Recreation Sports & Facilities

Personal Training

What is Personal Training?

Personal Training is Individualized Instruction that Incorporates one's health history, goals, and current lifestyle into a comprehensive and educational exercise program that meets the client's specific needs, whether those include general health and fitness goals, weight loss, or sport-specific training.

What is an Assessment?

The Assessment is a 1-hour appointment where the Personal Trainer wil discuss your goals as well as administer a series of exercise tests. These tests include blood pressure, body composition (skin calipers), cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, muscular strength and enduranceWhy Hire a Personal Trainer?

  • Learn how to begin an exercise program safely
  • Know how to properly use strength and condition equipment
  • Increase the efficiency and effectiveness of your workouts
  • Alleviate boredom and increase your motivation and enjoyment
  • Decrease your injury risk
  • Have a readily available resource of accurate fitness information
  • Build upon your previous successes

Personal Training PromotionMust be a Fitness Member to participate.

» Sign-up at the University Fitness Center or the Rec Sports Office (WC 100)

About Personal Training

InBody: coming soon!

Personal Training: coming soon!


Participants MUST have a Fitness Membership and be cleared for participation from the Rec Sports Office.

Required Paperwork

EACH client is required to fill out a registration form. Both can be found in Williams Center 100 (Rec Sports Office), the University Fitness Center, or can be printed off from here. Once completed, turned in together, and approved, a Personal Trainer will be assigned. Please be aware that this COULD take up to 5 business days. All sessions expire one year from date of purchase. 

Registration Forms

New Client
Returning Client*

*clients must have been active within the last three-months to be considered a returning client

Payment Options

Cash, Check, Purple Points or Student Bill.

InBody Options Single Three-Pack Six-Pack
Member $15 $35 $68
Non-Member $20 $50 $90
Savings -- 20% 25%

Personal Training
Package Options
One-Hour Session
30-Minute Session
Partner (One-Hour Session, price per person)
Assessment (1 Hour)
includes InBody scan - required for NEW clients
$35 N/A $35
Assessment + Program (2 Appointments, 1 hour each)

$50 N/A $35

1 Session

$20 $12 $15

5 Session Package

$100 $60 $75

10 Session Package 

$180 $120 $130

20 Session Package 

$320 $240 $220

** 30-minute sessions are not offered as part of the partner personal training package

Meet the Trainers




ACE Personal Training Prep Course - PEPROF 315 (3 credits)

Course Objectives/Description
This course is designed to provide theoretical knowledge and practical skills in preparation for a national certification exam in personal training. Topics include guidelines for instructing safe, effective, and purposeful exercise, essentials of the client-trainer relationship, conducting health and fitness assessments, and designing and implementing appropriate exercise programming. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Understand and apply the ACE Integrated Fitness Training Model
  2. Understand the application of principles of exercise science, human anatomy, and biomechanics to movement design and exercise instruction.
  3. Understand principles and methods of training for cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular strength and endurance, and flexibility.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to individualize exercise instruction for apparently healthy adults using an exercise progression model.
  5. Demonstrate the proper usage of various commercial fitness machines and equipment utilizing appropriate exercise guidelines and spotting techniques.
  6. Exhibit the communication skills needed in personal fitness instruction.

Additional Topics Discussed
Topics covered will be:

  • Business Fundamentals
  • Behavior Change, Rapport and Communication
  • Foundational Sciences
  • Assessments
  • IFT Model and Programming
  • Stability/Mobility

Recommended Text
ACE Personal Trainer Manual, 5th EditionACE Personal Trainer Master the Manual, A Study Guide to Accompany the ACE Personal Trainer ManualCost: $150 (class fee), plus the cost of the national exam, if you choose to sit for it.Class Schedule
TBDNon-Student Option
If you are not currently a UWW student, you are eligible to register for the course. You must contact the Office of Admissions at or 262.472.1440 and inquire about becoming a "Special Non-Credential Student".Student Discounts/Certification Exam Information
ACE has designed a special student landing page that will provide discounts on materials and the exam fee. See for discounts. The student discount is 20% off ACE Study Materials and $40 off the exam. Discounts will appear in your shopping cart.

UW-Whitewater currently hosts all computer-based ACE Certification Exams. Registration and details can be found within the landing page link above.


University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Recreation Sports & Facilities
Williams Center Room 100
Whitewater, WI 53190-1790 

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Phone: (262) 472-1145
Fax: (262) 472-1875
Hotline: (262) 472-1400
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