Personal Training Services

Personal training services at the rec center are provided by certified personal trainers holding nationally accredited certifications and are available to current CMU students, faculty and staff, as well as CMU Alumni, Family, Golden Scholar and Mav Club Membership holders. A current membership is required to receive the discounted membership rate.

One-On-One Training

Working one-on-one with a personal trainer has a multitude of benefits. Most importantly, your trainer will personalize your exercise plan to reflect your current fitness level, goals, and level of experience while being able to give you their undivided attention. Each training session is 60 minutes in length.

Tandem Training

Tandem Training captures nearly the same benefits as one-on-one training and at a lower cost to you. Your trainer will personalize your exercise plan as well as your partners to reflect each client's fitness level, goals, and level of experience. Each training session is 60 minutes and requires two participants. Tandem Training is available to students and faculty/staff members only.


How to Get Started

Please complete a Personal Training Request Packet and submit this packet to the HRC front desk. Payment will be collected at this time. Once your packet has been received, you will be contacted within one to three business days to schedule your initial appointment. This appointment will consist of a Wellness Assessment, which will take place prior to the first personal training session. Cash, check, and credit card are accepted. All services are non-refundable.

A Wellness Assessment can serve several purposes for you in reaching a higher level of physical fitness. Testing results can be used to identify your strengths and weaknesses and periodic re-tests can assess your progress over time. The Wellness Staff at the Hamilton Rec Center is committed in helping you reach your goals and providing you with any information that will assist you in your fitness program. The assessment session itself will last approximately 1 hour and will assess the following components of physical fitness:

  • Resting Measurements: 
    • Height, Weight, Blood Pressure, Pulse Rate
  • Anthropomorphic Measurements (Body Composition): The relative amount of fat to fat-free mass (muscles, bones, organs, etc.)
    • 3-Site Skinfolds
    • Circumference Measurements
    • Body Mass Index
    • Waist to Hip Ratio
    • Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis
  • Cardiorespiratory Endurance: How efficiently your body delivers oxygen and nutrients, while also getting rid of waste
    • 3-Minute Step Test
  • Muscular Strength & Endurance:
    • Strength: The greatest amount of force of a muscle or muscle group that can be exerted in a single effort utilizing a Hand Dynamometer
    • Endurance: The ability of a muscle or muscle group to sustain repeated exertion of a sub-maximal force utilizing the Push-up and Curl-up Test
  • Flexibility/ROM & Postural Analysis:
    • Range of motion of a joint & Manual Flexibility Test
  • Postural Analysis
  • Determining Calorie Needs:
    • Calculating Resting Metabolic Rate

Please use the following tips to prepare for your assessment:

  1. Don't workout beforehand. Come dressed to workout (shorts or loose fitting pants, t-shirt, sneakers).

  2. Try not to eat a large meal 1.5-2 hours before your appointment. A light snack more than 30 minutes prior to your appointment is appropriate.

  3. Hydrate yourself continuously throughout the day, drinking plenty of water.

  4. Please avoid caffeinated beverages, alcohol, and tobacco for 3 hours before your appointment.

  5. Feel free to bring a workout towel and water bottle with you to use during your training session.

We look forward to working with you to help you achieve your health and fitness goals. If you have any questions, please contact the Manager of Wellness & Fitness at 970-248-1234 or email


Personal Training Rates

Training Session Cancellation Policy

Learn more about our Certified Personal Trainers:

Emily Thom, ACSM

Chris DeLeon, NASM

Matt Entrekin, NASM