Personal Training

Personal training is one-on-one instruction that incorporates a fitness assessment, goal setting and health education into challenging workouts designed for your individual needs. A trainer is available for instruction on proper workout techniques and on a variety of exercises (both strength training and cardiovascular), while at the same time motivating the client to reach personal fitness goals.

The personal training program offered at Western Michigan University's Student Recreation Center is designed to assist students and staff in reaching their fitness goals. A variety of times and packages are available to meet your needs. You have the option of training individually or with a partner. You will be paired with a trained fitness specialist who will motivate and educate you on the most effective ways to train to reach your goals. The training session involves a comprehensive fitness assessment and goal setting followed by a personal program designed on the basis of the assessment results and your individual goals.

Get started with a welcome package

To get started with personal training, clients must first purchase a welcome package. The welcome package is two hours and includes a fitness assessment, consultation, program design and workout plan. All clients must utilize the welcome package before purchasing a session.

Individual training

Welcome $50 $58
Two sessions $55 $71
Three sessions $80 $104
Six sessions $150 $193
12 sessions $270 N/A
25 sessions $510 N/A

**Clients that purchase six, 12 or 24 session packages will receive a free post testing assessment at the conclusion of their package.

Group training

Group training is limited to two clients per trainer.

PackageMembers only
Welcome $90 ($37.50 per person)
Two sessions $100 ($45 per person)
Three sessions $145 ($65 per person)
Six sessions $275 ($110 per person)
12 sessions $520 ($200 person)

**Clients that purchase six, 12 or 24 session packages will receive a free post testing assessment at the conclusion of their package.

University Recreation certified personal trainers

Garrett Freed, AFAA
Bryce Starr, NASM
Kyle Lohrberg, NASM
Luis Sussmann, NCCPT

Personal training by persons other than qualified Student Recreation Center staff is strictly prohibited.


For more information

Frequently asked questions

 Specialty Programs

Learn to Lift

Strength Training 101

 Client Testimonies

“As an avid runner, personal training has made me stronger and more fit than I have ever been in my life. I’m hoping that this will eventually result in much faster run times.”—Robert

“I’ve become motivated to test my physical limits and effectiveness working with a personal trainer. I enjoy the individual instruction and help reaching my personal health and fitness goals.”­—Rena