Personal Training

Fitness at MSU offers the latest in aerobic and strength training equipment. Over 10,000 square feet of weight room space holds a cardio theatre, free weight area, and machine weight area. Top of the line names like Hammer Strength, Body Master, and Cybex are just a few of the manufacturers of the training equipment.

Get Started

Begin by completing your health questionnaire below and emailing your completed form to Cody Bowlin at cbowlinmsu@gmail.com and Meridith Nuckolls at mnuckolls@saffairs.msstate.edu.

Personal Training PARQ and Client Profile

Packages

Group Training Rates

Group Training Rates
Group Training (2-4 people)
Package Session # Price
Bronze - 5 Sessions $139
Silver - 10 Sessions $250
Gold - 15 Sessions $349
½ Maroon - 20 Sessions $430
Maroon - 40 Sessions $810

Individual Session Rates

Individual Session Rates
Package Session # Price
Body Fat Assessment $6
Full Fitness Assessment $10
Single Session $20
Bronze - 5 Sessions $75
Silver - 10 Sessions $175
Gold - 15 Sessions $225
½ Maroon - 20 Sessions $300
Maroon - 40 Sessions $600
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Assessment Overview

Fitness Assessment

Before beginning an exercise program, a Fitness Assessment with the MicroFit® software will be conducted to provide a baseline of your current fitness level. The results of these tests, along with the development of personal fitness goals, will help us design a safe, effective, and individualized fitness program for you. The MicroFit® fitness Profile includes tests to determine steady state heart rate, blood pressure, body composition, aerobic capacity, muscular strength, muscular endurance, and flexibility.

Body Fat Assessment

Skin Folds

The purpose of this assessment is to determine the percentage of body fat by measuring skinfold thickness. This measurement is taken via a 7-site skinfold (that is gender specific) in order to measure the subcutaneous fat (below the skin) in the body. Multiple sites are analyzed given the variability in fat distribution from site-to-site and person-to-person.

Body Circumference

The purpose of this assessment is to determine thickness using a tape measure. These measurements are taken at 9 sites including the chest, hips, thighs, and biceps in order to measure the circumference of the body as a method to track progress and body re-composition.

Introduction to a Session

After the fitness assessment has been conducted and a session package has been purchased, you and your Certified Personal Trainer will begin meeting to help you reach your fitness and wellness goals. Every session will be an hour and consist of a proper warm up, workout designed by your trainer specifically for you, and a proper cool down. The benefits of working with a Certified Personal Trainer include: 

  • An individualized fitness program specifically designed for you.
  • An efficient workout program with innovative ways to improve your health.
  • Professional assistance in improving strength, flexibility, stability, endurance, posture, balance, coordination, and cardiovascular health.
  • Instruction on proper movement patterns, form, and technique.
  • Provide accountability, structure, and motivation.