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Top 10 personal trainers in Walnut Creek, CA

Students agree: these Walnut Creek personal trainers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
KAOS Performance Fitness

KAOS Performance Fitness

5.0(4)
Offers online services
17 hires on Lessons
6+ years in business
Serves Walnut Creek, 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
Chris Miguel | Bay Area Personal Trainer

Chris Miguel | Bay Area Personal Trainer

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves Walnut Creek, CA
Hello everyone! My name is Chris Miguel and I'm a personal trainer in the Bay Area. My mission is to inspire and motivate clients to surpass their fitness aspirations through personalized training programs tailored to individual needs. Whether you're aiming to enhance your athletic performance, improve your overall health, or achieve specific fitness milestones, I'm committed to guiding you every step of the way with unwavering support and enthusiasm. I have a strong background in strength and conditioning coaching at both high school and college levels, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to my training sessions. I've spent the
FastPacePT.com

FastPacePT.com

5.0Exceptional(6)
Top Pro
Offers online services
7 hires on Lessons
13+ years in business
Serves Walnut Creek, 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
THE ELEVATED METHOD

THE ELEVATED METHOD

4.9Exceptional(12)
Offers online services
30+ years in business
Serves Walnut Creek, 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

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 Walnut Creek personal trainers

Recent success stories from people in the Walnut Creek area.
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
Maite I.
Best investment I made in myself and my well-being. Highly recommend The Elevated Method.
THE ELEVATED METHOD
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