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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

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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 cardio exercise, weight lifting and resistance exercise, flexibility training and stress reduction methods, etc.

  • Pay for a Fitness Assessment and an Exercise Plan. Pay Online
  • Once we receive verification of payment for both the Fitness Assessment and Exercise Plan we will contact you to set up an appointment to complete your Fitness Assessment.
    • At the Fitness Assessment we will discuss goals of your Exercise Plan.
  • You will receive an emailed copy of your exercise plan and an option to schedule an appointment to have your plan explained to you.
  • Payment and completion of a fitness assessment is required before a customized exercise plan can be developed.
  • You do not have to purchase an Otto Recreation Center membership to get a customized exercise plan.
  • If you have any questions, please contact us: or 507-389-3249.

Required Forms for a Customized Exercise Plan

  • Medical History Questionnaire
    • Email a copy of your completed medical history form to before your fitness assessment appointment.
      • Depending on the information you provide on your form, clearance from a medical provider may be required before completing a fitness assessment and/or meeting with a personal trainer.

Program Evaluation

Your input is important to us!  Please take a moment to evaluate our personal training program.  Your feedback will help us discover how well our program is working, where improvements can be made, and help us make decisions about how resources should be applied in the future to better serve your needs and the mission of Campus Recreation.  The link below will bring you to the specific evaluation.  Evaluations are anonymous.

Exercise Plan Evaluation