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Recreational Sports

Personal Training


Personal Training

About Personal Training

Sometimes, a little help and motivation go a long way on the road to overall fitness. Through our 1:1 Personal Training a certified personal trainer will guide you through routine 1:1 workout sessions tailored to meet your fitness goals.  Personal Training sessions can be completed in our private personal training studio located at the RPAC or any of our satellite recreation facilities on-campus.

The overall goal of our personal training service is to assist participants in achieving physical fitness benefits effectively. To achieve this goal, the following objectives are set. A trainer will work with you to determine:

  • How fitness goals will be achieved
  • Amount of work needed to reach goals
  • Types of activities desired to reach goals
  • Frequency and intensity of workouts
  • Teach safe and effective use of equipment to avoid injury
  • Teach proper body mechanics
  • Teach and provide exercises that suit fitness needs
  • Incorporate the components of total fitness including muscular endurance, muscular strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular conditioning
  • Guide fitness workouts
  • Monitor progress and adjust workouts accordingly
  • Provide accountability and motivation in achieving fitness goals

How to Get Started

  1. Submit your Personal Training Request Form to be placed on our waitlist.  You will receive an email confirmation within 5 business days. PLEASE NOTE: Personal Trainer availability is limited due to student trainer’s academic schedules and academic breaks. All new personal training requests will be put on a waitlist for the 2023 Spring Semester. You will be matched with a Personal Trainer as soon as one becomes available.
  2. Your new personal trainer will contact your via email as soon as a trainer becomes available. You and your new trainer will arrange your first session appointment and you’ll receive instructions of where to meet in our recreation facilities.
  3. Purchase your Personal Training sessions.  We do not ask for payment until after you are matched with a personal trainer.  Personal Training services can be Purchased Here or at the RPAC Welcome Center.
  4. If you purchase a package of 5 or 10 sessions, then your first session with your personal trainer will be a complementary initial assessment and fitness consultation.  This free session will allow you and your trainer to get to know each other, complete any fitness assessments, set fitness goals, learn what exercises you enjoy or what types of fitness activities you want to learn, review previous physical activity and health history. If you only purchase one session, then your first session will be a 30 or 60 minute workout.

About our Certified Personal Trainers

All of our trainers are certified fitness professionals and hold a NCCA accredited personal training certification. All trainers have also completed our in-house personal training prep course, BuckeyePT Prep. BuckeyePT Prep teaches our trainers the hands-on coaching related skills as well as fundamental knowledge for exercise and personal training.  Our personal trainer staff is comprised entirely of Ohio State student employees. Our employees are undergrad students with limited availability, which is why all personal training requests will be put on a waitlist. You may also receive a new personal trainer if your current trainer were to graduate.   

Personal Training Sessions and Packages

You must have a Recreational Sports Membership to participate in personal training services. You receive a complementary InBody assessment and initial session with your personal trainer when you purchase a package of 5 or 10 sessions. 

1:1 Private Sessions/Packages

1 session

5 sessions

10 sessions

60 Minute Training Packages




30 Minute Training Packages





Buddy Training packages- Buddy training can be completed with one other friend or family member.  Both participants must be Rec Sport members and complete sessions together.  Must be same participants for each session.

1 session

5 sessions

10 sessions

60 Minute Buddy Training Packages

$50 ($25 per person)

$225 ($112.50 per person)

$400 ($200 per person)

30 Minute Buddy Training Packages

$35 ($17.50)

$162.50 ($81.25 per person)

$300 ($150 per person) 


Phone: 614-292-5153