my diet and how to navigate the gym. Best investment ever.
San Diego Fit
Danny W.
I appreciate my trainer being punctual and on time. This is probably the best thing about Champion Gym so thank you.
Champion Gym Trainers
Brandon R.
Todd is super professional and gives you the toolkit to train and think outside of the box. I highly recommend doing a session with him which will most likely lead to many more.
San Diego Fit
Alison L.
Samantha is flexible and able to meet goals to fulfill pe requirements. My child enjoyed their sessions.
Samantha’s personal training
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