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. View the brochure.

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 all of our incredible facilities and services on a regular basis—our renowned fitness center, swimming pool, climbing wall, racquetball courts, multipurpose room, shooting range, and more. Members also enjoy the following benefits:

  • discount on HuskiesFit Programs
  • complimentary towel service
  • Fitness Center tour
  • spacious locker rooms
  • men's & women's saunas

Personal Training Services

Personal training is an all-encompassing approach to improving health, wellness, and fitness. Our training specialist offers a variety of professional services in both short-term and long-term programs, including:

  • Full exercise assessment and consultation
  • Nutritional counseling guidance
  • Cardio training conditioning
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Core, flexibility and balance training


Personal training services are offered as one-on-one and small group sessions. Enjoy free use of the Fitness Center on the days of your personal training appointments.


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, air conditioning, and noise-absorbing carpeting, so your workouts aren't just successful – they're enjoyable too!

Activity Level

Varies by individual and program

Special Requirements

Training sessions are by appointment only; contact Ann Hoover at 906-487-2194 or email to arrange an appointment with a personal trainer prior to purchasing passes. 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 to arrange.

All training session passes are valid for 6 months from the date of purchase, non-refundable and non-transferable between trainers. 

Youth Fitness Center Usage Policy

Children 10-15 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.

Manager, Fitness & Aquatics

Ann Hoover

Ann Hoover

Ann Hoover is a local resident of Hancock, Michigan. She is currently the Fitness and Aquatics Manager for the SDC. She has been working in the health and fitness industry for over 20 years. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Fitness Management from Northern Michigan University. She has worked in many areas of health and fitness including: Personal Training, Fitness Coordinator, Spinning Coordinator, Fitness Class instructor, Running Clinic Coordinator, Health Instructor for programs such as PATH (Personal Action Towards Health) and is involved in multiple Health and Wellness committees within Michigan Tech. Ann has an extreme passion for exercise and truly enjoys helping others improve their lifestyle to be fit, healthy and empowered! Her love for exercise keeps her active, strong and enables her to feel great about herself as a woman, mother, and professional. Her greatest passions are weight training, marathons, triathlons, and being active with her family.

Meet the Trainers

Casey Mallo

Krista Siler
Fitness Specialist

Krista Siler is a 2014 graduate from Michigan Technological University where she earned her BS in Sports & Fitness Management. While at MTU, Krista interned with Michigan Tech Athletics in Strength and Conditioning and as a Metabolic Conditioning Coach. She was also a spinning instructor, student personal trainer, and a fitness attendant in the fitness center. After college, Krista pursued a career in business where she worked in the corporate world as an Account Representative in Milwaukee. Shortly after, she returned home to pursue a career in business and sports & fitness in the beautiful Upper Peninsula. Krista will be working towards attaining her ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist (EP-C) certification, while helping others reach their health & fitness goals. Krista stays busy in her free time by enjoying Lake Superior with her husband & dog, Penny - boating, swimming or fishing, competitive running, hiking, traveling, weight lifting, and continuing her education in fitness and nutrition. 

Personal Training with Krista - Single session $30; six-session package $180; two-person partner package for 6 sessions (no single session partner package) $264.

Casey Mallo

Casey Mallo
Fitness Specialist

Casey Mallo graduated from Northern Michigan University in 2011 with a degree in Management of Health and Fitness. His senior year he interned under the Head Olympic Weightlifting Coach at the United States Olympic Education Center (USOEC). After graduating, he worked as a personal trainer from 2011 until 2014. Casey has helped multiple clients gain muscle mass, lose weight, improve their athletic performance, and increase strength. His areas of expertise include strength training, Olympic weightlifting, weight-loss, and boxing.

Personal Training with Casey - Single session $30; six-session package $180; two-person partner package for 6 sessions (no single session partner package) $264.

Kelly Larson

Kelly Larson
Fitness Specialist

Kelly Larson is a senior at Michigan Tech, currently earning a Bachelor’s degree in Sports & Fitness Management, along with a minor in Coaching Fundamentals & Psychology. Kelly is an American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Personal Trainer and a TRX Qualified Trainer. She interned at DCHS where she gathered experience creating training programs for employees. She also has experience helping teach and substitute in a fitness class setting. Kelly works in the SDC Fitness Center and in Student Wellness as a Peer Health Advocate. Kelly’s interests include running, 5k-half marathon races, weight training, hiking, boating, watching football, and spending time outdoors with family and friends.

Personal Training with Kelly - Single session $30; six-session package $180; two-person partner package for 6 sessions (no single session partner package) $264.

Matt Gage
Fitness Specialist

Matt Gage graduated from Michigan Tech in 2013 with a B.S. in Exercise Science. He is currently pursuing a Master's in Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology and is a graduate assistant with the Strength and Conditioning department. Over the past 3 years as a graduate assistant, Matt has gained hands-on experience coaching athletes in the weight room as well as writing strength and conditioning programs for various teams. Matt has experience working directly with a variety of teams at Michigan Tech including men's and women's basketball, football, men's and women's tennis and volleyball. Matt is originally from San Diego, California, where he spent all of his childhood until moving to Houghton in 2007.

Personal Training with Matt - Single session $30; six-session package $180; two-person partner package for 6 sessions (no single session partner package) $264.