Personal Training

The Personal Fitness Training Program provides quality, individualized training to those who desire professional fitness instruction and motivation for goal attainment. Certified personal fitness trainers will help individuals develop physical activity programs and greatly improve their ability to accomplish fitness goals, faster, safer, and with maximum benefits. Whether just starting to exercise, striving to lose weight, or trying to improve athletic performance, our trainers are ready to assist!

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Benefits of working with a personal fitness trainer:
  1. Customized program based on goals and interests.
  2. Professional assistance to increase performance in strength, flexibility, endurance, posture, balance, coordination, and cardiovascular health and fitness.
  3. Reach or maintain a healthy body weight.
  4. Acccountability, variety, and motivation.
  5. Ensure safe and proper technique.
  6. Enhance knowledge of fitness.
How does the program work?

For fee services, pick up a Personal Training Request Packet from the Fitness Center to complete the registration process. After registration is received, you will be contacted by one of the Personal Fitness Trainers who will develop a personalized program for you, based on your assessments, goals, and interests.

About our staff:

RSF offers trainers with a veriety of skills and ideas to make your program unique. All our trainers have: CPR, First AID, AED, and National Personal Training Certifications; backgrounds in physical fitness; and experience developing fitness programs.


Fitness Options Students Members
Fitness Orientation Free Free
Body Composition Free Free
Personal Fitness Profile $20 $30
Personal Training Packages
1 Session $25 $37.50
5 Sessions $110 $165
10 Sessions $210 $315
4-Week Camp (8 sessions) $65/person $95/person

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Fitness Orientation (1 Hour):

Need assistance using our equipment? Let our Fitness Specialists teach you the best way to use our weight machines and cardiovascular machines. Go on a personalized tour, or sign up with friends (limit 4). If you don't want a complete orientation, just stop in and ask one of the Fitness Specialists for help. Call 414-229-0533 to schedule an appointment.

Body Composition (15 Minutes):

Body Composition refers to the relative percentages of fat and nonfat tissues in the body. A Fitness specialist can assess your body fat percentage and tell you what it means for your health. For best results, do not workout for 24 hours before your assessment. Stop in during any of the scheduled Free Body Compositions posted throughout the year, or schedule a FREE appointment by calling 414-229-0533.

Personal Fitness Profile (1 Hour):

Want to get in shape, but not sure where to start? Sign up for a PFP! This is a comprehensive fitness assessment including: Resting Heart Rate, Blood Pressure, Body Composition, Cardiovascular Endurance, Muscular Strength and Endurance, and Flexibility. Your trainer will also help you to determine your health and fitness goals. To register, fill out a Personal Fitness Training Request from the Fitness Center.

Personal Fitness Training:

Personal Fitness Training is one-on-one assistance in designing and implementing an optimal fitness program tailored to meet your personal fitness goals and interests. Your Personal Fitness Trainer will provide you with instruction, proper technique, motivation, and fitness education during each session. Through support, expertise, and program reviews your trainer will keep you moving towards your success. Each session is 60 minutes in length. A Personal Fitness Profile is required prior to any Personal Fitness Training sessions. To register, fill out a Personal Fitness Training Request from the Fitness Center.


FITT Camp is an alternative to one-on-one training. University Recreation’s team training offers the benefits of working with a personal trainer at an affordable rate!  Whether it be for fat loss, general conditioning, or elite level athletics, the added motivation of having others working out in the same room with you pushes you to a new effort level. Experience custom designed workouts that are tailored specifically to each team. Improve your ability to accomplish your goals with the help of your personal trainer and you team! Start a team with up to 3 others, or sign up individually and we can place you on a team. FITT Camps are 4-weeks long and meet for one hour, twice per week. Only available for UWM Students.To register, fill out a FITT Camp Request packet from the Fitness Center.

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Trecia - Before and After

Name:  Trecia Coleman

Trainer Name: Emily Wychgram and Travis Halena

What were your initial goals when you signed up for personal training?
When I signed up for personal training, I was literally desperate.  I had tried so many times to lose weight, but I never stuck with it long enough to see results.  So my goal was to start working out and stick with it, and I wanted to lose about 30 pounds.

Did you meet your goals? How?
I have met and exceeded my goals!  As of today, I have lost exactly 60 pounds.  I have grown to love working out, even when it’s hard and I want to give up.  On days when I know I won’t push myself hard enough, I go to Group X classes.  My favorites are Zumba, Tone Zone, Kickboxing Blast, and Ultimate Circuit.  I also participated in the Stepping Forward program at the Klotsche Pavilion, where I met others with common goals.  I learned a lot about nutrition and some of the psychological aspects of fitness, which helps me to understand myself and my emotions towards working out.

What is your favorite part of personal training?
My favorite part of personal training is having someone to not only be accountable to, but to have someone who is going to push me harder than I think I can go.  We have fun together every time we meet, but we also work HARD!  I think they really care about me reaching my goals, and that gives me motivation to work that much harder to reach them.  Emily and Travis have taught me that results don’t happen overnight, and you have to be committed to the process in order to see results.

With the benefits of your personal training, are you considering any new fitness goals?
Absolutely!  There’s a 5 mile walk/run that I would like to run in the fall, and I plan on losing about 30-40 more pounds. Before personal training, I would have never had the courage to believe I could run anywhere, let alone 5 miles.  It’s still a little intimidating, but I know I can do it!  Also, I would love to become a Zumba instructor in the Spring.

Other Comments:
The journey of weight loss, for me, has probably been the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do.  I’ve been overweight for as long as I can remember.  One day I looked in the mirror and wondered how I got to that place...248 pounds!  But it wasn’t until I accepted myself exactly the way I was, overweight and all, that I had the courage to start working on being a healthier me.  There are days when I don’t want to work out, and want to just eat a burger (I haven’t eaten a burger in about 6 months), but something inside of me keeps pushing me and telling me that I can make it, that I’m too strong to give in to my emotions.  Sometimes before working out, I have to look at motivational quotes for 30 minutes to give me enough strength to get up and get moving.  But whatever it takes, however hard it gets, however many tears I have to shed (yes I cry sometimes), I am committed to this process and invested in my health, and I won’t give up!  I am so proud of myself for finally sticking with something, and 60 pounds later, I am loving all of me.

Personal training has mostly taught me that fitness is a marathon, not a sprint (quoted from Travis), and I look forward to this journey of a lifetime!


Name: Cheryl

Trainer Name: Mollie Martin

What were your initial goals when you signed up for personal training?
I had none. It was the first year of my retirement and needed a purpose, something to fill my day. My first goal was just to walk a mile on the track. I just wanted (needed) to get up and moving.

Did you meet your goals? How?
Thanks to my kind, patient, and creative trainers I surpassed every goal I could have imagined, I can keep up in my Group-X classes as well as feel my arm and leg muscles. Plus…now I can wear a sleeveless shirt. (never did before)

What is your favorite part of personal training?
Mollie makes my session go so fast while making me feel proud of what I did. I love the fact that we’re always changing up and using different exercises. It’s been fun getting to know her.

With the benefits of your personal training, are you considering any new fitness goals?
My new fitness goals are up to the whims of my trainer. I trust her with my life (at least my body.)

Other Comments:
It’s been a joy using the Klotsche Center. My trainer and Group exercise gave me hope and inspiration that hopefully can carry me into a healthy future.