Find a personal trainer in Des Plaines, IL

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Top 10 personal trainers in Des Plaines, IL

Students agree: these Des Plaines personal trainers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Flexaholikz Fitness

Flexaholikz Fitness

5.0Exceptional(7)
Offers online services
4 hires on Lessons
19+ years in business
Serves Des Plaines, IL
Ian M. says, "Caters work out to my individual need and helps with nutrition to make sure my goals stay on track. Always comes in with a good attitude to get work done" Read more
Hilltop Fitness Inc

Hilltop Fitness Inc

5.0Exceptional(8)
Offers online services
39 hires on Lessons
15+ years in business
Serves Des Plaines, IL
Jessica P. says, "Josh is fantastic! He is accommodating with our time schedule and my son just loves his lessons; he says he is learning so much! " Read more
Alexeeva Coaching

Alexeeva Coaching

5.0(2)
Offers online services
6+ years in business
Serves Des Plaines, IL
M. says, "She is perfect" Read more
One On One Personal Training

One On One Personal Training

New on Lessons
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
Serves Des Plaines, IL
We offer a large private comfortable Training Center. We have been in the same location for 35 years. No matter what your needs are we have the knowledge and experience to handle them.
Una Fitness LLC

Una Fitness LLC

New on Lessons
Offers online services
5+ years in business
Serves Des Plaines, IL
UNA Fitness is a team of certified physical trainers based out of the greater Chicagoland area. It was founded by Dillon Murray, a NASM certified trainer, who, after working for years on various teams and gyms, saw space for a more holistic and personalized approach to personal training. The name UNA is derived from the Gaelic word for unity. And that perfectly represents UNA Fitness' philosophy and method for helping people achieve their health goals. They see that people don't exist in silos. Their emotions, their jobs, their relationships create the web that is their lives. This inspired Dillon to craft an approach that took all of this i...
LifT Wellness

LifT Wellness

New on Lessons
Offers online services
2+ years in business
Serves Des Plaines, IL
Leslie has been coaching for over 7 years to empower others to build mental and physical resilience. Working in group fitness, education, physical therapy, and individualized movement and nutrition coaching has allowed her to work with all ages. She has experience coaching clients to accomplish goals including fat loss, muscle gain, endurance sport performance, as well as functional strength and mobility. Some of her specialties include science-informed conditioning, prenatal/postpartum training, and holistic lifestyle and behavior change. She has personal experience with endurance (TRI and Running) racing, joint health and mobility training,...
Premium Athletes

Premium Athletes

New on Lessons
Offers online services
17+ years in business
Serves Des Plaines, IL
We are sports performance gym that focuses on functional exercises and recovery. We love to see athletes go and do great things whether it's playing sports in college or going pro. We also love to see our every day clientele reach their goals weather its weight loss,toning up, gaining muscle or just becoming more healthy in general.
Activation Matters, LLC

Activation Matters, LLC

New on Lessons
Offers online services
13+ years in business
Serves Des Plaines, IL
Activation MattersTM Objectives: 1. "Eliminating muscular weaknesses and imbalances while maintaining focus on the client's goals" 2. "Analyzing, Preparing & Challenging one's body for any level or type of activity with the focus of long-term health" 3. "Assist Fitness Professionals by providing a superior educational experience" Experience: - Fitness Director and/or General Manager 15+ years - 26+ years experience in the fitness industry - B.A. Exercise Science / Minor: Health & Athletic Training - Resistance Training Specialist - Certified Mastery Level - Muscle Activation Techniques - Certified Master Specialist - National Strength & Con...

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 Des Plaines personal trainers

Recent success stories from people in the Des Plaines area.
Oksana K.
he was very professional when we spoke. Mike replied in a timely manner which I appreciated. He was also very knowledgeable. And took his time.
Flexaholikz Fitness
Tina B.
Josh has been great to work with. My daughter is vastly improving in her soccer foot work and enthusiastic for her next lessons.
Hilltop Fitness inc
Michael Lopez $.
Oksana is an amazing coach. She took time fixed my form on exercises. I’ve been doing poorly for a while. As soon as she made corrections. I felt the difference immediately. I felt the difference immediately also tweaked my nutrition. So I can start to eat seeing the changes. Thank you so much Oksana.
Alexeeva coaching
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