By Jacques Lee |Staff Writer|
Here at CSUSB, the Student Recreation and Fitness Center (Rec Center) offers students a chance to get in shape with the aid of a personal trainer.
If you want to become a client to one of these trainers you do have to pay a price.
There are different price scales set up for one-on-one sessions with trainers based on the amount of hourly sessions that you want to book.
For a bulk of four sessions, it is $20 a session; if you want to bulk together five to nine sessions, it is $18 a session; and if you want to bulk together 10 or more sessions, it is $16 a session.
Emily Hill is one of the many featured trainers you can work with.
Hill has been a personal trainer at CSUSB for about two years and said she loves the work she is doing here.
“I have had a background in health and fitness and I love being healthy and active and I want to share that joy and health with other people and I find that it’s a good fit for me to teach others how to be healthy and enjoy it and just have a better lifestyle,” said Hill about wanting to become a trainer.
She is a kinesiology major with a dual concentration in exercise science and pre-physical therapy, and even though she has been a trainer for about two years, this isn’t her final stop in the world of physical health and fitness.
“This is my first step in the door, so this is really giving me a good base for me to expand my knowledge, get some good experience, be creative, and this is getting me ready for a physical therapy program so it’s in the right direction for me,” said Hill.
Hill always tries to keep each individual client motivated in their own way, while knowing that every person reacts in a different way to their own fitness.
“Every client is different. They all respond to different stimuli and different motivation, but you always have to be positive and encouraging and providing constructive criticism, making sure they have a good knowledge base, not just telling them what to do but they understand why we’re doing it, so they can carry it on their own as well,” said Hill.
Hill will take on between 10 and 12 clients a week even though she is limited on the number of hours she is allowed to work due to the school’s policy on students working more than 20 hours a week.
Hill seeing her clients get results is the right amount of motivation she needs to keep herself going.
“I’ve seen results in myself working out and those results are what drive me to keep pushing myself, and as soon as my clients see results as well. They get so motivated and excited we just keep going and going. I feel like once we hit that first step there is no stopping us,” said Hill.