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What can a Personal Trainer do for you?

Hiring a Personal Trainer can be a great way to make a real change in your life. A personal trainer can help you improve your confidence in physical activity and exercise participation by designing a fitness program unique to your needs and goals. They will hold you accountable for your activities and help motivate you to reach goals by continuously presenting fun but challenging workouts. You will learn to improve your body’s functional movement through the use of safe and effective exercises that will keep you energized and take your life in a whole new direction.

What is a Personal Training session like?

Each session lasts about an hour. The first meeting is devoted to assessing fitness level, body measurements, exercise, and health history and goals. Be prepared to step on the scale, have your body fat tested, and answer specific questions about your goals. After that, you'll spend most of your time performing aerobic activity and strength training.

TWU Fitness and Recreation offers great opportunities for training, considering a wide variety of fitness levels and budgets. Options for training are listed below:

Personal Training Rates

Packages

Community/Sponsered

TWU Faculty/Staff/Alumni

TWU Student

1 session

$38

$28

$18

3 sessions

$114

$84

$54

6 sessions

$228

$168

$108

9 sessions

$342

$252

$162

12 sessions

$456

$336

$216

Please note: After reviewing your lifestyle/medical history questionnaire, it may be determined that a medical release is required before the fitness assessment can proceed. This is to ensure your health and safety. The guidelines we use for medical clearance are based on the American College of Sports Medicine.

I want to start Personal Training. How do I get started?

Step 1: Pick one of our qualified trainers or we can pick one for you based on your goals and availability.

Step 2: Fill out a Personal Training Registration Form at the Student Recreation Center front desk. Payment is not required until the first session with your personal trainer.

Step 3: A personal trainer will contact you within 5 working days to set up your first appointment. 

Personal Training Policies & Procedures

For personal training to be effective, participants and trainers must know what the expectations are for both sides. Adhering to the following Policies and Procedures will ensure success!

*When purchasing personal training packages, the individualized fitness instruction will include 

  • Fitness and goal assessment upon the initiation of the program.  All information will be kept confidential.
  • Continued education and instruction in the components of fitness:  cardiovascular training, muscular conditioning training, flexibility and body composition.  Often, a variety of fitness-related equipment will be used based on the client’s goals and needs.
  • One to three 1 hour sessions per week with the assistance of a qualified personal trainer or fitness specialist scheduled to accommodate both the participant and the trainer.

*It is also important to note what the individualized fitness instruction will NOT include:

  • Diagnosis, treatment, and/or rehabilitation of any health conditions and/or illnesses.  Trainers may refer clients to appropriate health professionals based on the identification of potential risk factors. Personal trainers may also receive exercise, health or nutrition guidelines from appropriate health care providers in order to best meet the fitness needs of the client.
  • Nutrition or supplement education beyond the USDA Food Guidance System.
  • Counseling clients in areas of life beyond physical fitness.

*Scheduling Sessions: Trainers and clients schedule their own appointments, independent of TWU Fitness and Recreation front desk or management staff.

*Expiration Date of Training Sessions: Personal training sessions will expire 6 months from the date of purchase unless serious extenuating circumstances prevent the client from returning. Extending the expiration date is allowed upon agreement between the client, the personal trainer, and TWU Fitness and Recreation management.

*Late Policy: Clients must be dressed appropriately and ready to participate at the time of the scheduled session. The trainer is only required to wait for the client for 10 minutes. If a session begins late due to the client, the trainer has the right to deduct those minutes off of the session. The trainer is also responsible for arriving and being prepared to begin on time. Sessions will start and end on time.

*Cancellation Policy: If a client must miss a scheduled personal training appointment due to illness, emergency, travel or etc., he/she should notify TWU Fitness and Recreation and / or the personal trainer at the earliest possible date and make arrangements with the trainer to reschedule the appointment. If a client does not notify TWU Fitness and Recreation and/or the personal trainer within 24 hours, he/she will be charged for that session as if he/she had used it. The trainer is also responsible for giving a client 24 hours notice if he/she needs to cancel an appointment.

*First Session: The majority of a client's first session may be a consultation and/or fitness assessment with the trainer. This consultation is designed to set goals, learn more about the client and provide education.

*Medical Release: After reviewing a client's lifestyle questionnaire, medical history questionnaire and/or the fitness assessment results, it may be determined that a medical release is required before personal training can continue. These guidelines for medical clearance are based on the American College of Sports Medicine guidelines.

*Current Membership to TWU Fitness and Recreation: Clients must be current TWU Students or current TWU Fitness and Recreation members in order to participate in the personal training program.

*Check In at the Front Desk: Clients are still required to check in at the fitness center front desk with the appropriate ID before working with the personal trainer.

*Outside Personal Trainers: No outside trainers or coaches are allowed to use the facilities without prior permission by TWU Fitness and Recreation management.

*Problems with Personal Training: Please inform Sammie Jendrusch at sjendrusch@ twu.edu if you have any problems, questions or concerns that arise. We want this experience to be positive and successful!

*Evaluation: Once you have completed your sessions, you may be asked to complete a brief evaluation in order to determine quality of the services rendered by the personal trainer, quality of the program, and education received.

Thank you for considering TWU Fitness and Recreation Personal Training! We look forward to working with you!

page updated 4/2/2014 9:14 AM