University Recreation
Fitness and Instructional Programs

Personal Training

  • Top 5 reasons to hire a Personal Trainer  

    Effective Workouts – Personal Trainers help maximize your time by providing workouts designed to meet your goals quickly and efficiently.  

    Consistency – Do you find it difficult to stick to your program? Scheduling regular appointments with a Personal Trainer helps eliminate any excuses you might come up with for not exercising.  

    Safety – Unsure about how to perform specific exercises or use certain pieces of equipment in the Fitness Center? A Personal Trainer will show you how to exercise safely (including which exercises to avoid) and instruct you on the proper and safe use of exercise equipment.  

    Individualized Instruction – What works for one person, may not work for another when it comes to choosing an exercise program. A Personal Trainer will develop the most effective program for you based on your personal goals. Beginners in particular benefit from instruction on how to perform specific exercises and program planning.  

    Motivation – Personal Trainers wear many hats, serving not only as coach, but as an educator, confidant and a major source of motivation and encouragement as well.  

    NEW! Mind-Body Personal Training

    Looking to increase your flexibility, reduce stress or expand your Yoga or Pilates practice? We now offer 1:1 and Buddy Mind-Body Personal Training. Enjoy a specialized Yoga or Pilates session that's customized to your specific needs. Check out which trainers offer Mind-Body Personal Training here. To register, visit our online scheduling system and purchase any Personal Training package. 

    How to Register

    Visit our online scheduling system to create an account, and then purchase your desired Personal Training package. Logged into your account you can schedule sessions with your Personal Trainer up to 24 hours in advance. Please note, all scheduled sessions must be canceled with 24 hours notice or the session will be forfeited.

    Getting Started

    After purchasing your desired Personal Training package, you will decide on which Trainer you prefer or the Assistant Director, Fitness can match you with a Trainer based on your availability and preference. You will then schedule your sessions online during any of your specific Trainers open availability.  

    Your First Session

    Your first session with your Trainer will be an Initial Consultation; this session includes health and exercise history discussion, goal setting, and a thorough understanding of what you’re hoping to get out of your experience.  Dress however you’d like since no exercise will take place. This session will help you feel comfortable, confident and motivated to reach your goals through Personal Training. 

    Free Goal Setting Session

    Each UREC patron receives one complementary, 30 minute, Goal Setting Session with a Personal Trainer. This session is great to help define your goals and make them specific, time-based, and attainable. To schedule this session email, call the Member Services desk at 206-296-6441, or stop by!