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Personal Training

Separate yourself from the crowds and work one-on-one with an experienced personal trainer. A personal trainer will develop a workout specifically for you while you learn proper technique and develop life-changing goals.


  1. Become an Recreation and Wellness Center member.
  2. Submit the Personal Fitness Training Registration form online or request a paper copy from the RWC member services desk.
  3. If applicable, return your written physician's clearance to the Recreation and Wellness Center member services desk (fax to 606-783-5084).
  4. If you do not request a specific person, you will be matched up with a trainer according to your training goals, special needs, schedule and gender preference.
  5. Make payments in advance at the Recreation and Wellness Center member services desk.
For more information, contact Bill Campbell, fitness and special programs coordinator at 606-783-5161.

Physical fitness Assessment & history

Once you have been assigned a trainer, you must complete a physical fitness assessment and history. The baseline data collected during the assessment will be used to personalize your prescribed exercise regimen. This data includes your blood pressure, resting heart rate, height, weight, body composition, flexibility, upper and lower body strength, endurance and cardiovascular fitness, and aerobic capacity. Once you have completed the physical fitness assessment, you will consult with your trainer to assess your health and physical activity history and goals.

Once you have completed the physical fitness assessment and history, your trainer will schedule your first training session.

The physical fitness assessment and first hour of personal training are priced together:
  • Students - $30
  • All Other Members - $50

Packages & Pricing

Once you have completed the physical fitness assessment and history and your first hour of training, you may choose from the following packages:

  • 3 (one-hour sessions) - $45
  • 5 (one-hour sessions) - $75
  • 10 (one-hour sessions) - $150
Student, Two-Person Buddy Training:
  • 3 (one-hour buddy sessions) - $39 per person
  • 5 (one-hour buddy sessions) - $55 per person
  • 10 (one-hour buddy sessions) - $100 per person

Non-Student Member:
  • 3 (one-hour sessions) - $75
  • 5 (one-hour sessions) - $115
  • 10 (one-hour sessions) - $210
Non-Student Member, Two-Person Buddy Training:
  • 3 (one-hour buddy sessions) - $54 per person
  • 5 (one-hour buddy sessions) - $80 per person
  • 10 (one-hour buddy sessions) - $150 per person


Top Ten Reasons to Hire a Personal Fitness Trainer

(American College of Exercise)
  1. Motivation – Personal trainers wear many hats, serving not only as coach, but as an educator, confidant, role model and a major source of motivation and encouragement as well.
  2. 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.
  3. Safety – Unsure about how to use the chest press machine at the gym or how to perform walking lunges without hurting your knees? 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.
  4. 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 fitness evaluation results and personal goals. Beginners in particular benefit from instruction on how to perform specific exercises and program planning.
  5. Effective workouts – Today's hectic lifestyles mean you don't have time to waste on ineffective exercise routines. Personal trainers help maximize your time by providing workouts designed to meet your goals quickly and efficiently.
  6. Supervision – Personal attention during exercise is the primary function of personal trainers. Need someone to spot you while you do pull-ups? Looking for feedback on your running form? No problem-that's what your personal trainer is for-to observe, assist and, if necessary, correct as needed.
  7. Sports-specific training – Many amateur and professional athletes work with a personal trainer during the off-season to prepare themselves for in-season competition. Whether you want to shave some strokes off your golf score or beat your brother-in-law at tennis, a personal trainer can tailor your program to your sport of choice.
  8. Injury rehabilitation – Injuries and accidents can prevent you from participating in your favorite activities. An experienced personal trainer, however, can make the road to recovery a smooth one by recommending exercises that emphasize overall muscular balance to prevent future injuries.
  9. Special-needs training – Research confirms that individuals with health challenges such as diabetes, asthma, osteoporosis or heart disease benefit greatly from regular physical activity. These conditions, however, can make exercising safely a challenge. Many personal trainers are experienced in designing programs that address the special needs of these and other conditions.
  10. Ego boost – It's a fact-feeling good makes you look good, and vice versa. Not only can your personal trainer help you achieve your health and fitness goals, they provide you with positive feedback on your performance and bolster your confidence to take on new challenges.