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Top 10 personal trainers in Saint Paul, MN

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Underdog Performance

Underdog Performance

New on Lessons
1 hire on Lessons
5+ years in business
Serves Saint Paul, MN
A fitness company that prioritizes athletic performance. Underdog Performance means training like the “underdog”. Which requires complete dedication to the process of hard work, day in and day out. You will be strategically challenged physically and mentally every single time you show up. Underdog Performance is different from every other training program out there and has been proven to elevate performance in athletes.
Your Fitness Coach

Your Fitness Coach

New on Lessons
Offers online services
6+ years in business
Serves Saint Paul, MN
Improving your health and fitness is simple, but not easy. There are no shortcuts. Consistency and patience is key! With tons of free workouts and nutrition information on the internet, why would you need to hire fitness coach? Well... a lot of information that is out there is fool’s gold distributed by amatuer social media influencers and sales people who have flooded the market with supplements and fancy exercises that promise quick results. I, on the other hand, with a 4 year degree in Exercise Science and 12+ years coaching experience, know what is most important for each individual person to focus on when starting their new fit
Success Fitness & Training Center

Success Fitness & Training Center

23+ years in business
Serves Saint Paul, MN
Mike M. says, "I have been going to Success for about a year, and I not only gained strength and confidence, I gained friends who care about me and my goals. The only thing I lost was about 20 pounds of fat. I go 2-3 times per week, and I had two goals when walking in the door: I wanted to feel better and I wanted to be in better shape for playing townball. I am 45, and I play in an 18+ league with my son. Most of the guys are in their early to mid-20s. I thought the game had passed me by after the 2022 season. My batting average was, well, zero. In 2023, I hit over .300! The improved strength and flexibility along with the confidence gave me the exact results I was looking for. But Success is more than that. I made friends there. The trainers are so awesome, just good people who push you to your goals, but are also aware of your humanity. If something comes up, they are great about rescheduling. If you have an injury, they will work around it or provide you with rehab exercises, depending on what you want. Everything is individually catered to your needs, which makes it way better than a regular Planet Fitness-type membership. They teach you how to work out smart, so you get more out of 45 minutes at Success than you do with 90 minutes on your own. They also provide accountability. When you make an appointment with a trainer, you kind of have to go. It is easy to blow off the gym when you are by yourself, but meeting someone who has your workout all planned makes it less of a burden. I have referred friends, and I strongly urge you to try it out. After Covid, I was nearly 240 pounds. I am down to 215 now, and I have muscle definition in my back, shoulders, arms, and legs. (If I could lay off the junk food, I would probably have abs, too.) The facilities are great, and the people are even better." 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 Saint Paul personal trainers

Recent success stories from people in the Saint Paul area.
Erika S.
I have never felt like I fit in at a gym. It may be because I didn't know how to use free weights or the gym equipment, didn't have the “right clothes,” or was not buff. When I walked into Success Fitness, it was all different. I felt out of place, but that did not last long. I have been working out with Hunter for about a year now, and I am confident in my knowledge of using weights and machines. I have seen myself become more fit and strong and feel so welcomed when I enter to work out. Success Fitness has been a game changer for me. The one-on-one consistency is exactly what I needed. I highly recommend this gym. It is different from all other gyms out there!
Success Fitness & Training Center
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