Personal Training

Personal Training

A healthy lifestyle starts with a great routine. Have one of our personal trainers help you to build an individualized exercise routine to get you on the right path to achieving your goals.  Our holistic approach to personal training will help you find success in a way that fits your unique goals, schedule, and budget. Your trainer will create and lead a progressive program designed specifically for you.


Maximize your workout with a certified personal trainer who will design a customized plan to help you achieve your personal fitness goals.  Our trainers specialize in many areas of study and practice which include weight management, exercise adherence education, bodybuilding, powerlifting, distance running, pre-natal/post-natal fitness, general nutrition advice, athletic conditioning, and much more. Let us guide you along your fitness journey.



With a One-on-One program, clients work individually with a personal trainer who has extensive knowledge in anatomy, exercise physiology and kinesiology to design a fitness program that meets the unique needs of the client.

Individual sessions

  • Student: $25/hour
  • Member: $30/hour

10 or more sessions

  • Student $21/hour
  • Member $26/hour

This one hour session is your opportunity to train with a partner as a personal trainer leads you through structured workouts. It is recommended that your training partners be of a similar level of fitness to facilitate this style of training.

Individual sessions

  • Each student: $17/hour
  • Each member: $20/hour

10 or more sessions

  • Each student: $14/hour
  • Each member: $17/hour


Equipment Orientation

Campus Recreation personal trainers will educate you on proper use of the most popular strength, cardio, and flexibility equipment that the ARC and CRCE have to offer to ensure that you are comfortable getting started on your workout routine. Personal trainers will also go over fitness floor etiquette to ensure that the fitness area is a friendly and neat environment for all.

  • Student: $15
  • Member: $20

This one hour session is your opportunity to discuss your current fitness program design with a personal trainer. This session does not take place on the fitness floor and does not involve the trainer showing new exercises.

  • Student: $20/hour
  • Member: $24/hour



Blood pressure, resting heart rate, height, weight, body mass index, flexibility, postural screen, hip and waist circumference, submaximal cardiovascular test, submaximal muscular strength/endurance test

  • Student: $45
  • Member: $60

Functional movement screen, power & agility (vertec, broad jump, t-test), strength (6RM squat, 6RM bench press), body composition (in-body)

  • Student: $20
  • Member: $25

Register for a Personal Training Package

  1. Go to the Personal Training Intake Form
    • You will be prompted to log in to your Active Illini account using your campus credentials
    • Login instructions can be found on the Active Illini information page
  2. “Add to Cart” and follow the prompts until you have completed the registration/checkout process
  3. Complete the health history questionnaire (link in the program description)
  4. You’ll receive a confirmation email from the personal training program assistant regarding your registration within 3-5 business days.
  5. Your first session will include purchasing your package, goal setting, etc.
  6. You’re all set! Your trainer will guide you through how to schedule, purchase additional sessions, and answer any other questions you have.
Late / Cancellation Policy

We require 24-hour notice to cancel your appointment. If you fail to do so then you forfeit one personal training session. When a client is late, they forfeit the time lost.

Refund Policy

Refunds are only issued for personal training sessions if the program is cancelled due to low enrollment or for a doctor documented illness or injury.  The programs are non-transferrable and are not pro-rated.


Register for Personal Training Programs in Active Illini.

Outdoor / Indoor Small Group Training

Grab a friend and sign up for this 4-week program focusing on strength and conditioning. Trainers work with these small groups to build community and motivation around exercising. The indoor program runs February 6 – March 1 and the outdoor program runs April 3 – April 26.

Ladies Who Lift

Did you know that women are more than 4x as likely than men to develop osteoporosis? The benefits of strength training for women are both physical and mental. This 4-week program will teach proper technique to feel stronger and more confident. Sessions begin at different dates throughout the semester.

Form Check: Trainer-Led Workshops

Our personal trainers will facilitate a series of workshops to help understand the fundamentals of each exercise while mastering form.

  • Bench Press – 2/4
  • Hip Thrust – 3/25
  • Back Work – 3/4
  • Deadlift – 4/8

Staff and Training Opportunities

Meet the Trainers

Meet our friendly and knowledgeable personal trainers!

Personal Trainer Prep Course

Become a certified personal trainer and come for us!


Explore wellness resources on CampusWell, an interdepartmental website that provides articles and videos about various topics, including physical fitness!