personal training

recsports personal training offers individualized programs tailored to your health and fitness goals. our certified personal trainers possess the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to design safe and effective fitness programs that will assist you in your fitness journey. we work with everyone and design programs for all aspects of physical fitness including weight loss, flexibility, sport performance, and strength to name a few. we continually develop our trainers through cutting-edge education, equipment specific training, and hands-on learning in order to provide you with an optimal experience.

buddy personal training

buddy personal training allows individuals to reap all of the benefits of one-on-one personal training while being able to enjoy the company of another individual. see ‘get started today!’ for directions on how to register.

free fitness consultation

recsports free fitness consultations

individualized 10 minute personal training consultations are available. calls or zoom meetings to accommodate your needs regarding exercise during this time.

about our personal trainers

our certified personal trainers are here to assist you with your lifestyle and fitness goals. the personal trainers will assess your current fitness level and then create a personalized exercise program to meet your fitness needs.

marcello bizzio
abby boyle
kevin chacko
lauren franks
sofia gomez
sofie hammersmith
andy ho
lauren johnson
megan kauffman
noah kreitz
noah matthews
ryan mcguire
jason nodjomian
eun park
liana patterson
candace powell
nalin saraf
lauren summerville
shelly westerveldt
iman whyte

local average price comparison
recsports average price per session
compared to
gym a
gym b
gym c

* note: community health clubs’/ fitness centers’ names are not disclosed for privacy purposes

current packages and pricing for students and members

package personal training
package price
buddy personal training
package price / individual price
4 sessions $155 $232.50 / $116.25
8 sessions $300 $450.00 / $225.00
12 sessions $437 $655.50 / $327.75
16 sessions $564 $846.00 / $423.00
20 sessions $681 $1021.50 / $510.75

* note: the above prices will start on august 15, 2017. all personal training packages purchased prior to august 15th will be grandfathered in until the completion of said package.

package personal training
upgrade pricing
buddy personal training
total upgrade price / individual price
4 to 8 sessions $145.00 $217.50 / $108.75
4 to 12 sessions $282.00 $423.00 / $211.50
4 to 16 sessions $409.00 $613.50 / $306.75
4 to 20 sessions $526.00 $789.00 / $394.50
8 to 12 sessions $137.00 $205.50 / $102.75
8 to 16 sessions $264.00 $396.00 / $198.00
8 to 20 sessions $381.00 $571.50 / $285.75
12 to 16 sessions $127.00 $190.50 / $95.25
12 to 20 sessions $244.00 $366.00 / $183.00
16 to 20 sessions $117.00 $175.50 / $87.75

* note: one upgrade is permitted per package. after completion of these upgraded sessions you will need to purchase a new package. purchases can only be made through the training center at southwest recreation by walk in or calling us at (352) 273-2421.

click here to register for personal training!

after completing the registration form you will be prompted to make your purchase. after purchasing your desired package you will be contacted by our personal training team to schedule an initial consultation prior to your first session.

fall 2020 personal trainer preparation course

this 10-week personal training certification preparation course will prepare participants for the nationally accredited (ncca) national academy of sports medicine (nasm) certification exam. this class consists of educational presentations and hands-on activities related to core fitness areas including: exercise program design, human movement science, assessment of posture and function, liability and risk, nutrition, and behavior and communication. although this course is not for academic credit, it does require a substantial time commitment both inside and outside of class. no prior experience is required.

become a personal trainer information session recording

fall 2020 course information:

  • nasm online video lectures and digital textbook chapters
  • nasm certification exam study materials (practice exams, flashcards, practice activities, templates)
  • nasm digital library of exercise technique demonstration
  • live presentations from experienced professionals and opportunities for practical application of content


  • course operating costs: $100 paid directly to recreational sports via (due july 31st)
  • failure to register with recsports by july 31st will result in forfeit of roster reservation to other students on the waitlist
  • nasm certification course and exam: $519 paid directly to nasm via // by august 28th)

application process:

applications are currently being accepted until friday july 17, 2020. applicants will receive a decision by friday july 24, 2020.

important application info:

in the application you will be asked to upload your most current resume and letter of interest for the course. the letter of interest should include any combination of the following:

  • why you want to become a certified personal trainer.
  • why you are interested in this specific course with uf recsports
  • if you are intending to pursue a position working as a personal trainer at uf recsports.
  • what value you hope to bring to future clients that you would serve.
  • what sets you apart from other applicants.

click here to submit your application

do you have further questions? if so, please contact:

cory bennett at or 352-273-4056