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Top 10 personal trainers in Columbus, OH

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Whole Body Fitness  By Rick

Whole Body Fitness By Rick

5.0(3)
Offers online services
9+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
Jason M. says, "Rick is not your typical trainer. He emphasizes correct form all the time, proper breathing in the exercise, and makes sure I feel safe doing his whole body routines. He definitely has passion and confidence in what he knows and shares this freely. His gym is small, but it surprisingly is set up for everything a big gym has. Rick has been consistent the past 3 months with good workouts, follow up evals, listening to my ideas, and always making sure I understand the exercise and that I'm doing them correctly. I highly recommend Whole Body Fitness by Rick. " Read more
Mike’s Martial Arts Academy

Mike’s Martial Arts Academy

New on Lessons
Offers online services
5 hires on Lessons
Serves Columbus, OH
Hi my name is Sensei Mike and I provide excellent service for men,women and children we/I teach self confidence,self defense self respect for oneself and for others while keeping it safe and fun while in the pandemic I enjoyed the process of when a new student comes in to the Dojo from when they first started to they reach their goal as a karateka
Earned Not Given Training

Earned Not Given Training

New on Lessons
7+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
Earned Not Given Training Personal Trainer General Fitness Performance Training For All Athletes Skill Training For Football Players 5+ Years 50+ Collegiate Athletes 10+ Pro Athletes
Empower Yoga Boutique

Empower Yoga Boutique

5.0Exceptional(5)
6+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
Julie W. says, "As a new mom I don’t get much free time for myself. Lindsey took this into account and it was as if she knew just what I needed. Her message to me was about self care; it was so inspirational and just what I needed to hear. I also told Lindsey I was having some neck pains so she was sure to provide stretches during our session and ones I could do at home to help alleviate the pain. Highly recommend her!" Read more
The Rick Moore Academy

The Rick Moore Academy

New on Lessons
43+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
The Rick Moore Academy, founded in 1981, is a respected institution based in Columbus, Ohio, dedicated to teaching traditional Okinawan Karate. The Academy offers classes tailored to age and fitness levels, with a focus on individual goals and results. Under the leadership of the 3-time world champion and Grand Master Rick Moore, the Academy promotes self-discipline, self-control, and self-respect in its students. The academy also excels in competition, with teams that compete in state, regional, national, and international Karate tournaments. "On a quest to be the best," the Rick Moore Academy invites practitioners of all ages and skill leve
Carlson Gracie Columbus

Carlson Gracie Columbus

New on Lessons
11+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
Carlson Gracie Columbus, founded in 2013, and located in Columbus, Ohio, specializes in providing classes in the aggressive, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu style. The school focuses on teaching highly effective self-defense techniques, enhancing self-confidence, and promoting physical fitness. With an expert instructor who is a Black Belt under Carlson Gracie Jr., the school offers quality instruction, small classes, and individual attention for all skill levels. They welcome both men and women, adults and children, and offer a free trial for all programs.
OSU OMAC Taekwondo Martial Arts Club

OSU OMAC Taekwondo Martial Arts Club

New on Lessons
61+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
The Oriental Martial Arts College (OMAC), founded in 1963 and headquartered in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, is a distinguished institution offering a variety of martial arts including Taekwondo, Kimoodo, Hapkido, and Gumdo. Established by Supreme Grandmaster Joon P. Choi, OMAC has over 60 years of experience, and has trained over 25,000 students, including national champions and Olympic winners. OMAC centers its teachings on holistic life skills, focusing on the personal growth of the mind, body, spirit, and emotions of their students. It is renowned for its traditions and innovations, providing training that controls the mind and supports the body.
Personal Level Fitness

Personal Level Fitness

5.0(1)
Serves Columbus, OH
David B. says, "Great place to get healthy !!! Private suites and professional staff. " Read more
Body By Greg, Personal Training

Body By Greg, Personal Training

5.0Exceptional(14)
Top Pro
Offers online services
16+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
Deb D. says, "Everything! The fitness classes changed my life. The guidance from Greg prevented me from doing things the wrong way and avoiding injury. The group of people in my class and Greg were all very supportive of one another making it easier to stay on track with my goals. I am as of this morning 100 bs. lighter and much healthier than I was 2 years ago. " Read more
Powell Taekwondo Academy

Powell Taekwondo Academy

New on Lessons
25+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
Founded in 1999, Powell Taekwondo Academy is centrally located in Powell, Ohio, serving the surrounding areas. This well-respected martial arts establishment offers comprehensive, certified instruction for all ages in Taekwondo, Hapkido, Kickboxing, Judo, and general fitness training. The experienced Black Belt instructors, certified by the Kukkiwon (World Taekwondo Headquarters in Seoul, Korea), are dedicated to sharing their passion for martial arts and inspiring improvements in their students' skills and daily lives.

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 Columbus personal trainers

Recent success stories from people in the Columbus area.
Sean K.
His level of energy, and overall knowledge of his skills. Also, I've never had a trainer who also integrates the mind & spirit. Very cool.
Whole Body Fitness by Rick
Christine R.
Being a novice yogi myself (as in having attended 3 yoga classes in my lifetime), Lindsey had a way of easing my nerves and guiding me through the techniques, poses, and breathing patterns. We had our fair share of laughs as I tumbled to the floor trying new poses. But from the laughter came her patience and perseverance with new techniques and modifications to make each pose easier until I am able to progress with my balance and strength in the more challenging poses.
Empower Yoga Boutique
Kathy L.
Greg continually switches it up, keeps our workouts interesting and challenging. He also keeps the big picture in mind by stressing that the information he gives us on working out, nutrition and rest is for the improvement in overall health and enjoyment of life no matter what our age.
Body by Greg, Personal Training
Justin P.
He makes the workouts personal and is always motivating & informative when training me.
D-Troy Fitness
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