Reach Your Goals with Personal Training!

Working with a trainer is one of the fastest and most successful ways to improve your health. Michigan Tech’s personal training services focus on customized health and exercise programs to help you achieve your lifestyle and fitness goals. We can help you lose weight; tone and build muscle; increase strength; gain mobility; improve your overall fitness; train for a specific sport; reduce your risk for heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes; and more.

Purchase an SDC membership and rent a locker to get the most out of your personal training program! An SDC membership gives you access to most of our facilities, plus the following great benefits:

  • 20 percent discount off adult HuskiesFit program fees
  • 10 percent discount off youth HuskiesFit program fees
  • Husky Club benefits include a $25 discount for the first annual SDC membership
  • Convenient payroll deduction plans for Michigan Tech faculty and staff
  • Complimentary mini lockers are available in the Fitness Center and Pool area (ideal for ID's, wallets, phones, etc.)
  • Towel service
  • Access to spacious locker rooms with showers and saunas. Lockers available for rent. The SDC is not responsible for lost or stolen property. Please do not leave valuables unattended.
  • Complimentary sports equipment issue at Information Desk.

Our personal trainers will develop an exercise program specifically for you. Our trainers have the knowledge and skill to work with you to achieve your personal health and fitness goals. A trainer acts as an expert guide and consultant, assisting clients to achieve individually selected fitness goals. He or she does this by teaching the client how to perform the exercises correctly and effectively. Personal trainers design training programs while giving clients the knowledge and tools to eventually develop a personalized program that can be modified and followed throughout life.

Times

Personal training services are offered as one-on-one or two-on-one partner sessions. Enjoy free use of the Fitness Center on the days of your personal training appointments.

Location

The Michigan Tech Fitness Center, located on the second floor of the Student Development Complex, offers a complete state-of-the-art workout experience: treadmills, elliptical and rowing machines, exercise bikes, stair climbers, free weights and more! The Fitness Center also features flat-screen TVs with AppAudio option, air conditioning, and noise-absorbing carpeting, so your workouts aren't just successful – they're enjoyable too!

Activity Level

Varies by individual and program

Cost

  • Single person session $30
  • Single partner session (2 people) session $44

Special Requirements

Prior to purchasing training session passes, email one of the trainers listed below to arrange an appointment. Training sessions are by appointment only. Once an appointment has been made, the trainer will email you a printable confirmation of the appointment to bring to the Ticket Office as proof in order to purchase the training session pass. If you’re new to the fitness scene or just want to see all that the Michigan Tech Fitness Center has to offer, the SDC offers complimentary tours for new and prospective members. Orientations are by appointment only; please contact Ann Hoover, Manager of Fitness & Aquatics, at amhoover@mtu.edu to schedule.

All training session passes are valid for 3 months from the date of purchase, non-refundable and non-transferable between trainers. Please see our Personal Training Terms and Conditions.

Youth Fitness Center Usage Policy

Children 12-15 years old may be approved to use the Fitness Center if the child and parent meet with a personal trainer for a fitness orientation and purchase a minimum one-month membership. Orientation fee is $20.

Contact

If you are interested in working with a personal trainer, please contact one of the student personal trainers listed below.

Student Personal Trainers

Michigan Tech Recreation has an integral partnership with the Michigan Tech Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology Department. Students majoring in Exercise Science and Sports and Fitness Management have the opportunity to be referred by professors to work as student trainers in the SDC Fitness Center and put their education into practice. These students have successfully completed a solid foundation of courses such as Kinesiology, Exercise Assessment and Prescription and/or Personal Training which prepare them to work as a student personal or group trainer at the SDC.

Beau Dupuis

Beau Dupuis is a graduate of Michigan Tech’s Exercise Science program. This fall, he will be entering his fourth season as a football coach where he enjoys improving the health and performance of his athletes. Beau focuses on building trust and effective communication with those he works with. He also enjoys implementing dynamic training programs that encompass various aspects of fitness. While outdoors, he enjoys hunting, mountain biking, and disc golf. Beau plans to pursue a degree as a Doctor of Physical Therapy where he can continue to improve performance and build strong relationships with others.

Email: bpdupuis@mtu.edu

Michelle LaFave

Michelle LaFave is a 3rd year Exercise Science student at Michigan Technological University, planning to pursue a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Michelle is a member of the Michigan Tech Women's Basketball team and is extremely familiar with strength training, conditioning, building muscle, and losing fat. Being a student athlete, Michelle knows what it takes to achieve challenging goals and get the results you're looking for. She likes being able to spread her knowledge about fitness and nutrition to help her clients achieve their own goals. Michelle brings a positive energy and encourages clients to work hard to get the most out of their experience. When Michelle isn't busy playing basketball, she enjoys weight lifting, hiking, snowboarding, traveling, music, cooking, and learning more about health, fitness, and nutrition.

Email: mllafave@mtu.edu

Alyssa Smith

Alyssa Smith is a third year Exercise Science major and plans to pursue a career in occupational therapy with a focus in functional fitness and rehabilitation. She plans on obtaining her ACSM personal training certification before she leaves Michigan Tech. Alyssa was an olympic weightlifter before coming to Tech and spent two years as a javelin thrower for the Michigan Tech track team where she performed at the GLIAC championships for two years in a row. She believes that fitness is a lifestyle that can make positive changes in the lives of anyone who is open to try changing. Working out should be fun, and she believes anyone can do it. With a love for strength training and yoga, Alyssa loves working with people of all abilities and goals; whether it is gaining strength and mass, or finding a way to make healthier choices for weight-loss and overall life improvement, she can sit down and help come up with a plan that works for any individual situation. In her free time, Alyssa enjoys exploring the Keweenaw, weight-lifting, trying new recipes and foods, and advancing her knowledge in current research regarding advancements in strength training and conditioning.

Email: almsmith@mtu.edu