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.



  • 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 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.

  • Meet Your Trainers

    Meet Your Trainers

    Devon Samuel

    Devon Samuel

    Year: Junior
    Certification: NASM Certified Personal Trainer, CPR/AED Certified, First Aid Certified
    Major: Kinesiology
    Areas of Specialization: Weight Training
    Fitness Philosophy: The commitment to growth both mentally and physically coupled with versatility and the determination to safely push past perceived limitations are at the heart of every genuine pursuit of fitness.


    Jared Rhodes

    Jared Rhodes

    Year: Junior
    Certification: ISSA Certified Personal Trainer, CPR/AED & First Aid Certified
    Major: Exercise Science, Film Studies
    Areas of Specialization: Strength and Conditioning, Athletic Training
    Fitness Philosophy: Exercise should never be a chore. It all depends on your mindset and figuring out for yourself why you started to begin with. It's 30% physical and 70% mental.
    Favorite Verse: James 1:3-4


    Caden Douglas

    Caden Douglas

    Year: Sophomore
    Certification: NASM, CPT, Red Cross, CPR/AED
    Major: Entrepreneurship
    Areas of Specialization: Strength and Conditioning
    Fitness Philosophy: Fitness is something we all should want to promote in order to better ourselves physically and mentally. It should never feel like a job, but something we embed int our mindset.
    Favorite Verse: Matthew 19:26


    Ford, E.

    Emily Ford

    Year: Junior
    Certification: NASM
    Major: Exercise Science
    Areas of Specialization: Weight Loss, Motivation, Corrective Exercises
    Fitness Philosophy: It isn't about what you look like, it's about how you feel.
    Favorite Verse: Jeremiah 29:11



  • Fitness Assessment

    Fitness Assessment

    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.


  • 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.