By Carley Bennecke |Staff Writer|
The Student Recreation and Fitness Center (Rec Center) offers students their chance to have their own personal trainer.
Certified personal training is offered at the Rec Center for members who desire to be fit and healthy.
Members of the Rec Center can sign up for one of the 11 personal trainers by filling out an inquiry form online or at the membership desk at the Rec Center.
The Fitness and Wellness department offers three categories of personal training, One-on-one, buddy training, and three person training.
One hour sessions cost anywhere between $16 to $32, depending on the session that you’re taking.
The number one reason members hire a personal trainer is for specialized guidance in weight loss and muscle gain.
This will help assist with the forming of beneficial wellness habits.
They offer wellness counseling, which includes time management assistance, stress management, weight management, nutrition counseling, goal setting, psychological counseling and help in quitting smoking.
Members can choose their own personal trainer.
However, schedules with the member and personal trainer need to match up so there is enough time for the trainer and the member to have a good workout.
Barry Greene Jr., Fitness and Wellness Coordinator at the Rec Center, hires and supervises the personal trainers.
“An outgoing character, able to take charge and isn’t hesitant, I look for individuals who have a proficient knowledge in fitness, well-being and preventative exercises,” said Greene.
Personal trainers must do day-to-day advertisement of themselves, receive clientele, have consultations, train with clients, go over training protocols, write workouts and create programs.
A personal trainer position definitely has its major perks.
Mainly because they are able to make their own schedules and meeting times.
Along with making their own schedules, they have the experience of meeting new people and getting to know them on a personal level, along with their backgrounds.
Even though scheduling is very flexible, it is quite easy to get caught up in signing up clients.
One personal trainer could keep adding and adding clientele, as they become addicted to training individuals.
Then he or she will just end up working all day.
“They become a slave to helping people,” said Greene.
A personal trainer occupation is rewarding.
“You get to see people reach their goals, you see results, the members are giving themselves to you, and that’s always awesome,” said Greene.
Rec Center personal trainers differ from other gym trainers.
“Gyms like LA Fitness or Gold’s Gym aren’t always so focused on the client,” said Greene.
Most of the trainers of other gyms are not always completely focused on the client, but are more focused on the products that they are selling.
“Other gym’s personal trainers usually try to sell fitness products, and their goal becomes about the product instead of the client. But not here, the Rec Center is 100 percent committed to the client,” said Greene.
If you’re wanting to lose some weight or just looking to become more healthy within your life, you can stop by the Rec Center and talk to any of our personal trainers.