Stay Motivated to 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.


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 one-on-one; there are no set classes. Enjoy free use of the Fitness Center on the days of your personal training appointments.


SDC Fitness Center

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.


Personal Training with Ann - Single session $40; six-session package $240.

Personal Training with Matt - Single session $30; six-session package $180.

Personal Training with Casey - Single session $30; six-session package $180.

About the Trainers

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.

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.

Casey Mallo graduated from Northern Michigan University in 2011 with a double degree in Management of Health and Fitness and Spanish. He is currently pursuing a third degree in Management Information Systems at Michigan Tech. While at NMU, he interned at the United States Olympic Education Center under the Head Olympic Weightlifting Coach where he assisted in the development of both Division II and Olympic athletes. Upon graduation, he worked for three years as a personal trainer in Michigan, California, and Mexico.  Casey has passion for a multitude of areas in exercise which include strength training, weight loss, Olympic weightlifting and boxing, athletic performance, and corrective exercise.