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. Personal training can take place in-person at the Rice Recreation center or virtually over zoom. Your safety is our top priority, masks are required in our facilities and physical distancing safety measures have been implemented. Our personal trainers are up to speed on the best practices and guidelines to abide to ensure the communities personal safety.
What Can a Trainer Do for You?
- Develop programs and choose exercises that provide the optimum results and take into account the activities you enjoy.
- Act as a motivator to push you beyond your limits.
- Provide encouragement and support and recognize your strengths and challenges.
- Identify barriers and suggest solutions to get you on the road to becoming a healthier, happier you!
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Personal Training Policies and Agreement
Sessions will be prepaid and payment is due at the time of initial appointment. Payments MUST be paid online through the Recreation Center website. Paying a personal trainer directly is strictly prohibited; all membership privileges to the Gibbs Recreation Center will be terminated if this is violated.
Personal training sessions are 60-minutes in length. Fitness assessments and orientations are approximately 45-60 minutes in length.
Risk Factor Notice
Clients must be cleared of any risk factors associated with physical activity prior to meeting with a personal trainer for a session. If a client is identified as high risk, the client must provide the trainer with a signed physician's medical release form stating that the client has been cleared to engage in physical activity.
The Gibbs Recreation Center and Rice University will be the training facility for personal training services during the time of appointment. Trainers are not allowed to train under other conditions or circumstances.
Personal training packages are non-refundable.
All personal training packages are non-transferable. All personal training packages must be paid in full and submitted to the Gibbs Recreation Center Administrative Office before the first session of each package is conducted. Sessions within a package cannot be split or transferred amongst other individuals such as spouses, peers, children and friends.
Personal training clients are responsible for arriving in a timely manner to their sessions. The personal trainer is required by policy to wait 15 minutes beyond the scheduled start time before the session is forfeited. If a client's session begins late due to the client's late arrival, the trainer continues with the session and ends at the scheduled time.
Except in the event of an emergency, a minimum of 24 hours notice is required for the cancellation of a personal training session. Failure to cancel within 24 hours or failure to show up for a session will result in a forfeit of the session. Exceptions will only be made in the case of a medical emergency accompanied by a doctor's note. If there should be a discrepancy, the decision will be determined by the assistant director of fitness. Personal training clients should contact their trainer directly should they need to cancel. If a client is unable to reach their trainer, they may contact the assistant director of fitness, Alex Faris, at 713-348-2153.
With buddy or small group training, if one client shows up for the session, the session will be conducted and counted towards your total package purchased. If all parties fail to show up or cancel within 24 hours, the session will be forfeited.
Expiration of Personal Training Sessions
All sessions, packages, orientations, and assessments are valid for one calendar year after the date of purchase.