Rice Recreation Center’s nationally certified and experienced personal trainers provide individual, buddy, or small group training sessions to people desiring a program tailored to their specific needs. Trainers take time to evaluate their clients' physical fitness and keep track of their progress.
Please note: Sessions, orientations, fitness assessments, and packages purchased prior to June 30, 2015 must be used by July 1, 2015 or the remaining balance will be forfeited. All personal training services are non-refundable.
Buddy Session Packages
Buddy Session Packages allow you and a friend, co-worker or roommate to get in shape together, share the expenses and have fun on your journey of getting in shape. Buddy Session packages may include any variation of student/non-student and/or non-members. Pricing for all groups is the same.
Buddy Package 1(3 sessions)
Buddy Package 2(5 sessions)
Buddy Package 3(10 sessions)
Please Note: Sessions, orientations, fitness assessments, and packages purchased prior to June 30, 2015 must be used by July 1, 2015 or the remaining balance will be forfeited. All personal training services are non-refundable.
Small group sessions will allow you and your friends (3-4) to work with a trainer and reach your goals together. Groups may include any variation of student/non-student and/or non-members. Pricing for all groups is the same.
Fitness testing is a wonderful way to chart your current fitness level and track your progress over a period of time. The fitness assessments include general tests of cardiovascular endurance, muscle strength, flexibility, blood pressure, body composition, and more. Fitness assessments are administered by the Personal Training staff within the Recreation Center.
*Prior to purchasing an assessment, please complete the registration form here. You will automatically be directed to the payment page once registration is complete.
Weight Room Orientation
If you would like to start weight training and using some of the machines in the weight room, the weight room orientation is a perfect start to your basic weight training goals. A weight room team member and/or trainer will take time to guide you through set-up on 8-10 machines targeting major muscle groups, ensure proper techniques, explain muscle groups being worked and provide you with all of the information covered at the end of the session.
Weight Room Orentation Rates:
Students: $10 | Non-Student Members: $20 | Non-Members: $30
*This is NOT a personal training session, but if you are interested in personal training the weight room team will be happy to provide you with more information.
Cardio Room Orientation
Are you interested in using the cardio equipment in the Rice Recreation Center but not sure how or where to start? Is this your first time working out and you would like some guidance? With the cardio room orientation a weight room team member and/or a personal trainer will spend 45-60 minutes explaining the general layout of the cardio room, guide you through set-up on the cardio equipment and discuss features characteristic to each brand of equipment. You will leave feeling empowered and with a booklet including pictures and explanations of how to use each piece of cardio equipment we have to offer.
Cardio Room Orentation Rates:
Evans Amoako brings with him a strong athletic background. He has participated in Soccer, Track & Field, Cross-Country and Boxing.He is a certified Personal Trainer by International Sports Science Association. He also holds a CPR/AED certification from the American Heart Association. Evans holds a degree in Business Administration-Marketing from Southwestern College.Evans believes that working through physical challenges in the gym strengthens not only your muscles, but also your ability to conquer everyday stresses, leading to an elevated quality of life.He also specializes in strength and conditioning program. He will help educate, motivate and support his clients with a positive attitude throughout the entire program. He offers comprehensive health and fitness training programs for clients to transform their physique. Evans unique programs provides state of the art exercise, and health information specifically structured to meet the individual needs of men and women from beginner to advanced levels.
Romain worked in Bordeaux, France as a physical trainer, evaluator and mental coach for semi-pro golfers and tennis players. He had the chance to evaluate the Professional French Rugby team for the 2007 World Cup, as well as the French soccer team. He has been a Personal Trainer for different type of clients (overweight, sedentary people, young athletes and athletes) since 2006. He graduated in France with Master's degrees in Science of Education and Science of Sports. Romain is also a certified mental coach from the "Methode Target" and is certified as a physical trainer and evaluator for pro athletes.
His philosophy is, "Men sane in corpore sano." To keep a prolific mind, feed your brain with oxygen, good nutrients, water and exercise. Then your inspiration, creativity and focus will be at their peak! Whatever you set your mind to, you will do. To quote Paolo Coelho in the Alchemist, "When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too." Get ready for the journey, it is worth it.
David Crain is a 10 year veteran PT and deeply passionate about fitness and a healthy lifestyle. He is certified through NASM and has extended his education with NASM CES ,PES, as well as being certified as a massage therapist. He was also an amateur kickboxing competitor going 4 and 1 in his amateur record. Despite a combat sports background, David is a peaceful, fun-loving an energetic person both in and out of the fitness world and uses that energy to inspire others. Having no youth or college-related athletic history, David was a "late-bloomer" into the fitness world.
After starting a weight training and cardio program shortly after college, David found that in two years of working out he had barely gained any muscle tone and had actually GAINED body fat. It was at this point that he took a more scientific approach, got educated in the field , and went at his goal again armed with new knowledge. This time he put on 10 pounds of muscle and got his body fat down from 18% to 7%. For ten years he's made passing on that energy and lifestyle a hobby and a profession.
considers himself both a student and teacher of movement. He has practiced or studied many different
types of sports, martial arts, dance, and movement styles. He believes that movement or any kind of
physical activity is an essential part of each person’s life.
is a certified personal trainer for both the National Academy of Sports
Medicine and the National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association. He is also a Crossfit Level 1 Certified
Trainer. Joseph believes in keeping up
with the latest research in order to keep his clients as current as
possible. He tailors programs
specifically for each client’s individual goals/needs. Joseph believes in incorporating methods and
techniques from various disciplines in order to get the best results. As Bruce Lee said, “Absorb what is useful,
discard what is not, add what is uniquely your own.”
enjoys working with people of all ages, skill, and fitness levels. He loves sharing their struggles and triumphs
on the way to their goals.
Patricia Patterson has over 15 years of experience in the fitness industry and in addition to Personal Training, she teaches on campus for the Lifetime Physical Activity Program (LPAP). Along with her Personal Training certification, she holds certifications through NASM in the following areas: corrective exercise, weight loss, nutrition, balance training, flexibility, core and cardiovascular training, and neuromuscular stretching. Patricia has made strength training, endurance conditioning and nutrition a priority throughout her life, has competed in multiple body building shows and is an avid cyclist. She holds a B.S in Criminal Justice from UW-Milwaukee and a Master of Science Management from Cardinal Stritch University.
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