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Personal Trainer San Jose - How to Find the Perfect Trainer

Updated: Feb 4

Are you a resident in the Bay Area, California and just starting your journey into fitness? Is it finally the right time to take charge of your health and fitness and achieve your goals? Hiring a personal trainer in San Jose might just be the type of motivation and accountability you need to get your fitness journey started. This article will delve into several different ways to find a local fitness trainer in San Jose and nearby cities. This article is simply to help you literally find a personal trainer. In another article we will discuss what qualities you should look for in a fitness trainer when trying to decide if he or she is a good fit for you.


Google Search for Personal Trainers Near Me


One of the easiest and most tried and true ways to start your search for a trainer is using a basic google search. For example if you type in “San Jose personal training” you will find the most relevant ways to locate a trainer near you. The most reputable and trustworthy personal trainer sites will normally be revealed on the first page of the google search results. Major website like Yelp will pop up first so we will go into more detail on that later. It might be worth your time to take the first 10 results on the google search and explore the different options available to you. Finding the right personal trainer is an entirely different topic, but running a basic google search should be your first step to actually locating a personal trainer near you. If you are looking for a virtual trainer, this is also a great way to do it.


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Yelp Search for Personal Training San Jose


Yelp has been around for a long time and is one of the go-to methods of looking for a local service provider for fitness. For example if you type in “personal trainer san jose” you will most definitely get many different trainer options near your exact location. Be sure to read the reviews and make sure that the gym location makes sense for you. If you are looking for an in home personal trainer then you should direct message the trainer to ask him or her if they do house calls. Its very likely that the trainer will make it clear on his website if he does at home personal training or apartment gym training. Yelp has a reputation for being a trustworthy website and they have many security protocols in place to make sure that client reviews are reliable. If you are in need of a San Jose personal trainer, please feel free to contact NBI Fitness and they will connect you with a local fitness trainer who best fits your needs.


Thumbtack Personal Trainers


Thumbtack is a useful app for android or iphone which allows you to find a personal trainer near you or to locate any service provider for that matter. Thumbtack does not charge you to find a personal trainer and they have a solid review system for you to rely on when determining if the trainer is the right one for you. Most personal trainers on thumbtack are independent trainers who do not work for a gym. They are usually small business owners and they often train out of nearby local fitness studios, do workouts with you outdoors, train online virtually or at your home gym or apartment gym. It is also very useful to see the personal training prices offered on the platform. For San Jose and the greater Bay Area it seems that personal training prices range anywhere between $75 to $100 per session. Since Thumbtack personal trainers work independently there is usually room for negotiation.


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Nextdoor App Search


Nextdoor is a relatively new app for android and iphone which allows users to find local personal trainers. It’s free to use and the community is expanding daily. It enables you to make a post to ask for a trainer and usually you will get a response in less than an hour. The community is very involved and will help you locate a trainer too. Many community members will share their experience with you and offer referrals. You can also type into the search box for personal trainer San Jose and you will find either local personal trainers who posted through the app or the app will make recommendations based on its own algorithm.


Find Your Trainer App


Find your Trainer is a very popular website used to find local personal trainers. They show profiles, photos, reviews and even offer ways to book and pay. This app is growing in popularity and many independent trainers will use this platform to look for clients. If you look for San Jose personal training the search results will show many different local options and the price range is similar to what is found on the thumbtack app which we discussed previously. To help you on your search for the best personal trainer, click here for a list of local Bay Area personal trainer profiles and locations provided by NBI Fitness.


24 Hour Fitness Personal Training San Jose


If you want to hire a personal trainer at a nearby gym you could go to a 24 Hour Fitness in San Jose or a 24 Hour Fitness in Santa Clara and ask for one. The training rates are expensive so you have to make that determination yourself. At the time of this writing they are charging about $100 per session. It is also always a good idea to have a gym membership so you can practice the exercises you learn and to do workouts on your own. 24 Hour Fitness gym membership rates are reasonable and with the premium membership you could even bring in a friend as a guest for free every time. There are so many 24 Hour Fitness locations throughout the Bay Area and the entire United States. Also they offer many different amenities such as group fitness classes, Barre, Kickboxing, zumba, and swimming lessons.


24 Hour Fitness Personal Trainers


City Sports Club Personal Trainer San Jose


City Sports Club is a franchise and commercial gym much like 24 Hour Fitness. Their gym memberships and personal training prices are more affordable and may fit with your budget. Most of the City Sports gyms in the Bay Area are very new in construction and kept very clean. It does get crowded during peak hours which is usually around 8 am and 6 pm so it might be more useful to show up at the gym during non peak hours which usually is between 8 am to 4 pm.


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Bay Club Personal Trainers


Bay Club has been around for awhile and caters to high-end clients. They try to emulate a country club atmosphere and offer a variety of fitness classes and personal training services in addition to a regular gym membership. It might be the most expensive gym in the Bay Area but that is for a reason: Bay Club tries to attract a certain type of clientele and demographic while maintaining its reputation for being a high-end country-club like gym. If you need professional support from a personal trainer San Jose, please don't hesitate to contact NBI Fitness today to get connected with the perfect local personal trainer for you.



Bay Club Personal Training


Equinox San Jose Personal Training


Equinox gym is known to be one of the most high-end, classy gyms in the nation. Their gym membership and personal tracking package prices are very high (much higher than 24 hour fitness). There is an Equinox located in Palo Alto which caters to many of the local citizens. Their standards for hiring personal trainers are a bit higher than a 24 Hour Fitness or City Sports so you may find what you are looking for here.


Hire a Personal Trainer Today with NBI Fitness


NBI Fitness is the leading nationwide provider of in-home and gym personal training services with trainers and locations throughout California, New York, New Jersey and much more. Check out personal trainer near me to see if we have a trainer for you in your city. NBI Fitness specializes in weight loss, body fat reduction, body recomposition, muscle toning, bodybuilding, powerlifting, strength training, weight lifting, yoga, corrective exercise, prenatal and postpartum training, rehabilitation, elderly and youth training, boxing, kickboxing, MMA, soccer, swimming, nutrition, mobility and flexibility, military and police training and much more. We offer flexible location options: we can train at your home or apartment gym, at a local gym (we are partnered with various fitness studios in every city), outdoors, at your corporate office or event, or virtual. Get started today by signing up for a free trial session or send a text/call us at 201.970.5533 for an instant response. We will get back to you right away :)








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