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Exercise Program Design

Our Exercise Program Design allows you to receive a custom exercise program without meeting a trainer for routine sessions.  The Exercise Program Design package is a one week exercise program tailored to your fitness goals and needs. You will be able to meet with one of our certified personal trainers for an InBody assessment, a program review and a follow-up session. You also receive an exercise program design detailing your weekly workouts including resistance training, cardio training and recovery training. Cost of an Exercise Program Design is $75.

The Exercise Program Design includes:

An InBody assessment.

Before a trainer can create a workout program for you, they will meet with you to learn about your fitness goals and have you complete an InBody assessment. The InBody assessment will inform you and the trainer of your overall health including body fat percentage, amount of lean muscle tissue, visceral fat and more. You and your trainer will also discuss your fitness goals, limitations to exercise and your past physical activity experiences. This session is for your personal trainer to get to know you a little bit and gather information to make an appropriate exercise program design. 

A custom one-week exercise program plan to suit your goals.

The personal trainer will create a full week of workouts for you with detailed instructions on what exercises to perform and how often. This workout program can be repeated weekly to meet your fitness goals. You will meet with your trainer in-person to review this exercise program design. Your trainer will review the entire one-week plan as well as coach you through several of the exercise movements in the program design.

A 60-minute follow-up session after your first week of training.

This follow-up session is for you to discuss your progress or issues with your personal trainer. This will allow the trainer to tweak parts of your workouts and offer advice to improve your workouts and goals.

How to Get Started

  1. Submit your Exercise Program Design Request Form to be placed on our waitlist. All new personal training requests will be put on a waitlist. 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 at the RPAC.
  3. Purchase the Exercise Program Design.  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. Cost of an Exercise Program Design is $75

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.

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