Personal Training

Meet with a personal trainer privately at your convenience, in person or online. Your trainer will create a progressive exercise program that meets your interests and goals. Packages include an initial consultation and fitness assessment in addition to the number of sessions you choose.

Please note the following:

  • Trainers will wait 15 minutes for you to arrive, after which your session will be lost.
  • Sessions that start late will end at the originally scheduled time.
  • Packages expire one year from the date of purchase.

For more information, contact Michael Foster at mfoster8@niu.edu or fill out our interest form.

Registration

You don't have to be a Recreation member to register, though students and members receive a discount. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express are accepted, or pay with cash/check in person at the Rec Center. Payment plans are available upon request.

After we receive your payment and paperwork, a trainer will contact you within one week.

Register for Personal Training

Pricing

Choose the number of one-hour or 30-minute sessions that meets your needs. You can purchase a fitness assessment separately, if desired.

One-hour Sessions

Package Students Members Non-members
One session $32 $38 $45
Four sessions $116 $139 $164
Eight sessions $224 $268 $296
16 sessions $400 $480 $560
24 sessions $576 $691 $792
36 sessions $828 $993 $1,116
Fitness assessment $10 $12 $14
Virtual training (four sessions, including one check-in with trainer) $50 $75 $85

30-minute Sessions

Package Students Members Non-members
One session $20 $24 $28
Four sessions $72 $86 $103
Eight sessions $140 $168 $185
16 sessions $250 $300 $350
24 sessions $360 $432 $495
36 sessions $510 $622 $698

Refunds

To request a refund, contact Michael Foster at mfoster8@niu.edu. Refunds are not given for missed appointments or cancellations/reschedules made less than 12 hours in advance.

You must provide written physician documentation for a refund due to a medical condition. If approved, refunds will be processed within four business days. You remain responsible for the cost of sessions conducted before the medical situation occurred.

If requesting a refund for reasons other than a medical condition, you must provide a written explanation along with your request. You’ll be notified of a decision within five business days.

Our Trainers

Our personal trainers have worked with clients in health/fitness clubs, YMCAs and community recreation programs, as well as through classroom experiences. They’re certified through a national organization and hold certifications in CPR/AED, blood borne pathogens and first aid.

Josh Perez

  • Hometown: Poplar Grove, Illinois
  • Major: kinesiology
  • Certification(s): ACE-CPT
  • Hobbies/interests: fitness, food, traveling and concerts/music festivals

Caroline Melsa

  • Hometown: Naperville, Illinois
  • Major: rehabilitation and disability services
  • Certification(s): ACE-CPT
  • Hobbies/interests: riding horses, reading, cooking, working out, hiking, outdoorsy things and obstacle courses

Josephine Fernandez-Ong

  • Hometown: Des Plaines, Illinois
  • Major: dietetics and kinesiology
  • Certification(s): NASM-CPT
  • Hobbies/interests: powerlifting, food, R&B and anime

Alan Lopez

  • Hometown: Chicago
  • Major: kinesiology
  • Hobbies/interests: fitness, MMA, concerts, music festivals, cooking and traveling

Hannah Golden

  • Hometown: Chicago
  • Major: kinesiology
  • Hobbies/interests: fitness, traveling, journaling, coloring and group outings

Morgan Haga

  • Hometown: Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
  • Major: kinesiology
  • Hobbies/interests: dance, hiking, hockey, fitness and work

Become a Trainer

Join our team! You must be pursuing a degree in exercise science or a related health field, or hold (or be working toward) personal training certification from an accredited organization.

To apply, send your resume to Michael Foster at mfoster8@niu.edu.

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