Find a personal trainer in Santa Monica, CA

Find personal trainers in Santa Monica, CA

Find personal trainers in Santa Monica, CA

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Top 10 personal trainers in Santa Monica, CA

Students agree: these Santa Monica personal trainers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Fit-2-Design

Fit-2-Design

5.0Exceptional(8)
Offers online services
4 hires on Lessons
7+ years in business
Serves Santa Monica, 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
Conscious Defense | Women's Self-Defense

Conscious Defense | Women's Self-Defense

5.0(3)
8+ years in business
Serves Santa Monica, CA
CHRISTINE S. says, "Full of very valuable information on how to protect yourself in a life threatening situation. The opportunity to practice these self defense moves with Elliot was extremely important. I feel more confident in my ability to disable an aggressor and get to safety. I have been recommending this class to my female friends. " Read more
Blue Lion SportFIt Consulting

Blue Lion SportFIt Consulting

New on Lessons
9+ years in business
Serves Santa Monica, CA
Blue Lion SportFit stands out because of our training knowledge and scientifically proven methods for motor skill development in basketball and football. As a former Pro football player, college All American wide receiver , and Certified Strength and Conditioning specialist I have found great passion in creating programs that allow students to surpass their goals. I have coached and consulted with high schools such St. Bernard HIgh School, Van nuys High School , Campbell Hall and many more youth basketball and football organiztions. You can check out my website www.bluelionsportfit.com for more information....
Be Fit Sports And Fitness Training

Be Fit Sports And Fitness Training

5.0(3)
Offers online services
6+ years in business
Serves Santa Monica, CA
Naomi A. says, "I have been working with Bethel for a few months now! She is efficient , knowledgable, and a great trainer. She helped me lose weight and gain some muscle. Summer here I come! Thank you Bethel! " Read more
Health Coaching & Dog Training

Health Coaching & Dog Training

New on Lessons
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
10+ years in business
Serves Santa Monica, CA
I train dogs and humans to be healthier, more athletic and more fulfilled. I board and train medium to large breed dogs for basic obedience, leash training, recall and hunting. My health coaching consists of a holistic approach to rituals, movement, sleep, nutrition, meditation and much more!
Amir Smith

Amir Smith

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves Santa Monica, CA
Hey! My name is Amir Smith and I am a professional SlamBall and basketball player! Not only that, but I would also love to help you and your friends, family and close ones improve in the game of basketball on offense, defense, and as a leader and great teammate! I am also the son of a 16 year NBA veteran and #1 draft pick, which only helps me to better help you.
Spencer Steele Boxing

Spencer Steele Boxing

New on Lessons
15+ years in business
Serves Santa Monica, CA
I personalize the training to each individual student. Whether you want to learn the sport, get in shape, build confidence, or just pick up a new hobby, boxing is a great vehicle to many destinations. I enjoy watching students progress in fitness and technique, and get to the point where they can defend themselves and enjoy the art.
Colton Waltner Personal Training And Coaching

Colton Waltner Personal Training And Coaching

New on Lessons
Offers online services
5+ years in business
Serves Santa Monica, CA
NASM Certified Personal Trainer Former Professional Baseball Player (Minesotta Twins) Bachelors Degree in Psychology from the University of San Diego Having played college and professional baseball, I have been playing and training most of my life. It's extremely rewarding to take what I've learned from my experiences and help others in whatever goal they are seeking to achieve. I'm an easy going and personable guy with a knack for encouraging you and helping you level up in any area in your life!...

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 Santa Monica personal trainers

Recent success stories from people in the Santa Monica area.
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
Kimberly B.
This course was a game changer for me! 1 in 3 American women experience domestic violence, in their lifetimes. This is a shocking statistic! As a survivor of domestic abuse, I had gone to therapy to address the emotional scars, but it had never occurred to me to take a self-defense course and learn how to fight back. Elliott encouraged me to give it a try, and I'm so glad I did! It was empowering to discover that I am equipped to defend myself, effectively, in the face of an attack, without any special equipment, at my current weight and fitness level! The course required 4 hours of time and a modest fee. The results were priceless! Every woman in American needs this information!
Conscious Defense | Women's Self-Defense
Porsche L.
I love Bethel! She always ensures proper form and maximizing my workout.
Be Fit Sports and Fitness Training
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