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Top 10 personal trainers in Houston, TX

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Ricky Jackson-ELITE PERSONAL TRAINING (9X Trainer Of The Year

Ricky Jackson-ELITE PERSONAL TRAINING (9X Trainer Of The Year

5.0(1)
15 hires on Lessons
23+ years in business
Serves Houston, TX
Kimberly K. says, "Kimberly Kennedy Flight Attendant "Before I began training with Ricky, I wasn't considered overweight. I had been working out most of my adult life, so I was fairly fit, but I couldn't say I was pleased with my body. I can't remember a time when I didn't believe I could stand to lose 5 or 10 more pounds. Most women between the age of 18-65 share that common theme. It appears to be permanently etched in our minds. I'm sure there are a lot of women who were like me, from size 2 thru 22 and beyond, who wished they could find a great pair of jeans that didn't include the proverbial "MUFFIN TOP." And though I read the same articles in over 15 different magazines in the last 15 years I still couldn't seem to "flatten my abs in two weeks", "lift my butt in 5 minutes a day" or get "lean thighs with 10 NEW moves" ( I dare you to look at a magazine cover right now). I tried diets, ab machines, and I even tried to get a "Smokin' Hot Body" in 90 days. Unfortunately none of those methods really worked or had any long term effect. I was left feeling defeated and unsatisfied. I needed something different. I remember, of all days, it was Thanksgiving, and a friend of mine who is very fit and looks like a model on a magazine cover, recommended I work out with Ricky. I was mildly skeptical. I wasn't really sure how working out with a trainer was going to be any different than everything else I tried, but since nothing else bought me the success I craved, I gave it a shot. WOW! I was blown away! Ricky was able to show me all the things I needed to do to get the lasting results of my dreams. Yes, I had to work at it but believe me, MEASURABLE CHANGE is a great motivator. It's even a lot of fun, especially when I try on jeans. No more "MUFFIN TOP"! The diet and fitness industry rakes in billions of dollars a year by playing on peoples emotions. They want you to believe that this NEW and IMPROVED way of working out is the one size fits all answer. Ricky taught me a realistic approach to health and fitness and he showed me what works. If you're a world class athlete looking for an edge, a parent, if you travel on business, if you if you are sick and tired of wasting time on the new fitness"FLAVOR OF THE MONTH" craze, or even if you have never worked out before, let Ricky show you how to reach your potential and meet your goals. He is well versed in the psychology and physiology of the body. He knows what it takes to STRENGTHEN, SHAPE and FUEL your body and he teaches you how it all works in harmony, one with the other. Of all of his many qualities Ricky has the UNPARALLELED ability to evaluate each client to specifically design a program that works to help you achieve YOUR individual goals. Ricky showed me how to incorporate fitness into my life. I no longer worry that I should lose 5 or 10 more pounds. I feel strong, confident, beautiful and pleased with my body. I think he's the BEST!" " Read more
Dynamic Performance Development

Dynamic Performance Development

5.0Exceptional(10)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
8+ years in business
Serves Houston, TX
Savannah R. says, "My son enjoyed working out with Jerome and the boys so much that’s all he talks about is meeting up and training with the boys. This was the best experience for my son and he absolutely loved working out with all of the boys. We’ll definitely be back for more trainings and football workouts." Read more
The Coaching Vault

The Coaching Vault

5.0Exceptional(54)
Offers online services
16 hires on Lessons
10+ years in business
Serves Houston, TX
Sunny L. says, "It has been great experience with the Vault team in developing my son's tennis skills! Their innovating P123 system has helped him understanding in an easier way how to react in tournaments, and the repetition practice has also kept him moving in the right direction and doing the right thing! Greatly Appreciate it!" Read more
Empower Movement

Empower Movement

5.0Exceptional(7)
Offers online services
8 hires on Lessons
10+ years in business
Serves Houston, TX
Lila L. says, "Sebastian was always super encouraging and patient with me during our lessons. I feel like I genuinely made progress in not only my physical skills but also overcoming my mental block. 10/10 recommend working with him, he’s an awesome coach!" Read more
Coach Yada

Coach Yada

New on Lessons
16+ years in business
Serves Houston, TX
I’ve been personal training for 12 years and have previously worked at Lifetime Fitness. With more and more students looking for an advantage I offer several programs for athletes to get better, stronger and faster. You are only good as your last offseason PROGRAM so put in the WORK NOW!
Xcel Athletics Training

Xcel Athletics Training

5.0(2)
Offers online services
7+ years in business
Serves Houston, TX
Eugeniu C. says, "I’ve been training with Xavi for almost 3 years now! I achieved great results and I love working out. No one needs to push me anymore but I still love having Xavi in my corner!" Read more
Metamorphocise PT Inc

Metamorphocise PT Inc

New on Lessons
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
25+ years in business
Serves Houston, TX
My profession is called personal training which means paying attention to the details of each clients needs. I love getting client results. It has been my marketing for over 35 years. At 58, I'd love you to feel as amazing as I do after 30 years of living a fit lifestyle. I'm passionate about fitness. Please allow Metamorphocise the opportunity to take you down the path of health & wellness.

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 Houston personal trainers

Recent success stories from people in the Houston area.
ELChild L.
Dynamic Performance Development has been the best training program for my son. He has maximize his technique, power, and explosiveness through individualized designed training thats target the goals we wanted to achieve. Jerome has the insight, expertise, and experience we’ve been looking for. I highly recommend him and I believe he is one of the best in his field.
Dynamic Performance Development
Gigi C.
Coach Amir is the most passionate and dedicated tennis coach you’ll find in houston. TX. Compared to other coaches, he is in a different class in terms of his ability to accurately identify areas of improvement and then show you the most effective and efficient way to get results. every lesson was enlightening and insightful. - Autumn
The Coaching Vault
Kenya
Coach Sebastien is awesome. My son enjoys going to his class. Coach Sebastien knows how to be fun and firm at the same time. I took a chance when I looked for a class on lessons.com. It was the best decision ever for my son.
Empower Movement
Bianca J.
I started working with Xavi April 2019. We worked 3 days a week for a little over 6 months and I’m glad I made the investment. I gained gym confidence, knowledge on basic form, and learned just how much I can really push myself. Within 6 months of training with Xavi I lost a little over 20 pounds. Around this time I moved to a different side of town and decided to try working out on my own. I was nervous I would fail on my own but my time with Xavi prepared me to be able to workout alone and continue to meet my goals. Xavi helped me to change my life and I couldn’t be happier with the time and money I invested in his training.
Xcel Athletics Training
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