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Office of Recreation and Wellness

Personal Training

Butler University Personal Training

Personalized Programs

Physical fitness is achieved by choosing a lifestyle that leads to improved levels of cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, and flexibility as well as the achievement and maintenance of a 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 create a personalized program for you to help you achieve fitness-related goals specific to you and your lifestyle.


Interested in becoming an HRC Personal Trainer?

 If you have ever considered becoming a certified personal trainer, this may be the course for you. If you are interested, please follow this link to  provide your contact information. For more information, check back to this page for updates leading into the spring semester. Updates and announcements will also be posted to the instagram page.  

*The In-House Personal Training Certification Course is for students only.


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

Personal Training Rates

Before the first personal training session, clients are required to purchase and complete a personal training fitness assessment with their trainer. This assessment will include a brief evaluation of the client’s physical health and a discussion of their goals.

(Note: personal training fitness assessments are separate from annual employee fitness assessments.)


Personal Training Fitness Assessment

  • Student Rate: $15
  • Butler Employee Rate: $15
  • Member Rate: $25
  • Non-Member Rate: $35

60-Minute Personal Training Session

  • Student Rate: $20
  • Butler Employee Rate: $20
  • Member Rate: $30
  • Non-member Rate: $40


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

How to Register

  1. Download the Registration packet (link below) and return the completed document to Butler Personal Training ( via email. 

  2. Based on the responses of the Registration Packet, you may be also asked to complete a Medical Release form (link below). Butler Personal Training will notify you once the Registration Packet is complete and turned in, whether you will need to complete the Medical Release document. 

  3. If you need additional assistance, please contact Butler Personal Training at or at (317)-940-6121.

*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

Registration Packet (PDF)
Medical Release Form (PDF) *Please complete Medical Release Form only if instructed by your personal trainer or the Fitness Coordinator.

Meet Our Staff

Natalie Szocs

Assistant Director of Recreation & Wellness, Fitness & Marketing 

Natalie has been a certified personal trainer for 7 years.  She received her Bachelor’s degree in Health Promotion from the University of Cincinnati and her Master’s in Sport Administration from Belmont University.  Since arriving to Indy in August she has been working as the Assistant Director of Fitness and Marketing in the Office of Recreation and Wellness.  Natalie loves weightlifting and yoga, and her new favorite spot in the HRC is the newly renovated sauna.  Her current favorite exercise is cycling because the cycle instructors at the HRC hold her accountable and kick her butt!

Natalie's Fitness Philosophy: Fitness is a unique experience.  Try different things and find out what ignites your passion.  It’s much easier to stick to a fitness routine if you enjoy what you do!


Grace Butkus

Personal Trainer


Grace is a senior studying Mechanical Engineering and Economics. She has been a personal trainer for four years, and enjoys running, reading, and cooking in her free time. Her favorite type of workout includes strength and endurance exercises with a focus on movements to improve running form and efficiency. She loves the friendly staff and atmosphere at the HRC.

Grace’s Fitness Philosophy: Consistency is key for fitness, and it is important to find a workout that you enjoy. The gym shouldn’t be a chore but rather a place to appreciate all your body can do. 


Elizabeth Hinkle 

Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor 

Elizabeth is a junior studying Health Sciences with a Pre-Physical Therapy focus. She has recently obtained her personal training certification, and enjoys hiking, cooking, water skiing, and spending time with friends and family in her free time. Some of her favorite workouts include running, HIIT, and lifting. At the HRC, she loves the variety of activities, workouts, and equipment available to student to improve their health and wellness. 

Elizabeth's Fitness Philosophy: Work hard to feel good! Fitness should be fun, and we can work together to find workouts that work best for you. Together we can work towards functionality, stability, mobility, and overall improved health and well-being .


Taylor Meyers

Personal Trainer 

Taylor is a  senior studying Biology with Chemistry and Spanish minors. She has recently obtained her personal training certification, and enjoys running, and spending time with her family and friends.  Some of her favorite workouts include running, (she has completed two half marathons!)  and strength training. At the HRC, she loves that there is something for everyone!  

Taylor's Fitness Philosophy: Strive for progress, not perfection! When it comes to establishing a workout regimen, it is important to set smaller, attainable goals for yourself. This way, you are more likley to stick with your routine and turn it into a lifestyle change. 


Khusbu Shah

Personal Trainer

Khusbu is studying Health Sciences on the Pre-Physicians Assistant track. She has been a personal trainer for two years, and in her free time she enjoys cooking and painting. Some of her favorite things to do at the gym include weight lifting, and AMRAP (as many reps as possible) workouts. Khusbu’s favorite thing about the HRC is that anyone can find something they love to do. Between the numerous workout classes offered, and the variety of equipment, there are options for everyone. 

Khusbu’s Fitness Philosophy: Your fitness journey is different from everyone else’s, so the only person you should ever compare yourself to is you. Be proud of where you are and continue to work towards your goals every day.


Kaitlyn Thornton

Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor 

Kaitlyn is a junior studying  Psychology and Spanish. She has been a personal trainer for two years and enjoys high intensity interval training workouts (HIIT). In her spare time she likes to watch movies, spend time with her family, and be outdoors. One of her favorite things about the HRC is the ability to meet people with different stories and backgrounds. 

Kaitlyn’s Fitness Philosophy: It is important to explore your fitness options and to change up your workouts since it is easier to feel motivated when you find an activity that you genuinely enjoy!

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I check my personal training account usage and balance?

Clients can check their used and remaining trainning sessiong by logging into their ActiveNet account. For additional steps, refer to ActiveNet Balance for Personal Training instructions. 

How can I cancel a personal training session?

Cancellations must be made 24 hours prior to session by notifying your personal trainer directly. Sessions cancelled with less than 24 hours notice are forfeited. Contact Butler Personal Training at 317-940-6121 or for information regarding personal training services.


How long do I have to complete the sessions I purchased?

Individuals may prepay for as many sessions as they would like as long as all training sessions are used within 6 months of the purchase date.


How long is a personal training session?

Traditional training sessions are 60 minutes long and typically include a warm-up and cool-down period.


What is a fitness assessment?

Fitness 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:

1. Body composition- body fat, height, and weight

2. Blood pressure screening

3. Balance

4. Cardiovascular endurance

5. Flexibility

6. Cardiovascular health- resting blood pressure and heart rate measurements

7. Muscular strength and endurance

8. Functional mobility

Based on your fitness goals and test results, your personal trainer will create a fitness program customized for you.


Is there an age requirement?

Prospective clients must be at least 16 years old in order to be eligible for personal training services.


Can I choose my personal  trainer?

Clients may request a specific trainer in the training registration form located within the Health History document download. There is no guarantee that they will be matched with their requested trainer, but efforts will be taken to do so.


How should I prepare for my fitness assessment or personal training session?

It is recommended to bring a water bottle and to wear clothes that are loose and comfortable. Some materials, such as synthetic fabrics have wicking properties that can help sweat evaporate quickly and keep your body cool. Proper footwear allows you to move properly, and can help prevent injuries. It is best to choose a stable sneaker that will help you get the most out of your workout. 

Towels are available and free of charge. Please return towels at the end of use. 

Daily lockers can be used to store personal items during personal training sessions. These lockers are located near the front desk just through the gates. Longer term lockers can be rented for a small fee.


Do I have to be a member of the HRC to use personal training services?

Non-members do not need a membership to use the personal training services. Please refer to “Personal Training Rates” for pricing differences. 


Virtual Fitness

The Butler HRC would like to continue to support your health and wellness journey by offering virtual resources. Follow this link for more information regarding exercise libraries, wellness resources, exercise programs, and ways to build your own workouts at home.