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Personal Training

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

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

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

 

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

 

Meet your Trainers

Meg Buckland - Personal 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

 

 

Rebecca Krieger - Personal Trainer

  • Certifications & Qualifications: Canfitpro Certified personal trainer, Standard First Aid and CPR C, TRX Suspension Training Certified, Certified in training pregnant individuals, UofG Weight Trainer Supervisor
  • Favourite Muscle: Zygomaticus Major and Minor (the muscles you use to smile!)
  • Favourite Exercise: Barbell Rows
  • When not at the gym I can be found: Studying, baking cookies, or hanging out with my puppy
  • Something you might not know about me is: I’m a bit of a geek! I love comics and video games.

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

 

 

Nick Ritchie - Personal Trainer

  • Certifications & Qualifications: Canfitpro Personal training Specialist, University of Guelph Personal Trainer Certification, Weight Trainer Supervisor. Standard First Aid and CPR-C
  • Favourite Muscle: Quads
  • Favourite Exercise: Front Squats
  • When not at the gym I can be found: Cutting lawns and flipping furniture
  • Something you might not know about me is: I’m an American Canadian Dual Citizen

Accepting new clients

 

 

Sam Spratt - Personal Trainer

  • Certifications & Qualifications: University of Guelph Personal Trainer Certification. Weight Trainer Supervisor, Emergency First Aid with CPR-B, Standard First Aid with CPR-C and AED
  • Favourite Muscle: Hamstrings 
  • Favourite Exercise: Sumo Deadlifts
  • When not at the gym I can be found: Flipping furniture or studying!
  • Something you might not know about me is: I’m a registered behaviour technician for children with ASD

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

 

 

Zane White - Personal Trainer

  • Certifications & Qualifications: University of Guelph Personal Trainers Certification, Standard First Aid with AED & CPR C
  • Favourite Muscle: Triceps
  • Favourite Exercise: Hammer Curls
  • When not at the gym I can be found: Lost in the Mountains
  • Something you might not know about me is: I love to cook and will try any food at least once

Accepting new clients

 

 

Jaye Graham - Water Therapy Personal Trainer

  • Certifications & Qualifications: Aquatic Fitness Specialist, Master Aquatic Personal Trainer, CALA Certified Trainer, Assessor and Instructor, Aquatic Fitness Presenter, Owner H20 Works Canada
  • Favourite Muscle: Glute Medius (small but mighty)
  • Favourite Exercise: Depends where I’m training! Many in the pool, karate dojo, or on the TRX
  • When not at the gym I can be found: in my garden, spending time with my kids, with the Sister Hood of the Secret Dojo or working on my business!
  • Something you might not know about me is: I completed a Tri-a-Triathlon without having formal swimming lessons and working through my fear of open water

 

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.
  • Face coverings are required to enter & exit the Fitness Centre.
  • Masks may only be removed when physical activity starts and must be put back on as soon as the activity ends.
  • Face coverings must be worn for initial consultation.
  • Personal trainers will wear a face covering while in session and will maintain physical distancing when possible.

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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