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Personal Training

Not seeing results, our nationally certified personal trainers can help you achieve all your fitness goals.  

'New Year, Better You' Personal Training Promo

Fall Promo on sale Sept 1/22 until Sept 30/22 and training sessions must be used by Dec 23/22.
Winter Promo goes on sale Jan 2/23 until Jan 31/23 and training sessions must be used by April 30/23. Purchase here starting Jan 2nd

Have you set some goals this year? Kick-start your journey to becoming a better version of yourself this semester with our Personal Training Promo! Let our highly trained team of personal trainers help you reach your fitness goals with this 3-Session package that includes a 30-minute consult and 2.5 hours of follow up in the gym. You choose when you want to meet with your trainer within our hours of operation. A Personal Trainer will contact you to book your first session once you purchase your promo.
Promo exclusive to U of G Students/Members that are NEW to U of G Personal Training. Limit 1 Promo per customer. HST applied at checkout.

View more Personal Training options below.

Personal Training Assessments

Our packages of one-on-one personal training begin with a consultation in order to acquire the information we need to tailor a program specifically for you.  These consultations include a health history screen, lifestyle questions, goal-setting, postural assessment and the FMS (Functional Movement Screen).

Personal Training Assessments

Our packages of one-on-one personal training begin with a consultation in order to acquire the information we need to tailor a program specifically for you.  These consultations include a health history screen, lifestyle questions, goal-setting, postural assessment and the FMS (Functional Movement Screen).

Personal Training

Our nationally recognized personal trainers can help you achieve all of your goals! 

Personal Training Assessments
Personal Training

FREE Fitness Orientation

Book your FREE Fitness Centre Orientation at the Fitness Centre Desk or call 519 824-4120 Ext. 52105. 

Personal Training (one-on-one)

Not seeing the results you desire?  Our nationally recognized personal trainers can help you achieve all of your goals.  Our packages of personal training begin with a consultation in order to acquire the information we need to tailor a program specifically for you.  These consultations include a health history screen, lifestyle questions, goal-setting, postural assessment and the FMS (Functional Movement Screen).  From there, our personal trainers will guide you through a program to ensure you get the most out of your session.   Visit Guelph Gryphons Connect (opens in new tab) to book your session(s).

  3 Sessions 6 Sessions 11 Sessions 26 Sessions
Personal Trainer - Student Fee  $150  $288 $495 $1,118
Personal Trainer - Member  $180 $348 $605 $1,300
Personal Trainer - NonMember/Offsite $198 $384 $671 $1,456

 

Master Trainer (one-on-one)

If you want to push your limits and achieve dramatic results, then our master trainer is the way to go. These individuals have multiple certifications and years of education and experience to offer you. Their expertise means results guaranteed. Sessions with our master trainer include a consultation, postural assessment, FMS (Functional Movement Screen), and gait analysis. The consultation will discuss things such as goal setting, lifestyle modification, and health history. From there, your personal coach will design and assist you through a fitness program tailored to your specific needs. Visit Guelph Gryphons Connect (opens in new tab) to book your session(s).

  3 Sessions 6 Sessions 11 Sessions 26 Sessions
Master Trainer - Member/Student $288 $542 $908 $2028
Master Trainer - Non-Member  N/A  N/A  N/A  NA/

 

Group Training (NRG Members Only)

Workout with a buddy under the guidance of one of our personal trainers. This is a great way to stay motivated and save money at the same time. These are workout sessions and therefore do not include a personal health screen or consultation (for this personalized service, see one-on-one personal training).  2-person and/or 3-person Group Training options are available to NRG members only and each individual must register independently and pay the applicable fee (fees listed are per person).  2-Session or 25-Session packages not available for Group Training.  Visit Guelph Gryphons Connect (opens in new tab) to book your session(s).

  1 Session 5 Sessions 10 Sessions
2-Person Personal Trainer - Student $30/person $145/person $280/person
2-Person Personal Trainer - Member $40/person $181/person $339/person
3-Person Personal Trainer - Student $22.66/person $103/person $200/person
3-Person Personal Trainer - Member $34/person $158/person $283/person

Water Therapy (one-on-one) - currently not available

This program is a comprehensive therapeutic approach that uses aquatic exercise to assist in the management of various conditions i.e. arthritis, pre and post hip/knee replacement, Multiple Sclerosis, chronic back pain, orthopaedic conditions, stroke rehab, Fibromyalgia and more. Taking an active role in your recovery can aid in the transition to an independent program and lead to an improved quality of life.  Visit Guelph Gryphons Connect (opens in new tab) to book your session(s).

  3 Sessions 6 Sessions 11 Sessions 26 Sessions
Water Therapy - Member/Student  N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A
Water Therapy- Non-Member  N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A

 

Zach

Zach was invaluable to my journey into fitness, and I cannot thank him enough for his expertise. He was able to create programming that helped me set attainable goals, while also ensuring that I was comfortable while completing exercises. Not only was Zach accommodating and flexible when setting up sessions, but he was also available for questions at any time. Zach was continually optimistic and provided consistent support, even when I was unsure of my ability to perform certain exercises or movements. He has perfected the ability to form interpersonal connections with his clients, tailoring programming when necessary, and constantly having one’s goals in mind. Upon the completion of my personal training sessions, I felt confident in my ability to continue reaching my fitness goals. If you are looking for a personal trainer who goes above and beyond, look no further than Zach.

— UofG Student

Jessica Pordel

“I have been working with Jess for two months and she has been fantastic. She has pushed me to strengthen my body and my mind-muscle connection. She is supportive, motivational and knowledgeable. She is a great personal trainer and I'm extremely glad she's been with me to teach me how to excercise properly and safely”

— Annalise

Rebecca Krieger

 "I worked with Rebecca 2x a week. I felt my sessions to be exactly what I needed to regain my personal strength and get moving again after being sedentary for a long time. Rebecca took great care into planning each session, and sent me details of what we were doing well in advance. Her dedication to her clients is top notch!"

— Danah

Meet your Trainers

Jessica Wilson - Personal Trainer

  • Certifications: UOG Personal Trainer Certification, Weight trainer supervisor, Emergency First Aid and CPR C
  • Favourite Muscle: Hamstrings
  • Favourite Exercise: Romanian Deadlifts
  • When not at the gym: On a walk to starbucks or in the library
  • Something you might not know about me: I was a competitve dancer and played lacrosse in high school before retiring and getting into the gym!
  • Favourite Quote: “Everything happens for a reason, you are exactly where you need to be”

Accepting new clients

 

 

Jessica Pordel - Personal Trainer

  • Certifications & Qualifications: University of Guelph Personal Trainer Certification, Weight trainer Supervisor, Emergency First Aid and CPR C
  • Favourite Muscle: Glute Max (my fave to train!!)
  • Favourite Exercise: Hip Thrusts
  • When not at the gym I can be found: Spending time with my friends or getting my daily iced coffee and going to the library
  • Something you might not know about me is: I grew up as a competitive dancer before I first became interested in weight training

Accepting new clients

 

 

Elira Leake - Personal Trainer

  • Certifications & Qualifications: University of Guelph Personal Trainer Certification, CYA Registered Yoga Teacher 200 hours, Standard First Aid with AED/CPR
  • Favourite Muscle: Extraocular Muscles (responsible for eye movement)
  • Favourite Exercise: Landmine Press
  • When not at the gym I can be found: Studying in the library or spending time with my friends
  • Something you might not know about me is: When I first started working out, I found the gym overwhelming and intimidating… some days I still do.
  • Favourite Quotation: “Every truth is a kindness, even if it makes others uncomfortable. Every untruth is an unkindness, even if it makes others comfortable.” -Glennon Doyle, ‘Untamed’

Accepting new clients

 

 

Ivanna Brayon- Personal Trainer

  • Certifications & Qualifications: Canfitpro Personal Training Specialist, University of Guelph Personal Training Certification, Weight Trainer Supervisor, Standard First Aid & CPR C
  • Favourite Muscle: Latissimus Dorsi and Quadriceps
  • Favourite Exercise: T-bar row
  • When not at the gym I can be found: Working, reading, or spending time with friends
  • Something you might not know about me is: I was a competitive dancer for 14 years and I was a Raptors Dino :)
  • Favourite Quotation: Everything begins inside your mind. With the right mindset you will succeed

Accepting new clients

 

 

Zachary Thomas - Personal Trainer

  • Certifications & Qualifications: canfitpro PTS, UofG PT Certification, PN1 Nutrition Certification, Standard First Aid, AED and CPR-C
  • Favourite Muscle: Delts
  • Favourite Exercise: Deadlifts, Overhead Press
  • When not at the gym I can be found: Outdoors!
  • Something you might not know about me is: Before I started working out I was overweight and could not perform a single push-up

Accepting new clients

 

 

Garrett Watkins - Personal Trainer

  • Certifications & Qualifications: Canfitpro PTS, UofG Weight Training Supervisor, Emergency First Aid and CPR
  • Favourite Muscle: Deltoid
  • Favourite Exercise: Landmine Press
  • When not at the gym I can be found: Making/Mixing Music
  • Something you might not know about me is: I used to play Division 1 Ontario Basketball

Accepting new clients

 

 

Leah Ritchie - Personal Trainer

  • Certifications & Qualifications: Canfitpro Personal training Specialist, University of Guelph Personal Trainer Certification, Weight Trainer Supervisor. Standard First Aid and CPR
  • Favourite Muscle: Posterior Deltoids
  • Favourite Exercise: Face Pulls
  • When not at the gym I can be found: Staring at the ceiling while Boards of Canada plays, thinking too hard about what to wear & love-bombing my cat
  • Something you might not know about me is: I have a BSc in Nutritional and Nutraceutical Sciences! Also I love chickpeas
  • Favourite Quotation: I sit with the discomfort. I allow it to be. I do not judge or suppress. Whatever pops up in my body and mind. I just notice it, and it eventually leaves

Accepting new clients

 

 

Siobhan Haughey - Personal Trainer

  • Certifications & Qualifications: Certified Personal Trainer, Registered Kinesiologist, Fitness Instructor Specialist, BKin, MSc.
  • Favourite Muscle: Hamstrings
  • Favourite Exercise: Deadlifts
  • When not at the gym I can be found: Spending time outside, with friends, or reading a good book
  • Something you might not know about me is: I grew up as a competitive Irish Dancer
  • Favourite Quotation: Be thankful for where you are now and keep working hard for where you want to be tomorrow.

Accepting new clients

 

 

Lizzy Silverton - Personal Trainer

  • Certifications & Qualifications: University of Guelph personal Trainer Certification, Weight Trainer Supervisor, Emergency First Aid and CPR
  • Favourite Muscle: Glute Max
  • Favourite Exercise: Split squats
  • When not at the gym I can be found: Training with me team or chilling with my bunny kato J
  • Something you might not know about me is: I started out in the gym as a rugby player and am now on UofG cheer team
  • Favourite Quotation: “Fall down 7 times get up 8”

Accepting new clients

 

 

Nathan Passeri - Personal Trainer

  • Certifications & Qualifications: Canfitpro Personal Training Specialist, University of Guelph Personal Trainer Certification, Weight Room Supervisor, Standard First Aid and CPR C
  • Favourite Muscle: Latissimus Dorsi
  • Favourite Exercise: Dumbbell Pullover
  • When not at the gym I can be found: hanging out with the boys or doing school work
  • Something you might not know about me is: My goals are to open up my own gym and become a lawyer
  • Favourite Quotation: “Trust the process”

Accepting new clients

 

 

Meg Buckland - Master Trainer 

  • Certifications & Qualifications: 15 years of personal training experience with older adults, athletes and people with disabilities. American Council on Exercise Personal Trainer certification. Certified Kettlebell instructor.
  • Favourite Muscle: Triceps
  • Favourite Exercise: Turkish Get-Up
  • When not at the gym I can be found: Cooking for my family, gardening or playing with my pugs
  • Something you might not know about me is: I played women’s professional football for the Chicago Force
  • Favourite Quotation: “Do simple better”

Accepting new clients

 

 

Lynne Skilton-Hayes - Master Trainer 

Lynne Skilton-Hayes is the Fitness Program Supervisor at the University of Guelph where she is responsible for the programming of hundreds of programs for students, varsity, faculty, staff and community. She is a canfitpro and ACE certified group fitness instructor and master personal trainer. Lynne holds a B.SC. degree and brings over 22 years of education and experience to the fitness industry. She is an International Fitness Presenter/Educator, Matrix Master trainer, GSTC TRX trainer, a canfitpro ProTrainer and Tonic Ambassador. Lynne has done work for television and print as well as CEC curriculm/videos for IDEA. Lynne has been nominated for the Women of Distinction award in 2016 and again in 2017. She has presented nationally and internationally numerous group fitness workshops as well as personal training and group fitness certification courses to hundreds of fitness professionals across the country. Lynne is one of the most passionate and dynamic professionals you will ever meet. This is a reflection of her quality in teaching, her breadth of knowledge and her passion for the field. Her own pursuit of excellence has led her to achieve that recognition and consequently recognition for Guelph’s achievement in the industry as well. Anyone who has been a part of her classes, courses or training will attest to the motivation and passion that Lynne has for helping others achieve their goals in this field. She is also the proud mother of a wonderful 7-year-old son who reminds her on a daily basis the importance of being healthy and fit.

Personal Training Policies & Procedures

A Trainer will contact you within 48 hours (Monday-Friday inclusive). Upon contact they will book the first session with you.  

Personal Training Session Protocols:

  • All clients will meet their trainer in the Fitness Centre.
  • Mask requirements, view details here.

LATE POLICY: Clients are responsible for arriving on-time to their training sessions. Trainers are obligated to wait only 15 minutes (10 minutes for 30-minute sessions). After that time, the session is either forfeited (session is lost) or the trainer may complete the time left. In this case, the session will be recorded as a full session.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Should a client need to cancel, clients are asked to contact their trainer 24 hours in advance of the scheduled training session to avoid forfeiting a session. If the notice is less than 24 hours, the client will be charged and therefore a session forfeited. Failure to contact your trainer will also result in the client forfeiting a session. In an emergency, it is up to the discretion of the trainer as to whether a session charge is appropriate.

PACKAGE EXPIRATION/REFUND POLICY: Individuals registering for personal training must complete all personal training sessions by the expiration date of the training package. Expiries are calculated from the date of purchase.
Packages and subsequent expiry time frames:

  • 3 session package - 1 month
  • 6 and 11 session packages - 6 months
  • 26 session packages - 1 year

** Any extensions must be requested to the trainer and will be assessed/approved on a case-by-case basis.
All packages are non-refundable/non-transferable after the 10-day cooling off period.

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