Health & Recreation Complex

Certified Personal Training

Personal Training News:

NEW ONLINE REGISTRATION SYSTEM. for personal training session purchases started Monday, April 7. See below for details on how to purchase sessions and register with a trainer.

IN HOUSE PERSONAL TRAINING PROGRAM. Interested in becoming an HRC Personal Trainer? Our Fall 2014
In-House Personal Training Program is closed (Fall 2015 information coming in April, 2015).   However, we also offer a spring 2015 American Council on Exercise (ACE) Personal Training Exam Preparation Course.  


Certified Personal Training Rates

Service Student Rate Member Rate Non-Member Rate
Fitness Assessment* $15 $20 $27
60 Minute Private Training Session $10 $15 $22
60 Minute Group Training Session (2-5) $7.50 per person $10 per person $17 per person

*Fitness assessment included with private and group session purchases of two or more

Notice: Prospective client must be at least 16 years old to be eligible for the personal training service. All training sessions must be used within 6 months of date of purchase. 

Fitness Assessment (Included with Personal Training Packages)

Assessments are the essential first step in the training process. It allows for the opportunity to gather information related to the participant's current level of health and physical fitness. Fitness assessments are comprehensive and will take approximately 45-60 minutes to complete and will not count as a training session. Fitness assessments include the following tests:

  • Body composition - body fat, height and weight
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Cardiovascular endurance
  • Flexibility
  • Cardiovascular health - resting blood pressure and heart rate measurements
  • Muscular strength and endurance
  • Functional mobility

FAQ about Fitness Assessments



  1. Print the registration packet below or pick it up at the front desk of the HRC
  2. Complete Forms
  3. Return to the front desk of the HRC or email to Beth Lohman, Assistant Director of Recreation - Fitness at

*Once you submit your registration packet, it may take up to a week to process your paperwork and pair you with the trainer that will fit your goals and needs. 

Registration Packet:


Physical fitness is achieved by choosing to live a lifestyle that leads to the development of improved levels of cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, and flexibility as well as achievement and maintenance of healthy body weight. Our personal training service strives to serve Butler University and the surrounding community by meeting the needs of our clients. .

Our trainers will help you reach your goals with a personalized program that may include:

  • Functional Training - Consists of dynamic movements that help you to complete everyday tasks while improving your level of fitness.
  • Balance and Core Training - Decrease the risk of injury by improving your coordination and posture through training the abdominal region and the lower back muscles.
  • Finding Time for Fitness - We'll design a challenging and time efficient program that meets your fitness goals and fits into your busy schedule.
  • Sport Specific Training - Our trainers can help you improve your sports performance whether you want to improve your running time or your golf driving distance.
  • Traditional Training - Are you looking to increase strength, muscle mass or tone up? Traditional training incorporates free weights, selectorized equipment and more that are specific to a program that will help you reach your fitness goals.

Due to liability and safety reasons personal trainers not employed through Butler University's Department of Recreation are prohibited from conducting personal training in the HRC. There are no exceptions.

Cancellations must be made 24 hours prior to session. Sessions cancelled with less than 24 hours notice are forfeited.

Contact Beth Lowman, Personal Training Assistant, at or 317-940-6131 for information regarding the Personal Training service.