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.

Meet the Trainers

Ann Hoover

Ann Hoover
Manager, Fitness & Aquatics

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.

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

Casey Mallo

Casey Mallo
Fitness Specialist

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.

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

Neil Kuisell

Neil Kuisell
Student Trainer

Neil Kuisell is a senior at Michigan Tech, currently earning his Bachelor’s degree in Sports & Fitness Management, along with a minor in Coaching Fundamentals. He has experience working with seasoned trainers and a variety of clients at Genesys Athletic Club, a premier health facility in Grand Blanc, MI. He has also worked alongside the wellness program coordinator for Delphi Automotive Company in the metro Detroit area. Neil also has experience as a youth basketball coach and currently works for Michigan Tech’s student wellness program. Neil’s hobbies include strength training, running, yoga, hunting, basketball, and reading. He is excited to share his passion for health and wellness in order to help persons of all ages and fitness levels reach their goals!

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