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We have a variety of fitness training options to meet your personal needs and health goals. To get started, check out the training program below that is best suited for you!

Questions?

If you have any questions, please email us at recwell@odu.edu.


INDIVIDUAL PERSONAL TRAINING

Receive an individualized fitness program specifically designed for you. Our personal trainers deliver an efficient workout program with innovative ways to improve your health and fitness through instruction on correct form and technique. Each personal training package allows you and your trainer to set goals and a training plan to achieve them. Come train with us in person at the Student Recreation Center! This is a paid service.

Hire a Trainer:

  Monarch Try Pack or Individual Sessions:

  1. Fill out the inquiry form: Personal Training Inquiry Form
  2. Complete the Health History Form. Once completed, a member of the Fitness & Wellness team will review your paperwork and contact you to complete your registration.
  3. After being contacted by a Fitness & Wellness team member, click on the desired package title in the next tab to register on the Rec Well Portal.



  People Overcoming Obstacles with Exercise and Recreation (P.O.W.E.R.)

  1. Complete & submit the P.O.W.E.R. Inquiry Form to inform us of your interest in the program.
  2. Print & complete the Health History Form.
  3. Have your physician complete the Medical Clearance Form.
  4. Once completed, please submit the Health History and Medical Clearance forms via email to recwell@odu.edu or drop it off at the Membership Services Desk at the Student Recreation Center. The Fitness & Wellness team will review your paperwork and contact you to complete your registration.

Personal Training is a paid service & an active membership to the Student Recreation Center is required to participate. Please complete the health history form & contract on the previous tab prior to paying for a training package.

Package Price
Monarch Try Pack
Assessment, equipment orientation and two personal training sessions
Student: $50
Member: $65
Individual - 3 Sessions Student: $75 ($25/session)
Member: $105 ($35/session)
Individual - 6 Sessions Student: $140 ($23/session)
Member: $180 ($30/session)
Individual - 9 Sessions Student: $190 ($21/session)
Member: $225 ($25/session)

Refund Policy: Recreation & Wellness does not issue refunds unless for cancelled events/programs or extenuating circumstances approved by the department.


  People Overcoming Obstacles with Exercise and Recreation (P.O.W.E.R.)

Participate in accessible and adapted recreational opportunities under the supervision of ODU doctoral physical therapy students. People Overcoming Obstacles with Exercise and Recreation (P.O.W.E.R.) is a program designed to serve the needs of those with special health conditions (i.e. heart disease, osteoporosis, arthritis, diabetes, physical and sensory limitations, post-rehabilitation, or other individual health concerns).

In order to participate, participants must obtain medical clearance from a doctor. After clearance is obtained, individualized programs are designed based on an initial assessment of the participant. From there, exercise assistance, supervision and progression is provided.

To learn more about P.O.W.E.R. please email us at recwell@odu.edu.


  FAME Training

If you are a person living with stroke, join the FAME program to improve motor function (muscle strength, balance, walking), cardiovascular fitness, and bone density. The Fitness And Mobility Exercise (FAME) program is a free group exercise program for people living with stroke who have some standing and walking ability. The FAME program was developed to fulfill the urgent need for a safe and effective exercise experience that enhances the mobility and fitness of people living with stroke and is proven by clinical trials to show improvements. Must have a doctor's note to qualify.

To learn more about FAME please email us at recwell@odu.edu.





SMALL GROUP TRAINING

ODU Small Group Training offers a unique opportunity to explore a different dimension of fitness by merging group exercise with personal training. Receive personalized training, encouragement, and opportunities to progress in your fitness skills in this small group setting with a motivating coach.

Fall 2022 Offerings:

Register Online

Women on Weights

Women on Weights is a small group training program designed to ensure that female-identifying participants feel comfortable and confident in the weight room. The participants of WoW will take on the Student Recreation Center fit floor as a team alongside their coach. Throughout the six-week session, team members will learn technique for the 3 major lifts, try various fitness equipment, understand workout split programming, and participate in team-building fitness circuits in an inclusive atmosphere. For additional information please contact us at recwell@odu.edu.

Refund Policy: Recreation & Wellness does not issue refunds unless for cancelled events/programs or extenuating circumstances approved by the department.

Class Type Dates Days & Times Cost
Session 1 September 5 - October 14 Tuesdays & Thursdays
5:15 - 6:15 p.m.
$30 ODU Students
$35 SRC Members
Session 2 October 24 - December 2 Tuesdays & Thursdays
5:15 - 6:15 p.m.
$30 ODU Students
$35 SRC Members

Try before you buy!

Not sure you want to sign up? Come to a FREE demo class to try it out!

Class Type Dates Cost
Demo Week August 30 &
September 1
Free
Demo Week October 18 &
October 20
Free



MEET THE TRAINERS

Personal Trainers

Our personal trainers are highly motivated fitness professionals who provide SRC members with individualized fitness programs. Our trainers lead clients in safe and effective exercises to build healthy lifestyle habits.

ABBY

NETA Wellness Coach, NETA Personal Trainer, TRX Instructor Certified

Abby holds a B.S. in Exercise Science and is currently a graduate student in ODU's Doctorate of Physical Therapy program. Abby has been a personal trainer at the SRC for the past 4 years, where she started as a Fitness Specialist her freshman year, and went on to become a trainer, group exercise instructor, and outdoor adventure trip leader. She enjoys spending time outdoors, hiking, backpacking, climbing, and yoga.

CRAY

NETA Personal Trainer

Cray is an ODU Senior who is passionate about fitness and people. Cray has been a fitness specialist for the past year, where he has sharpened his skills in health and fitness. He completed the ODU Personal Trainer prep course and is NETA Certified. His specialized knowledge in basketball and track techniques allow Cray to help his clients meet their desired fitness goals through moderate strength, cardiovascular and flexibility training. He enjoys spending time outdoors, riding his bike, and going to church.



P.O.W.E.R. Trainers

Our POWER trainers are fitness professionals in their 2nd year of the Doctoral of Physical Therapy program. They work with individuals who have special underlying health conditions with medical clearance from their doctors to participate in physical activity. The trainers evaluate their clients and create individualized programs based on their needs.

LESLIE

Leslie holds a B.S. in Exercise Science and is currently a graduate student in ODU's Doctorate of Physical Therapy program. Hands down, her favorite exercise is low bar squats. Leslie interned for ODU Athletics' Strength & Conditioning department during her undergrad. Her dream job is to be a PT specializing in the sports medicine field. Leslie enjoys powerlifting for fun and finding challenging exercises to spice things up!

JULIA

Julia is a second year Doctorate of Physical Therapy graduate student at ODU; she received her Bachelors of Science in Biology from Rutgers Camden in New Jersey. After completing her Physical Therapy education, she plans to work in outpatient or inpatient neuro rehab. Julia plans to pursue a personal training certification to help strengthen and diversify her skills. Her favorite exercise is RDL's.


MEGAN

Megan holds a B.S. in Exercise Science, and is a second year graduate student in ODU's Doctorate of Physical Therapy program. If she had to choose, her favorite exercise to teach clients would be Romanian deadlifts. Megan interned previously with a strength & conditioning program for an Australian football team in Australia, which cultivated her love of exercise and sports! She likes to stay active by playing sports, lifting, and taking her dog on walks.







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