Personal Training

Our goal is to educate and empower the CBU community on how to properly use and incorporate important aspects of fitness and conditioning in their daily life. Our trainers work to teach our client’s proper form and general fitness principles so that they can build the confidence and fitness they need to feel comfortable working out on their own and incorporating movement in their everyday lives.

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  • About Personal Training 

    About Personal Training

    All of our personal trainers are certified by nationally recognized organizations.

    Personal Training may include:

    • Fitness support with a certified personal trainer
    • Client assessment: Meet with a personal trainer to discuss your goals and personalized fitness assessment 
    • Complete the Health History/PAR-Q form, a body composition test
    • Obtaining your physician's consent
    • Warm up, stretching and cool down
    • Free weight training instruction
    • Cardiovascular exercise
    • Exercise progression
    • Evaluation and review of SMART goals
    • Basic nutrition ideas for home and travel

    Encouragement and accountability

    Personal Training Policies

    Personal training is provided only by individuals who are employed by CBU Recreation Center. Any other individuals found providing professional personal training services for a fee may be asked to leave. Personal training is defined as fitness instruction to another individual. 

    What to Wear
    Wear comfortable clothing (please keep CBU dress code in mind!). Athletic non-marking sole shoes and non-jean apparel are required.

    Rescheduling/canceling your session with a 24-hour notice is appreciated.


  • Small Group Training

    Workout with a friend(s) in a group of 2-3 people, in which a trainer will focus on a specific area each week. Sessions are twice a week for a total of six sessions per semester. Each session will consist of a customized exercise routine to fit the group’s needs.

    *All spots have been filled, this service will open again when more spots are available. Thank you for your patience.

  • Body Composition Analysis

    The personal trainer will use the Inbody 270 Bio Impedance Scale located in the Personal Training Suite to assess your body fat %, body lean mass, body weight and so much more. Each session is 30 minutes, and the trainer will go over your results and help you create a fitness goal utilizing your Inbody outcomes.

    What Is a Fitness Assessment?
    A fitness assessment includes body weight, hydration level and a reading of body composition which reveals the proportion of fat and fat-free tissue in the body. Another component of the fitness assessment is a full body circumference measurement.

    Why Should You Get a Fitness Assessment?
    Once you have this information, you and your personal trainer can put together a proper fitness program that revolves around improving your current physical status. If you don't have a personal trainer, you can take this information and set a platform for yourself to improve upon based on your fitness assessment numbers. Completing your fitness assessment is a start toward bettering your health regardless of what your goals are. Knowing your numbers will empower you to make informed decisions about your health.  

    What About Hydration?
    Healthy Total Body Water Percentage:
    For a healthy adult: Female 45–60% / Male 50–65% 

    Recommended Daily Water Intake:
    The human body requires a minimum of 3 liters up to a gallon of water on a daily basis. 

    This assessment test serves as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes. Please consult your primary health care physician before beginning a new fitness regimen.


    At-Home Fitness Assessment

    Download the Body Analysis Form and take the following body measurements once a month to compare your numbers for any changes from your exercise.

    Measuring Arm
    Measuring Arm

    Place your tape measure at the midpoint of your right bicep. Wrap the tape measure around the circumference of your right bicep. Write down the number of inches on the Body Analysis Form.

    Measuring Chest
    Measuring Chest

    Place your tape measure on the middle of your chest bone. Wrap the measuring tape under your left armpit and around your back and then back under your right armpit to the center of the starting point. Write down the number of inches on your Body Analysis Form.

    Measuring Waist
    Measuring Waist

    Place your tape measure 1 inch above your belly button. Wrap the tape measure around the circumference of your waist. Write down the number of inches on the Body Analysis Form.

    Measuring Hip
    Measuring Hip

    Place your tape measure 4 inches below your belly button. Wrap the tape measure around the circumference of your hips. Write down the number of inches on the Body Analysis Form.

    Measuring Thigh
    Measuring Thigh

    Place your tape measure on the middle of your right thigh. Wrap the tape measure around the circumference of your right thigh. Write down number of inches on the Body Analysis Form.

    Measuring Calf
    Measuring Calf

    Place your tape measure approximately 4 inches below your knee cap. Wrap the tape measure around the circumference of your calf. Write down the number of inches on the Body Analysis Form.


  • Workshops

    Do you want to learn how to properly weightlift and improve your physical wellness? In Learn to Lift, you will learn how to lift weights and increase your confidence in strength training. This class covers how to properly squat, bench press, lunge, deadlift, and pull positions in a small group setting. Join us January 25 through February 15 from 7-8 p.m. at the Kinesiology Strength and Conditioning Lab.

    This workshop is full. 

    Any questions, please contact the Fitness Coordinator at or 951.552.8583.

  • NASM-CPT Prep Course

    Interested in becoming a personal trainer to help people achieve their fitness goals? Sign up for the NASM-CPT prep course and become a certified personal trainer. Any questions, please contact the Fitness Coordinator at:

    Cost: $549

    What you get:

    • CPT Premium Self Study
    • NCCA Accredited Exam
    • Exam Retest Voucher
    • Digital and Hardback Text (20 chapters)
    • Lecture Videos
    • Exercise Library
    • Correcting Form Videos
    • Practice Exams
    • Quizzes
    • Study Guide
    • Anatomy Memorization Activity
    • Learning Activities
    • Flashcard Bundle
    • One-year NASM EDGE Trainer Plus
  • Virtual Workouts
  • Weight Room Orientation


  • Job Opportunities

    Position Title: Personal Trainer
    General Information: Provide one-on-one fitness training to clients including: safe and effective exercise programs, spotting and perfection of techniques, ensuring proper and safe training while providing individual attention and motivation. Provide each client with proper health evaluations and fitness testing to help determine current fitness levels and goals. Be able to explain proper use of all equipment. Must possess Personal Training Certification by ACE, ISSA, IFPA, NESTA, NASM, NSCA or ACSM.


    Position Title: Fitness Lead
    General Information: The Fitness lead is responsible for coordinating and assisting in all aspects of fitness programming and various fitness events. Kinesiology, Exercise & Wellness, or related major preferred. Previous experience with Weight Training and Fitness Components is desired. Advanced knowledge of fitness training principles, human anatomy & physiology, & kinesiology is desired. CPR/First Aid is required prior to working a shift, training will be provided.