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Personal Training Program

Congratulations on taking the first step toward leading a healthier lifestyle! SUNY Cortland's Personal Training Program will help to educate and motivate you to improve your overall fitness level and feel better. We look forward to helping you reach your health & fitness goals!

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Personal Fitness Trainer Service: Hire your own personal fitness trainer at reasonable rates. All in-person sessions take place privately in the Student Life Center. Whether you need to make modifications to your present program or want to begin a new program, a Personal Trainer is available to work with you to help you attain your health and fitness goals.

To get started you will need to click on the Personal Training Interest Form below and hit submit. Once you do this, one of our Personal Trainers will contact you within 3-5 business days.

Personal Training Interest Form

If you have additional questions about the personal training program, please send an email to: Evan Nolan, Graduate Assistant for Fitness. You can also call Evan at 607-753-4814 to talk to schedule an appointment.

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All Personal Training Sessions must be paid for in advance. It is also possible to pay using a credit card by visiting the Recreational Sports Website and choosing "Purchase Portal" from the menu on the right side of your screen. Choose Massage & Personal Training and then sign into your MyRedDragon Account using your SUNY Cortland credentials. If you do not choose to pay using a credit card, you can purchase sessions by using either cash or a check made out to SUNY Cortland at the Front Desk in the Student Life Center between 6:00 a.m.-12:00 a.m. Monday - Friday or between 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. on the weekends. You are welcome to purchase one session at a time or several in advance. When you purchase a package, a training session will be removed from your account each time you complete a workout with your trainer.

STUDENT PERSONAL TRAINING RATES

Hour-Long Sessions

Single Hour Session

$20

Package of 6

$114 ($19/session)

Package of 12

$216 ($18/session)

Half-Hour Sessions

Single Session

$16

Package of 6

$90 ($15/session)

Package of 12

$168 ($14/session)

FACULTY/STAFF/MEMBER RATES

Hour-Long Sessions

Single Session

$24

Package of 6

$132 ($22/session)

Package of 12

$240 ($20/session)

Half-Hour Sessions

Single Session

$20

Package of 6

$90 ($15/session)

Package of 12

$168 ($14/session)

PARTNER TRAINING RATES

Single Session

$16

Package of 6

$90 ($15/session)

Package of 12

$168 ($14/session)

Please Note: It is necessary for each client participating in partner training to purchase their own sessions (including packages) since the trainer must remove sessions from each clients account after each workout.

What is a Fitness Assessment?

Our Personal Trainers perform a Fitness Assessment (also called a pre-assessment) on each new client that signs up for our program. A Fitness Assessment is a series of assessments and/or movement screens to determine your current level of physical fitness and movement patterns. The data from the Fitness Assessment is used to design a personalized fitness program specifically tailored to help you move better and achieve your goals. Some of the many benefits of a Fitness Assessment include:

  • Evaluate your ability to move through basic, fundamental movement patterns
  • Identify your strengths and weaknesses 
  • Determine potential areas of health or injury risk
  • Establish fitness goals and level of motivation
  • Monitor progress toward achieving fitness goals

After a period of time, your Personal Trainer will perform another fitness assessment (called a post-assessment) to measure how you are progressing toward your fitness goal. Post-testing will help to determine appropriate ways to further challenge you in your program. Additionally, you will be eligible to participate in regular body composition testing using the Bod Pod free of charge (this test normally costs $20.00). The various fitness tests include:

  • Resting Heart Rate
  • Resting Blood Pressure
  • BOD POD Body Composition Testing
  • Girth or Circumference Measurements
  • Body Mass Index
  • Hip-to-Waist Ratio
  • Specific assessments to measure flexibility and mobility of certain joints
  • Physical tests to determine muscular strength and endurance 

To request a Bod Pod Test please complete the Bod Pod Test Request Form.

Bod Pod Test Request Form

Once we receive your request, one of our Bod Pod Technicians will contact you within 1-3 days.

For more information on Bod Pod Fitness Assessments, please send an email to: louise.mahar@cortland.edu, Assistant Director for Fitness or call 607-753-4943.