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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Campus Recreation

Personal Training

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  • Student Rates:
    • 3 Sessions: $50
    • 5 Sessions: $75
    • 10 Sessions: $125
    • 20 Sessions: $200
  • Faculty/Staff Rates:
    • 3 Sessions: $75
    • 5 Sessions: $110
    • 10 Sessions: $200
    • 20 Sessions: $300

There’s a reason movie stars and financial moguls use personal trainers: The benefits of working with a personal trainer is one of the fastest, easiest, most successful ways to improve your health and fitness.  Top 10 Benefits of Hiring a Personal Trainer

How do I get a personal trainer?

The first step is to set up a Fitness Assessment.

To make an appointment for a Fitness Assessment:

Individual Personal Training Packages

personal trainer working with clientIndividual personal training is one-on-one client trainer training.  Individual personal training package prices are listed above in the right corner.  Personal Training Invoice or Pay Online

Small Group Personal Training (SGPT) Packages

SGPT is available for 2-4 people.  Prices range from $5.00 - $12.50 per student per session.  Faculty, staff, alumni, and donor packages are also available.  The more sessions purchased and more people in group = lower cost.  Please contact us for details about specific pricing for your group.  Since the package prices vary per group, online payment is not available at this time. 

Personal Training Info:

  • After you complete a fitness assessment and purchase a personal training package you will be matched with a personal trainer.  Your personal trainer will develop an individualized program specific to your currents fitness level, physical limitations, and desired outcomes.  Your trainer will provide you with personal instruction and attention to keep you motivated and on the right track to meet your personal goals.
  • All personal trainers employed through Campus Recreation are currently certified through an accredited program. 
  • Each session lasts 60 minutes - date and time are determined by you and your trainer. 
  • All individual personal training packages and SGPT packages expire one year from purchase date.
  • Faculty, staff, alumni, and donors who plan to hire a personal trainer must have an Otto Rec Center Membership.  Memberships are $100 per semester or $200 annually.  For more info about memberships see link.

Required Forms for a Fitness Assessment and Personal Training:

Today, personal trainers are used by people of all fitness, age and economic levels--and from all over the world--to help make lifestyle changes those people couldn’t achieve by themselves.  What are you waiting for?

Anyone personal training clients in Minnesota State University, Mankato's Campus Recreation facilities must be employed through the University for liability reasons.  If you have questions about this please contact


Customized Exercise Plan

If you are self-motivated and need a starting point, but are not interested or able to hire a personal trainer, a customized exercise plan is a great option!  A Customized Exercise Plan is a 12-week program developed to meet your specific needs, goals, and time constraints. This 12-week plan may consist of aerobic exercise, weight lifting and resistance exercise, flexibility exercise, and stress reduction methods, etc.

Completion of a fitness assessment is required before a customized exercise plan is developed.

Required Forms for a Customized Exercise Plan:

  • Fitness Assessment Invoice or Pay Online
  • Medical History Questionnaire
    • Bring completed Medical History Questionnaire to Fitness Assessment appointment.  If you feel you may have a health condition that may need a medical providers consent before you complete any fitness testing or physical activity please contact us before your Fitness Assessment appointment to discuss this.
  • Customized Exercise Plan Invoice or Pay Online
    • Bring paid/receipted Invoice and completed Medical History Questionnaire to HC 1410.
    • The fitness assessment must be paid for before scheduling an appointment and the Customized Exercise Plan will developed once payment is received.