Personal Training

FAQs

1. How can I benefit from Personal Training?

2. How do I sign up for Personal Training?

3. Where is the Personal Training Office located?

4. What happens during the initial assessment?

5. I have been told I need a physician's clearance. What is that?

6. Can I pick my trainer?

7. What happens when I complete a package?

8. Do you offer gift certificates?

Q: How can I benefit from Personal Training?
A: The Personal Training Program offers a variety of services. We can help you learn fun and safe techniques to incorporate into your exercise routine. Or, if you are looking for a personalized workout plan that will help you reach your fitness goals, then you have visited the right website! Engaging in a personalized exercise program consisting of cardiovascular and strength training will increase your overall health and fitness.

Q: How do I sign up for Personal Training?
A: If you are a participant in the Mind, Body, Me employee wellness program, all you need to do is e-mail personal training@ithaca.edu.  For students, and faculty/staff who are not in the Mind, Body, Me program the first step to get started will be for you and your workout partner (if you are doing buddy sessions) to complete an initial assessment. The assessments last 20-30 minutes, and must be completed prior to your first training session. For buddy packages we ask that the training partners schedule separate assessments. The cost of the assessment is included in your training package, and does not count against your sessions.

After the assessment you will be assigned to a trainer and can begin scheduling sessions at your convenience. When you are ready to get started please let me know when you would like to schedule an assessment. The Medical History and New Client Information forms must be completed and brought to the assessment along with payment for your training packages. If you have any additional questions please let me know.  Our current pricing is listed below, please contact personaltraining@ithaca.edu if you have any additional questions.

Individual: 4 Sessions = $60, 7 Sessions = $90, 10 Sessions = $110

Buddy: 4 Sessions = $40 per person, 7 Sessions = $60 per person, 10 Sessions = $75 per person

Q: Where is the Personal Training Office located?
A: The Personal Training office is located on the main level of the Fitness Center, in the Exercise Area. The office number is 209.

Q: What happens during the initial assessment?
A: During the initial assessment you will meet with the Program Coordinator to review your Medical History and goals for Personal Training.  Based on the information contained in your Medical History it may be necessary to obtain a Physician’s clearance prior to your first training session. 

The remainder of the assessment consists of a few brief non-invasive fitness tests to evaluate your overall fitness and give your Trainer a more clear idea of your fitness level.

Q: I have been told I need a physician's clearance. What is that?
A: We require all high-risk individuals, as well as those at moderate risk based on the standards of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) to obtain physician's clearance prior to beginning a personal training program.  The physician's clearance is a one-sided form that can be faxed to your physician and is usually returned to our office within two business days.  Once the form is received, you may begin scheduling sessions with your trainer at any time.

Q: Can I pick my trainer?
A: Yes! All the trainers have pictures and brief bios posted on the website in the Meet the Trainers section, along with on a bulletin board in the main hallway at the fitness center. You have the opportunity to select who you feel may be the most compatible for you.

Q: What happens when I complete a package?
A: Congratulations! You are on your way to reaching your fitness goals. At this point, you may choose to continue working out on your own, or continue to work with a trainer.

Q: Do you offer gift certificates?
A: Yes! The gift of health is perhaps one of the best. Contact the Personal Training office today to provide a friend or co-worker with a gift certificate. Gift certificates are available for all packages.

If you have any additional question, please call the Personal Training Office at 274-3294 or e-mail personaltraining@ithaca.edu.