The Student Recreation Center provides a variety of training opportunities for our members. Learn more about personal, partner and specialized training options available at The Rec. 

Why hire a personal trainer?

  • Correct muscle imbalances and improve form
  • Build muscle and burn fat
  • Train functional movements for everyday life

  • Improve your game with sport specific training
  • Increase endurance and Improve flexibility
  • Stay motivated

How to Get Started

You can purchase training sessions at the Guest Services front desk. Online registration is not available.

All new clients must purchase a fitness assessment and complete the Personal Training Registration Packet. Please return your completed registration packet with proof of session purpchase to the Wellness Suite to finalize the registration process.

We recommend a minimum of 3 training sessions for first time clients.

Meet Our Personal Trainers

Fitness Assessment

We provide a comprehensive fitness assessment using the MicroFit Health and Fitness System that provide a baseline of your current fitness level or track fitness improvements over time. The MicroFit fitness profile includes tests to determine resting heart rate, blood pressure, body composition, aerobic capacity, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility and power.

*Fitness assessments are required for all new clients to help our trainers design safe, effective and individualized fitness programs to you meet your health and fitness goals.

Fitness assessments are also available as a stand alone service. Assessments can be purchased at Rec Center Guest Services for $25.

Personal trainer working with client on TRX ropes

Virtual Personal Training

This past year has been difficult, and it may feel challenging to stay on track with your fitness goals. Our virtual personal training is here to help you stay consistent with your workouts, whether you’re at home or on campus this semester. 

Our ACE certified personal trainers can provide you with motivation, education, guidance and individualized instruction to help you improve your overall fitness and stay on track as you work toward your goals. Additionally, our personal training staff covers a variety of specialties, ranging from novice level programming and sports performance to strength development and functional training. 

As part of your personal training package, you will receive a customized program that fits your current level of fitness and your workout setting (home vs. campus). These programs are designed to maximize your workout time while minimizing risk of injury. 

All personal training programs include a virtual fitness assessment that allows our trainers to effectively track your progress and customize your programming to help you reach your goals. You will also have access to virtual fitness classes to help you stay motivated and consistent.

Fitness assessment (30 minutes): $20*

Personal training sessions (50 minutes):

  • 3 sessions: $90 ($30/session)
  • 6 sessions: $165 ($27.50/session)

*All new clients must complete the fitness assessment prior to starting a training program with a personal trainer.


Personal Training

Our nationally certified personal trainers will provide motivation, education, guidance and individual instruction to help you improve your overall fitness and achieve your goals. We will also support you in maximizing your workout while minimizing your risk for injury.

  • One Session: $42
  • Three Sessions: $120 ($40/session)
  • Six Sessions: $222 ($37/session)    
  • Twelve Sessions: $396 ($33/session)

Partner Training

Do you prefer working out with others? Try personal training with a friend, coworker, parent or partner! Our nationally certified personal trainers will provide motivation, education, guidance and individual instruction to help you improve your overall fitness and achieve your goals. We will also support you in maximizing your workout while minimizing your risk for injury.

  • One Session: $57
  • Three Sessions: $165 ($55/session)
  • Six Sessions: $312 ($52/session)

Student using adaptive equipment at rec center

Adaptive and Integrative Personal Training

Our Adaptive and Integrative Personal Training services make fitness accessible for all. We provide personalized training services in a supportive environment. Our trainers can work with your team of healthcare professionals (with proper consent) to customize your training program. Whether you are a client facing exercise barriers due to permanent or temporary disabilities, anxiety/stress or sedentary lifestyle, we can develop personalized programs to help you reach your fitness goals.

  • One Session: $42
  • Three Sessions: $120 ($40/session)
  • Six Sessions: $222 ($37/session)    
  • Twelve Sessions: $396 ($33/session)

Student getting private swim lessons in outdoor pool

Private Instruction & Lessons

Get personalized attention for better results! Our private instruction and lessons are great for individuals who want to learn something new, immerse themselves in their practice or take their workout to the next level.

Private instruction is currently available for adult swim, adult ice skating and adult tennis. 

  • One Session: $42
  • Three Sessions: $120 ($40/session)
  • Six Sessions: $222 ($37/session)

Policies & Procedures

All sessions are one-hour in length unless noted otherwise.

Sessions are scheduled by appointment only and require a minimum of 48 hours advance notice. Register at the Rec Center Guest Services Desk and bring your receipt of purchase to the Wellness Suite to be matched with a trainer.

All personal training and private instruction sessions expire 1 year from date of purchase. Unused sessions are non-transferable and non-refundable.

For additional information or assistance in personalized matching with a trainer/instructor, please contact Annie Tuck at tucka@colorado.edu  or 303-492-7678.